Presenter: Corky Kuhlmann

Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Action
Land Acquisition - El Paso County
1673.5 Acres from the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board as an Addition to Franklin Mountains State Park
November 6, 2008

I. Executive Summary: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has been offered an acquisition of 1673.5 acres as an addition to Franklin Mountains State Park.

II. Discussion: The El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board (PSB) has offered to sell TPWD a 1673.5 acre tract of land (tract) adjacent to Franklin Mountains State Park (Park). This tract will provide a buffer between the park and pending development. This acquisition was mandated acquisition by legislation enacted by the 80th Texas Legislature (2007).

III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to acquire a 1673.5 acre tract as an addition to Franklin Mountains State Park."

Attachments - 3

  1. Exhibit A - Location Map
  2. Exhibit B - Vicinity Map
  3. Exhibit C - Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Exhibit A

Location of Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso County

Location of Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso County in relation to the State of Texas

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Corky Kuhlmann.


Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Exhibit B

Vicinity Map Franklin Mountain State Park

Location of Franklin Mountain State Park in relation the Texas/New Mexico border

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Corky Kuhlmann.


Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Exhibit C

Site Map Franklin Mountains State Park

Location of subject 200 acres and 1473.5 acres in relation to Franklin Mountains State Park

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Corky Kuhlmann.


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