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
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