Most of those who attended a public hearing about the Rosewood Drive extension project at City Hall on Thursday evening support Killeen’s plan.
The Killeen City Council discussed an interlocal agreement with the city of Harker Heights to expand the Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail to Purser Park in Heights at its workshop Tuesday.
The Killeen City Council will not meet Tuesday as four council members and the mayor will be at the annual Association of the United States Army Expo in Washington, D.C., today to Wednesday.
The Killeen City Council discussed a conditional settlement behind closed doors Tuesday in a federal lawsuit filed against the city and zoning board of adjustment in June alleging free speech infringement.
A conditional lawsuit settlement that needs to go before the Killeen City Council for approval will be considered Tuesday at a workshop meeting.
The Killeen City Council performed a personnel review of City Manager Ron Olson in closed session Tuesday.
The Killeen City Council will vote on the purchase of six vehicles for the water and sewer department at a cost of $526,820 during its regular meeting today at City Hall.
The Killeen City Council will perform a quarterly performance assessment of City Manager Ron Olson during an executive session following a regular meeting Tuesday.
Better pay for Killeen’s employees. That was the intent was behind salary hikes in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, based on a consultant’s study that showed public safety employees, such as police and firefighters, were paid below market, and that 70 percent of overall city employees weren’t ade…
In pothole-riddled north Killeen, the city’s 2018 budget passed Tuesday was noticeably slim in one area — street maintenance — and help might not be on the way.
Six unanimous votes — one approved budget.
Four companies secure the majority of city/owner development agreements, and the city has never reviewed developers’ books for construction estimates, despite having the authority to do so. Two of Killeen’s agreements with developers were paid from the city’s operations fund.
Just because the management audit of Killeen city finances is over doesn’t mean everyone packs up and goes home — accountability is next and ongoing.
Killeen residents paid their water and sewer bills each month. They paid their trash bills and drainage fees, too.
Capital Outlays (fiscal years 2006–2016):
The city of Killeen earned two national awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for its financial reporting in 2016, according to a city news release.
A platoon of speakers opposing proposed cuts to the Killeen Animal Services division addressed the Killeen City Council on Tuesday during the final public hearing before the council is scheduled to approve its 2018 budget next week.
The Killeen City Council killed a controversial request to clear the way for a special-needs therapy center abutting a residential neighborhood after an emotional and lengthy public hearing Tuesday.
Killeen residents will have one last chance to bring concerns about the city’s proposed 2018 budget and preliminary property tax rate before the City Council at its regular meeting today at City Hall.
The city spent more money than it made for nearly a decade, and during a period of rapid growth that saw its population nearly double, those at the wheel didn’t seem to be paying attention.
Nearly a week removed from an audit presentation that revealed more than a decade’s worth of weakness in the city of Killeen’s financial management, City Manager Ron Olson intends to use the results to chart a financially sound path for his administration.
Some of the most significant findings from the city of Killeen’s management audit report presented at a City Council workshop Tuesday were in the city’s capital outlay policies, which the report found were in significant disarray.
Killeen had a whopping $252.9 million in debt by Sept. 30, 2016, with more than a fourth — 26 cents — of every property tax dollar, going to pay debt service in that fiscal year.
Riding a wave of resident concern over the planned arrival of an MGC Pure Chemicals America plant in Killeen, Councilman Steve Harris is calling for a community forum for city officials to field questions from the public.
The external auditors examining problem years in Killeen’s financial records say they found no instances of fraud or abuse.
The Killeen City Council held its first public hearing on its proposed property tax rate Tuesday and received the same turnout as its budget public hearing Aug. 22: Two residents — one with city ties.
The Killeen City Council discussed a controversial request to allow business space on rural land abutting a residential neighborhood at the intersection of Watercrest and Cody Poe roads at its workshop Tuesday.
Killeen residents and council members are expecting results Tuesday when the findings of a special investigative audit of city finances are revealed.
The big day to reveal findings of a long-sought special investigation of Killeen city finances is Tuesday, and it’s down to the wire.
It was a quiet afternoon at the Killeen City Council’s first public hearing on the 2018 annual budget Tuesday with only two residents taking the podium — a far cry from the council’s well-attended hearings only a year ago.
The Killeen City Council will vote to set the city’s preliminary property tax rate of 74.98 cents per $100 of taxable value assessed at its regular meeting today — the same as last fiscal year’s rate.
The Killeen City Council will hold its first public hearing on the fiscal year 2018 city budget at its regular meeting Tuesday.
An independent public accounting firm’s investigation of Killeen finances are nearly complete and were presented to three groups: city administrators, audit committee members and audit subcommittee members.
After roughly 15 hours of budget workshops in the past three weeks, the Killeen City Council will get its first formal feedback from residents Tuesday on City Manager Ron Olson’s stripped-down 2018 city spending plan.
Killeen City Council members shared sharp words Tuesday during a discussion on a proposed moratorium for residential construction sponsored by Councilman Steve Harris.
A certified accountant, an independent director and a few lawyers, among others, will now play a role in the Vive Les Arts Theatre’s future.
The Killeen City Council will discuss the struggling Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport today as part of a city presentation on the 2018 annual budget at its workshop session.
The Killeen City Council will receive part three of the city’s 2018 proposed budget presentation at its workshop Tuesday, with a focus on the city’s struggling aviation department.
Part of the stated mission of the city of Killeen is to provide services and facilities that improve the quality of life of residents. That mission could be in jeopardy if proposed budget cuts to the community services department — the city’s overhauled parks and recreation department — are …
Killeen residents are hoping to get answers to tough questions about the city’s money problems when the special audit results are revealed Aug. 29, more than a year after the City Council and public were blindsided by a towering shortfall in city finances.
The Killeen City Council discussed proposed cuts to the 2018 city police and fire department budgets during a special workshop Tuesday as part of the council’s lead-up to approving the final budget in September.
It’s no secret the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is facing challenges — from revenue to passengers to infrastructure — but even after funneling more than $700,000 to marketing it over the past three years, the bleeding hasn’t stopped.
After a long year for Killeen officials, city staff presented a balanced annual budget before the Killeen City Council on Tuesday — a victory after a preliminary $8 million shortfall in 2016 cast doubt on the city’s ability to effectively manage public money.
What a difference a year can make.
On Nov. 7, 2016, the city opened bids from prospective auditors.
The Killeen City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to approve a $338,400 contract with Freese & Nichols to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan at its regular meeting.
The Killeen City Council will vote on hiring a contractor to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan and will consider a separate measure to bring city sewer lines to 101 homes in the Tucker Subdivision and rehabilitate other pipes.
The Killeen City Council will vote on a $338,400 contract with Freese & Nichols to develop the 2017 Water and Wastewater Master Plan.
As the public awaits results of a special audit of Killeen finances, questions remain about whether auditors are seeking important documents. If auditors are looking, can they find documents stored all over town?
The Killeen City Council reached a consensus to draft a new ground transportation and taxi ordinance stripping away many city regulations on permitting, fees and possibly inspections at its workshop Tuesday.
The Killeen City Council voted 6-1 last week to give the audit firm investigating city finances more time to finish its work, but in doing so, delayed public results by about a month.