LOCKHART - Too many houses are still without their 911 addresses and the Lockhart Town Council is again offering to help owners fix the problem.
Council announced in October that the town would assist town residents in identifying their homes with their 911 addresses. Mayor Dean Bentley said the addresses for all houses in the town are on file at the Lockhart Town Hall. Anyone who didn't know or was unsure of their address could come to the town hall and that information would be provided to them. The town could also provide them with the numbers to place on their houses.
Bentley said this morning that only a few residents have taken advantage of this offer and many houses still do not have their 911 addresses displayed where they can be easily seen by emergency responders and other public service agencies. He again urged residents to come to the town hall, confirm their 911 addresses and get the numbers to place on their houses. The information and the numbers are available free of charge to Lockhart residents.
Water use permit
In other business, council voted unanimously to approve second and final reading of an ordinance implementing a $25 temporary water use permit.
The ordinance is designed to end the practice of contractors and/or owners remodeling houses using town water without paying for it. Once the permit is purchased, a meter will be placed at the site for the duration of the project to allow the town to measure the amount of water used and bill the contractor and/or owner for it. The permits are good for 60 days and can be renewed free of charge for the duration of the project.
Council also voted unanimously to make a $50 donation to the Department of Social Services (DSS).
Bentley said DSS had requested the donation to support an elderly disabled person or a foster child.
Council also voted unanimously to change the date of its December meeting from the last Tuesday of the month to Dec. 17. The meeting will be followed by the town's Christmas party at the Lockhart Cafe.