Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 am, April 4, 2007

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Land and Water Plan Update
    Staff: Robert Cook
  2. Bond Program and Capital Projects Update
    • Briefing on total bond funds expended and progress toward program goals
    • Briefing on project identification, prioritization, and approval process
    • Update on capital projects
    Staff: Steve Whiston

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Robert L. Cook

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Land and Water Plan Update
April 4, 2007

I. Executive Summary: Executive Director Robert L. Cook will briefly update the Commission on the status of the agency's efforts to implement the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (the Plan).

II. Discussion: In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature directed that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) develop a Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Tex. Park & Wild. Code §11.104). In November 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan. A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005. The Plan is available on the TPWD web site. Executive Director Robert L. Cook will update the Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee on TPWD's recent progress in achieving the Plan's Goals and Objectives as they relate to the Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee.

The Plan consists of 8 Goals and a total of 56 Objectives. The Goals stated in the Plan are as follows:


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Steve Whiston

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Bond Program and Capital Projects Update
April 4, 2007

I. Executive Summary: The Committee will be provided an update on the General Obligation Prop. 8 Bond Program, Capital Project identification and approval process, and specific Capital Projects.

II. Discussion: The briefing will include information on total bond funds expended, number of projects completed and our success in meeting program goals. The Committee will also be briefed on the process for identifying, scoping, prioritizing and gaining approval for capital repair and construction projects. The Capital Project Update will focus on the completion of the new World Birding Center site at Brownsville, progress of development of the new Texas Game Warden Academy and status of interagency negotiations between TPWD and TxDOT to address backlog of road and parking lot repairs.


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