Lake City City Council

Boe: Pool unlikely to open this year

May 13, 2020
Lake City City Council member Russell Boe said it was unlikely that the city’s swimming pool would open this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Neighboring communities Wabasha, Plainview, and Red Wing – as well as Minneapolis and St. Paul – have already made the decision not to open their pools...

Compost fee decision raises concerns about out-of-town usage

May 13, 2020
As part of the process of transferring the billing for waste hauling in Lake City from the city to its contracted hauler, the city council Monday approved some changes to the city’s fee schedule. The city will continue to pay for Clean-up Days and the leaf vacuum and compost site. Charges for...

Council community funding requests due May 22

May 6, 2020
The City of Lake City is beginning to build its 2021 budget, and will be following a new process for funding community organizations, it announced in a news release. City staff will take requests for funding in 2021 until May 22 and will then forward the requests to the City Council for review...

City creates tree advisory committee

Apr 15, 2020
The Lake City City Council has created a new subcommittee to advise the city on things tree-related. A unanimous vote of the council appointed the following members to the new Lake City Forestry Advisory Committee: Charlotte Eastin, Bruce Wallerich, Kathy Kruger, Deirdre Flesche, Katie Himanga,...

Public forum protocol changes as city council meetings go online

Apr 8, 2020
Lake City City Council will use the Zoom online platform to conduct its workshop and regular meeting Monday, April 13. Zoom meetings are accessible at no charge through an app on computers, tablets, and smartphones and also by phone (numbers are not toll-free and long distance charges may apply...

City sells farm

Mar 25, 2020
A months-long process to sell farmland owned by the City of Lake City appears to be nearing conclusion. At a special meeting Monday, March 23, The Lake City city council unanimously approved a sale of the roughly 77 acres in Lake Township to Wesley and Joshua Moechnig for $425,000 with $25,000 in...

Council approves emergency declaration in response to pandemic

Mar 25, 2020
The Lake City city council approved an open-ended emergency declaration Monday as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The council action extends a prior declaration previously signed by Mayor Mark Nichols. It “affirms that we understand the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic,” City Administrator Rob...

Site of vacant building to become Marine Center lot

Mar 11, 2020
Another downtown Lake City building is slated for demolition. On March 9 the Lake City City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Marine Center owner James Kranz to put a parking lot at 122 North Washington Street, just across the street from his business. Council Member Phil...

City accepts dock replacement bid

Mar 4, 2020
Last month the Lake City City Council accepted a bid to replace a dock damaged when a tornado struck the city in September of last year. Replacement is planned for this spring. River City Welding submitted the low bid of $595,000 for replacement of the 300 dock. “We had a very favorable low bid,”...

Council approves Ohuta Park design and engineering contract

Feb 20, 2020
The Lake City City Council on Feb. 10 approved a design and engineering contract with WSB for Ohuta Park. WSB is the firm that helped the city produce the Ohuta Beach Special Area Plan approved by the council. In addition, the contract calls for WSB to provide the city with bid packages covering...

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