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Lamar City Council Moves Forward on Waste Water Project

Lamar City Council Moves Forward on Waste Water Project

  The City of Lamar is moving forward with a water quality improvement project as the city council ratified a phone poll for a WQIF grant for $243,300 with a local match of $30,350 for the completion of the project. The city owns a wastewater treatment facility headworks building, lift station and fine screen and […]

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

    The Granada Trustees decided to pursue a grant application to finance water main improvements in the community during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 9th.  This project was researched by the Trustees in June 2016, working with the GMS engineering firm from Colorado Springs.  Mayor Glenn Otto was contacted by David Frisch from the […]

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

    The Granada Trustees approved two measures during their December 12th meeting to increase fees for large dump trucks and to prohibit trash dumping from outside the Granada School District.  The action was taken after considerable discussion meant to find ways to increase the life span of the current large pit at the landfill […]

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

    The Lamar City Council, acting as the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, approved 50% of the Prowers County portion of real property taxes assessed on the Lamar Holiday Inn Express during their meeting, Monday, October 22nd.  Historically, the City of Lamar adopted Resolution LRA 11-09-01 on September 12, 2011 which stated that the URA, Urban […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

  The Lamar City Council, approved on first reading, the ordinance providing for the appropriations of expenditures and revenues for fiscal year, 2018. That action followed a hearing for public comment on the proposed budget. Thirteen areas of finance are considered in the annual budget, ranging from the General Fund which is set at $8,345,031 […]

Granada Trustees Approve Jump Start Resolution, Raise Tap Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Jump Start Resolution, Raise Tap Fees

The Granada Trustees voted to approve a resolution in support of the Rural Jump Start Program, as presented to them by PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt, during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 10th.  The Lamar and Wiley City Councils have approved the resolution which provides various tax incentives for new, start-up business ventures throughout communities […]

Building Permit Fees and Bridge Maintenance Issues Brought to Lamar City Council’s Attention

Building Permit Fees and Bridge Maintenance Issues Brought to Lamar City Council’s Attention

Two issues came before the Lamar City Council during the portion of the meeting which allows comments from the public on matters not listed on the agenda. Ed Jones, farmer/rancher, who lives in the county, asked the council about the pricing for  building permits issued by the city and the impact that has on the county. […]

City Council Discusses Variety of Agenda Items

City Council Discusses Variety of Agenda Items

Sean Lirley and Wayne Stiles have both served on the City of Lamar Building Codes/Variance Boards in the past and the council voted to recommend their appointment for continued membership. On a similar matter, with the resignation of Howard Hobbs from the Lamar Utilities Board, a vacancy opened for his term expiring August 2018.    The […]

Granada Trustees Discuss Closing XY Ditch

Granada Trustees Discuss Closing XY Ditch

Granada resident Connie Vega received permission from the board of trustees to post patriotic or sports-themed flags around the community once she’s secured enough funds for the project. “I think 24 flags would work at a cost of $20 per flag and a pole,” she explained.  Vega felt the poles could be secured by drilling […]

Expanded Beer Garden Approved for Oktoberfest

Expanded Beer Garden Approved for Oktoberfest

The public hearing for the requested Oktoberfest beer garden detailed an expanded area, encompassing about two-thirds of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce parking lot for the September 24th event.  In past years, the beer garden was located under a tent, adjacent to the stage by the Enchanted Forest.  This year’s proposal, as outlined by Chamber […]