LAMAR, Mo. —
Lamar city leaders approve their largest budget ever.
There are just a few days to go until the $15 million spending plan kicks off. Part of the boost is connected to a half cent sales tax approved last year to address parks and stormwater projects. There’s $200,000 earmarked for road work and even more to make sure the lights stay on.
KENT HARRIS, LAMAR MAYOR: “We’re planning on replacing a lot of electric lines that have become a little bit suspect, a little bit in disrepair. Try to keep the number of disconnects down.”
The 2020 budget totals $15.2 million and will take effect on July 1st.