The next Mobile Food Pantry will be Wednesday, December 2nd beginning at 4:30 until 6:00 pm. The December 1st date that was posted in the city newsletter is incorrect. The new location is the Lamont Fire Station at 644 Bush Street; drive-thru in the ally behind City Hall; enter from Albert Street by the American Legion building. If you have any questions, contact Kay Hoffman
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After appointing Mayor Pro Tem Mary Ann Dozark as Mayor at the November 11th meeting, the Lamont City Council shall fill a vacancy of the Council by appointment at the December 9th council meeting. The appointee will serve until the next election in November of 2021. However, if within 14 days after the appointment is made there is a petition filed with the City Clerk asking for a special election to fill the vacancy, the appointment to fill the vacancy is temporary and the council shall call a special election to fill the vacancy permanently.
Lamont City Code 5.10 (1)
Anyone who would like to be considered for this appointment may do so by contacting the City Clerk at 924-2194
Lamont Fish Supper, last one for 2020, will be on Friday, November 13, 2020 with serving from 4:30 – 7:00 at Loren Foster American Legion & Auxiliary Post #346 at 610 Bush Street. This will be a take out or drive up only (look for cones) due to the COVID-19. Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask during pickup. $10 Fish Meal includes 3 piece fish, FF, baked beans, coleslaw, and roll. $10 Just Fish Meal includes 6 pieces of fish only. $5 Kids Meal (Ages 5-12) includes 2 piece fish, FF and roll.
The City of Lamont Public Works will be flushing water hydrants the last week of October. You may experience some water discoloration during and immediately after the flushing. If you do, you need to run your water until it is clear. Remember to check the hot water to see if the discolored water went to your water heater. Try to avoid laundering whites and light colors while you have discolored water. You may also experience a decrease in water pressure during the flushing. This will be temporary and should return to normal on its own after they have completed the flushing in your area. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 563-924-2068.
The Lamont Community Club will be sponsoring a Trunk or Treat night at the Lamont Ball Diamond on Saturday, October 31st beginning at 5:00 pm. Kids will parade around the ball diamond and receive candy from participates’ trunks then receive a goodie bag from the Community Club. Out of concern for spreading COVID-19, Lamont City Council has left trick or treating up to residents’ discretion. If you want to participate, leave your porch light on from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. but observe distance requirements.
The Mobile Food Pantry is relocating to Lamont Fire Station at 644 Bush Street beginning on Wednesday, October 28th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Drive-thru in the ally behind City Hall; enter from Albert Street by the American Legion Building. The remaining dates for 2020 are December 2nd and December 30th.
Water 12.77 first 1000 gals 4.25/1000 gals thereafter
Sewer 10.21 first 1000 gals 1.92/1000 gals thereafter
Garbage – Residential 17.50 64-gal cart
Garbage – Commercial 52.00 (2 yard) 75.00 (4 yard) 90.00 (6 yard)
SW Rehab Fee 10.00 per month
Storm Water 8.00 per ERU
Bills are issued by the 18th of each month and due on the 8th of the following month. A 10% penalty is applied to accounts not paid on or before the 8th. Accounts become delinquent on the 12th of the month and are subject to disconnection. A 10-day disconnection notice is sent to the account holder when an account is delinquent. A final notice is posted on the property 24 hours before disconnection. There is a $20.00 charge for final posting. April 1st to November 30th $25.00 will be charged to shut-off/reconnect water service during work hours. $50.00 will be charged to shut-off/reconnect water service after work hours. December 1st to March 31st $50.00 will be charged to reconnect water service during work hours. $75.00 will be charged to reconnect water service after work hours.
All toters need to be curbside by 6:00 a.m. on collection day which is Wednesdays except as changed by holidays. Recycling will be picked up every other week. Trash must be put into garbage bags before placing in toter. Each toter contains a serial number and is recorded to the property and stays with the property. Any lost, stolen, or damaged container is the responsibility of the property owner, who shall be charged the replacement cost of the container. Additional Services/Fees would need to be paid in advance at City Hall and pick up would be done on normal scheduled pick up day. – Appliances or Electronics $20 per unit, Furniture/Mattresses $10.00 per unit, Tires $6.00 per tire. Dumpster & Roll Off Rentals are also available.
Please contact City Hall with any questions or concerns or to schedule additional services at (563) 924-2194.
The City of Lamont is practically giving away approximately ½ acre of land at $1,000 to build a residential home. The property is located on Pine Street and is served by all utilities. The City will consider proposals to construct a single-family home.
This picturesque property has a beautiful creek running behind it and its location in Lamont is ideal. A quick 10-minute drive to Highway 20 gets you to any destination you may want to go.
Once the property has been transferred, a dwelling shall be fully completed and on the tax rolls within one and one-half (1 ½) years from the date of acceptance.
Iowa Economic Development Authority has awarded the City of Lamont a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in amount not to exceed $5,040 to work with local volunteers and local restaurants to establish a meal service for vulnerable residents. Due to the COVID-19, many residents have self-quarantined especially older adults (61-80) and elderly adults (81+). Please contact Lamont City Hall at 563-924-2194 if interested in this free meal delivery service.
Beginning on Tuesday, August 4th, Common Grounds Coffee Shop will provide meals twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays with delivery around 11:30 a.m. and will run approximately 20-26 weeks.