New Water Bill Procedures
Beginning August 20, 2020, the City will not be taking credit/debit card payments over the phone for WATER bills.
If you would like to pay your water bill with a credit or debit card, you must go to the City’s online payment page and pay your bill there.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we operate with a limited staff during this challenging time.
Please visit https://payments.cityofhutchins.org/ to pay your water bill.
June Water Bills
June water bills will be going out on July 24th with a due date of August 10th. No late fees or admin fees will be assessed for this billing cycle.
Please keep checking this page for further updates. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
Because of anticipated high call volume, you may pay your water bill online for your convenience.
New email for water customers
To contact us via email regarding your water bill, starting new service, disconnecting service or questions about your bill please contact us at email@example.com
Water Bills Delayed
The City of Hutchins has experienced intermittent closings over the last few weeks in an effort to reduce potential exposure of our employees and residents to the coronavirus. We currently have a delay in water bill processing as a result. Bills will be processed at the end of July. Until that time we are not assessing any late fees, administrative fees, or disconnecting service for nonpayment. While we all work together to combat the spread of COVID19 we ask for your continued patience. Our website will be updated with the latest information that is available.
BID OPENING – JULY 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m
BID OPENING – JULY 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Via Telephone/Video Conference
Dial: 1(213) 250-5700 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 149 847 2120
City Hall is Temporarily Closed
Beginning on June 25th, the decision was made to temporarily close Hutchins City Hall. Following a positive COVID test by one of our team members, we have decided to close City Hall for the safety of our staff and citizens. We greatly appreciate your patience and will post updates as more we get closer to reopening. Our Police Department non-emergency line can still be reached at 972-225-2225.
Municipal Court Update
Hutchins Municipal Court dockets will be held online. To request a court date please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The docket for June has been cancelled. Please call 972-225-6121 or email to reset your court date.
Payments for citations can be made online at www.trafficpayment.com or placed in the drop box outside of City Hall. Payments can also be sent via mail to PO Box 500 Hutchins, TX 75141.
Effective June 2nd, 2020 the City of Hutchins will begin accepting platting applications only on the final Monday of every month. This is to ensure compliance with House Bill 3167, which requires that all platting applications be heard within 30 days of submission. Submissions must be complete and paid for in order to be accepted. The attached platting schedule and checklist will help keep track of the upcoming submittal dates and required submittal documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at 972-225-6121.
Plat Schedule and Checklist
Census 2020 Update
It's not too late to complete the 2020 Census! Now more than ever it is important to make sure that you are accurately represented. Though the Census data is used for many different reasons, including policy making and research, your privacy and personal information is protected by federal law. It cannot be used by any other department for any reason, including federal law enforcement or the IRS. No exceptions. The attached flyer has more information on the Census and a short video on how your information is protected by federal law.
Census Personal Information Flyer
Disposal of needles and syringes
In order to keep our neighborhoods clean and sanitation workers safe, the Hutchins Police Department is reminding everyone about proper needle disposal. Be sure to use proper storage and labelling for any syringes, needles, or sharps. Something as simple as a labelled laundry detergent or bleach bottle will help ensure the safety of our citizens and sanitation workers. Attached are flyers in english and spanish from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with some tips on proper needle disposal.
Sharps Disposal TCEQ - English
Sharps Disposal TCEQ - Espanol
Notice to Bidders - Franklin St. Paving Improvements
Attached is the Notice to Bidders for the Franklin Street Paving Improvements project. The bid opening for this project will be held on June 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
Notice to Bidders - Franklin St Paving Improvements
Vanderbilt Public Hearing Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Hutchins, Texas (the “City”), will hold a public hearing regarding the voluntary annexation of a portion of Vanderbilt Road that is located within the City’s ETJ. The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. on May 18, 2020 and will be held at the Hutchins City Hall located at 321 N. Main Street, Hutchins, Texas.
A cipy of the public hearing notice is attached below.
Vanderbilt Annexation Public Hearing Notice
Declaration of Local Disaster
In coordiantion with Dallas County's Disaster Declaration on March 12th, Hutchins Mayor Mario Vasquez has declared a Local Disaster in response to the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Attached are the Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency and the Order of the Mayor. All meetings including the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Library Board Meeting, and Court have been cancelled for the month of March.
