Georgetown City Council sets Nov. 7 Bond Election

Aug 16, 2023

$130 million bond package would fund new and expanded customer service, recreational, and animal shelter facilities with no expected tax rate increase

 The Georgetown City Council has called a Nov. 7 election for a $130 million bond package that would fund new and expanded customer service, animal shelter, and parks and recreation facilities.

Divided into four ballot propositions, the bond package is not expected to increase the City’s tax rate.

These projects would address space limitations in several of the most frequently visited departments and buildings, enabling the City to better serve residents of all ages (and pets of all kind!).

“The City of Georgetown’s population has more than doubled in the last 15 years, and many of our most visited facilities are undersized in relation to the number of residents we serve today,” said Mayor Josh Schroeder. “These projects would serve people of all ages in all parts of the community while also reducing operating costs and saving taxpayers money long-term.”

The 2023 Bond propositions are:

  • Proposition A – Customer Service Center ($56 million): Funding for a new 80,000-square-foot Customer Service Center to consolidate numerous City services that are currently located in multiple offices throughout Georgetown. The new building would house services such as utility billing, fire inspection, customer care, planning, engineering, the City’s new 311 service, and other support services in one central location with ample parking.
  • Proposition B – Parks and Recreation ($49 million): Funding for improvements to Georgetown Recreation Center on Austin Avenue. The 30,000- square-foot expansion would include a third gym and more dedicated space for organized programming, as well as increased parking and improvements to the indoor pool to accommodate more recreational uses.
  • Proposition C – Animal Shelter ($15 million): Funding to expand the animal sheltering capacity either by entering into a partnership with other local governmental entities to expand the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter or by improving and expanding the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter.
  • Proposition D – YMCA Partnership ($10 million): Allocating $10 million toward the construction of a new jointly-owned YMCA center on the west side of town. These funds would help the YMCA build a larger facility to accommodate more youth sports and childcare options. The YMCA would cover all operating costs and offer Georgetown residents discounted memberships.

For details about the four bond propositions and the election, go to

Election Day is Nov. 7. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 10, and early voting runs from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. Polling places, dates, and times are available at

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