Published at sanmarcosrecord.com
With a goal to improve and further Kyle’s development, Kyle City Council approved increased budget amendments for fiscal year 2020-2021 by a total of $8,375,000.
Councilmembers voted 7-0 in favor of $4.5 million in additional general funds to complete the design, construction and related costs of Central Park and Cultural Trails, and Heroes Memorial Park projects in the Uptown Plum Creek development — $11 million of which has already been appropriated.
An additional $3.5 million to the general fund was voted 6-1, allowing the city to retain specialized consultant services on the 2021 Bond Election Program to reconstruct four major roadways in Kyle — Center Street and Stagecoach Road, Bebee Road, Marketplace Avenue and Windy Hill Road.
A park development fund increase of $200,000 to purchase and install lights; decorations; arches and frames; electrical wiring; power supply; and switches for a Christmas Trail of Lights on Center Street in downtown Kyle was also approved unanimously.
With a 4-3 vote, the park development fund also received $175,000 for decorative lights on the historic downtown water tower.
According to the City of Kyle, these measures reflect the city’s efforts to attract and retain its growing population. Budget changes will take effect immediately.