City of Elgin eNews


April 2019


Elgin City Council Meeting Information


Tuesday, April 16th - Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 7nd - Council Meeting

The Council Meeting starts at 7:00 PM at City Hall Annex 310 North Main Street

Elgin City Council 
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 



View Meeting Agendas for details.


 

Elections 2019
May 4th, 2019


Early voting for the 2019 General Election is from April 22, 2019 to April 30, 2019.

Please see the Bastrop County Voting Schedule here
  
Travis County Early Voting information available here.

Early voting for the 2019 General Election is from April 22, 2019 to April 30, 2019.


For additional information please visit: https://www.elgintx.com/151/Voting-Elections


2019 General Election
Non-Profit Applications


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. 


Local Lore Elgin History
Local Lore
Join us and Celebrate the benefits of Walking and Bicycling

For more information visit www.elgintx.com or on Facebook, VisitElginTx 



Elgin Art Studio Tour
Spring Time in Elgin
Save the date

APRIL


Market Days
April 6th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm .
 
Sip, Shop & Stroll
April 11th 

Walk/Bike to School Day
April 12th 

VFD Cook-off
April 12th-13th 
 
Local Lore- Elgin’s History Adventure
Saturday April 13
11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Volunteer for two hours or more from 11am to 4pm at the Depot Museum, contact community@ci.elgin.tx.us to sign up Help needed with activities, walking tours, games and more.
 
Pearls of Youth Art Show 
April 13th-14th
 
Community Easter Egg Hunt
April 20th
 
Community Clean-up Day
April 27th

MAY


Market Days
May 4th
 
Relay for Life
May 4th

City Wide Garage Sale
May 4th

Sip, Shop & Stroll
May 9th

Walk/Bike to School Day
May 10th

Elgin Art Studio Tour
May 18th-19th

Community Blood Drive
May 20th

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! 



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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.


Elgin Public Library Activities
Elgin Public Library Activities

Parks and Recreation
Upcoming Programs


On the New year, we all made New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you’re looking to improve your health, give back to the community or spend more time with your loved ones, we all try and strive to be our best self in the New Year. We know it’s hard to maintain your goals, but whatever they are, the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department has you covered. 

 
Elgin Parks and Rec Logo

REC CENTER HOURS!



Rec Center
Rec Center hours:

Monday – Friday  7:00 AM-8:00 PM
Saturday  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday  11:0 0AM – 7:00 PM

Hours Schedule and How to Become a Member

The Elgin Parks & Recreation Department had an amazing time hosting our Spring Break events and giving kids the opportunity to spend time in nature and away from their devices. At Giant Tennis, the Parks Department had a variety of sports equipment available to the public for use in the park at no charge, leading to a group of 33 kids and adults playing together at Elgin Memorial Park. On Tuesday Playground Games Thru the Ages had game historian Debora Marzec teaching kids how to be resourceful and imaginative when playing in the park, introducing them to simple games such as stacking rocks, and using Bruegel’s 15th century painting to find out how children played in the past. Clever Tiger then partnered with Elgin Parks & Recreation to bring a painting class to the public where kids learned how to shade, create perspective and more! 

Field Day on Wednesday at Thomas Park saw the competitive side of our community as we played tug-of-war and more, while also expressing our playfulness! The Parks & Recreation Teen Council hosted a kickball game with celebratory popsicles for the public, and community member Jack Reid taught us how to play disc golf on Thomas Memorial’s 9 basket course. Thursday we went out to Morris Memorial Park to do catch & release at the pond. Over 48 people came out to participate in fishing, knot tying and more! We saw everyone from beginners learning how to cast, to seasoned pros, catching catfish, large mouth bass and bluegill perch. 

To cap off the week, Elgin Parks & Recreation partnered with the Bastrop Master Gardeners to revamp the garden beds at the Fleming Community Center, just in time for Spring and the opening of Morris Memorial Pool. We worked hard to week, refresh and replant the beds leading up to the front of the Fleming Community Center, and our hard work paid off! We also saw the grand opening of the first Elgin Parks & Recreation Little Free Library where you can bring books, games and toys you think your community would enjoy, and take something new!

Overall the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department wants to say thank you for joining us for our week of Spring Break events, and we hope to see you at our events in the future! If you have questions about upcoming events through the Parks Department, you can check out our Facebook page, or call us at 512-285-6434.

 


Program Guides are in!

Our Program Guides cover Parks & Recreation Events that run through September 2019 and can be picked up at the Elgin Recreation Center, Chamber of Commerce building and select businesses around Elgin. Be sure to check out the Program Guide, where you’ll not only find our upcoming events, but our Rec Membership rates and perks, Facility Rental options and information on the Morris Pool Season. 


PARKS AND RECREATION CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For more information on upcoming events, pick up our Program Guide or visit our
Facebook page.



For more information about the City of Elgin Parks Department click here. 

 

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Music in the Parks

Music in the Park
 

Every Friday in April The Friends of Elgin Parks, Main Street Board and Texas Commission of the Arts will host a different band at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Elgin, Texas as a part of our annual live music series. Be sure to bring your friends and family, beverages, snacks, blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy this event to its fullest. There will be “To-Go” specials offered from a variety of Elgin restaurants for pick up before Music in the Park and a food vendor on site. 

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The Derailers

Friday, April 5th
7:00PM

Veteran's Memorial Park 

The Derailers, a classic boot-stomping country band, were founded by Brian Hofeldt and Tony Villanueva. Over their 25+ year career, the band has released eight studio albums, two live records, one retrospective collection and has been a part of numerous other recording projects.

