Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 2

Register now for the 24th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Feb. 2. The chip-timed 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Georgetown at Seventh and Main streets and ends at the Bark Park on Holly Street. (A shuttle will take you back to the starting line). To register online or for details, go to cupid.georgetown.org.

Through Feb. 1, the registration cost is $22 per person for all age groups and $25 on race day.

The Kids Fun Run for children age 8 and younger starts at 7:30 a.m. The course is a loop around the Courthouse. Registration is $10 before Feb. 1 and $15 on race day.

Participants receive a Cupid’s Chase T-shirt, while supplies last. T-shirts are not guaranteed if you register on race day. Cupid costumes are encouraged. Strollers and dogs on a non-retractable leash are always welcome on the Cupid’s Chase course.

Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female winners and the overall male and female masters winners as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Awards also will be presented to the top overall male and female City of Georgetown employee.

Race results will be posted after the race at cupid.georgetown.org.

In case of bad weather on race day, check facebook.com/GTXParksandRec, and parks.georgetown.org for updates. There are no refunds or transfers for participants.

Cupid’s Chase is sponsored by Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Event proceeds help fund projects at Georgetown parks. To register online or for details, go to cupid.georgetown.org.

 

Top 10 stories from 2018

It has been an amazing year in Georgetown. Looking back on 2018, there are so many good stories to celebrate. Here are my picks for the Top-10 stories of 2018.

10. South’s Best lists: Georgetown was honored this year to be named No. 1 on The South’s Best Cities to Live in 2018 by Southern Living magazine, and we were No. 12 on The South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 list by Southern Living. It’s good to see others recognize what we already know to be true about Georgetown! 

9. Citizen Survey: The survey conducted by Texas State University found that 81 percent of residents rate the value of city services as good or excellent, which is a slight increase over the 2016 survey results. We also found that 98 percent of respondents rate overall quality of life in Georgetown as good or excellent.

8. Teen Court: The City of Georgetown Teen Court program, which has won recognition as the top teen court program in the Texas, marked its 25th anniversary this year. Georgetown’s Teen Court also hosted the statewide Teen Court Association of Texas annual conference this fall.

7. 2030 Plan: This year we began an update to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, which guides our future growth. As part of the update, the City hosted On the Table in October. The event involved more than 1,500 people from all across the community in imagining our future. It was especially great to see many students from our schools and Southwestern University involved in On the Table.

6. Renewable energy: The Buckthorn solar farm in Fort Stockton began supplying energy to Georgetown in July. This fall, Georgetown won a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help fund a project to generate power locally with rooftop solar panels and batteries.

Georgetown Public Library Wins National Medal

5. Public Library: In May, the Georgetown Public Library was named a recipient of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries. The San Antonio Public Library is the only other public library in Texas to have won the award.

4. Business development: In January, a Holt Cat dealership for Caterpillar construction equipment broke ground on Airport Road. The Wolf Crossing retail center at the southeast corner of Interstate 35 at University Avenue started construction in October. This 250,000-square-foot project includes restaurants, medical facilities, a hotel, and a grocery store. The City approved plans for Wolf Lakes Village at the northwest corner of I-35 and University. At full build out, the Wolf Lakes will include 4 million square feet of corporate offices, retail, entertainment, hotels, and housing valued at $1.7 billion. Other new businesses include the Randall’s grocery store on Williams Drive and the Natural Grocers on Wolf Ranch Parkway.

3. Downtown vibrancy: With Georgetown City Center nearing completion on the west side of downtown, the City will soon move to a new City Hall, Council, and Court building on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. The City also sold two buildings around the Square this year. The former Post Office at 113 E. Eighth St. will be a ballroom, restaurant, and bar, and the Municipal Court and Council Chambers at 101 E. Seventh St. will become a restaurant and micro-distillery. New buildings going up in downtown include the Watkins Building on Main Street, a CVS on University Avenue, Heritage Courts on Eighth Street, and the new the Palace Theater Smith Performance Center on Rock Street. Downtown was also named one of five Great Place in America by the American Planning Association.

2. Transportation: The first segment of Southwest Bypass, the largest city road project yet, opened in July. Funded by the 2015 city transportation bond, the new road provides a north-south connection on the west side of Georgetown from D.B. Wood Road to Leander Road. In August, the City began work on the Rivery Boulevard extension, which extends the road north to Northwest Boulevard. In December, we marked the completion of the FM 1460 project, which expanded the roadway into a four-lane arterial from Georgetown to Round Rock. Georgetown partnered with Texas Department of Transportation, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Round Rock, and Williamson County to fund this project.

1. Parks: The 525-acre Garey Park, gifted to the city by Jack and Cammy Garey, opened in June. Thousands have visited this rolling-hills oasis to enjoy the one-of-a-kind playground, splash pad, dog park, equestrian arena, hiking and equestrian trails, and the Garey House event center. The first phase of renovations of San Gabriel Park also were completed this summer, including a new playground, pavilions, and the restoration of the natural spring habitat along the San Gabriel River. Phase 2 renovations kicked off this summer.

