Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Presenter:  Rich McMonagle

Action
FY 2012-2013 General Obligation Bond Program
New Bond Proceeds
Repair and Replacement of Statewide Facilities Resolution
August 25, 2011

I.              Executive Summary:  In June 2011, the 82nd Legislature authorized the issuance of and debt service for $32,350,000 in general obligation bonds for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for repair and replacement of statewide facilities.

II.            Discussion:  For the issuance of the $32,350,000 of General Obligation bonds authorized by the 82nd Legislature, a resolution authorizing a request for financing and the execution of financing documents is required to be submitted by TPWD to the Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA).

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

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopts by resolution in Exhibit A, A Resolution Authorizing a Request for Financing for Repair and Replacement of Statewide Facilities and the Execution and Delivery of Documents Required to Effect Such Financing, for the projects listed in Exhibit B."

Attachments — 2

  1. Exhibit A — A Resolution Authorizing a Request for Financing for Repair and Replacement of Statewide Facilities and the Execution and Delivery of Documents Required to Effect Such Financing
  2. Exhibit B – FY 2012-2013 Proposed Projects

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Exhibit A

A Resolution Authorizing a Request for Financing
for Repair and Replacement of Statewide Facilities
and the Execution and Delivery of Documents
Required to Effect Such Financing

Whereas, the Texas Public Finance Authority (the “Authority”) is authorized to issue general obligation bonds to finance the cost of certain projects for the use and benefit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (“Agency”) pursuant to Article III, Section 50g, Texas Constitution; Chapter 1232, Texas Government Code; Article IX, Sec. 18.01, Appropriations of Proposition 4 General Obligation Bond Proceeds, pg ix-70, House Bill 1 (General Appropriations Act), 82nd Texas Legislature, R.S. (2011) (collectively, the “Authorizing Law”).

Whereas, the Agency desires and intends to request the Authority to finance the cost of the projects as permitted by the Authorizing Law; and

Whereas, the Agency recognizes that in order to finance the cost of the projects, the Authority may issue short-term obligations, general obligation bonds, either or both (“Obligations”) in an aggregate principal amount sufficient to finance project costs in the estimated amount of $32,350,000 plus the costs of issuance and related administrative costs, if any, which will be determined at the time of issuance; and

Whereas, pursuant to Article IX, Sec. 18.01, Appropriations of Proposition 4 General Obligation Bond Proceeds, pg ix-70 of House Bill 1 (2011), projects funded with bond proceeds are subject to approval of the Legislative Budget Board;

Whereas, the form of a Request for Financing, dated as of August 25, 2011, (the “Request for Financing”), from the Agency to the Authority, which includes a detailed description of the projects to be financed for the Agency (“Projects” herein) and a proposed expenditure schedule, is presently before the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission that:

Section 1.  The purpose of the financing is to provide funds sufficient to complete the Projects, and the financing thereof is appropriate at this time.  Accordingly, the execution and delivery of the Request for Financing to the Authority pursuant to the Authorizing Law is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

Section 2.  The Executive Director of the Agency is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to:

a.   sign and deliver any and all documents necessary or desirable to effect the financing and provide the projects, which documents may include but not be limited to a Memorandum of Understanding and a Financing Agreement between the Agency and the Authority;

b.   cooperate with the Authority and its consultants to prepare an Official Statement in connection with the sale of the Obligations;

c.   and to take any other action necessary to assist in such sale.

Section 3.  All actions not inconsistent with provisions of this Resolution heretofore taken by the Agency, its officers, employees, agents or consultants, directed toward the financing of the Projects and the issuance of the Obligations, is hereby ratified, approved and confirmed.

Section 4.  The officers and employees of the Agency shall take all action in conformity with the Authorizing Law to effect the issuance of the Obligations and complete the Projects as provided in the Agreement and to take all action necessary or desirable or in conformity with the Authorizing Law for carrying out, giving effect to, and consummating the transactions contemplated by the Memorandum of Understanding, the Agreement, the Obligations, and the Request for Financing, including without limitation, the execution and delivery of any closing documents in connection with the closing of the Obligations.

