Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 am, November 5, 2008

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Commissioner John D. Parker, Committee Chair
Scott Boruff, Committee Liaison

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
    • Regional Project Packages
    • Perry R. Bass Marine Research Station Improvements
    Staff: Carter Smith
  2. Update on the Status of the TPWD Capital Program and Capital Projects
    • Status Update of FY08/09 Capital Program
    • Update on Capital Projects
      • East Texas Fish Hatchery
      • Texas Game Warden Academy
      • Port O'Connor Headquarters Building
      • Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center Observation Tower
      • Battleship TEXAS
    Staff: Scott Stover

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenters: Carter Smith

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
November 5, 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
Presenters: Scott Stover

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Update on the Status of the TPWD Capital Program and Capital Projects
November 5, 2008

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

II. Discussion: The briefings will include a status update on the FY08-09 Capital Program. The Capital Project Update will include reports on the East Texas Fish Hatchery, Texas Game Warden Academy Training Center, Port O'Connor Headquarters Building, Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center Observation Tower, and the Battleship TEXAS.


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