Williamson County Sells Bonds at Lowest Rate Since 1956
22 January 2020
On January 22, Williamson County sold approximately $348 million in bonds for road and park improvements. Voters approved the sale of $412 million in bonds for roads and $35 million for parks in the November 2019 election. Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services once again affirmed their AAA rating for Williamson County bonds. Williamson County is one of only 8 counties in the State of Texas and 101 counties in the US to receive a AAA rating, the highest possible. “The interest rates we were able to obtain with our AAA bond rating averaged 2.32% for road bonds. According to Bloomberg, the last time the interest rate was this low was in 1956 when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and Elvis Presley released his second studio album. It also was the year that Congress approved the Highway Act, which allowed the U.S. interstate highway system to be constructed. This seems very fitting since the majority of the bonds sold today will be used to increase safety and mobility on our Williamson County roads,” said County Judge Bill Gravell.
District Clerk Warns of Jury Duty Scam Alert
22 January 2020
Williamson County District Clerk Lisa David wants to warn residents in Williamson and surrounding counties about a phone scam that was reported to her office. People have been receiving calls from someone who claims to be a county official or law enforcement officer telling the victim that he or she has failed to appear for jury duty and is threatening arrest by failure to appear. District Clerk Lisa David wants to assure the public that this is not a practice that is used in Williamson County for jurors who do not appear for jury service, and she has not requested that any calls like these be made in her name. Anyone who wishes to file a report about receiving a scam call should contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 512-943-1300.
Commissioner Cynthia Long Elected CAMPO Chair
15 January 2020
At its January meeting, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Policy Board unanimously elected Williamson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long as its 2020-2021 Chair. Commissioner Long is the first Williamson County representative and first woman to serve as Chair of the six-county CAMPO Board.
JP 1 Office Closed Jan. 15 and 22 for Training
14 January 2020
The office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, 1801 E. Old Settlers Boulevard, in Round Rock, will be closed January 15, 2020, for court personnel training. The public may utilize the dropbox located on the front north end of the building or pay online at: http://www.wilco.org/JP1. Any dues or extensions will be credited. Normal business hours resume on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The Office of Justice of The Peace Precinct 1 also will be closed January 22, 2020, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The office is closed to the public every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Register for Local Alerts Through WarnCentralTexas.org
8 January 2020
Williamson County is encouraging everyone to register cellphone numbers and email addresses at WarnCentralTexas.org to receive emergency alerts by text, email or phone call about their neighborhood so they can stay informed during disasters and other emergency situations. By registering cell phones and email addresses to receive emergency alerts, people can stay informed even when they are not at home. When local emergency personnel and government officials identify a serious threat, such as active flooding, fires, hazardous materials spills, power outages, boil water notices or police activity, they can directly contact those who are most affected to give them vital information. In addition to alerts sent by local jurisdictions, residents may choose to receive automated warnings — tornado, severe thunderstorm or flash flood, for example — from the National Weather Service.