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City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

      The Lamar City Council unanimously ratified an earlier phone poll for permission to apply for a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The action was taken during the Monday night Council meeting on February 25th.  The funds will help defray costs with the Nature Play Center to be built at Willow […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

    Sales Tax Revenues for the City of Lamar are down for December sales collected in January 2019. City Sales Tax is off 14.95% for a drop of $63,171 comparing 2019 to 2018.  Collections for 2019 are at $359,434.37 compared to 2018 at $422,605.84.  Use Tax collections are also down by 61.59% for a […]

City of Lamar Offices Closed for President's Day - Schedule

City of Lamar Offices Closed for President’s Day – Schedule

  City offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President’s Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019.  All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Residential and commercial refuse collection will be collected as normally scheduled for Monday, […]

Discussion Focuses on Lamar Housing Needs

Discussion Focuses on Lamar Housing Needs

  Adequate, affordable housing and job/business growth are intertwined. If Lamar and Prowers County can’t meet future housing needs, the job market and new businesses may not develop in the community.  A lot of rental and ownership properties are sub-standard and out-of-date according to a 2017 study that assessed six counties in southeast Colorado.  These […]

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

    Two public hearings were conducted for local Loaf ‘N Jug stores, #057 and #058 at 1107 South Main Street and 300 North Main Street in Lamar. Both stores requested a Liquor Permit Application for Modification of Premise for each operation to add more shelving and refrigeration to their respective locations.  The move follows […]

Downtown Decorations Approved

Downtown Decorations Approved

Additional grant-funded flowerpot arrangements will be made available for downtown Lamar in the near future. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, explained that in the past, Lamar Partnership Incorporated has used a Main Street Mini-Grant for the displays, but DoLA has revised some guidelines which restrict annual and perennial flowers that are perishable with a […]

Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

      The Lamar City Council, during its January 14th meeting offered council liaison reports which noted from Councilman Riley that the Municipal Airport is beginning work on an updated Master Plan for 2019 and will be seeking federal funding for upgrades. The airport board is still seeking permission from the FAA for a […]

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

    The December 2018 revenue report from the City of Lamar indicates that although the month closed down for total sales and use tax collections compared to the year before, the year to date figures posted a positive return. City Sales Tax for December was up 1.13% for a $3,134 gain over 2017 with […]

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

  Since the City of Lamar helped fund a feasibility study with SECED last year for building a motel within the city limits, the council has been speaking with potential developers on the cost and what type of financial incentives could be brought into play. The council expanded on that note this past Monday, January […]

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status - Growth Potential

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status – Growth Potential

    The Lamar City Council opened discussions on developing construction for new houses in the city during their January 7th work session.  Available and affordable housing has a direct bearing on business development in Lamar, a point of discussion that has been addressed on numerable occasions by a variety of municipal and civic organizations […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

    The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meeting of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and they approved a 2019 Electric Cost Adjustment.  Both actions will start to bring down the […]