Kyle taking steps to annex Anthem development

Weeks after the city of Buda announced its controversial contract with Electro Purification expired, the city of Kyle is making moves to supply water to another of the company’s prospective customers. Anthem, a master-planned community northwest of Kyle and in Mountain City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, had agreed to buy water EP planned to pump from the Middle Trinity Aquifer in central Hays County. But the city of Kyle could provide water to the 1,700-home development instead after Kyle City Council approved an agreement to bring private land in Dripping Springs’ territory into Kyle’s ETJ, unincorporated land the city reserves the right to annex. Kyle City Council voted 6-0 to approve an agreement to bring the tract of unincorporated Dripping Springs land into Kyle’s ETJ on Nov. 17. Dripping Springs will now consider whether to approve the request in the form of letters from both the city of Kyle and the Dahlstrom family, landowners whose ranch spans 2,254 acres in the Onion Creek watershed west of Buda. The Dahlstrom Ranch is partially in Buda, Austin and Dripping Springs territory. The Anthem property is not entirely contiguous with Kyle’s territory, a requirement before Kyle can extend its municipal water system to Anthem. […]

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