Transportation Bond Program

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 Election Results are available via
Tarrant County Elections (weblink)

The Keller City Council plans to canvass this election's final results at a meeting Saturday, Nov. 16. 

 

The City of Keller's 2013 Transportation Bond Program, set to appear on the Nov. 5, 2013, ballot, was developed with community input and recommendations from a nine-member citizen advisory committee.
 
The advisory committee and City Council considered traffic and pedestrian safety, roads’ and intersections’ current and projected Levels of Service, and economic development in selecting projects for the Bond Program. The Program expands and renovates existing city infrastructure through new road connections, sidewalks, lighting, traffic signals and parking.

This page and its links will offer an explanation of the proposed projects, the funding and tax impact of the $8.23 million package, the voting schedule and more. We also invite you to review our Frequently Asked Questions, which provides information on a variety of issues, including city finances and debt, the history of the projects' selection and vetting, and options for alternative funding.

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State law requires that all election-related materials be posted in English with a Spanish translation.

 

Projects

This bond election includes nine roadway and intersection projects with an estimated cost of $8.1 million. Click on each project to learn more.

Roadway Projects

Intersection Projects


Financial Considerations

The total cost of the 2013 Transportation Bond Program is projected at $8.23 million with roadway and intersection projects totaling $8.1 million and bond issuance costs of $130,000.

At $8.23 million, the total bond program would add up to an additional 1.493 cents per $100 of valuation on the tax rate and bring the City of Keller tax rate to no more than $0.45712.

This equates to an annual tax increase of $40.43 — $3.36 per month — for the average Keller homeowner, with a house valued at $270,752 in 2013 (July 2013 TAD valuation).

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

Ballot

 

The 2013 Transportation Bond package is structured as a Specific Proposition with all projects to be considered as one proposition. Voters will have the option to vote "FOR" or "AGAINST" the proposition, which will appear as follows:

"The issuance of $8,230,000 tax bonds for constructing, reconstructing, improving, extending and expanding city streets and roads and intersections, as follows: Lamar Street, Pecan Street west of US 377, Olive Street west of US 377, Elm Street from south of FM 1709 to Pecan Street, Pecan Street from east of US 377 to Elm Street, Shady Grove Road from Keller-Smithfield Road to Sarah Brooks Drive/Village Trail, and Wall-Price Keller Road from US 377 to Whitley Road, and intersection improvements for such street and road projects; traffic signals and improvements at the intersection of Bear Creek Parkway and Elm Street/Whitley Road, construction of roundabout and improvements at the intersection of Keller-Smithfield Road and Johnson Road, traffic signals and improvements at the intersection of Keller-Smithfield Road and Bear Creek Parkway (north); dual left turn lanes and improvements at the intersection of FM 1709 and Rufe Snow Drive, and dual left turn lanes and improvements at the intersection of FM 1709 and Keller-Smithfield Road; including utility relocation, landscaping, sidewalks, signalization and signage, drainage, the acquisition of any necessary right-of-way, and other related costs for such projects."

Voting

 

Early Voting for this election is scheduled to run from Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Nov. 1 with the following schedule:

  • October 21-25, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • October 26, Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • October 27, Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • October 28-31, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • November 1, Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Election Day is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Click HERE for a list of Early Voting and Election Day Polling Locations.


Contact Us


For additional information about any of these projects, please contact:

City Manager Steve Polasek
817-743-4002 or spolasek@cityofkeller.com

Deputy City Manager Chris Fuller
817-743-4003 or cfuller@cityofkeller.com

Public Works Director Greg Dickens
817-743-4081 or gdickens@cityofkeller.com

To offer feedback on the bond package to members of the Keller City Council, send them an email at mayorandcouncil@cityofkeller.com


Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee

Click HERE to review the work of the Transportation Bond Program Advisory Committee, which spent five months reviewing the proposed projects before making recommendations to the City Council regarding this bond program.