Meetings Yesterday

Lampasas County Commissioners met yesterday at 9am for their regular session. Precinct 1 Commissioner Robert Vincent was absent. After discussing making a part-time employee at the Lampasas Animal Shelter to a full-time employee, no action was taken on the item, as it is to be brought up to Commissioners during a budget meeting this week.

A continuation of countywide polling places, early voting location for the November 8 election and elections officials appointment were all approved; and then a request from Sheriff Ramos to engage jail architects for construction of a new jail was approved, as was a consideration to go out for bids on a depository bid.

The Burn Ban was discussed and it was approved to continue the Burn Ban with exceptions for a 90-day period ending November 5. The exceptions to the Burn Ban can be obtained by contacting the County Judge’s office at 512-556-8271.

Lampasas City Council met last night for their regular session. In a workshop session, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met with Council to discuss their Tourism Agreement.  During discussion they decided to hold a future meeting to work out the final details of the agreement.  Also, during discussion, Executive Director Alicia Menard announced her resignation from the Chamber. She was thanked by the council for her work and told she will be greatly missed.

Diana Hodges started off the regular session by speaking to Council about the 3rd Annual Christmas on the Creek followed by a couple of ordinance changes were approved.  City Manager Finley DeGraffenried gave his operational report followed by Lampasas Chief of Police Tim Angermann’s announcement that he would be retiring after 42 years as a police officer.  Chief Angermann also gave a thank you to Mayor Toups and the Chamber of Commerce for the distribution of the “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” yard signs and mentioned that there are only about 30 left at the Chamber office for anyone that wants one.  Council also approved the Chamber’s 3rd Quarter budget expenditure reimbursement as well as The Fire Department’s 5k/10k run/walk which will be held on September 11 at 6pm.  Finally council approved two tax items on the agenda and concluded with granting the use of city parks to Wings of Eagle Skate Park Organization for fundraising purposes.