Transit Plan Open House on April 1

March 26th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
The City of Georgetown and Capital Metro will hold an open house meeting on April 1 to get public input for a fixed-route bus system for Georgetown. The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street. A short presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Transit Development Plan Study, initiated by the City of Georgetown and Capital Metro, will help define service plan needs for fixed-route bus service in Georgetown, including routing, service hours, frequency, and boundaries.… Read more...

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Summer Camp Registration Starts Monday, March 30 for Georgetown Residents

March 26th, 2015 by Erin Ruyle, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator
Registration for 2015 Summer Camps offered by Georgetown Parks & Recreation will be available to Georgetown residents on Monday, March 30 at 8:00 a.m. Nonresidents will be able to register starting on Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 am. On-line registration is available with a user name and password which made be obtained by calling (512) 930-3595 or (512) 930-3596. Get your User ID and password
early!!… Read more...

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Fire Department Plans for Upgraded EMS and Transport

March 26th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a plan for the Georgetown Fire Department to upgrade their capacity to provide advanced life support and conduct EMS transport. Starting on October 1, the Fire Department will become the primary EMS provider in Georgetown and in the Emergency Services District covered by the department. According to the plan, the Fire Department will hire six additional positions later this year.… Read more...

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David Morgan Selected as City Manager for Georgetown

March 24th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
David Morgan from Richardson was selected by the City Council to serve as the next city manager for the City of Georgetown. Morgan attended the regular meeting this evening at which the City Council cast a unanimous vote to hire him. “We ultimately selected David from a strong pool of highly-qualified candidates,” said Mayor Dale Ross. “David is an accomplished professional and dynamic leader who will embrace the community and provide a strong vision as we continue to grow.… Read more...

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Call to Artists: Mural Project in Downtown Georgetown

March 18th, 2015 by Dana Hendrix
The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is issuing a call for artist proposals for a mural to be located on the rear wall of 711 S. Main Street, Georgetown, TX. Mural Details:
• The goal of the mural is to provide a piece of public art of interest to residents and visitors to the downtown of Georgetown.
• The mural will be approximately 23 X 15 ft.… Read more...

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Georgetown Utility to Be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy by 2017

March 18th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
A 150-megawatt solar power agreement recently finalized, in addition to a 144 megawatt wind power agreement in 2014, will make the City of Georgetown one of the largest municipally-owned utilities in the U.S. to supply its customers with 100 percent solar and wind energy*. The long-term agreements also allow Georgetown to provide competitive electric rates and hedge against price volatility for energy produced by fossil-fuels.… Read more...

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Free Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats

March 16th, 2015 by Shawn G
The Georgetown Animal Shelter is holding the second of three free spay/neuter clinic for cats on April 4, with the third scheduled for May 2. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the fourth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats. Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are not necessarily for low-income cat owners.… Read more...

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GHS Jazz Band Live at the Library April 19

March 16th, 2015 by Dana Hendrix
GHS Jazz Band 2015   The Georgetown High School Jazz Band plays next in the Georgetown Public Library’s popular “Live Music at the Library” series. The group will perform on Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library foyer. Free and open to the public, this performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.… Read more...

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Citizens on Patrol Assist Police Officers

March 11th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
A new group of volunteers is helping to increase the outreach and capacity of the Georgetown Police Department. Sixteen Citizens on Patrol volunteers are driving the streets of Georgetown to “observe and report” and assist in other duties of the department. Volunteers have completed four weeks of training, which includes learning from officers in each area of the police department such as patrol, criminal investigations, and community resources.… Read more...

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Library 50th Anniversary Kickoff on March 16

March 11th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
Georgetown Public Library is hosting a kickoff event on March 16 to begin a yearlong celebration leading up to the 50th anniversary in 2016. The kickoff begins at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the library, located at 402 W. Eighth Street. Refreshments will be served and all ages are welcome at this public reception. A year-long celebration with programs and events is planned to celebrate the Georgetown Public Library’s opening on March 21, 1966.… Read more...

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