The Lancaster Common Council has

two new members, while a third member

has switched the area that she represents.

First, David Varnam was appointed last

night by the Common Council, to

represent District-4.

The area had previously been represented

by Jay Janssen, who will be moving

out of the city. Varnam says he acted

quickly to apply to be on the council, when

he heard there were openings.

After Varnam was appointed, District-1

Alderperson Kate Reuter resigned. She

was then appointed to an At-Large seat

on the Common Council. The spot became

vacant when Jack Phalen resigned to

work at the Municipal Golf Course.

After Reuter resigned, the council then

appointed Chad Olmstead to the District-1



The council isn’t done yet in filling vacancies.

Jennifer Crubel plans to resign in the not

to distant future, as her family also moves

out of Lancaster. But she plans on staying

on the council for the interviews with candidates

for City Administrator.


As for the next City Administrator,  Interim

City Administrator Dave Kurihara says a

special meeting will be held on Saturday

June 1st with four candidates for the job.

The four were recommended by MSA

Professional Services, and former

Platteville City Manager Dave Berner.

Kurihara says until those candidates

are actually scheduled for an interview,

he cannot give out their names.

The city hopes to have the next

City Administrator on the job by

July 1st.


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