City asks for residents’ feedback about next year’s budget

The City of Georgetown is asking the public to share comments on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget through an online comment box, which will be up through Aug. 21. Members of the public also can attend any of the public hearings through the budget adoption process. Public comments and feedback will be provided to … Continue reading “City asks for residents’ feedback about next year’s budget”

City of Georgetown seeks applications for Civic Leadership Academy

The City of Georgetown’s Civic Leadership Academy, which was established in 2021, seeks to educate, connect, and inspire leaders to develop a strong commitment to community service for the greater good of Georgetown. The academy provides a learning experience for existing and emerging leaders to understand City services and functions, while building the skills and … Continue reading “City of Georgetown seeks applications for Civic Leadership Academy”

Lake Georgetown parks and trails reopened: Updated

Update: Tuesday, July 27, 4 p.m.–Lake Georgetown trails and parks and the Lake itself have reopened to public access. Update: Monday, July 25, 3:30 p.m.—Lake Georgetown trails and parks, including the Lake itself and all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property around the lake, remain closed to public access through Tuesday, July 26. Williamson County … Continue reading “Lake Georgetown parks and trails reopened: Updated”

Street maintenance sales tax election called for Nov. 8

Georgetown residents will vote on a street maintenance sales tax when they go to the polls on Nov. 8. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, City Council approved an ordinance on second and final reading to call an election on Nov. 8 for the 0.25 percent sales tax for street resurfacing and repair. State law … Continue reading “Street maintenance sales tax election called for Nov. 8”

Jonah Water SUD customers may return to normal use

Update Friday, July 22: The leak has been repaired and Jonah Water customers can resume normal use under stage 2 drought restrictions. July 21, 5 p.m. — Due to a major leak at its surface water supplier, all Jonah Water SUD customers are asked to immediately cease all non-essential water use to preserve existing capacity … Continue reading “Jonah Water SUD customers may return to normal use”

FM 971 road project dedicated

The FM 971 roadway expansion and realignment project was dedicated today with officials from the City of Georgetown, Texas Department of Transportation, and Chasco Constructors. The project involved expanding FM 971 to four lanes from Austin Avenue to Gann Street with turn lanes, sidewalks, and a pedestrian underpass at Austin Avenue. The new roadway aligns … Continue reading “FM 971 road project dedicated”

GAF Energy announces second U.S. solar roof manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas

New facility will create hundreds of jobs producing the world’s first nailable solar shingle GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – July 19, 2022 – GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company and a leading provider of solar roofing in North America, has signed a lease and begun construction on a 450,000 square-foot facility in Georgetown, Texas. The manufacturing facility … Continue reading “GAF Energy announces second U.S. solar roof manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas”

City launches FlashVote surveys for resident input

The City of Georgetown is initiating a new platform to receive quick, regular feedback from its residents. Georgetown residents can now sign up for FlashVote, a survey tool that allows residents to have a voice in city government through text, email, or voice responses. “I encourage all our residents to sign up,” City Manager David … Continue reading “City launches FlashVote surveys for resident input”

Georgetown hires new police chief

Update: The City Council approved the appointment of Cory Tchida as the police chief for Georgetown at a special meeting on June 6, 2022. After a nationwide recruitment search conducted by Strategic Government Resources, City Manager David Morgan has appointed Interim Police Chief Cory Tchida as chief of police for the City of Georgetown. The … Continue reading “Georgetown hires new police chief”

Census: Georgetown is fastest-growing city in U.S.

Georgetown is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. for cities with a population above 50,000, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Georgetown’s growth rate was 10.5 percent from July 1, 2020, through July 1, 2021, resulting in a population estimate of 75,420. “Georgetown continues to attract new residents for the same … Continue reading “Census: Georgetown is fastest-growing city in U.S.”

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