Back to School Extravanganza
To kick off the 2021-2022 school year, a back to school extravaganza will be held on Saturday, August 7th at the Atwell Public Library from noon to 1:30 PM. There will be fun events, snow cones, music, and more! Gift cards will be awarded to the first five people to register (limit one per household) while free backpacks and school supplies will be given to local students who are registered for the event. Registration is open from July 22nd -30th and can be completed by clicking here.
Inland Port Workforce Connection Forum
If you are an employer in the City of Hutchins, or any other city in the Inland Port area (Wilmer, Ferris, and parts of Lancaster and Dallas) then Dallas College would like to hear from you! The Inland Port Workforce Connection Virtual Forum is a great opportunity to connect with Dallas College leaders, learn about opportunities that the Inland Port GoLink transportation service offers, and discuss local workforce barriers. The online forum will be held from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 5th. Registrations for the virual event can be made here.
For more information on the event and the Inland Port, please click here.
Hello from the Atwell Public Library!
We have placed a survey with questions to assist us in your thoughts about the library. Taking a few minutes can really provide us with the information we need to make positive changes to the Library.
The survey is available on the city website as well as at the Atwell Public Library. You can access the survey by scanning or clicking the QR code below.
Hutchins COVID-19 Vaccination Site
Getting a COVID vaccine in Hutchins has never been easier! Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be given on Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Wilmer Hutchins High School Parking Lot, located at 5520 Langdon Road. The single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be distributed, meaning that only one shot will be needed instead of two. In order to ensure that enough vaccines are available, please register in advance at the link below:
Dallas County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
If you or your family has been affected by COVID-19, Dallas County Health and Human Services offers the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Dallas County citizens who do not live in the City of Dallas (this includes Hutchins residents) can receive assistance with rent and utilities for up to 12 months. For more information please refer to the flyer below.
City Hall closing for lunch
In order to provide a better customer service experience, Hutchins Cith Hall will be closing from noon to 1:00 PM for lunch. This will address the confusion caused by the staggered lucnh schedules, as all departments will now be available at the same time.
Free Football Camp
The Lancaster North Panthers Athletic Association will be hosting a free football camp on Saturday, May 29th at Campbell Park (200 S. Denton St). The camp will run from noon to 2:00 PM, with free food for the kids served after the camp. For more information on the Lancaster North Panthers and their football season, please see the attached flyer or call Darrin Widemon at 214-650-3465.
Best Southwest Scholarship
The Best Southwest Partnership, of which the City of Hutchins is a member, is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior who lives in Hutchins. The deadline has recently been extended to Friday May 7th at 5:00 PM, so be sure to apply soon! Please visit the link below for more info and to apply.
ELECTION RESULTS - UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Posted by Dallas County Elections at www.dallascountyvotes.org
Dallas County Elections has established the schedule below for Election Night reporting for the 2021 Joint Election.
- Early Voting Results - 7:00pm
- Election Day results - 9:00pm and every 30 minutes after that until all results have been uploaded.
For City of Hutchins Election Night Reporting, please click on the link below. Due to the heavy webpage use, please be patient as the page loads.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY
If you are looking for a way to make an impact in your community, serving on one of the many Boards and Commissions here in Hutchins is a geat way to do so! Please see the flyer and application below, or contact our City Secretary at email@example.com. Current members seeking reappointment must apply by May 3rd. First time applicants must apply by June 1st.
National Drug Take-Back Program
The Hutchins Police Department's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 24, 2021 – 10AM to 2PM The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Please see the attached flyers for more details.
COVID-19 Update from Mayor Mario Vasquez
Mayor Mario Vasquez has issued a new COVID-19 update. CLICK HERE for more information.
Water Leak Credit
If you were impacted by the recent winter freeze and have had a leak due to frozen pipes or other covered defects, we are here to help! Please click here to go to our Leak Adjustment Form and request a leak adjustment.
May 1, 2021 - City of Hutchins General Election
The City of Hutchins General Election will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 for the purpose of electing three (3) Council Members at large.
For more Election information and to access the candidate application and forms, please go to the City Secretary’s page at www.cityofhutchins.org/government/city-secretary.html and choose the Elections tab.
Period for accepting candidate applications is January 13, 2021 through February 12, 2021, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
COVID-19 Vaccination Tool
As Texas begins to roll-out the COVID-19 vaccine, the Texas Department of State Health Services has created the following tool to help people find vaccination locations and to understand the vaccine distribution phases. As of January 5th, 2021 Texas is in Phase 1B, which includes those aged 65 and up with certain high risk conditions. For more information on the vaccine visit the link below:
Judge Jenkins' New Year's Statement
Judge Clay Jenkins has made a statement regarding COVID-19 during the holiday season. CLICK HERE to read it.
Flu Shot Information
As we work to stop the spread of COVID, now more than ever it is important to get the flu vaccine. For information on the flu, helpful resources, and where to get a shot, visit https://www.dshs.texas.gov/flu/.
Gas Bill Assistance for Senior Citizens
Atmos Energy has partnered with The Senior Source in order to provide bill payment assistance for senior citizens with natural gas bills. The program is open to anyone 50+ who has an Atmos Energy account. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
ATTENTION WATER CUSTOMERS
To ensure your water bill payment gets credited to your account, you must use the official City of Hutchins payment portal.
Using 3rd party “online bill pay” services will cause your water payment to be delayed, thereby resulting in late fees and possible water
To make an online payment please go directly to this site:
ATENCION CLIENTES DE AGUA:
Para asegurarse de que el pago de su factura de agua se acredite en su cuenta, debe usar el portal de pago oficial de La Ciudad de Hutchins mostrado aqui:
El uso de los servicios de "pago de facturas en línea" de 3a parte, hará que su pago de agua se retrase, lo que resultará en cargos por mora y posible interrupcion
del servicio de agua.
Dallas County Food Pantry Assistance Program
The Dallas County CARES Team has launched a food pantry assistance program, aimed at helping food pantries impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The attached flyers have more information on the program, and how to apply.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal Court Update
Hutchins Municipal Court dockets will be held online. To request a court date please send an email to email@example.com. 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
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
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.
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
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
Monday, July 05 2021
Tuesday, July 13 2021
Thursday, July 15 2021
Monday, July 19 2021
Tuesday, July 20 2021
Monday, August 02 2021
Tuesday, August 10 2021
Monday, August 16 2021
Tuesday, August 17 2021
Thursday, August 19 2021