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New Floodplain Management Codes Approved by City

The Lamar City Council conducted a public hearing on the adoption of an amendment for the Lamar Municipal Code regarding Floodplain Management.  The amendment change will bring the Lamar code into compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2011.  Communities were given three years to make the needed […]

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 […]

New City Administrator Begins Job – Council Will Consider Employee Wage Increases

  City finances occupied two of the three agenda items on the Lamar City Council work session this past Monday evening, August 27. Sean McTaggert, Spreading Antler Golf Course Superintendent, discussed how the city’s annual $15,000 equipment loan has been rolled over into annual payments for the course’s sprinkler irrigation system. A $90,000, seven year […]

Council Investigates Energy Efficiency Plan for Municipal Buildings

  The council approved an agreement for a utility easement for a right of way for water lines which are not located in a public right of way.  The easement agreement from private landowners was needed to build the new line which will provide service to Prowers Medical Center along Kendall Drive.  The installment of […]