A $130 million bond package focused on city facilities will go before voters in the upcoming November election.

In a nutshell

Georgetown City Council called the election at its Aug. 15 special-called meeting. The bond package going before voters in the coming months includes four propositions, all centered around new construction, expansions and renovations.

The details

The bond package is made up of the following propositions:
  • Proposition A. Customer service center, $56 million: funds a roughly 80,000-square-foot building that will serve as a “centralized city operations site,” according to the city. The building will include a 311 call center, and it will house the planning, inspections, permitting, engineering, human resources and information technology departments.
  • Proposition B. Georgetown Recreation Center, $49 million: This project—which is from the parks and recreation master plan—would allow the expansion and renovation of the city’s existing recreation center located on Austin Avenue, which was last renovated in 2009, City Manager David Morgan said at the meeting.
  • Proposition C. Animal shelter, $15 million: Funding will be used toward a partnership with Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter to expand the current shelter, addressing concerns of overcrowding.
  • Proposition D. Jointly owned YMCA recreation facility, $10 million: This project will allow funding for the construction of an approximately 50,000-square-foot YMCA facility located at or near 6200 Williams Drive.
Next steps

The city will be working on a community outreach and education campaign that will run September-November.

Early voting lasts Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 7.