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April 26th, 2009
New Precinct 4 offices to open


Hays County will open its new Precinct 4 offices on April 30, with a public ribbon cutting and flag raising ceremony from 5-7 p.m.

“We’ve needed this additional office space for some time,” said Hays County Precinct 4 Commissioner Karen Ford (D-Dripping Springs). “We’ll have additional county services, such as a monthly immunization clinic and offices for adult and juvenile probation, and we’ll also be able to offer meting space to community organizations that request it.”

Precinct 4 offices include the Justice of the Peace, Constable, Tax Assessor-Collector, a Sheriff’s Department substation and Veteran’s Services. All offices moved from their previous overcrowded leased site on Mercer Street at the end of March.

The new offices will have a welcoming lobby where citizens can fill out paperwork, admire local art and appreciate the “green” efforts that went into the building, such as an alternative wastewater treatment system, a rainwater collection system and native landscaping. The architect will be on hand to answer questions about the building’s environmental sustainability.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dripping Springs High School Jazz Choir, a clarinet quartet from the Hill Country Community Band and local singer-songwriter Chad Hudson.

Local veterans will conduct the flag raising ceremony, and staff members from Precinct 4 plan to share their favorite desserts. The new office is located at 195 Roger Hanks Parkway, in Dripping Springs.

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