Round Rock Edition | October 2022


Round Rock City Council Meets Oct. 13 and 27 at 6 p.m. 216 E. Main St., Round Rock 512-218-5401 Williamson County Commissioners Court Meets Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 and Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown 512-943-1550 MEETINGS WE COVER projects to bring water into the county from outside pipelines and improve water facilities; a $5 million grant went to Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority, and $14 million went to the cities of Round Rock and Georgetown. The amount of grant money Williamson County commissioners approved Sept. 20 for water-related NUMBER TO KNOW $19 million CORRECTION: Volume 18, Issue 1 On Page 25, the tuition rate for Firefly Community School- Pflugerville is $850-$1,050 per month.

Pipeline projects to improve city’s water systems ROUND ROCK City Council approved Sept. 8 several proj- ects related to the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority and Brushy Creek Regional Waste Water System. For the Brushy Creek Regional Waste Water System, council approved replacing a pump that helps treat wastewater and contains oxygen to maintain aerobic conditions to keep activated sludge suspended.

The $79,400 project will be paid for out of the city’s regional wastewater operating fund. Council members also approved $506,672 for addi- tional filters for higher-quality effluent, or wastewater, at the expansion of the BCRWWS East Wastewater Treatment Plant to address issues from the February 2021 winter storm. Costs will also be paid out of the wastewater fund. For the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority, council approved $427,165 to repair an underwater leak in a 36-inch pipeline on the bed of Lake Travis. Costs will be covered by the city’s regional water fund.

City creates new community division ROUND ROCK The city has a new depart- ment after City Council approved creating the new Community and Neighborhood Services division at its Sept. 8 meeting. Headed by Joe Brehm, who was previ- ously the director of community develop- ment, the Community and Neighborhood Services division will house code enforce- ment, neighborhood services and the Com- munity Development Block Grant program and other relevant special programs. The department became operational Oct. 1, City Manager Laurie Hadley said. INVESTING IN COMMUNITY The new Round Rock Community and Neighborhood Services department began Oct. 1 under the leadership of Joe Brehm. The department will: • provide community services and resources; • provide commercial redevelopment services; • oversee the city’s tool lending center; and • oversee the curb painting program. SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCKCOMMUNITY IMPACT

WATER WORKS Round Rock City Council approved several projects related to water. SOURCE: CITY OF ROUND ROCK COMMUNITY IMPACT

Brushy Creek Regional Waste Water System • $79,400 to replace a pump for treating wastewater • $506,672 for new filters for higher-quality wastewater Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority • $427,165 to repair a 36-inch iron pipeline

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