Breakfast Bites: New Ways of Connecting with Old Buildings

Emily Koller The next Breakfast Bites meeting on May 30 will feature Emily Koller, on the topic of New Ways of Connecting with Old Buildings. The informal meeting opens at 8 a.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. The talk will start at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be provided.

Koller will provide an overview of DowntownTX.org, a place-based real estate tool for historic downtowns. Georgetown was one of the first Main Street cities to be featured on the site. The website is designed as a statewide resource for investors, downtown developers, entrepreneurs, as well as community-minded individuals looking to be part of downtown’s transformation.

Koller works with the Texas Historical Commission as a planner to develop the Town Square Initiative and assist Texas Main Street cities with their downtown planning needs. She has worked as a Main Street director for an urban program on Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and as a city planner in Tulsa and San Marcos.

At the May 30 meeting, there will be updates from City staff on:

  • Art Center and Public Library events
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau updates
  • City Hall campus project update

Also, learn about updates from downtown partner organizations and find out about new businesses in the downtown district that have opened or are under construction.

Breakfast Bites is a quarterly meeting of the Georgetown Main Street Program. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, to Kim McAuliffe, downtown development manager for the City of Georgetown, at (512) 930-2027 or at kim.mcauliffe@georgetown.org.

Water Safety Day on May 19 at the Georgetown Recreation Center

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will host a free Water Safety Day event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

The educational family event is designed to increase public awareness about drowning prevention and water safety as we head into the summer swim season. Attendees will learn important safety topics such as drowning prevention, water rescue skills, and proper life jacket use.

Participating organizations include the Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown Camp Goodwater, Georgetown Adventure Camp, Georgetown Learn to Swim, Colin’s Hope and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Once attendees visit all of the organizations, they will receive a discount on a seasonal swim pass or summer swim lessons. Attendees are also welcome to stay and swim, and daily pool fees will be waived for this event. Children age 6 and younger must have a guardian actively participating with them in the water at all times.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org or contact Georgetown Parks and Recreation Aquatics at (512) 930-3541.

City of Georgetown hosts ‘Coco’ on May 11

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department presents “Coco” (PG) on Friday, May 11, in San Gabriel Park. The event will take place on the soccer fields located behind the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

This is a free community event. The event starts at sunset, about 8:15 p.m. Moviegoers are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnics, and are encouraged to arrive early for free popcorn and children’s activities and games beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For details, visit parks.georgetown.org/sunset-movie-series.

Upcoming Movies:

June 23
“Moana” (PG)
Williams Drive Pool

July 20
“The Sandlot” (PG)
San Gabriel Park

Aug. 17
“A Wrinkle in Time” (PG)
San Gabriel Park

City Council District 1 election results

The Williamson County Elections office as of 10:04 p.m. on May 5 has posted final unofficial voting results for the City Council election on May 5 in Georgetown.

These are the unofficial voting results as of 10:04 p.m. with 27 of 27 polling locations reporting:

RaceCandidateVotesPercent
District 1Anna Eby13753.52
Mary Calixtro11946.48

To see a complete May 5, 2018, election results, go to wilco.org/elections.

City Council election day is May 5

Election day for the District 1 City Council race is Saturday, May 5.

Incumbent Anna Eby and Mary Calixtro are on the ballot for the District 1 seat.

Kevin Pitts ran unopposed for the District 5 seat currently held by Ty Gipson, who did not seek re-election.

Georgetown City Council members serve three-year terms representing single-member districts. To see maps of council districts, go to maps.georgetown.org/council-district-maps.

Votes will be canvassed at a special City Council meeting at 6 p.m. May 16 in City Council Chambers, 101 E. Seventh St. During that meeting, newly elected City Council members will be sworn in, and the council will select its mayor pro tem.

To see vote center locations on election day, go to wilco.org/elections.

Flag for City of Georgetown

The City is planning to create a City of Georgetown flag that would be flown at city facilities and used for ceremonial occasions. The proposed flag design features the City logo on a white background.

