Boards and Commissions

The following board is made up of one member who represents City Council.

• Golf Board

The board directs maintenance, improvement, and operations of the Spreading Antlers Golf Course.

 

The following boards are made up of two members appointed by the City Council, and serve a staggered 4-year term.

• Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA)

The board establishes policy and direction for ARPA while providing guidance to the staff, and is responsible for developing short- and long-term plans.

The board meets as scheduled by the annual resolution.

 

• Fire Code Board of Appeals

Board is qualified to decide appeals in regards to the decisions of Administrative Official on interpretation of the NFPA (Fire Code) pertaining to hazards of fire, explosions, hazardous conditions or fire protection systems.

The board meets as needed.

 

The following boards are made up of five members appointed by the City Council, and serve a staggered 3-year term.

• Parks and Recreation Board

Two additional board members representing Lamar High School (1) and Lamar Community College (1) are on the board. 

The board serves as an advisory role to the City Council and Parks and Recreation Department Director regards to the parks and recreation programs of the City.

The board meets every 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM at the Community Building.

 

•Victims and Witnesses Assistance Law Enforcement Board (Vale Board)

The board determines the disbursement of funds for victims and witnesses of crimes and related Police Department Expenses.

The board meets as needed in the City Complex Conference Room.

 

The following boards are made up of five members appointed by the City Council, and serve a staggered 5-year term.

• Adjustment and Appeals Board

The members hear and decide appeals regarding zoning matters.

The board meets as needed.

 

• Airport Advisory Board  

The board serves as an advisory role to City Council and Airport Manager in developing, maintaining, and operating the Lamar Municipal Airport.

The board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM MST at the airport.

 

• Boards and Commissions Lamar Housing Authority Board

This is a policy setting body of members for HUD housing.

The board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at noon.

 

 • Library Advisory Board  

The board serves in an advisory role in creating and maintain a modern, accessible municipal library that serves as a gateway of information to the citizens of Lamar.

The board meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 11:30 AM in the Huddleston Butler Conference Room.

 

Planning and Zoning Commissions

Two additional incumbent members of the City Council sit on the board and are responsible for the        development and implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The board advises the City Council on zoning and land use matters to recommend changes to City’s zoning  code that are needed to improve the appearance, safety, and functionality of the City for the residents and    businesses.

 

• Utilities Board

The board is responsible for the development, production, purchase, and distribution of electricity at Lamar    Light and Power.

The board meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday if the month at noon.

 

• Variance Board

The board hears and decides appeals of interpretations of the City’s Building Code that are made by the Administrative Official.

The board meets as needed in the City Complex conference room.

 

Water Advisory Board

The board serves in an advisory capacity to City Council and the Water and Waste Water Department Director. The board hears and makes decisions with matters related to City’s water rights, the Frying Pan-Arkansas River Project, long range planning for development and conservation of adequate raw water supply for the City.

The Board meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 5:00 PM.

 

The following board is made up of five members appointed by the City Council, and serve a staggered 10-year term.

• Lamar Building Finance Corporation

The board approves the payment of Certificates of Participation for renovation of Community Building.

The boards meet annually and as needed throughout the year.

 

The following board is made up of six members and serves a staggered 5-year term. 

• Lamar Community Resource and Senior Center Advisory Board

The board is made up of three members from the Senior Center, one member from SECED, one member from City of Lamar (appointed by City Council), and one member from Prowers County Board of Commissioners.

The board serves in an advisory capacity in regards to the use, management, and preservation of the Senior Center.

The board meets the 2nd Wednesday if every month at noon at the Senior Center.

 

The following board is made up of seven members appointed by the City Council, and serve a staggered 3-year term.

•Lamar Tree Board

The board develops the plans for the preservation, propagation, maintenance, and care of the trees for the City of Lamar.

The board meets as needed.