Presenter: Tim Hogsett

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Action
Indoor Recreation Grants
January 2001

I. DISCUSSION: The Texas Recreation and Parks Account Program (TRPA) is a dedication of a portion of the state sales tax on sporting goods, effective September 1, 1993. This program provides matching fund assistance to local governments for outdoor and indoor recreation.

TRPA funds available include $3,325,000 from Fiscal Year 2001 revenue.

This review includes applications from 14 sponsors, requesting $7,088,375 in matching funds for all applications submitted by July 31, 2000. Projects have been analyzed by staff and are 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: Staff recommends the Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"Funding for projects listed in Exhibit A in the amount of $3,325,000.00 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
  3. Exhibit C - Fiscal Note (Available upon request)

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Exhibit A

Indoor Priority Listing
Indoor Recreation Funding Requests
(Descending Order of Priority)
(A = Acquisition, D = Development)

Item No. SCORE APPLICANT AND PROJECT TYPE REQUESTED RECOMMENDED CUMULATIVE
1 93 LCRA Westcave Environmental Learning Center D $750,000.00 $750,000.00 $750,000.00
2 84 Presidio Recreation Center A&D $600,000.00 $600,000.00 $1,350,000.00
3 81 Haltom City Recreation Center D $750,000.00 $750,000.00 $2,100,000.00
4 81 Mission Armory Park Recreation Center D $530,000.00 $530,000.00 $2,630,000.00
5 76 Mills County Priddy Gym & Recreation Center D $600,000.00 $600,000.00 $3,230,000.00
6 75 Watauga Indian Springs Community Center D $500,000.00 $95,000.00 $3,325,000.00
7 74 Temple Racquet Club Community Center A&D $500,000.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
8 70 The Colony Community Center D $750,000.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
9 56 Edinburg World Birding Center D $500,000.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
10 52 Fern Bluff MUD Community Center A&D $432,000.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
11 52 Travis County S.E. Metro Park Community Center D $154,000.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
12 51 Cass County Kildare Community Center A&D $111,500.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
13 49 Quitaque Caprock Trails Community Center D $160,875.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
14 33 Conroe Swim Center D $750,000.00 $0.00 $3,325,000.00
    TOTAL:   $7,088,375.00 $3,325,000.00  

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Exhibit A

Discussion of Individual Project Proposals

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