TYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT:
EMPLOYEES (1.85 PER 1,000 RESIDENTS)
IN 2012, THERE WERE:
PART 1 CRIMES (HOMICIDE, RAPE, ROBBERY, ETC.)
PERCENT ARE IN 10+ UNIT BUILDINGS
THREE POLICE STATIONS SERVE THE CITY:
TYLER FIRE DEPARTMENT:
ACROSS TEN FIRE STATIONS AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
In 2012, the Tyler Fire Department responded to:
- 3,571 fire calls
- 5,878 emergency medical services calls
WATER AND SEWER FACILITIES AND SERVICE:
- The Tyler Water Utility supplies water and sewer services to most of the area within the current city limits.
- The utility is an enterprise fund that pays for operations, maintenance, and approximately $4 to $6 million in annual capital improvements from fees and service payments.
- Drinking water supplied by Lake Tyler, Lake Tyler East, and Lake Palestine.
SOLID WASTE FACILITIES AND SERVICES:
THE RESIDENTIAL DEPARTMENT'S 18 SEMI-AUTOMATED TRUCKS OPERATE 36 ROUTES SERVING APPROXIMATELY 27,917 HOUSEHOLDS
THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT'S 5 FRONTLOAD TRUCKS OPERATING 5 TRASH ROUTES SERVE APPROXIMATELY 1,825 CUSTOMERS
THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS 5 COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) RESIDENTIAL TRUCKS AND 1 CNG LIGHT DUTY TRUCK
THE RECYCLE CENTER SERVES CITIZENS OF TYLER AND SURROUNDING AREAS
GREENWOOD FARMS LANDFILL HAS
YEARS OF CAPACITY BASED ON CURRENT GROWTH RATE
TYLER PUBLIC LIBRARY
- 50,000 square foot building at 201 South College Avenue.
- Circulation of over 222,000 items including books, videos/DVDs, magazines, newspapers, music, and special collections on genealogy and local and regional history.
MUNICIPAL ROSE GARDEN, ROSE CENTER, AND HARVEY CONVENTION CENTER COMPLEX
- Rose Garden:
- Largest municipal-owned rose garden in the United States (14 acres).
- Contains over 20,000 roses representing more than 300 species.
- The Harvey Hall Convention Center includes 30,000 square feet of meeting rooms and activity space.
- The Rose Garden Center includes 10,000 square feet of meeting rooms and activity space.
- Complex includes the CHRISTUS Rose Stadium owned by TISD as well as the East Texas State Fair Grounds
wHAT DOES IT MEAN?
- Tyler residents generally are pleased with municipal services.
- The water/sewer utility and the solid waste department operate as enterprise funds.
- A stormwater utility has been initiated with plans to comply with implementation of EPA Phase II Stormwater Regulations.
- The City has planned ahead to assure its drinking water supply for many decades to come.
- The City has planned ahead to assure landfill space for over 100 years at current rates of usage.
- The City is working to address code enforcement concerns with additional resources.