Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 am, May 21, 2008

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Commissioner John D. Parker, Committee Chair
Steve Whiston, Committee Liaison

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Land and Water Plan Update
    • Sheldon Environment Learning Center, Phase II
    • Texas Game Warden Training Center
    • State Park Infrastructure Improvements
    Staff: Carter Smith
  2. Capital Programs and Capital Project Update
    • Status of FY06-07 Capital Program
    • Strategy for Design and Construction of FY08-09 Capital Program
    • Update on Current Capital Projects
      • Battleship TEXAS
      • East Texas Fish Hatchery
      • Kerr WMA Conference Center
    Staff: Steve Whiston

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Carter Smith

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Land and Water Plan Update
May 2008

I. Executive Summary: Executive Director Carter Smith 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 Carter Smith will update the Outreach and Education 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
Capital Program and Capital Projects Update
May 2008

I. Executive Summary: The Committee will be provided briefings on the FY06-07 and FY08-09 Capital Programs and updates on specific Capital Projects.

II. Discussion: The briefings will include a status update of the FY06-07 Capital Program and strategy for the design and construction of the FY08-09 Capital Program. The Capital Project Update will include reports on Battleship TEXAS, East Texas Fish Hatchery and the Kerr WMA Conference Center.


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