City Pays off Water Bond



Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond was taken out in 1999 for 20 years at $2,610,000 for various municipal improvements including the purchase of the Idler Farms at a cost of $1,511,498, construction of a two million gallon steel water tank at $445,000, purchase of a remote metering system, drilled wells and installed pumps as well as a booster station and a jet vac.

Doug Thrall was re-appointed to the Lamar Utilities Board. His term expires August 1, 2019.  The new term will run until 2024.  One more position on the board remains open.

Daniel Neuhold was approved to continue his janitorial services at the Colorado Welcome Center. A bid opening was held June 12th of this year and his was the only bid submitted.  Nuehold has been employed as janitor for the Center for the past eight years; his bid was $675 a month, the same for the past two years.

The council approved the yearly request from the Lamarlin Swim Team for overnight camping at the Willow Creek Park for their annual swim meet, July 19th through the 21st.

The annual contract and services agreement with Tri-State Fireworks for the 4th of July display and Sand and Sage Round-Up Fair was presented for approval.  The total purchase price is $10,600 with the Fair reimbursing the City of Lamar $2,600 for their share of the fireworks display which is held in August.  The 4th of July will be on the first Thursday of the month.  The council poll, held on June 20th was ratified by all members.

The City Council of Lamar and Prowers County Commissioners are entering talks for a six month agreement of payment for city ambulance services for the county. An earlier agreement was approved this past January and additional issues need to be discussed before the next six month agreement is approved.  The council recommended a work session for July 15th as a starting point.  Mayor Roger Stagner noted the County may be looking to lock in a price for a new, two year contract, but the council is mindful there may be additional costs for the ambulance operation over the next two years that require factoring into the figures.

The council went into executive session to meet with the City Administrator to discuss a personnel matter, C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(f).By Russ Baldwin


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