Kyle council takes up bond package

by ANDY SEVILLA

Kyle council members will consider an ordinance Wednesday, on second reading, calling for a $6.4 million general bond election that would address Bunton Creek Road improvements.

The bonds would also call for $2 million in road engineering for prospective road projects.

The list of roads originally identified for improvement by the city’s visioning process, has been watered down over the past few council meetings from five roads to one road only being offered for consideration. The original roads up for voter approval were Lehman, North Burleson, Bunton Creek, the Marketplace extension, and Goforth. Those roads didn’t make it for consideration on the bond election after Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson failed to garner enough votes for passage, only council members Becky Selbera and David Wilson voted in favor of that motion; Mayor Pro Tem Diane Hervol and Council Members Samantha Bellows-LeMense and Ray Bryant dissented, while Council Member Bradley Pickett was absent due to an illness.

Council members last week decided to move forward only with improvements to Bunton Creek Road at a cost of $4.4 million, plus an additional $2 million for road engineering.

Bunton Creek Road improvements would take place between the IH-35 Frontage Road to about 1,200 feet east of Dacy Lane.

Council members also will hold public hearings for the proposed city budget totaling $41.6 million, proposed increase of miscellaneous city fees and charges by five percent, proposed water and waste water rate increases by 20 percent, and for the proposed property tax rate of $0.5244 per $100 of assessed value, which is up $0.0399 from the current fiscal year.

City council meets at 7 p.m.

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