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(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of May 11, 2020
In this Issue:
  • Buda City Hall/Public Safety Building Open to Public With Limited Capacity - Monday, May 18
  • Buda Public Library Online Resources
  • Governor Abbott Executive Order - May 18 Openings
  • Still Budaful Stimulus Plan Update/Deadline to Apply, Monday May 18
  • City of Buda E-Billing
  • Boards and Commissions Application Deadline Extended - May 31
  • Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover
  • COVID-19 Hays County Resources
  • COVID-19 Hotline
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • COVID-19 Updates on City of Buda Website
  • National Nurses Week
  • Buda Counts: 2020 Census
  • City of Buda Water Smart Portal
  • City of Buda Job Opportunities
  • Upcoming Meetings
On Monday, May 18 Buda City Hall and the Public Safety Building will open to the public with limited capacity. It is strongly recommended that visitors wear masks. Social distancing practices will be in place. Phone and online methods of communication are still encouraged.

Buda City Hall and Public Safety Building

  • Visitors are highly encouraged to wear masks.
  • Phone and online methods of communications are still encouraged.
  • City-sponsored meetings resume with strict social distancing practices in place. Room capacity limited to 25% for City Council and Boards and Commissions meetings.
  • No rental of public spaces.
  • Daily disinfection cleaning.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Buda Public Library

  • Remains Closed to the Public.
  • Providing Curbside Service Monday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Visitor Center (Stagecoach House)

  • Remains Closed to the Public.
  • Please call the Visitor’s Center with questions at 512-295-7170.

City of Buda Employees are following strict social distancing practices and will be wearing masks or face coverings to provide protection for co-workers and the public.

As mentioned earlier, phone and online communications are still encouraged.

You can contact City Departments directly at the numbers below:

Public Works (512-312-2876)

Buda Police Department - Non-Emergency (512-393-7896)

Parks (512-523-1083)

Utility Billing (512-295-8845)

Municipal Court (512-295-2562)

Library (512-295-5899)

Planning, Permitting, and Engineering (512-312-5745)

Visitor’s Center (512-295-7170)

Utility billing and municipal court payments may be paid online here: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx . Additional ways to make utility payments include online through your bank, over the phone at 512-295-8845, and by mail to 405 E. Loop St., Building 100, Buda, Texas. Customers can also utilize the utility payment drop boxes at the front entrance of the building and near the library book drop. The utility billing e-mail that residents should use to communicate with utilities is utilitybilling@ci.buda.tx.us

Additional online resources:

Permitting and Inspections: https://www.mygovernmentonline.org/

Licenses, Permits and Fees:

You can view City Council meetings online here:

For more information on Buda Library Services:

Buda Public Library Electronic Resources: https://buda.biblionix.com/catalog/

Buda Public Library: www.budalibrary.org
Buda Public Library Online Resources
You can contact the library at 512-295-5899.
Governor Abbott Executive Order - Open Texas
May 18 Openings
Governor Greg Abbott announced the next phase of business re-openings in an Executive Order issued about two weeks ago.

Beginning Monday, May 18 the following will be able to open with limited capacity:

  • Services provided by office workers in offices that operate at up to the greater of (i) five individuals, or (ii) 25 percent of the total office workforce; provided, however, that the individuals maintain appropriate social distancing.
  • Manufacturing services, for facilities that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the facility.
  • Gyms and exercise facilities and classes that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the gym or exercise facility; provided, however, that locker rooms and shower facilities must remain closed, but restrooms may open.

Still Budaful Stimulus Plan Deadline to Apply
Monday, May 18
In early April, the Buda City Council authorized the Still Budaful Stimulus Program to assist businesses negatively affected by the pandemic. The total contributions between the City of Buda and the  Buda Economic Development Corporation  amounted to $380,000.

We are happy to announce that so far over $300,000 in grants have been issued to roughly 70 applicants!

Applications are still being accepted for the Still Budaful Stimulus Program. The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, May 18. Be on the lookout for Still Budaful Stimulus 2.0.

  • Still Budaful Stimulus Grant
  • Hotel Occupancy Tax Payment Emergency Deferral + Forgiveness Program
  • Buda Emergency Co-Marketing Grant

Applications are available at   www.stillbudaful.org .

The people behind the Still Budaful Stimulus Plan have a few words to share with our small business community. Take advantage of the Still Budaful Stimulus Plan, because without you Buda isn't budaful.
City of Buda E-Billing
The City of Buda is giving you the option to go paperless with e-billing. You can sign up online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx Check out the video above for instructions on how to sign up!
The deadline has been extended to May 31, 2020 for citizens interested in applying for the City’s boards and commissions. City Council is currently accepting completed application forms. Several of our boards and commissions accept residents living in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).

The link below contains a complete listing of our Boards and Commissions and their related duties:

You can also download a copy of the application:

Submit application by mail: City of Buda, c/o City Clerk, 405 E. Loop St., Building 100, Buda, TX 78610

Submit application by email to City Clerk: aramirez@ci.buda.tx.us

Again, the deadline to submit a completed application is May 31, 2020. For additional information, contact the City Clerk at 512-312-0084.
Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover
The Air Force Thunderbirds Flyover to salute frontline  COVID  responders in Texas happened on Wednesday. Did you catch a glimpse as they flew over Buda? If not, you can check it out in the video above!
Hays County has provided a list of resources for residents who have lost their jobs or need food, mental health support, or other assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic .

Hays County has a COVID-19 hotline. The number is 512-393-5525 and it is operational Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM .
(The information coming from Hays County will continue to change. Please follow Hays County at www.haysinformed.com )

An online dashboard created by City of San Marcos provides the public with a current count and other statistics related to COVID-19 cases in Hays County in near real-time.

The data on the dashboard shows a snapshot of COVID-19 related information for the County, as well as the number of active and recovered cases per City.
For example, the public can see the current number of confirmed cases as of that day. The data includes the cases considered active or in recovery, along with the number of tests administered. The data is also available in map format.
“This dashboard provides our local residents with an updated and accurate picture of the spread of the virus in Hays County,” Ingle said. “It’s also important to note the number of individuals who have recovered from the virus in each city.”
The dashboard was created by City of San Marcos GIS staff in cooperation with emergency operations and the communications team. It will be updated daily by officials with the Hays County Local Health Department.

County residents may visit

You can also find the dashboard on the City of Buda's website at www.ci.buda.tx.us/coronavirusinformation .
As a reminder, you can visit the City's website at www.ci.buda.tx.us/coronavirusinformation for the latest on COVID-19. This page includes the Governor's Order, Hays County Order, and Mayor George Haehn order. We have also embedded the COVID-19 Dashboard from Hays County with the latest number of cases.
National Nurses Week
Check out the quick video we put together with the Buda Economic Development Corporation for National Nurses Week. We appreciate your hard work and sacrifice.
Buda Counts: Census Questionnaire Online
You can now take the census questionnaire online by visiting the Census 2020 website at https://2020census.gov/ . From March 12 to March 20 homes will receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Computers are available at the Buda Public Library and staff will help you get started! Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
City of Buda WaterSmart Customer Portal Open
Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year . Sign up for leak alerts.

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Job Opportunities
Interested in joining our team? Check out our latest employment opportunities.

Upcoming Meetings
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