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Bond election coming in November

by | Aug 12, 2021 | Latest

The Wylie City Council on Tuesday approved calling a bond election for city improvements. The election will be Nov. 2.

The $50.1 million bond will feature $35.1 million for road improvements on McMillen Drive, Park Boulevard and Ballard/Sachse Road, including sidewalks and storm drainage facilities and improvements, utility relocations and acquisition of any needed land and right of way; $10 million for streets, thoroughfares, alleys and sidewalks, including necessary and related storm drainage facilities and improvements, utility relocations and the acquisition of any needed land and rights-of-way; and $5 million for various improvements to the downtown historic district.

The Citizens Bond Advisory Committee met earlier this year and gave its recommendations to council of a  bond amounting to $78.7 million. City Manager Chris Holsted told the committee at its last meeting in the spring that the council was comfortable with a bond around $51 million.

Also at the meeting, during a work session, the council had a discussion with Brandy Perryman, senior vice president and chief operating officer with YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, about a city-YMCA partnership. The council also held work sessions on Wylie Police Department recruiting, hiring, retention and attrition data and the direction/operation of Wylie Fire-Rescue’s emergency medical services.  

By Don Munsch [email protected]

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