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Several Derelict Properties in Lamar Noted for Action

Several Derelict Properties in Lamar Noted for Action

    The City of Lamar has, for several years, moved through legalities and red tape in an attempt to either demolish houses and buildings in Lamar which are considered eye-sores, blight to their surroundings, or have been abandoned or could at least be cleaned and repurposed. City Administrator, John Sutherland, provided the city council […]

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 […]

Good Riddance!!

Good Riddance!!

The wheels of progress sometimes turn slowly, but they do turn. That’s the case for the demolition of the two duplex houses at the corner of South 9th and West Oak Streets which have been empty for several years. The demolition is part of a program enacted by the City of Lamar to help rid […]

City Cites More Derelict House Removals

City Cites More Derelict House Removals

Several more derelict houses have been identified for future demolition by the Lamar City Council. A resolution was passed during a meeting on March 14th to demolish three abandoned houses at 500, 502 and 504 North 11th Street. Notices of the pending removal has been posted on each of the three houses and from their […]