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Q: Are the City Council meetings televised?
Q: Are there any farmers markets in the area?
Q: Can I get my event/business listed on Channel 10?
Q: Do you have a list of Home Owners Associations in Round Rock?
Q: Does Round Rock have a food pantry?
Q: Does the City of Round Rock have a public access channel?
Q: How can I obtain a DVD copy of a City Council meeting?
Q: How can I obtain the City Council Agenda?
Q: How can I speak in front of the City Council?
Q: How do I find an adopted Ordinance, Agreement, or Resolution?
Q: How do I make an Open Records Request?
Q: How do I register to vote?
Q: How do I report a problem with Channel 10 or comment on a program?
Q: How long are Mayor and City Council terms?
Q: Is there a filing fee to run for City Council?
Q: Is there an Ordinance regarding the number of garage sales allowed per year?
Q: What are the holidays for garbage pick-up?
Q: What county is Round Rock located in?
Q: What is the difference between Neighborhood Associations (NAs) and Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs)?
Q: What is the schedule for Channel 10 programming?
Q: When and where are the City Council meetings held?
Q: When are the City Council Meetings replayed on Channel 10?
Q: When do I need a Temporary Use Permit or Special Event Permit?
Q: When is the big antique show in the spring/fall?
Q: Where can I request a birth or death certificate?
 
Are the City Council meetings televised?
Yes, they are televised live on Channel 10 on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. See Channel 10 page for replay schedule.
Are there any farmers markets in the area?
For information on local farmers markets, call 512-281-3699 or visit Georgetown Farmers Market Association.
Can I get my event/business listed on Channel 10?
Channel 10 is used  for government related events and information only.

Call Will Hampton, Communications Director, at 512-218-5409 or 512-218-5400 to find out if your event or business qualifies.
Do you have a list of Home Owners Associations in Round Rock?
Home Owners Associations are not required to register with the City. However, Administration maintains a list of HOA’s that have provided their information voluntarily. Please contact 218-5401.
Does Round Rock have a food pantry?
Contact the Round Rock Serving Center to find out about donation opportunities. It is located at 1801 North IH 35. The phone number is 512-244-2431.
Does the City of Round Rock have a public access channel?
No, the City of Round Rock shares a cable access channel on Time Warner Cable Channel 10 with the Round Rock Independent School District but it is not a public access channel. The City controls the programming from noon to midnight. It is used only for government related information and events.
How can I obtain a DVD copy of a City Council meeting?
Make an open records request to obtain a copy of a City Council meeting. Cost will vary. Council meetings can also be viewed online at Round Rock Replay.
How can I obtain the City Council Agenda?
Visit roundrocktexas.gov/replay. For older agendas, call the City Clerk’s office. Agendas are posted two days before the meeting. Minutes must be approved by the Council before they are posted.
How can I speak in front of the City Council?
You may address the City Council during the Citizen’s Communications section of the agenda. All comments are limited to 3 minutes. In order to be recognized during the Citizen’s Communications, an “Appearance Before the City Council” card must be completed and placed in the designated box at the back of the Council Chambers. Please note that if the matter you wish to discuss is not on the agenda, you may prefer to discuss the matter with the City Manager’s office so that necessary facts can be gathered and the matter may be placed on the agenda for a future City Council meeting. Matters or requests not appearing on the agenda may not be acted upon.
How do I find an adopted Ordinance, Agreement, or Resolution?
Contact the City Secretary’s office at 218-5404 for the most up-to-date ordinances. The Code of Ordinances is posted on-line in PDF, but it is updated only twice a year.
How do I make an Open Records Request?
To make an Open Records Request, e-mail Open Records Request.
How do I register to vote?
Voter registration forms are available at most libraries and post offices.  To check voter registration information, call 943-1630 to determine precinct number. 

Who Represents Me at Texas Legislature Online provides information of your precinct number, current districts and members of the Texas State Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.
How do I report a problem with Channel 10 or comment on a program?
To report a problem with Channel 10 or comment on a program, call or e-mail Communications Director Will Hampton at 512-218-5409.
How long are Mayor and City Council terms?
The Round Rock City Council and Mayor serve three year terms.
Is there a filing fee to run for City Council?
Yes. Candidates for City Council shall pay a filing fee of $50 or submit a petition in lieu of the filing fee (25 signatures needed).
Is there an Ordinance regarding the number of garage sales allowed per year?
Yes. Per Ordinance number 11.424 (d) of the Code Book, one garage sale or other similar activity is allowed every 6 months.
What are the holidays for garbage pick-up?
The City of Round Rock contracts with Round Rock Refuse to provide garbage and recycling pick-up. Holidays are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day and the schedule depends on what day they occur. Call 255-4980 with questions.
What county is Round Rock located in?
Most of Round Rock is located in Williamson County with only a small section located in Travis County. Williamson County handles marriage, birth, death and divorce records, vehicle registration, and voter registration.
What is the difference between Neighborhood Associations (NAs) and Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs)?
Neighborhood Associations (NAs) are voluntary organizations in which neighbors organize to address issues particular to their area (such as unsafe intersections, problem neighbors, park beautification), and for social functions (picnics, compiling lists of neighborhood babysitters and lawn-mowers). NAs often work with city personnel (planners, police, parks dept. etc.) to address these issues. Membership is voluntary, and fees are minimal or nonexistent. NAs have no ability to legally enforce restrictions or assess membership fees.

Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) are similar to Neighborhood Associations, but are principally concerned with maintaining community appearance and common facilities (such as landscaping, pools) through the collection of fees and enforcement of deed restrictions. HOAs are usually created by the developer as a means of paying for the maintenance of common facilities and assuring homebuyers of a certain community appearance. When all the homes in the community have been built, the developer’s role in the HOA is usually taken over by a property management organization. Membership and fees are required with the purchase of property in the community.

What is the schedule for Channel 10 programming?
See the current schedule for the City's programs.
When and where are the City Council meetings held?
The City Council meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 221 E Main Street. Meetings start at 7 p.m. See Upcoming Council Meetings for schedule.
When are the City Council Meetings replayed on Channel 10?
When do I need a Temporary Use Permit or Special Event Permit?
A Temporary Use Permit is required to allow a long-term temporary use, such as temporary buildings or storage during construction or remodeling, or a seasonal use such as a Christmas tree lot.  For short-term events such as carnivals or block parties, or anything that involves a street closure, please use a Special Event Permit.
When is the big antique show in the spring/fall?
You are probably looking for the City of Round Top, which is well known for its annual antique show. Contact the Round Top Chamber of Commerce at 979-249-4042.
Where can I request a birth or death certificate?
The County Clerk for Williamson County keeps records of births and deaths for the county. To get a certified copy of a birth or death certificate, please visit the Williamson County Justice Center at 405 MLK in Georgetown. 
 


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