City Council Meeting Wrap-Up for May 2

The City Council and City staff welcomed residents and friends of the City to the new Hutto Hands over hearts smallHands over hearts smallCity Hall during the official grand opening ceremony. The new City Hall and Public Library has 11,287 square feet of public space. There is the Hutto Public Library, its meeting and study rooms, the generous patios, foyer, lobby, Council Chambers and Mezzanine. The Council Chambers has capacity for 200. The former council chambers could seat 40.

Here’s a quick run-down on the top happenings from the May 2 City Council meeting.

May is Preservation Month

Mayor Doug Gaul issued a proclamation declaring May as Preservation Month. “This. Place. Matters." is the theme for National Preservation Month 2019, co-sponsored by the Hutto Historic Preservation Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds.

Co-Op Update

Bob Wunsch, the lead developer on the property, presented an update to Hutto City Council on May 2.

“There’s lots of activity,” Wunsch said. “We’ll be coming back soon with more announcements, I’m sure.”

Over the next 90 days, Wunsch said Hutto residents can expect to see signage installed on the cotton silos along Hwy. 79. Plans include a “Welcome to the Co-Op” sign and a framework for tenant signage. A “City of Hutto” tenant sign is expected to be placed within that framework over the next three months, he said.

For more information on the Co-Op update, please visit Community Impact website.

Bond Update

Updates on the progress made on Bond initiatives included information on all proposition projects.

Prop A project updates included the Hwy 79 and CR 132 Overpass/Underpass, the Hwy 79 and Co-Op Grade Crossing, improvements to intersections at FM 1660 N at Limmer Loop, FM 1660 N at Hwy 79, and FM 1660 S at Hwy 79/Front Street.

The next step in the renovation of Hutto Community Park, a project undertaken with funds from Prop C, is the demolition of existing structures and hardscape. Demolition will begin, weather permitting, in the next week to 10 days.

For information on 2018 Bond propositions, please visit the Bond page on the City of Hutto website.

For more information on City Council meetings, videos, agendas or packets, please visit the City Council page on the City of Hutto website.