Summer Reading Program
Join us June 1, 2022 at 4PM for the Summer Reading Kickoff, and pick up your Summer Reading Log! The Atwell Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program is from June 1- July 27, 2022, open to all readers 0-18, and includes the reading challenge as well as craft and activity days in the library. For more information follow the library’s webpage, Instagram, or Facebook page.
Únase a nosotros el 1 de junio de 2022 a las 4 p. m. para el lanzamiento de lectura de verano y recoja su registro de lectura de verano. El Programa de lectura de verano 2022 de la Biblioteca pública de Atwell es del 1 de junio al 27 de julio de 2022, está abierto a todos los lectores de 0 a 18 años e incluye el desafío de lectura, así como días de manualidades y actividades en la biblioteca. Para obtener más información, siga la página web de la biblioteca, Instagram o la página de Facebook.
May 7, 2022 - City of Hutchins General Election
ELECTION DAY RESULTS – please click on the link to Dallas County Elections: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/election-results-and-maps/election-results/
Early Voting Totals – please click on the link to Dallas County Elections: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/early-voting-roster-reports/2022-05072022/
The City of Hutchins General Election will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and two (2) Council Members at-large.
The drawing shall take place on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall.
The period for accepting candidate applications is January 19, 2022 through February 18, 2022, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Thursday, April 7, 2022, is the last day to register to vote for the May 7, 2022, City of Hutchins Joint Election.
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.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINE SITES
VACUNAS Y PRUEBAS GRATUITAS CONTRACT COVID-19
- Parkland – Mountain View College – click here for information. Haga clic aquí para obtener información en español
- Ellis Davis Field House – Mon-Sun, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Appointments preferred, walk ups accepted. Click here for more information.
- Dallas College North Lake Campus - Mon-Thu, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Appointments required. Click here for more information.
- Trinity View Park - Mon-Sat, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Appointments required. Click here for more information.
- Thurgood Marshall Rec Center - Mon-Thu, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Appointments required. Click here for more information.
- Fair Park- Sun-Sat,7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Appointments strongly encouraged. Click here for more information.
- Ferris - Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Click here for more information.
Utility Disclosure Form
Notice of proposed tax rate
Please see the document below for more information on the proposed tax rate for the 2021 -2022 fiscal year.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Current members seeking reappointment must apply by May 3rd. First time applicants must apply by June 1st.
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.
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:
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 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
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
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.
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.