Nonprofits receive $93K boost from the city of Hutto

Discussion spanning two Hutto City Council meetings led to the approval of outside agency funding for several area nonprofits.

On Thursday night, the City Council voted 7-0 to nearly double the donation to Hutto Has Heart, one of nine agencies and 11 funds to receive financial help.

Here is a list of the agencies to receive funding and the amount approved:

·      Hutto Has Heart, $38,000

·      Hutto Community Food Pantry, $11,000

·      Weekend LunchBox Program, $10,000

·      Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities Meals on Wheels, $5,000

·      Feeding the 5000 Program, $5,000

·      Round Rock Area Serving Center, $5,000

·      Hutto Education Foundation, $5,000

·      Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation, $3,634

The amount for the agencies is $82,634.

Another motion passed 6-0 for Hutto YMCA funding in three categories, totaling $11,000. Mayor Doug Gaul recused himself from the discussion and the vote, telling the council his daughter is employed at the YMCA.

By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.