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Main Street Construction Project Delayed

The Lamar Main Street Overlay project by CDOT won’t begin in February or March of 2015.  The city has received word that the major repair project for Main Street has a better construction window perhaps in 2016.  The city had requested a Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistant Grant to finance the replacement of […]

Kim Verhoeff Appointed Lamar Municipal Court Judge

  Attorney Kim Verhoeff was the lone applicant to show interest in replacing Larry Stutler as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Lamar. Stutler has tendered his resignation from the office effective December 31, 2014.  He has been the Municipal Court Judge since 2008 and following the November General Election, was set for […]

2014 City Budget Ordinance Passes First Reading

The Lamar City Council passed the 2014 budget ordinance on first reading during a rescheduled public hearing this past Monday night, October 21.  The council will vote on the acceptance of next year’s budget during the regular council meeting on October 28.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh also presented an overview of the power plant’s […]

Less Water, Higher Water Restrictions for Lamar Residents

Lamar is feeling the impact of the current drought and lack of ditch water, moving to more stringent water restrictions two weeks after the first Stage was approved. The Stage 2 water conservation resolution, approved during the city council meeting May 13, allows properties east of Highway 287 to water only from Midnight to 6am and […]

Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Acting on a recommendation from the Lamar Water Board, the city council voted in favor of implementing Stage 1 Mandatory Water Restrictions, effective Thursday, May 2.  The decision was based on current drought conditions and lack of ditch water, although the city’s well system is in good shape and has adequate supplies.  The restrictions state […]