City takes bids on industrial property
By LPR Staff
In a very brief meeting on Tuesday evening, the Lockhart City Council considered and approved the sale of three lots in the Lockhart Industrial Park.
The land, which will be sold through a bidding process, is being requested for development of a 12,000 sq. foot manufacturing facility, which the city hopes will begin cons
truction in the near future. Northern Video Systems, the company that hopes to acquire the property, has made a commitment to bring up to 50 jobs to Lockhart in connection with the construction of the facility.
City Manager Vance Rodgers suggested to the council that several improvements be made to the property prior to the sale, including grading of the lots and setting up backfill for foundation and drainage. Rodgers noted while the improvements will not be a fiscal cost to the City, it will require the in-kind donation of equipment and labor.
The council agreed to move forward with the improvement and sale of the property.
In other business, the panel considered a number of changes to existing fire codes, particularly those dealing with outdoor burning, regulation of air contaminants and air pollution.
Although Fire Marshal Mark Baker was preparing the changes to the code prior to complaints from property owners that may be annexed in the near future, many of the changes address the need for agricultural burning within the city limits.
In a related issue, Chief of Police Mike Lummus proposed changes to the Code of Ordinances regarding the use of firearms within the city limits. However, because of the omission of any discussion of lead “slugs,” the conversation was tabled pending further discussion with the city”s attorney.
In brief council news:
The Council designated the Lockhart Post-Register as the city”s newspaper of record for the coming fiscal year.
The Lockhart City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Glosserman Room of Lockhart City Hall. Meetings are open to the public, and are also televised on Time Warner Cable Channel 10.