The 5-siren emergency system will be used to alert Lockhart residents of impending weather dangers. Routine siren testing is scheduled on 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.
Water leaks can be costly and waste water. Here are some helpful tips to help eliminate leaks around your home.
How to Detect Leaks
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.