News & Information
News & Information
Welcome to the Kyle Area Youth Advisory Council (KAYAC) web page!
KAYAC is a committee comprised of Kyle area youth citizens ages 14-18.
Another city wide clean-up will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Must have a valid ID and current utility bill showing you reside within the city limits of Kyle.
The next Police Officer testing date has been set for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 9am for TCOLE certified candidates only.
Updated January 18, 2017: The city council approved the issuance of the remaining General Obligation Bonds authorized by voters in the May 2013 bond election and fund.
Visit the Storm Drainage and Flood Risk Mitigation Utility web page.
Click on the links below to learn more about Kyle's Stormwater Program:
Helping to keep Kyle clean and looking great is the goal of the new Kyle Adopt-a-Street program.
What is Kyle Adopt-a-Street?
The Kyle e-Newsletter is sent each Friday and contains pertinent information about events and happenings in the City of Kyle.
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.
Kyle City Council will consider a new contract for City Manager Scott Sellers at the January 17, 2017, meeting. In the documents section below is the contract.
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Meetings / Events
Meetings / Events
- Parks and Recreation Board - 01/23/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Special City Council Meeting - 01/24/2017 - 6:30pm
- KAYAC Agenda - 01/25/2017 - 6:30pm
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 02/02/2017 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 02/07/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 02/09/2017 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 02/21/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 02/23/2017 - 6:30pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 02/27/2017 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 03/07/2017 - 7:00pm
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/23/2017 - 10:00am
- Sensory Fun - 01/23/2017 - 10:30am
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/24/2017 - 10:00am
- Preschool Express Storytime - 01/25/2017 - 10:30am
- Baby Lapsit (0 to 18 mos.) - 01/26/2017 - 10:00am
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/26/2017 - 10:00am
- Toddler Time (18 to 36 mos.) - 01/26/2017 - 11:00am
- Video Game Club - 01/26/2017 - 5:00pm
- Adult Anime Club - 01/26/2017 - 6:30pm
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 01/27/2017 - 10:00am
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.
Appointed by the Kyle City Council, the city manager is the chief administrative officer for the City. The manager is responsible for achieving the goals and implementing the policies of the City Council, which emphasize community, service and fiscal responsibility. The manager works closely with the City Council on identifying priorities of our residents, businesses and visitors. The manager, along with city management staff, provides professional leadership and direction for the day to day operations of this dynamic full-service city.
Scott Sellers became the city manager for the City of Kyle in January 2015. Prior to coming to Kyle, he served as city manager for the City of Kilgore from October 2011 through December 2014. He was the assistant city manager (August 2008 - June 2010) and acting city manager (June 2010 - October 2011) for the City of Montrose, Colorado.
Mr. Sellers attended Brigham Young University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in December 2002. He went on to complete a Masters of Public Administration – City Management in April 2006. Sellers is also an International City Manager’s Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager and a Certified Public Manager. He is active in the Texas City Management Association, International City Management Association, and various community and civic organizations.
Scott and his wife Amy have eight children. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including mountain biking, four-wheeling, skiing, snowmobiling, mountain climbing, canoeing, kayaking, etc. He was a certified ropes course facilitator where he taught team building and rock climbing. He also spent two years in Peru as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Among many other accomplishments, during his tenure in Kyle Mr. Sellers has:
- Negotiated the retention of RSI to retain 50 jobs and add another 82 jobs.
- Negotiated the development of ALSCO, a commercial linen company, that will bring over 200 jobs to Kyle. Mr. Sellers also initiated a Texas Capital Fund grant of almost $1 million for this project for the construction of the Bunton Creek Wastewater Interceptor.
- Developed a plan to fund the $17 million expansion of Kyle's wastewater treatment plant without increasing debt or raising utility rates. Almost half of the cost recovery is derived from a plan developed by Mr. Sellers that places the burden of large infrastructure projects on out-of-city residential developments.
- Engaged in a hotel study and marketed its results to attract two additional hotels to Kyle, with several more hotels in the planning phase.
- Negotiated a variety of residential developments, including Cypress Forest, Anthem, Pecan Woods, Blanco River Ranch, Woodlands Park Phase III, Oaks of Kyle, Kyle Vista Apartments, Crosswinds, Hays Commerce Center, Plum Creek Phase II, Hays Junction, Fairway Landings, and Stagecoach Forest.
- Issued entire road bond package at once, saving the city millions of dollars; then worked with Finance and Engineering to close the cost gap to stay within engineering estimates
- Worked to improve the City's relationship with the Greater San Marcos Partnership, and gained the city three seats on the board of directors.
- Assisted in the development of the Transportation Master Plan, Wastewater Master Plan, Water Master Plan, Pavement Condition Assessment and is currently working on developing a Stormwater Master Plan to develop an accurate long-term Capital Improvement Plan.
- Orchestrated the largest annexation in the city's history, annexing over 10 square miles for residential and commercial development, as well as open space preservation.
- Oversaw the disaster recovery from the Halloween 2015 flood event, and created a Stormwater Drainage and Flood Risk Mitigation Utility to minimize the impact of future flooding events.
- Resolved multiple lawsuits against the city, saving millions of dollars.
- Created the east branch library at Lehman High School.
- Brought APPA Aguilas soccer club to Kyle, the Central Texas Lobos semi-pro soccer team, the Kyle Stallions basketball team, the Kyle Kangaroos collegiate league baseball team, and is working on attracting other sporting entities to the community.
- Created the Kyle Beautification Plan and implemented adopt-a-street litter pickup and right of way maintenance.
- Negotiated a successful resolution to the Kyle Truck Stop proposal.