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Utility Board Approves 2021 Budget, Moves Forward on Rate Adjustment

Utility Board Approves 2021 Budget, Moves Forward on Rate Adjustment

    The Lamar Utility Board members discussed the Light Plant’s 2021 budget with Superintendent Houssin Hourieh during their October 13th meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8 million of which $16.4 million is from retail electric sales and the balance generated from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses are estimate at […]

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, briefed Lamar Utility Board members on wind turbine power generated for the first half of 2020 during its July 28th meeting. The three turbines have generated about 70.59% more power in 2020 then they did for the same period in 2019, he stated. The three generated 6,860.58 […]

Lamar Utility Board Purchasing Replacement Equipment

Lamar Utility Board Purchasing Replacement Equipment

    The Lamar Utility Board met via teleconferencing this past Tuesday, April 28th and took action to replace various line materials, LED yard and street lights, and raptor protection devices. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted the LED lighting is for stock inventory used to maintain street and yard lighting. Four bids were received […]

Lamar Light Plant Conducts Pole Repairs

Lamar Light Plant Conducts Pole Repairs

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the Utility Board members a vehicle struck and broke off a 40 foot wooden pole along Willow Valley Road Monday afternoon, March 2nd. The resulting power outage impacted customers in the Willow Valley area. The pole was replaced with a ductile iron pole for added strength […]

Lamar Utility Board Advised on 2020 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Advised on 2020 Budget

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that budget talks for 2020 are underway and Capital Outlay will include the scheduled 69KV breaker upgrade, distribution system upgrades, tree trimmings, wind turbine maintenance and safety and training education. An early estimate shows Capital Improvement projects at $985,000 and Operations and Maintenance at $527,500. Purchase […]

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board conducted a reorganization of the board, voting for and appointing members to specific posts during their regular August 13th meeting.  The action was called for due to a continued vacant seat for one board member and the re-appointment of Doug Thrall to the board after his regular term expired.  […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves Resolution on Damage Prevention Safety Program

Lamar Utility Board Approves Resolution on Damage Prevention Safety Program

    The Lamar Utility Board voted in favor of Resolution 19-06-01 during their regular meeting, Tuesday, June 25th, which delegates to the Safety Commission of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety, its damage prevention safety program as it pertains to Underground Damage Prevention during future excavations.  The […]

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

The Lamar Utility board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, March 12th as they tabled a planned customer presentation regarding Solar Interconnect with Lamar Light and Power.  A group of citizens who use solar power to offset a portion of their electrical costs have approached board members in the past, seeking a clarification of the […]

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 […]

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board covered the basics in a brief meeting on Tuesday, November 27, with approval of purchase orders of $63,236.69 and payment of bills of $774,301.37 for the past month. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, provided the October 201 financial report showing cash is up $266,823 from September and accounts receivable […]

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

LUB Sets 2019 Budget, Approves Annual Uncollected Fees

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the budget for 2019 and approved the write-offs for uncollected fees for 2017 during their October 9th board meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $16.9 million, $15.8 million from retail electric sales and the balance primarily from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses of almost […]

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

    The two coal storage domes, an integral part of the Lamar Repowering Project, have sat empty and idle for several years north of East Maple Street. Per a settlement agreement, the City of Lamar owns them and they have been offered for sale.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, informed the city council, there has […]

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that some of Lamar’s southside customers lost power at about 4:35pm last Tuesday, April 17th during a wind storm that swept across portions of Prowers County.  The major impact was along Savage Avenue when 10 power poles between 9th and 11th Streets were snapped by the […]

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

  Winds in excess of 60mph knocked down eleven power poles around Lamar with eight power poles located along Savage Avenue yesterday afternoon, April 17th at around 5pm, tripping off breakers in the vicinity and causing additional power outages in Lamar, stretching from Memorial Drive to 14th Street in the southern section of the town, […]

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

  The LUB budget for 2018 was passed on a unanimous vote by the board during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th.   Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, also presented the budget to the Lamar City Council the night before. The budget includes revenues in excess of $15.9 million, $14.8 million from retail […]