Kyle makes appointments, reappointments to city boards

By Megan Wehring

KYLE — Appointments and reappointments were approved on Tuesday, but not without a long discussion by the Kyle City Council members.

The reappointments of Tim Samford, James Earp and Derrick Turley to the Alliance Regional Water Authority Board of Directors were approved unanimously.

With a 6-1 vote, Brian Ziegler, Tessa Schmidtzinky and Don Tracy were reappointed to the Economic Development and Tourism Board. Council member Yvonne Flores-Cale voted against as she wanted to at meet the board members before approving the reappointment.

“Me and Ashley [Bradshaw] are new to the dais,” Flores-Cale said. “We have not had the opportunity to either talk or maybe see a resume or an application in order to make a vote on this.”

Flores-Cale added that she would like to see more new faces on the board or at least have more information about the returning individuals.

With a 5-2 vote, Patricia Snidow and Matthew Chase were newly appointed to the Kyle Planning and Zoning Commission to fill vacancies. Council members Flores-Cale and Dex Ellison cast the dissenting votes.

Ellison requested that the council delay the vote to allow more time for discussing the board and commission policy. But, the motion to approve the appointments was already on the table and council moved forward with the vote.

The city is filling the unexpired terms of Rebecca Voss (Seat 7) and Priscilla Harrell (Seat 3) following their resignations from the Planning & Zoning Commission last week.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring is nearing one year at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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