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THE BIG PICTURE
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Oct. 12, 2020
In this Issue:
  • Early Voting/Election Day Information
  • City Park Update
  • Online Community Survey
  • Hit and Run Investigation
  • Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order to Open Bars in Qualifying Counties
  • Hays County Judge Opts to Reopen Bars, Urges Caution
  • Free COVID-19 Testing in Buda & Hays County
  • Booda Halloween at Home
  • City of Buda Receives Municipal Excellence Award from Texas Municipal League
  • City of Buda Offices Now Open to the Public
  • Hays County Transportation Plan
  • Water Smart Customer Portal
  • Stage 1 Water Restrictions - Effective Monday, Aug. 24
  • Transportation Mobility Master Plan Overview
  • Hope 4 Veterans Program
  • COVID-19 Hays County Resources
  • COVID-19 Hotline
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • COVID-19 Updates on City of Buda Website
  • Pay By Phone Automated System
  • City of Buda E-Billing
  • City of Buda Job Opportunities
  • Upcoming Meetings
Early Voting Information
Early voting continues. We are happy to see so many citizens exercising their right to vote. There have been record breaking early voting numbers across the state and locally. Please be prepared to stand in long lines. Bring water, an umbrella to help block the sun, and anything else that you may need. We have included all of the early voting centers below. For election related questions, please contact the Hays County Elections Office at 512-393-7310 or by email at elections@co.hays.tx.us.

As a reminder, you can vote at any vote center in Hays County.

๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ: ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ โ€” ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

๐‘พ๐’†๐’†๐’Œ 1
Tuesday, Oct. 13 โ€” Friday, Oct. 16 10 AM โ€” 7 PM
Saturday, Oct. 17 7 AM โ€” 7 PM
Sunday, Oct. 18 1 PM โ€” 6 PM

๐‘พ๐’†๐’†๐’Œ 2
Monday, Oct. 19 โ€” Friday, Oct. 23 10 AM โ€” 7 PM
Saturday, Oct. 24 7 AM โ€” 7 PM
Sunday, Oct. 25 1 PM โ€” 6 PM

๐‘พ๐’†๐’†๐’Œ 3
Monday, Oct. 26 โ€” Friday, Oct. 30 7 AM โ€” 7 PM


๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ 

๐๐ฎ๐๐š

Buda City Hall
405 East Loop Street, Building 100

๐Š๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐”๐ก๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐

HCISD Admin โ€“ Arnold Transportation Building (Formerly the bus barn)
21003 Interstate 35 Frontage Road

Kyle City Hall
100 West Center Street

Live Oak Academy High School
4820 Jack C. Hays Trail

๐’๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฌ

Hays County Government Center
712 South Stagecoach Trail, Northwest
Conference Rooms

Hays County Transportation โ€“ Yarrington Building
2171 Yarrington Road

Live Oak Health Partners (Formerly County Health Department)
401 Broadway Street #C

Texas State University Performing Arts Center
405 North Edward Gary Street

๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ

Dripping Springs Ranch Park
1042 Event Center Drive

Hays County Precinct 4 Office
195 Roger Hanks Parkway

๐–๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ

Scudder Primary School
400 Green Acres Drive

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12

๐‚๐”๐‘๐๐’๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„ ๐•๐Ž๐“๐ˆ๐๐†: If you are physically unable to enter the polling place without personal assistance or likelihood of injuring your health, curbside voting is available. Buda City Hall has 4 numbered curbside spaces set aside in the parking lot. Please call 512-393-7310 when you are here and an election officer will bring an e-Slate electronic voting device to you at your vehicle. Let them know that you are Buda City Hall. If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please consider curbside voting.

Why is there only one early voting center in Buda? The Hays County Elections Office tells us that the polling locations were recommended by the citizens committee that was appointed by municipalities, school districts, commissioners and minority representatives and organizations. They recommended locations based on availability to host the entire early voting period. Most locations are not able to have voting for two or three weeks. In addition in November Elections, polling locations must be assigned by commissioner precinct and not by municipality. Texas Election Code ensures that polling locations are balanced among commissioner Precincts in November elections.

๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ:

๐Œ๐š๐ฒ๐จ๐ซ
Lee Urbanovsky (Uncontested)

๐€๐ญ-๐‹๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ (๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง)
LaVonia Horne-Williams
Matt Smith

๐€๐ญ-๐‹๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ
Bobby Lane
Monica Davidson

๐’๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ญ ๐
Evan Ture (Uncontested)

๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ 
Buda City Hall
405 E. Loop St., Building 100

๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ (Nov. 3, 2020)

Buda City Hall
405 E. Loop St., Building 100

Former Buda Elementary Upper Campus
300 San Marcos St.

Hays Hills Baptist Church
1401 FM 1626

McCormick Middle School
5700 Dacy Lane

Southern Hills Church of Christ
3740 FM 967

๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ - ๐๐จ๐ฏ. ๐Ÿ‘, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ
Polls Open 7 AM - 7 PM

A complete list of voting centers and additional information regarding the November 3 General Election is available on Hays Countyโ€™s website: https://bit.ly/3gpvXNn

๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐„๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ญ (๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ๐Ÿ) ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ‘-๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ.



***๐‘ถ๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’š ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’›๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’—๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’š. ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’—๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’•***
City Park Update: Thank you for your patience during the continued construction of Buda City Park. It is the joint interest and objective of the City and the general contractor to ensure our new park is functional, safe, and compliant with all requirements for the enjoyment of residents for years to come. The Cityโ€™s priority is to ensure the project is complete and fully ready for the enjoyment of events, play, and outdoor leisure activities prior to opening the park to the public. There are still crucial items that need to be completed before the 51-acre park can safely open. This includes structural and electrical work, along with the required code and design compliance inspections. The general contractor has not met the terms of substantial completion which has led to delays in the project. The City of Buda is working diligently with the contractor to ensure the remaining items are completed.

Buda City Park is the City's only regional park. Regional parks are intended to serve the entire city and very often are considered the premier park in a community. Historically, City Park has hosted several popular events, including the City's annual "Red, White & Buda" Independence Day celebration. While this year has made it difficult to hold traditional events due to COVID-19, we look forward to attracting festivals, concerts, and other activities as we move into 2021 and beyond. We are looking forward to the safe opening of the new and improved City Park!
Have you taken the City of Buda Online Community Survey yet? We want to hear from you! The City of Buda has partnered with Texas State University to conduct an online community survey to gauge satisfaction on City services and to seek input on future initiatives of the City. Residents may complete the survey by visiting www.ci.buda.tx.us/residentsurvey. The online survey will be open through Sunday, Oct. 25. We value your input. The City has chosen to work with Texas State University to keep your responses anonymous and ensure the City and Council receive an unbiased overview of your feedback which assists in the strategic planning and budgeting processes for the City. Thank you for your time and participation.
Hit and Run Investigation
The Buda Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident which resulted in the death of 67-year-old Viola Garcez.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, officers were dispatched to 15300 IH 35, Buda, TX (also known as HEB) for a motor vehicle vs pedestrian traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers learned Viola Garcez was struck in the middle of the crosswalk by a male subject driving a grey Chevrolet Silverado which had fled the scene heading south bound on the frontage road. Hays County Dispatch was provided with an update of the vehicleโ€™s direction of travel and Kyle Police Department was able to locate the suspect vehicle and conduct a traffic stop. The suspect, identified as Jeffrey Conzemius (58), was charged with Accident Involving Death and transported to the Hays County Jail. Ms. Garcez was transported by EMS to Seton Hays Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. An autopsy was performed and the stated preliminary cause of death was โ€œmultiple traumatic injuriesโ€.

This case is still under investigation so if you have any information you believe is beneficial, please contact Detective Dustin Maxwell at (512) 523-1045.
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order
To Open Bars in Qualifying Counties
Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols.

Additionally, businesses like amusement parks, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, and bowling alleys can expand to 75% capacity in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalizations โ€ชbeginning October 14.

Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra will allow bars to reopen under Governor Greg Abbottโ€™s latest COVID-related Executive Order based in part on feedback from local elected officials.

