Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report
17-38

Discuss and Consider Possible Action on the Approval of the Leon Valley Adopt-A-Spot Program.

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Department:Economic DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:Presentation

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  2. Adopt-A-Spot

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

To consider the creation of an Adopt-A-Spot Program in Leon Valley. This program would be a joint effort between the city and residents and/or groups, to help keep our right-of-ways and neighborhoods clean and beautiful.

 

The Leon Valley Adopt-A-Spot program would allow our residents, businesses, clubs and organizations to express their pride and commitment to the community, by participating in beautification projects and litter pick-ups of designated public areas. A spot could be a park, trail, road, creek, public grounds, right of way, City entryway monument sign, or other sites prone to litter. Individuals, organizations, or businesses (large or small) would adopt a section within the city limits, to be determined by agreement of the Adopters and the City of Leon Valley. Adopters may agree to keep a designated spot cleared of litter for one (1) year and a designated project/spot may be renewed upon approval. Special projects are always welcomed for consideration.

 

As a form of appreciation, the City would install a sign with the names of program participants or organization in their adopted area for as long as they are members of the program. Program participants would also be listed on the City’s website, along with the spot that has been adopted. At the end of the year, and during a Council Meeting, program participants would receive a certificate of appreciation/recognition from the City, signed by the Mayor. If the participant desires to keep the adopted spot, the project would then automatically renew.

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social - The Adopt-A-Spot Program will give a sense of community service and community pride as well as recognition to all participants by the City of Leon Valley.

 

Economic - Litter pick-up may increase property values, decrease crime and will make the City of Leon Valley a more attractive place to do business.

 

Environmental - It will provide a cleaner community and a healthier and safer environment for residents and wildlife.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The program will include litter control, tree planting, beautification/landscaping and other special projects per the participant’s request. It should have a positive fiscal impact in that it will reduce calls for service from Public Works allowing an overwhelmed staff an extra more time to get their daily assigned tasks accomplished.

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses:

 

Signage, poles and related hardware                                                        $50 ea.

Landscaping                                                                                                                $100 or more each spot

Trash bags                                                                                                                $75 per year

 

These items could be budgeted in FY 2018.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

N/A

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends approval.

 

 

Meeting History

May 16, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Community Development Permit Technician Ana Federico presented this item for the consideration of the creation of an Adopt-A-Spot Program in Leon Valley. This program would be a joint effort between the City and residents and/or groups, to help keep our right-of-ways and neighborhoods clean and beautiful. The Leon Valley Adopt-A-Spot program would allow our residents, businesses, clubs and organizations to express their pride and commitment to the community, by participating in beautification projects and litter pick-ups of designated public areas. A spot could be a park, trail, road, creek, public grounds, right of way, City entryway monument sign, or other sites prone to litter. Individuals, organizations, or businesses (large or small) would adopt a section within the city limits, to be determined by agreement of the Adopters and the City of Leon Valley. Adopters may agree to keep a designated spot cleared of litter for one (1) year and a designated project/spot may be renewed upon approval. Special projects are always welcomed for consideration. As a form of appreciation, the City would install a sign with the names of program participants or organization in their adopted area for as long as they are members of the program. Program participants would also be listed on the City’s website, along with the spot that has been adopted. At the end of the year, and during a Council Meeting, program participants would receive a certificate of appreciation/recognition from the City, signed by the Mayor. If the participant desires to keep the adopted spot, the project would then automatically renew.

Community Development Permit Technician Federico concluded by saying the program will include litter control, tree planting, beautification/landscaping and other special projects per the participant’s request. It should have a positive fiscal impact in that it will reduce calls for service from Public Works allowing an overwhelmed staff an extra more time to get their daily assigned tasks accomplished. Expenses would include signage, poles and related hardware - $50 each, landscaping - $100 or more each spot and trash bags - $75 per year. These items could be budgeted in FY 2018.

· Donna Charles, 6546 Charles Field, spoke in support of the program.

· Irene Baldridge, 7411 Chenal Pt., asked about the types of trees that would be used.

o Community Development Permit Technician Federico said she would be happy to attend one of the Tree Advisory Committee meetings that Ms. Baldridge serves on to discuss trees.

City Manager Kelly Kuenstler praised Ms. Federico for taking a small suggestion of this program and putting it together and presenting it so beautifully.

A motion was made by Council Member Monica Alcocer and seconded by Council Member David Edwards to approve of the Leon Valley Adopt-A-Spot Program with details to be continually provided and with a minimum of six (6) cleanups per year.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
SECONDER:David Edwards, Council Place 1
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez

Discussion