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City Council Recap: May 17, 2022

Redistricting, Impact Fees, tax notes, and a zoning change request were discussed in Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.


Redistricting: Council adopted the City’s revised redistricting plan, which was prepared after additional discussions with the community and the City’s special counsel on redistricting, Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado and Acosta, LLP. The plan, called Plan B Revised, expands District 1 north to FM-612/Flores St., District 3 east to Main St. and Hackberry St., and District 2 south to W. San Antonio St./SH-142 and Stueve Ln. The newly approved voting districts will be in place for the November 8, 2022 Municipal Election.


For a closer look at the newly established municipal voting districts, head to the City’s dedicated Redistricting webpage.


Tax Note: Council authorized City Staff and the City’s Financial Advisor to seek competitive bids from financial institutions for a short-term tax note to finance approximately $4 million of needed equipment and capital projects.

The proceeds would be used for the purchase of a Fire Department ladder truck and the replacement of the Electric Department’s high ranger aerial bucket truck. Other projects include: civil engineering and design for future road improvements to Clearfork St. and City Line Rd., sidewalk construction and rehabilitation, and a sewer line extension along FM 1322. Competitive bids will be presented and evaluated by the City’s Financial Advisor at the June 7th Council meeting.


Impact Fees: Council accepted the Semi-Annual Impact Fee Report for the six-month period from October 1, 2021 to April 1, 2022.


Zoning Change: Councilmembers approved for Nanda Mutala’s request, made on behalf of Suburban Propane, for a zoning change from Agricultural-Open to Commercial Heavy Business for a 3.5-acre site located at 2001 Blackjack St./FM-20.


City Manager’s Report:

  • The City’s Summer Fan Program has begun. Lockhart residents, who are at least 65 years old and/or disabled and have not received a fan from the program in previous years are eligible to receive a free box fan. Those qualify may pick up their fan at Lockhart City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St., during business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Lockhart’s Municipal Election is November 8, 2022. Candidate filing period is July 23 - August 22. Council positions on the November 8th ballot are Councilmember District 1, Councilmember District 2, and two at-large Council positions. Candidates must file with the City Secretary.
  • At the April 30th Citywide Bulk Clean-Up event, 161.45 tons of bulky items were collected. Compared to last year’s clean-up, 27.58 more tons were collected, a 17% increase.


ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the May 17, 2022, meeting. The complete agenda can be found by visiting: City of Lockhart, TX (lockhart-tx.org).


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