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City Council Recap: June 21, 2022

Social service agency allocations, Pride Week proclamation, GBRA, the Caldwell County Appraisal District, new fire and life safety codes, the Downtown Revitalization Project, a zoning change request, and the City’s Strategic Priorities for 2022-2023 were discussed in Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.


Pride Week Proclamation: The Mayor issued a proclamation concerning local events honoring Pride Week.


Caldwell County Appraisal District: Council approved the Caldwell County Appraisal District’s proposed budgets for collections and appraisals.


GBRA Annual Budget: Councilmembers approved the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s proposed budget on maintenance and operations costs associated with the Lockhart water and wastewater treatment plants, along with the City of Luling’s water treatment plant.


Annual Social Service Agency Allocations: Council approved funding requests from seven Lockhart area social service organizations in FY 2022-2023. Each group will receive the following:

  • CARTS: $6,000
  • Hays-Caldwell County Women’s Center (HCWC): $5,255
  • Cenikor Foundation: $2,000
  • Combined Community Action – Senior Nutrition: $8,221
  • Lockhart Area Senior Citizens Center: $4,462
  • CASA of Central Texas, Inc.: $4,517
  • Caldwell County Christian Ministries (Caldwell County Food Bank): $6,587


Downtown Revitalization Project UPDATE: Councilmembers approved the Professional Service Agreement and Engineering Scope of Work Proposal with TRC Engineers, Inc. to proceed with the Downtown Revitalization Project’s design phase. This segment of the project runs from June 2022-June 2023.


Fire Prevention and Protection Code: Council adopted the 2018 International Fire Code and 2018 Life Safety Code with local amendments. The new codes will be effective in 30 days.


Strategic Priorities: Councilmembers adopted the City of Lockhart’s Strategic Priorities for 2022-2023.


Zoning Change: Councilmembers approved a request by James Acuna, made on behalf of Lockhart ISD, for a zoning change from Public and Institutional District to Residential High Density on 2.253 acres at 507 Pecos St. The school district plans on building teacher/staff housing on that site.


 City Manager’s Report:

  • Water Conservation UPDATE: The City of Lockhart has been in mandatory water rotation all year to reduce the city’s peak water usage and delay the need for larger infrastructure required to deliver everyone’s total water need on a per-day basis.
    • Residents are encouraged to alternate their watering schedule based on their street address (odd/even watering) to reduce the peak effect of everyone wanting to water at the same time.
    • Lockhart’s current drought classification, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), is D1-Moderate Drought. This generally means conditions could cause damage to crops, fire risk is high, and further water conservation requirements could occur.
  • Fireworks Extravaganza: The Fireworks Extravaganza is currently scheduled to be held on Sunday, July 3rd, 5 p.m. at Lockhart City Park. It’s free to the public and there will be limited parking. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dusk. The impact of the drought is being monitored.
  • City Park UPDATE: The Splash Pad’s new waterproof, non-slip surface has been installed.
  • Library UPDATES:
    • Lockhart ISD’s FREE Summer Meals Program is offered at the library Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Summer Reading Club sessions are held Monday-Thursday.
    • Adult Craft Night will be held Thursday, June 30, 6 - 7 p.m. in the Clark Building.


ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the June 21, 2022, meeting. The complete agenda can be found by visiting: City of Lockhart, TX (lockhart-tx.org).

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