Community meeting Tuesday
on Pan American playground
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, with the Austin Parks Foundation, will host a community meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss options for the new playground equipment for the Pan American Neighborhood Park playground.
The meeting will be at the Oswald A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center, 2100 E. Third St., and will be an open house format, where attendees may come and go.
The project will include a complete playground replacement and will include improvements in the parking lot, making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new playground will also be better integrated into the park with connections to the neighborhood, school and recreation center.
The playground rehabilitation project was made possible with funding from Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Austin Parks Foundation.
sets day of remembrance
The Transgender Education Network of Texas will sponsor the 2018 Austin Transgender Day of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St.
The transgender community of Central Texas will gather to memorialize trans people who were killed. The free event will include speakers, music and poetry.
Council OKs agreement
for new business park
The Georgetown City Council has approved an economic development agreement for the construction of a 98,000-square-foot business park on Westinghouse Road between FM 1460 and Mays Street.
The Westinghouse Business Center will provide speculative space for commercial uses, such as medical, technology and professional services, as well as retail space.
The city will provide a $500,000 infrastructure reimbursement grant to assist with the development’s cost to install utilities and a left-turn lane, according to the agreement.
The project will be developed by TIG Real Estate Services, which completed a similar project, Scottsdale Crossing, in Cedar Park. The groundbreaking for the nearly $16 million project is expected to be this month with construction taking about eight months to complete.
City accepting applications
for disaster recovery funds
The city of San Marcos is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery funds for people affected by the 2015 floods and are reconstructing homes damaged in those flooding events.
Applications for participating in the Housing Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Programs will be accepted by 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Community Development Block Grant office, in the portable building behind the city of San Marcos Municipal Building, 630 E. Hopkins St.
The city was awarded $33.79 million of CDBG-DR funds to address the impact of the floods of 2015. The program has five housing reconstruction projects under way.
Applications may be accessed at smtxfloodrecovery.com or at the Community Development Block Grant office.
Open house Tuesday
on Lime Kiln Road project
Hays County will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to provide information on Lime Kiln Road improvements.
The open house will be at PromiseLand Church, 1650 Lime Kiln Road.
The project will improve access to Lime Kiln and Hilliard subdivisions, reduce travel delays during storms and enhance mobility and safety for what is becoming a more heavily traveled area. Two low-water crossings will be replaced by constructing a new bridge crossing at the San Marcos River and adding culverts and raising the road at Sink Creek.
Intersection improvements are also planned at Windemere and Lime Kiln roads to improve safety.
Library hosts talk, dinner
with financial planner
Carol VanderDys, financial adviser with Edward Jones, will host a financial planning program and dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St.
The program is titled “Financial Planning in the Shadows of Dementia: Helping to understand the financial ramifications.” Karen Graham, regional vice president at Transamerica Annuities, will be the speaker for the free event.
Reservations are required by Tuesday by calling 512-352-6604.