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Elgin City Council Meeting Information

Elgin City Council  2017-2018
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7pm City Hall Annex 310 North Main Street 

Chris Cannon, Mayor
Jessica Bega, Mayor Pro-Tem 

Jessica Bega – Ward 1            Mary Penson - Ward 1
Juan Gonzalez - Ward 2          Susie Arreaga – Ward 2
Phillip Thomas – Ward 3          James Daniel Lopez – Ward 3
Sue Brashar – Ward 4             Neil Beyer – Ward 4 
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Chalk It Up!

Tuesday July 3rd Chalk It UP Sidewalk chalk art in Veterans Memorial Park. DJ and FREE snow cones while supplies last! Bring your friends and family - draw on your own or as a team - enjoy the evening downtown and help decorate the park to celebrate the 4th of July!  Flyer here

Chalk it up
4th of July

4th of July Parade & Program- Elgin Community Choir will share a lineup of patriotic songs during the program, military servicemen and women and veterans will be recognized. Veteran's Memorial Park 109 Depot Street. Program begins immediately following the parade. 


A reminder that the City of Elgin explicitly prohibits the sale or use of any fireworks withthin the City limits. Per the City’s ordinance. Additional information available here. 

film friendly

Film Friendly Community Workshops

New Republic Studios will host multiple workshops for residents of Bastrop, Elgin, and Smithville. On four different dates in July, industry professionals will take part in an educational panel and forum to speak with residents on how to feature personal property in movie productions or TV programs. This will include homes, businesses, cars, boats, and any other possessions that could potentially be rented or used for production.
  • Monday, July 23, Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.
  • Tuesday, July 24, Elgin Public Library, 404 N. Main St.
  • Wednesday, July 25, Smithville First National Bank, 312 Main St.
  • Thursday, July 26, New Republic Studios,      140 Utley Road

Start Composting This Summer

Summer is here, It's a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost. 

Many of the items typically go in the trash, like food scraps, paper products, and leaves can be composted. Composting benefits the environment by helping reduce landfill waste and conserve water. Learn more about the benefits of composting here
Dine Elgin

Help us Shape the Future of Central Texas Transit! 2 Days left to take the survey!

Capital Metro is working to improve travel into, out of and around Central Austin, and we need your help. Please take our Project Connection Survey and tell us how we can advance the region's transit system. For more information about Project Connect, visit

rec center

Elgin Recreation Center!  

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 and fees available here.   

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


Pool, water aerobics, swim lessons  and more

Morris Memorial Pool summer hours 
June 1-Aug10 M-F 12pm-6pm  & Sat. 12pm -7pm

Free Family Swim 
Every Friday 

Water Aerobics/lap swim
June 4-Aug. 31st. MWF 10am-11am
TTH 7:30pm-8:30pm .

Swim lessons 
Swim lessons are provided by the Elgin City Pool. Each session will consist of 4 lessons over the span of 2 weeks on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:45pm - 7:30pm. Cost per session is $75 per child. If for some reason the lesson is cancelled due to weather, the make up class will be that following Saturday morning.

  • Session 1 - June 4th - June 14th
  • Session 2 - June 18th - June 28th
  • Session 3 - July 16th - July 26th
  • Session 4 - July 30th - August 2nd

You may register your child for swim lessons online at

parks and rec

Park Programs - Movies, Field Trips, fitness!  

Movies in the Park 
July 6th - Welcome to the Jungle
6-8pm at Recreation Center
July 20th Lilo and Stitch
  8-10pm Elgin Memorial Park 
Cooking Class 
June 28th 9am-4pm 
See website for additional information or to register.  

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. 


Tuesday July 3 City Council meeting 7pm at City hall 310 North Main Street
Tuesday July Chalk It UP Sidewalk chalk art in Veterans Memorial Park 
Bring your friends and family - draw on your own or as a team - enjoy the evening downtown and help decorate the park to celebrate the 4th of July!  Flyer here 

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. Flyer

Friday, July 6th- Movies in the Park, Welcome to the Jungle 
6-8 pm at Elgin Recreation Center. 

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 

Friday, July 20th- Movies in the Park, Lilo & Stitch
8-10pm at Elgin Memorial Park 

Save the date! 


Tuesday August 7 City Council Meeting, 7pm at City Hall 310 North Main Street 
Thursday, August 9th - Sip, Shop & Stroll

5-8pm in Historic Downtown Elgin 

August 27th - 31st - Quarterly Bulk Service

Bulk trash pickup is once per quarter and is serviced on your scheduled trash day.  Items may be placed at the curb two days before, no earlier than 5 PM.  Any items that are not serviced, must be removed no later than 7 AM the day after collection.  Click here for the   Trash & Recycling Procedures

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 
Laborer- Water & Waste Water  
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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