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City Desk • November 2018

Early voting thru November 2

Early voting continues through November 2.

Ballots in the City of Georgetown include Proposition A, which is the reauthorization of a dedicated 0.25 percent sales tax for street maintenance. The 0.25 sales tax was approved in 2002 and was re-approved by the voters in 2006, 2010, and 2014. It must be reauthorized every four years.

Polling location hours on those days are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Sunday, Oct. 28, when polling hours are 1 to 6 p.m.

Vote at these Early Voting locations in Georgetown:

• Cowan Creek Amenity Center, 1433 Cool Springs Way

• Georgetown ISD Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive

• Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1101 N. College St.

• Randall’s, 5721 Williams Drive

• Williamson County Inner Loop Annex, 301 SE Inner Loop

Voters may cast a ballot at any Early Voting location in Williamson County during Early Voting. For a complete list, go to Wilco.org/elections.

Photo ID: Voters are required by Texas state law to show photo identification. For a list of acceptable ID, go to Wilco.org/elections.

To find out more about the Nov. 6 election in Georgetown, visit Georgetown.org. To look up a sample ballot, visit Wilco.org/elections.

County Water Emergency

Monitor the Williamson County website Wilco.org and @PreparingWilCo Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates on water distribution in Williamson County.

For more information on the Austin Water Boil Water Notice, including a map of those affected by the notice, visit: AustinTexas.gov/boilh2o

Animal Shelter Uptick in
Parvovirus cases

Shelter hosts low-cost vaccination clinic Nov. 10

Since Sept. 24, Georgetown Animal Shelter has confirmed 12 cases of Canine Parvovirus in dogs that have been brought in from different parts of the city.

To prevent Canine Parvovirus or “Parvo” animals should be fully vaccinated. Until a puppy has received its complete series of vaccinations, pet owners should not take them to public places where the virus could be living, such as grassy areas, pet shops, parks, puppy classes, dog parks, doggy daycare, kennels, and dog groomers. To protect adult dogs, pet owners should be sure that their dog’s Parvovirus vaccination is updated every 1-3 years. Finally, do not let puppies or adult dogs come into contact with the fecal waste of other dogs. Always promptly dispose of your own dog’s feces.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will host a low-cost vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8:30-11 a.m. Three vaccinations for dogs are available including Rabies for $5, Bordetella for $5, and Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus for $10. Vaccinations also include a free microchip. Only cash payments are accepted.

Parvo is a highly contagious disease that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk. The virus affects the gastrointestinal tract and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces, environments, or people. The virus can also contaminate kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars, leashes, and the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs. It is weather resistant and can survive in the environment for long periods of time.

Signs of Parvo include lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, fever or low body temperature, vomiting, and severe, often bloody, diarrhea. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration and damage to the intestines and immune system, which can cause septic shock. Most deaths from Parvo occur within 48 to 72 hours following the onset of clinical signs. If your dog or puppy shows any of these signs, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

For more information on Canine Parvovirus, visit www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/canine-parvovirus.aspx.

CASA at 10 Years

CASA of Williamson County, TX was founded in 2009 serving 19 children with just 10 volunteers. While it is not quite 2019, we could not wait to start celebrating when we saw our final numbers for the 2017-2018 year: 273 children with 131 volunteers! Throughout the year, volunteers helped 85 children leave CPS care, 97% of which are now in a permanent home.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes…

Three local non-profits are pooling their time, energy, and love for a collaborative fundraising project to benefit our local youth. The Georgetown Project, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA of Williamson County have united to not only raise money for education, child advocacy, and even basic necessities like food and shelter, but also to produce a memorable event to highlight their programs which help ensure our kids have a solid foundation for success.

The Soirée: A Coming Together for Kids, presented by Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick, will be held February 16, 2019 at Georgetown’s elegant 4-star Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s theme: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes.

With Daytripper Chet Garner as emcee, Caboose as entertainment, and lots of games to play and other fun surprises, attendees will feel like a kid again as they enjoy an evening that helps our most vulnerable population, children in need.

“Giving back to the community is part of what the Hewlett organization does.  It’s in our DNA.” Says Barbie Sproull, Hewlett Marketing Director, “Don Hewlett Chevrolet is proud to support this year’s Soiree’.  The 3 organizations that will benefit from this event help the children in our county that need all of us the most.  We encourage other businesses to join with us in making a difference in so many young lives.”   

For more information, visit www.soireewilcotx.org.

City Vendor Meet and Greet on Nov. 7

Do you have a business in landscaping, printing, plumbing or electrical services, graphic design, road construction, automotive maintenance, civil engineering, or architectural services? Do you sell vehicles, gravel, asphalt, medical supplies, or specialized software?

If so, you may have an opportunity to do business with the City of Georgetown.

Find out more at the City Vendor Meet and Greet on Nov. 7, 2018. Sponsored by the City of Georgetown Purchasing Department, the event is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

At the event there will be an opportunity to meet with employees in the purchasing department and find out more about the City’s process to accept bids, proposals, and qualifications. A variety of City staff will also be present. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Purchasing Department at (512) 930-8141.

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