Based on City Council direction, the City of Hughson held a community meeting on March 28, 2019, to discuss recent concerns expressed by residents regarding animal service issues within the City limits. Stanislaus Animal Services Agency (SASA) representatives were also on hand to provide information regarding the current level of service and to answer questions regarding those issues most prominent in the community.
To proactively address its goal ensuring the safety and security of the community, the Hughson City Council has allocated funding for the placement of public safety cameras throughout the City. The cameras are intended to deter criminal activity and assist law enforcement efforts. Phase I of the effort will include six (6) Portable Observation Devices—a self-contained camera system—to be placed along major corridors of the City. It is anticipated that the City will implement a second phase of security devices in the future.
The City of Hughson has initiated a municipal water project, which includes two new wells, an arsenic treatment facility and a 1 million gallon storage/blending tank to address the City’s water quality and reliability issues as well as to ensure adequate supply for existing and future residents and businesses. This project is referred to as the Well No. 7 Replacement Project. After a couple of years coordinating with the State, the City was able to secure a favorable funding/financing agreement for the estimated $8.3 million project. The agreement provides up to $5 million in the form of a grant, with the remaining funding coming from a 0% interest loan with a 30-year repayment.
The City’s goal is to provide the highest water quality possible to the Hughson residents and businesses. The construction effort is underway, with the release of a bid package (technical specifications) for the first component of the project—the drilling of the two wells. Three (3) additional phases will follow, including: construction of the storage tank, implementation of the arsenic treatment facility, and general well site construction activities.
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In November 2016, Measure L, the countywide transportation sales tax measure passed with nearly 72 percent of the vote, the highest percentage by a first time transportation measure since 1989. This shows the tremendous need in the community and speaks to the fact that 65% of the funds are going directly back to the cities for local projects. In the City of Hughson, the pavement condition of all major roadways will be improved over the life of the measure. Additionally, monies has been set aside to improve the condition of smaller residential streets as well. The City has developed a detailed project list which indicates when each project is expected to be initiated. Should you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 209.883.4054.