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City Holds Public Hearing on 2013 Budget, Light Plant Discusses Rate Reduction

City Holds Public Hearing on 2013 Budget, Light Plant Discusses Rate Reduction

While not finalized yet, the Lamar City Council reviewed the city’s 2013 budget during Monday night’s public hearing, October 8.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, said that although the 2013 figures are reflected in the proposed budget ordinance, more discussion will be held with the council and department heads on October 19.   Sutherland said tax revenues […]

Motel Lodger's Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Motel Lodger’s Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Lamar voters should decide this November to approve a proposed lodgers or pillow tax on motel room rentals.   As outlined during the city council work session on Monday, July 9, by Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Director, and Pat Palmer, President of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel, the proposed tax will levy a simple $2 […]

City Water Tank Being Refurbished

City Water Tank Being Refurbished

    Manzanares Construction Services has been at work south of Lamar, refurbishing the city’s large water storage tank.  The restoration project had been delayed from last spring as another contractor had been unable to meet the completion dates.  City officials decided to postpone work on the tank until the peak water demands of the […]

Council Questions Need for Train-/-Bus Depot

Council Questions Need for Train-/-Bus Depot

Known as the Multi Modal System, the Lamar City Council reviewed the increased construction costs of what would be an ARRA funded depot located east of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices. With little guaranteed return on an expensive investment, the council decided against taking any action on the FASTER grant and allowed it to […]