By Sahar Chmais
Some people have expressed concern that as the Kyle population grows, its streets are not keeping up with the change. A proposed bond could help resolve the issue.
On Tuesday night, Kyle approved hiring Gap Strategies, a consulting firm for urban planning and infrastructure, for a possible transportation bond package to be set on the November election agenda.
Kyle will work with the firm over the next few months to review public input received through a community survey and other outreach initiatives.
So far, the city’s survey has received 685 responses, or 1.2% of Kyle’s population, on a variety of topics.
About 50% of residents were dissatisfied with the street maintenance and 74% found it to be an important issue.
Streets with strong maintenance interest include Stagecoach Crossing, Kyle Parkway, Windy Hill Road, Center Street, Bunton Lane, Goforth Road, Dacy Lane, Bebee Road and more.
Additionally, residents voted on sidewalk maintenance with about 65% satisfaction.
City council unanimously approved payment to Gap Strategies not to exceed $65,000 for its services in relation to the bond.