Williamson County currently under burn ban
Outdoor burning is prohibited following a vote by the Williamson County Commissioners Court last month to issue a 30-day burn ban that started July 22.

Possible violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500. A person violates this order by burning any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames.

Blog: Fiscal plans deliver results during pandemic
The City of Round Rock's proposed $418 million budget for FY 2021 maintains the service levels our citizens have come to expect, and continues to fund our five-year transportation improvement program that will improve traffic flows on key corridors like University Boulevard and Gattis School Road.  There are no new programs included in the budget, and the current proposed spending plan is $26 million less than the original 2020 budget.

Sewer backups caused by grease, 'flushable' wipes
With more residents staying at home, City of Round Rock Utility crews have been battling an increase in pipe clogs over the last few months due to people flushing wipes and disposing of grease down the drain.

As fats, oils and grease go down the drain, they cool off and harden, causing sewer pipes to clog. When this happens, there is a high risk of a sewer backup, where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, yard, neighborhood and streets. The best way to dispose of grease is to collect it in a container and dispose of it in the trash.

Similarly, wipes should be thrown away and not flushed down your toilet. Even wipes labeled “flushable” are too thick and do not disintegrate easily.

Council approves agreement with Investex
Round Rock City Council voted unanimously Thursday, July 23, to approve an agreement with the developers of Investex II LLC to construct a cold storage and manufacturing facility containing 125,000 square feet. The 10-acre site, which is located in Round Rock city limits at 16400 Bratton Lane in Austin, will house nearly 20,000 pallet positions and host an incubation space to encourage and promote growth and success of local new Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry businesses.

Virtual meetings open for Red Bud Lane projects
The City of Round Rock is offering two virtual meetings to educate residents and receive feedback on road projects planned along Red Bud Lane:

Red Bud Lane South project
(Evergreen Drive to Gattis School Road)
Virtual meeting open through Aug. 17

Red Bud Lane North project
(U.S. 79 to C.R. 117)
Virtual meeting open through Aug. 10
Police Accreditation Team invites public comment

The Round Rock Police Department will soon complete a review required to retain its status as a fully accredited agency, a highly prized distinction that the Department has maintained since its initial accreditation in 2004.

As part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a series of telephone and virtual public information sessions this month.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m.