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It’s that time of the year again! Lockhart will have its City-wide Bulk Pickup event on Saturday, March 25, at 7 a.m.
This event is FREE and open to Lockhart residents ONLY. Central Texas Refuse (CTR), the City’s solid waste contractor, requires participants to place bulk items at the curb BY 7 a.m. the day of collection.
**The bulk cleanup event DOES NOT include apartment complexes and commercial businesses.
Non-eligible items and items placed at the curb after 7 a.m. the day of bulk pickup will be the residents’ responsibility to discard. When placing items, please do not block the sidewalk!
**Freon appliances that are cleared of freon and tagged by certified or licensed technician will be picked up. For freon appliance recycling services, contact Appliance Collector (512) 650-0528.
If you have any questions or encounter any pickup issues, please contact Central Texas Refuse Customer Service at (512) 243-2833 or email@example.com.
U.S. EPA’s revised Lead and Copper Rule, subdivision regulations, U.S. EDA grant update, and zoning ordinance were discussed in Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
U.S. EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions: The Public Works Director updated Council on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. These amendments strengthen treatment requirements, proactively identify and remove lead service lines, expand testing in schools and childcare facilities, and require water systems to notify customers of samples exceeding action levels within 24 hours. The City of Lockhart currently tests for lead and copper every three years and complies with the current Lead and Copper Rule. In these tests, lead level results have remained under action levels (>0.015 mg/l) as required by federal and state regulations. The City aims to meet the new requirements by October 2024 as required.
Subdivision Regulations: Councilmembers approved amendments to Chapter 52 “Subdivision Regulations” of the Lockhart Code of Ordinances. The subdivision regulations set standards for the design of residential subdivisions within the city and ETJ.
U.S. EDA Grant Update: Council selected TRC Engineering to provide professional design services for 2.5 miles of wastewater line to serve west Lockhart and the Lockhart Industrial Park III. The project is funded through the U.S. Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant.
Zoning Ordinance Amendments: Council approved amendments to Chapter 64 “Zoning” of the Lockhart Code of Ordinances, revising:
City Manager’s Report:
ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the January 17, 2023, meeting. The complete agenda can be found by visiting: City of Lockhart, TX (lockhart-tx.org).
For the second City Council/Planning and Zoning Commission joint workshop Thursday, the City’s Senior Planner briefed City Council, Planning and Zoning Commissioners and City Staff on the status of housing developments and growth in Lockhart and the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown MSA. The link to his presentation is included in this Recap.
To view the presentation, click here.
Sealed proposals addressed to the City Manager of the City of Lockhart will be received at the Lockhart City Hall, 308 West San Antonio, Lockhart, Texas 78644, until 11:00 A.M., February 9, 2023 for the 2022 Sidewalk Improvements Project, at which time and place will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after the closing time will be returned unopened.
The project consists of approximately 1,456 SY of Concrete Sidewalk Replacement; Replacement of 21 Concrete Sidewalk Ramps as required on various City Streets; and all other appurtenances necessary for the completion of the project.
Bidders shall submit with their bids a Cashier's Check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the maximum total bid, payable to the City of Lockhart, Texas without recourse, or a Proposal Bond in the same amount from an approved Surety Company as a guarantee that Bidder will enter into a contract and execute performance and payment bonds on the forms provided, within ten (10) days after the award of Contract. Bids without a check or Proposal Bond will not be considered.
The successful Bidder must furnish Performance and Payments Bonds each in the amount of 100% of the contract price from an approved Surety Company holding a permit from the State of Texas to act as Surety and acceptable according to the latest list of companies holding certificates of authority from the Secretary of Treasury of the United States, or other Surety or Sureties acceptable to the Owner.
Plans and specifications may be examined without charge at Lockhart City Hall. Bid Documents and Construction Drawings for the project may be viewed and downloaded free of charge (with the option to purchase hard copies) at www.civcastusa.com. Bidders must register on this website in order to view and/or download specifications, plans, and other related documents for this project. Printed copies of the specifications and drawings may also be viewed at the Engineer’s office, TRC Engineers, Inc., 505 East Huntland Drive, Suite 250, Austin, Texas 78752, (512) 454-8716.
Please submit questions for this project 48 hours prior to bid opening through www.civcastusa.com in the Q&A portal. All addenda issued for this project will be posted on www.civcastusa.com. It is the responsibility of the Contractor bidding to use proper scaling, paper size, etc., for bid quantities. Failure to do so may result in an error in the Unit Bid Quantities and/or Bid Amounts.
The City Council of the City of Lockhart reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive formalities. No bid may be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after the date on which bids are received.
CITY OF LOCKHART, TEXAS
Steven Lewis, City Manager
The City of Lockhart seeks Statements of Qualifications from highly qualified firms for the services related to the development of an Updated Comprehensive Plan.
The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to solicit highly qualified firms to develop an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. This includes, but may not be limited to, the following:
The Consultant selected from the RFQ will be engaged after competitive evaluation based on the "Selection Criteria" set forth in this request.
This request invites consultants to submit proposals for accomplishment of the items of work specified below under Scope of Work and detailed further within this RFQ. Proposals should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the guidelines and requirements set forth in this request.
Sealed proposals: Consultant will deliver three (3) hard copies to the following address:
City of Lockhart
308 W. San Antonio St.
Lockhart, Texas 78644
Attention: Comprehensive Plan
The envelope must be clearly marked “SEALED RFQ”. The name of the Consultant and contact person must be listed on the outside of the envelope. Any restrictions on the use of data within proposals must be clearly stated in the proposal itself. Non-disclosure cannot be guaranteed after the selection stage of this procurement due to public record laws.
