TDS $1.5M donation means Heroes Park gets green light

Staff Report

A partnership between Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) and the city of Kyle means the Heroes Memorial Park will soon become a reality.

Excitement was evident at Tuesday’s council meeting as veterans and first responders gathered around Bob Gregory, president and principal owner of TDS, as he presented a $1.5 million check to the city.

The donation will be made half in cash ($750,000) and half in goods and services during design and construction of the memorial park. The donated services will be incorporated into the streetscape design through the Uptown development, as well as the central park.

The Heroes Memorial Park will be located in the planned Uptown Kyle development, which is in the Plum Creek area between FM 1626 and FM 2770 (Jack C. Hays Trail).

The presentation was part of a long negotiation with TDS regarding the new contract for services within the city of Kyle. The new contract includes a rate reduction to take effect in April 2020, reducing the rate from $22.97 per month to a rate of $22.14 per month. In addition, projected rates will be 2.5% instead of the current rate increases of 3-4% residential accounts.

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