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GISD to add new course to its health curriculum

FUTURE FOCUSED

BY HUNTER TERRELL

Georgetown ISD has adopted a new curriculum for the 2022-23 school year to include instruction relat- ing to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence and human tracking. With a favorable recommendation from the School Health Advisory Council and GISD Counseling Ser- vices, the approval of the Love146: Not A Number—an interactive child tracking and exploitation preven- tion—module is a direct result of Senate Bill 9, which took eect in December. The lessons will be taught by certied profession- als from the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and will be oered in eighth through 12th grade CONTINUED ON 33

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Expected to break ground Sept. 14, Georgetown ISD’s future-ready learning center will house several programs, including advanced career and technical education classes and Richarte High School.

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Multiuse GISD center to prepare students for life after high school

BY CLAIRE SHOOP

academic alternative school; Bridges 18+, a pro- gram that serves students with special needs for up to four years after graduation; the early learning center; and the health and wellness center. With 241,209 square feet of space, the new facil- ity, located at 5001 Airport Road, will give each of the programs capacity to grow by serving more stu- dents and expanding the existing oerings. “The primary focus of the future-ready center [is] to provide the best opportunities for our stu- dents to make sure they’re best prepared for what’s next,” GISD CTE Director Bretton Schulz said. CONTINUED ON 30

WHAT IS SB9? In 2021, state lawmakers passed Senate Bill 9, which sets guidelines for lessons on personal safety. Additionally, Gov. Greg Abbot required the lessons be made optional at parents’ discretion.

The rst construction project nanced by Georgetown ISD’s 2021 bond package—a $97 mil- lion future-ready learning center—is set to break ground Sept. 14. The center, which will have an ocial name prior to opening for the 2024-25 school year, will house a number of programs and even an entire campus that aim to prepare students for their lives after GISD, according to district ocials. The upcoming complex will be home to advanced-level career and technical education, or CTE, classes; Richarte High School, the district’s

The legislation requires all public school districts to provide instruction about:

• dating violence • child abuse

• sex/human tracking • family violence

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110 3 Suds Deluxe Car Wash opened June 30 at 2991 FM 1460, Georgetown. The busi- ness offers wash, dry, waxing and polish services. The Georgetown location also offers monthly memberships and free vacu- ums. Suds Deluxe Car Wash has locations in the Austin, Houston and San Antonio areas. 512-897-1341. www.sudsdeluxe.com 4 H-E-B Wellness Primary Care 110 opened at 19368 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. 100, Georgetown, in May. Called the Leander practice, the clinic provides 29 NOW OPEN 1 Little Lemon at the Library opened June 20 inside the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth St., George- town. The cafe—a smaller sister location to Sweet Lemon—sells a variety of menu items, including fresh cinnamon rolls, kolaches, lattes and cappuccinos. The business is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fri- day, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the same hours as the library. Georgetown City Council approved a five-year partnership between the Georgetown Public Library and Sweet Lemon in January. www.littlelemon.cafe 130 TOLL 2 NKB Dance & Expressions opened July 24. Located at 610 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 125, Georgetown, the dance and fitness studio offers classes for all ages. Class options include Senior Sunrise, which is light movement and exercise for those age 55 and older; yoga; youth bal- let; jazz; Zumba; samba; and line dancing, among others. Most classes are taught during the week with varying hours on Saturdays. 512-688-1232. www.nkbdanceandexpressions.com

virtual and in-person medical visits, including physicals, vaccinations, testing and dietitian services. H-E-B Wellness Primary Care aims to provide affordable options and monthly subscription rates but does not take insurance, according to a company spokesperson. This is one of two H-E-B clinics open in Central Texas. 855-803-9355. www.hebprimarycare.com 5 Noir Nail Bar opened July 16 at 19368 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. 140, Leander. The nail bar offers pedicures, manicures, acrylic nails, dipping powder and waxing. 737-291-5228. https://noirnailbarleander.com COMING SOON 6 Gatherings of Georgetown , a vintage and vintage-inspired decor store located on the Georgetown Square, announced plans to open a second location June 28. The second shop will be located at 701 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, and will showcase European treasures and unique finds, according to the announcement. Centrally located in Georgetown, the property features an outdoor pavilion and more than 2,300 square feet split between a historic church and shed previously used as a wedding venue. An opening date has not been determined. 512-930-2600. http://gatheringsofgeorgetown.com 7 Mojo Coffee , a coffee boutique founded in Central Texas, plans to open its sixth location in Georgetown in early 2023. The cafe will be located in the Ce- dar Breaks West Shopping Center, a new development located at the northwest corner of Williams Drive and Wildwood

