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Lane closure at N. Mays and Old Settlers
As part of the planned intersection and signal improvements at Old Settlers Blvd. and N. Mays Street, the City will be closing the designated right turn lane onto eastbound Old Settlers Blvd. from N. Mays Street on Monday, March 14, 2011 until the project is completed sometime in September.

City opens Intermodal Transit and Parking Facility in southwest downtown
The City of Round Rock celebrated the completion of its Intermodal Transit and Parking Facility at 300 W. Bagdad Ave. Tuesday, March 8, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The 56,661 square-foot, two-story facility includes 110 parking spaces, a bus loading/unloading area, a transit pavilion, bike racks, lockers and pedestrian amenities.

City announces five finalists for Fire Chief position
The City of Round Rock has narrowed the field to five candidates to replace Fire Chief Larry Hodge, who announced his retirement last August.

New drainage utility fee goes into effect in March
A new drainage utility fee goes into effect with the March utility bills. The fee is part of the City’s long-term effort to reduce its reliance on sales tax revenue and was approved by the City Council in November. All single family residences will pay a flat fee of $2.75 per month. The fee for commercial, industrial and multi-family properties is calculated based on their amount of improved area – buildings, parking lots, driveways, etc. So if a commercial property has 10 times the improved area as compared to an average home, its fee would be $27.50 per month.

Round Rock named Destination to Watch by SportsEvents readers
Round Rock and the Round Rock Convention and Visitor's Bureau have been named to SportsEvents Magazine’s coveted list of “Destinations to Watch in 2011,” which recognizes outstanding destinations and venues for hosting sporting events with a “Readers’ Choice Award.”

City accepting applications for boards and commissions
The City of Round Rock is currently accepting applications for several boards and commissions for to fill vacancies for unexpired terms (these are NOT annual appointments). Fill out the application and return to Sara White by 5 p.m. March 15.

City accepting applications for social services funding
The City of Round Rock is accepting Social Service Funding applications for fiscal year 2011-2012. The application deadline will be Wednesday, March 23 at 4 p.m.


Rain barrels for sale on March 12
The Environmental Services Division is offering rain barrels made of recycled 55-gallon plastic drums from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Recycling Center. Cost is $25 per barrel.

Boat building school
Learn how to build a cardboard boat at
9 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center.

Mystery Night at the Library
Eat, drink and solve a mystery at the Library during Mystery Night. This year features the play "A Simple Murder" by Barbara Vance. Showings will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday the
weekends of March 25 and April 1.

Bulk trash pickup in April
Spring Cleanup Week will feature bulk trash pickup from April 11 through 15. Residents may place large, bulky items out with their normal trash on regularly scheduled pickup days. The Recycling Center will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16.

Texas Road Rash Inline Skate Marathon
Inline skaters are invited to the Texas Road Rash on April 16 & 17 at Old Settlers Park.

Register for MudQuest Family Adventure in May
The MudQuest Family Adventure will be at
8 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Old Settlers Park. Register now at

City of Round Rock
221 East Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664

(512) 218-5400

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