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Council Approves 2019 Budget Ordinance & Mill Levy

Council Approves 2019 Budget Ordinance & Mill Levy

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on the 2019 budget, passed an ordinance on first reading on Monday, October 8, 2018, which adopts the new budget and authorizes revenue and expenditure levels for the new fiscal year. The General Fund for 2019 is $8,667,989. Other areas include the Sales Tax Fund […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

  The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clean up information and volunteer sign-up can be found on the City’s homepage at www.ci.lamar.co.us. Our weather is now conducive to spring cleaning so please take advantage of tidying up your home, garage and yard. […]

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

    City Sales Tax for the City of Lamar for January 2018 showed a slight increase of 1.24% or $2,914 over the previous year. Collections for 2017 were $235,142 compared to 2018 of $238,056.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 10.09% over the previous year with a gain of $25,630.  Collections for […]

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

    The Lamar Police Report for the past weekend included a jump in advisements around the city regarding improper watering procedures. The City of Lamar is still at Mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions which allow users to water any day of the week except Friday but still curtail watering between 10am and 6pm, a […]

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

The second phase of US Highway 287 construction through downtown Lamar has been underway for about three weeks now and it seems to be moving at a quicker pace than the initial phase of roadwork between Park and Oak Streets. Crews recently installed a waterline on the south side of the railroad tracks to the […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

  LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Atmos Energy has rescheduled its’ pipe replacement projects in Lamar, Colorado for June, 2018. The projects have been delayed until summer due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of its […]

Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

    The January 2018 Revenue Report from the City of Lamar, based on December sales collected in January, shows City Sales Tax collections up 19.74% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 25.64%. The difference in the City Sales Tax was a $69,682 gain with 2017 at $352,923 and 2018 at $422,605.  The […]

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

    The new year is starting on a high note for Lamar’s City Sales Tax Revenue report, perhaps continuing the trend of increases that closed out 2017. November City Sales Tax collected in December 2017 showed an 11.65% gain for an increase of $28,920 over the same time period last year.  Collections for 2016 […]

LUB Discusses Solution for ARPA Repayment to Light Plant Customers

LUB Discusses Solution for ARPA Repayment to Light Plant Customers

  The Lamar Utility Board began their 2018 monthly meeting with the financial statements for November 2017 which showed that cash is up $326,438 from October and accounts receivable decreased by $233,471. The total operating revenue for the month was $1,097,657 with operating costs of $840,985 for a gross operating income of $256,672.  When the […]

NEW YEAR’S DAY Lamar City Office Closures

NEW YEAR’S DAY Lamar City Office Closures

    All City offices will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The Public Library will be open on Saturday, December 30, 2017 but will be closed on Sunday, December 31st and Monday, January 1, 2018 and will reopen […]

Another Climb for Lamar Sales Tax Collections

Another Climb for Lamar Sales Tax Collections

  October Sales and Use Tax collected in October indicates another gain in revenue as the year begins to close. City Sales Tax collected in October was up 12.4% for a $30,951 increase over the previous year at the same time.  Collections for 2016 were $249,570 compared to 2017 at $280,522.  Total Sales and Use […]