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Commissioner Cook encourages Wilco residents to take Community Health Survey

Sponsored by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD)

  • 12 May 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Graphic with writing that says "Do you have a moment" and "Take the 2022 Community Health Survey" with images of people on it.The Community Health Survey will be open from May 3-14, 2021.

Our community is working together to improve health and wellness in Williamson County. The Community Heath Assessment (CHA) engages community members and local public health system partners to collect and analyze health-related data from many sources. A survey is now available to collect the community’s feedback on what they believe are the most pressing health needs for Williamson County. The feedback will be used to inform decision-making, prioritize health issues, and assist in the development and implementation of Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Health care providers, faith-based organizations, public health, school districts, non-profit organizations, local governments and community members are working together to address health issues where we live, learn, work and play.

Surveys in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean are available at: www.healthywilliamsoncounty.org/cha.

Paper surveys are available by emailing wcchd-info@wilco.org.

Commissioner Cook Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Virtual Career Expo Held Every Wednesday

Information from Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

  • 4 May 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Flyer of Virtual Career Expo from Workforce Solutions.

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area has launched a new Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Career Expo campaign within the nine-county Rural Capital Area of central Texas, to connect employers and job seekers at weekly online hiring events.

With a world-class labor force of more than 520,000, and the unemployment rate continuing to decline across the region as employers begin to safely reopen amid COVID-19 concerns, Workforce Wednesdays represent a collective effort among Rural Capital Area communities and industries to empower their workforce through virtual interactive events and continue to help the region compete at a global level.

“We are proud to continue to innovate our services to present new workforce opportunities for local businesses, families, and job seekers,” said WSRCA CEO Paul Fletcher.

“These are difficult times for our communities, but we’ll get through this together. By hosting virtual hiring events each week during Workforce Wednesdays, we are helping our fellow Texans find sustainable careers to support their families, all from the safety and convenience of their mobile device.”

Job seekers looking to take part in upcoming hiring events can register here: http://bit.ly/workforcewednesdaysexpo

For more information about virtual, in-person, or curbside services, as well as hiring events, please call  toll-free 1-844-344-2780, and begin your job search on www.workintexas.com.

DEADLINE FOR 2020 PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT APPROACHING

Information below is from Williamson County's Public Information Office

  • 22 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County Tax Assessor Collector Larry Gaddes wants to remind property owners that the 2020 property taxes must be paid in full by January 31 to avoid the accrual of penalties and interests.

The most common payment options include:

  • Mail payments to 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX, 78626. 
  • In person at any location by making a same day appointment at  www.wilco.org/taxoffice/appointment.
  • Payments can be made by searching for your property online at www.wilco.org/propertytax. Credit card and e-checks are accepted but incur additional vendor fees.
  • Payments made by check can be placed in any of our exterior drop boxes located at each office.

For a full list of payment choices go to www.wilco.org/propertytax and click on PAYMENT OPTIONS.

Fireworks Safety Tips From Williamson County Fire Marshal's Office In Advance Of Holidays

Media Relese from Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 17 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Image of fireworks by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay. The holiday spirit may inspire some residents to light-up the night sky with fireworks on New Year’s Eve; however, most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits. 

Residents can check the interactive county map with the fireworks free buffer zone area to find out where fireworks are allowed by visiting https://gis.wilco.org/maps/?viewer=countymap

In addition, Williamson County is currently under a burn ban, which prohibits burning any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks.  

“Although we have seen small amounts of rainfall in the past few weeks, we are in extremely dry, drought conditions. There is still plenty of fuel, such as dry grasses, that could potentially start fires,” said Williamson County Fire Marshal Hank Jones. “People need to use extreme caution if they choose to use fireworks under these conditions.”   

Fireworks are not permitted in Williamson County parks. Also, it is illegal to discharge fireworks within 600 feet of a hospital, sanitarium, veterinary hospital, school, church, and within 100 feet of a fuel dispensing station for flammable or combustible liquids. Discharging fireworks at or from a moving vehicle is also not allowed. 

Applications Accepted for Appraisal Review Board

Commissioner Cook encourages Wilco residents to apply!

  • 15 October 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson Central Appraisal District is accepting applications right now for the Appraisal Review Board responsible for hearing appeals from property owners and determining protests for ad valorem tax purposes. Each position is a two-year appointment. Application forms are available for download from the WCAD website or by contacting Rae Wilhite at 512-930-3787 and will be accepted until October 23, 2020. Appointments will be made by the local administrative judge for the year beginning January 1, 2021.

Residents interested in applying can get more information on the duties and eligibility by visiting www.wcad.org/about-the-arb.

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