Finance Committee

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
9:00 a.m.

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

Commissioner Antonio Falcon, M.D., Committee Chair
Gene McCarty, Committee Liaison

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

  1. Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
    Staff:  Carter Smith
  2. Financial Overview
    • FY 2011 Financial Update
    • FY 2012 Operating and Capital Budget and Approval of the Capital and Conservation Account Funding Projects (Action Item No. 2)
    • Budget and Investment Policy Resolutions (Action Item No. 2)
    • Approval of State Park List for Performance Measures (Action Item No. 2)
    Staff:  Mike Jensen
  3. FY2012-2013 General Obligation Bond Program (Action Item No. 4) New Bond Proceeds Repair and Replacement of Statewide Facilities Resolution
    Staff:  Rich McMonagle

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter:  Carter Smith

Finance Committee
Update on TPWD Progress in Implementing the
TPWD Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan
August 24, 2011

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 2002, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (the Commission) adopted the first Plan.  A revised Plan was adopted by the Commission in January 2005.  In November 2009, the Commission approved a new Plan effective January 1, 2010.  The 2010 Plan is available on the TPWD web site.  Executive Director Carter Smith will update the Finance Committee on TPWD’s recent progress in achieving the Plan’s goals, objectives and deliverables as they relate to the Finance Committee.

The Plan consists of the following four goals:

  1. Practice, Encourage and Enable Science-based Stewardship of Natural and Cultural Resources
  2. Increase Access To and Participation In the Outdoors
  3. Educate, Inform and Engage Texas Citizens in Support of Conservation and Recreation
  4. Employ Efficient, Sustainable and Sound Business Practices

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter:  Michael J. Jensen

Finance Committee
Financial Overview
August 24, 2011

I.              Executive Summary:  Staff will present a financial overview of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

II.            Discussion:

  • Staff will update the Commission on revenue collected by TPWD for FY 2011, including State Parks receipts, boat titling and registration revenue and license sales revenue including the number of licenses sold
  • Staff will review the revenue collected by fund (Game Fish and Water Safety Fund, State Park Fund, Local Park Fund and Other)
  • Staff will compare the FY 2011 budget to FY 2011 expenditures and summarize recent budget adjustments
  • Staff will propose the FY 2012 operating and capital budget
  • Staff will discuss the agency’s budget and investment policy resolutions
  • Staff will present a list of State Parks (that will be used for LBB performance measure purposes) for Commission approval









































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