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Hays Free Press * February 17, 2010 NEWS Page 3A CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS Hervol to run for Kyle Council seat Diane Hervol an- nounced this week her intention to run for the District 1 Kyle City Council seat in the May 8 election. Hervol is a resident of the Amberwood Subdivision and has lived in Kyle for seven years. She has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission HERVOL since 2007 and is a recent graduate of the Kyle Leadership ,cademy. She said her main objective in moving to Kyle was to live in a smaller commu- nity where neighbors knew one another. "One of my visions for Kyle is not to lose its small town, hometown feeling in this time of extraordinary growth and development," Hervol said. "I believe a sense of community is important and vital to all the citizens of Kyle." Hervol says she will work with the Economic Development Committee to create more viable solutions for local .employment. "Providing employment opportunities that keep our residents close to home and their children's schools will ensure we keep their spending power within our city limits," Hervol said. "Creating a liv- able and sustainable city for our citizens is not only essential for maintaining that sense of community, but for increasing the city's revenue base as well." As a commuter, Hervol said she un- derstands the transportation needs of local citizens and said she would work to improve existing road infrastructure to create a more efficient outflow of traffic during peak hours from local neighbor- hoods, as well as seeking creative mobil- ity solutions for Kyle. Hervol supports the creation of an Austin Community College District in the area, noting it would bring opportunities for higher education for all its citizens at a dramatically reduced cost as well as creating new jobs for the area. As a taxpayer, Hervol said she is very concerned about the repayment of the current debt. "The City of Kyle has a buffet of ameni- ties and necessities that will come before the city council over the next three years," Hervol said. "I believe it isimperative to II hear the voice of people on these issues." Hervol said she is committed to the task of creating a timeline to reduce the city's debt while finding viable financing solutions for necessary future expendi- tures. Hervol is originally from the Pittsburgh area. She has been employed with the Davis Law Firm of Austirl as its legal ad- ministrator since 1993. I to work hard to get the information we need to make the right decisions for our students, teachers and taxpayers. I have high expectations for our students, teachers and administrators and I will constantly be looking for actual measur- able results. Visit www.martykanetzky. com to learn more about my campaign and contact me with your Hays CISD questions or concerns." Kanetzky to run for Hays School Board Marty Kanetzky filed her application for the District 5 seat on the Hays CISD School Board Febru- ary8. The Kanetzky fam- ily has lived in the Driftwood area since 1985 and all three children graduated from Hays schools. Kanetzky is a self- employed computer KANETZKY consultant and her husband Don is a recently retired electrical contractor. Kanetzky has been very involved in Hays CISD issues since her first child entered Buda Elementary School 22 years ago. While her three children attended Hays schools, she served on numerous PTA and PTSO boards and committees (president of several), as well as various campus and district committees and leadership teams. Her service to the com- munity at large includes volunteering at several levels on various youth sports as- sociations (past president of Hays Youth Soccer Association), and home-owners' associations. She is currently serving on two Hays CISD district committees and sees membership on the board as another opportunity to help the district. Kanetzky has consistently been a vocal advocate in the newspaper and at school board meetings - calling for higher aca- demic expectations for all students, for more effective use of technology, and for better stewardship of taxpayer dollars. She recently stated that "My current work on the HCISD student informa- tion software selection and strategic planning committees makes me very hopeful that we can meet the academic needs of each and every student which should ultimately allow them to be successful, productive members of our community. If elected, I will continue Welch puts bid in for Kyle City Council Jason Welch, a three-year resident of Kyle, announced his candidacy this week for the District 1 seat on the Kyle City Coun- cil in the upcoming May 8 election. Welch describes himself as a proud defender of individual rights and freedoms, and said he believes WELCH that the way out of our current economic situation as a country, state and community is not by govemment dictate, but by the ingenuity and self-de- termination of each individual citizen. "There are many things