E-Flat Porch Banc

Friday, April 12th
7:00PM

Veteran's Memorial Park 

Duane Brown and Rudy Littrell form the E-Flat Porch Band, a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster. This Texas-based acoustic folk and blues band are a joy to watch as they lightheartedly perform a unique blend of jazz, blues, country and original music.



Nick Swift

Friday, April 19th
7:00PM

Veteran's Memorial Park 

Nick Swift is an Austin based singer songwriter, with a funky band including horn section. Nick's style is soulful, yet modern and spans many genres and eras, including soul, pop and jazz. Don't miss out on these grooves to dance to!


Beto and the Fairlanes

Friday, April 26th
7:00PM

Veteran's Memorial Park 

Beto and the Fairlanes is cross-cultural blend of salsa, jazz, rock and Latin influences with irresistible dance rhythms that are sure to get you on your feet! Beto and the Fairlanes tours with an 8 piece Latin-influenced ensemble, including horns, guitar, drums, percussion, bass, and keys.

RAIN LOCATION – Elgin Recreation Center – Gymnasium, 361 N. HWY 95, Elgin, TX

Dinner and Show

This year we have a few options for how to get dinner before and during the show. Main Street Board has organized local restaurants to offer a special “To-Go” menu for pick up before Music in the Park. All you have to do is call the restaurant and place your order for “To-Go” for Music in the Park. 

Specials include:

  • Luigi’s Italian Restaurant
    512-229-3791
    Two single topping pizzas for $20


  • Lucy’s kitchen
    (512) 285-9975
    Meatloaf plate or a fried fish plate 


  • El Maguey
    (512) 285-4306
    Beef or chicken fajitas supreme & iced tea for $9.99 


  • Regulators Sports Bar & Grill
    (512) 285-6075
    15 piece wings
In Veteran’s Park, we will also have Beatriz selling her normal options that you've seen in previous years!

Classes included in your Rec Membership

high intensity fitness

High Intensity Fitness Class

Mondays and Wednesdays
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Elgin Rec Center
Teacher: Jessica Ortiz


Feel Stronger and leaner with this fast- paced, instructor led class for all level of athletes every Monday. Exercises vary by class for a whole body workout. You'll pick up the pace during these calorie-burning circuit workouts made up of conditioning, agility and some equipment based movements targeting Butt & Legs, Upper Body & Core- a Full body Burn! 

Siéntase fuerte y lleno de energía con esta clase de aeróbicos de ritmo rápido dirigida por un instructor cada lunes disponible para todos niveles. Los entrenamientos de circuito de para quemar calorías están son compuestos por movimientos basados en agilidad, condición y resistencia. ¡Nos enfocamos en la parte superior del cuerpo, las piernas, glúteos, y abdomen – quema grasa en todo el cuerpo!

Bilingual Instructor





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BULK TRASH



Bulk trash pickup is once per quarter and is serviced on your scheduled trash day. The next bulk trash pick up will be the week of June 17th-21nd. Items may be placed at the curb two days before, no earlier than 5PM. Any items that are not serviced, must be removed  be  removed no later than 7 AM the day after collection.

NOTE: amounts can be no more than 3 cubic yards and is only available to residential customers.


Click here for the Trash & Recycling Procedures.

Please check the Trash, Recycle & Bulk Calendar 2019!




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Depot Museum

Elgin Depot Museum & Elgin Historical Association


So long to March, a dry month but not for Elgin History and Crape (Crepe) Myrtles!  In January, 1945, Elgin Mayor B. Christian advised that “1600 crape myrtle have been ordered” and all who placed orders were to place stakes with white strings or red strings on their property to designate the color of shrub that want planted. According to the Elgin Courier, when flowering, the shrubs would lend “an atmosphere of charm and friendliness to Elgin—The Crape Myrtle City.”  Look for some still blooming and history for your area, compliments of EHA.   

The EHA meets April 9th at 4p.m. at the Elgin Depot Museum. 

The Museum will be closed the week of April 15th- reopening Wednesday, April 24th (regular hours Wed., Thurs., Fridays 10a.m. to 2p.m.)


Elgin Depot Museum REGULAR Hours
Wed.- Fri. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Museum phone 512-285-2000 



 

Current Job Openings


  • 2019 Summer Lifeguard - Multiple Positions Open
  • 2019 Summer Pool Cashier - Multiple Positions Open
  • Recreation Facilities Front Desk Assistants
  • Police Officer
  • Telecommunications Officer

Additional information available at: Job openings

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Jobs
Looking for a summer job

Walk & Bike to School


Join us and celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling. 

  • Physical activity
  • Reduces traffic congestion and pollution
  • Promotes being healthy
  • Builds community awareness 

Save the date: 

  • Friday, April 12th
  • Friday, May 10th
 
Walk & Bike to School
Closed Signal

City Offices closure for Holidays


City offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • April 19  - Good Friday
 
Ozone

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 hereSign 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.
http://emancipet.org/appointments/?location=mobile

Tire

Be Air Aware and Be Fire-Wise

  1. Store firewood away from the home 
  2. Mow lawn regularly
  3. Prune low-hanging tree branches
  4. Landscape with fire-resistant plants
  5. Create small fuel breaks with hardscaping features
Learn more about How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires at https://bit.ly/2x4ChZg

2019 Air Quality Awareness Week April 29-May 3, 2019

The theme for this year is Check the AQI & Get Outside. Check the Air Quality index to find out the best time of the day to be active outdoors. Additional information available at: https://www3.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/ 



Check the AQI and Get Outside


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