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Lukensmeyer officially files candidate papers for city council seat

On Friday, City Council Member Dick Lukensmeyer officially filed his candidacy papers seeking another term as the at-large member of the council.

Lukensmeyer announced his candidacy for another term in August; to date he has no declared opponents for his seat.

Lukensmeyer, who is a local businessman, was elected in 2009, beginning his term in January 2010. He said he is proud of all the accomplishments the community  has achieved in the past several years, projects such as the city aquatic center, the Band Shell renovations, and the cemetery fence.

As for another term, the popular and active council member said he feels that fiscal responsibility is critical as the city faces tight financial times ahead; and he feels that projects such as the new waste water treatment plant and other community-improving projects need to be focused on in the future.

The city council election is set for Nov. 5; as of Sept. 13 only three candidates have officially filed candidacy paperwork with the city - Lukensmeyer and mayoral candidates Diane Weldin and Brook Boehmler.