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Updated Parks Master Plan
04/18/2018

Public Notice

PARKS MASTER PLAN UPDATE

The Lockhart City Council met on April 17, 2018  at 7:30 pm, at Clark Library Annex, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Lockhart, Texas to consider approval of the updated Parks Master Plan.

 

Burditt Consultants presented the Lockhart Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan to the City Council for review, comment and approval.  The plan includes a complete summary of findings, public input, recommendations, conceptual designs and costs for implementation of priority projects.  

 

Click here  to view the Updated Parks Master Plan.


Emergency Warning Sirens Testing-April 16, 2018
04/03/2018

The 5-siren emergency system will be used to alert Lockhart residents of impending weather dangers.  Additional routine siren testing is scheduled on April 16, 2018 at 1 pm, July 16, 2018 at 1 pm and October 15, 2018 at 1 pm.  If you hear the siren on any date other than the ones listed in this news article, please take emergency precautions.

For questions regarding the new system or siren testing, please contact City Hall at (512) 398-3461 or the Police Department at (512) 398-4401.  Click here  for a map of the siren coverage.


Help Avoid Mosquitoes
03/22/2018

When considering how you can address mosquitoes, here is a helpful flyer with tips and suggestions to reduce the insects.  

Help Avoid Being Bitten By Mosquitoes FLYER

Please report standing water in public right of ways to the Public Works Department at (512) 398-6452. 


Dickens' Christmas in Lockhart
11/15/2017

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  A Dickens' Christmas in Lockhart held every year on the 1st weekend in December.

A Dickens' Night Lighted Parade begins at 7:00 p.m. on the first Friday in December followed by a day filled with lots of family fun on the first Saturday in December.  Saturday's entertainment will lift your heart with many family activities.  A few to mention include caroling of hundreds of Lockhart children, unique hand crafted items by local artisans as well as many unique gifts offered in the vendor's area, and lighting of the Yule Log to signify the official beginning of the Christmas season.

Information about A Dickens' Christmas in Lockhart can be obtained from the Clark Library at (512) 398-3223. 

Yule Love Shopping in Lockhart!  See 2017 Dickens' Christmas flyer  or   2017 Dickens' Christmas brochure


Disaster Relief Packet
10/25/2017

A Disaster Relief Packet has been developed to assist the public in finding assistance or benefits with recovery from Hurricane Harvey.    

The Lockhart Disaster Recover Center (DRC) is located at 901 Bois D'Arc Street, Lockhart, TX 78644.

The office officially opened on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  

Please carefully review the packets to see if it can be useful to you.

FEMA Disaster Relief Packet

Small Business Administration (SBA) Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses of all Sizes, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters

Dec 2017 - Texas Hurricane Harvey Recovery Guide

Impact Fee Increases on Construction Projects
05/11/2017

ATTENTION

BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS, AND SUBDIVIDERS

The City of Lockhart has updated its impact fees to reflect the current cost of infrastructure projects, and to make adjustments to the road, water, and wastewater impact fee capital improvements plans.  The new fees are higher than the previous impact fee rates.  However, the previous fees will remain in affect for all building permits until October 1, 2017.

In addition, building permits for construction on lots shown on a final subdivision plat approved before October 1, 2017, will continue to be charged the previous fees until October 1, 2019.  Building permits for construction on all other lots will be charged the new rates effective October 1, 2017.

For more information, contact Dan Gibson, City Planner, by phone at 512-398-3461, ext. 236, or by e-mail at dgibson@lockhart-tx.org.


Occasional Odor in City Water
04/13/2017

You may have recently noticed a faint odor in the drinking water.  It is due to a process that helps prevent chlorine build-up in water mains and burns off excess ammonia in the Lockhart water distribution system.  Flushing of the water distribution system at fire hydrants near dead end water mains continues; this help eliminate the residue odors.  If the odor of your tap water is still strong, please contact the Water Department at (512) 398-3615 during normal business hours or the Lockhart Police Department at (512) 398-4401 before or after normal business hours.

 

The water has been and continues to be tested.  The water is safe to drink.


Public Notice About Utility Contact Methods
03/05/2017
The City of Lockhart does not make telephone calls to notify customers of utility service disconnection, construction, or repair; or to collect payment for services. 

If you receive a telephone call asking for permission to enter your property for any utility service work or requesting payment for utility services, please contact City Hall at (512) 398-3461 or the Lockhart Police Department at (512) 398-4401. 

Do not provide any personal information to any callers claiming to be the City of Lockhart.

Impact Fee Update Documents
03/02/2017

The City of Lockhart prepared a five-year update of the Impact Fee Land Use Assumptions and Roadway, Water, and Wastewater Impact Fees, including capital improvements plans and the maximum allowable impact fees per service unit.

The City of Lockhart held a public hearing regarding the updates on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Click here to view details about the public hearing.

Click on the link(s) below to view the Impact Fee Update documents:

      Land Use Assumptions for Impact Fees Report

      Roadway Impact Fee Report

      Water and Wastewater Impact Fee Analysis Capital Improvements Plan

      Notice - Increased Impact Fees on Construction Projects

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Gibson, City Planner, at (512) 398-3461 ext. 236 or via e-mail at dgibson@lockhart-tx.org.


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