going on in the country today that are going the wrong direction at all levels of government," Welch said. "In our small city of 30,000 people, our city government has accrued a massive amount of debt with very little regard to what that will do financially to its citizens, especially in these economic times." He added, "The city of Kyle deserves better than to have a council that rubber stamps the wishes of the city manager, it needs a person that will ask the tough questions, and sticks to principle." t .... Jason Welch stud fus campmgn is about "protecting the rights of each individual citizen of Kyle, and reducing the debt to a manageable level to reduce the property taxes of the city". Welch said that his wife and five chil- dren always come first. He has been a teacher and leader in his church through- out his life. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Utah and has spent the last thirteen years in sales and sales management. He also was a member of the U.S. Army reserves for 10 years spending time as an enlisted soldier first, and then as an officer in the Military Police Corp. Kyle Water Permit Continued from pg. 1A dent, agreed with curtailing Kyle's water intake, add- ing that local residents in neighboring towns became concerned with the city's watering policies during the last drought. "I think it's very hard for the people of the district to understand how they aren't able to water their lawns when they can drive over to Kyle to see them watering," she said. "This is the best action we can take at this point." Under the new permit rules, Kyle is ordered to cut its pumpage to 50 percent at the first alarm stage drought, 75 percent at the critical stage and 100 percent at the exceptional stage. Kyle is now the second largest local water permittee in the Barton Springs district, behind the City of Buda, which can pump up to 275 million gallons each year. Also, Kyle can use up to roughly 1.6 billion gallons of water annually from five water suppliers, including San Marcos groundwater that came online in August, according to city figures. Early Voting Continued from pg. 1A REPUBLICAN PARTY: County Judge: Bert Cobb, Peggy Jones Pct. 2 Commissioner:. Mark Jones, Mike Gonzalez County Party Chain Kent "Bud" Wymore, Clark O. Regan Vendor spaces inside & out - Singles $30 weekly & up Outside & yard sale spaces - $7 per day & $15 per day Experienced vendors preferred Up-ballot: Hays County resident Rick Green, a for- mer state representative, is running for Texas Supreme Court. At the top of the tick- et, Gov. Rick Perry is trying to fend offa challenge from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchi- son and Debra Medina. Two Republicans, Donna Camp- bell and George Morovich, are vying to take on U.S. Rep. Hoyd Doggett, whose 25th Congressional District includes Hays County. BUDA/KYLE AREA EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Friday, Feb. 19: Buda City Hall, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20: Buda City Hall and Kyle City Hall, 10 a.m.- 4p.m. Monday, Feb. 9: Kyle City Hall, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26: Buda City Hall, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Kyle Election Results Continued from pg. 1A Ky]e Police Department proper- ly funded without creating more debt and raising property taxes, he said. Sanchez, a construction engi- neer, hopes to use his expertise to help manage the city's on- going and future constru@n projects. He believes that the city has a "backwards" mentality on its construction projects. First, they come up with an estimated amount and then hire a consul- tant, who typicallyworks toward that amount, he said. "I oversee projects from start to end," he said. "I understand the engineering aspect and I can question where the money goes." In 2006, Sanchez lost in a Kyle City Council race as he was su- ing the city over a piece of down- town property that he purchased at a tax foreclosure sale in 2003. Sanchez said he had the title and began fencing the property when the city ordered him to stop since it believed it owned the propertybased on a plat from 1883 and a map from 1968. He questioned the materials, which lacked proof to designate his property as city owned, and then hired a title researcher, who discovered that property taxes had been paid on it since the early 1900s. He eventually won a settlement for $35,000 to cover trial fees, he said. The winners will be swom in on Tuesday; 6:30 p.ml at Kyle City Hall. ROBERT AVERA ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR 5500 FM 2770 Kyle, Texas 78640 ii i I ......... Your number one news source in Buda, Kyle and surrounding communities Visit us at www.HaysFreePress.com 00O00VERA Law Firm, PLLC Robert@AveraLaw.com office (512) 615-3578 fax (512) 615-3583 iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiililiFiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiil I life insurance... Auto Home. 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