Council postpones ambulance surplus item declaration


Luling city council opted to table a motion declaring an old ambulance in the possession of the Luling Fire Department as a surplus item. City Manager Mark Mayo urged council to not act on the agenda item because of “confusion” between the fire department and Luling Swift Water Rescue and council obliged.

The item was placed on the agenda with the intention of declaring the ambulance as surplus and subsequently trading it for a “couple of cargo boxes” that would be used to add-on to the fire department’s training facility.

Other news from the meeting:

  • George Grantham was appointed to the Board of Adjustment as an alternative member for a two-year term.
  • Council decided to support the Luling Transportation Study. The study was originally created to “address increased traffic congestion in the downtown area” and assess the current and future transportation needs within the city. The study was conducted in coordination with the City of Luling, Caldwell County, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). The study has now been approved by the city, Caldwell County Commissioners Court and CAMPO.
  • Council accepted pay request number two from Austin Filter Systems on Zedler Mill Bank Reclamation in the amount of $312,566.10.
  • Council approved the 2020 Caldwell County Appraisal District and Collection budgets beginning October 2019.
  • No citizen comments were given during the designated time.
  • Bylaws for the J.B. Nickells Memorial Library were approved.
  • Minutes from the May 9, 2019 meeting were approved.
  • Bills were paid.