Council Considers Lights for Lucy’s Tacos

Lucy's Tacos on South Main in Lamar

Lucy’s Tacos on South Main in Lamar

The owner of Lucy’s Tacos food wagon on South Main Street in Lamar has asked the city council if three light poles, similar to the decorative ones along downtown Lamar, could be erected near the new eatery.  The spot has caught on with local residents and serves lunch and dinners into the evening hours.  It’s an outdoor operation; patrons either drive off with their meal, or find a spot on the parking lot to sit and eat, either in their vehicles or at a few outdoor tables.  The council stated that the request is not possible at this early point.  There are no funds in this year’s budget and the food wagon site is not within the boundaries of the Urban Redevelopment District which could have qualified the request for consideration by that organization.  Shawna Hodge, Main Street Coordinator, estimated the cost per pole at $2,588 without an estimate of the installation or an application of the now familiar red paint on the current poles.  The council will research the request for a later update.

Betty Ortega, a cancer survivor and organizer of some activities for the annual Relay for Life event, presented the council with a proclamation in recognition and support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  The event will be held Saturday, June 6, from 3pm to midnight at Savage Stadium.  The proclamation also designates Lamar as a Relay for Life City and sets June 1 through June 7 as Relay for Life week in Lamar.

Kim VanHook and Jim Faull were re-appointed to three year terms on the Lamar Tree Board, expiring March 1, 2018.  And in a routine annual housekeeping matter, the council, with the exception of Mayor Roger Stagner, approved a contract with the State of Colorado for independent contractor services for the Lamar Welcome Center for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Mrs. Leslie Stagner serves as the director of the Welcome Center in Lamar.  The council also approved the janitorial contract with Daniel Neuhold for the Center with no increased costs for the fiscal year.  The approval of both contracts is contingent on continued funding from the state.  The Lamar City Council will hold their monthly informal breakfast meeting at Subway on North Main in Lamar on Wednesday, June 3 from 7 to 8am.

By Russ Baldwin

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