Lafayette apologizes for lack of boil water notice

The city of Lafayette apologized via press release on Wednesday for telling residents a boil water notice was unnecessary on Tuesday, when pressure dropped in the city’s water system. “City ...

Lafayette working on replacement water bills

Lafayette city staff members are recalculating water bills for city residents following the city council’s Sept. 14 decision to roll back a recent increase and add two surcharges.  “This ...

Lafayette residents may see low water pressure Tuesday

Lafayette residents may see a drop in water pressure on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., City Administrator Branden Dross said. The city will be repairing a water main leak. However, Dross ...

Normal sewage operations resume in Lafayette

Lafayette City Administrator Branden Dross said that normal operations have resumed at the Lafayette sewage treatment plant, following a spill on Sunday evening. People should still avoid the ...

Beaver dam blamed for Lafayette sewage spill

A beaver dam in Lafayette’s sewage lagoon partially blocked a drain, causing an overflow on Sunday night, the city reported on Monday. According to City Administrator Branden Dross, some debris ...

Lafayette seeking council applicants

Lafayette City Council is accepting applications from citizens to fill two vacancies. Both Michael Shaw and Jo Johnson resigned from the council in September. At the Oct. 12 business meeting, Mayor Hilary ...

Lafayette plans Harvest Fest

Lafayette plans harvest festival The News-Register staff Lafayette residents will celebrate fall with a harvest festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. The Lafayette Community Action Team will ...

At Lafayette meeting, voting and vacancies

Lafayette’s four council members — two of the six positions were vacant as of Thursday’s meeting — and Mayor Hilary Malcomson listened to community members and discussed the water ...

Lafayette rolls back water rates after public outcry

Lafayette residents will receive new water bills with old rates for August, the city council decided Thursday night. In a 3-1 vote, the council threw out the August water bills, which were based ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Mayor Hilary Malcomson, left, and council member Kayla Paulson listen to upset Lafayette residents during a town hall meeting Thursday, Sept. 7, to discuss what many people say are outrageously high water bills. The mayor said they wanted to gather information so the whole council can discuss the issue.

Lafayette residents shocked by high water bills

Most Lafayette residents knew their water rates would be increasing in August. But many said they were stunned when they opened their bills and discovered increases of 100% to 400% and charges of up to ...

Lafayette to discuss new water rates

Lafayette residents can discuss their concerns about new water rates at a town hall meeting scheduled Thursday, Sept. 7, in the fire hall, 375 Market St. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Hilary ...

Engberg given Lafayette community service award

Lafayette Mayor Hilary Malcomson presented the third Linda Lyon Community Service Award recently to community volunteer Alyssa Engberg. The city established the award in 2019, “to recognize the ...

Lafayette asks residents views on short-term rentals

The city of Lafayette is asking residents their views on whether to allow short-term rentals in city residential zones. A short online survey, available in English and Spanish, is open until 5 ...

Lafayette Mall introduces 'Date Night'

Lafayette Mall presents a different type of musical event on Saturday, Aug. 26: a floor show spread over three floors. In a first for the business at 748 3rd St. in Lafayette, a well-known local duo will ...

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