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

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

Free Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats

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. (As of April 1, this clinic has been canceled due to lack of interest.  The next one will be 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.... Read more

Citizens on Patrol Assist Police Officers

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

Library 50th Anniversary Kickoff on March 16

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

San Gabriel Park Master Plan Meeting March 18

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department would like your ideas as they begin a master planning process to enhance San Gabriel Park. A public meeting to gather ideas from the community will be at 7 p.m. on March 18 at the Community Center, 445 E. Morrow Street in San Gabriel Park.

The San Gabriel Park Master Plan aims to protect natural resources and improve gathering spaces at the park.... Read more

HARC Amendments to UDC: Public Meeting on March 12

The City seeks public input on proposed revisions to the regulations that govern the City’s historic resources at a public meeting on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber, 101 E. Seventh Street. Changes would affect items reviewed by the Historic and Architectural Review Commission.

The proposed changes to the Unified Development Code affect property in the Downtown and Old Town Overlay districts, as well as certain property listed in the City’s Historic Resource Survey.... Read more

Low Cost Pet Vaccines and Free Microchips

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is conducting another walk-in low-cost vaccination clinic for cats and dogs. It will be Saturday, March 28, 8:30-11 a.m.  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 WL Walden Dr., Georgetown, TX 78626.... Read more

Historic Tax Credit Workshop March 17

The City of Georgetown is holding a Historic Tax Credit Workshop for commercial properties on March 17 at 5:30 p.m. The workshop will be in the training room at the Georgetown Communications and Technology building at 510 W. Ninth Street.

Learn about tax credits that provide a preservation incentive for the rehabilitation of commercial properties. Valerie Magolin, Texas Historical Commission tax credit program specialist, and Steph McDougal, principal with McDoux Preservation, will speak about federal and state rehabilitation tax credits for commercial properties.... Read more

Yard Trimmings Collections

For City of Georgetown residents in the city limits, seasonal curbside yard trimmings pickups started March 2 and continue through May 29.

Collections are every-other-week. Branches should be bundled with twine and no more than four feet in length. Compostable brown paper lawn and leaf bags need to be used for leaves, grass, or other organic material. Containers marked as “yard” also can be used.... Read more

Women in Law Enforcement Career Night March 12

The Georgetown Police Department is hosting a Women in Law Enforcement Career Night on March 12. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from women in the department and learn about career options. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the training center at the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 DB Wood Road in Georgetown.... Read more