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Public Notice - 2019/2020 TX Community Development Program Grant

Public Notice

Texas Community Development Program

City of Lockhart

 The City of Lockhart is giving notice of the city’s intent to submit a 2019/2020 Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG)  Program grant application for a Community Development Fund grant request of $300,000 for the improvements to  the municipal water system.   The City will utilize TxCDBG to construct citywide improvements to the City’s water distribution system.  Specifically, the City intends to install a new 18-inch water main pipeline. The construction shall take place cross-country south of Blackjack Street and east of S. Commerce Street in the Southeast sector of the city and will provide water from the Lockhart Water Plant for citywide benefit. The application is available for review at City Hall during regular business hours. Para obtener una copia en espanol, comuníquese con Mrs Connie Constancio, City Secretary al (512) 398-3461.


 Aviso público

Programa de desarrollo comunitario de Texas

Ciudad de Lockhart


La ciudad de Lockhart está dando aviso de la intención de la ciudad de presentar una solicitud de subvención del programa de subvenciones para el desarrollo de la comunidad de Texas (TxCDBG) 2019/2020 para una solicitud de subvención del fondo de desarrollo comunitario de $300.000 para las mejoras en el sistema municipal de agua .   La ciudad utilizará TxCDBG para construir mejoras en toda la ciudad en el sistema de distribución de agua.  Específicamente, la ciudad tiene la intención de instalar una nueva tubería principal de agua de 18 pulgadas. La construcción se llevará a cabo a campo traviesa al sur de Blackjack Street y al este de S. Commerce Street en el sector sureste de la ciudad y proporcionará agua de la planta de agua de Lockhart para beneficio de todo el mundo. La solicitud está disponible para su revisión en el Ayuntamiento durante el horario habitual de oficina. Para obtener una copia en espanol, comuníquese con Mrs Connie Constancio, City Secretary al (512) 398-3461.


Good Utility Neighbor Contribution Program Fund

The City of Lockhart is now a sponsor of the Good Utility Neighbor Contribution Program Fund, a program to assist eligible customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bill. Voluntary contributions from customers like you fund this program. This program will be administered by Community Action, Inc., of Central Texas on the City’s behalf, Community Action establishes eligibility requirements to receive assistance. Every dollar helps! When the fund reaches $5,000, the program will begin helping those customers that qualify and need help sometimes paying their utility bill.


Donors can make one-time donations or pledge a reoccurring monthly donation. To donate, please complete and return the donation form by mail to the City of Lockhart Utility Customer Services Department at PO Box 239, Lockhart, Texas 78644, or in person at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio Street, Lockhart, Texas.


Good Utility Neighbor Donation Form

Christmas Tree Recycling

As the holiday season comes to a close, the City of Lockhart will offer residents Christmas tree recycling (live trees only), at no charge.  Please review the the Christmas Tree Recycling Flyer for details.


Christmas Tree Recycling Flyer

Emergency Warning Sirens Testing in 2019

The 5-siren emergency system will be used to alert Lockhart residents of impending weather dangers.  Routine siren testing is scheduled at 1:00 pm on January 21, 2019, April 15, 2019, July 15, 2019 and October 21, 2019.  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.

How to Detect Leaks

Water leaks can be costly and waste water.  Here are some helpful tips to help eliminate leaks around your home.

How to Detect Leaks

Odor in City Water in June - July 2018

You may notice a faint odor in the drinking water during the last week of June up until July.  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.

Lockhart - "A Look Back in Time"

The following are video files that provide Lockhart Texas historical events as discussed by Donaly Brice and Joe Bunch with Ronda Reagan at the Clark Library Annex in Lockhart, Texas on March 28, 2015. 


Select a video link below to view and to learn about Lockhart's history.


"Lockhart - A Look Back in Time"


Part 1 - Birth of a City (25:11) https://youtu.be/sCZwCs3x1EU


Part 2 - The Trail Drivers (35:20) https://youtu.be/04u1KF8v9nY


Part 3 - Law and Order (31:24) https://youtu.be/myTjtvBpqAs


Part 4 - The Hotels (22:05) https://youtu.be/hWJGRaDfgN4


Part 5 - Brock's Buildings (9:38) https://youtu.be/Yc_DWD3xQxE


Part 6 - Old Lockhart Stories (17:11) https://youtu.be/RCSQZYlTjQo


Help Avoid Mosquitoes

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

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

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



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.

Public Notice About Utility Contact Methods
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

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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