News from Georgetown & Williamson County
COMPILED BY HUNTER TERRELL
Georgetown City Council Next meets April 26 and May 10 at MEETINGSWE COVER 6 p.m. 101 E. Seventh St., Georgetown • 512-931-7715 www.georgetown.org Williamson County Commissioners Court Next meets April 19, 26 and May 3, 10 at 9:30 a.m. 710 S. Main St., Georgetown • 512-943-1550 www.wilco.org NUMBER TOKNOW Conrmed tornadoes in Williamson County on March 21 2 HIGHLIGHTS GEORGETOWN City Council approved the purchase of new portable CPR and ventilator machines March 22. The equipment will not exceed $100,000 and was approved in the 2021-22 budget. WILLIAMSONCOUNTY Destination: Hope, a fundraising gala for the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Williamson County on March 4, raised more than $325,000.
Cityapproves contracts for newtreatment plant
Georgetown to ask WilCo for community grant of $15,000 GEORGETOWN The city will apply for a grant of $150,000 from the Williamson County Commu- nity Development Block Grant Program. The request to apply was approved by Georgetown City Council on March 22. The submission must be completed by April 12. If awarded, the funds will be utilized in the city’s Home Repair program identi ed in George- town’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan as a policy to “preserve existing housing stock that contributes to aordability.” Furthermore, the funds will go toward the ongoing preservation and rehabilitation eorts of the historic San Jose and Track Ridge Grasshopper neighborhoods near downtown. City council also passed small area plans for both communities at the same meeting.
GEORGETOWN At a March 22 meeting, Georgetown City Council approved several purchases and an expansion project for Georgetown Water Services. Council approved a $175 million contract with PLWWaterworks for the construction of the South Lake Water Treatment Plant at 1010 Crockett Gardens Road, Georgetown, and an additional $1.8 million for design, permitting and site work with engineering rm CDM Smith for a new wastewater line for the plant. The new plant will increase the city’s water capacity from 39.6 mil- lion gallons per day to 83.6 million. In conjunction with the new plant, the city will implement an expan- sion to its wastewater collection system. Additional projects include the purchase of wastewater chem- icals valued at $730,000, Aqualum Polymer Blend 3012 for water treat- ment in the approximate amount of $106,315 annually, and a $259,888 contract with Terracon Consultants for materials testing and inspections.
In addition to serving the residents of Georgetown proper, the city’s water service stretches into Bell and Burnet counties. SERVICE AREA Water department coverage
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GEORGETOWN EDITION • APRIL 2022
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