Chapter 41 school districts, water rates and more: 5 things to know Sept. 25-28 in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

A number of important city and school board meetings are set to take place in the coming week. Here is what you need to know:

1. Pflugerville ISD and City Council will host a special joint work session together Monday night to discuss a number of items. On the joint agenda are items concerning Pflugerville ISD’s long range projects, coordination on a future bond program and a presentation on Pflugerville ISD’s recent designation as a Chapter 41 school district.

2. The city of Pflugerville is set to hold its public hearing on the city’s approved 2018 budget and amended tax rates on Tuesday night. City Council will additionally vote to finalize the city’s property tax rate of 53.99 cents per $100 valuation of property value that is reflected in the 2018 fiscal year budget.

3. The city of Round Rock is holding an enrollment event Wednesday morning at the Transit Center for citizens to sign up for the Capital Metro Transit reduced fare program. Reduced fare enrollment is eligible for seniors ages 65 and older, Medicare recipients, military personnel and more.

4. Round Rock City Council Member Kris Whitfield will sit in on her final council meeting Thursday night after serving the city for the past decade. Whitfield announced on Sept. 14 that she was stepping down and Round Rock City Council will honor Whitfield with a presentation during the meeting. City Council is also expected to vote on proposed increases to Round Rock’s water rates.

5. The city of Hutto and Hutto ISD will host a joint meeting Thursday night to present and discuss a number of partnerships and projects. The two bodies are slated to discuss updates on the Gin at the Co-Op project and the Titan Development project in Innovation Business Park, both of which were reported to be ahead of schedule last week. Hutto City Council and Hutto ISD will also hold a discussion on the Valero Project, which was denied by city officials last month.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.