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Lockhart and Caldwell County (Texas) Public Notices – June 16, 2011

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1. PUBLIC NOTICE

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Bid Notice

Lockhart ISD is accepting proposals from vendors that manage the placement of advertisements on our school bus fleet. Vendors will need to provide a turnkey program under which it will solicit advertisers, pay all production and installation expenses, bill and collect from advertisers, and remit a sh

are of the revenue to the District. The district may also extend this to its website and facilities. For the proposal package, please contact Tanya Homann at 512-398-0052 or fax 512-398-0031.  The proposals are due Monday, July 18, 2011, at 2 PM. CST at Attn:  Tanya Homann, Lockhart ISD, P.O. Box 120, Lockhart, TX 78644.  No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted.  Lockhart ISD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

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Texas Commission on

Environmental Quality

Notice of Water Rights

Application

Application No. 18-3891A

Tri-Community Water Supply Corporation has applied for an amendment to Certificate of Adjudication No. 18-3891 to change its two diversion points to divert underflow of the San Marcos River, Guadalupe River Basin in Caldwell County and to increase the maximum combined diversion rate. More information on the application and how to participate in the permitting process is given below.

APPLICATION. Tri-Community Water Supply Corporation, P.O. Box 11, Fentress, Texas 78622, Applicant, seeks an amendment to Certificate of Adjudication No. 18-3891 pursuant to Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 11.122 and Texas Commission of Environmental Quality Rules Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 295.1, et seq. Notice is being published and mailed to the water rights holders of record in the Guadalupe River Basin pursuant to Title 30 TAC 295.158(b)(2).

Certification of Adjudication No. 18-3891 authorizes Tri-Community Water Supply Corporation to divert and use not to exceed 500 acre-feet of water per year from the San Marcos River and the underflow of the San Marcos River, tributary of the Guadalupe River, Guadalupe River Basin at a combined diversion rate of 0.37 cfs (168 gpm) for municipal purposes in Caldwell County.

The Applicant seeks to amend Certificate of Adjudication No. 18.3891 to change its two diversion points to two wells to divert from the underflow of the San Marcos River and to increase the maximum combined diversion rate to 2.228 cfs (1,000 gpm).

The proposed Diversion Point No. 1 (Well No. 1) will be located at Latitude 29.75301° N, Longitude 97.780082° W. The proposed Diversion Point No. 2 (Well No. 2) will be located at Latitude 29.758170° N, Longitude 97.779135° W. Applicant indicates both diversion points are located in zip code 78622.

The application and fees were received on July 14, 2010. Additional information was received on November 2 and December 30, 2010. The application was declared administratively complete and accepted for filing with the Office of the Chief Clerk on January 13, 2011.

The Executive Director completed the technical review of the application and prepared a draft amendment. The draft amendment, if granted, would contain special conditions, including but not limited to, contacting the South Texas Watermaster prior to diversion.

The application, technical memoranda, and Executive Director’s draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Office of the Chief Clerk, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. F, Austin, TX 78753.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC MEETING. Written public comments and requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, at the address provided in the information section below, within 30 days of the date of the newspaper publication of the notice. A public meeting is intended for the taking of public comment, and is not a contested case hearing. A public meeting will be held if the Executive Director determines that there is a significant degree of public interest in the application.

CONTESTED CASE HEARING. The TCEQ may grant a contested case hearing on this application if a written hearing request is filed within 30 days from the date of newspaper publication of this notice. The Executive Director may approve the application unless a written request for a contested case hearing is filed within 30 days after newspaper publication of this notice.

To request a contested case hearing, you must submit the following: (1) your name (or for a group or association, an official representative), mailing address, daytime phone number, and fax number, if any; (2) applicant’s name and permit number; (3) the statement “[I/We] request a contested case hearing;” (4) a brief and specific description of how you would be affected by the application in a way not common to the general public; and (5) the location and distance of your property relative to the proposed activity. You may also submit proposed conditions for the requested permit which would satisfy your concerns. Requests for a contested case hearing must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address provided in the information section below.

If a hearing request is filed, the Executive Director will not issue the permit and will forward the application and hearing request to the TCEQ Commissioners for their consideration at a scheduled Commission meeting.

INFORMATION. Written hearing requests, public comments or requests for a public meeting should be submitted to the Office of the Chief Clerk, MC 105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087 or electronically

at

http://www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. For information concerning the hearing process, please contact the Public Interest Counsel, MC 103, the same address. For additional information, individual members of the general public may contact the Office of Public Assistance at 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Si desea informacion en Espanol, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040 o por el internet al http://www.tceq.texas.gov.

Issued: May 25, 2011

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Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact

The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for assistance from Tri-Community Water Supply Corporation. The proposal consists of installing filter units at the main plant in Fentress, a well field with transmission main on the Ward tract located just south of the San Marcos River on FM 20, a well field with transmission main on the Dauchy tract north of Fentress on FM 20, a well field with treatment plant and transmission main on the Longcope tract east of Stairtown on SH 80, and a 12” transmission main along SH 80 between Fentress and Prairie Lea. The alternatives considered to the proposed project include: purchasing water from neighboring water supply corporations, acquiring water from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer, and investigating other possible sites for additional well fields.

