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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 […]

LUB Ponders Accepting Springfield Wind Turbine

LUB Ponders Accepting Springfield Wind Turbine

  Several bids for various power poles were entertained by the Lamar Utilities Board during their June 26th meeting.  Forty-five, 40 foot poles from McFarland Cascade were approved at $36,945; an assortment of 12, 55 foot and 50 foot steel poles were bid with Electrotech providing the low price at $22,652.  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin […]

Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

    The Lamar Utilities Board met without sufficient members to form a quorum this past Tuesday, June 12, so no official votes could be taken regarding purchase order approval or payment of bills. Instead, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh provided details for the on-going Power Purchase Agreement between ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority and […]

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

    The Lamar Utility Board passed Resolution 18-05-01 during their meeting Tuesday, May 15th, which acknowledges the authority of the board to negotiate and enter into power purchase agreements with Southeast Colorado Power Authority (SECPA). The action was taken following an executive session conducted by the board. The resolution acknowledges that SECPA, as a […]

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that some of Lamar’s southside customers lost power at about 4:35pm last Tuesday, April 17th during a wind storm that swept across portions of Prowers County.  The major impact was along Savage Avenue when 10 power poles between 9th and 11th Streets were snapped by the […]

Lamar Utility Board Begins Study on Rate Structure

Lamar Utility Board Begins Study on Rate Structure

      The Lamar Utility Board received an update on its customer rate structure during their March 13th meeting.  Members heard from Andrew Ross, Director of Utility Services and Member Relations of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, an organization used by the Light Plant to evaluate their rate structure.  The Lamar Light Plant is […]

Brief Meeting for Utility Board

Brief Meeting for Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, February 27th to approve purchase orders totaling $173,377 and a payment of bills totaling $774,375.  The board approved a bid submitted to them by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh for pole mount and pad mount transformers. Hourieh said the low bid submitted came […]

Upgrades Continue on Light Plant Equipment

Upgrades Continue on Light Plant Equipment

  The Lamar Utility Board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd, approving payment of bills totaling $826,007 and purchase orders of $59,363.11. The meeting agenda covered this year’s continued upgrading of the 69kv substation equipment including a 4-69 KV oil circuit breaker which will be replaced by a Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas circuit […]

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

  The LUB budget for 2018 was passed on a unanimous vote by the board during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th.   Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, also presented the budget to the Lamar City Council the night before. The budget includes revenues in excess of $15.9 million, $14.8 million from retail […]

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utility board members of two instances of power theft during their September 12th meeting.  The Lamar Police Department noted the instances in their recent daily report: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM  10:29     1704782                SANGER, STEVE                Officer took a report of parties using stolen electricity in the 100 block […]

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

“Saturday wasn’t so bad, but Sunday brought a lot of power line interruptions to our area,” according to Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh. There were some scattered outages due to downed power lines on Saturday, but the brunt of the storm, as far as downed lines, occurred through Sunday with the eastern-most areas of […]

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Not even 7 o’clock on a Monday morning and the power goes off!   Some residents in southern Lamar had to make other arrangements to their morning routine as a voltage transformer near the Lamar water tanks faulted when it developed a hairline crack.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the outage lasted […]

Search Resumes for New LUB Member

Search Resumes for New LUB Member

Pat Leonard became a member of the Lamar Utility Board two weeks ago, but with the recent resignation of Howard Hobbes due to health reasons, the board has resumed its search to find another replacement. Hobbes submitted his resignation effective September 23, and until a full membership has been reached, the board will not be […]

Leonard Appointed to Lamar Utility Board

Leonard Appointed to Lamar Utility Board

Pat Leonard was given his oath of office by Lamar Municipal Court Judge, Kim Verhoff, as he was sworn in as the newest Lamar Utility Board member, replacing Rick Beard. Leonard will serve a five year term on the board.  His nomination was approved by the Lamar City Council this past Monday night. As one […]

LUB Considers Finances, New Members and Donations

LUB Considers Finances, New Members and Donations

Lamar Utility Board members discussed aspects of Light Plant finance during their meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd.  The slim agenda covered the July financial report as well as the System Operating report, a brief overview of the pending 2017 budget and the three applications received for board membership, to replace former member Rick Beard. Light Plant […]