Section 5.  The proposed Projects will be submitted to the Legislative Budget Board for its approval.

Section 6.  This Resolution was adopted at a meeting open to the public, and public notice of the time, place and purpose of said meeting was given, all as required by Ch. 551, Texas Government Code.

In official recognition of the adoption of this resolution in a lawfully called public meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, we hereby affix our signatures this 25th day of August 2011.

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Peter M. Holt, Chairman

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T. Dan Friedkin, Vice-Chairman

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Ralph H. Duggins, Member

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Antonio Falcon, M.D., Member

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Karen J. Hixon, Member

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Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Member

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Margaret Martin, Member

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S. Reed Morian, Member

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Dick Scott, Member

Commission Agenda Item No. 4
Exhibit B

FY 2012-2013 Proposed Projects
Location Project Title Project Summary Estimated Project Budget ($)
Galveston Island SP Beach Camp Loops Replacements Replace camp loops, to include roads, parking, full utilities, and restrooms, all of which were demolished by Hurricane Ike. New camp loops will conform to new master plan for the park. 3,235,000
Cedar Hill SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade utilities at the Shady Ridge Camp Loop to include upgrading 30 amp to 50 amp service and adding sewer hookups. 1,700,000
Cedar Hill SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade utilities at the Coyote Crossing Camp Loop to include upgrading from 30 amp to 50 amp service and adding sewer hookups. 1,600,000
Cedar Hill SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade utilities at the Hog Hollow Camp Loop to include upgrading 30 amp to 50 amp service and adding sewer hookups. 1,100,000
Goliad SHS Granary Walls and Ceiling Repairs Repair interior plaster and re-paint granary and mission buildings, add interpretive exhibit for original features of structure, and repaint original sacristy walls. 250,000
Lockhart SP Recreation Hall Renovation Repair and preserve the deteriorating CCC Recreation Hall, to include structural repairs to the roof, siding, flooring and cabinets. 790,000
Longhorn Cavern SP Visitor Center Replacement Demolish existing, mold-infested structure, which also contains asbestos, and replace with a new Visitor Center to include site and park entrance improvements. Cost to repair existing building exceeds the replacement value. 3,700,000
Austin HQ Warehouse Mothers’ Lactation Room Construction Renovate and provide utilities and ventilation to an existing room in Building D at the TPWD Austin Headquarters Complex, in order to provide a private area for mothers’ lactation needs, and to meet federal health requirements. 56,000
Caddo Lake SP Water Source Replacement Replace park's deteriorating well in order to provide a reliable potable water source. 830,000
Enchanted Rock SNA Composting Toilet Unit Replacements Replace four (4) deteriorating composting toilet units with upgraded units in remote regions of the site. 330,000
Palo Duro Canyon SP Amphitheater Comfort Stations Replacement Replace two (2) deteriorating, 15-stall comfort stations with new ADA-compliant comfort stations and a new septic system to comply with TCEQ standards. 1,400,000
Falcon SP Water Storage Tank Replacement Replace one (1) deteriorating 55,000 gallon water storage tank with two (2) new 30,000 gallon tanks in order to meet TCEQ regulations. 260,000
Brazos Bend SP Utility Upgrades - Phase 1 Upgrade the utilities in the Burr Oak Loop to include upgrading 30 amp to 50 amp service. 830,000
Fort Parker SP Group Barracks Complex Refurbishments Refurbish the deteriorating Dining Hall, Recreation Hall, staff building, restroom, and sleeping quarters, in addition to replacing utility systems and making site improvements in the Group Barracks Area. 380,000
Falcon SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade utilities at twelve (12) screened shelters to include upgrading 15 amp to 50 amp electrical service. 180,000
