Today

Lampasas County Commissioners met at 9am in the downstairs county courtroom at the courthouse this morning. County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse was absent from the meeting and it was presided over by Commissioner Jim Lindeman. They opted to purchase a new Chevy pickup for the Juvenile Probation Department. Davis Keele reported on prices he had received from both local and state buy board lists, and appeared to favor the purchase of a Chevy truck from local dealer Hoffpauir Chevrolet, as it had the needed features and was at very near the low price ($33,000)..

City Manager Finley deGraffenried was on hand at the meeting to discuss an Interlocal Agreement that needed updating. It has to do with subdivision permitting and regulations within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction which extends 1 miles from the city limits. The City Manager reported that an updated agreement he had prepared was now in the hands of the County Attorney and would be coming to the Court after it had been examined by that office. He noted that it would generally ask that any subdivision to be served by the City’s utility system would go by City regulations, etc. He said that when the Court went over it, they could discuss the matter further.

County Auditor Chris Munn brought up a matter having to do with the annual audit of the County’s books. It was not spoken in Munn’s remarks, but obvious that it had to do with recent visits by Jack Clark of Clark, Singleton, asking that his firm be allowed to submit a proposal on doing the County’s Audit. Jack Clark is, of course, the most recent County Auditor before Chris Munn. Munn said that he had a good relationship with the current auditing firm and did not want to make any changes. He went further to ask that the matter not be placed on any future agendas. In light of the request, Commissioner Mark Rainwater made the motion, which passed unanimously, that the matter no show up on future agendas—for the time being.

In other matters, the Court ratified the appointment of Sue Faulkner for another 2 yrs on the board of the Central Counties MHMR board, and they heard a report from VETRIDE Services
on their regular transportation of local Vets for medical care.

Basketball Camp started this morning. The camp runs from today thru Wednesday at Lampasas High School Gym. 2nd thru 6th graders meet in the morning and 7th
thru 9the graders in the afternoon.

 

Hanna Springs Pool is having swim lessons every Monday and Wednesday morning for kids
6 to 18 that can swim ok but want to develop skills such as freestyle, backstroke and
butterfly.

Lampasas City Council will meet in a workshop session at 5:30pm. On the agenda is more discussion with TXDOT on the subject of safety and changes on Hwy 281S. District Engineer Rmeili will be on hand with a preliminary striping and traffic configuration plan and proposal for speed limit changes in the area of Hwy 281 just south of town from Sulphur Creek to possibly just beyond the High School entrance. They will also discuss current capital improvement projects. In the regular session at 7pm the discussions will be on ordinances.
Some involve zoning changes and others modify rules allowing mobile food vending. One would allow a program of neutering stray cats. There will be a handful of minor items and
an executive session on economic development.