Amended Order of the Mayor, April 6, 2020 – Stay Home Stay Safe extended until April 30, 2020
Amended Order of the Mayor, March 30, 2020 – Stay Home State Safe
Order of the Mayor, March 30, 2020 – Regarding Long Term Care Facilities
Stay Home Stay Safe – Rules for the Construction Industry
Order of the Mayor
Declaration of Local Disaster
Cancellation of Meetings
MAY 2, 2020 ELECTION POSTPONED
Due to the imminent threat to public health and safety from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and pursuant to a Proclamation from the Governor of Texas issued on March 18, 2020 suspending certain provisions of the Texas Election Code, the Hutchins City Council met on March 23, 2020 and voted to adopt Resolution R2020-0830 postponing the May 2, 2020 election to the November 3, 2020 uniform date.
By postponing the election date, the City of Hutchins is preserving all candidate filings and ballot order actions that have already been taken.
The postponement does not have the effect of reopening candidate filing.
PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT CATASTROPHE NOTICE
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Dallas County, the City of Hutchins closed city offices on March 24, 2020, and the closure remains effective through April 3, 2020. Because the City of Hutchins has closed offices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Section 552.233 of the Texas Government Code allows temporary suspension of the Act until the city resumes normal operations and offices have been opened once again.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. You may submit a request for information throughout this time, but Public Information Act timelines will not be effective until the city resumes normal business activity.
Dallas County "Shelter-in-Place" Order
On March 22nd Dallas County issued a "Shelter-in-Place" order, requiring that citizens stay home unless they are doing "...Essential Activities, or to provide Essential Government Functions, or to operate Essential Business..." Other measures taken, as well as definitions of Essential Activities and Businesses can be found in the attached order.
COVID-19 Safety Implementation Plan
In accordance with President Donald Trump, Governor Greg Abbott, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, and Mayor Mario Vasquez; the City of Hutchins is currently under a Declaration of Local Disaster for public Health Emergncy. As such, we are taking steps to contain the COVID-19 virus outbreak and have impelemented a safety implementation plan, a copy of which is attached below, detailing the closings and changes made in response to the outbreak of the virus. These precautions are taken in order to help protect our citzens from the spread of the virus.
Update on COVID-19 Response
On March 16th Dalllas County and the City of Hutchins amended their disaster declarations to include the following updates:
- Events of 50 people or more are prohibited.
- Dining in at restaurants is prohibited. Take-out, drive through, and delivery is allowed, but eating in the restuarant's dining area is not. Food can be ordered on site and taken home if the establishment offers that service.
- Bars, lounges, taverns, and arcades shall close.
In response to the recent COVID-19 virus, also known as the Coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released some preventative steps everyone should take to prevent the spread of the disease:
- Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical care
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and help young children to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands.
For more information, visit:
- Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Texas Health and Human Services: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
- Dallas County Health and Human Services: https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php
May 2, 2020 – City of Hutchins General Election
The City of Hutchins General Election will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) Councilmembers at large.
For information on the 2020 Census please follow the below link.
The City of Hutchins has recently partnered with CodeRED to provide emergency notifications to our residents and businesses. In the event of a weather threat, street closure, water outage, or similar emergency subscribers will receive updates from the city and first responders via text or the CodeRED mobile app. Be sure to sign up to stay up-to-date in case of an emergency!
To register click the link below, text "cityofhutchins" to 99411, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Hutchins Route 401 Schedule
Attached above is the revised brochure for the Hutchins Shuttle Route 401. Slight adjustments had to be made and this schedule is different from the one posted a few weeks ago.
· Monday – Friday, 9:30 pm moved to 9:15 pm start.
· We adjusted Monday – Friday, 11:15 pm to 11:00 pm start.
Also, as a reminder the route will not operate on Monday, September 2nd, 2019 due to the Labor Day holiday.
Please visit the Job Opportunities page for additional information about available positions. The City of Hutchins is an equal opportunity employer
Changes to the City of Hutchins Cross Connection Control Program as of February 1, 2018
Federal and state laws require all water providers to meet certain standards to obtain, treat, and deliver water to protect public health. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires all water providers establish a Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program.
The City has adopted the FY 2018-19 budget
Below are links to the budget for this fiscal year
FY 18-19 Adopted Budget
DROP BY THE ATWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Atwell Public Library is open Monday – Friday from 9am to 6pm
Tuesday, July 14 2020
Thursday, July 16 2020
Monday, July 20 2020
Tuesday, July 21 2020
Monday, August 03 2020
Tuesday, August 11 2020
Monday, August 17 2020
Tuesday, August 18 2020
Thursday, August 20 2020
Monday, September 07 2020