CITY COUNCIL MEETING WRAP FOR OCTOBER 4
Here’s a quick run-down on the top happenings from the October 4 City Council meeting-
Recognition of City of Hutto employees – The City Council recognized the hard work of all those who responded to infrastructure damage caused by heavy rainfall on Saturday, Sept. 21. Although a precautionary Boil Water Notice was issued due to low pressure, test results confirmed that there was no contamination of the public water distribution system. From Saturday, Sept. 21 through Sept. 25, the Streets and Drainage, Water and Wastewater, Parks Maintenance, Engineering, Police, Communications, and Human Resources teammates worked with dedication and tireless commitment to serve the citizens of Hutto to restore the water supply.
Planning Department Recognized for Achievement for Planning Excellence – The City of Hutto Planning Department was recognized for receiving a Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence in 2018 from the Texas Chapter of American Planning Association. This award exemplifies the Planning Department’s dedication to improving the quality of life and services for the residents of the City, their commitment to the highest standards of professional planning, the encouragement of professional training for commissioners and staff, and aiding in the improvement of economic development and community image.
Keep Texas Beautiful Presentation – Keep Texas Beautiful recognized Keep Hutto Beautiful as the Affiliate of the Month for October 2018. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful, and highlights the small-town spirit and heart of Hutto.
Second Reading of City Council Denial of Atmos Energy’s Bid to Raise System-Wide Rate by $46m: The City Council considered and held a second reading of an ordinance regarding Atmos Energy Corporation’s proposal to increase natural gas rates. On Sept. 20, the City Council voted to deny the request from Atmos Energy to increase the rate by $46 million system wide for the Atmos Texas Municipalities (ATM), of which the City of Hutto is a member. Instead, the Council approved an increase of approximately $12.8 million system wide for the ATM coalition of cities.
Residential Growth – City Council members considered and approved two proposals presented regarding the construction of 590 homes. The first is the proposed Hutto Crossing Phase 4 Section 9A Final Plant. This plat includes 101 residential lots on approximately 31 acres. In addition to the single-family lots, this phase of Hutto Crossing will include two open-space lots and 5.35 acres of right-of-way.
The second proposal is the Cross Creek Subdivision Preliminary Plat. The plat includes 489 residential lots on approximately 167 acres. The developer is proposing a 3.47 acre amenity center and park, and dedicating open space of approximately 50 acres that includes a looped trail system as part of the development.
For more information on the City Council meeting, please visit the City of Hutto website for agenda, packet, and video.