Today

Lampasas County Commissioners met this morning in the courthouse and briefly discussed an Interlocal agreement with Coryell County on road work and material. That possible agreement is yet to be written but should be forthcoming soon. The idea came from discussions between the Coryell Co. roads dept. and Commissioner Bobby Carroll. Commissioners also agreed to a utility installation permit forCorix water lines on CR 2109 at CR 2323.

Attorney Scott Cooley asked the court to abandon an 1870 platted subdivision known as the F.W. Chandler plat, located north of Hwy 190 E.. Cooley asked for the abandonment in the interest of the Gillen family estate. The matter was agreed to unanimously by the court. Also agreed to was the declaration to allow fireworks to be sold here for Memorial Day and the acceptance of a Racial Profiling Report from Copperas Cove PD.

In a matter involving the Economic Development Corp. and the City of Lampasas, the county was asked to approve a tax abatement deal to benefit the Ajinomoto Windsor plant here. The deal would presumably see the plant locating another production facility in the City Industrial Park south of town on Hwy 183. Exactly when and if this will happen remains to be see, and whether or not it will eventually remove all or part of the downtown production to that site is also unknown. The procedures now being taken appear to be strategic and preparatory on the part of the local development authorities. Commissioners also heard a report from the County Auditor on the bids he had received on road materials. He deferred to the Court on which bid they wanted to accept since they were compex. Commissioners moved and approved to have the Auditor try and contract with both of the top bidders, Ergon Asphalt and Wright Asphalt.

A second meeting for Commissioners will take place at 1:30pm when they meet with department Heads in the Annex Conference Rm.  Lampasas City Council will meet this evening at 5:30pm for a workshop session that will include renovation plans for the Old Colored School Building and a presentation by Emergency Management. At 7pm the regular meeting will begin with a public hearing on a request to close a street, alley or right of way, described as South  Walnut Street public right of way between the south line of Hwy 281 S and the north line of Tenth St. right-of-way, being about 60’ in width.

The Council’s Consent Agenda includes an ordinance that would ordain the City’s participation in the Texas enterprise Zone Program, providing tax incentives and etc. and nominating Ajinomoto Windsor to the Governor’s Office as a Texas Enterprise Project. There may be more discussion and possible action on the matter of the City’s sign ordinance, discussion of the conveyance of land from the old City Landfill for erection of an emergency communications tower and audio/visual distribution for the Old City Hall, as well as possible action on the abandonment of land or right of way along S. Walnut, the Chamber of Commerce’ use of Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund money and HVAC and electric work on the Old Colored School.