Annual Report

The City of Georgetown Annual Report, A Blooming City, covers projects, initiatives, and financial information for the fiscal year that spanned October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.

Georgetown Annual Report 2017 A Blooming City

The City of Georgetown Annual Report, America’s Fastest Growing City, covers projects, initiatives, and financial information for the fiscal year that spanned October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016.

Georgetown Annual Report 2016 America’s Fastest Growing City

The City of Georgetown Annual Report, The Power of Innovation, covers projects, initiatives, and financial information for the fiscal year that spanned October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015.

Georgetown Annual Report 2015 The Power of Innovation

The City of Georgetown Annual Report, Shaping the Future, covers projects, initiatives, and financial information for the fiscal year that spanned October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.

Georgetown Annual Report 13-14 Shaping Our Future

The City of Georgetown Annual Report includes projects, initiatives, and financial information for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year that spanned October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. The report covers the five focus areas that define the strategic goal of a City of Excellence. A final section includes financial information about the City of Georgetown.

City of Georgetown Annual Report 2012-2013

Modified irrigation schedule released for customers affected by water pump repair

Thanks to our great customers! Their efforts to reduce outdoor irrigation allowed water service to return to normal much earlier than originally projected. The repaired pump is working properly and the system is fully operational.

As promised, Georgetown Utility Systems is releasing a modified two-day per week outdoor irrigation schedule for the affected area.

Modified Irrigation Schedule for Affected Customers – 

  • Tuesday / Friday:  Addresses ending in 1, 5, 9
  • Wednesday / Saturday: Addresses ending in 2, 4, 6, 8
  • Thursday / Sunday: Addresses ending in 0, 3, 7

For a map of the area where irrigation is limited to twice per week, please click here.

If you need assistance adjusting your irrigation controller, please call Customer Care at 512-930-3640. A reminder to ALL Georgetown Utility Systems customers – #NoWateringMonday

This chart summarizes the modified irrigation schedule. The first row is the day of the week, and the boxes underneath indicate the last number of the address. For example, on Tuesday any addresses ending in 1, 5, or 9 can irrigate.
Area where automatic outdoor sprinkler use is limited to two days per week.

Area where automatic outdoor sprinkler use is limited to two days per week.

Proposed Voluntary Annexation of Keyes Tract

The City of Georgetown is considering a voluntary annexation of property into the city limits.  The Public Hearings will be held at the May 8, 2018 meeting at 3 pm and March 8, 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 44.69 acre tract of land, which includes adjacent right-of-way, situated in the Francis A. Hudson Survey, Abstract No. 295, Williamson County, Texas, generally located south of La Conterra Blvd., west of FM 1460, and north of Westinghouse Road to be known as the Keyes Tract.

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

For additional information, please contact Sofia Nelson in the Planning Department, 512-930-3584 or email to sofia.nelson@georgetown.org.

ANX-2018-003_Location map of Keyes Tract

New water tower in Sun City

This month the City of Georgetown will begin construction on a new elevated water storage tank, commonly known as a water tower, in Sun City. The new 2 million gallon water tank will be built next to the existing tank that is located adjacent to Sun City Boulevard about 500 feet north of Texas Drive. (A rendering of the new tank is pictured.)

The existing 400,000 gallon water tank was built in 1995 when Sun City was expected to contain 6,500 homes. However, Sun City is now expected to have more than 10,500 homes at final build-out. A larger tank is needed to support the demand from the homes in Sun City and the surrounding area.

The new tank will help regulate and maintain a more consistent water pressure throughout most of Sun City as a result of less fluctuation in the tank’s water level.

The new storage tank will be very similar in design and appearance to the elevated water tank that was recently constructed on D.B. Woods Road at Cedar Breaks Road. It will have a capacity of 2 million gallons and be the same height as the existing tank, which is 165 feet tall. The pedestal section of the tank will be made of steel-reinforced concrete and the bowl section will be fabricated from steel. The new water tank will cost $3.2 million, funded by water utility revenues. Construction is expected to take up to 400 days.

The new water storage tank was designed by Dunham Engineering and will be constructed by CB&I. The contract to construct the tank was a competitive bid approved by the City Council in September. CB&I has constructed more than 400 similar tanks and a total of more than 25,000 elevated water tanks in the company’s 123-year history.

The existing tank will remain in service until the new tank is completed. Shortly after, the existing steel tank will be removed in sections and lowered to the ground via a separate contract.

Construction on the new water storage tank is expected to start in the next two weeks and be completed by early 2019. Construction hours will be limited to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a few times during the construction process when hours will extend beyond those times, such as during the concrete pouring process for the pedestal.

Council to consider voluntary annexations

The City Council is hosting public hearings for four voluntary annexations at the Aug. 8 and Aug. 22, 2017, meetings. Council will consider action on these items on Sept. 12, and a second reading is to be determined. Most of the described properties below are being annexed in anticipation of future development.

