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Mrs. Debbie Frazer, who conducted the audits for 2019 and 2020, presented Audit Reports to the Council at the second Monday meeting, September 27, 2021. Following her presentation, the Council approved the Audit Reports.
The Council approved the plat for the McQueen Subdivision which will be located along Wisdom Road, just past Tippen Road.
The Council considered and approved a lot size variance from property owners on Somerset Street at Hester Street. The approval was contingent upon the property owners ensuring that when the lots are developed, driveways or parking areas will allow for pull out onto Somerset Street as backing onto the street is too dangerous.
The Council approved a payment of $15,000 for the Alfaro Sanitary Easement at the location of the City’s new water well.
The Council considered establishing a city ordinance regulating construction and demolition within city limits. After discussion the item was tabled until there is time to consult with our City Building Code officer to avoid redundancy with already existing City Codes.
The Council considered establishing a city ordinance requiring Robert’s Rules of Order as parliamentary procedure for all Lytle City Council and other Committee meetings. The item was tabled until the Council members have time to study a draft of the proposed ordinance.
The Council entered into Executive Session to discuss the possibility of hiring an Assistant to the City Secretary. No action was taken.
The Council considered and agreed to set a date for a workshop to discuss currently open positions within City Hall. The workshop was set for Monday, October 4. The positions to be considered are the newly established position of Special Assistant to the City Council, the recently vacated Financial Director position, and the Assistant to the City Secretary position.
The Council tabled an item until the first meeting in October to accept a proposal from the Peerless Company on the water well.

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The Council accepted a bid for construction and installation work on Phase #4 of the City Well Project.
The Council approved an Interlocal Cooperation Contract with Median County for road work.
The Council approved an Interlocal Cooperation Contract with Atascosa County for road work.
The Council considered city streets for the Street Improvement Project. The list of streets was adjusted, and the item was tabled until measurements can be made on the streets proposed for repair and estimates of cost can be attained.
The Council approved the application form for Phase 2 of the Small Business Recovery Grant Program. November 17, 2021 was set as the final day for small businesses within the City to apply for some of the $17,300 in funds left over from Phase 1 of the Program. The application process and requirements have been simplified to make it easier for businesses to apply for some of the funds.
The Council and the Lytle Restoration and Beautification Committee set October 16 for a city-wide clean up day. Roll off dumpsters will be placed in the Beall’s parking lot, at City Hall, and in the large Lytle High School parking lot for citizens to dispose of items too large for the trash cans at their homes. Waste Management will provide a list of items which cannot be disposed of in the dumpsters. The clean up event will be from 9:00-1:00. Volunteers will be solicited to pick up trash along city streets.
Alderman Emery reported that the Lytle Restoration and Beautification Committee met on September 21. The Committee discussed plans for the Clean Up day set for October 16.
The Council approved moving the first Council meeting in October from October 11 to October 12 because of the Columbus Day holiday.
The Council approved moving the New Year’s Day holiday for city workers from Saturday, January 1, 2022, to Friday, December 31, 2021.
The Council authorized the ordering for a 2022 F-250 Super Cab vehicle for the Animal Control Department.
The Council tabled action on the Community Center Communications Contract.
The Council approved spending up to $2,000 to decorate a float celebrating the 70th anniversary of the City of Lytle, which falls on October 27. The float will be in the Lytle Homecoming Parade which is scheduled for November 6.
The Council voted to approve allowing bills to be paid from this year’s budget if monies are available.