A Letter From the Mayor

| April 14, 2014

When my term as mayor expires on May 10, my plans are to no longer publish City Hall Briefs. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Wimberley as a city council member and as mayor for eight years. I have been deeply honored and humbled by the trust and […]

City sales tax revenue up for February

| March 6, 2014

Wimberley received its monthly sales tax distribution check from the state comptroller’s office.  The February check–representing December sales–$83,078.30 – up six percent from the same period last year.

Council gives Ferguson a pay raise

| March 4, 2014

After meeting in executive session to discuss the annual performance appraisal for City Manager Don Ferguson, the council voted unanimously in regular session to provide Ferguson with a three percent pay raise, effectively immediately.  Citing the excellent rating bestowed by the council, and the fact that Ferguson’s pay has not increased in four years, Mayor […]

Wandering restroom seeks new location

| March 3, 2014

The city council directed City Manager Don Ferguson to find a new location in the downtown area for the city’s portable restroom trailer. Since its inauguration two months ago, the portable toilet has been a hit with residents, storekeepers and visitors.  It has temporarily been located in an asphalt parking area adjacent to the Wimberley […]

New measures aimed at owners, reservations agencies, realtors on illegal B&Bs

| March 2, 2014

In a unanimous vote, the city council approved on second and final reading an ordinance that prohibits the listing or renting of unauthorized vacation rental and bed and breakfast properties in the city. The new ordinance also establishes a $10 annual business permit for the owners and operators of such properties. The ordinance prohibits anyone, […]

City will not wait for FEMA funds for gravel removal from waterways

| February 28, 2014

The city council Thursday evening voted unanimously–Place 3 Councilman Matt Meeks recused himself from the discussion–to fund the removal of gravel from certain sections of the Blanco River, Cypress Creek and Pierce Creek. While the possibility remains that funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may become available for the project, the council decided that […]

City Opts for May $2.85 Million Bond Election

| February 25, 2014

In a split vote Thursday evening, the Wimberley City Council approved a May special bond election to raise $2.85 million for street and bridge improvements and for a citywide drainage study. This is the city’s first bond question, and if approved will result in the city’s first property tax. According to City Manager Don Ferguson […]

Rep. Williams comes to Wimberley’s aid in post office cell tower issue

| February 3, 2014

Wimberley’s Congressman Roger Williams recently weighed in with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe on the issue of a 105-foot cell tower being placed on post office property in Wimberley. In his letter, Williams calls the U.S. Postal Service to task for not involving local residents in a plan that will change dramatically the rural, small-town atmosphere […]