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Kyle City Council must adopt an operating budget each fiscal year, which runs October 1 through September 30.
The budget files for FY 2016-2017 are below.
The City of Kyle was contacted recently by the Texas Department of Transportation about whether or not it would support a roundabout on FM 1626 at the intersection of Dorman Rd., near an entrance to the Plum Creek neighborhood.
The Kyle e-Newsletter is sent each Friday and contains pertinent information about events and happenings in the City of Kyle.
Helping to keep Kyle clean and looking great is the goal of the new Kyle Adopt-a-Street program.
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The City of Kyle is hiring. We have seasonal, full-time and part-time opportunities. And with a growing city, more positions will likely become available in the near future.
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Meetings / Events
Meetings / Events
- Parks and Recreation Board - 10/24/2016 - 7:00pm
- Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop Meeting - 10/25/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 11/01/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 11/10/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 11/15/2016 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 11/28/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 12/06/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 12/08/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 12/20/2016 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 12/26/2016 - 7:00pm
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/23/2016 (All day)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/23/2016 (All day)
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/24/2016 (All day)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/24/2016 (All day)
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 10/24/2016 - 10:00am
- Sensory Fun - 10/24/2016 - 10:30am
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/25/2016 (All day)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/25/2016 (All day)
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 10/25/2016 - 10:00am
- Youth Basketball League Registration - 10/26/2016 (All day)
Recreation / Library / Social
Recreation / Library / Social
So, you want to know a little more about Kyle, Texas? That’s why you clicked here! We can’t say we blame you — it’s a very cool town.
Kyle was founded in 1880. The town was named after Fergus Kyle, the son of Claiborne Kyle who moved here from Tennessee. Under the famed Auction Oak Tree, plats of land were auctioned off to several hundred folks who became the town’s first citizens.
My, how we’ve grown! In 2016, Kyle was the second largest city in Hays County with a population of 36,800. Population estimates put Kyle at 55,000 by 2030.
With easy access to locales north and south, Kyle is a major city on the I-35 corridor in Central Texas. It’s home to Seton Medical Center Hays, Hays CISD administrative offices, Austin Community College Hays, several medical facilities, and H-E-B Plus, major retailers, numerous restaurants and many homegrown businesses.
Here are some cool Kyle tidbits:
- Kyle got its first stoplight in 2007.
- Kyle is 30.4 square miles, with 185.5 miles of roadway and more than 600 acres of beautiful park land.
- Kyle is a Home Rule city. Residents elect the mayor and city council, but a city manager, Scott Sellers, runs the city’s day-to-day operations. He does so with a $79 million operating budget.
- Our Parks and Recreation department offers community events including Market Days, Founders Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting, Polar Bear Splash, Easter Eggstravaganza, and our annual July 4th Fireworks.
- Signature special events include Kyle Field Day, Kyle Hogwash and Hops & Jalapenos.
- Kyle is now home to the Central Texas Lobos, a semi-professional soccer team.
- Kyle is also a good place for business. The city houses many businesses and with an educated population, there’s plenty of room for growth.
Warnings Issued on door-to-door Alarm System Solicitors
Warnings issued on door-to-door alarm system solicitors
by By MATTHEW WALLER and MEGAN GOODSON / The Dallas Morning News firstname.lastname@example.org;
Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:47 PM
Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 2:44 PM
Security systems are designed to safeguard homeowners, but during the summer months, it's often the security systems themselves that need protection.
Keith Vick is an installation manager for Knight Security Systems, whose president says anyone approached by a door-to-door alarm solicitor should be skeptical.
State officials say scam artists - usually unlicensed high school and college students - spend their summer vacations going door to door offering new monitoring contracts and alarm installation. In some cases, the homeowner is left paying for two separate alarm systems, or a system that may not work at all.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said it is actively working cases in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin after reports of young solicitors aggressively marketing alarm services in those communities without a license.
And on Friday, North Richland Hills police issued a warning to residents there after complaints that solicitors were going door to door claiming that the city had endorsed a certain alarm company, something police officials said the city does not do.
"The past two summers we have seen a dramatic influx of student salesmen," sad DPS Private Security Bureau Capt. RenEarl Bowie. "The problem is germane to all major cities."
Chris Russell, president of the Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, said that summer sales programs can pose "a danger to the public," because unlicensed sellers haven't undergone the criminal background check that a license requires.
"Someone who might be a convicted felon might be going door to door, asking where the valuables are kept," Russell said.
Bowie advises homeowners to ask the sales representatives to leave if they become overly aggressive and to ask for a phone number, the absence of which may indicate the seller is unlicensed.
Homeowners can also ask for license credentials up front, Bowie said.
"Ask to see their DPS Private Security Bureau pocket card," Bowie said. "This means they passed the minimum requirements, which includes a criminal background check. That is the biggest peace of mind."
Bowie said it's important to ask for the pocket card because the company itself may have a valid license and yet use unlicensed employees. Other sales representatives may claim to have a license which turns out to be a peddler's license from the city, Bowie said, adding that such a license is not sufficient.
"The challenge for the Department of Public Safety is cracking down on these college kids on a Class A misdemeanor," Russell said.
A Class A misdemeanor is punishable in Texas by up to a $4,000 fine, up to one year in jail or both.
Russell said summer sellers often target houses that already have alarm systems, claiming that the system is due for an upgrade. The installers, who are often waiting nearby, can then use the home's existing wiring to quickly install the new system.
Michael Doumecq, office manager for All Pro Security Services, said that some of the illegal sellers pretend to be a representative from the homeowner's own security company. Often, the scammers get that information right from the homeowner's front yard.
"Usually [yard] signs ward off criminals," Russell said. "In this case it attracts them."
Knight Security Systems Inc.'s president Phil Lake said his company - All Pro - like most reputable alarm companies does not use door-to-door sales representatives. Instead, Lake said, 90 percent of his business is via referrals.
He said anyone approached by a door-to-door alarm solicitor should be skeptical.
"If you're going to let someone into your home, you want to check their references," Lake said. "It's amazing how many people will install security systems without a license. The majority of the public is not aware that a firm needs to be licensed by the state of Texas."
Annette Sperling of Garland learned that valuable lesson the hard way last summer, when she was the victim of a scam. A group gave her a new security system free and a new contract, telling her that they would buy out her old contract.
But it turned out that the new contract didn't cover the full extent of her old one, which would have made her responsible for paying two bills for several months. She was able to get out of the second contract, however, without paying any additional money. But she learned.
"Don't take a new alarm system without calling and finding out your obligations to your old one," Sperling said.
For more information visit http://www.wfaa.com/story/local/2015/06/19/13442130/