Unclaimed cash, county sheriff's citizen academy & commissioner's court: 5 things Georgetown residents need to know this week

Williamson County Commissioners Court 
Tuesday, March 29
The court will meet for its weekly Tuesday meeting. Items on the agenda include infrastructure updates, emergency management program discussion and position changes within the District Attorney's office.

9:30 a.m. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 512-943-1550. www.wilco.org

Georgetown City Council: Ty Gipson, District 5; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Fought, District 4; Keith Brainard, District 2; Rachael Jonrowe, District 6; Mayor Dale Ross; Anna Eby, District 1; John Hesser, District 3; and Tommy Gonzalez, District 7. Georgetown City Council: Ty Gipson, District 5; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Fought, District 4; Keith Brainard, District 2; Rachael Jonrowe, District 6; Mayor Dale Ross; Anna Eby, District 1; John Hesser, District 3; and Tommy Gonzalez, District 7.[/caption]

Georgetown City Council
Tuesday, March 29
The Georgetown City Council will meet for its bi-weekly Tuesday meeting. Items on the agenda include rezoning items, construction bids and item to grant a beer and wine alcohol license.

6 p.m. Council Chambers, 101 E. Seventh St., Georgetown. 512-931-7715. www.georgetown.org

Claim your cash
Thursday, March 30
Williamson County officials said residents may have money waiting for them in the state’s unclaimed property database and that they will soon have an opportunity to claim it.

Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents.

The event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and Williamson County Clerk Nancy E. Rister aims to reunite more than 28 million properties with their rightful owners.

Representatives from the Comptroller’s office will help people search for unclaimed property online, fill out claim forms and answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. 8th Street, in Georgetown.

The Comptroller’s office reports that Williamson County residents have more than $158 million in unclaimed property waiting to be claimed.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth Street, Georgetown. To search for unclaimed property at any time, or to view helpful how-to videos on the process, call 800-321-2274 or visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy

Citizens of Williamson County can get a working knowledge of the Williamson Sheriff’s Office and the criminal justice system at a 40-hour program that starts May 3rd  and will continue for 13 weeks. County officials said the academy aims foster community relationships and to build a better understanding between citizens and the sheriff’s office through education.

Participants will learn day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office, get a tour of the correctional system, a ride along with a patrol deputy and a chance to participate in hands on training. The class size is limited to 20 people.

Applications must be received by April 21.

7-10 p.m. Free. Williamson County Sheriff’s Office training room, 508 S. Rock Street in Georgetown. Questions please contact Deputy Bryan Jordan at 512-943-1351 or bjordan@wilco.org.

SanGabrielParkGroundBreaking_2017324_MG_0913_webSan Gabriel Park improvements
The city broke ground on phase 1 of improvements to San Gabriel Park on March 24.

The project includes a new playground with sensory walk, improved entry and directional signage, and the restoration of the spring habitat to its natural state through the re-establishment of the spring channel and native vegetation.

Other improvements will include parking, roadway, utility and drainage improvements as well as realignment of the Morrow Street and Chamber Way intersection.

The approximately $2.5 million project will be completed by Georgetown-based Weststar Construction and should be completed in 10 months.

Garey Park construction
Friday, March 31
The city will break ground on the 525-acre park located at 6450 FM 2234, Georgetown, this Friday at 2 p.m.

Jack and Cammy Garey donated the land, along the South San Gabriel River, in 2004 – along with $5 million for park development. In 2008, voters approved a bond for an additional $10 million for the parks construction. The total budget for the project is $13.5 million, according to the city.

Upon completion, Garey Park will become the city’s largest park. It will include a playground, splash pad, dog park, an equestrian arena, the Garey House event space, pavilions and more than six miles of hiking and equestrian trails.

Construction of the park is expected to be completed in early 2018 with the park opening that spring.


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