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City Council Recap: September 6, 2022

The proposed City Budget for FY 2022-2023, proposed property tax rate, Ziegenfelder Co., a new comprehensive plan, minimum standards for the municipal airport, LEDC and Airport Advisory board appointments, annexation, and a zoning change were discussed in Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.


Proposed City Budget for FY 2022-2023: Council adopted the City’s FY 2022 -2023 budget.


Proposed Property Tax Rate: Council approved the City’s ad valorem tax rate of 0.6006/$100 valuation rate for FY 2022-2023.


The Ziegenfelder Co. Chapter 380 Agreement: Council approved a Chapter 380 agreement with the Ziegenfelder Co. providing a partial five-year City property tax rebate. The West Virginia-based company, which is the nation’s largest producer of Twin Pops and Monster Pops, is considering and evaluating the construction of a 96,000 square-foot facility in Lockhart Industrial Park III, located along SH 130.


Warelock Partners 2, LLC: Councilmembers approved a resolution on Warelock Partners 2, LLC’s performance agreement with the LEDC, along with its property sale agreement, for a speculative building collaboration project on 2.468 acres of land in the Lockhart Industrial Park II.


New Comprehensive Plan: Following discussion regarding the elements of a Comprehensive Plan, Council directed Staff to issue a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for qualified consultants to assist the City in developing and adopting an all-new Comprehensive plan. The City’s current comprehensive plan was drafted in 2000.


Municipal Airport Minimum Standards for Commercial and Non-Commercial Operators: Council accepted the Lockhart Municipal Airport’s first Minimum Standards for Commercial and Non-Commercial Operators. The minimum standards would be used to regulate operations at the airport.


LEDC Board Appointment: Council appointed Yolanda Stray to the Lockhart Economic Development Corporation Board.


Airport Advisory Board Appointment: Council appointed Thomas Hughes to the Airport Advisory Board.


Annexation: Council granted a petition by Thomas Staub, made on behalf of ROED Prop Co, LLC to annex 89.8 acres on the east side of FM 1322 contiguous to the current city limits and approximately 2600’ south of Seawillow Rd. Council also accepted the Annexation Service Agreement for the property. The property is proposed to be developed as a residential subdivision.


Zoning Change: Council approved Brad Laughlin’s request, made on behalf of Garden Gate Holdings of Lockhart, LLC, for a zoning change from Residential Medium to Residential High Density on a 0.679-acre property located at 200 S. Rio Grande St. and 203 Concho St.


City Manager’s Report:

  • Cemetery Cleanup: The upcoming Cemetery Cleanup will be held on October 4 -7, 2022. All deteriorated, weathered, and unsightly items, artificial and real flowers, vases, containers, flags, and miscellaneous articles will be removed. Residents wanting to keep sentimental items are asked to have them removed by September 30.
  • City-wide Bulk Cleanup: Lockhart’s next City-wide Bulk Cleanup event is on Saturday, October 15, 7 a.m. The event is FREE and open to Lockhart residents ONLY. The City-wide Bulk Cleanup event does not include apartment complexes and commercial businesses.
    • Accepted items: non-freon appliances, carpeting (cut and rolled less than 4’x4’x 40 lbs), furniture, scrap metal, wooden fencing material/treated wood, and mattresses.
  • Splash Pad: The facility closes for the season on Friday, September 30, at 8 p.m.


ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the September 6, 2022, meeting. The complete agenda can be found by visiting: City of Lockhart, TX (lockhart-tx.org).



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