2030 Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

The purpose of this steering committee is to provide recommendations to  City Council and the joint work sessions with the Planning and Zoning Commission and act as ambassadors of the Plan, building consensus within the Community.

The Steering Committee will meet the first Thursday of the month, except for the July meeting which will be the second Thursday of the month due to a holiday, at 6:00 pm.

Members of the Committee include:

  • Mayor Dale Ross, Chair
  • Anna Eby,Councilperson
  • Tommy Gonzales, Councilperson
  • Ercel Brashear, Planning and Zoning Commissioner
  • Josh Schroeder, Planning and Zoning Commissioner
  • Doug Noble, Georgetown Transportation Advisory Board member
  • Danielle Houck, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member
  • Lou Sneed, Housing Advisory Board member
  • PJ Stevens, Development Professional
  • Suzy Pukys, Non-profit, Community group representative
  • Scott Stribling, GISD representative
  • Linda McCalla, Citizen-at-large
  • Rhonda Mundhenk, JD, MPH, Citizen-at-large
  • Hugh Brown, Chamber of Commerce representative
  • Wendy Cash, Chamber of Commerce representative
  • Paul Secord, Southwestern University representative
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South Georgetown TIRZ

The South Georgetown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) was created by Ordinance #2014-31. and the duration is through December 31, 2044.

The Zone is being created to fund public infrastructure necessary to encourage high quality commercial/retail development at the intersection of IH35 and Westinghouse Road which is seen as the next major node as growth continues to move north from Round Rock. The proposed TIRZ is approximately 595 undeveloped acres along Westinghouse Road, between IH35 and FM1460 and includes not only the commercial areas directly behind the future Bass Pro Shop, but also proposed residential development adjacent to Terra Vista.

The intersection at Westinghouse and IH35 is proposed to be major City job center, with not only offices, but also mixed use retail and other related services (including residential) in a campus style development. But, the barrier to traditional develop in this area has always been the cost of infrastructure, including sewer and road improvements.

In order to accelerate the development of this area and ensure the quality and type of development the City desires, the City plans to move forward with proactively building the necessary infrastructure improvements, thus encouraging capital investment and the creation of new jobs. The revenues generated within this TIRZ will then reimburse the City’s utility and possibly GTEC for cost of those upfront improvements.

The TIRZ is expected to be in place until December 31, 2044, or when all project costs (not to exceed $50M) has been reimbursed (including any bonds issued to fund these projects). There are currently 37 different parcels with an assessed value (per 2014) of approximately $18.5M which will become the “floor” value for the TIRZ. At full build out, the assessed valuation is estimated in excess of $573M. Estimated project costs are $48.7M and include sewer, water, electric and road improvements. A feasibility analysis is included with the ordinance. City staff will be working with developers and other entities to further leverage the TIRZ revenues in order to ensure and expedite construction of the improvements.

TIRZ Members:
  • Dale Ross (Chair): Mayor
  • David Morgan: City Manager
  • Glenn Dishong: City Utility Director
  • Sofia Nelson: City Planning Director
  • Ed Pastor: Georgetown Utility Sysytems Advisory Board Chair
  • Anna Eby: Councilmember District 1
  • Jay Warren: Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation President
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Strategic Partnerships for Community Services

The Strategic Partnerships for Community Services Advisory Board makes recommendations to the City Council to further the purpose of City funding to the nonprofit sector of cultivating and sustaining partnerships with 501(c)3 organizations that strengthen the City’s key priorities in Public Safety, Transportation, Housing, Parks and Recreation, Veteran Services and issues of Safety Net.  This Advisory Board participates in the grant funding process.  They review and evaluate applications submitted to the City for social funding.

Meeting Date, Time, & Location:

This board meets on an as-needed basis at City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Georgetown, Texas.

