City News & Updates
Lamont Community Club will be sponsoring a spaghetti supper on Wednesday, March 18th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Lamont Legion Building, 610 Bush Street. Menu includes Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad, Dessert, and Beverage. Free Will Donation. Donations will be used to help purchase a digital sign for the town to advertise local events.
The City of Lamont is now accepting applications for an as-needed, part-time grounds-keeper. Primary duty shall be mowing with other miscellaneous duties as assigned. EOE Please send inquiries and applications to: City of Lamont, 644 Bush Street, P.O. Box 240, Lamont, IA 50650, (563) 924-2194, email@example.com. Application Deadline: March 5, 2020 by 5:00 pm at City Hall
The rededication ceremony will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on May 28 with a meal that will be open to the public and guest speakers. The Governor and her family will be staying at the cabins during this celebration. DNR members across the state will be in attendance along with Mayors and Past Mayors of surrounding communities.
Scout Park Revitalization Committee has a Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. at the Lamont Scout Park, 405 Concord Street. Menu includes biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup, coffee, juice, and milk. Adults $8; Children 5-12 $4.00; Under 5 free. Contact Billie Burington (563) 608-6218 or Mary Ann Dozark (563) 608-3578 for more information.
Friday, Friday, March 13 (2nd Friday), and Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday)
Includes; Fish, French Fries, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Roll
Adults = $10.00 Children 12 to 5 = $5.00 Under 5 years = Free
Serving from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Shut-ins Call (563) 929-3060
Loren Foster American Legion & Auxiliary Post 346 – 610 Bush Street
Contact Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity to apply: Phone: 319-235-9946 Website: www.webuildhabitat.org
Are you an individual or family looking for an opportunity to buy a decent, affordable home? Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified applicants to purchase homes in Buchanan County. Affordable home ownership opportunities are available in Lamont and Independence, IA. Apply today, as opportunities are limited; call 319-235-9946.
Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability, and self-reliance though shelter. Applicants must earn between 30-80% of the area median income, demonstrate an ability to pay back a monthly mortgage and complete 500 hours of sweat equity building homes, working in the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and completing homebuyer education classes.
When considering Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity as an affordable solution to homeownership, ask yourself the following questions:
Are you currently living in inadequate or cost burdened housing, where the rental costs are greater than 30% of your monthly income?
- Do you have steady monthly income?
- Do you consistently pay your bills each month and manage your debts?
- Do you have a willingness to become a full partner in the Habitat program and will you commit to 500 hours of sweat equity?
- Have you been denied a conventional mortgage through your bank?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to apply today. Call the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity office at 319-235-9946 or visit www.webuildhabitat.org to inquire about homeownership opportunities in Buchanan County.
At the October 9, 2019, Lamont City Council held the first reading of Ordinance #100: An Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lamont, Iowa, 2019, by amending provisions pertaining to storm water utility rates. Section 100.09 (2A): the following ERU Standards shall apply: Storm water service charges are per equivalent residential unit (ERU) or increment thereof. The charge per ERU shall be $6.00. The monthly minimum charge for any developed property shall be one ERU. All property subject to storm water utility charges shall be classified into one of the following customer classes: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Non-Residential, or Undeveloped. Residential. Each parcel with a single-family unit shall be billed for one. (1) ERU Parcels that serve adjacent residential properties, such as driveways, garages or adjacent lots, are classified as residential. Multi-Family Residential. Each parcel with two (2) or more dwelling units shall be billed for one (1) ERU for each 3,500 square feet of impervious surface or increment thereof with a minimum charge of one ERU. The number of ERUs shall be rounded to the nearest tenth. Non-Residential. Each non-residential parcel shall be billed for one (1) ERU for each 3,500 square feet of impervious surface or increment thereof with a minimum charge of one ERU. The number of ERUs shall be rounded to the nearest tenth. Undeveloped. There shall be no charges imposed on parcels during the time period in which the parcels are undeveloped. The second reading will be held at the November 13th council meeting.
Lamont Senior Meal Program provides noon meals every Thursday. To reserve your meal, please call Renee Lee at 563.920.600l by 9:00 am on Wednesday, Cost is $4.00. Meals are prepared at the Independence Meal Site and delivered to Lamont around 11:30 am.