Here are some of the top highlights from the City Council meeting held on Thursday, January 18, 2024.
A report on PD – Hutto Police Chief Jeffrey Yarbrough presented his quarterly update to City Council. Highlights include – with several new officers joining the force, Hutto PD is close to being fully staffed. More officers allow for a wider traffic enforcement division and increased patrols. Hutto PD is working to fill their remaining openings and will soon redraw their patrol sector map to allow for more proactive patrols and improved response times.
Updates to the City Charter – Hutto’s Charter Review Commission presented a report of their proposed updates to the City’s Charter, which functions as the City’s constitution. Council will review and discuss the proposed amendments during the first meeting in February to ultimately decide which items will appear to voters on the May ballot.
More funding for City parks – City Council voted to update the method in which parkland dedication fees are calculated, raising the number from $800 to $2,300 per dwelling unit. Developers are required to either donate a portion of their land as parkland, or pay a parkland dedication fee to the City. This increase will allow for more funding to go toward establishing and maintaining City parks.
For more information, visit HuttoTX.gov and come join us for the next City Council meeting, set for Thursday, February 1.