Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Action
Local Park Funding
January 1999

I. Discussion: Local Park Grants: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) was authorized in 1993 to assist local political subdivisions of the state in providing basic public recreation facilities. TRPA revenue is generated from a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods.

TRPA funds available include $13,200,000.00 from Fiscal Year 1999 revenue.

This review includes applications from 38 sponsors, requesting $12,712,676 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 1998. Based on site visits and analyses, the projects have been ranked in descending order of priority. Exhibit A contains the priority listing with funds requested by the sponsors and funds recommended by staff. Exhibit B contains a discussion of individual, eligible project proposals.

II. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $6,486,400.00 is approved, as described for individual projects in Exhibit B."

Attachments - 3

Exhibit A - Priority Listing
Exhibit B - Discussion of Individual Project Proposals
Exhibit C - Fiscal Note (Exhibits B and C - Available upon request)


Commission Agenda Item No. 2
Exhibit A

Priority Listing
Local Park Funding Requests
(Descending Order of Priority)
(A = Acquisition, D = Development)
(*Resubmitted Request)

Item No. SCORE APPLICANT AND PROJECT TYPE REQUESTED RECOMMENDED CUMULATIVE
1 109 Heath Towne Center Park A/D $467,250.00 $467,250.00 $467,250.00
2 109 Savoy City Park* A/D $104,360.00 $104,360.00 $571,610.00
3 104 Giddings Simmang Park A/D $249,426.00 $249,426.00 $821,036.00
4 100 Baytown Nature Center A/D $402,200.00 $402,200.00 $1,223,236.00
5 99 Brownsville Dean Porter Park D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $1,723,236.00
6 92 Balmorhea Community Park A/D $63,000.00 $63,000.00 $1,786,236.00
7 90 Bryan Austin's Colony Park D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $2,286,236.00
8 89 Coppell Andrew Brown Park IV* D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $2,786,236.00
9 85 Richardson North Star Park A/D $335,588.00 $335,588.00 $3,121,824.00
10 85 Spring Creek Utility District Fox Springs Park* A/D $455,000.00 $455,000.00 $3,576,824.00
11 83 Huntsville Eastham-Thomason Park II A/D $325,623.00 $325,623.00 $3,902,447.00
12 83 Lindale Faulkner Park* D $344,000.00 $344,000.00 $4,246,447.00
13 81 Alvarado Old Town Neighborhood Park* A/D $63,161.00 $63,161.00 $4,309,608.00
14 80 Buffalo Municipal Park A/D $408,900.00 $408,900.00 $4,718,508.00
15 80 Keene Community Park* D $212,500.00 $212,500.00 $4,931,008.00
16 77 Spearman Windmill Park D $427,250.00 $427,250.00 $5,358,258.00
17 77 Waskom City Park* A/D $128,142.00 $128,142.00 $5,486,400.00
18 76 Hubbard City Lake Park* D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $5,986,400.00
19 75 Travis County Northeast Metropolitan Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $6,486,400.00
20 72 Texarkana Bringle Lake Regional Park D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
21 69 Redwater Community Park A/D $325,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
22 68 Sienna Plantation MUD No. 2 Greenbelt A/D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
23 67 Frisco Warren Sports Complex* D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
24 62 Aransas Pass Swimming Pool Complex D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
25 61 Mildred M.E.N. Community Park A/D $217,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
26 60 Grand Prairie Fish Creek Linear Park A/D $450,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
27 59 Lockhart Sports Field Complex A/D $207,500.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
28 59 Van Alstyne Forrest Moore Park A/D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
29 56 Colleyville Kimzey Park A/D $300,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
30 54 Jonestown Jones Brothers Park A/D $94,480.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
31 52 Melvin Community Park & Brady Creek Park D $62,270.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
32 51 Melissa City Park A/D $497,910.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
33 47 Hereford Baseball/Softball Park A/D $287,300.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
34 46 San Saba Mill Pond Park II D $62,500.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
35 40 Lake Dallas City Park D $250,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
36 34 Wells Branch MUD Wells Branch Park III D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
37 30 Sanger Railroad Park D $325,000.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
38 27 Collin County Sister Grove Park D $147,316.00 $0.00 $6,486,400.00
    TOTAL:   $12,712,676.00 $6,486,400.00  

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