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Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

  The Lamar City Council, approved on first reading, the ordinance providing for the appropriations of expenditures and revenues for fiscal year, 2018. That action followed a hearing for public comment on the proposed budget. Thirteen areas of finance are considered in the annual budget, ranging from the General Fund which is set at $8,345,031 […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

The Tiger VIII Funding grant for 2016 for BNSF railroad track improvements was passed over for 2016. Members of the Southwest Chief Commission are requesting a debriefing from CDOT officials to determine why, in light of past awards on Tiger Grant VI and VII applications in the previous two years.  Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, […]

Lamar Transportation Projects Noted at City Council Meeting

Lamar Transportation Projects Noted at City Council Meeting

Transportation in one form or another was a topic of discussion for the Lamar City Council during their Monday meeting, June 27th.  The council approved an agreement between the city and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad for the replacement of sidewalks across the Main Street tracks which will be built by CDOT during the […]

Timeline Set for Lamar’s Main Street Project

Timeline Set for Lamar’s Main Street Project

The start of the re-surfacing project for Main Street in Lamar is about five months down the road. The Lamar City Council recently approved an agreement with JVA Consulting Engineers for bidding and construction management services for a fee of $130,000.  The company will provide oversight for the final design phases for the water line […]

Council Approves Grant Application to Aid Downtown Business Growth

Council Approves Grant Application to Aid Downtown Business Growth

An agreement between the City of Lamar and BNSF Railroad was approved to allow the city to replace aging water distribution and stormwater collections systems under the train tracks on Main Street. This will be required as part of the CDOT US Highway 287 Reconstruction Project scheduled to begin its first phase of upgrades this […]

CDOT Construction Update for US Hwy 50 Granada

CDOT Construction Update for US Hwy 50 Granada

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is resuming work on the highway construction project on U.S. 50 both East and West of Granada in Prowers County. Work on this project consists of the replacement of three structures, detour pavement, embankment, asphalt removal, guardrail, topsoil, seeding and mulching, signing and striping, and erosion control. Dondlinger Construction […]

Lamar Council Okays Vehicle Purchases for Fire & Public Works Departments

Lamar Council Okays Vehicle Purchases for Fire & Public Works Departments

The city’s Sanitation Department was given the go-ahead by the city council to piggy-back a bid with the City of Montrose for a 2016 Scorpion Automated Refuse Truck. The truck costs $247,224 and has been budgeted in the 2016 Capital Improvement Fund at $250,000.  The council authorized another $2,000 for a five year extended warranty […]