Kyle City Council Debate

Yes, May brings showers, but it also brings elections. Come and listen to the Kyle City Council candidates speak about their vision of Kyle, TX at the City Council Candidate Forum, April 15, 2015 at 7pm. The event is on the Kyle Elementary Campus at the Kimbro Building, 500 Blanco Street, Kyle TX.

All candidates are invited to answer questions which have been submitted in advance.

Council Member District 5 at Large Candidates

Laurie Luttrell
Damon Fogley
Jaime Sanchez

Council Member District 6

Dex Ellison
Daphne Tenorio
Tammy Swaton

Candidates will have a three minute opening statement and then will answer questions pre-submitted by the citizens of Kyle. Then the moderator will direct questions to the candidates, in rotating order. Each candidate will have two minutes to answer. The candidate to whom the question was first directed will have 30 seconds for rebuttal. Then, if time permits, the audience may ask questions. Each candidate will address each question with no rebuttal. Finally, candidates (in reverse ballot order) will make a closing statement.

Early voting is April 27-May 5 and will be held at Kyle City Hall, 100 W. Center St., Kyle. Election day polling will take place May 9 at Kyle City Hall as well as Chapa Middle School, 3311 Dacy Lane, Kyle, and Wallace Middle School, 1302 W. Center St., Kyle. The schedule is as follows:

Early voting:

April 27: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

April 28-30: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 1: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 2: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 4: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

May 5: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Election day voting:

May 9: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Kyle Master Transportation Plan meeting March 9th

One of the most important road meetings of the year is happening this Monday, March 9, 2015Kyle Transporation Plan Its kinda of a big deal

Kyle is going to revise its Master Transportation Plan. A transportation plan has the following objectives.

•Study the current transportation system.

•Project the impacts of Kyle’s growth on the transportation system.

•Determine improvements to the transportation system.

•Develop an implementation plan.

In the words of Will Ferrell from the Anchorman movie, it’s kind of a big deal.

At the meeting you will be able to learn about transportation planning, help set goals and priorities and mark up maps with your ideas!

In addition to the discussion about the transportation plan, the five road bond consultants will be on hand to answer questions you might have regarding the five road bond projects.

•Bunton Creek

•Goforth

•Lehman

•Burleson

•Marketplace

By the way, the city has told me that plans for the Bunton Creek Roadway project are 90% complete and the Right of Way process started late last month, February 2015.

Read more about the Master Transportation project at KyleConnect.com

Another community meeting will take place in August 2015 and a final wrap-up public meeting will be held in November 2015.

The city’s consultant will present a plan to the Kyle City Council in December 2015.

The Meeting will take place at the Kyle Library located at 550 Scott St. Kyle, TX 78640, Monday, March 9th, starting at 7 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

Part 1 – Introductions and Priorities

Scott Sellers, City Manager

Leon Barba, City Engineer (KTMP Manager)

Project Team staff

Part 2 – “Transportation Planning 101”

Purpose of a Transportation Plan

Plan Elements

o Corridor Network

o Typical Sections (including Complete Streets)

o Cost Estimates, Funding Sources, and Schedule

o Coordination with Other Plans / Programs

§ Economic Development

§ Land Use / Zoning

§ Utility and other Infrastructure

o History in Kyle – 2005 and 2010 plans

Part 3 – Moving Forward

Current KTMP Scope of Work

o Process and Deliverables

o Planned KTMP Public / Stakeholder Involvement

Funding – What to pay for, when, and with what money?

Policy Direction and Council Desires

Part 4 – Current Road Bond Projects

Part 5 – Goal Setting and Map Exercise with Council and Citizens

Special Election – City Council 2014

Hey, it’s time to vote again for city council. Why you ask? Didn’t we just do this in May?

 

Well, after serving less than a year, council member Chad Benninghoff decided to move out of state and vacated his spot. Since he held District 3, a city-wide position, we all can vote for his replacement.

 

The three candidates are

 

Shane Arabie

Laurie Luttrell

Bill Sinor

 

Please go out and vote. And take a friend, neighbor or anyone registered to vote.

 

All Early Voting is at Kyle City Hall

 

Wednesday, July 23 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Thursday, July 24 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Friday, July 25 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Monday, July 28 – 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

Tuesday,  July 29 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Wednesday, July 30 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Friday, August 1 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

Monday, August 4 – 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

Tuesday,  August 5 – 8:00 to 5:00

 

 

Voting Day is Saturday, August 9th 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

District 2 votes at Kyle City Hall

District 4 votes at Wallace Middle School

District 6 votes at Chapa Middle School

 

Mayor Webster Swearing in Ceremony

Come meet the new Mayor Todd Webster and thank our outgoing Mayor, Lucy Johnson. At 7pm, June 10, 2014, the City Council will canvass the election, which means review the results and officially declare a winner.  Then Mr. Webster will be sworn in for his term.  Immediately afterwards, a reception for outgoing Mayor Lucy Johnson will be held. Come by City Hall, 100 W. Center Street.  We will see you there!