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jobs to the city over the next 10 years. The total capital investment for the proj- ect is estimated to be over $100 million in that time. www.gaf.energy EXPANSIONS 11 Williamson County held a rib- bon-cutting ceremony Aug. 3 for the $2 million expansion and improvement project at the Williamson County Expo Center at 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Tay- lor. According to the county, the arena was widened to 125 feet by 300 feet. Additionally, box seating was added to the arena, increasing the overall seating capacity by approximately 250 seats to 3,250 seats. The roof over the breezeway that collapsed during the winter storm in February 2020 was also replaced. With the exception of the roof replacement, all projects were funded with voter-ap- proved 2019 park bonds. 512-238-2101. www.wilcoexpo.com ANNIVERSARIES 12 Posh Salon celebrated its 10-year anniversary July 17. Located in the Shops at Cedar Breaks at 4410 Williams Drive, Georgetown, the business moved from Suite 103 to Suite 105 in January in order to expand its services. Owner Brandy Green and her stylists offer haircuts and coloring services. 512-863-7774. www.yourposhsalon.com

house flavored cold brews. www.mojodrivethru.com

8 Pokeworks will open a new location at 900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 408, George- town, in the coming months, according to a spokesperson. Pokeworks specializes in healthy Hawaiian-inspired sushi bowls and burritos. With restaurants across the country, Pokeworks has two locations in Austin. https://pokeworks.com 9 Journeys , a national footwear re- tailer, will be coming to the Wolf Ranch Town Center later this year. According to a representative with Wolf Ranch, an esti- mated opening date for Journeys has not been determined. The new location will be at 1015 W. University Ave., Ste. B05, Georgetown. The company, which stocks shoes and accessories for teens and adults, carries brands such as Converse, Vans and Ugg. www.journeys.com 10 GAF Energy , a Standard Indus- tries company that specializes in solar roofing, has signed a lease and begun construction on a 450,000-square-foot facility in Georgetown, according to a re- lease. The manufacturing facility will be located on the southeast corner of I-35 and SE Inner Loop, and construction is expected to be completed in June 2023. Once open, the new facility will serve as the company’s second U.S. manufactur- ing center. City of Georgetown officials said GAF Energy will bring 265 high-tech

Patriot Animal Hospital broke ground in Georgetown in July.

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FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON Patriot Animal Hospital broke ground in July, owner Freddy Mitchell said. The all-inclusive animal wellness and diagnostic center will be approximately 4,100 square feet and will house ve exam rooms, a state-of-the-art surgery suite and a treatment area. The facility will also oer in-house laboratory tests, vaccinations, radiology exams and dental exams. Services will be provided and managed by Mitchell and his wife, Dr. Amy Mathiak. Mitchell and Mathiak purchased the 1.2-acre lot in 2021.

Mitchell said the construction is expected to be complete in 30 weeks, but with supply chain and labor shortages, the business is prepared for it to take longer. 4910 W. Hwy. 29, Georgetown A website, email or phone number has not been established yet.

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is welcoming guests for a night of espresso cocktails and crafts. Participants will be provided with one drink, crafting supplies and light snacks. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15 (museum members), $20 (museum nonmembers). 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org SEPTEMBER 02 HUNT FOR GHOSTS The Williamson County Museum hosts its monthly spooky ghost tour the rst Friday of every month. Grab your friends and take a historic walk through the spirits, haunts and legends of downtown Georgetown. 8-9 p.m. $15-$20. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. First-come, rst- serve, limit 15 people per tour. 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org/ ghost-tours 05 LEARN SKILLS TO MANAGE DIABETES Baylor Scott & White Clinic-Georgetown will host a boot camp to help those with diabetes learn skills such as glucose monitoring, heart-healthy dieting and exercise strategies. A physician referral

