City Council Meeting Wrap August 16

 Here’s a quick run-down on the top happenings from the August 16 City Council meeting-

 Welcoming Paradigm Metals, Inc. to the Hutto Family: City Manager Odis Jones formally welcomed Paradigm Metals, Inc. to the City of Hutto during the City Council meeting.

 The City and Titan Development have entered into an agreement with Paradigm Metals, Inc., a manufacturing company, to relocate its headquarters to a new building of approximately 100,000 square feet at Innovation Business Park.

 Paradigm Metals plans to bring 250 employees to their headquarters at Innovation Business Park, and to grow to approximately 400 employees within ten years. “When I shared the exciting news of our relocation to Hutto with our team, the energy in the room could not be contained as we envisioned our new facility at Innovation Business Park where we can meet the growing demand for our custom manufacturing products,” said Daniel Chew, CEO and President of Paradigm Metals.  

 Paradigm expects to invest in excess of $10 million on the new facility, which includes purchasing the land, planning, relocation expenses, equipment and construction. Construction will begin later this year.

 For a look at the announcement, please click here. For more information, please see the story in Community Impact.

 City Council Officially Calls for Nov. Bond Election: Nine people made public comment regarding the need for athletic fields. The Hutto City Council voted to move forward on a $125 million dollar bond election, scheduled for November. Three separate bond proposals will be included on the ballot, including a roadway bond, a parks and recreation bond, and public safety communications center bond.

 The proposal includes $70 million for roads and utilities, $50 million for parks and recreational facilities, and $5 million of bond package proposal would fund the design, construction, renovation and equipping of a dedicated communications center for the Hutto Police Department, as well as proving money for other associated facility costs.

 For more information about the bond election, please see the story in Community Impact.

 Hutto Teens Recognized for Efforts During KOKEFEST: Councilmember Nate Killough recognized two young men for their initiative assisting drivers at KOKEFEST 2018 with a certificate of appreciation.

 Storms moving through the area impacted drivers attempting to leave the parking area. Brantley O'Connor & Hayden Logiudice jumped into help as many festival goers as they could before they were flagged down by a Hutto police officer who thanked them. Hutto Police Chief Byron Frankland also presented the young men with a Chief of Police challenge coin.

 Councilmember Killough said, "I was so proud, and this is one of those times that as a community, we can look at our future leaders, and say ‘good job, guys.’”

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 For more information on the City Council meeting, please click here for agenda, packet, and video.