Proposals received after the proposal deadline will be considered late and will not be accepted. Proposals may be withdrawn and/or modified in writing prior to the submission deadline.
Requests for withdrawal must be in writing by the contact person named on the outside of the envelope. Proposals that are resubmitted must be sealed and received prior to the submission deadline. Each Consultant may submit only one proposal.
Since the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan in 2000, the city has experienced steady growth, which has transitioned to a current period of explosive growth in residential development. To account for this growth trend, and to ensure all future growth meets the City’s vision for the community, an update to the Comprehensive Plan is needed. With this update to the plan, consideration of Lockhart’s history, natural environment, culture, economy, and recent planning and policy statements should be incorporated. Recent planning efforts have included the 2020 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2000, with the future land use map most recently updated in 2017, Sustainable Places Project Plan (2012); Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan (2018); Target Industry Study (2020); Caldwell County Hazard Mitigation Plan (2020); Wayfinding Master Plan (2021) and the Downtown Revitalization Project (2022).
Each reply shall include a narrative describing the expected timeline for plan development, public meeting facilitation, gathering of community input, and researching and writing the plan, including specific milestones in the plan development process.
Expected elements or topics covered in Comprehensive Plan would include:
The Consultant shall provide a Conceptual Work Plan, including a detailed statement of work for the product/services believed to be appropriate for City of Lockhart, addressing the Scope of Services detailed in this RFQ.
The Conceptual Plan should indicate the following, at a minimum:
All proposals must be submitted as detailed in the manner described herein. Exceptions nor extensions to established deadlines will not be granted.
City of Lockhart will not meet individually in person or via other means with potential Consultant.
City of Lockhart will be accepting questions from January 10, through 4:30 PM, February 3, 2023, regarding this RFQ. Please submit questions via email to David Fowler, Planning Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Written responses will be published on the City’s website www.lockhart-tx.org and distributed to those who submitted questions no later than 3:00 PM on February 5, 2023.
The Comprehensive Planning Process is expected to take no longer than 1.5 years, with funding allocated over the 2023 and 2024 fiscal years.
The above dates are subject to change at the discretion of the City of Lockhart.
The City of Lockhart City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses, in part or in whole, and to accept responses, which in its sole discretion and opinion appear to be responsive, responsible, and in the best interests of the City. The City further reserves the right to waive any formalities or informalities or to amend the schedule as necessary.
Proposals must be signed by an official authorized to bind the provider to its provisions for at least a period of 90 days. Failure of the successful Consultant to accept the obligation of the bid may result in the cancellation of any award. A service contract will be executed between the City of Lockhart and the awarded Consultant.
The selected Consultant may not subcontract any of the work specified in this RFP without prior written consent of the City of Lockhart.
City of Lockhart will analyze and evaluate all properly submitted proposals in response to this request using the “Evaluation Criteria” listed in this RFQ to rank all Consultants. Top scoring Consultants will be chosen for further evaluation, which may include interviews and presentations with those firms. Each proposal will be evaluated based on the Evaluation Criteria listed below. Proposals will be ranked in order of the highest numerical score first. The City may select as many of the top ranked Consultants as it deems necessary for inclusion within the negotiating list.
The selected consultant will be expected to provide the following products to the City:
The selected Consultant shall provide a written plan, spreadsheets, maps, shapefiles, graphics, and other documents as necessary to provide the final product to the City in electronic format (PDF) and in printed format (seven print copies). The Consultant will also create and maintain a Comprehensive Plan website that is updated to reflect upcoming activities and in-progress work products. All work performed shall become the property and ownership of the City of Lockhart and the City reserves the right to use the produced work as they so choose.
Consultant shall take out and maintain during service to the City under a contract such public liability and property damage insurance as shall protect Consultant, its subcontractors, and the County from claims for damages for personal injury, including accidental death, as well as for claims for property damage, which might arise from operations under its contract with the County, whether such operations be by Consultant or its subcontractor, or by anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them. All insurance policies shall be issued by responsible companies who are acceptable to the City. The Consultant shall not cause any insurance to be canceled nor permit any insurance to lapse during the life of the contract with the City.
Consultant shall indemnify and hold City harmless from any damages, cost, claims or expenses which may arise as a result of any failure on the part of the Consultant to provide accurate and/or complete data and information to the City as outlined and required by the terms and conditions of its contract with the City.
Recognition of a local church, Texas Monthly BBQ Fest update, Zoning Board of Adjustment appointment, and annexation public hearing were discussed in Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
Certificate of Recognition: The Mayor presented a Certificate of Recognition to Calvary Church for serving as a warming center during the Christmas arctic blast.
Texas Monthly: Texas Monthly’s Director of Events, Ms. Melissa Reese updated Council on the 2022 TM BBQ Fest and presented plans for the 2023 TM BBQ Fest, which will be held November 4-5, 2023. Event organizers and City Staff plan to meet in February to create a work plan for the next TM BBQ Fest, which will be presented to Council at a later date.
Zoning Board of Adjustment: Council changed Ms. Marcia Proctor’s position on the Zoning Board of Adjustment from an alternate member to a regular member.
Lay Rd. Annexation: Council approved the voluntary annexation of 92.52 acres located on the east side of Lay Rd., approximately 350 feet east of FM 1322 and approximately 750 north of Seawillow Rd., including the adjacent Lay Rd. right-of-way. The annexation is effective immediately and the tract is zoned AO, Agricultural-Open Space.
ATTENTION: This is a recap of the highlights of action taken at the January 3, 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
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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