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+ Section D HaysFreePress.com August 23, 2017 Pa0e 11) BY SAMANTHA SMITH Exponential growth is directly correlating to the increase in people making investments in Hays Coun~ according to a survey conducted by SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company. SmartAsset's survey measured each county in Texas on business establishment growth, Gross Domestic Prod- uct (GDP) growth, new building permits and federal contracts. Hays County ranked 8th on the list with a business growth of 11.5 percent and a GDP growth of $1.3 million. GDP is the-total value of goods produced and services provided in an area during one year. In addition, Hays County had 36.2 new building permits per 1,000 homes. Ann Miller, executive director of the Buda Economic Develop- ment Corporation, said more investments from businesses and indi- viduals "means more capital investment into the communi~ which directly correlates with property tax revenue." According to Smart- Asset, people make investments every day. Examples include open- ing a small business or buying a home. Miller said she at- tributed the high rank " of Hays County on the high investment list to its proximity to large metropolitan areas like / The top 10 counties with high investments in Texas ! 1. Comal 2. ~rt Bend 4. Harris 5. Travis 6. Rockwall 7. Williamson 8. Hays 9. Kendall 10. Dallas Austin and San Antonio. "The majority, if not all, of the counties in Texas on this list are part of a larger metropolitan area," Miller said. "Texas is one of the best states to do business in and businesses are attracted to areas where there is a high level of activity as this increases their likeli- hood of success." Miller said people invest in Buda because of the low tax rate and unique charm. She added the city was an attractive loca- tion for investors as it doesn't have as many issues for businesses located i.nlarger com- munities. "Our development and permitting process is simple, straight- forward and easy to navigate." Miller said, "Our low tax rate is also a contributing factor as to why people should invest in Buda." Miller lauded Hays CISD for their contribu- tion to Hays County's place on the list of high investment areas. . One provide similar Budafest tradition was the entrance new name. of Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the PHOTO BY MOSES LIEO~ III parade. The new festival will New holiday festival to replace Budafest BY SAMANTHA~TH In the aftermathi0f the most recent Budaf- est cancellation, the City of Buda issued a press release, on Aug. 18 announcing the transfer- ence of management of the Christmas festival from the Budafest com- mittee to the city's tour- ism department. According to the press release from Buda public information officer David Marino, the new holiday festival "will re- place the annual 'Budaf- est' celebration." "With the city's continued growth and higher attendance at local eventS, the Budafest Committeei determined that the city would be able to provide addition- al resources to ensure the festival's continued suc- cess," the press release stated. Marino said the name of the new festival has after 33 years not yet been decided on but that the title "Budaf- est" will be retired. Buda City Manager Kenneth Williams said, "Budafest has been an integral part of Buda for years and an important part of the holiday sea- BUDAFEST, 4D Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced earlier this month he will send cities;" counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing . districts $779.2 million in local sales tax allocations for August, 1.3 percent more than in August 2016. Locally, smaller cities of Mountain City, Uhland and Niederwald led the way for the highest percentage increase, while San Marcos dropped nearly 5%. These allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made - in April, May and June by quarterly fliers. Buda 1.500% $562,186.09i 7.97% $4,000,798A6 5.69% Hays 1.000% $623.67 -.49.18% $8,684.89 '::3-02% Mountain City 1:000% T:2'7:0'/'% ''!! "~-3.32% $1,371.57 " ~ " 7~~'~::~:' 1.000% $3,262~ ..... '': ;; ' 1.500% $2, i9,85 $i812o1, 2.70 .... 1.000% $95,797.3i i '0.73% $611,607.90 2.03% San Marcos Uhland Wimberley H~W~ 1.000% $4,436.07 ; 9,29%. 0.500% $1,556,913.89 -2.06% Public Notice Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City of Kyle shall hold a public hearing on a request by Roderick D. Tanner, Frances H. Brown and Carolyn T. Cohen (Alvin Sewell Estate) (Z-17-014) to assign original zoning to approximately 1.71 acres of land from Agriculture 'AG' to Retail Service District 'RS' for property located at the northeast comer or Por- ter Street and Rebel Drive, in Hays County, Texas. The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend, and the City Council may consider, assigning any zoning district ~,hich is equivalent or more restrictive. A public hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. A public hearing will be held by the Kyle City Council on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. Kyle City Hall Council Chambers 100 W Center St., Kyle, Texas Owner: Roderick D. Tanner, Frances H. Brown and Carolyn T. Cohen (Alvin Sewell Estate) Agent: Cecilio Chapa, (512) 504-9577 Publication Date: August 23, 2017 Z-17-014 Public Notice Notice of Public Hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City of Kyle shall hold a public hearing on a request by Dena Campbell (13.81 acres) and Debra Shea Green (11.91 acres) to assign original zoning to a combined to- tal of approximately 25.72 acres of land from Agriculture 'AG' to Recreational Vehicle 'RV' for property located at 1942 Dacy Loop and 2000 Dacy Loop, in Hays County. The Planning and Zoning Commission may recom- mend, and the City Council may consider, assigning any zoning district wh.ich is equivalent or more restric- tive. A public hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. A public hearing will be held by the Kyle City Council on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. i : Kyle City Hall Council Chambers 100 W Center St., Kyle, Texas Owner: Dena Campbell and Debra Shea Green Agent: Danny Green Phone: (512) 268-0299 Publication Date: August 23, 2017 Z-17-016 Public Notice Notice of Public Hearing AL~I OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT: The City of ~yle shall hold a public hearing on a request by Gene am Vicki Harris (Z-17-015) to assign original zoning to ap proximately 2.552 acres of land from Agri- culture 'AG to Retail Service District 'RS' for property located at L' 50 Dacy Loop, in Hays County, Texas. The Plannin ,~ and Zoning Commission may recommend, and the City Council may consider, assigning any zoning district which is equivalent or more restrictive A public he~ ring wiUbe held by the Planning and 'Zoning Commissiol on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:30 PAl. i A public he ring will be heldby th~.Kyl~ Cit~,~ouncil on Tuesday September 19,2017 at 7:00 P.M:. Kyle City all Council Chambers :~ :t90 W Center SIc, Kylo~TeX;S .... :!~ ,~ner; Ge e andVickiH~s ~:: ~ent: Clips Stewartl M0ody~ugi,~ring PhOne; (512) 502-8333 ' Publication Date: August 23, 2017 Z-I7-015 l ..... ......... I . PUBLIC NOTICES, 2D