City of Elgin eNews

April 2018


 


Elgin City Council Meeting Information

  • City Council meets first and third Tuesday of the month. View Meeting Agendas for details
  • You may contact the City Secretary at 512-281-5724  with questions. 
Tuesday, April 3  - Regular Meeting
Elgin City Council  2017-2018
Chris Cannon, Mayor & Juan Gonzalez, Mayor Pro-Tem 
Jessica Bega & Mary Penson - Ward 1
Juan Gonzalez & Susie Arreaga - Ward 2
Phillip Thomas & James Daniel Lopez, Ward 3
Sue Brashar & Neil Beyer - Ward 4 

 
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Bulk notice

IMPORTANT BULK TRASH  & RECYCLING SERVICE CHANGES

Residential Bulk Pickup beginning April 2018 will be changing from bimonthly to once per quarter.
  Bulk pick up will run for one week each quarter beginning the week of May 7th-11th.  Bulk collection day will fall on your designated trash pick up day. (i.e. Tuesday trash pick-up/bulk pick up during scheduled week)

Bulk dates, Acceptable/ Non-acceptable items can be found on the City Calendar/Services at www.elgintx.com  


 Remember - City Ordinance requires that: “Bulky waste and brush waste shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 5:00 p.m. two days before the established collection day and shall be moved from the collection site no later than 7:00 a.m. the date after the collection day.”  Violation of the rules and requirements –including exceeding the limit for bulk trash placed at the curb may result in citation and potential fines per City Ordinance.  Customers will no longer be required to submit requests for bulk trash pick up to City Hall.


RECYCLING

A new recycling cart will be provided - it's the same size as the trash cart, with the larger cart.  RECYCLING PICK UP WILL BE EVERY OTHER WEEK 1st SERVICE WEEK OF APRIL 9th
 
ONLY ACCEPTABLE RECYCLE ITEMS MAY BE PLACED IN NEW RECYCLE CART
 See website for list of acceptable items: www.elgintx.com  
 
AFTER MARCH 26th THE CURRENT RECYCLING CONTAINERS

WILL NO LONGER BE SERVICED.  Customers may keep the bin(s) or place in Recycle Cart to be recycled.  
 

Volunteer

Volunteer!

Serve on a Community Board- Read more about all the Community Boards and Committees.
Email for more information Contact the City Secretary, Amelia Sanchez at 512-281-5724 or  asanchez@ci.elgin.tx.us  or Complete the Application for Community Boards and submit it online.
Interested in helping with Main Street and Community Development projects? Help is needed throughout the year. Details and the volunteer application is located here 

Spring events

CAMPO Regional Open House Meetings 

Do you have thoughts about regional transportation? Stop by one of the meetings to learn more and share your input April 11th and April 16th meetings are held 4pm-7pm. This is a come and go meeting.  See link for additional information. 

CAMPO
music in the park

Local Lore Elgin's History Adventure! 

Saturday, April 21st at Elgin Depot Museum from 10am-5pm in Downtown. Games of the Past, Live Music, Museum tours, Storytelling from More Stories Elgin Etc., Scavenger Hunt, Vintage Clothing and Walking Tours! Brownie Girl Scouts can earn their celebrating community badge. 



Local Lore
Meet Up Spot

Internet Purchase Exchange Point

Elgin has an internet purchase exchange point available for all to use. Internet users can buy and sell in confidence. Location is 202 Depot Street by the Elgin Police department.  

Map It! 
Using Maps for Family History Research


How can the Texas General Land Office maps be used in genealogical research?  An overview of the different types of land records will be presented.  Learn how to use the Land Grant Database and search strategies to locate the survey in a particular county; case study to be presented. Registration required. See link for additional information. 

Jacqueline Kelly
image of Elgin spelled with three dimensional letters

Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday, April 12 from 5-8pm in downtown Elgin
Enjoy a variety of Live music, store specials, wine and beer samples, refreshments and experience a beautiful evening strolling through downtown Elgin!  www.elgintx.com   or on Facebook, VisitElginTx 

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Fleming

Movies, Crafts & More!

