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Costly Swimming Pool Repairs Considered by Lamar City Council

Costly Swimming Pool Repairs Considered by Lamar City Council

The Lamar City Council  discussed a proposal to hire a consulting firm to determine what has caused pieces of the pool’s finish lining to peel off, sometimes by as much as two foot strips. The Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool was resurfaced in 2013 by Pacific Western Coatings, but the results on the finish have not been […]

City Council Schedules Public Hearing for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

City Council Schedules Public Hearing for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

The Lamar City Council set July 13 as the date for a public hearing for the Prowers County Fairboard.  Members are requesting a special events permit to host a beer garden during some events at the Sand and Sage Fair in August.  The council also held a public hearing for a special event permit for […]

Lamar City Council Names New Member

Lamar City Council Names New Member

The newest member of the Lamar City Council was approved to replace Skip Ruedeman’s Ward 2 seat following his resignation.  Following an interview, the council selected Gerry Jenkins to fill the remainder of Ruedeman’s term.  Jenkins has been employed by Rocky Mountain SER for a number of years as well as a member of Voces […]

Lamar Council Begins Budget Work, Delays Airport Upgrades

Lamar Council Begins Budget Work, Delays Airport Upgrades

  Summertime means the Lamar City Council starts picking dates for budget deadlines.  A work session focusing on general guidance for the 2014 budget was held Monday, July 8.  Topics of discussion included: Revenue Projections, Taxation, Capital Investment, Performance based Salary Increases, Contingency Set-Aside and other Funding Priorities.  City Clerk, Linda Williams, recapped the May […]

Less Water, Higher Water Restrictions for Lamar Residents

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 […]

City of Lamar Employees Getting Salary Adjustments

City of Lamar Employees Getting Salary Adjustments

Half of the City of Lamar employees could see salary increases beginning next month. By a unanimous vote, the city council approved the recommendations of a five month salary and job description study by an independent consulting firm. The consultant, Matthew Weatherly, presented his synopsis for the council during the regular Monday meeting, March 25. […]