Lake City City Council

Council recognizes departed colleague

Mar 14, 2019
Family members of the late former City Council Member Mary Lou Waltman (inset) accepted a plaque on her behalf at the March 11 meeting of the Lake City City Council. Waltman resigned in January after more than a decade on the council citing declining health. She passed away Jan. 26. Current council...

Solving the marina beach puzzle

Mar 6, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn presented a concept for a four-season beach house to the City Council at a council workshop on Feb. 11. The council voted in 2018 to demolish the old beach house and replace it with a four-season structure. They charged Keehn with developing a plan for the...

Council funds Hwy. 61 amenities

Feb 28, 2019
The Lake City City Council voted 4-2 on Feb. 11 to dedicate $1.2 million for amenities associated with the 2020 reconstruction of Hwy. 61. The amount is about $140,000 shy of the projected cost of the amenities package chosen by the council last year to spend on benches, lighting, and other...

Mayor: Waltman was a dedicated public servant

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: Our community recently lost a dedicated public servant. Council Member Mary Lou Waltman passed away on Jan. 26. I met Mary Lou eight years ago when she was on the City Council and I was on the Planning Commission. We spent many evenings working together on the City’s...

Letter: DeVinny an excellent choice for City Council

Feb 21, 2019
To the editor: In response to the letter from Jake Mead (“Council missed an opportunity with Mead,” Feb. 14): as Mayor Nichols so succinctly and tactfully explained at the city council meeting, the council is governed by a charter. That charter is the blueprint they must follow. The process to...

Lake City Ambulance service grows

Feb 21, 2019
The Lake City Ambulance Service (LCA) expects to hire four additional paramedics in the coming months, a move that the service’s director said is designed to improve service and may help the service become self-sufficient. The City Council paved the way for the expansion on Jan. 23 by approving a...

Letter: Council missed an opportunity with Mead

Feb 14, 2019
To the editor: With the untimely and unfortunate resignation of the late Mary Lou Waltman, our city council and mayor had the opportunity to seat a new voice of Lake City’s residents. With the past elections still fresh in our minds it should have been an easy choice for them to make. With three...

DeVinny appointed to city council

Feb 14, 2019
Jason DeVinny is Lake City’s newest city council member. The council voted 4-2 at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, to appoint DeVinny to the seat the late Mary Lou Waltman resigned in January. The term expires in January of 2021 and will be up for election in 2020. DeVinny was one of three...

Letter: Waltman was a true public servant

Feb 7, 2019
To the Editor: It is with a heavy heart that I write. I recently moved from Lake City and when reading the on-line edition of the Graphic, I saw that a dear friend and true public servant passed away. To Terry Waltman and family, my deepest sympathies. Mary Lou was a true public servant, who...

Updated: Five seek Lake City City Council seat

Feb 7, 2019
Five people have applied to fill a vacancy on the Lake City City Council created when the late Mary Lou Waltman resigned her seat last month. Andru Peters, Joshua Tripp, Jason DeVinny, John Mead, and James Rainwater have applied to serve the remainder of the four year term, which comes up for...


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