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Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

    American Civil Constructors released updated information concerning roadwork on Main Street in Lamar as the third and fourth phases of the project move forward. The press release states that Phase III  and the west side of Phase IV will be completed within the month of November and move on the east side of Phase IV which […]

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

    The Lamar Loop, an eight mile hiking path that will encompass a major portion of the community, is making progress with recent construction efforts. This past summer, city crews improved a dirt and gravel pathway running eastwards along the canal which leads from Willow Creek Park across from the public tennis courts, following […]

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

    The Lamar City Council, City Treasurer Kristin McCrea and City Administrator John Sutherland discussed Ballot Issue 1A, the .025 percent county sales tax which is on this year’s November 6th general election, during their October 22nd meeting. The discussion stemmed from other economic issues as well as the council’s vote to support the […]

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

    The Lamar City Council, acting as the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, approved 50% of the Prowers County portion of real property taxes assessed on the Lamar Holiday Inn Express during their meeting, Monday, October 22nd.  Historically, the City of Lamar adopted Resolution LRA 11-09-01 on September 12, 2011 which stated that the URA, Urban […]

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

        The Lamar City Council approved two lease agreements during their regular meeting, October 8th. One was with Frontier Bank for the lease-purchase of a new Fire Truck.  The agreement is for ten years with a first payment of $43,223.24 due this year and a fixed interest rate of 3.95%.  A second, […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Takes Slight Slip in August

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Takes Slight Slip in August

    Sales Tax revenue for the City of Lamar dropped a bit this past August 2018 as City Sales Tax posted collections of minus 2.99% compared to 2017, a drop of $8,608.53. Revenue collections for August, 2017 were $287,825.79 compared to the same period in 2018 of $279,217.26.  Use Tax collections were still healthy […]

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

    The need for Ballot Question 1A to be passed in the November General Election was addressed by the Prowers County Commissioners and the Lamar City Council during a community forum held at the Cultural Events Center Wednesday evening, September 26th.  Both municipal entities contribute general budget funding to operate the Lamar Fire and […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Proposed 2019 Budget for Light Plant

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Proposed 2019 Budget for Light Plant

    The Lamar Utility Board reviewed their draft proposal for the 2019 budget for the Transmission and Distribution Operation of the Light Plant during their September 25th meeting.  Estimated revenues for 2019 are $15,859,323 for charges for services, based on sales of electric power to all customers.  Investment earnings show an estimated increase at […]

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

    The two coal storage domes, an integral part of the Lamar Repowering Project, have sat empty and idle for several years north of East Maple Street. Per a settlement agreement, the City of Lamar owns them and they have been offered for sale.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, informed the city council, there has […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

    The former Bettiann’s building, a long time fixture at 112 South Main Street in Lamar, is currently owned by Haley May Rhodes of Lamar who is requesting funding from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority to develop her own store. The request was made during the LRA’s September 24th meeting. The total cost of interior […]

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

    The Lamar City Council held a brief, regular meeting on Monday, September 10th.  The council approved the risk advisory group (CIRSA) Worker’s Compensation quote of $5,000 for the deductible and premium for 2019.  The renewal quote for the city’s property/casualty contribution was also approved.  Although it was higher than the previous year, it […]

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

  Quizno’s Restaurant, at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar, occupies a building which has been in existence in the community for numerous decades, dating back to 1947 as the former Allen & DeLoach Tire Shop. The building, according to Angie Cue, Community Development Director, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

  Just over 62% of local revenue in Lamar is generated from non-resident sources, while $5M is spent out of the county each year for health and personal care issues, accountable for an area of major dollar leakage for the community. Those were two of the facts presented to Prowers Economic Prosperity board members during […]