M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 9/11/2018 - Ordinance No. 23378-09-2018

DATE: 9/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: G-19365 LOG NAME: 80ALLIANCE PARK PHASE II - GRANT FUNDS APPROPRIATION
CODE: G TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize the Acceptance of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant in the Amount of $1,000,000.00, for the Alliance Park Phase II Project Authorize the Use of $1,000,000.00 of Donated Land Value as an In-Kind Match Upon Receipt of the Land, and Adopt Appropriation Ordinance (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize the acceptance of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00, for Alliance Park Phase II;

2. Authorize the use of donated land from Hillwood Properties, with an appraised value in excess of $1,000,000.00 as the local, in-kind match for this grant upon receipt of the land by the City; and

3. Adopt the attached appropriation ordinance increasing estimated receipts and appropriations in the Grants Fund in the amount of $2,000,000.00, consisting of $1,000,000.00 in grant funds upon receipt of the grant, and $1,000,000.00 in land credits for the City's in-kind local match for the grant upon receipt of the land.

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the acceptance of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG) in the amount of $1,000,000.00 for the development of the Alliance Park Phase II project.

The TPWD Recreation Grants branch administers the Local Park Grant Program, which includes the UORG, to assist local units of government with the acquisition and/or development of public recreation areas and facilities throughout the State of Texas.  The Local Park Grant Program provides reimbursement grants to eligible local governments that supply matching funds. Grants are awarded by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission as funds are available.

The Park & Recreation Department (PARD) set forth in City Resolution No. 4848-09-2017, a partnership with Hillwood Properties, to apply for the TPWD UORG, in support of the Alliance Park Phase II project. Hillwood Properties is donating land, valued in excess of $1,000,000.00, for use as the in-kind match in the City's application for the TPWD UORG. On March 22, 2018, the City's UORG application was approved, and the City was awarded $1,000,000.00 for use in the development of the Alliance Park Phase II project.

As a condition of this grant application, the TPWD and the City of Fort Worth PARD are jointly committed to long term program compliance.  This commitment includes compliance at the project site, as well as at park sites that were previously assisted by grant funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Texas Local Parks, Recreation and Open Space Fund.  After all projects are completed and all grant funds have been reimbursed, the joint commitments to the requirements of the programs will continue.

Indirect costs are not eligible under this grant.

Alliance Park is location in COUNCIL DISTRICT 7.

This contract will be with a governmental entity, state agency or public institution of higher education: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that upon approval of the above recommendations and adoption of the attached appropriation ordinance, funds will be available in the current budget, as appropriated of the Grant Fund. This funding will be reimbursed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, through the process described in the grant agreement.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Richard Zavala (5704)
Additional Information Contact:
David Creek (5744)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  2017 - Alliance Park II - Grant Authorizing Resolution - 09192017 - FINAL.pdf
  80ALLIANCE PARK PHASE II - GRANT FUNDS APPROPRIATION_AO18.docx
  Alliance Park - Master Plan - 11152017 - endorsed.pdf
  Alliance Park II - Site Plan of Proposed Development.pdf
  Alliance Park II - Vicinity Map.pdf