Sidewalk Plan and Transit Study Open House Jan. 22

The City of Georgetown is partnering with Capital Metro to get your input on two important transportation topics: sidewalks and transit. An open house meeting to get your feedback on the City of Georgetown Sidewalk Master Plan as well as the Capital Metro Fixed-Route Transit Study will be held on January 22 from 5:30 to … Continue reading “Sidewalk Plan and Transit Study Open House Jan. 22”

MLK Day Events in Georgetown Next Week

Georgetown will celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 19 and later in the week at Southwestern University at a number of community events. On January 19, youth will participate in a Youth Service Day at the Teen Center and other volunteers will participate in a Day of Service at various locations. … Continue reading “MLK Day Events in Georgetown Next Week”

MLK Day Closings on January 19

City of Georgetown offices will be closed on Monday, January 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. There will be normal solid waste and recycling collection on January 19. City offices and facilities closed on January 19 for MLK Day include the following: Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive Animal Shelter, 110 … Continue reading “MLK Day Closings on January 19”

Coffee with the Captains on Jan. 21

A casual, open-to-the-public chance to visit with police officers will be held at a local convenience store on a Wednesday morning later this month. Called Coffee with the Captains, the informal event organized by Captain Evelyn McLean of the Georgetown Police Department will be at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21. Captain McLean will be … Continue reading “Coffee with the Captains on Jan. 21”

Collection Station Rates and Tree Recycling

New rates for materials brought to the Collection Station took effect January 1. The new Texas Disposal Systems rates are no greater than 90 percent of the gate rate charged at the Williamson County landfill in Hutto. Items such as tires, refrigerators, batteries, roofing shingles, and loads of gravel are accepted at the Collection Station … Continue reading “Collection Station Rates and Tree Recycling”

Recycling Options for Christmas Trees and Boxes

City of Georgetown residents are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees, boxes and wrapping paper to reduce material going to the landfill. If you recycle your tree, please remove the tree stand and any garland, ornaments, or lights. Artificial trees cannot be recycled. Curbside Pick-up Texas Disposal Systems customers in the city limits of Georgetown can … Continue reading “Recycling Options for Christmas Trees and Boxes”

Main Street Façade and Sign Grants Fall 2014

The Georgetown Main Street program has presented a number checks this year to businesses for Façade and Sign Grants. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area. (Click on photos to see larger versions.) The Escape Fine Crafts and Gifts at 713 S. … Continue reading “Main Street Façade and Sign Grants Fall 2014”

Art Center and Marketing Campaign Receive Awards

The Georgetown Art Center and the City of Georgetown’s Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas marketing campaign were winners of statewide awards last month from the Texas Downtown Association. The two Georgetown winners were named in the Presidents Awards Program at the TDA annual meeting in Granbury. The awards for Georgetown were in the category … Continue reading “Art Center and Marketing Campaign Receive Awards”

HARC Amendments to UDC Proposed

Changes to the City’s development code for items governed by the Historic and Architectural Review Commission are being proposed by the City. Those changes can be reviewed here where there’s also an online form for submitting feedback. HARC is a City commission that reviews plans for changes to buildings, sites, and signage within the historic … Continue reading “HARC Amendments to UDC Proposed”

Purple Heart Essay Contest Winners

Three Georgetown elementary students were honored this week for their winning essays on the topic, “What a purple heart means to me?” The students were recognized at the Georgetown City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The Purple Heart essay contest was sponsored by the City of Georgetown and the Texas Capital Chapter 1919 of the Military … Continue reading “Purple Heart Essay Contest Winners”

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