Lake City City Council

Donna Kieffer awarded key to the city

Aug 14, 2019
The Lake City City Council Monday presented Donna Kieffer with a key to the city and named her an “outstanding citizen.” Kieffer moved to Lake City with her husband, Bill, and their young family 63 years ago from Breckenridge, Minn. Since then she’s been a fixture at Lake City High School sporting...

City selling farmland

Jul 10, 2019
Lake City is selling 77 acres of farmland in Lake Township. On July 8 the City Council unanimously approved selling the land by sealed bid with a minumum bid amount of $450,000. The money will go into the city’s capital fund where it could be used to help pay for amenities and any cost overruns...

Letter: Tell park planners to consider keeping nine trailers in place

Jul 3, 2019
To the editor: Below is the letter residents of Marina Point sent to the city council and the mayor: We are writing you as members of the Lake City community who love and appreciate this city by the lake, and care about its vitality and its future. Specifically, we wish to address Ohuta Park and...

Council defers decision on Kemp Lane name change request

Jun 19, 2019
After much discussion on June 10, the Lake City City Council opted to leave its options open on a request to rename a 100-foot street stub leading to a new housing development. In the mid-2000s the City of Lake City approved a development off of North 10th Street that included 22 single family...

Letter: Council made the wrong decision about street repairs

Jun 19, 2019
To the editor: A special thanks to the Graphic on the article in the June 13 paper about citizens trying to get streets repaired. Pine Grove Lane and Lilac Lane were put on a resurfacing plan in 2017 to be reclaimed. I went to meetings of the City Council to understand why streets that were noted...

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....


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