M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 2/12/2019 

DATE: 2/12/2019 REFERENCE NO.: G-19491 LOG NAME: 80SAVANNA EXHIBIT
CODE: G TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of an Amendment to a Supplemental Letter Agreement with the Fort Worth Zoological Association for the Development of the African Savanna Exhibit and Authorize Acceptance and Recording of the Gift Deed from the Fort Worth Zoological Association for the African Savanna Exhibit at the Fort Worth Zoo (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council:

1. Authorize Execution of an Amendment to a Supplemental Letter Agreement, City Secretary Contract No. 46496, with the Fort Worth Zoological Association for the Development of the African Savanna Exhibit; and

2. Authorize Acceptance and Recording of the Gift Deed from the Fort Worth Zoological Association for the African Savanna Exhibit at the Fort Worth Zoo.

 
DISCUSSION:

In conjunction with the conveyance of the Savanna Exhibit as a gift to the City, the purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the City Manager to execute an amendment to a supplemental Letter Agreement with the Fort Worth Zoological Association (FWZA) (M&C C-27211 approved March 3, 2015, City Secretary Contract No. 46496) for an alternative utility-funding arrangement specific to the African Savanna exhibit to provide for adjustments due to unforeseen conditions and cost overruns and to accept the African Savanna exhibit capital asset at the Fort Worth Zoo.

The proposed amendment to the supplemental Letter of Agreement is as follows:

City-Funded ImprovementsOriginal Amount Amended AmountFunding Source
(i)Domestic Water Line Improvementsup to $198,778.97up to $272,654.34Water Capital Projects Fund & 2018 Bond
(ii)Sanitary Sewer Line Improvementsup to $298,168.45up to $341,368.87Sewer Capital Projects Fund & 2018 Bond
(iii)Drainage and Erosion Control Improvements, including Storm Sewer Box Culvert(s)up to $924,707.21no change2014 Bond

Section 3.06 of City Secretary Contract No. 40564 with the Fort Worth Zoological Association (Association) provides that the Association shall take all steps necessary to vest title to new zoo improvements in the City, including, without limitation, the delivery of an instrument of donation to the City. In addition, the Section 3.07 stipulates that the Association is to provide a maintenance endowment equal to five percent (5%) of the required construction costs for any major animal exhibit constructed at the Zoo.

The Association has tendered a gift deed for the constructed improvements located at the Fort Worth Zoo known as the African Savanna exhibit.

This gift deed is accepted subject to all legal requirements of City Secretary Contract No. 40564. The African Savanna exhibit was constructed at a value of $12,287,850.00 for the major animal exhibits and $3,347,862.00 for the buildings for a total of $15,635,712.00.

The Association has deposited $614,393.00 for the major animal exhibit improvements of the African Savanna exhibit in the Maintenance Endowment Account for the maintenance of those improvements.

The Fort Worth Zoo is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 9 and is classified as a Special-Use Facility that serves a City-wide and regional basis.

This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.
 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that that the City's financial records will be updated in alignment with the Donations and Capital Asset Policies, as applicable, for this donation.  

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Susan Alanis (8180)
Originating Department Head:
Richard Zavala (5704)
Additional Information Contact:
David Creek (5744)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  African_Savanna.pdf
  Gift Deed - FWZA Savanna 10.10.2018.pdf