Dear HBA Members and Friends,

The HBA is working to provide relevant updates regarding closings, cancellations and rescheduled events to our Members. Please see the most recent announcements below. Additionally, we’d like to invite all Members to a webinar on March 25 with The Fowler Law Firm. See details below.

HBA

  • April 2 - Membership 101 Luncheon - To be rescheduled, date TBD
  • April 8 - Be Social Event - Cancelled

MAX Awards and Parade of Homes™ are still on at this poin t. We are monitoring the situation
closely and will let you know of any plans to reschedule. Please know that your health and safety is
our top priority.

Free Webinar for HBA Members
"What You Need to Know to Help Protect Your Business During Turbulent Times"
On March 25 from Noon-1:00 pm,   The Fowler Law Firm has generously agreed to sponsor a FREE,
60-minute webinar to provide you with information you need to know to protect your business during these turbulent times. Topics will include employer/employee rights, sick leave, insurance coverage,
and termination of contracts. While the Coronavirus is new, protecting your employees, finances and goodwill doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge. Don’t miss out on this timely opportunity to hear from the experts and get your questions answered, free of charge (you will have an opportunity
to ask questions at the end of the presentation). Many thanks to The Fowler Law Firm for their ongoing dedication to the HBA! HBA Members Register FREE Here

TAB
TAB Board & Committee Meetings Cancelled
The upcoming TAB Board and Committee meetings scheduled for March 25 - 27, and all other in-person Association related meetings or events scheduled during this time period are cancelled.

City of Austin
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit AustinTexas.gov/COVID19
 
  • Austin Energy – Walk-in services temporarily closed
Austin Energy offers an electronic method to submit your Building and Electrical Service plan
applications at the following website: aebspaespa@austinenergy.com or go to
 austinenergy.com and see the contractor tab to submit an ESPA at the design intake page.
 
  • Austin Water
 At this time, they are encouraging virtual, online meetings, emails or phone calls, instead of face to face meetings. Walk-ins are strongly discouraged owing to presence of skeleton crew and staff’s alternate work schedules. Download the electronic plan review work process flow
 
  • Postponement of Land Development Code Revision Related Meetings
The City of Austin has decided to postpone meetings and action related to the Land Development Code Revision. http://austintexas.gov/ldc

City of Hutto
Inspections in Hutto will continue, but the City asks that the superintendent clear the house prior to the inspection.

City of Kyle
City of Kyle is moving to online services. Inspections will continue for unoccupied homes. More info found at https://www.cityofkyle.com/covid .

City of Pflugerville
Starting immediately, staff will not be meeting with customers in person until May 1st. Because many of our team will be working remotely we ask that you email staff and they will respond either via phone or email. If you are unsure of who to contact please send an email to planning@pflugervilletx.gov and the appropriate staff person will be in contact with you.

City of Round Rock
In-person meetings will continue, but only two members of the public are allowed at a time. Visit https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/ for further details

City of Taylor
In person meetings and P&Z and Council meetings will be moved to phone or video conference.
Red Cross – Blood and Monetary Donations Needed
Th HBA has partnered with The American Red Cross to generate support for the important work they provide day-to-day, as well as in times of crisis. At this time they have launched an urgent public plea to help offset expenses for lifesaving Biomedical Services and life-changing Disaster Cycle Services. Donate Here
Stay safe and well!