City Council Meets

The Lampasas City Council met Monday evening in a Workshop and Regular session, with 5 members present.  Council Members Chuck Williamson and Michael White were not in attendance.

In the Workshop session, most of the Council’s attention was given to a presentation of the FY 2017-2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Summary.  The Report provides a pre-audit estimate on year-end financial performance of the City.  The overall performance is characterized as “stable and strong,” with a 1% positive variance from the budget plan.  The Council will consider options for the use of extra funds.

In Regular Session the Council took the following actions, all with a 5-0 vote:

●approved a request from the Chamber of Commerce for a HOT Fund reimbursement for the 8th Annual Lampasas County Wine Tour event in the amount of $1,427.05;

●awarded the Nix Road 200,000-gallon elevated storage tank rehabilitation to Centex Construction Services in the amount of $242,200.00;

●approved a professional services agreement with Eckerman Engineering for the engineering for West Avenue E roadway, curb, gutter and drainage improvements in the amount of $51,000.00;

●appointed Harvey Stinnett to fill a vacancy left by Jason Kirkpatrick on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board;

●approved the purchase of a wastewater line bypass flow meter to monitor effluent from the Ajinomoto lift station, in the amount of $4,400.00;

●approved a request from the Fire Department to purchase 14 Self Containing Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in an amount not to exceed $96,216.54 from the end-of-the-year fund balance from MES (Municipal Emergency Services.)  Fire Chief Reece Oestreich noted the Department will submit a request to the County for 10 more SCBAs so that all personnel will be fully equipped;

●and approved an ordinance abandoning a utility easement located at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Church bearing all costs for the relocation of the utilities.