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National GearUp Week Proclamation, LISD Bond presentation, aerial fire apparatus, street improvements, the Ziegenfelder Company, a new Municipal Court Judge, downtown alcohol regulations, zoning changes, and zoning ordinance amendments were discussed in Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
National GearUP Week Proclamation: The Mayor presented a proclamation recognizing the week of September 26 – 30 as National GearUP Week.
LISD Board Recognition: The Lockhart ISD School Board were recognized by City Council for being selected as the Region 13 Board of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators.
LISD Bond/VATRE Election Presentation: Lockhart ISD’s Superintendent made a presentation updating City Council on its upcoming bond election. The school bond will be up for voter approval November 8, 2022.
Aerial Fire Apparatus: Councilmembers approved the purchase of a custom 75-foot rear-mount aerial fire apparatus, also known as a ladder truck, for the Lockhart Fire Department. This vehicle will be the City’s first aerial apparatus.
2022 Street Improvements Project: Council awarded Fuquay, Inc. of New Braunfels the contract for the 2022 Street Resurfacing Project. In Fiscal Year 2022, the following six streets were included for resurfacing and limited reconstruction specific to each street:
The Ziegenfelder Company: Council approved a resolution on the Ziegenfelder Company’s performance agreement with the LEDC. The agreement will reimburse up to $50,000 to the company for an electric transformer. The Ziegenfelder Company, a family-owned frozen novelty manufacturer that produces Twin Pops, Monster Pops and other seasonal popsicles, plans to expand its operations in a 96,000 square-foot facility at the SH 130 Industrial Park.
New Municipal Court Judge: City Council appointed Atty. Robert A. Haedge as Municipal Court Presiding Judge. He will succeed Atty. Darlon Sojak, who is relocating out of the area.
Downtown Alcohol Regulations: A draft ordinance was presented to allow open containers and consumption of alcohol on public sidewalks, streets, and other ways in the Commercial Central Business District (CCBD) during selected special community events. The City Attorney was provided direction and the amended ordinance will be considered at a future meeting.
Text Amendment: Councilmembers approved an ordinance amending the base Zoning Ordinance with the following:
City Manager’s Report:
ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the September 20, 2022, meeting. The complete agenda can be found by visiting: City of Lockhart, TX (lockhart-tx.org).
City of Lockhart
308 W. San Antonio St.
P.O. Box 239
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512) 398-3461
Fax: (512) 398-5103
Open Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
CONTACT NUMBER BY DEPARTMENT
(512) 398-3461 City Hall
(512) 376-2475 Utilities
(512) 376-9469 Municipal Court
(512) 398-6452 Public Works
(512) 398-4401 Police Department
(512) 398-2321 Fire Department
(512) 398-3223 Public Library
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Lew White, Mayor
Angie Gonzales-Sanchez, Mayor Pro-Tem
Brad Westmoreland, Council Member At-Large
Juan Mendoza, Council Member District 1
David Bryant, Council Member District 2
Kara McGregor, Council Member District 3
Jeffry Michelson, Council Member District 4
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