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Lamar Utility Board Moves Forward on 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Moves Forward on 2022 Budget

  The Lamar Utility Board held a brief meeting, Tuesday, September 28th after which, they moved into executive session to receive advice on legal questions related to a Public Utilities Case.  During its September 14th meeting, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board that the deadline for SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Authority to file […]

PUC Rules in Favor of LUB in Rehearing Bid from SECPA

PUC Rules in Favor of LUB in Rehearing Bid from SECPA

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted to the Lamar Utility Board during its August 10th meeting, an update from the Public Utilities Commission from Wednesday, August 4th.  PUC, he said, ruled in favor of the Light Plant and denied SECPA’s application for rehearing, re-argument or re-consideration of Decision No. 21-0368.  The Commission […]

Lamar Utility Board Receives Update on SECPA Legal Action

Lamar Utility Board Receives Update on SECPA Legal Action

      Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, provided an update for the board on February 9th, on the board’s legal action against SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association. On January 25th and 26th, Hourieh, board chairman, Doug Thrall, board attorney, Don Steerman and case attorney, Ric Fanyo attended a virtual hearing for the Public […]

LUB Starts Work for 2021

LUB Starts Work for 2021

  The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]

Lamar Utility Board Presents Offer to May Valley Water Association

Lamar Utility Board Presents Offer to May Valley Water Association

          May Valley Water Association is asking the Lamar Utilities Board for rate-relief on their power bills for service at Rd PP and Rd 5. Spokesperson Rick Jones and several May Valley customers presented their request to the LUB during its February 25th meeting this past Tuesday. Jones presented Light Plant […]

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

  A brief public hearing was held by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting on the proposed 2018 Supplemental Budget to transfer appropriated monies between funds for the current year ending December 31st, 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem, Kirk Crespin, administered the oath of office to Lamar’s newest police officer, Bianca Hernandez during the […]

Main Street Construction Moving Northwards to Downtown Area

Main Street Construction Moving Northwards to Downtown Area

  “We’re going to switch gears a little bit and start on sections from Beech to Oak, so as soon as we get completed from Park to Oak which will begin around the start of February, we’re going to tackle the downtown Lamar sections,” explained Tony Gregorich of American Civil Constructors to the Lamar City […]

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

  Less land than anticipated will be required to construct the proposed Pilot/Flying J truckstop on North Main Street in Lamar. The developer determined they didn’t need all the property owned by T.L. Tucker for their project and agreed to purchase less than previously intended.  A public hearing on the change has been set by […]

LUB Considers Finances, New Members and Donations

LUB Considers Finances, New Members and Donations

Lamar Utility Board members discussed aspects of Light Plant finance during their meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd.  The slim agenda covered the July financial report as well as the System Operating report, a brief overview of the pending 2017 budget and the three applications received for board membership, to replace former member Rick Beard. Light Plant […]

One More Legal Hurdle Between ARPA & City of Lamar

One More Legal Hurdle Between ARPA & City of Lamar

The lawsuit titled Part 31 is all that’s left in the on-going litigation between ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, Syncora and the City of Lamar. And this is the one that’s the crux of the matter, a lawsuit brought by the city to dismiss the bonds issued to pay for the cost of the Lamar Repowering […]