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City of Lancaster 2019 Rates, Fees & Appointments

Acting  Mayor to act if Mayor absent: Faye Potrament
Fire Chief:  Casey Faken $1,500.00 annual salary
Assistant Fire Chiefs: Tyler Swenson and Chris Johnson-no annual salary
Responsibility areas:
City Services, City Employees & Equip –Jim Hilman
City Infrastructure-Mike Olson
Liquor Store – Mike Olson
Park/Recreation – Kathy Bernstrom
Fire Department – Jim Hilman
Emergency Management Director-Mike Olson Reimbursement Rate -0- (LCC code)
Board Appointments: Lancaster EDA-City Council-no appointed at large members
Kittson Co. Affordable Housing-Faye Potrament
Floodplain Board of Appeals/Adjustment-Mayor and Council
Council PerDiems (this includes committees and other classes/meetings attended)
Mayor – $150 per mtg.
Council – $100 per mtg.
Mileage – current IRS mileage rate
Official Newspaper: Kittson County Enterprise
Official Depositories: United Valley Bank; American Federal Bank; Border State Bank
and 4M Fund (MN Municipal Money Market fund)
Officials allowed to sign checks and Certificates of Deposits:  Mayor, Mike Olson;
Acting Mayor, Faye Potrament, and Clerk/Treasurer, Carol Johnson with a minimum
of 2 signatures required on each check.
Designated Business Administrator with the authority to make Electronic Funds
Transfers (EFT)-Clerk/Treas. Carol Johnson
Official Insurance Agent: Dan Sjostrand Agency
Insurance issues:  The city does NOT waive the monetary limits on municipal tort
liability established by MN Statute 466.04.
City Adopts the MN Historical Society and State Archive records retention guidelines.
BUILDING RENTAL RATES:  See rental rates sheet
Health Insurance maximum paid for Employee Individual coverage $425.00 per month.
Camping fees: Tent Site               15.00
Daily Electric        20.00
Weekly electric     95.00
Monthly electric   240.00 OR $1150 if paid in full by June 1st
(covers May1st-Sept 30th camping season)
Permits: Peddlers daily                 50.00
Beer  3.2 daily                 50.00
Restaurant 3.2 Beer
& Wine On-Sale Annual  250.00-effective licenses starting 1/1/2018
Off sale   3.2 Annual       250.00–effective licenses starting 1/1/2018
Clerk has approval effective each January 1 with the passing of the rates & fees schedule to pay any bills necessary to avoid late payments, receive discounts & meet payroll and all payroll expenses.
Mayor has ability to allow clerk to sign up to (4) Sunday Liquor Store events Department of Public Safety Temporary license applications where on-sale liquor and food maybe sold (no off-sale liquor) without further council approval.
Equipment rates: Payloader $150/hr.; John Deere Tractor & 10’ Rotary Mower $150/hr; John Deere Tractor & 8’ Rotary Mower $12.50/hr & JD Front Mount Mower $125/hr.-Min. 1 hr.  NOT FOR GENERAL HIRE-ONLY IF CITY FORCED TO DO WORK.
Effective 1/1/18 Water Rates: Minimum 6000 gallons and less $60.00/quarter and  $6.75/each 1000 gallons used above the  minimum, Sewer Rates: (Based on gallons of  water used)  Minimum 6000 gallons & less $60.00/quarter and $6.25/each 1000 gallon of water used above the minimum.
INDUSTRIAL PARK SPECIAL SEWER RATE: (if water usage exceeds 30k) sewer rate is $18.80/1000 on all usage above 30k
Bulk Water rates $9.35/1000 Gallon-minimum of 2000 Gal/$18.70  —  New account fee $35/Hookup fee $50.00.
Meter Damages fees: $150.00 for inside water meter and $50 for outside meter reader.
Insufficient Funds Check charges are $30.00/check and will be added to the customer’s water/sewer account
Interest rate on overdue accounts 10% per annum. Minimum fee $5.00/month.
Special Assessments: eff. 1/1/17: New Water Hookups $4,500.00, 20 yr. assessment with 5% interest per year &
Effective 1/1/17 new Sewer Hookups $4,500.00, 20 yr. assessment with 5% interest per year. All Extensions will be reviewed by the council, and may at the councils discretion be charged higher Water & Sewer hookup fees. EXTENSIONS CAN BE DENIED.
NOTE:  North Kittson Rural Water Special Assessments as applied to other city hookups also apply.
(January 23, 2019)

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