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.
Island View Drive
North Lake Drive
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.