Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Lamont will be holding April 8th city council meeting electronically via a conference call. If you would like to participate, just before the meeting start time at 7:00 p.m., you must call 701-802-5340 and enter this access code: 224023. Only staff are allowed in city hall.
City News & Updates
Due to the threat of the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, all city buildings are closed to the Public. Residents may do business with the City by calling (563) 924-2194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Utility payments may be dropped in the Drop Box outside of City Hall. To reach Public Works Director, please call (563) 924-2068. To reach Lamont Public Library, please call (563) 924-3202 or email email@example.com. The library catalog is available at lamont,biblionix.com.
All City Parks are closed until further notice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
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.
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.
The Lamont Community Club has taken over the can redemption. Please drop your cans off at the drop off site located by the Scout House at 405 Concord Street. If you have any questions, please contact Tony Pirtle, President of the Community Club, at 563.608.3193. Thank you for donating your can to the Lamont Community Club.