In order for historic overlay zoning to be established, the Planning and Zoning Commission must approve and recommend the designation. The City Council will then hold a public hearing. A majority vote by both agencies is required to approve the historic designation.
Who can participate in the Summer Reading Program?
Any child or teen can join the program by picking up a reading log from the Summer Reading table starting June 5.
The library offers incentives to every reader who completes the first goal (10 days of reading for children, or 5 hours of reading for teens). To earn prizes beyond the first goal, participants must have a Round Rock Public Library Card (a resident card, a paid non-resident card, or a temporary card), and that card must be clear of fines.
Who do I call about dead animals on the side of the road?
Contact Animal Control for dead animals on city streets by calling 218-5500.
For dead animals on Williamson County roads and bridges, call 943-3330. For the highways and frontage roads, call 974-0883 for dead deer. For other animals, call 930-6016.
Who do I call about road repair, maintenance, litter or dead animals?
For city roadways call Animal Control at 218-5500.
For Williamson County roads call 943-3330.
For dead deer on IH 35 and the frontage road call 331-5361. For other dead animals on IH 35 and the frontage road call 930-6016.
Who do I call about the Old Settlers Music Festival?
Call the Old Settlers Assocation at 218-7133 for information about the Old Settlers Music Festival.
Who do I call if I have problems with bees?
The City of Round Rock does not provide bee removal services. To have bees removed, look in the Yellow Pages under Beekeepers. Local beekeepers include Kinsel Bee Keepers (477-9025), Ethridge (863-5104), Bohanan (863-5752) and Lance Wilson (372-8700).
If bees are an imminent danger to a person or area, contact Animal Control.
Who do I call to find out if a police Accident Report is available?
The Mayor and Council are elected At Large. The City of Round Rock does not have Single Member Districts
Who regulates public health issues in Round Rock?
The Williamson County & Cities Health District (WCCHD), 100 West 3rd Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626. (512) 930-4387. Helpline: 1-800-890-6296. WCCHD operates a clinic in Round Rock at 211 Commerce Cove. Phone is 512-248-3257.
Why do fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, they turn off their lights and slow down?
Sometimes several units are dispatched to the same incident. The first unit may have arrived on the scene, surveyed the situation and informed the dispatcher that the situation was under control. All other responding units are then cancelled and put back into service, ready to take another call.
Most likely, when you see an emergency vehicle go "Code 3" (lights and siren) through an intersection and then slow down and turn the emergency lights off, the call they were responding to has been cancelled.
Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
Fire Department units are dispatched according to information received by the 9-1-1 operator. The fire department's philosophy is to get our firefighters there as soon as possible and be prepared to encounter the worst that could happen. There may be three fire department vehicles on the scene for what appears to be a "simple" incident. However, in emergency services we have learned that if we assume something is "simple," we can be horribly mistaken. The winner in these situations will always be the citizen who needs help.
Why does the Fire Department break windows or cut holes in the roof during a fire? It seems they are causing more damage.
As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof acts like a chimney and allows fresh air to fill the building. This action alone can save a tremendous amount of property. It cuts down on the smoke damage and makes conditions more favorable for Firefighters to enter the building.
Why does the Fire Department tear open walls, when it seems there is no fire in the room?
Fire can travel inside walls undetected for quite a long time. Firefighters tear open walls that they suspect conceal fires. Fires left undetected can re-ignite several hours later and cause extensive damage.
Why is a fire engine sent when I call an ambulance?
A fire engine is automatically sent as a first responder when an ambulance is assigned to an unconscious or unresponsive person, or a major accident. Additionally, if the closest ambulance assigned to the area is unavailable then the closest engine responds. The engine personnel are trained Emergency Medical Technicians, and carry basic life support equipment as well as AEDs for cardiac defibrillation. The first responder provides basic life support until the ambulance arrives.
Why should my pet be spayed/neutered?
The most important reason to spay or neuter your pet is to prevent pet over population. It helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Will customers be able to put bulk waste out with the regular trash pick-up?
Yes. On customers' scheduled pick up day, Round Rock Refuse will collect 1 bulk waste item. Customers can also request additional bulk waste be collected on another day, which will need to be scheduled through Round Rock Refuse. There will be an additional fee for items picked up on a day other than their scheduled pick up day.