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.