TYLER – Tyler Mayor Martin Hines has pledged continued improvements for the city’s infrastructure. The pledge came this week during the mayor’s annual State of the City Luncheon. Currently underway is over $4 million dollars in improvements to the Golden Road Water Treatment Plant. And, over the next ten years, the city anticipates spending over $97 million on 100 projects to improve water and wastewater systems. And they feel over two-thirds of those improvements will be paid for in cash. Also planned are improvements for city streets and drainage.
Mayor Heines said that this year the city has put forth plans outlining the next twenty years of projects for the City. “City Staff has rolled out a new website called TylerPublicWorks.com where you can track project plans and work with real-time data. Everything from water, wastewater, streets, drainage, historic preservation- even the Rose Garden complex” and the Harvey Convention Center is part of a master plan that leverages current resources to meet future needs. The mayor reminded those in attendance that much of what was identified in the plan is still many years away.
The mayor reminded the audience that the city is a lean organization. But even in challenging times they keep moving forward. Mayor Heines added, “We rely heavily on the private sector to partner with us and invest in our community. We have no general obligation debt, operating a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model that emphasizes strong financial transparency and management.”
Looking into his crystal ball, the mayor said, “We are an exceptional city and I am excited to see what our future holds.”