Board Rosters:
  • Jaquita Wilson (Chair): Second Full Term Ends 02/2021
  • Michael Douglas: Second Full Term Ends 02/2021
  • Alexia Griffin: Second Full Term Ends 02/2020
  • Jerry Haecker: First Full Term Ends 02/2020
  • Natalia Ornelas: First Term Ends 02/2020
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Georgetown Commission on Aging

The Georgetown Commission on Aging advises the City Council on the needs and status of seniors in the entire City, recommending ways in which those needs may be met.  The Commission determines and assesses existing resources in the City which may be utilized by seniors to meet their needs.  They will evaluate and assess proposed programs, grants and other governmental activities which may impact seniors.  The Commission will encourage, promote, assist and safeguard the rights and abilities of older adults throughout the community to maintain maximum health, well-being and independence.

Meeting Date, Time, & Location:

3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Public Safety Facility located at 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, Texas.

Commission Roster:
  • Virginia Hahn: 2nd Full Term Ends 02/2020
  • Sharon Covey: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Virginia Lazenby: 2nd Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Dennis Dalrymple: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Terri Michelle: 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • Mary Kathleen Hopkins: 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • George Lourigan: 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • Gerald Nicklen: 1st Full Term Ends 02/2021
  • Beverly Stehle: 2nd Full Term ends 02/2021
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ADA Advisory Board

The Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Advisory Board makes recommendations to the City Council regarding accessibility and other issues of concern to persons with disabilities.  This Committee reviews the City’s ADA Transition Plan on an annual basis and participates in the related processes to implement and/or amend the ADA Transition Plan as necessary.

Meeting Date, Time, & Location:

The ADA Board meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave., Georgetown, Texas.  The meeting date and time is determined each year at the first meeting after a new Board is appointed.

Board Rosters:
  • Jonathan Dade (Chair): 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Erin Curra-Spurger: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Cynthia Eisman: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Lydia Harkey: 1st Full Term Ends 02/2021
  • John Oliver: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Lavera Patton: 2nd Full Term Ends 02/2021
  • Thomas Stidvent: 1st Partial Term Ends 02/2020
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Williams Drive TIRZ

Williams Drive Gateway Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) was created by Ordinance No. 2006-104 and the duration is through December 31, 2031.  The TIRZ was created to facilitate a program of public improvements to allow and encourage the development and redevelopment of the Williams Drive Gateway area into a mixed use, pedestrian oriented environment consistent with the goals of the City’s Williams Drive Gateway Redevelopment Plan.  Public improvements scheduled for the Zone include, but are not limited to, the construction of:  (i) sidewalks, cross walks and pedestrian crossing systems (ii) storm sewers and drainage ponds, (iii) sanitary sewers, (iv) landscaping, streetscape, fountains, works of art, and street furniture, (v) plazas, squares, pedestrian malls, trails and other public spaces, (vi) parking lots and roadways, (vii) utility line relocation and installation, (viii) water system improvements (ix) parks, and outdoor performance spaces, (x) bicycle routes and facilities, (xi) public transportation projects, (xii) signage, and (xiii) other related necessary or convenient public improvements.

TIRZ Members:
  • Dale Ross (Chair): Mayor
  • David Morgan: City Manager
  • Steve West: Chief Financial Officer, GISD
  • Rachael Jonrowe: Council Member District 6
  • Brad Curlee: Banker
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Rivery Park TIRZ

The Rivery Park Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) was created by Ordinance #2007-91, and the duration is through December 31, 2041.  

The purpose of the TIRZ is to provide a financing vehicle necessary to facilitate a program of public improvements to allow and encourage the development of a 221-room hotel having a AAA 3 Diamond Rating or a 2 Star Forbes Rating, a 18,880 square foot conference center, and a 336 – space public parking garage. Another purpose of the TIRZ is to construct amenities in and make other improvements necessary to increase accessibility to Rivery Park and enhance the park experience for visitors.  Other development within the TIRZ is anticipated to include single and multifamily residential development and commercial/ retail space, as allowed by the PUD Ordinance.  The tax increment generated within the TIRZ would be used to finance costs associated with the construction, maintenance, and repair of the Public Parking Garage, improvements in Rivery Park, public utilities within the TIRZ, public roadways (and related improvements) within and outside of the TIRZ boundaries, and other costs that meet the definition of “project costs”.

