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September 5, 2023
Tree trimming, 2023 Street Improvement Project bid award, Civil Service pay, a zoning change, FY 2023-2024 Property Tax Rate, the City’s and LEDC’s proposed FY 2023 – 2024 budgets were discussed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
Pictured left to right (front row): Mayor Pro-Tem Angie Gonzales-Sanchez, Mayor Lew White, Councilmember District 3 Kara McGregor. Pictured left to right (back row): Councilmember District 1 Juan Mendoza, Councilmember At-Large Brad Westmoreland, Councilmember District 4 Jeffry Michelson, Councilmember District 2 John Castillo.
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The Assistant City Manager and Electric Superintendent presented a report to Council regarding the City of Lockhart’s tree trimming operations, which summarized regulatory requirements, industry standards, and commonly asked questions related to tree-utility conflicts. The report was a result of Council directive to review the current tree trimming program after several residents expressed concern over the potential impact on the health of the trimmed trees. A list of frequently asked questions and additional information can be found on the city website at City of Lockhart, TX (lockhart-tx.org).
2023 Street Improvement Project:
Council awarded RDC Paving, LLC of Hutto, Texas the contract for the 2023 Street Improvement Project. Construction is anticipated to begin October 2023. The project involves resurfacing and treatment methods specific to each street and surface, which include:
Proposed City of Lockhart and LEDC FY 2023-2024 Budget:
Council adopted the City of Lockhart’s operating budget for FY 2023-2024 and the Lockhart Economic Development Corporation’s (LEDC) FY 2023-2024 budget.
Property Tax Rate:
Council adopted a reduction in the city property tax rate from $0.6006 per $100 property valuation to $0.5348 per $100 valuation, a $0.0658 (12.3%) decrease, for the 2023 tax year.
Civil Service Pay:
Council approved an ordinance adopting a step pay plan for classified police and fire personnel in 2023-24.
Council tabled Monte Guidry’s zoning change request from Commercial Heavy Business to Residential Medium Density on 0.216-acre property at 1013 N. Colorado St./U.S. 183. The request will be reconsidered at a future meeting.
City Manager’s Report:
Public improvements (water, sewer, roads, and storm drainage) for both sections are estimated to be completed by June 2024.
Voluntary water conservation measures are encouraged of City of Lockhart water customers as usage continues to approach Stage 2 restrictions.
SH 130 South will continue to monitor the intersection over the next few months and adjust the timing of the traffic signals as needed. Currently, the timing of traffic lights is within their acceptable limits. There have been no crashes at the intersection since the traffic signals were activated.
These vehicle burglaries have occurred throughout the city and not in one specific area.
ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the September 5, 2023, 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
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
John Castillo, Council Member District 2
Kara McGregor, Council Member District 3
Jeffry Michelson, Council Member District 4
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