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News & Information
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.
What is Kyle Adopt-a-Street?
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 - 08/29/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Special Meeting - 08/31/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 09/06/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 09/08/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 09/20/2016 - 7:00pm
- ***CANCELLED*** Kyle City Council Meeting - 10/04/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 10/13/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 10/18/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 11/01/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 11/10/2016 - 6:30pm
- Video Game Club - 08/25/2016 - 4:30pm
- Sensory Fun - 08/29/2016 - 10:30am
- Preschool Express Storytime - 08/31/2016 - 10:30am
- Baby Lapsit (0 to 18 mos.) - 09/01/2016 - 10:00am
- Toddler Time (18 to 36 mos.) - 09/01/2016 - 11:00am
- Lego Club - 09/01/2016 - 4:30pm
- ¡Los Cuentos! (Bilingual Storytime) - 09/02/2016 - 10:30am
- Magic: The Gathering Club - 09/03/2016 - 1:00pm
- Library Closed: Labor Day - 09/05/2016 (All day)
- Pajama Storytime - 09/06/2016 - 7:00pm
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.
Kyle Visioning Forum Part II Lays Out Community Priorities and Funding Sources
The Kyle Visioning process that started in March with citizens working with city staff to identify and prioritize projects completed its next step with a second meeting that put price tags on the projects and asked citizens to identify what projects could be afforded.
The group of about 50 Kyle residents considered 16 projects ranging from a host of new roads, a new police station, and additional staffing, to park improvements and a bookmobile for the library.
“This was a very enlightening process with some very interesting outcomes,” said Mayor Pro Tem David Wilson who welcomed participants at the beginning of the meeting. “I think we have a very good idea of what is important to our residents and what they might be willing to afford. We are going to have to consider the outcomes of these meetings very diligently as we move forward with our budget deliberations for next year.”
The group considered a total of 16 projects that totaled over $125 million. The projects were also separated by their respective funding sources of property taxes, bond sales or utility billings. If all the projects were to be implemented simultaniously, the average residence in Kyle would see an increase $1.0760 per $100 of evaluation on their property tax and an additional $204.06 per year on their utility bill. The monthly impact would amount to approximately $129.69 per month for the average residence in Kyle.
The job of the Visioning forum was to whittle down that amount by prioritizing the projects and making a recommendation on what should be funded first and what the residents could afford in the short term.
The results indicated that the group felt that public safety and roads needed the most attention with economic develop funding following closely behind.
“The outcome of the visioning process clearing shows that our residents have concerns about our transportation and our public safety,” said Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson. “Our job as a council will be to develop a plan to implement these projects in a manner that is both timely and fiscally responsible.”
The projects that were recommended by the group included selling bonds to pay for reconstruction and expansion of five roads, construction of a new police station, hiring up to 25 new police officers and associated staff and equipment, engineering for new roads, reallocation of sales tax currently going towards property tax reduction, and expansion of the city’s water and wastewater system to spur additional economic development, and various other staffing and program enhancements.
The total impact of the recommended projects, if implemented at the same time, would increase the average resident’s tax bill by $89 per month and their utility bill by $4.50 per month.
“We realize that it would be very difficult to implement all of the recommendations in the next budget cycle,” said city manager Lanny Lambert. “City staff will be working with the city council through the budget process to turn this into a viable capital improvements plan that will turn these projects into reality within a reasonable time frame.”
These are the Projects that were recommended for funding:
|AV Tax Rate Increase||Monthly Cost||Annual Cost|
|Utility Funded Projects|
|O&M Funded Projects|
|Sales Tax Reallocation||0.0823||$8.62||$103.44|
|Bond Funded Projects|
|New Police Station||0.0874||$9.16||$109.92|
|Fire Department Ladder Truck||0.0139||$1.46||$17.52|
Priorities that were developed at the first Visioning Session:
• New Police Headquarters Building
• Additional Personnel, uniformed and non-uniformed
• Implementation of Neighborhood Watch Programs
• Purchase of a new ladder truck for the fire department
• Reconstruction of Burleson, Lehman, Goforth, and Bunton Roads
• Extension of Kyle Parkway to Goforth
• Engineer new roads so they are ready when funding becomes available
• Extend Market Place Road north of the HEB shopping center
• Improvement and extension of city wastewater service.
Quality of Life
• Improvement and extension of city parks system
• Development of Community Building
• Additional staffing for new library
• Development of Bookmobile Program