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Update on Lytle City Council Meeting of October 25, 2021

Posted on October 27, 2021 at 5:49 PM by Matthew Dear

Update on Lytle City Council Meeting of October 25, 2021


The Lytle City Council acted on several proposals for housing development plat reviews.

In the continuing effort to bring water well #4 online, the Council approved a contract for work on the last phase of construction. We also approved a proposal from Peerless for equipment to be used in work on the project.

The Council passed a resolution naming Kimberly Faulk the City of Lytle’s representative to the Board of Directors for the Atascosa County Appraisal District.

The Council approved the job description for the newly created position of Assistant City Secretary. We also approved the updated job description for the position of Head Utility Billing Clerk.

The Council promoted Paola Rios to the position of Assistant City Secretary. She will assume that position immediately.

The Council approved allowing the City Secretary to advertise for the Permit, Tax, and Utility Clerk position which became vacant upon the promotion of Paola Rios.

The Council approved allowing the Library Director to advertise for a vacant position in the Lytle Library.

The Council approved the purchase of a small refrigerator and appropriate tools and safety clothing for the Animal Shelter to use when collecting rabies specimens from animals.

The Council voted to approve holding the annual hayride event. The hayride takes a route around the city which allows riders to view Christmas decoration. The event will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2021.

The Council approved a motion which allows the Public Works Department to trim trees around town that have limbs overhanging roadways and may interfere with the passage of emergency vehicles.

The Council approved a request to allow the Horace Fincher Center to be used to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Council approved the purchase of an emergency siren for Coal Mine and the purchase of hardware to install an additional siren which the city already has in stock.

The Council approved paying the bill, which was submitted by Armstrong, Vaughn, & Associates for the 2018-2019 and 2019 and 2020 audits.

The Council received an update on city employee vacation time.

James McGrath from Public Works provided an update on the replacement of a fire hydrant in Coal Mine. They have the hydrant but are waiting on some connecting hardware.

The Council voted to schedule a public hearing on the re-districting of City Council districts based on the 2020 census. The date of the hearing is pending.

The Council approved a motion by Alderman Cate for the city to use an audit matrix to implement the auditor’s recommendations.

The Council discussed two maintenance issues in the city and voted to take no action as Public Works is already working on the projects.

The Council approved acting on replacing the city’s water distribution water lines. The action will require engineering studies and possible grant funding.

The Council approved the purchase of a compact excavator for Public Works.

The Council heard monthly reports from City Department Heads.

Upcoming events in the city:

October 30 – Farmers’ Market and Food Truck Rally at 19332 McDonald Street from 10:00-3:00.

November 13 – Book sale at the Library.

December 1 – Holiday Hayride.

City Council meetings are held every second and fourth Monday evenings of the month at 6:30 in the City Hall courtroom. These are open meetings, so the public is invited and encouraged to attend.


David Emery

Alderman, District 3