As required by the National Environmental Policy Act and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service prepared an Environmental Assessment of the proposal that assessed the potential environmental effects of the proposal and the effect of the proposal may have on historic properties. The Environmental Assessment was published on 2011, February 10th and 17th for a 30-day public comment period. Upon consideration of the applicant’s proposal, federal and state environmental regulatory and natural resource agencies, and public input the agency has determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the human environment and for which an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. The basis of this determination is: the Environmental Report Provided.

In order to avoid or minimize any adverse environmental impacts, the Rural Utilities Service will require the applicant to incorporate the following mitigation measured into the proposal’s design:

1. Waterlines will be bored and placed in a steel casing under the creeks and the San Marcos River. Any open excavation within the floodplain will be stabilized and restore to natural ground elevation, and all disturbed areas will be revegetated with native grasses and or forbs.

2. The Tri-Community W.S.C. and their consultant engineer shall insure that all requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Nationwide Permit 12” are complied with during the construction of the proposed project. This shall include the TCEQ Nationwide Permit Water Quality Certification Conditions. The construction plans, specifications and contract documents shall include all applicable provision of “Nationwide Permit 12” and TCEQ permit conditions. Upon completion of the proposed improvements, the Corporation must sign and submit the required certification to RD that the work including any required mitigation, was completed in compliance with “Nationwide Permit 12.”

3. Prior to any ground disturbance, an archeological survey will be conducted by a professional archeologist for areas considered as high probability for containing significant cultural resources. A report of the findings will be prepared and submitted to the Texas Historical Commission for review and comment prior to the commencement of construction. If cultural materials are encountered during construction, work must cease in the immediate area of the discovery. Work may continue in those project locations outside of the discovery area, with written approval from USDA Rural Development. The contractor must immediately notify Southwest Engineers, Inc. (830) 672-7546, the Texas Historical Commission (512) 463-5867, and the USDA Rural Development State Environmental Coordinator (254) 742-9789.

4. Along with the construction of these improvements, a storm water pollution plan will be created and must be followed by the construction contractor. The plan will follow the requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA_ and the TCEQ through their Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES and TXPDES respectively). It is expected that required storm water management and erosion control measures will include silt fences, rock berms, stabilized construction entrance/exits, revegetation, and other best management practices.

Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at the USDA Rural Development Office 505 W. University, Suite G, Georgetown, Texas 78626 (512) 863-6502 Ext# 4 of at the Tri-Community Water Supply Corporation Office 92 Ward Street, Fentress, TX 78622 (512) 488-2573. Any person interested in commenting on this proposed project should submit comments to the addresses above by June 30, 2011.

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The City of Lockhart is seeking qualification statements from professional engineering consultants (consultant) with design and planning experience for the creation of storm water mapping within the City of Lockhart, Texas. The selected consultant will perform services as specified in the Scope of Work. Consultants should have significant knowledge and experience in use of GPS and GIS equipment to locate and storm water drain inlets and outfalls and create a map utilizing GIS tools. The selected consultant must have local resources in order to manage cost, facilitate communications and allow for expeditious completion of the project.

To request a copy of the RFQ requirements please contact:  Lee Weatherford, Director             Public Works Department

City of Lockhart, Texas

(512) 398 – 6452 or at

gweatherford@lockhart-tx.org

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ORDINANCE 2011-07

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LOCKHART, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 46, “SIGNS”, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES; REVISING SECTION 46-7(9) TO MODIFY THE REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO EXEMPT POLITICAL SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE 2011-08

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOCKHART, TEXAS, AMENDING THE LOCKHART CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 12, “BUILDING & BUILDING REGULATIONS,” IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR AN ELECTRICAL BOARD OF APPEALS, PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF ELECTRICAL LICENSES, UPDATE TRENCH SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, REFLECT THE ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, 2006 EDITION AND THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, AND UPDATE AND CLARIFY VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CHAPTER AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CITY ORDINANCE REVIEW AD-HOC COMMISSION, THE CITY CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS, AND THE CITY ELECTRIC BOARD OF APPEALS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The complete ordinance 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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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF PROPOSED TEXAS

DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION (TxDOT) CONTRACTS

Sealed proposals for contracts listed below will be received by TxDOT until the date(s) shown below, and then publicly read.

CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE/BUILDING FACILITIES CONTRACT(S)

Dist/Div: Austin

Contract 1898-01-004 for REPLACE BRIDGE AND APPROACHES in CALDWELL County will be opened on July 08, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the State Office.

Plans and specifications are available for inspection, along with bidding proposals, and applications for the TxDOT Prequalified Contractor”s list, at the applicable State and/or Dist/Div Offices listed below.  If applicable, bidders must submit prequalification information to TxDOT at least 10 days prior to the bid date to be eligible to bid on a project.  Prequalification materials may be requested from the State Office listed below.  Plans for the above contract(s) are available from TxDOT”s website at www.txdot.gov and from reproduction companies at the expense of the contractor.

NPO: 36781

State Office

Constr./Maint. Division

200 E. Riverside Dr.

Austin, Texas  78704

Phone: 512-416-2540

Dist/Div Office(s)

Austin District

District Engineer

7901 N IH35

Austin, Texas 78761-5426

Phone: 512-832-7060

Minimum wage rates are set out in bidding documents and the rates will be part of the contract.  TXDOT ensures that bidders will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin.

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