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Legal Notices – Sept. 11, 2014: Lockhart and Caldwell County (Texas)

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ORDINANCE 2014-15

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOCKHART, TEXAS, AMENDING THE LOCKHART CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 2, ENTITLED “ADMINISTRATION”, ARTICLE II, CITY COUNCIL, ADDING SECTION 2-29, “PREPARATION OF CITY COUNCIL AGENDA”; PROVIDING FOR A REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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ORDINANCE 2014-16

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOCKHART, TEXAS, SETTING A PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMIT FOR VEHICLES ON STATE HIGHWAY 142 BETWEEN ITS INTERSECTIONS AT OR NEAR RICHLAND DRIVE AND SH 130 WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING PENALTY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

PENALTY: Any person who violates any of the provision of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount of not less than One Dollar ($1.00) or more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00).

 

ORDINANCE 2014-17

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LOCKHART, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 46 “SIGNS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO ADD A DEFINITION OF POLITICAL MESSAGE IN SECTION 46-2 “DEFINITIONS”, TO ADD AN EXPIRATION PERIOD FOR SIGN PERMITS IN SECTION 46-5 “PERMITS AND VARIANCES”, AND TO MODIFY THE PROVISIONS FOR EXEMPT SIGNS IN SECTION 46-7 “SIGNS EXEMPT FROM SECTION 56-11”; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

PENALTY: Any person who violates any provision of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined as provided in Section 1-8 of the City Code.

 

The complete ordinances may be viewed at the City Secretary’s Office, 308 West San Antonio Street, Lockhart, Texas, during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Toll Rate Change

Announced for SH 130 Segments 5 and 6

Beginning Tuesday, November 11, 2014, toll rates will change on the main lanes of Texas State Highway 130 Segments 5 and 6. The project spans approximately 41 miles, beginning in Mustang Ridge, traveling through three counties (Travis, Caldwell and Guadalupe) and connecting with Interstate 10 in Seguin.

The base toll rate for a light vehicle (such as a family car or pickup truck) will be 17.0 cents per mile or $6.98 to travel the entire length of the roadway. The base toll rate for an 18-wheeler will be 68.1 cents per mile or $27.95 to travel the entire length of the roadway. These base toll rates will be charged to vehicles using a TxTag device.

TxTag is an electronic toll collection sticker applied to the inside windshield of cars and trucks. Drivers can open a TxTag account at www.TxTag.org or by calling the TxTag Customer Service Center (toll-free) 1-888-468-9824.

Drivers may also use a TollTag (issued by the North Texas Tollway Authority) or EZ TAG (issued by the Harris County Texas Toll Road Authority). Drivers who do not utilize an electronic toll collection sticker can choose to Pay By Mail. Paying by mail adds a fee of no more than 33 percent to the base rate toll on SH 130 Segments 5 and 6.

The public can view a map of SH 130 Segments 5 and 6 toll road including entry and exit points and a complete toll schedule at www.mysh130.com. Customers may also contact the SH 130 Concession Company by calling (toll-free) 877-SH130TX or 877-741-3089.

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The Caldwell-Hays ESD 1 will hold a meeting of 7:00 PM on September 23, 2014 at 9835 FM 1854, Dale, TX 78616 to consider adopting a proposed tax rate for tax year 2014. The proposed tax rate is 0.100000 per $100 of value.

 

The proposed tax rate would increase total taxes in Caldwell-Hays ESD 1 by 12.359551 percent.

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