AUGUST 18 HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL Georgetown ISD students will return to class in the middle of August. First bell for elementary school students is 7:55 a.m., 8:40 a.m. for middle school and 8:45 a.m. for high school. All GISD students will end the rst semester Dec. 16 and return Jan. 4, 2023. www.georgetownisd.org/backtoschool 24 GRAB LUNCH WITH LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will host a panel conversation with representatives from Georgetown YMCA, Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, Kindred Oaks and Eagles Wings Home Improvement Services to discuss local business news. The Georgetown Chamber hosts its monthly lunch on the third Wednesday of every month. Topics for future discussions can be submitted at online registration. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$15 (virtual), $20-$30 (in-person). 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown. 512-930-3535. www.georgetownchamber.org 27 MAKE CRAFTS AND DRINK COCKTAILS The Williamson County Museum

is required. 1-3 p.m. Cost based on insurance coverage. 4945 Williams Drive, Georgetown. 512-509-0200. https://events.bswhealth.com/event/ diabetes-boot-camp-georgetown-67 17 SPEND TIME OUTSIDE WITH YOUR FURRY FRIEND The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will host its fth annual K-9 Kerplunk event at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool. To ensure safety for the dogs and their humans, event registration has a maximum capacity of 100 dogs. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 (per dog), free (for dog owners). 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8468. https://parks.georgetown.org 18 DANCE AND SINGALONG AT THE LIBRARY Percussionist Mark Shelton will perform at the Georgetown Public Library. Shelton is an active performer on the Texas Commission on the Arts’ 2021-2022 Texas Touring Roster. The concert is open to the public, but registration is required as seating is limited to 120 attendees. 2 p.m. Free. 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org

The annual golf tournament at Cowan Creek benets local veterans. FEATURED EVENT Golf for a cause Sept. 2 The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will have its fourth annual golf tournament at the Cowan Creek Golf Course. All proceeds will benet local veterans. 6:30-7:30 a.m. arrival. $95 (per player). 1433 Cool Spring Way, Georgetown 5129487580 www.cvma237.org COURTESY COMBAT VETERANS MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

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The Williams Drive diverging dia- mond interchange project is steadily making progress, Texas Department of Transportation public information ocer Bradley Wheelis said. Crews expect to begin the dem- olition and reconstruction of the Williams bridge later this summer. TxDOT and the Capital Area Met- ropolitan Planning Organization are funding the $70 million project. Wheelis said other upcoming work includes widening the northbound I-35 frontage road, reconstructing the southbound I-35 frontage road and constructing a new entrance ramp along southbound I-35. Most recently, TxDOT crews recon- structed driveways at Austin Avenue and are constructing designated turn

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lanes at the Williams intersection. Construction started in October 2020 and is expected to be complete mid-2023. Georgetown celebrates completion of its FM 971 expansion Georgetown ocials held a dedication ceremony for the FM 971 widening project July 21. It took two weeks to at Austin were also constructed. Georgetown Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Pitts said with be a great benet to our community,” Pitts said. The $4 million project Crossing lanes After vehicles switch over to the left side of the roadway, they can continue straight and cross back over to the right side once through the intersection or turn left without having to wait for oncoming trac. SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF AUG. 3. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT GEONEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. be expanded to a six-lane road. Timeline: July 2022-fall 2023 Cost: TBD Funding source: Williamson County CR 245 improvements Williamson County began a series of im- provements meant to better trac ow around Sun City in July. The project consists of reconstructing the two-lane CR 245 from Williams Drive to Ronald Reagan Boulevard to an interim three- lane roadway with a center turn lane. The three-lane roadway will eventually

was completed by the Texas Department of Transportation and funded by the city. Pitts said the city is pursuing funding to com- plete the FM 971 widening project eastward from Gann to SH 130.

roadway construction continuing on Williams Drive, motorists needed an alternative route to cross over Austin. “This is a major east-west corridor that we didn’t have before, and I think it will

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Projects underway in the Georgetown area

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GEORGETOWN HEIGHTS The Wan Bridge Group, a Houston-based development company, held a ribbon- cutting ceremony for its rst build-to-rent community in Georgetown on June 30. Georgetown Heights—located at 468 Northwood Drive, Georgetown— features 48 three- to four-bedroom, two-story duplexes ranging from 1,400-2,100 square feet. “We are eager to welcome residents to Georgetown Heights,” Wan Bridge Group CEO Ting Qiao said in an announcement. “Residents can expect all the Wan Bridge trademark qualities, like modern, thoughtful designs; high-quality nishes; excellent service from our property management service; and 24/7 maintenance.” The Wan Bridge Group has specialized in build-to-rent properties since 2016. Qiao said the development will help meet the need for more residential properties in the area, citing Georgetown’s fast growth due to employers such as Tesla, Samsung, Google, Apple and Dell having a presence in Central Texas. Although Georgetown Heights is the developer’s rst Central Texas project, Qiao said there are seven or eight potential projects in the Austin pipeline. Georgetown Heights residents will have access to traditional amenities, such as a

