Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 am, November 7, 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 Project Update
    • Briefing on new General Obligation Bond Program for FY 2008-09
    • Update on Capital Projects
      • Texas Game Warden Academy
      • Caprock Canyons Visitor Center
    Staff: Steve Whiston

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

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Land and Water Plan Update
November 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 Project Update
November 2007

I. Executive Summary: The Committee will be provided a briefing on the new General Obligation Bond Program for Fiscal Year 2008-09 and an update on specific Captial Projects.

II. Discussion: The briefing will include a program overview and expenditure goals for the new General Obligation Bond Program for FY2008-09. The Capital Project Update will focus on the progress of development of the new Texas Game Warden Academy and on completion of the new Caprock Canyons Visitor Center.


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