FROM STAFF REPORTS
KYLE — City crews and contractors began work this month on returfing athletic fields and adding irrigation systems at the Gregg-Clark community park and the Steeplechase and Waterleaf neighborhood parks.
The work includes:
Mayor Todd Webster said the $395,000 capital improvement project is a visible sign that the municipal government’s years-long cash crunch is easing up after a succession of tight budgets. The parks improvements were funded by the Kyle City Council for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
“The city of Kyle has experienced some lean years recently,” Webster said but decision makers can “now look carefully at the revenue being generated by our growth and allocate some of that money into our city facilities, programs and services and improve the quality of life for our residents.”
Residents can expect various field closures at the parks during the next few months, said Kerry Urbanowitz, the parks department director. Work at the Steeplechase and Waterleaf parks started the first week of November with construction scheduled to start at Gregg-Clarke Park this week.
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