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON Home2 Suites by Hilton broke ground at 1431 Rivery Blvd. in late July. The hotel will be located across from The Summit at Rivery Park, which houses Cookie Co. and Orangetheory Fitness, among other retailers. The extended-stay hotel will oer a saltwater pool, an outdoor area, and combined tness and laundry facilities. The hotel is expected to have about 107 rooms. Expected to open in summer 2023, the project will cost an estimated $11 million. According to Kary Lalani, president and chief operating ocer of Lalani Lodging Inc., a hospitality management company, the hotel’s oor plan provides separate living and bedroom space featuring the proprietary Home2 Suites by Hilton “working wall,” which incorporates the kitchen and a exible working/media space. The fully accessorized kitchen will include place settings for six with a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and a coee maker. Lalani Lodging manages several hotels

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dog park and a playground. “Amenities are selected based on [the] individual market and preferences,” Qiao said. “But our houses themselves are the biggest amenity.” Space: 48 units Timeline: November 2021-July 2022

and inns across Texas, including the Hampton Inn at 60 River Oaks Cove, Georgetown. The Home2 Suites by Hilton will be Georgetown’s eleventh hotel. Space: 60,614 square feet Timeline: July 2022-July 2023

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Stories from the Austin metro REGIONAL NEWS Samsung proposal for expansions in Taylor, North Austin total $192.1B; 10,000 new jobs

SEMICONDUCTOR SURGE Taylor ISD approved nine separate Chapter 313 applications—mechanisms that allow public school districts to offer tax incentives for businesses that invest in their communities—for additional facilities at Samsung’s Taylor location, and Manor ISD approved two for the Austin site. The proposed expansions total $192.1 billion. For comparison, the fiscal year 2020-21 budget for the state of Texas was about $260 billion.

BY BRIAN RASH

bring an estimated $167.6 billion in investment on top of the $17 billion Samsung has already committed there. Additionally, the proposed expansions would bring about 8,200 net new jobs to Taylor over the next two decades. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell, who was instrumental in helping to broker the initial deal to bring Samsung to Taylor, said while the proposed facilities are by no means “a done deal,” he is nevertheless excited for the possibilities. “The thought that the largest semiconductor facility, or complex, in the world could be built right here in Williamson County—it’s just humbling,” Gravell said. “Look, we’re talking about potential. Nothing is guaranteed. There is still a lot of work to get all of these agreements across the finish line.” Additionally, the new North Austin fabs would total $24.5 billion in new investment and add 1,800 net new jobs. Several entities still need to provide approval for the expansion, including TISD, Williamson County and the city of Taylor, and Samsung still has not committed to the project.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, a company that has already committed to building a $17 billion semiconductor facility in Taylor, could increase its investment in Central Texas by tens of billions of dollars and bring thousands of new jobs to the area. According to Chapter 313 applications released July 20 through the Texas comptroller’s website, Taylor ISD has approved nine separate applications for new fabrication facilities, or fabs, at the existing Taylor site. Samsung also received Chapter 313 application approvals through Manor ISD for two new fabs on unused land at its existing 640-acre site in North Austin on Parmer Lane. Chapter 313 agreements allow public school districts to offer tax incentives for businesses that invest in their communities, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. TISD approved the Chapter 313 applications in late May, but specific information was not released on the nature of the proposed expansion until the documents’ July 20 release. If approved, the additional Taylor facilities would

Taylor site

Net jobs created: 8,200

New fabrication facilities: 9

Completion dates: one per year 2034-42

Total investment: $167.6 billion

Austin site

Net jobs created: 1,800

New fabrication facilities: 2

Completion dates: 2034 and 2042

Total investment: $24.5 billion

SOURCE: TEXAS COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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Texas receives nearly 15,000 monkeypox vaccines as cases rise

RETURNING TO THE WORKFORCE The unemployment rate in Texas peaked during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and has declined in the months since.

12.6%

15% 12% 3% 9% 6%

BY HANNAH NORTON

Media Relations Director Chris Van Deusen said. Supply of the monkeypox vaccine is limited, and further shipments likely will not be available until late August or early September, according to the release. The health department sent 5,120 vaccines to Dallas County. The other 9,660 doses will be sent to local health departments and regional DSHS offices.

