Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.




The LPI façade squad will continue to list several more buildings in downtown Lamar for future painting. Members are also visiting with store owners to compile a list and get approval to take down any old and unused signage along Main Street.

During the monthly meeting on April 26th, members selected May 11th as the day to take down ‘Welcome to Lamar’ banners from sign posts as well as clear away the lights on the decorative poles in the downtown area.  LPI Executive Director, Angie Cue, said plans call for new LED rope lights to be purchased to replace the ones that are aging.

Flowers will be planted along Main Street this spring by 4-H members starting around May 14th. This year, a $2,500 grant has been secured to purchase new flowers instead of asking Main Street businesses for contributions. A high school student has been hired for a second year for watering and maintenance on the plants.  Cue said the planters may have to be moved for a while to accommodate some of the construction improvements that are currently underway.  Volunteers will staff an information booth for LPI during this year’s Lamar Days celebration on May 20th at Willow Creek Park.  Some of the information will include flyers containing tips for recycling, signage about Pocket Park updates and a map of the LPI boundaries around the city.  E-waste recycling at the will be open on North Second Street just north of the railroad tracks on May 13th, 20th, June 10th and 24th and on July 8th.

By Russ Baldwin

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