Public hearing for the voluntary annexation of 244.54 acres in the Fredrick Foy Survey, Abstract Number 229, located approximately along and between the intersections of Ronald Reagan Boulevard at CR 245 and Ronald Reagan at Sun City Boulevard to be known as Highland Village.  Location Map – Highland Village

Public hearing for the voluntary annexation of 133.1 acres in the Fredrick Foy Survey, Abstract Number 229, located approximately along and between the intersections of Ronald Reagan Boulevard at CR 245 and Ronald Reagan at Sun City Boulevard to be known as Berry Creek Highlands.  Location Map Berry Creek Highlands

Public hearing for the voluntary annexation of 120.5 acres in the Lewis P. Dyches Survey, Abstract Number 171, located approximately west of the intersection of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and CR 245 to be known as Somerset Hills – 1.  Location Map – Somerset Hills 1

Public hearing for the voluntary annexation of 314.5 acres in the Burrell Eaves Survey, Abstract Number 216, located approximately northwest of the intersection of Hwy. 195 and Shell Road to be known as Somerset Hills – 2.  Location Map – Somerset Hills 2

After holding the required public hearings, the City Council will consider an ordinance for the annexations at dates to be determined. For additional information, contact the Planning Department at 512-930-3575 or email planning@georgetown.org.

Senior dance at Georgetown Community Center on June 16

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Senior Adult Dance on Friday, June 16, from 6-9 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

The event is designed for, but not limited to, adults age 55 and older. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Tickets are $7 per person June 13-16 and at the door. Register in person at the Georgetown Recreation Center, or by contacting Robert Staton, Senior Program Coordinator, at (512) 930-1367 or robert.staton@georgetown.org.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/senior-adult-dance.

Public Meetings Weekly

january 21, 2019 - january 27, 2019

  • oct 29, 2018 - nov 04, 2018
  • nov 05, 2018 - nov 11, 2018
  • nov 12, 2018 - nov 18, 2018
  • nov 19, 2018 - nov 25, 2018
  • nov 26, 2018 - dec 02, 2018
  • dec 03, 2018 - dec 09, 2018
  • dec 10, 2018 - dec 16, 2018
  • dec 17, 2018 - dec 23, 2018
  • dec 24, 2018 - dec 30, 2018
  • dec 31, 2018 - jan 06, 2019
  • jan 07, 2019 - jan 13, 2019
  • jan 14, 2019 - jan 20, 2019
  • jan 21, 2019 - jan 27, 2019
  • jan 28, 2019 - feb 03, 2019
  • feb 04, 2019 - feb 10, 2019
  • feb 11, 2019 - feb 17, 2019
  • feb 18, 2019 - feb 24, 2019
  • feb 25, 2019 - mar 03, 2019
  • mar 04, 2019 - mar 10, 2019
  • mar 11, 2019 - mar 17, 2019
  • mar 18, 2019 - mar 24, 2019
  • mar 25, 2019 - mar 31, 2019
  • apr 01, 2019 - apr 07, 2019
  • apr 08, 2019 - apr 14, 2019
  • apr 15, 2019 - apr 21, 2019
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21jan4:00 pm5:00 pmGeorgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO)

21jan6:00 pm7:00 pmGeorgetown Commission on Aging

22jan3:00 pm6:00 pmCity Council Workshop

22jan6:00 pm8:00 pmCity Council Meeting

23jan4:30 pm6:00 pmGeneral Government and Finance Advisory Board (GGAF)

 

Event Calendar: Public Meetings

january, 2019

01jan5:30 pm6:30 pmGeorgetown Public Library Advisory Board

08jan3:30 pm6:00 pmCity Council Workshop

08jan6:00 pm8:00 pmCity Council Meeting

09jan4:00 pmUnified Development Code Advisory Committee CANCELLED

09jan6:00 pm7:00 pmADA Advisory Board

10jan6:00 pm7:00 pmAnimal Shelter Advisory Board

10jan6:00 pm7:00 pmParks and Recreation Board

10jan6:00 pmCity Council and Planning and Zoning Commission Joint Meeting

11jan8:30 am9:30 amMain Street Advisory Board

11jan8:30 am9:30 amConvention and Visitors Bureau Board (CVB)

11jan10:00 am11:00 amGeorgetown Transportation Advisory Board (GTAB)

11jan2:00 pm3:00 pmGeorgetown Utility System Advisory Board (GUS)

15jan4:30 pm5:30 pmArts and Culture Board

15jan6:00 pmPlanning and Zoning Commission

16jan3:30 pm4:30 pmGeorgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation (GTEC)

21jan4:00 pm5:00 pmGeorgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO)

21jan6:00 pm7:00 pmGeorgetown Commission on Aging

22jan3:00 pm6:00 pmCity Council Workshop

22jan6:00 pm8:00 pmCity Council Meeting

23jan4:30 pm6:00 pmGeneral Government and Finance Advisory Board (GGAF)