Dog days of summer and our local governments.
Its late July in Central Texas and summer has hit the stretch know as the Dog days.
One day is pretty much the same as the day before and will be the same tomorrow.
Local Government is not much different. In Georgetown the highlight is a new 500
Million-dollar water tower to serve the expanding growth out west and new home
construction. Oh and a downtown sign grant to work on the appeal of the square.
Round Rock is working on new smart electrical meters as well as an update to the
water meters used by the city of Round Rock. The other hot topic was a
New communications system for the police department and upgrading the hand
held units used by the officers on the street. The other items covered dealt with city
hike and bike trail expansions and new completion dates.
The Big fight in Pflugerville is where a group of Blackhawk residents have push the
City Council, PHISD school board and Blackhawk Golf course owner into a corner
over it sell. The City council heard from the group “Save Blackhawk Golf Course”
with their concerns about a possible sell of the golf course to a developer. The
Owner Mike Ussery bought the course from the bank as it was in foreclosure. After
the meeting the city said it had no approved funds to make this purchase. So
Pflugerville may very well end up with 13, 3 acre home sites.
We look and the other city’s in the area and realizes it’s much of the same. Water,
Parks and the day-to-day items pushing their way through the dog days of