City riverbank cleanup event rescheduled to June 26

The City of Georgetown has rescheduled the riverbank cleanup event in San Gabriel Park to June 26. Volunteers can check-in for the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the white tent near the red poppy playground, which is located on the north end of the park. A safety briefing will be held at 8:55 a.m. … Continue reading “City riverbank cleanup event rescheduled to June 26”

Call for Arts and Culture grant proposals now open

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is now inviting grant proposals for events and programs occurring between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022, as part of the 2021 round two grant period. The deadline for submitting for this grant period is June 30, 2021. The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board awards grants twice each … Continue reading “Call for Arts and Culture grant proposals now open”

Protect your family and pets from the heat this summer

As temperatures rise, the City wants to remind you to protect your family and pets against hot temperatures and heat-related illness on local summer excursions. Protect pet paws In hotter temperatures, it becomes increasingly dangerous for your dog to go on walks on concrete and asphalt. Asphalt absorbs heat throughout the day and stays hot … Continue reading “Protect your family and pets from the heat this summer”

Memorial Day closings

City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. This includes the following: Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. Library, 402 W. Eighth St. Light and Water Works Building, 406 W. Eighth St. … Continue reading “Memorial Day closings”

Flash flooding, severe weather expected May 18-20

Georgetown residents should be prepared for severe weather starting the afternoon of Tuesday, May 18, through Thursday, May 20. The National Weather Service has the area in a flash flood watch through 1 p.m. Thursday. In that time, Georgetown and other areas of Central Texas are expected to receive between 6 and 8 inches of … Continue reading “Flash flooding, severe weather expected May 18-20”

Breakfast Bites: Georgetown Hidden Histories

[UPDATED: The location of this event has changed to the Council & Court Building, 510 W. Ninth St.] The Breakfast Bites meeting June 3 will feature Georgetown Downtown and Historic Planner Britin Bostick presenting on “Georgetown Hidden Histories.” The informal meeting opens at 8:15 a.m. in the Council & Court Building, 510 W. Ninth St. … Continue reading “Breakfast Bites: Georgetown Hidden Histories”

Public input sought for parks and recreation master plan

The City of Georgetown will host a virtual public forum at 6 p.m. Monday, May 24, to kick off the creation of a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The master plan will provide a vision for the Parks and Recreation Department and act as a guide over the next 10 years. During the master … Continue reading “Public input sought for parks and recreation master plan”

Georgetown seeks public input on Hazard Mitigation Plan draft

The City is seeking feedback on the draft Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was updated using feedback from residents. The plan, which is updated every five years, aims to minimize, or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards, such as droughts floods, tornadoes, wildfires, and other major disasters. Hazard mitigation efforts … Continue reading “Georgetown seeks public input on Hazard Mitigation Plan draft”

Hunt for treasures at downtown Spring Fling on April 24

The City of Georgetown is hosting a Spring Fling on April 24 in downtown Georgetown. Participants can search for hidden treasures throughout downtown while shopping and dining at downtown businesses with spring specials. There will be a total of 20 treasure boxes hidden outdoors on public property (e.g. sidewalks, sculptures, around the Courthouse) between Sixth … Continue reading “Hunt for treasures at downtown Spring Fling on April 24”

Historic district design guidelines update

The City of Georgetown has drafted initial revisions to the City’s Downtown and Old Town Overlay Design Guidelines based on City Council direction and public, stakeholder, consultant and staff recommendations, and is ready to present the proposed updates to the public for another round of public review and discussion. “We are grateful for the community’s … Continue reading “Historic district design guidelines update”

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