City of Elgin eNews

May 2018


Elgin City Council Meeting Information

  • City Council meets first and third Tuesday of the month. View Meeting Agendas for details
  • You may contact the City Secretary at 512-281-5724  with questions. 
Tuesday, May 1  - Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 15- 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 

Look for us on Facebook City of Elgin
and VisitElginTX.  Follow us on Instagram @VisitElginTX 

Election Day

Saturday May 5 
Learn more about the upcoming elections and where to cast your ballot. Additional information available here

rec center

Elgin Recreation Center Opening!  

Join the Elgin City Council and partners for the ribbon cutting and facility preview Tuesday, May 29 4 pm to 8 pm. 
Open Saturday June 2 at 11 am  
Enjoy indoor full size basketball court, fitness room, hardwood floor aerobic studio, commercial kitchen, restrooms with showers. 

Operating hours 
Monday - Friday 8 am to 9 pm  
Saturday 11 am to 7 pm 
Sunday 1 pm to 7 pm  
Membership information will be posted at  

Elgin Recreation Center, 361 North Hwy. 95  Elgin, Texas 78621 
Elgin Parks & Recreation Department 512-285-6190  

Art Tour

14 Locations and 40 Artists! See flyer for details 

Blood drive

Community Blood Drive 

May 17 at Fleming Community Center 
Register to give the gift of life individually or, participate in the Team Blood Drive - Gather your friends and co-workers and donate blood for a chance to win a Aviator Pizza party for 10 and amazing giveaways from local businesses. Teams must pre-register. See flyer for additional information. 

Sidewalk sale

Sidewalk Sale 

Celebrate Mothers Day weekend and enjoy sidewalk sales downtown at participating merchants Saturday May 12.  Unique finds, one of kind items, home decor, gifts and more!  Delicious food, coffee, wine, and craft beer are available at various downtown restaurants.  Treat mom to some pampering downtown and enjoy variety of Local Businesses! See link for additional information.

Imagine logo

Imagine the Possibilities Tour 

Thinking about expanding or starting a business?  Wondering what loft living looks like?  Join the Imagine the Possibilities tour on Thursday, May 10 and see properties available for sale and lease in downtown Elgin.  Meet at 114 North Main Street at 5:30 pm and then enjoy Sip Shop and Stroll for the evening.  

image of Elgin spelled with three dimensional letters

Sip Shop & Stroll Live Music 

Thursday, May 10 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 


DHR Volunteers

We love our Volunteers!

Down Home Ranch adopted the flowerbed at The Elgin Chamber of Commerce 114 Central Avenue. Thank you for helping us keep our town beautiful.  You can Adopt a Spot Too!  Contact us for more information 


Free Local Food Leader and Community Food Systems Training 

The purpose of this class is to help determine the need for such training in Texas and what changes might be needed to improve applicability in Texas. 
Local Food Leader Certification May 21st 
Community Food Systems Certification May 22-23 (requires participation in Local Food Leader) 
Seats are limited. See links for additional information or to register: 
Register for Local Food Leader
Register for Community Food Systems

Quality Air Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week

April 30- May 4, 2018
Air Quality Where You Are! 

Learn about increasing air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps to reduce their contribution to air pollution. Read more. 


Fleming Community Center 

 Programs for all ages and Volunteer opportunities.  Find out about all the fun at this link!  

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

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 7th-11th.  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.  

Meet Up Spot

Internet Purchase Exchange Point

Elgin has an internet purchase exchange point available for all to use. Internet users can buy and sell in confidence. Location is 202 Depot Street by the Elgin Police department.  



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 

CAMPO Survey 

Tell us what you think and stay involved in the process.  Survey link here

  • Take survey a survey 
  • Share comments at a meeting or by mail/email
  • Invite us to your meeting or event
  • Get involved on social media or via email 
  • Share this information with others in your community 

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, May 4- Walk or Bike to School Day 

Saturday, May 6- Community Wide Garage Sale
Details and maps in Elgin Courier. 

Thursday, May 10- Imagine the Possibilities Tour
Downtown Historic Elgin during Sip, Shop & Stroll 

Tour properties for sale and for lease and a loft apartment.  Meet at 5:30 pm at 114 North Main Street for the tour.  Celebrate National Preservation month in downtown Elgin!   Enjoy Sip Shop and Stroll from 5-8   

Thursday, May 10- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm in Historic Downtown 

Saturday, May 12- Side Walk Sale 
Downtown Elgin at participating businesses

Saturday, May 12- Map IT! 
9am-12pm Depot Museum 
Discovering Your Ancestors’ Land Holdings in the Texas GLO; Kevin Klaus, IS at GLO will demonstrate how Texas General Land Office maps can be used in genealogical research and learn how to use GIS to locate original surveys and show where property is today

Saturday, May 12- Mini Weenie Triathlon 
8am Morris Memorial Park 

Wednesday, May 16-Parks Volunteer Day 
9am-12pm Elgin Recreation Center

Thursday May 17, Community Blood Drive 
noon to 6 pm Fleming Community Center 

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

Saturday-Tuesday, May 26-28 Morris Memorial Pool Soft Opening 
12-7pm Morris Memorial Park 

Save the date! 


Saturday, June 1 Elgin Recreation Center 
open for regular operating hours starting at 11 am.  

Saturday, June 2- Community Clean-up Day 
8:30am Elgin Memorial Park see flyer for details 

Fridays in June- Movies in the Park
6-8pm Elgin Memorial Park 
Free, bring a chair or blanket, refreshments and snacks available for purchase. See website for additional information 

Friday, June 8- Juneteenth Street Dance

8pm-12am Depot Street

Saturday, June 9- Juneteenth Parade & Celebration
10am-6pm Veteran's Memorial Park 
For information, or to become a member,  volunteer or sponsor of Elgin's Juneteenth Organization, please contact Bettye Lofton at 512-963-2721

June 14- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 

Monday, June 18- Saturday, June 23- Western Days 

Elgin Memorial Park & Historic Downtown Elgin

Visit to learn more. 

Monday, June 25- Emancipet Mobile Clinic 
Low cost spay/neuter 
Appointments required for spay/neuter procedures
1155 Didly Drive
8am dropoff / 5pm pick up 
Call 512-587-SPAY to make an appointment

Thursday, June 28-Paddle-boarding Lady Bird Lake 
Join the Park Dept. for a fun day of Paddleboarding at Lady Bird Lake! You need to pack your own lunch and drink for the day, bring your own towel, sunscreen and bug spray. 
Must preregister at website


Wednesday, July 4- Fourth of July "Push, Pedal and Pull People's Patriotic Parade" and Celebration 

9:30am- meet at City Hall for parade line up 

10am- Parade begins, followed by a program at Veteran's Memorial Park

Thursday, July 12- Perndenales State Park Hike & Swim
Join the Park Dept. for a fun day of hiking & swimming at Perndenales State Park ! You need to pack your own lunch and drink for the day, bring your own towel, sunscreen and bug spray. Must preregister at website

Thursday, July 12- Sip, Shop & Stroll
5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 

Saturday, July - Beach Party 
10am-2pm Elgin Memorial Park 
see website for additional information
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!

Save the date! 

Current Job Openings

Patrol Officer I 
Bi-Lingual Telecommunications officer 
Equipment Operator I Water Distribution 
Equipment Operator I Water Treatment 
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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