City of Elgin eNews

March 2018


Elgin City Council Meeting Information

  • City Council meets first Tuesday of the month. View Meeting Agendas for details
  • You may contact the City Secretary at 512-281-5724  with questions. 
Tuesday, March 6 - Regular Meeting
Elgin City Council  2017-2018
Chris Cannon, Mayor & Juan Gonzalez, Mayor Pro-Tem 
Jessica Bega & Mary Penson - Ward 1
Juan Gonzalez & Susie Arreaga - Ward 2
Phillip Thomas & James Daniel Lopez, Ward 3
Sue Brashar & Neil Beyer - Ward 4 


Bulk notice


Residential Bulk Pickup beginning April 2018 will be changing from bimonthly to once per quarter.
  Bulk pick up will run for one week each quarter beginning the week of May 14th-18th.  Bulk collection day will fall on your designated trash pick up day. (i.e. Tuesday trash pick-up/bulk pick up during scheduled week)

Bulk dates, Acceptable/ Non-acceptable items can be found on the City Calendar/Services at  

 Remember - City Ordinance requires that: “Bulky waste and brush waste shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 5:00 p.m. two days before the established collection day and shall be moved from the collection site no later than 7:00 a.m. the date after the collection day.”  Violation of the rules and requirements –including exceeding the limit for bulk trash placed at the curb may result in citation and potential fines per City Ordinance.  Customers will no longer be required to submit requests for bulk trash pick up to City Hall.


A new recycling cart will be provided - it's the same size as the trash cart, with the larger cart.  RECYCLING PICK UP WILL BE EVERY OTHER WEEK 1st SERVICE WEEK OF APRIL 9th
 See website for list of acceptable items:  

WILL NO LONGER BE SERVICED.  Customers may keep the bin(s) or place in Recycle Cart to be recycled.  

Spring break


Serve on a Community Board- Read more about all the Community Boards and Committees.
Email for more information Contact the City Secretary, Amelia Sanchez at 512-281-5724 or  or Complete the Application for Community Boards and submit it online.
Interested in helping with Main Street and Community Development projects? Help is needed throughout the year. Details and the volunteer application is located here 

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Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday, March 8 from 5-8pm in downtown Elgin
Enjoy a variety of Live music, store specials, wine and beer samples, refreshments and experience a beautiful evening strolling through downtown Elgin!   or on Facebook, VisitElginTx 


Community Clean up

Community Clean-up Day

Need community service hours or just want to get involved in your community? Join us as we team up to pick up litter throughout our town. Locations are assigned at registration. We provide gloves, grabbers and trash bags. There will be free refreshments and a door prize drawing. Registration at 8:30am at Elgin Memorial Park. Questions email or call: 512-229-3227


Movies, Crafts & More!

 At our parks and Fleming Center. Volunteer for Park projects and find out about all the fun at this link!  

Community Egg Hunt 

Saturday, March 31st Elgin Sub-District Sponsored Community Easter Egg Hunt. Thomas Memorial Park  10am-1:30pm. Fun for all ages. Bring your own basket!!! 

Egg Hunt
Book Club

Library programs 

Activities for kids, Pot Luck Book Club for adults, arts and crafts classes and activities for all ages. Check for all the details! Library Newsletter here

Local Lore Elgin's History Adventure! 

Saturday, April 21st at Elgin Depot Museum from 10am-5pm. Games of the Past, Live Music, Scavenger Hunt, Vintage Car Show and Walking Tours! Fun for All. 

Local Lore
Save the Date

Community Calendar

Find all the upcoming events, meetings, & classes via the Community Calendar on the website home page. 
The calendar lets you view all items or you can select
a category, such as events, meetings, library or parks, etc.  You can also sign up to get notifications when the calendar is updated and specify the types of events you want to know about. 


Friday, March 2- Walk or Bike to School Day

Saturday, March 3- Friends of Elgin Parks Market Days
Elgin Memorial Park 

Saturday, March 10- Superhero Run to Cure Diabetes 5K
9am Veteran's Memorial Park 

Saturday, March 24- Easter Egg Decorating 
10am-2pm Elgin Recreation Center

Saturday, March 24- Community Clean-up Day
8:30am Elgin Memorial Park see flyer for more information

Saturday, March 31- Community Easter Egg Hunt- Sponsored by Elgin Sub-District 
10am-1pm Thomas Memorial Park 
Fun for All Ages 
For more information contact Jackie Williams at 512-740-1310 

Save the date: 

Fridays in April- Music in the Park
7-9 pm Veteran's Memorial Park 

Wednesdays in April- Adult Dodgeball League
6:30-8:30pm Elgin Rec. Center. Register online here 

Thursday, April 12- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm Downtown Elgin 

Friday-Saturday April 13-14- Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cook-off
For details contact the Elgin VFD at 512-281-4025

Friday, April 21- Local Lore
Historic Preservation Celebration Event
Depot Museum 

Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 Pearls of Youth Art Show 
Fleming Community Center - See website for details 

Saturday, April 28- Relay for Life 
4pm-12am Elgin Middle School 1351 N. Avenue C
For more information see website

Saturday- Sunday May 19-20 Elgin Art Studio Tour
Sat. 10am-6pm  Sun. 12-4pm 

Check out the Community Calendar on our website for more information about these events, and keep up with the fun in Elgin! Also see the City of Elgin Annual Events List!
Sign up for Notifications to get emails regarding events you want to know about!

Current Job Openings

Patrol Officer I 
Seasonal Part-time Lifeguard
Seasonal Part-time Pool cashier
Additional information available at: Job openings

Library News

Elgin Public Library 
Book Club, Story Times, Family Movie Nights, Arts and Crafts, Materials Galore, Free Wi-Fi!
Hours of Operation 
Tuesday & Thursday - 10 am to 7 pm
Wednesday & Friday - 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm

The Elgin Public Library has activities, classes, children's programs and more every week. To find out what they have for You view their Library Newsletter or the Public-Library webpage.

Get the Facts on Ozone Advance 

Learn about what is being done about ozone in Central Texas
"Be Air Aware" 

Learn more about Ozone Action Days here
Sign up for air quality alerts.  

Dog n Cat

Support for Animals 

Want to lend a helping hand to the Bastrop County Animal Shelter?  Here's a Shopping List for items they need year round!

Visit our Animal Control web page to read all about finding lost pets, reporting pest problems or pet concerns, pet care and more. 

To request assistance from the Animal Control Officer call the Elgin Police Department            at 512-285-5757.

Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic at Elgin General Store. Appointments required.

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