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LAMONT

Welcome to Lamont, Iowa

Lamont (pop. 429) is located in the northeast corner of Buchanan County and is known as the "West Gateway to Backbone State Park" (Iowa's first state park).

Lamont is home to several businesses including a local bank, post office, insurance office, bar & grill, car wash, convenience store, Dairy Sweet plus more.

The Common Grounds Coffee House, operated by local volunteers, is open from 6-9 a.m. Monday - Saturday for coffee and rolls.  They offer a noon lunch special on Wednesdays, carryout only, between 11:00-12:00. Sign up Friday before.  Take a break at the beautiful Gazebo Park right next door.

The Boy Scout Park has many amenities including a tennis and basketball court, a campground with electrical hookups, and playground equipment.  The Scout House, with a kitchen and fireplace, along with an adjoining gazebo and picnic tables make this a perfect place to rent for family events.

Located along the Lamont Creek in the heart of Lamont the picturesque City Park is home to a rare soldier monument from the Civil War, a shelter, and playground equipment.

The Lamont Museum is located in a restored downtown bank building.  Built in 1910, it features characteristics from that era including oak woodwork, tin ceilings, tile, and hardwood floors.  The museum is two floors full of rich history including military, farming, school, and St. Mary's Church.  The museum added a one-room school house right out the back door of the museum to display the Lamont School memorabilia.  In December of 2021, the museum purchased the Lamont Masons building, it is now the Museum Annex building. This is the oldest building on Bush Street and one of the few surviving buildings in the county built in the Boom style architecture.

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News

Notice of Public Hearing – City of Lamont – Proposed Budget FY25

April 10, 2024

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at City Hall at 644 Bush Street. Meeting Date is April 24, 2024; Meeting Time is 6:00 pm. At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget.

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Board Members Needed for Lamont Public Library

March 28, 2024

Are you interested in serving your community? The Lamont Public Library is in need of Board Members. The Library depends on citizens like you to be involved making certain its’ services are providing for the needs of the community.                The Lamont Public Library Board of Trustees is made up of (5) members who are…

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Recycling Weeks Switching to the Opposite Week

March 28, 2024

               Beginning Wednesday, April 3rd, recycling week is switching to the opposite week.  Kluesner Sanitation will be picking up recycling on April 3, 17, May 1, 15, 29, June 12, 26, July 10, 24, August 7, 21, September 4, 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27, December 11, & 26. This is a permanent…

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Northeast Iowa Food Bank – May 22nd beginning at 3:30 p.m.

February 22, 2024

NE Iowa Food Bank is May 22nd beginning at 3:30 pm at the Lamont Fire Station, 644 Bush Street, Lamont, IA. Drive-thru in the alley behind City Hall; enter from Albert Street by the American Legion building. Please bring your big banana boxes back for packing.

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Garbage & Recycling Carts

January 17, 2024

Please remove garbage & recycling carts promptly after collection so not in the way of snow removal. Also, remember to set carts 3-4 feet apart or better yet, set one on each side of the driveway for easier access to pick up and dump.  If you have a broken lid, contact City Hall at 563-924-2194…

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Calendar

May
31
Fri
11:30 am Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
May 31 @ 11:30 am
Lamont Senior Meals will be held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.  Call Paula Harvey at 563-924-2194 by 9:00 a.m. Wednesday to sign up.  Cost is $4.00
Jun
7
Fri
11:30 am Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Senior Meal Program @ Community Room
Jun 7 @ 11:30 am
Lamont Senior Meals will be held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.  Call Paula Harvey at 563-924-2194 by 9:00 a.m. Wednesday to sign up.  Cost is $4.00

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