Council finalizes moving election to November
The Round Rock City Council voted Thursday, Aug. 13, to approve an ordinance to move the May 2020 election to Nov. 3.

The timing of City elections had been in question since Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation in March that effectively canceled the May elections due to concerns related to COVID-19. City Council elections have been held in May for more than 40 years. 

Transit schedule returns to regular hours
Transit services in Round Rock recently returned to regular operating hours of 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This includes Capital Metro fixed routes as well as the Star Shuttle ADA paratransit service. Route 980 will remain suspended at this time. Transit hours were previously reduced in March of this year due to COVID-19. Face coverings will continue to be required and social distancing will be encouraged by leaving empty seats in between customers.

Council considers street maintenance funding
To fund or not to fund street maintenance, that is the question. And it’s a $1.5 million question that has a $2 per month impact for property taxpayers next year, as well as implications for the quality of neighborhood streets in the future.  

Focus on strategic goals key to long-term success
Even though the proposed fiscal year 2021 budget is $25 million less than the budget approved this time last year, it still funds key programs of the City Council’s six strategic priorities. 

Take the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
"Here in Round Rock, we’re lucky to have reliable access to affordable, clean water. At the City, we’ve done our part to ensure we have water sources for decades to come, but it’s important we find ways to preserve this precious resource."
- Mayor Craig Morgan

Conserve water and win prizes! The National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation is offering a virtual program this month to recognize the importance of water.
Make your pledge to conserve water and save energy during National Water Quality Month and earn the chance to win prizes. Visit mywaterpledge.com to take the pledge and find ways you can participate in conservation activities, including planting native or waterwise plants, planting a tree, putting mulch around plants and trees to reduce run-off and litter clean ups in your neighborhood. It’s free and only takes one minute!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Wednesday, Sept. 2
3-6 p.m.
Deepwood Recycling Center
310 Deepwood Drive

Round Rock residents can safely dispose of residential paint and other household chemicals during the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. The event is free for City of Round Rock water utility customers. 

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.