Lampasas City Council had a very routine meeting Monday evening with a workshop session that touched on the report from the Capital Improvements Program committee. The proposal is for the next 3 fiscal years and all totaled up came to some $15.8 million in possible proposals.
In the regular session there was a public hearing on a change from agricultural to commercial zoning on a parcel of land at Mills and Brown St. It was later approved by the council. Other items included a review of the tentative architectural plans for the Old City Hall building. According to the architect, Jennifer Walker, the long term plans could see construction starting in early 2017.
The ATMOS gas provider's has price hike was accepted by the Council. It will see residential gas prices increasing by about $1.26 per month and commercial rates going up by $3.81 per month.
Council also agreed to the purchase of a commercial mower for the Waste Water dept., two new pickups for the same Dept., and a chance in the AT&T Internet service that will cost the City an additional $740/per month. On the positive side of telephone Co. costs, a recent audit of costs brought about a change in service that will reportedly reduce City costs from $2,100 per month to about $60 per month.