 At our parks and Fleming Center. Volunteer for Park projects and find out about all the fun at this link!  

Book Club

Library programs 

Activities for kids, Pot Luck Book Club for adults, arts and crafts classes and activities for all ages. Check http://www.elginpubliclibrary.org/ for all the details! Library Newsletter here

Save the Date

Community Calendar

Find all the upcoming events, meetings, & classes via the Community Calendar on the website home page. 
The calendar lets you view all items or you can select
a category, such as events, meetings, library or parks, etc.  You can also sign up to get notifications when the calendar is updated and specify the types of events you want to know about. 


April 


Fridays in April- Music in the Park
7-9 pm Veteran's Memorial Park  

Wednesdays in April- Adult Dodgeball League
6:30-8:30pm Elgin Rec. Center. Register online here 

Wednesday, April 11- CAMPO Open House Meeting 
4-7pm Fleming Community Center See flyer for additional information 

Monday, April 16- CAMPO Open House Meeting 
4-7pm Bastrop County Tax& Development Services Bldg.  211 Jackson Street Bastrop 78602 See flyer for additional information 

Thursday, April 12- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm Downtown Elgin 

Friday-Saturday April 13-14- Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cook-off
For details contact the Elgin VFD at 512-281-4025

Friday, April 21- Local Lore
Historic Preservation Celebration Event
Depot Museum 

Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 Pearls of Youth Art Show 
Fleming Community Center - See website for details 

Saturday, April 28- Relay for Life 
4pm-12am Elgin Middle School 1351 N. Avenue C
For more information see website

Save the date! 
Friday, May 4- Walk to School Day 

Saturday, May 12- Mini Weenie Triathlon 
8am Morris Memorial Park 

Wednesday, May 16-Parks Volunteer Day 
9am-12pm Elgin Recreation Center

Saturday- Sunday May 19-20 Elgin Art Studio Tour

Sat. 10am-6pm  Sun. 12-4pm 


Saturday, June 2- Community Clean-up Day 
8:30am Elgin Memorial Park see flyer for details 


Check out the Community Calendar on our website for more information about these events, and keep up with the fun in Elgin! Also see the City of Elgin Annual Events List!
Sign up for Notifications to get emails regarding events you want to know about!

Community Clean up

Community Clean-up 

Thank you for volunteering! By working together we can make a difference in Elgin! 
Save the date June 2nd Elgin Memorial Park 8:30am

Bring a friend and meet us at the sand volleyball courts by the softball field. We provide refreshments and all the supplies for the clean-up. Flyer available at link
Questions email community@ci.elgin.tx.us or call: 512-229-3227 

Current Job Openings

Patrol Officer I 
Seasonal Part-time Lifeguard
Seasonal Part-time Pool cashier
Additional information available at: Job openings

Library News

Elgin Public Library 
Book Club, Story Times, Family Movie Nights, Arts and Crafts, Materials Galore, Free Wi-Fi!
Hours of Operation 
Tuesday & Thursday - 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday & Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm

The Elgin Public Library has activities, classes, children's programs and more every week. To find out what they have for You view their Library Newsletter or the Public-Library webpage.

Get the Facts on Ozone Advance 

Learn about what is being done about ozone in Central Texas
"Be Air Aware" 

Learn more about Ozone Action Days here
Sign up for air quality alerts.  

Dog n Cat


Support for Animals 



Want to lend a helping hand to the Bastrop County Animal Shelter?  Here's a Shopping List for items they need year round!

Visit our Animal Control web page to read all about finding lost pets, reporting pest problems or pet concerns, pet care and more. 

To request assistance from the Animal Control Officer call the Elgin Police Department            at 512-285-5757.



Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic at Elgin General Store. Appointments required.
http://emancipet.org/appointments/?location=mobile

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