Lake City City Council

Public art paused, sort of

Jun 12, 2019
The Lake City City Council looked at public art from a few different angles at its meeting Monday, June 10, and decided to put a moratorium on the placement of new pieces while it develops a public art policy. Ron Schimbeno and sculptor Colin Atkinson presented a concept and scale models of large...

Push to reclaim spalling streets fails

Jun 12, 2019
A divided City Council on June 10 twice voted down motions to reclaim and repave several streets on the city’s south side before settling on a partial fix until the road can be reclaimed in 2021. Residents on Lilac Lane and nearby streets have lobbied the council for months to do something about...

Bills could deliver $2.67 million for local projects

May 23, 2019
Companion bills authored by State Rep. Barb Haley and State Sen. Mike Goggin have put Lake City in the running for state bonding money, possibly for the first time. The bills seek an appropriation of up to $2.67 million to fund “recreational activities, and address storm water mitigation and...

City bid for Hearth and Home expansion includes over $2 million in TIF financing

May 15, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday approved a tax increment financing (TIF) package worth over $2.3 million in an effort to pursuade Hearth and Home Technologies (HHT) to expand operations here rather than in Iowa or Pennsylvania. HHT is proposing to add 150,000 square feet to its 100,000 square...

Borner: Sesquicentennial preparations have begun

May 15, 2019
Editor’s note: The following letter was the basis for remarks delivered during the public forum portion of the May 13 meeting of the Lake City City Council.   To the Lake City mayor and city council: I am Lois Borner and I am coming before you with what is starting out as a citizen initiative....

Mayor: City showing progress in 2019

May 8, 2019
Spring in Lake City is a wonderful time of the year. The beauty of our community is amplified by fresh air and the new beginnings of the land coming alive. Our city municipality is also cognizant that the change in seasons means time marches forward reminding us that our community has goals,...

May 15 deadline for community funding requests in Lake City

May 8, 2019
The City of Lake City will be following a new process for funding community organizations as it develops its 2020 budget, according to a news release. City staff will take requests for funding in 2020 until May 15, 2019, and will then forward the requests to the City Council for review and to...

UPS drop box coming to downtown Lake City

Apr 17, 2019
People who want to ship packages with UPS should have a place to drop them off in downtown Lake City soon. On April 8 the City Council approved an encroachment request from Knight Barry to permit a UPS drop box outside the firm’s office at 101 W. Center Street. According to the background...

Port authority process advances

Apr 17, 2019
Plans to convert Lake City’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to a port authority took a step forward April 8 when the city council approved an EDA request to seek state legislation that would allow the city to establish a port authority. If the legislation passes and becomes law, the city...

Council discusses fate of former public safety building

Apr 17, 2019
Lake City City Council members discussed what should be done with the city’s former public safety building and a nearby parking lot on South High Street at their regular meeting on April 8. City Administrator Rob Keehn told the council that he had been approached by two private parties to see...


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