Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Action
Local Park Funding
August 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 $371,939.00 from Fiscal Year 1999 revenue and $6,456,219.00 from anticipated Fiscal Year 2000 revenue.

This review includes applications from 33 sponsors, requesting $12,846,079.00 in matching funds for all applications submitted by January 31, 1999. 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 $6,828,158.00 is approved, as described for individual projects in Exhibit B."

Attachments - 3

1. Exhibit A – Priority Listing
2. Exhibit B – Discussion of Individual Project Proposals (Available upon request)
3. Exhibit C – Fiscal Note (Available upon request)


Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Exhibit A

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

Item No. SCORE APPLICANT AND PROJECT TYPE REQUESTED RECOMMENDED CUMULATIVE
1 125 ROCKPORT Community Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $500,000.00
2 112 MATAGORDA COUNTY Birding Nature Center A/D $369,309.00 $369,309.00 $869,309.00
3 109 CORINTH Community Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $1,369,309.00
4 105 ARLINGTON California Lane Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $1,869,309.00
5 90 RICHARDSON Galatyn/Spring Creek Linear Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $2,369,309.00
6 85 COLLEYVILLE Kimzey Park* A/D $300,000.00 $300,000.00 $2,669,309.00
7 84 FRIO COUNTY Camino Real Regional Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $3,169,309.00
8 82 JACKSONVILLE Nichols Green II A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $3,669,309.00
9 82 SCHULENBURG Wolters Park II A/D $474,692.00 $474,692.00 $4,144,001.00
10 81 ALTON Memorial Park A/D $468,657.00 $468,657.00 $4,612,658.00
11 80 ANSON City Park A/D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $5,112,658.00
12 79 TEXARKANA Bringle Lake Regional Park* D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $5,612,658.00
13 78 LOCKHART Sports Field Complex* A/D $215,500.00 $215,500.00 $5,828,158.00
14 78 TRAVIS COUNTY Mansfield Dam Park D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $6,328,158.00
15 77 KAUFMAN Community Park D $500,000.00 $500,000.00 $6,828,158.00
16 76 REDWATER Community Park* A/D $320,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
17 75 VAN ALSTYNE Forrest Moore Park* A/D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
18 72 SIENNA PLANTATION MUD NO. 2 Greenbelt* A/D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
19 68 GRAND PRAIRIE Fish Creek Linear Park* A/D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
20 67 LAMAR COUNTY Powderly Community Park D $27,700.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
21 67 ZAVALA COUNTY Crystal City Recreational Improvements* D $490,108.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
22 61 MILDRED M.E.N. Community Park* A/D $217,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
23 60 CALDWELL Davidson Creek Park A/D $271,100.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
24 58 HEMPSTEAD City Park II D $121,325.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
25 56 DECATUR City Park A/D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
26 56 SUNDOWN Sunset Park II D $264,221.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
27 53 WELLS BRANCH MUD Parks* D $499,447.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
28 47 FORT WORTH Southwest Community Park Athletic Complex D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
29 46 MONTGOMERY COUNTY West Montgomery Park II D $250,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
30 42 CONROE Carl Barton, Jr. Park II D $500,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
31 36 SANGER Railroad Park* D $325,000.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
32 28 LINDEN City Park D $78,400.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
33 23 JACKSBORO Eastburn Plaza D $153,620.00 $0.00 $6,828,158.00
    TOTAL   $12,846,079.00 $6,828,158.00  

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