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+ Page 6A Hays Free Press February 17, 2016 Buda Dog Park Continued from pg. 1A amenities are among the improvements. Water fountains, bulletin boards, kiosks and barbecue pits, are among the improvements. ' MI of that is funded through our Parks Capital Fund," Wells said. 'Yknd the money that fund isset up when ,:. r there is a devei ' ment in town." Wells added part of developer fees would be set aside for park improvements. Buda Mayor Todd e e has advocating for a park of this type for years. "This is really kind of my pet project," Ruge said. "I've been pushing for this for several years and we finally have the funding and the timing is just perfect this year to fund it. My hope is that it's gonna be a great park and used to its fullest capacity." Ruge said the benefits the park will bring justify the price tag. 'As we grow, we're running out of spaces where dogs can roam," Ruge said. "There really isn't a place right now for them to roam. I think it's going to be money well spent." T.E Harper and Associates, the park's contractor, will meet with the Buda Parks Commission Feb. 17 to discuss design components of the future dog park, Wells said. Well said dog park amenities will include walking ramps, a teeter- totter, hound hoops and flexible weave poles. The park will have two fenced in areas - a large dog space and a small dog space. Officials first conceived the idea of building a dog park during the city's 2012 master planning process. "The city, at that time, commissioned a master plan study to be conducted to look at all of our parks, and our trails and so forth," Wells said. "Part of that master plan process was to identify what our current facilities and opportunities consisted of and also to look for what new items would be of interest or be of need in the community." Wells said the study showed that Buda residents were interested in the addition of a dog park. Locals are often seen walking their animals in Bradfield Village Park and Stagecoach Park because of the absence of a dog- specific park, he said. lot of our residential neighborhoods have smaller yards," Wells said. "So I know there's a need and it will definitely provide them with the opportunity to come into a big open area where they can take their animals off the leash and let them run." modes of transportation, that she might lose some Kyletoapprove That could include of the ancient oaktrees conversations regarding on her property due to the Capital Area Rural widening of traffic lanes, Master Plan Transportation Service if the plan is approved. Kyle took another step (CARTS) or ride sharing in working toward its programs like UBER. Transportation Master With the help of Kyle recalls Gap Strategies and its license plate Plan update as part of community outreach a public input meeting Thursday. initiatives, LAN based reader progranl its recommendations The project, organized The Kyle City Council by Gap Strategies and to the city on the needs designed by Lockwood and concerns of Kyle Ihesday rescinded citizens. Those concerns a memorandum of Andrews and Newnam included everything understanding (MOU) (LAN), has been in from peak commuting with Vigilant Solutions, development since times to safety on Inc. for installation March 2015. The sidewalks, of License Plate project details a 30 year David Manuel, Recognition technology transportation plan project leader with LAN, in three Police improvements to Kyle says they identified a Department vehicles. roadways "long range look" at Council rescinded Jeff Barton, transportation needs of the MOU by a 6-1 vote spokesperson for Gap the city and comprised with council member Strategies, said the plan a menu of options forDavid Wilson casting the addresses "all facets of Kyle, if the update is dissenting vote. transportation for Kyle approved. "This is a neat product in the future." The TMP is slated and this is a great thing, He said it includes to be submitted to the but it's a little too 'big- "sidewalks and bikes, Kyle City Council forbrother'-ish for me and to transit and certain approval or denial in late a little to invasive for things that might be February. ,, needed in that area." But talk of possible me, Councilmember The primary focus changes to Kyle Daphne Tenorio said. of the plan concerns roadways had one "I'm uncomfortable with automobiles, roadways, citizen concerned, it...for me personally, I and traffic conditions. ]uanita Parsons can't justify it." But those involved attended the meeting to A full story on Kyle's in the project estimate determine whether thedecision to pull the changes to roadways new transportation plan plug on the Vigilant and sidewalks will would affect the trees on Solutions agreement can encourage conversation her land. be found online at www. regarding additional She was concerned haysfreepress.com. Iam family oriented and have been married to my lovely wife, Sandra, for 56 wonderful years. For more than 56 years I have been serving, supporting and focusing on the youth and citizens of Hays County. Combined Law Enforcement experience in the Constable's office exceeds 185 years, including years of duty for my four deputies and I. I will continue to provide excellent service to the people of Hays County as Constable for Precinct 2 as I have for 37 years. Thank you for your support!" What I do as Constable My office and I volunteer * A Constable"s duty is to protect and serve other services which are * Patrol all Precinct 2 bus stops for the usually provided to you by off- safety of our Citizens each morning and throughout the day duty officers or others for a fee * Work school zone traffic during peak . Provide voluntary security for schools, hours to keep our children safe churches and all non-profit organizations at no charge . Serve all paperwork from Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office and out of County . Voluntarily escort funerals and unlock offices hundreds of cars each year at no charge . Perform bailiff duties as required by law . Help to build a sports complex for the for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 court youth of Hays County east of Interstate 35 * Support Project Graduation . Have sponsored Little League teams I save taxpayers dollars and every year in the Hays County area give back to the community . Have been delivering Brown Santa gifts * I have been serving, supporting and for years focusing on the youth, citizens and our * Help back up Hays County Sheriff's community for 56 years Department, DPS, and Kyle Police * I have collected $1,493,034.31 in the past Department with accidents and other calls two years and four months by serving . I will keep doing my job as Constable for citations Pct 2 as I have been for 37 years Professionalism is important. That's why I'm also involved in: . Life member of the North Hays County Optimist Club * Life member of NRA (National Rifle Association) * Member of the Hays County Livestock Expo, Inc. and have collected over $500,000 for the youths of Hays County in 37 years Pol. ad paid for by James Kohler Campaign James Kohler, Treasurer P.O. Box 1659 Kyle, TX 78640 Telephone (512) 268-0785 il i I i i ! I II