LOCKHART - Town documents are now being stored safely in Lockhart.
Acting Mayor Robert “Greasy” Lawson said the town purchased a fireproof safe for $1,070.80 from Quill. The price included both the cost of the safe and having it moved to the town hall. The safe will be used to store town documents in accordance with state law.
“We're required to have a fireproof safe to store our files,” Lawson said. “Until now we didn't have one and if there'd been a fire we'd have lost everything. We wouldn't have had a record of anything.”
The town also bought 10 heavy duty, wheeled trash cans from the City of Chester for $250.10. Lockhart residents can buy them for $30 each. The town previously sold its trash cans for $25 each, but Lawson said Chester increased the price on its trash cans forcing Lockhart to raise its price. The town only makes $5 on each sale. He said the purchase was made in response to public demand for trash cans.
“People have been asking about the trash cans,” he said. “These are heavy duty trash cans with wheels so you can roll them out for trash pick- up on Mondays.”
The town also purchased a set of hedge trimmers from Union Power Equipment for $304.95.
In other business, council voted unanimously to purchase an ad in the Lockhart Schools yearbook for $75.
Lawson also said that letters sent by the town to two property owners resulted in them cleaning up their property to enable personnel from Lockhart Power to read their meters. Lockhart Power had complained to the town that their personnel could not get in to read the meters because the properties in question were so overgrown. The town sent the letters to the property owners Friday and Lawson said the properties were cleaned up last weekend.