Gus Engeling WMA Pole Barn Replacement Replace deteriorating pole barn buildings with a metal pole barn which includes electrical service and lighting for equipment storage. 180,000
Palo Duro Canyon SP Cabin Wastewater Service Repairs Repair damaged wastewater line in order to prevent further damage. Install associated lift stations from the three (3) rim cabins to existing septic system and tank. 130,000
Balmorhea SP Swimming Area ADA Access ADA modifications to the swimming and parking areas at the "Spring Fed Swimming Area", with minimum impact to the historic nature of the CCC facility. 120,000
Hill County SNA Well Replacement Replace the existing shallow well at the Group Lodge facility with a new well and add a water treatment system and tank. 190,000
Caddo Lake SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade the utilities in the Armadillo Run Camp Area to include upgrading from 30 amp to 50 amp service. 340,000
Lake Somerville SP - Birch Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Replace the deteriorating wastewater plant with a new plant which will be a facultative lagoon and constructed wetlands. 1,500,000
Lake Brownwood SP Sewer Treatment Plant Replacement Replace the sewer treatment plant with one that has the capacity to service the campsites, four (4) restrooms, dump stations, manager's residence, and park headquarters. 1,600,000
Big Bend Ranch SP Public Water System Replacement Replace the existing public water supply and relocate the new well system. 200,000
Alazan Bayou WMA Fuel Storage Station Replacement Remove existing fuel tank and provide a new covered bulk fueling station to service the needs at the wildlife management area and to comply with TCEQ regulations. 310,000
Cedar Hill SP Comfort Station ADA Renovation Modify and renovate Day Use Area comfort station at the Perch Pond location to meet ADA requirements. 84,000
Brazos Bend SP Utility Upgrades - Phase 2 Upgrade utilities in the Red Buckeye and Shelter Loops to include upgrading 30 amp to 50 amp service. 960,000
Goose Island SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade utilities in forty-four (44) sites at the Wooded Area Camp Loop to include upgrading from 30 amp to 50 amp service. 310,000
Garner SP Pavilion Floor Repairs Repair and restore the damaged historic CCC Garner Pavilion outdoor floor and upgrade lighting. 230,000
Garner SP Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Replace the deteriorating wastewater treatment plant. 3,700,000
Lake Brownwood SP Lift Station Replacements Replace deteriorating lift stations at Beach Lodge and Willis Point to prevent further sewage spills and to prevent the potential for leaks into Lake Brownwood. 230,000
Fort Parker SP Group Barracks Septic Field Replacement Replace and relocate the deteriorated septic field that services the Group Barracks Camp Area of the park. 76,000
Falcon SP Camp Site OSSF Replacements Replace existing septic fields with new septic fields to service thirty-four (34) camp sites. 1,400,000
Palo Duro Canyon SP Water Treatment Plant Replacement Replace aged water treatment plant in order to comply with TCEQ regulations. 2,000,000
San Jacinto Battleground SHS Water and Fire Line Improvements Install thrust blocks for water and fire service lines in order to avoid a catastrophic water loss in the event of a fire. 180,000
Huntsville SP Restroom Replacements Demolish and replace the two (2) existing, deteriorating restrooms at the Back Coloneh and Small Beach sites with larger restrooms which include showers and a laundry facility. New facilities to include full accessibility compliance and associated site work. 1,200,000
Village Creek SP Utility Upgrades Upgrade utilities at the RV camping loop to include upgrading from 30 amp to 50 amp service. 520,000
Lost Maples SNA Potable Water Storage Tank Replacement Replace deteriorating drinking water storage tank with a new system that will also address high iron content in the facility's water supply and to comply with TCEQ regulations. 250,000
Total: 32,351,000

“PROPOSED REPAIRS - NOTE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE; INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS MAY BE REPLACED BY SIMILAR PROJECTS BASED ON EMERGING NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.”


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