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Grant Funds Downtown Lamar Economic Study

Grant Funds Downtown Lamar Economic Study

  Lamar, by virtue of being a Colorado Main Street Community, recently received a grant from the Department of Local Affairs to fund a market niche assessment for the city and downtown businesses.  Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Coordinator, offered invitations to members of the community to attend the sessions, conducted during sessions held over […]

Lamar Partnership Inc Plans for 2013

Lamar Partnership Inc Plans for 2013

Lamar Partnership Incorporated board members reviewed the balanced budget for 2012 during their final meeting of the year, Wednesday, December 12 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices.  Various municipal and civic organizations funded the group at $18,205 for the year and the City of Lamar has contributed $15,900 to operating expenses for 2013.  Main […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Sets 2013 Budget

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Sets 2013 Budget

The Lamar City Council met as the Redevelopment Authority and passed a resolution approving an appropriation of revenue and expenditure funds for the 2013 budget.  A figure of $116,440, based on $115,940 for property taxes and $500 for interest income was set as the 2013 Lamar Redevelopment Authority budget.  Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Coordinator, […]

Historic Buildings Can Assist Future Retail Prospertiy

Historic Buildings Can Assist Future Retail Prospertiy

Twenty of sixty-eight buildings around downtown Lamar have the historic potential to qualify for a National or State Historical Register designation, or as local landmarks.  Those numbers are part of the findings from a two year study conducted by architects, Tim and Chris Hoehne.    Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Coordinator hosted the information presentation at […]

Painting Some of the Town Red

Painting Some of the Town Red

  City of Lamar street crews have begun to power wash 28 sidewalk light poles between the railroad tracks on Main Street up to the intersection at Oak Street. The crews will also break down the trash receptacles and benches to be repainted, part of a branding campaign developed by Lamar Partnership Incorporated. The light […]

Fee Structure for City Services Discussed by Council

Fee Structure for City Services Discussed by Council

Cost of services provided by the Lamar Police Department was discussed during the city council work session, Monday, July 23.  Lamar Police Chief Gary McCrea described how some services, such as fingerprinting, VIN inspections and funeral escorts have been offered in the past without any reimbursement.  McCrea told the council that charging fees for these […]

Lamar Hosts Downtown Institute this Week

Lamar Hosts Downtown Institute this Week

The Lamar Main Street Steering Committee finalized their roster of members March 23, voting in at-large candidates, Denise Carder from Valley National Bank and Skip Gourley from the Main Street Shoppe. Main Street Director Shawna Hodge said the majority of the meeting helped outline a master Strategic Plan for the committee which will continue to […]