LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
The Lancaster City Council met for its
Regular Meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Hall. The
following members were present: Rice, Olson, Swenson, Barron and
Olson moved to approve the minutes of the
September 12, 2012 regular meeting, second by Stenquist and
carried. A copy
of the Minutes will be posted at the Lancaster City Hall and U.S.
Post Office and available upon request to the clerk.
The council reviewed the October 2012 Bills
to be paid. Also, added
to the bills was an invoice from Bordertown Construction Inc. in the
amount of $178,542.00, Barron moved to approve the
bills including the Bordertown Construction, Inc bill for payment,
second by Stenquist and carried. An abstract of bills will be
posted with the minutes and are available upon request to the
Clerk reported that combining the United
Valley Bank Liquor Store checking account with the Prime Security
Bank City account could be an issue as Prime Security Bank has hours
that are not compatible with the Liquor Store managers hours making
bank access an issue.
The clerk will review alternatives.
Tom Sebenaler met with the council to discuss
the removal of the city
hall furnace and duct work.
He stated that this work would not increase his prior
carpentry estimates that were accepted at the September 2012
meeting. The council
received a quote from Gatheridge Electric in the amount of $3,220.00
to replace the furnace that serves the city hall area with electric
A quote was also submitted from Gatheridge Electric for new
light fixtures, clerk’s office wiring and meeting room wiring in the amount of $6925.00.
Swenson moved to accept
the quotes of $3,220.00 and $6,925.00 from Gatheridge Electric,
second by Olson and carried.
Sebenaler also submitted a quote of
$954.00 for a 6 foot
cabinet, countertop and hand sink and installation on the east wall
of the city hall meeting room, the council tabled this
Council discussed nuisance issues of rodents
and skunks residing in yards with excessive items stored in
them. Letters will be
sent to landowners were the animals have been spotted.
Barron reported on a survey she took of
building rental fees in the surrounding communities. The council discussed the
rates and asked the clerk to assemble a sheet noting the various
buildings, meeting rooms and kitchen facilities so that the council
can begin to set a proposed rental rate structure for the new
community center and reconfigured city hall/meeting room.
Jen Rice, Liquor Store
Manager, is in the process of obtaining quotes for a new walk in
cooler and plumbing issues (bathrooms and bar
Clerk reported that as of September 30, 2012
the community center funds raised are $45,459.75.
Council reviewed the September City and
Liquor Store financial information, Liquor Store Daily sales and
Council discussed the City Drug Policy for
employees whether this also covered Fire Department Volunteers and
other volunteers. The
clerk was directed for obtain information from the League of MN
Cities regarding this matter.
Rice reported that the company that would be
repairing the sewer issue on 2nd street just west of
Central Ave. should be
in the area in mid October.
A community work group meeting is set for
October 15, 2012 7:00PM at the city hall to choose the style of
tables and chairs for the community center. Then Barron will be doing a
fundraising project to obtain the table and chairs.
Council Adjourned as there was no further
Carol Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer
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