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Williamson County Sells Bonds at Lowest Rate Since 1956
  • 22 January 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Sells Bonds at Lowest Rate Since 1956

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
  • Author: Connie Odom
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District Clerk Warns of Jury Duty Scam Alert

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.

Deadline for 2019 Property Tax Payments is Jan. 31
  • 16 January 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Deadline for 2019 Property Tax Payments is Jan. 31

Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes reminds property owners that 2019 property taxes must be paid in full by January 31 to avoid accruing penalties and interest. The most common payment options include:
•             Mail payments to 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX, 78626. 
•             In person at any location, make 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.

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

Commissioner Cynthia Long Elected CAMPO Chair
  • 15 January 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Commissioner Cynthia Long Elected CAMPO Chair

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.  

Burn Ban Lifted October 14
  • 14 October 2019
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Burn Ban Lifted October 14

County Judge Bill Gravell has lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Monday, October 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. View the order lifting the burn ban here. Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.  Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.

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