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Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

          Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, handed council members copies of code ordinances used by other communities as a means of curtailing or eliminating blighted buildings in their towns. “They can be reviewed to aid us in coming to a decision about what to do with our own situation,” Sutherland explained.  […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

    The former Bettiann’s building, a long time fixture at 112 South Main Street in Lamar, is currently owned by Haley May Rhodes of Lamar who is requesting funding from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority to develop her own store. The request was made during the LRA’s September 24th meeting. The total cost of interior […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

    The Lamar Utilities Board met without sufficient members to form a quorum this past Tuesday, June 12, so no official votes could be taken regarding purchase order approval or payment of bills. Instead, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh provided details for the on-going Power Purchase Agreement between ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority and […]

Council Requests Clarifications on Resolution to Create Health Services District

Council Requests Clarifications on Resolution to Create Health Services District

    The Lamar City Council has asked the proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home project for additional detailed information on their service plan and distinctions regarding how the proposed 1% sales tax increase for the new district would distinguish sales tax from user’s tax applications. The proponents of the health services district […]

Lamar Library and Heritage Defenders to Work to ‘Clean Up’ Internet Homework Helplines

Lamar Library and Heritage Defenders to Work to ‘Clean Up’ Internet Homework Helplines

Belinda Groner, representing a local group known as Heritage Defenders, asked the Lamar City Council on Monday, April 23rd, to take action to force homework helpline websites to filter pornographic materials and related advertisements to school age children in the community.  Groner provided documentation from various groups that have followed the money to a company […]

Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement

Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement

    The City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority have been attempting to reach a settlement regarding the Lamar Repowering Project for several years and the Lamar City Council approved a resolution for the settlement agreement in principle with the power supplier. The city council brought a suit, Case 31, against ARPA in […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]

Roger Stagner for Lamar Mayor

Roger Stagner for Lamar Mayor

  Roger Stagner, the incumbent candidate for Mayor of Lamar in the November 7th election, responded to several questions from The Prowers Journal regarding his candidacy.   What is the one best thing that can be done to open doors to new businesses in Lamar? “Some ideas are being tried out in the city, working […]

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

  The Lamar City Council quickly wrapped up business for September during its meeting this past Monday, September 25th. The drive motors which operate the bleachers at the Lamar Community Building will be replaced at a cost of $15,000. The funds will be taken from the savings the city realized this past summer from the […]

Downtown Roof Repair Costs Awarded by Redevelopment Authority Board

Downtown Roof Repair Costs Awarded by Redevelopment Authority Board

Five buildings in Lamar, at, 121 West Beech Street and 106-108-112 and 122 South Main Street, were represented before the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board on June 5th, requesting assistance with roof repair costs.  The matter of leaking roofs and costly repairs for the downtown Lamar area has been long noted in the community.  Lamar Mayor, […]

Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

A mid-sized car, apparently driven by an elderly woman, struck a parked pickup on North Main Street near the intersection of Maple and Main, near the NAPA Store this morning, May 12th. The southbound vehicle flipped and came to rest on its roof. “We don’t know if she used her seatbelt because she was unbuckled […]

Lamar Police Using Software to Put a 'Byte' into Crime

Lamar Police Using Software to Put a ‘Byte’ into Crime

Statistical information can make for a less than interesting read (22% of males under 40 years of age are eating 17% less turnips) for example. But some very useful statistics was presented by Lamar Police Department Chief, Kyle Miller and City Administrator, John Sutherland, to the City Council; a two year study of crimes in […]