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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.
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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 Area Youth Advisory Council - 10/27/2016 - 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
- 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)
- Adult Kickball League Registration - 10/26/2016 (All day)
- Preschool Express Storytime - 10/26/2016 - 10:30am
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 City Council Finalizes Budget for 2012-2013
After months of work by city staff and numerous public workshops and public hearings, the Kyle City Council has approved the City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13. The budget totals $41.64 million allows for all City programs and services to continue at their current levels. The budget was approved on first reading at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 4th. The second reading of the budget was conducted during a special called meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, September 5th. Both reading passed on 4-2 votes with Mayor Lucy Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Diane Hervol, and Council Members David Wilson and Samantha Bellows-LeMense voting for the budget. Council Members Ray Bryant and Bradley Pickett voted against the budget at both readings. Council Member Becky Selbera was out with an illness for both readings.
“Developing and passing a budget that covers all the needs of the city while keeping taxes and utility rates at a reasonable rate is the most important job of the City Council,” said Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson. “The council and city staff worked very hard for many months to craft this budget, and as difficult as it is to raise taxes and utility rates, we believe that it was necessary to bring our revenues more inline with our expenses. We’ve gone over every line item in this budget and it is as lean as they come.”
The budget includes an increase in property taxes of $0.0399 per $100 of valuation, bringing the total property tax assessment to $0.5244 per $100 of valuation. The additional revenue generated by the tax increase is estimated to raise an additional $555,509 and will fund increases in the City's debt service obligations, additional funding requirements brought on increases in fuel, public safety and personnel costs. Additionally, the tax increase will allow the City to decrease the amount of money transferred from the City owned water utility by $300,000, create an "Emergency Reserve Fund" as called for the City's new Debt Management Policy by funding $350,000 into the fund, and allow for a 3.5% cost of living adjustment for City employees.
“City staff have gone a number of years without a meaningful wage increase and without adding any new personnel or equipment,” said Johnson. “Although we are not in a position to add people or equipment, we did feel that a moderate wage increase was due. I would like to thank our city staff for their dedication, diligence and for making due with what they have to keep our city safe and beautiful.”
The City Council approved adding a part-time animal control officer who will cover some nights and weekends. The City currently has only one animal control officer.
The budget also allows for the hiring of two full-time and one part-time dispatcher for the police department to relieve overtime for the department’s communication staff. Funding for these positions comes from reallocating funds from a currently vacant police officer position. The only other new position is for an additional motorcycle officer to be used in the traffic control division of the police department.
The City Budget for 2012-2013 also includes a 20% increase in water and wastewater rates for all City of Kyle Water Utility customers. This increase represents the second year of the City’s three-year plan to bring the utilities rates to a level that covers its expenses. The utility did not have a rate increase for 10 years prior to raising rates in the 2011-2012 budget.
The City Council conducted 5 public workshops that included 20 public hearings on various parts of the budget and presentations from City staff.
“Public input is a huge part of the budget development process,” said Mayor Johnson. “The council realizes that the money we authorize to be spent comes from our citizens, and we want them to know that we spend that money as thriftily as we can. We also realize that the public has expectations as to what services are delivered. Those services cost money and we work very hard to balance the expectation of low taxes with the expectation of service delivery and the value of that service.”