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Commissioner Cook Encourages Wilco Residents To Dispose of Hazardous Waste At Nov. 14 Event

Sponsored by Stericycle Environmental Solutions & Waste Management

  • 23 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEANUP EVENT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Williamson County Expo Center - 5350 Bill Picket Trail, Taylor, TX 76574

OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY ONLY!

Commissioner Cook Announces End of Wilco Burn Ban

From the Williamson County Public Information Office Media Release

  • 9 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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On Sept. 4, 2020, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell signed an order terminating the outdoor burning ban prior to its 90-day expiration period. 

A burn ban was issued August 25, 2020, due to circumstances that posed possible safety hazards in unincorporated areas in Williamson County. The Williamson County Fire Marshal and Office of Emergency Management recommended for the County Judge to lift the burn ban as a result of improved conditions. 

For more information visit https://www.wilco.org/williamson-county-lifts-burn-ban.  

Commissioner Cook Announces Completion of Improvements to the Sam Bass at RM 1431 Intersection

Press Release by Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Road sign of narrows indicating restriping of Sam Bass Rd for cars to follow.Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation are pleased to announce the completion of improvements to the intersection at Sam Bass and RM 1431 in Round Rock. The modifications were completed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). 

The project added a second left-turn lane for northbound traffic on Sam Bass Road at the intersection with RM 1431, helping to reduce delays for drivers turning westbound onto RM 1431. Overall, the improvements included new signage, lane striping, and associated signal programming that accommodates the dual turning lanes. 

“The new signal and lane configuration on northbound Sam Bass Road will allow more left-turning traffic through the intersection,” said TxDOT Georgetown Area Engineer Bobby Ramthun. “That will reduce backups and improve mobility and safety in the area.”

The installation of these additions was fully funded by TxDOT, at no expense to the County. TxDOT expedited the work utilizing an existing traffic signal contract. Austin Traffic Signal (ATS) was the contractor that performed the work.

Commissioner Cook Encourages Residents To Lend A Helping Arm By Donating Blood

Event will be sponsored by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services Williamson County - Family and Community Health

  • 24 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The blood drive will be held at 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown on Wednesday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come lend a helping arm to support your community and save local lives. It’s easy, just click here to make an appointment online.

For information about blood donation at this time of the COVID19 Coronavirus please see this link.

https://weareblood.org/blog/we-are-blood-donor-centers-and-mobile-drives-open-for-donors-during-shelter-in-place/

Commissioner Cook Announces 30-Day Countywide Burn Ban Effective July 22

Media Release by Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 21 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County Issues Countywide Burn Ban Effective July 22   

   Today, Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the implementation of an Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning in the unincorporated areas of Williamson County to commence on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. and continuing for a period not to exceed 30 days and to authorize County Judge Bill Gravell to lift the ban if conditions improve during the effective period of the burn ban.   

  People violate this order if they burn any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings.  It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.  This order may be enforced by any duly-commissioned peace officer.  It is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500.  For additional restrictions, requirements and details relating to the Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning, the Order may be viewed at www.wilco.org.   

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