Leon Valley
TX

Ordinance
Ordinance 17-029

Discuss and Consider Possible Action Authorizing the Reallocation of Park Capital Funds for The Ridge at Leon Valley Proposed Park

Information

Department:Public WorksSponsors:
Category:Budget

Attachments

  1. City Council Item PPT template

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

To consider a request to use Park Capital Funds that were allocated for use at the Shadow Mist Park to fund improvements to The Ridge at Leon Valley proposed park.

 

During the previous year's budget meetings, the City Council approved capital funds in the amount of $20,000 to develop a portion of the Shadow Mist Park. This was to be in conjunction with the development of the Crystal Hills Park in the City of San Antonio. The Crystal Hills Park was not funded by the City of San Antonio until the recent passage of the COSA 2017 Bond package. The Leon Valley funds are not going to be used in this fiscal year, as the Crystal Hills Park development is not planned for this year, and the City Manager recently signed a contract with Oscar Renda Contracting to allow them to use the property for soil storage until September of 2018, in exchange for the construction of a parking lot.

 

It is proposed to allow staff to use these funds to develop improvements at The Ridge at Leon Valley proposed park. The Park Commission held several public meetings with the residents of that area to discuss improvements and made recommendations for improvements at the park to the City Council.

 

Staff had asked for and was granted a budget adjustment in the amount of $35,000 for this proposed park, but this was to remove silt and clay from the detention pond and replace it with good soils and hydroturf to create an open play area and those funds were depleted for that purpose. There are no other funds for the development of this park.

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

·              Social Equity - Providing parkland in each area of the city assures that all citizens have access to parks and this action supports the goal of providing adequate recreational opportunities.


Economic Development - Enhancing the park system increases recreational opportunities, which may appeal to potential residents and businesses.

 

·              Environmental Stewardship - Parkland is typically left minimally developed, which increases area for stormwater settling, instead of runoff, which helps to protect the environment.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The $20,000 is already in the Park Capital line item. Staff just needs City Council approval to put the funds to a use other than what was approved by City Council.

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Authorize staff to use the $20,000 that was allocated to the Shadow Mist Park to construct improvements to The Ridge at Leon Valley proposed park.

 

Body

AUTHORIZING THE REALLOCATION OF $20,000.00 IN PARK CAPITAL FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR USE AT THE SHADOW MIST PARK TO FUND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RIDGE AT LEON VALLEY PROPOSED PARK PROJECT. 

 

WHEREAS, during the previous year's budget meetings, the City Council approved capital funds in the amount of $20,000 to develop a portion of the Shadow Mist Park; and

 

WHEREAS, said funds will not be used in this fiscal year, as the Crystal Hills Park development is not planned for this year; and

 

WHEREAS, the Park Commission has held several public meetings with the residents of Ridge at Leon Valley area to discuss improvements and made recommendations for improvements to the proposed Ridge at Leon Valley Park to the City Council; and

 

WHEREAS, it is now the desire of the Leon Valley City Council to authorize the reallocation of $20,000.00 in Park Capital Funds allocated for use at the Shadow Mist Park to fund improvements to the Ridge at Leon Valley Proposed Park Project; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS, THAT: 

 

Section 1.              The reallocation of $20,000.00 in Park Capital Funds allocated for use at the Shadow Mist Park to fund improvements to the Ridge at Leon Valley Proposed Park Project is hereby authorized.

 

Section 2.              This ordinance is effective immediately upon passage by four (4) affirmative votes; otherwise it is effective on the tenth day after passage hereof.

 

 

Meeting History

Jun 20, 2017 6:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Benny Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem
SECONDER:David Jordan, Council Place 5
AYES:Benny Martinez, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, David Jordan

Discussion