M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 9/11/2018 

DATE: 9/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: L-16148 LOG NAME: 80ISLAND VIEW PARK SEWER AND WATER LINE
CODE: L TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: YES
SUBJECT:   Conduct Public Hearing and Authorize Use of a Portion of Parkland at Island View Park for the Installation of Public Sanitary Sewer and Water Service Lines and Associated Infrastructure (COUNCIL DISTRICT 7)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1.  Conduct a public hearing under the guidelines set forth by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 26, Protection of Public Parks and Recreational Lands;
  
2.  Find that no feasible or prudent alternative exists for the use of Island View Park for the installation of public sanitary sewer and water lines and associated infrastructure;
  
3.  Find that the proposed installation of the public sanitary sewer and water service lines and associated infrastructure includes all reasonable planning to minimize harm to the parkland, including that all infrastructure and equipment will be constructed in Island View Park as specified on the attached exhibits and as noted in the discussion below;  and

4.  Close the public hearing and authorize use of approximately 0.375 acres of dedicated parkland at  Island View Park for the proposed public sanitary sewer and water service lines and associated infrastructure.

        *  Island View Park- located at 8401 Watercress Drive, south of Watercress Drive, north of North Lake Drive and Island View Drive, in Council District 7

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the use of a portion of parkland at Island View Park for the installation of public sanitary sewer and water service lines and associated infrastructure improvements.

The Park & Recreation Department (PARD) has been approached by the City of Fort Worth Water Department (WD) requesting the use of a portion of Island View Park (Park) for the installation of public sewer and water service lines and associated infrastructure.  The proposed work is part of an annexation settlement between the City of Fort Worth and the City of Lakeside.

The WD is requesting authorization to install a new 6-inch water line and 8-inch sewer line within the Park. The proposed 6-inch water line will be replacing the City of Lakeside active water service line. The 8-inch sewer line will provide sewer service to residences currently served by drain fields within the City of Lakeside.  The location of the proposed improvements were chosen in order to minimize the impact to the Park (see attached exhibit). The proposed project will encompass approximately 16,368.00 square feet of maintenance area for both water and sewer.

  

Equipment

Width

(feet)

Length

(linear feet)

Total

(square feet)

Island View Drive

30

312.0

9,360.00

North Lake Drive

30

233.6

7,008.00

Total

-

545.6

16,368.00


The WD is working with the City Forester on minimizing tree impacts for the project. A total assessment of those impacts will be determined by the City Forester. The existing trees in proximity to the proposed construction will be protected using chain link fencing throughout construction.

In accordance with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 26, the City of Fort Worth seeks to use a portion of the parkland for the purpose of installing a water & sewer service line infrastructure improvements.

On July 25, 2018, the Park & Recreation Advisory Board endorsed Staff's recommendation to the City Council to authorize the use of a portion of the park for the installation of public sanitary sewer and water service lines and associated infrastructure.

In accordance with State law, public notice of the hearing was advertised in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on August 16, 2018, August 23, 2018 and August 30, 2018.  An exhibit map was available for public review at the Park and Recreation Department administrative offices located at 4200 South Freeway, Suite 2200, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.

A letter announcing the proposed use was sent to the president of the Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association on August 10, 2018.  Signage was posted at the site noting the proposed use and providing instructions for directing comments to the Park & Recreation Department.  Staff will note any public comment received during the public hearing Report of City Staff.  

Island View Park is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 7.  

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:
The Director of Finance certifies that this action will have no material effect on City Funds.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Susan Alanis (8180)
Originating Department Head:
Richard Zavala (5704)
Additional Information Contact:
David Creek (5744)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Aerial Street Map.pdf
  Island View Park Aerial.pdf
  Island View Park exhibit 1.pdf
  Island View Park exhibit 2.pdf