TIRZ Members:
  • Dale Ross (Chair): Mayor
  • Valerie Nicholson: Council Member District 2
  • Laurie Brewer: Assistant City Manager
  • Leigh Wallace: Finance Director
  • Jeff Novak: Business Owner/Brae Development Partners
  • Ronald Swain: Southwestern University
  • Valerie Covey: County Commissioner, Precinct 3
  • Terry Wilson: Representative for Texas House District 20
  • Charles Schwertner: Senator for Texas Senate District 5
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Downtown TIRZ

 

The Downtown Georgetown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) was created by Ordinance No 2004-77 and covers approximately 66 (+/-) acres, located entirely in Williamson County and within the corporate limits of the City, and is generally located around the courthouse square, south of the South San Gabriel River and north of University Blvd.  The Zone is for a 25 year duration.

The Zone facilitates a program of public improvements to allow and encourage the development and redevelopment of downtown Georgetown into a mixed use, pedestrian-oriented environment, consistent with the goals of the City’s Downtown Master Plan.

Public improvements eligible for the Zone include, but are not limited to, the construction of:  sidewalks, cross walks and pedestrian crossing systems, storm sewers and drainage ponds, sanitary sewers, landscaping, streetscape, fountains, works of art, and street furniture, plazas, squares, pedestrian malls, trails and other public spaces, parking lots and roadways, utility line relocation and installation, water system improvements, parks, and outdoor performance spaces, bicycle routes and facilities, public transportation projects, signage, and other related necessary or convenient public improvements.

TIRZ Members:
  • Dale Ross (Chair): Mayor
  • Rachael Jonrowe: Council Member District 6
  • Rusty Winkstern: Downtown Business Owner
  • Karen Soeffker: Downtown Business Owner
  • Trisha Tallman: Chair of the Main Street Advisory Board
  • Laurie Brewer: Assistant City Manager
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Unified Development Code Advisory Commission

The Unified Development Code Advisory Commssion was established by Ordinance in November, 2013.  This board consists of  7 members and began operating in March, 2014.

All members shall reside in the corporate City limits or the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City.  The Commission shall include one member from each of the following categories:

Past Planning & Zoning Commissioner; Current Planning & Zoning Commissioner; Developer currently active in the local area; Georgetown Chamber of Commerce member; Homebuilder currently active in the local area; Individual with technical expertise related to the development industry such as a surveyor, architect, developer, engineer, land planner, etc. – either active or retired; and a Citizen at Large.

The purpose and goals of the Unified Development Code Advisory Commission shall be:

  • To review proposed or requested amendments to the Unified Development Code (the UDC) other than executive amendments which are those amendments that are non-discretionary, mandatory, or legislative revisions necessary to address state statutes or case laws, ratify published director interpretations, incorporate recently approved Council ordinances, process City Council designated emergency items, or address revisions otherwise determined necessary by legal counsel;
  • To make recommendations and advise the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council on the proposed amendments to the UDC;
  • To provide an additional forum for public participation and input regarding proposed amendments to the UDC; and
  • To assist the general public in understanding the proposed amendments to the UDC.

The meeting date and time for the Unified Development Code Advisory Commission is the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:30 PM (as needed) in the Historic Light and Water Works Building located at 406 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas.

Commission Roster:
  • PJ Stevens (Chair): 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • Tracy Dubcak: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Stuart Garner: 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • John Philpott: 2nd Full Term ends 02/2020
  • Brian Robinson: 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • Philip Wanke: 1st Full Term ends 02/2021
  • Jason Wirth: 1st Full Term ends 02/2020
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City Charter Review Committee

The Charter Review Committee has been created by the City Council to review the items that are presented to them, analyze and review each item as necessary, utilize the City Attorney as their staff liaison, make recommendations on each item and have them provide a report and recommendations back to the City Council no later than June 1,2012.

Meeting Date, Time, & Location:

Every Thursday at 4pm located at City Hall, 113 East 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas

Committee Roster:
  • Mayor- Bob Brent
  • District 1- Bob Smith
  • District 2- Scott Stribling
  • District 3- Joe Pondrum
  • District 4- Rufus Barnes
  • District 5- Milton Rister
  • District 6- Colin Berr
  • District 7- Ray Sanchez
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