As monkeypox cases rise, the Texas Department of State Health Services is distributing vaccines in the state. The DSHS received 14,780 doses of Jynneos, the monkeypox vaccine, according to a July 25 news release. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows Texas has 780 cases as of Aug. 10, the fourth highest case count in the nation behind New York, California and Florida. Williamson County was reporting seven presumptive cases as of Aug. 10, and Travis County had nine confirmed and 59 presumptive cases as of Aug. 9. Many monkeypox cases are among men who have sexual contact with other men, according to the release. The virus is primarily transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact. “I would caution anybody, whether you’re in that population or not—if you get sick or you develop a rash, to avoid that close contact with [others],” DSHS

0

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SOURCE: U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Texas records the nation’s largest job gains in June; unemployment rate falls

TRACKINGTEXAS CASES

vacations, visited restaurants and had elective medical procedures, said Angela Woellner, the press officer for the TWC. As people return to these activities, more jobs are needed to serve them. Texas’ unemployment rate was 4.1% in June, down 0.1% from May. The state’s unemployment rate has declined since its peak of 12.6% in April 2020.

BY HANNAH NORTON

Texas added 82,500 nonfarm jobs in June, the Texas Workforce Commis- sion reported July 22. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas led the nation in terms of the number of jobs gained in June, up 0.6% compared to May. Texas’ gains are partially due to increased demand. During the COVID- 19 pandemic, fewer people went on

Texas has seen a total of 780 confirmed monkeypox cases as of Aug. 10, with the majority in Dallas and Houston. Travis County cases:

9 confirmed, 59 presumptive Williamson County cases: 0 confirmed, 7 presumptive

SOURCES: CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, WILLIAMSON COUNTY AND CITIES HEALTH DISTRICT/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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GEORGETOWN EDITION • AUGUST 2022

CITY & COUNTY

News from Georgetown & Williamson County

COMPILED BY HUNTER TERRELL

Georgetown City Council meets Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at 510 W. Ninth St., Georgetown 512-930-3652 www.georgetown.org Williamson County Commissioners Court meets Aug. 16, 23, 30 and Sept. 6 and 13 at 9:30 a.m. at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown 512-943-1100 • www.wilco.org MEETINGS WE COVER WILLIAMSON COUNTY The county will recognize Juneteenth as an official paid holiday in line with the federal government’s list of holidays in 2023. Juneteenth commemorates the day federal troops arrived in Galveston with news of the Emancipation Proclamation. The county plans to take away a holiday set for June 3, 2023, so the total number of paid holidays remains at 10. NUMBER TO KNOW Amount of revenue the city anticipates the street maintenance sales tax will generate in 2022 $6.5M HIGHLIGHTS GEORGETOWN The police department promoted Roland Waits to assistant police chief during a City Council meeting held June 26. Waits has served in different capacities with GPD since 1994. Waits will continue to oversee day- to-day operational management of personnel and resources providing law enforcement services to the city. WILLIAMSON COUNTY Ahead of the approval of the Williamson County budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Commissioners Court approved a 5% cost-of-living raise for FY 2022-23 for elected officials. The raises will cost the county $131,700 in the upcoming fiscal year, according to information from the July 26 meeting.

Georgetown’s sales tax election slated for Nov. 8

Small businesses may see financial support GEORGETOWN City Council discussed the ideation of a small- business loan program June 26. Interim Economic Development Director Kim McAuliffe said the pilot program—a partnership between the Georgetown Economic Development Corporation and the Business Com- munity Lenders of Texas—would set aside $250,000 of lending capital for small businesses to use on qualifying investments. Loans would be for a maximum of $50,000 within a 36-month period. Council asked McAuliffe to bring back additional details about the pilot before it acts on it. GEORGETOWN City Council officially called an election June 26, putting a 0.25% street maintenance sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot. The 0.25% sales tax is reserved for street resurfacing and repairs. If passed, the proposition would not increase the city’s overall tax rate, but would reauthorize the existing rate. According to the city, the street maintenance sales tax must be reap- proved by voters every four years. Georgetown citizens originally approved the tax in 2002 with a 57% vote. It has been reauthorized every four years since. The city said the tax has gener- ated $46 million in revenue since April 2003. The city also estimates

REAUTHORIZING REPAIR TAX

Georgetown residents approved a 0.25% street maintenance sales tax in 2002 and have reauthorized it every four years since, as is required by state law. No Yes

80%

57%

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SOURCE: CITY OF GEORGETOWN/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

the sales tax will generate $6.5 million in 2022. Sales tax is collected from anyone who makes purchases within city limits, not just residents. Georgetown’s overall sales tax has

