Since its inception in 2012, Neighborhood Services has developed programs and services for active and engaged neighborhoods to revitalize themselves using community resources. These programs have been recognized with awards from national organizations such as Neighborhoods USA for their Best Neighborhood Programs award (2015) and the Texas Municipal League for City Spirit (2017).
Neighborhood Services is designed to accomplish the following goals:
- Maintain property values
- Increase code compliance
- Create a sense of community
- Increase the feeling of safety
- Foster resident pride in their neighborhood
- Encourage property upkeep and maintenance
- Ensure smooth transitions between incoming and outgoing neighborhood leaders
The Tool Lending Center is designed to be deployed for organized projects such as neighborhood cleanups or other beautification projects where volunteers (scouts, church groups, school groups, etc.) are organized and available. For neighborhood cleanups, tools will be available for residents of that neighborhood to checkout.
The Neighborhood Movie Chest is available to Neighborhoods and HOAs that are organizing a community movie night. The kit allows neighborhoods to create their own event to bring neighbors together.
The Curb Painting Program was initiated to improve safety in Round Rock neighborhoods by making sure that the Fire Department, EMS, and Police can quickly locate homes in an emergency. Neighborhood volunteers can borrow the all-inclusive kit at no cost to begin painting addresses within their neighborhood. The kit includes everything a volunteer team will need for 250 homes. The kit can be checked out/returned to the ground floor of City Hall located at 221 E. Main St. Round Rock, Texas 78664. For more information on the program and kit check out please see the Curb Painting Program booklet or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round Rock UniverCity is a 10 week program to educate residents on the operations of the City. Each City department hosts a presentation, tour or break out session each week, and provide valuable information about day to day operations of the City and future projects. Residents will receive an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into City operations within each of its departments.