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Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

Revenue Mix for Lamar March Sales Tax Revenue

Revenue Mix for Lamar March Sales Tax Revenue

      Sales Tax Revenue for the City of Lamar for March, 2019 showed a gain of 0.84% for a minor increase of $2,181.07 for the month, compared to last year. Collections for 2018 were $258,956.09 while 2019 was $261,137.16   Use Tax collections were off 19.10% for a drop of $5,177 from this year […]

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

  Blight or a simple shabby appearance of buildings in a city can also occur in the suburbs, as evidenced from the concerns expressed by several Lamar residents who make their home in Willow Valley. While that neighborhood isn’t troubled by abandoned or derelict houses, there have been complaints that some homes, and more of […]

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

          Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, handed council members copies of code ordinances used by other communities as a means of curtailing or eliminating blighted buildings in their towns. “They can be reviewed to aid us in coming to a decision about what to do with our own situation,” Sutherland explained.  […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

      The Lamar City Council unanimously ratified an earlier phone poll for permission to apply for a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The action was taken during the Monday night Council meeting on February 25th.  The funds will help defray costs with the Nature Play Center to be built at Willow […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

    Sales Tax Revenues for the City of Lamar are down for December sales collected in January 2019. City Sales Tax is off 14.95% for a drop of $63,171 comparing 2019 to 2018.  Collections for 2019 are at $359,434.37 compared to 2018 at $422,605.84.  Use Tax collections are also down by 61.59% for a […]

City of Lamar Offices Closed for President's Day - Schedule

City of Lamar Offices Closed for President’s Day – Schedule

  City offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President’s Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019.  All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Residential and commercial refuse collection will be collected as normally scheduled for Monday, […]

Discussion Focuses on Lamar Housing Needs

Discussion Focuses on Lamar Housing Needs

  Adequate, affordable housing and job/business growth are intertwined. If Lamar and Prowers County can’t meet future housing needs, the job market and new businesses may not develop in the community.  A lot of rental and ownership properties are sub-standard and out-of-date according to a 2017 study that assessed six counties in southeast Colorado.  These […]

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

    Two public hearings were conducted for local Loaf ‘N Jug stores, #057 and #058 at 1107 South Main Street and 300 North Main Street in Lamar. Both stores requested a Liquor Permit Application for Modification of Premise for each operation to add more shelving and refrigeration to their respective locations.  The move follows […]

Downtown Decorations Approved

Downtown Decorations Approved

Additional grant-funded flowerpot arrangements will be made available for downtown Lamar in the near future. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, explained that in the past, Lamar Partnership Incorporated has used a Main Street Mini-Grant for the displays, but DoLA has revised some guidelines which restrict annual and perennial flowers that are perishable with a […]

Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

      The Lamar City Council, during its January 14th meeting offered council liaison reports which noted from Councilman Riley that the Municipal Airport is beginning work on an updated Master Plan for 2019 and will be seeking federal funding for upgrades. The airport board is still seeking permission from the FAA for a […]

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

    The December 2018 revenue report from the City of Lamar indicates that although the month closed down for total sales and use tax collections compared to the year before, the year to date figures posted a positive return. City Sales Tax for December was up 1.13% for a $3,134 gain over 2017 with […]