Interim City Manager Aaron Rector discussed budget data June 4 with Keller City Council that included outstanding debt for parks and streets in the city.

The details

Rector’s presentation included projects such as reconstruction on Johnson Road and the roundabout on that street as well as Old Town Keller East and Elm Street. His presentation showed how money was being spent in this fiscal year for parks and streets, and how it would be allocated in future years.

Zooming in

For fiscal year 2024-25, which will be under consideration for adoption at a meeting later this year, Rector noted Tarrant County contributed an additional $1.8 million to the Elm Street project in Old Town Keller. The total for that interlocal project is $7.6 million from the county.

“We can’t thank them enough for their partnership,” he said, adding special thanks to County Judge Tim O’Hare and Precinct 3 Commissioner Gary Fickes.

The budget for FY 2024-25 also includes $1.1 million for sidewalk improvements. Future budgets show money allocated for areas such as street improvement and construction, and more sidewalk improvements.

For FY 2028-29, the city would issue $17 million in debt for improvements for three Old Town sidestreets, Rector said. The city issued $10 million in debt for projects this fiscal year.

For parks, Rector covered the same years as he did with streets, with the upcoming year showing $2.8 million allocated for Keller Sports Park road improvements. Other expenses on the FY 2024-25 horizon are the Keller Sports Park splash pad, Keller Sports Park parking lots, trail expansion and shade structures, the latter two of which are not intended for the sports park, but their project locations haven’t been determined just yet, said Rachel Reynolds, communication and public engagement manager for the city. She added that, if approved, the parks and recreation board will help make those recommendations. Trail expansion is on the fiscal year budgets in coming years.

In other city projects, Rector’s presentation showed the police station renovation for $4.5 million this year and $570,000 in the upcoming year budget.