Water Bill Update
Due to inclement weather, water bills will be processed and sent to water customers on or about March 5th. Customers will not incur late fees this month of March.
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.
Read Across America Week
The Atwell Public Library will be celebrating Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday by hosting a week filled with fun activities for kids March 1st through March 5th. Each day will have a theme from a popular Dr. Seuss book, and kids are invited to dress up in that theme and take home a treat from the Library. During Spring Break, the Library will be hosting Virtual Bingo - Kids Edition on March 15th and 18th. Additional events for month of March include a "Take Your Child to the Library Day" event on March 16th where literacy craft bags will be given out, and a book and box lunch event for Red Nose Day on March 19th. For more information, please refer to the attached flyer.
Due to inclement weather conditions, the City is closed Friday, February 19, 2021. There will be no water cut offs this month.
TRASH SERVICE UPDATE
We will not be running on Tuesday because of poor road conditions and freezing temperatures. We ask that residents put their cart at the curb on Friday and we will either collect it on Friday or Saturday. Household trash will be our main focus, and we will collect everything placed at the curb. We appreciate your patience as we work hard to make sure that everyone’s trash is collected in a way that keeps our drivers and residents safe.
City Hall and More Closed
All non-emergency operations of the City of Hutchins will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. Residents should dial 911 for emergencies and 972-225-2225 for non-emergency needs.
Valentine's Day at the Atwell Public Library
The Atwell Public Library will be having a Valentine's themed event starting on Monday, February 8th and running though February 12th. Gift bags for adults and kids alike will be available throughout the week. Adult bags include a love language quiz for 2, choclates, and popcorn, while the kids bags include Valentines themed coloring pages, crayons, and a bag of sweet treats! For more details, swing by the library at 300 N Denton Street or give them a call at 972-225-4711.
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.
Water Services - Update
NOTICE TO WATER CUSTOMERS:
Due to a recent COVID-19 event that caused City Hall to be closed, there will be no late fees assessed for this month of December.
Also, no cut offs will take place this month. We encourage you to pay online via our web portal at:
Due to a recent positive COVID test, City Hall has been temporarily closed until Wednesday, December 16th. Late fees for water bills have been extended accordingly, and will not be applied until the 16th. During this time payments can be placed in the drop box at the front of City Hall or through our website payments.cityofhutchins.org
Health Advice for Holiday Gatherings
This holiday season will be unlike any other. As you begin to plan your holiday festivities with friends and family, please consider the attached flyers. These have lots of recommendations by the CDC on how to stay safe while having fun during this season.
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.
City of Hutchins
2020 General/Joint Presidential Election
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Early Voting: October 13 – 30, 2020 For dates and times click here
Election Day: November 3, 2020
Dallas County began using vote centers in November 2019. This means that voters in Dallas County may vote on election day at any Dallas County polling location.
To learn more about Dallas County voting locations, early voting, registration and ballot information, visit Dallas County Elections Department https://www.dallascountyvotes.org
Or contact their office at (469) 627-VOTE (8683).
FedEx Job Fair
Looking for a job that's close to home? FedEx will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It will take place at 1101 E Cleveland Rd Hutchins, TX 75141. Interviews will be conducted in a drive-through style and on-the-spot offers will be made! There is a wide variety of available positions, ranging from Package Handler to Operations Manager. See the attached job descriptions for more information on the positions!
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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
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, February 09 2021
Monday, February 15 2021
Tuesday, February 16 2021
Thursday, February 18 2021
Monday, March 01 2021
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Monday, March 15 2021
Tuesday, March 16 2021
Thursday, March 18 2021