Lake City City Council

A time to plan for the Lake City city council

Jan 2, 2019
At its final meeting of the year, the Lake City City Council looked over its work plan for the year and discussed a process for developing a 2019 work plan when the new council convenes in January. In 2018, the council had a work plan and insisted that city boards and commissions create one as...

City Council may tighten leash law

Dec 13, 2018
More restrictive rules for dogs and their people could be on the way for Lake City. On Monday, Dec. 10, the city council waived a first reading of an ordinance that would require dogs within the city limits to be leashed when off the premises of its owner. Current city ordinance allows dogs to be...

Lake City approves 2019 levy

Dec 13, 2018
The Lake City City Council unanimously approved a 3.58 percent levy increase. The vote was 6-0. Council Member Greg Schreck was absent. In a Truth In Taxation presentation before the vote, Amy Hove said rising property valuations mean the tax rate in Lake City is actually decreasing to its lowest...

Council questions applying bills to taxes

Dec 6, 2018
A proposal to collect unpaid ambulance service bills through property taxes received a chilly reception from Lake City City Council members at the meeting on Nov. 13. The proposed ordinance would allow the city, under certain circumstances, to certify unpaid utility and ambulance charges against...

Council moves toward ladder truck replacement

Nov 29, 2018
In a special meeting Nov. 26, the Lake City City Council reached consensus that the city’s 26-year-old ladder truck should be replaced ahead of the 2022 date set out in the city’s current capital budget. The question now is how to pay for it. The city purchased the 75-foot ladder truck used in...

Lake City power rates decreasing

Nov 29, 2018
Electricity is likely to be a little bit cheaper in Lake City in 2019. Wholesale rates from Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA), where Lake City Public Utilities purchases power to serve the city, are decreasing by 4 percent. As a result, the city’s utility board recommended a 2...

Letter: Thanks for your support

Nov 14, 2018
To the editor: I would like to give a big thank you to the voters of Lake City who took the time to come out and vote and elect me to City Council. Your overwhelming support has meant a lot ot me. It will require a lot of time and hard work on my part but I look forward to serving the citizens of...

Firetruck, beach access among council's capital considerations

Nov 14, 2018
City Finance Director Amy Hove outlined proposed budget changes and adjustments to the city’s capital budget at a Lake City City Council workshop meeting as the council works toward a December vote on a final property tax levy for 2019. The council set a preliminary levy in September that is a 3....

Election 2018: Alkire, Brown and Boe elected to city council

Nov 8, 2018
Voters in Lake City may have made history Tuesday night. When newly-elected council members Amy Kohrs Alkire and Faye Brown join Cindy McGrath and Mary Lou Waltman on the council in January, women will be the majority of the council, perhaps for the first time. “I think we’ll have a great group,”...

Consent vote signals growing council support for Hwy. 61 project

Nov 1, 2018
In one sense, the Lake City City Council’s 6-1 vote to give municipal consent to the final layout changes for the Highway 61 three-lane conversion on Monday, Oct. 29, was routine. State law requires the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to obtain consent from cities when projects...


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