The City of Hutto voters approved the three City of Hutto bond propositions on November 6. The 2018 Mid-term elections nationwide were the highest turnout for since the mid-1960s and Hutto voters followed this trend. Williamson County had approximately 54% voter turnout with more than 5,500 turning out to vote on the three Hutto decisions on the ballot.
Preliminary election results show that City of Hutto voters approved all three propositions after the polls closed Tuesday night totaling $125 million in streets and drainage, public safety, and parks and recreation improvements.
“The voters have spoken loud and clear and have expressed their excitement about the direction of the City. They have validated our strategic plan of investing in public infrastructure as a means of driving quality of life and economic growth in the City of Hutto,” said Odis Jones, City Manager. “The passing of the three propositions shows confidence in the City’s leadership and the goals of the City Council,” added Jones.
The Nov. 6 election asked the Hutto voters for the authority to issue bonds for three proposition items.
The passing of Proposition A will allow for the expenditure of $70 million for the construction and improvements of FM 1660 North and Limmer Loop, FM 1660 at U.S. Hwy 79, FM 1660 South and Front Street. The proposition also authorizes other streets to be determined as well as utility relocation, drainage improvements, sidewalks, traffic safety, and operational improvements, necessary rights-of-ways and other related costs.
The passing of Proposition B will allow for the planning and constructing of the Public Safety & Communications Facility. This includes equipping the Hutto Police Department with upgraded technology to meet the needs of our growing city.
The passing of Proposition C will allow for the construction, acquisition and development of infrastructure for parks and recreational purposes. This includes the construction of a recreation center and athletic fields. The City will begin the process of updating park plans and engage the athletic associations and the community in a pubic participatory process to identify the priorities now that citizens have shown their support for moving forward with park improvements.
“The citizens responded by voting to approve these bonds and showing their support and confidence in the City Council. This is affirmation that we are focused on the right things as we continue to make Hutto a community where you can live, work and play. We look forward to working with the community to develop a prioritization plan of the projects outlined in the bonds,” said Mayor Doug Gaul.
The three propositions went before Hutto voters after the City Council voted on Aug. 16 to hold a bond election for Roads & Drainage, Public Safety and Communications Facilities and Parks & Recreation Facilities.
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