Free COVID-19 Testing
In conjunction with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), Hays County and the cities of San Marcos, Wimberley, Buda, Dripping Springs and Kyle are offering free COVID-19 testing. Curative will set up mobile testing sites throughout Hays County. These are free and open to the public. You do not have to be experiencing symptoms. Use QR code in the flyer below to select a time slot. Walk-ups are welcome.

In Buda, the mobile testing site will is set up in the parking lot of the Onion Creek Senior Center. We have also included the other mobile testing sites in Hays County below.

๐๐ฎ๐๐š
Onion Creek Senior Center
420 Barton Crossing, Buda
Monday-Wednesday - 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

๐Š๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž
Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hays CISD PAC, 979 Kohlers Crossing, Kyle, TX

๐ƒ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ
Friday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Triangle, 151 Mercer St., Dripping Springs, TX

๐’๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฌ
Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ramon Lucio Park, 601 S. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos, TX

๐–๐ข๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ
Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12, Wimberley, TX
Boo-da Halloween at Home
Boo-da Halloween is taking a more "virtual" direction this year. All activities are being led by the Buda Public Library.

Join Buda Public Library and the City of Buda for โ€œBoo-da Halloween at Home!โ€ Beginning October 24, join us online to listen to some of our favorite Halloween stories, pick up a Boo-da Halloween craft kit at the library, learn to facepaint, attend a virtual program, Spider Mania, and more!

Videos and activities will be made available beginning October 24 on our website: www.budalibrary.org

Spider Mania with Ms. Martha will be held on October 24 at 10:00 am. Learn more and register today: https://www.budalibrary.org/.../Detail/Spider-Mania-15
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the City of Buda received a 2020 Municipal Excellence Award for its Paying It Forward is A Budaful Thing video series. The award was announced during the Texas Municipal League (TML) Annual Conference.
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Communications Director David Marino created the video series that highlights the people and organizations making a positive impact in the community. These stories have garnered over 50,000 combined views across the Cityโ€™s social media platforms. Thank you Buda for sharing your stories with us! This is a โ€œBudafulโ€ community made up of engaged and caring citizens. Below are links to all of the Paying It Forward stories we have done so far. If you have story ideas please submit them to dmarino@ci.buda.tx.us

Tony Hernandez, Buda Walmart Greeter

Budaโ€™s Brightside

Brynn Ashtyn Memorial Scholarship

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery in Buda Making Hand Sanitizer for First
Responders

Ladies of Buda

Betty X. Davis

Buda Teen (Kelleah Meuth) Organizes Buda Earth Festival
On Monday, Sept. 28, the City of Buda reopened most public facilities. Although the number of COVID-19 cases are declining in Hays County, it is still important to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing to keep the community safe. Phone and online methods of communication are still encouraged.

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.

๐๐ฎ๐๐š ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‡๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐ 

Per Governor Abbottโ€™s Executive Order, face coverings are required wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.

  • City-sponsored public meetings may resume with strict social distancing practices in place and room capacity is limited to 25%. City Council and Boards and Commissions meetings may resume in-person meetings or virtual meetings.
  • No rental of indoor public spaces.
  • Daily disinfection cleaning.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

๐๐ฎ๐๐š ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ

  • The Library will reopen with limited hours at 25% capacity with a maximum of 30 patrons at a time for โ€œgrab and goโ€ service. Library hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Library will continue to offer curbside pickup service. Buda Public Library Curbside Service will be Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. People who canโ€™t pick up during those times can email librarian@budalibrary.org to arrange another pick-up time.
  • No in-person library programming.
  • No study rooms.
  • Use of Library public computers is by appointment only for one hour blocks for card holders. Computer pods will be disinfected after each use.
  • Daily disinfection cleaning
  • Stay home if you are sick.

๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ (๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐š๐œ๐ก ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž)


๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง


๐๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ

  • Notary Public Services are provided at the front reception desk. For additional questions, please call 512-312-0084.

๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ:

City of Buda Main Number (Reception) - 512-312-0084
Public Works (512-312-2876)
Buda Police Department - Non-Emergency (512-393-7896)
Parks and Recreation (512-523-1081)
Utility Billing (512-295-8845)
Municipal Court (512-295-2562)
Library (512-295-5899)
Planning, Permitting, and Engineering (512-312-5745)
Visitorโ€™s Center (512-295-7170)

๐”๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  payments may be paid online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/budatx or through the automated phone system at 1-866-279-0787. Additional ways to make utility payments include online through your bank, by mail to 405 E. Loop St., Building 100, Buda, Texas, or by utilizing the utility payment drop boxes at the front entrance of the building and near the library book drop. Customers can contact utility billing staff directly by email at utilitybilling@ci.buda.tx.us or over the phone at 512-295-8845.

๐€๐๐๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ:

Permitting and Inspections: https://www.mygovernmentonline.org/
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
๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก?

You can register your account (for free) on the Water Smart Customer Portal. All you need is your account ID and your zip code. By signing up on the portal, you can set water usage alerts, leak alerts, keep up with your monthly usage and more!

Water Smart Customer Portal Instructional Video

Register Your Account on the Water Smart Customer Portal
Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Effective Monday, Aug. 24, 2020
Effective Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, Stage 1 Water Restrictions will go into effect for City of Buda water customers in accordance with the Cityโ€™s adopted Water Resource Management and Drought Response Ordinance. This is due to the lack of consistent precipitation, and higher than normal demands on our water production system.

Under Stage 1, irrigation with hose-end (sprinkler attached to a hose) and automatic sprinkler systems is restricted to twice per week. Irrigation with handheld bucket, handheld hose, soaker hose, or drip irrigation system is allowed any day and at any time. Violation of the ordinance could result in a fine of up to $2,000 per offense and a surcharge on the customerโ€™s utility bill.

๐ˆ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž-๐ž๐ง๐ (๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž) ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ
Twice per week on designated day; prohibited between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00 pm
  • Odd-numbered residential: Wednesday and Saturday
  • Even-numbered residential: Thursday and Sunday
  • Commercial, mixed use and multi-family: Tuesday and Friday
  • It is recommended that outdoor watering be limited to one of the permitted watering days each week to promote conservation

๐ˆ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ, ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž, ๐ฌ๐จ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž, ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ ๐ข๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ
  • Allowed any day and at any time

For more information on Stage 1 restrictions and water conservation tips please our website.๐Ÿ‘‡

Transportation Mobility Master Plan Overview
The video below details the draft Transportation Mobility Master Plan under consideration by the City Council and a video explaining the short-term priority mobility projects included in the plan. You can also visit the City's "Buda Moves" website page at www.ci.buda.tx.us/644/BudaMoves.
Hope4 Hays County Veterans Program
(Information Taken From Hays County Press Release)

The Hays County Veterans Service Office has created the โ€œHope4 Hays County Veteransโ€ program for U.S. military veterans and surviving spouses.

Hays County Veteran Service Officer Jude Prather said the program is designed to help with past due rent, mortgage, utilities or car payments, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans Assistance.

โ€œItโ€™s important we help our former military brothers and sisters,โ€ Prather said. โ€œThis program will be a bridge to help our veterans and their families. When we served, we watched each otherโ€™s backs. During these difficult times, the Hope4 program will continue that legacy.โ€

Retired Air Force 1st Sergeant Wesley Matthews, M.S.W from the Hays County Veteran Service Office will manage this assistance program while also connecting veterans to other services available for them and their families.

โ€œOur goal is to offer hope to Hays County Veterans while supplying them with solutions, a workable budget, and plan moving forward,โ€ Matthews said.

For information or to request assistance, please email wesley.matthews@co.hays.tx.us.

Learn more about the program on the Hays County website: https://hayscountytx.com/departments/veteran-services/.

About Hope4 Hays County Veterans: This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veteransโ€™ Assistance. The Fund for Veteransโ€™ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit www.TVC.Texas.gov.
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.
 
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.
Pay By Phone Automated System
The City of Buda has launched a new way for customers to pay bills by phone. You will be able to call 1-866-279-0787 and pay through an automated system over the phone.

  • Save postage by paying your bill by phone.
  • Access your updated account instantly.
  • Hear real-time balances, payment amounts, and due dates
  • Enter your information securely through an automated system
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!
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