City Council Meets

The Lampasas City Council met Tuesday evening in a Special/Executive session, a Workshop session and a Regular session.

The subject of the special session, open only to the Council and selected city staff, concerned legal matters involving the City of Lampasas and the Case of Central Texas Water Supply vs Kempner Water Supply Corporation.  In the wrap up of the Special session, Council authorized the City Manager to take any action necessary to protect the City’s contractual rights, that is to guarantee a secure water supply.

In other workshop activity, the Council began work on establishing a social media policy for City organizations, (not for personal use) and will establish a “master administrator” to control pages that purport to represent the City, such as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In the Presentations and Proclamations part of the Regular session, there was a swearing in of new police officer Dustin Roscoe, the announcement of a new police dispatcher, Andrea Terry, and the announcement of promotion of Charlie Boswell, a veteran of 15 years on the police force, to Lieutenant Investigator.

Other actions and considerations of the Council in Regular session included:

● an update on the function and condition of the flood control dams in light of recent and forecasted rain, from Mr. Paul Wilborn from the WCID;

● approved the first reading of an ordinance amending School Safety Zones, by adding, reorganizing, updating provisions to comply with State law, and repealing obsolete, duplicative, ineffective and unnecessary provisions for all school zones in the City.  New signage could cost $5,000 to $7,000;

● approved a lease agreement ($114.00 per month or $1,368 annually) with Yamaha for a UMAX One Utility Cart for use at the Wastewater Treatment Facility;

● discussed a request for a utility easement change located at the First Presbyterian Church on Chestnut Street.  Staff will prepare ordinance documents that will show zero costs to the City;

● accepted the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Third Quarter and Fourth Quarter reports and approved reimbursement of $5,075.87 for the Third Quarter and $4,071.08 for the Fourth Quarter.