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News You Can Use – November 2019

Youth Fishing Derby, Sunday, Nov. 10 • 1-4 p.m., Garey Park

Don’t miss this reel-y good time! Georgetown Parks and Recreation’s Youth Fishing Derby for ages 12 and under is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors with the entire family at the beautiful Garey Park.

Admission into the derby is $3 per person for anyone who plans to fish (including parents/guardians). Garey Park admission fees will be waived during the event. Advanced registration is suggested, as the event attendance will be capped.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Limit one pole per person, please. BYO pole and bait! A fishing permit is required to fish in Garey Park for ages 17 and older. Permits will not be sold at the park, so please purchase in advance.

Free Self Defense Academies

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Self Defense Academy presents a free 2-hour training class covering situational awareness and basic defensive tactics. Light to moderate level physical activity is required to complete the course. Athletic dress, tennis shoes, water, and towel are recommended. No previous experience necessary! Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a free defensive tool.

This class is free, but pre-registration is required to attend. Spots are limited.

Senior Adult Self Defense Academy
Ages 55+

  • Thurs, Nov. 7 • 4:30-6:30pm
  • Tues, Jan. 21 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Adult Self Defense Academy Ages 18+

  • Fri, Nov. 8 • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Teen Self Defense Academy Ages 11-17

  • Thurs, Dec. 5 • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Mon, Jan. 27 • 6:30-8 p.m.

Recycling for multifamily, customers outside city limits

One of the most frequently asked questions the City receives is where can people who live outside the city limits or in apartment complexes recycle? Georgetown water or electric utility customers, including those without curbside solid waste or recycling pick up or living in multifamily complexes, can drop-off recyclable materials at no charge at the Georgetown Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive.

The transfer station is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Recyclable materials include:

  • Glass bottles (all colors accepted)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Cardboard cylinders from paper towels, toilet paper
  • Empty prescription medicine containers and caps (medications can be disposed of at the medication kiosk located in the Public Safety Operations and Training Center at 3500 DB Wood Road)
  • Plastics No. 1-No. 7 (except Styrofoam No. 6; flatten beverage containers, caps can be left on the container)
  • Hard plastics (from product packaging with any paper or twist ties removed)
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines
  • Books with covers removed
  • White paper
  • Junk mail
  • Pasteboard (cereal, tissue boxes)
  • Telephone books
  • Aluminum foil, pie plates (clean and balled)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Asceptic and gable top cartons (such as milk or juice cartons)
  • Plastic bags and plastic film, cellophane (ONLY within the yellow Bag-the-Bag stuffer bag)

For more information about recycling options in Georgetown, visit recycle.georgetown.org or contact Environmental Services Coordinator Teresa Chapman at teresa.chapman@georgetown.org.

Chisholm Trail Special Utility District dissolved

The Chisholm Trail Special Utility District has dissolved as a governmental entity. At a public hearing on Sept. 30, the district board members voted unanimously and adopted an order of dissolution. The district was officially and formally dissolved.

Facing challenges with water availability and financing, the district approached the City in 2011 about the possibility of merging the two water systems. After two years of feasibility studies, public meetings, and hearings, the board voted unanimously in 2013 to consolidate the two water systems.

The merger was approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas in 2014 and the assets and liabilities of the district were transferred to the City of Georgetown water utility. At that time, Chisholm Trail SUD water customers became City of Georgetown water customers, and Chisholm Trail employees became Georgetown employees.

The merger and transfer of service area was approved unanimously by the PUC in 2015 and subsequently affirmed in a series of legal challenges. Senate Bill 248, passed by the Texas Legislature in 2017, allowed Chisholm Trail SUD to dissolve after Aug. 31, 2019, whether or not third-party legal actions were resolved.

Due to the deadline to cancel an election, which was in August, candidates for the Chisholm Trail SUD board will be on the Nov. 5 ballot for residents who live in the former service area of the district. Votes will be tabulated and reported in the election. However, candidates in the election will not be seated or serve on the Chisholm Trail SUD board since the district no longer exists as a legal entity.

Riverbank Cleanup Event

The City of Georgetown is hosting a riverbank cleanup event in San Gabriel Park on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m.-noon.

During the event, trash bags and gloves will be provided. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing such as long pants, hats, and sunglasses, as well as comfortable closed toe shoes.

Individuals interested in volunteering can email tiffany.spicer@georgetown.org to sign up. The cleanup event maybe canceled in case of bad weather. Follow the City’s social media page for updates.

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