City of Georgetown adds FlashVote to its outreach efforts GEORGETOWN Residents can sign up for FlashVote, a survey tool that allows the community to have direct input in city government. FlashVote asks a group of residents representative of the entire community to answer short surveys. The platform is designed to gather feedback within 48 hours, allowing the city to gather statistically valid information from residents faster than other outreach methods, according to a July 18 release from the city. been set at 8.25% since 2005, with the city receiving 2% of that and the state receiving the other 6.25%. Early voting in the election will be held Oct. 24-29 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Election Day is Nov. 8.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Georgetown staff proposed the following requirements for its potential small-business loan program. In good standing with the city Make less than $3 million in annual revenue Have less than 25 full-time employees Pay employees a livable wage Be in business for a minimum of five years or three years if woman- or minority-owned Not be a home-based business

SOURCE: CITY OF GEORGETOWN/ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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COMPILED BY BRIAN RASH & HUNTER TERRELL

PUBLIC TRANSIT Local

Facilities within CAPITAL METRO ’ S SERVICE AREA

In its latest iteration, Project Connect is a $7.1 billion public transit initiative from the regional transportation entity Capital Metro. The eort will bring new and upgraded elements, including MetroBus, MetroRail, pickup ride-hailing zones, and bicycle and pedestrian zones. Project Connect will also reach some cities outside of Austin, with the potential for more to join. However, there are plans underway and potential options for public transit outside Austin that are both a part of Project Connect and not aliated with the project. SOURCE: CAPITAL METROCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Bus stops: 2,400

Park & Rides: 17 CENTERS Freight rail: 162 MILES between Giddings and Llano

along 32 miles of track between Leander and downtown Austin Commuter rail: 9 STATIONS

Capital Metro is a transportation taxing entity that connects people by providing several transportation options throughout the Austin metro. It was established by a voter referendum Jan. 19, 1985. It is funded largely through a 1% sales tax levied by members of its service area, and outside of Austin, it has six other member cities and services parts of Travis and Williamson Counties. MEMBER CITIES To become a member of Capital Metro, a local government must hold an election. If the election passes, the city becomes a member and pays $0.01 of every $1 in sales tax revenue to Capital Metro. Often, cities must reduce some other portion of their budget to compensate for the membership requirements. NONMEMBER CITIES  PLANS UNDERWAY Beyond member cities, Capital Metro sta is working with sta in several nonmember cities to come up with contracted services for bus and door-to-door transit service. NONMEMBER CITIES  POTENTIAL Capital Metro has met with some nonmember cities to determine potential and interest in public transit programs, but so far no action has been taken. CAPITAL METRO? WHAT IS COURTESY CAPITAL METRO

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along each of the two MetroRapid bus corridors—North Lamar to South Congress and from The Domain to the Westgate Transit Center CENTRAL TEXAS METRORAIL BEYOND AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Capital Metro owns two rail lines that run outside of Austin, including a station in Leander on the Red Line and an upcoming station in Manor supporting the Green Line. Capital Metro is working to build funds for the extensions.

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Round Rock has contracts with Capital Metro for three internal bus lines and a line connecting riders to Austin.

Pugerville has a pilot program to pick up riders that covers most of the city and connects riders to a Park & Ride station at Tech Ridge.

Capital Metro is working with Georgetown sta  to oer a door- to-door transit service for people with disabilities.

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AVERAGE MONTHLY RIDERSHIP

PUBLIC TRANSIT IN GEORGETOWN

The city’s agreement allots for about 4,800 service hours, but projections show it will use half of them.

Average monthly ridership on Capital Metro’s paratransit declined in scal year 2020-21 compared to 2019-20.

Since 2017, Capital Metro has provided a paratransit service, or door-to- door service for disabled residents, in Georgetown through an interlocal agreement. Georgetown City Council met June 28 to review the annual contract and consider upgrading it. Jack Daly, Georgetown’s assistant public works director, said the agreement allots for a total of 4,782 service hours in scal year 2022-23 but expects 2,400 hours will be used. He is considering ways to increase the city’s number of rides, including expanding the service

to residents age 65 and older as well as visitors who meet certain eligibility requirements. Georgetown’s paratransit service, which is run by the Capital Area Rural Transportation System as a subcontractor for Capital Metro, provides curb-to-curb service from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Eligible riders pay $2 each way and must make a reservation 24 hours in advance through the website or by calling 512-478-7433. Eligibility and screening for paratransit services is due Oct. 1.

FY 2022-23

2,400 Projected hours used

FY 2019-20

303

FY 2020-21

236.75

Alotted hours

FY 2021-22*

262

4,783

SOURCE: CITY OF GEORGETOWNCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER *REPRESENTS OCT.MAY OF FY 202122

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