Feedback on the flag design can be shared via this survey link.

Thank you for your input.

Online payments limited Sunday

Access to online bill payments will be limited Sunday, May 6, from 5 a.m.-3 p.m. while electrical work is being completed for the City’s new civic center project at Ninth and Martin Luther King Jr. streets. The electrical work will also affect phone service at city facilities. However, 911 calls should not be affected by the electrical work.

During the planned outage customers will not be able to pay utility bills, Library or Municipal Court payments, and the Animal Shelter will not be processing city licenses or adoptions. Registration and payments at the Recreation and Tennis centers are not expected to be affected.

Access to City websites at Georgetown.org should not be affected except for some online payments.

Public Wi-Fi on the Square and in City facilities will also be shut down during the outage.

The Airport Terminal, Animal Shelter, Public Library, Recreation Center and Tennis Center will be open during their normal hours Sunday.

Proposed Voluntary Annexation of Mourning Dove Subdivision

The City of Georgetown is considering a voluntary annexation of property into the city limits.  The Public Hearings will be held at the May 22, 2018 meeting at 3 pm and March 22, 2018 at 6 pm. City Council meetings are located at the City Council Chambers, 101 E. 7th Street, at the northeast corner of Seventh and Main Street.  The area being considered for voluntary annexation is approximately an 18.331-acre tract of land situated in the Ruidosa Irrigation Company Survey, located at 118 Mourning Dove, west of FM 1460, north of SE Inner Loop and east of S Austin Ave, to be known as the Mourning Dove Subdivision.

After holding the required public hearings, the City Council will consider an ordinance for the annexation.

For additional information, please contact Nathan Jones in the Planning Department, 512-931-7746 or email to nathan.jones@georgetown.org

ANX-2018-002_Mourning Dove Subdivision Location Map

Crack seal street resurfacing in Sun City starts May 10

The City of Georgetown Public Works Department will begin street crack sealing operations on Thursday, May 10, on streets in Sun City. Hours of work will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The work is scheduled to be complete in areas indicated by Friday, June 1. The work is weather-dependent and rain days will extend the duration of the project.

Residential streets included in the crack seal application include those in Sun City neighborhoods 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 35, 36, 60, and 63. These neighborhoods include those along Del Webb Boulevard between Williams Drive and Berry Creek, as well as some neighborhoods along Whispering Wind Drive. (Click on map to see larger version.)

Crack sealing is a cost-effective method that helps to preserve and prolong overall pavement life. This work is in preparation for a High Performance Pavement Sealant program planned for later this summer. The sealant is a new product to be used in Georgetown with a track record of good results in other cities.

There will be minimal delays to traffic and driveway access of 15 to 30 minutes while the product is being applied and curing. Work will not occur on scheduled solid waste or recycling collection days.

Low Cost Shot Clinic for Pets May 19

Rodger Dodger enjoys a walk in the park, knowing he is fully vaccinated!

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its next low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, May 19, 8:30-11 a.m. The walk-in clinic is for cats and dogs.  Help protect your pet from diseases they can pick up outside!

Pets may also get a FREE microchip with the purchase of any vaccine. No appointments. Cash or check only. The shelter is located at 110 Walden Dr., Georgetown, next to the McMaster Athletic Fields.

Dog Vaccines:
Rabies $5
DHPP Combo $10 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parafluenza, Parvo)
Bordetella $5 (Kennel cough)

Cat Vaccines:
Rabies $5
FVRCP Combo $10 (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in a carrier.  Payment is by cash or check only. (Debit or credit cards not accepted.)

The shelter has committed to offer several more low-cost clinics this fiscal year. The dates of the next clinics are:

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018

The clinic will be held at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter at 110 W.L. Walden Drive near the McMaster Athletic Fields. Contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592 or by email at animalsvc@georgetown.org. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.