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City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

Holiday Schedule for City of Lamar  (REVISED)

Holiday Schedule for City of Lamar (REVISED)

      City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 30 at regular hours. All other city offices (including the City of Lamar Library) […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

    September 2019 Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar showed an 8.77% gain over the same period last year for $25,542. Collections were $316,652 compared to $291,109 in 2018. Use Tax collections were off 11.06% for a drop of $3,635. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 6.76% for the month […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

    The Lamar City Council took steps to help improve a problem with groundwater infiltration in the area of Rancher’s Lift Station behind Rancher’s Supply on East Olive Street in Lamar. Groundwater (inflow and infiltration) is entering the sewer system negatively impacting the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The excess groundwater affects electricity costs, unnecessary […]

John Sutherland to Retire as City of Lamar Administrator

John Sutherland to Retire as City of Lamar Administrator

  Lamar’s City Administrator John Sutherland has announced his retirement effective July 29, 2019. Overseeing daily operations within the City, John has served as the City Administrator since August 2012. He is a conduit between the City Council and City employees who deliver services daily to the citizens of Lamar. Through John’s leadership the City […]

When Thursdays Feel Like Mondays

When Thursdays Feel Like Mondays

An alert driver noticed his rig was starting to list to the right earlier today, July 25th as he maneuvered northbound on South 6th Street, just past the intersection of West Oak Street.   Apparently some bales of hay came loose from the securing straps and started to shift weight which brought the semi to […]

Seats on Lamar City Council Opening for Candidates

Seats on Lamar City Council Opening for Candidates

  The Lamar City Council will have either several new members, or at least one, following the November 5, 2019 coordinated election. Current Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, has indicated that he will not run for re-election. However, Kirk Crespin, councilman from Ward 1 has stated he will run for that seat, leaving his position open […]

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, announced his retirement plans to the Lamar City Council earlier this week. As it stands, Sutherland’s, last official day as Administrator will be Monday, July 29th. Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, told The Prowers Journal, Sutherland will be missed. “He has been an excellent administrator for the City of […]

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

      The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the application for an $18,000 DoLA Mini-Grant to purchase the building known years ago as the Main Café at 114 South Main Street in Lamar. The property has been in disrepair although inside demolition work began in 2014 after the property had been purchased in an effort […]

Council Approves 2019 Budget Ordinance & Mill Levy

Council Approves 2019 Budget Ordinance & Mill Levy

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on the 2019 budget, passed an ordinance on first reading on Monday, October 8, 2018, which adopts the new budget and authorizes revenue and expenditure levels for the new fiscal year. The General Fund for 2019 is $8,667,989. Other areas include the Sales Tax Fund […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

  The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clean up information and volunteer sign-up can be found on the City’s homepage at www.ci.lamar.co.us. Our weather is now conducive to spring cleaning so please take advantage of tidying up your home, garage and yard. […]