The Lampasas City Council met Monday evening in a workshop and regular session, with Council Member Chuck Williamson absent. In the Workshop, much of the attention went to an amendment to the Traffic and Vehicles ordinance that would regulate parking of RVs, boats, trailers, and other vehicles on public streets and right of ways. The topic has previously been discussed in workshop and a recent Town Hall meeting.
In regular session Council reviewed actions being taken to inform and educate residents and then approved the ordinance.
Also in Workshop, Council reviewed and discussed the 2016 Certificate of Obligation (CO) projects. There is an estimated $902,689 in excess funds that can be applied to other projects, such as unexpected costs associated with the Old City Hall rehab.
In the City Manager’s Operational report, Finley deGraffenried informed Council of a petition for a local option to allow for the sale of alcohol without the condition of food service. The 11-signature petition has been verified and now the signees have 60 days to collect an additional 457 qualified signatures for placement of the question on the ballot in the May election.
In regular session Council took the following actions:
●approved a public hearing for the annexation of 4.03 acres of land;
●awarded a purchase of utility poles to Texas Electric Cooperative in the amount of $28,551.00;
●awarded the purchase of tree trimming services, not to exceed $125,000, to McCoy Tree Surgery and LCRA to trim trees out of power lines;
●approved a purchase of $4,114.41 from SHI Government Solutions for tech equipment, mainly to connect the Old City Hall into the City network;
●approved a reimbursement of $937 from HOT funds to the Chamber of Commerce for costs associated with the Annual Toughest 10K in Texas, 5K & 1 Mile run on July 14th, 2018;
●approved HOT fund requests from the Chamber in the amounts of $1,758.31 for expenses related to the Spring Ho “Hot as Hell” BBQ Cook-Off and for $1,492.75 for expenses for advertising and promotion for the Hunters Welcome event on November 2nd;
●and approved a request for expenditures of up to $100,000 from the Joint Use Facilities Fund to repair/replace two (2) 250-HP motors at the 195 Pump Station.