UIB: Utility & Infrastructure Board

On request of City Council, the board shall provide recommendations and advice to the Council on policies, projects, and other matters pertaining to the water and wastewater system, the stormwater utility system, the street/transportation system, and the solid waste collection system.

  • Seven (7) regular members and two (2) alternate members
  • Members must meet the following qualifications:
    • Be a registered voter of the city;
    • Shall have resided in the corporate limits of the city for at least one (1) year;
    • Shall continue residency in the city during the term of office;
    • May not be a city councilmember at the time of their appointment or throughout the term of their office;
    • Members serving as places 1 and 2 must be, at the time of their appointment and throughout the term of their office, members of the Planning and Zoning Commission;
    • Members serving as places 3 and 4 must be, at the time of their appointment and throughout the term of their office, members of the Parks and Recreation Board; and
    • Members serving as places 5 and 6 must be, at the time of their appointment and throughout the term of their office, members of the Kennedale Economic Development Corporation.
  • One (1) Chair and one (1) Vice-Chair, appointed annually by the City Council  in November (or as soon as practicable thereafter) by majority vote
  • Requires a quorum of four (4) members to take action

Regular Meetings

* Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the Regular Meeting schedule. Please always check the calendar for the most current information.

NameQualifying AppointmentPlaceTerm End
P&Z Commissioner Austin Degenhart
P&ZPlace 12021
P&Z Chair Martha DibellaP&ZPlace 22020
Parks Board Vice Chair Jeff NevarezParks BoardPlace 32021
Parks Board Member Kenneth MichelsParks BoardPlace 42020
EDC Board Member Darold TippeyEDCPlace 52021
EDC Board Member Andrew Schaffer
EDCPlace 62020
Jeff GregoryNo Requirement
Place 72021
Parks Board Member David Green, Alternate
No Requirement
Place 82020
EDC Board Member Johnny Trevino, AlternateNo RequirementPlace 92021

Powers and Duties

This board is advisory only and shall not have any decision-making authority. The board shall have the following duties: 

  • On request of the city council, to make studies and project plans for the city’s water and wastewater system; solid waste collection system; streets/transportation system; and stormwater utility system, including erosion controls and improvements along Village Creek tributaries and improvements to the main branch of Village Creek;
  • On request of the city council, to aid and assist the city in the procuring of financial and other aids and assistance for the city from the state and federal governments and their agencies for each and all the purposes herein enumerated;
  • On request of the city council, to act with and assist all other municipal boards, governmental agencies, regional associations and the city council in formulating proper plans for utility infrastructure development;
  • On request of the city council, to plan and recommend capital improvement projects (CIP) related to the water and wastewater utility, stormwater utility, streets and transportation, and solid waste utility;
  • On request of the city council, to recommend general rules and regulations governing use of water and wastewater utilities, stormwater utility, streets and transportation, and solid waste collection;
  • To accomplish these duties, the board may establish subcommittees as requested by the city council. Any subcommittee shall be chaired by a utility and infrastructure board member, and an unspecified number of community volunteers may be chosen by the board as working subcommittee members.”