Presenters: Corky Kuhlmann

Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Action
Right-of-Way and Drainage Easement - Hays County
Stokes Island Park
January 28, 2010

I. Executive Summary: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff has a request for a right-of-way (ROW) and drainage easement through a portion of Stokes Island Park.

II. Discussion: Stokes Island Park also known as Thompson's Island is a 5.576 acre tract of land located within the city limits of San Marcos and is directly across the San Marcos River from the A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery. The Island is formed by the San Marcos River and an early 1900s mill race. The island property was donated to Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1993 and used briefly as a state park before being transferred to the Inland Fisheries Division as a buffer for the fish hatchery which draws its water from an intake system located in the San Marcos River. Stokes Island Park is now maintained by the City of San Marcos by an informal agreement.

Just west of the island property on Cape Road there is a bridge across the San Marcos River which has been deemed unsafe by the Texas Department of Transportation and slated to be rebuilt. TPWD has a request from the City of San Marcos for a right-of-way and drainage easement to accommodate the rebuilding of this bridge and ROW easement for the use of Cape Road through the TPWD 5.576 acre tract. The total size of the easement area is approximately 1.3 acres.

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 deed a Drainage and Right-of-Way Easement to the City of San Marcos on and across Stokes Island 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 Map
Hays County

Location of Hays 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
Stokes Island Park

Vicinity of John J. Stokes San Marcos River

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


Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Exhibit C

Site Map
Stokes Island

Location of proposed easements in relation to Stokes Island Park and State Fish Hatchery

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


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