Discuss and Consider Possible Action on a Resolution Applying to The Local Park Grant Program
The purpose of this M & C is to approve a Resolution authorizing an application to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for a Small Communities Grant. The grant project name is the Leon Valley Huebner - Onion Recreation Pavilion. The proposed pavilion will be on City property in the Triangle area, located just before the Huebner - Onion Homestead at 6613 Bandera Road.
The pavilion would be used as a public park and for recreational purposes in perpetuity. TPW requires a resolution for application as well as certification that the City is eligible to apply for the grant. If approved, the grant will require a 50% match in funding from the City.
SEE LEON VALLEY
Social Equity - This request supports a superior quality of life for residents of Leon Valley with historical and cultural park amenities, designed with excellent infrastructure. The proposed pavilion also promotes collaborative participation between the City and the Leon Valley Historical Society’s Huebner - Onion Homestead site.
Environmental Stewardship - The creation of a pavilion allows the City to preserve the vegetation and character of the area, while enhancing the Leon Valley Natural Area Park.
Economic Development-The development of a pavilion and eventual café promotes economic development for the City. It allows the City to expand off of an historical site to create a tourist stop and destination that will provide park amenities and recreation to visitors of the area.
The grant provides a 50% match of grant funds. The pavilion is expected to cost approximately $150,000, so this would mean that both the City and Texas Parks and Wildlife would provide $75,000.
The request is directly related to Strategic Goal 7 “Parks, Recreation, Green Space and Cultural Opportunities,” Objective E “Encourage Development of Recreational Space and Programs.”
A RESOLUTION OF THE LEON VALLEY CITY COUNCIL AS HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “APPLICANT,” DESIGNATING CERTAIN OFFICIALS AS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR, ACTING FOR, AND ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT IN DEALING WITH THE TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “DEPARTMENT,” FOR THE PURPOSE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE LOCAL PARK GRANT PROGRAM, HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS THE “PROGRAM”; CERTIFYING THAT THE APPLICANT IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE; CERTIFYING THAT THE APPLICANT MATCHING SHARE IS READILY AVAILABLE; AND DEDICATING THE PROPOSED SITE FOR PERMANENT (OR FOR THE TERM OF THE LEASE FOR LEASED PROPERTY) PUBLIC PARK AND RECREATIONAL USES.
WHEREAS, the Applicant is fully eligible to receive assistance under the Program; and
WHEREAS, the Applicant is desirous of authorizing an official to represent and act for the Applicant in dealing with the Department concerning the Program;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEON VALLEY, TEXAS, THAT:
SECTION 1. That the Applicant hereby certifies that they are eligible to receive assistance under the Program, and that notice of the application has been posted according to local public hearing requirements.
SECTION 2. That the Applicant hereby certifies that the matching share for this application is readily available at this time.
SECTION 3. That the Applicant hereby authorizes and directs the City's Department of Public Works to act for the Applicant in dealing with the Department for the purposes of the Program, and that Public Works is hereby officially designated as the representative in this regard.
SECTION 4. The Applicant hereby specifically authorizes the official to make application to the Department concerning the site to be known as Leon Valley Huebner Onion Recreation Pavilion in the Huebner Onion Homestead Natural Area of Leon Valley, Texas or use as a park site and is hereby dedicated (or will be dedicated upon completion of the proposed acquisition) for public park and recreation purposes in perpetuity (or for the lease term, if legal control is through a lease). Projects with federal monies may have differing requirements.
SECTION 5. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon passage by four (4) or more affirmative votes of the entire City Council; otherwise, said effective date shall be ten (10) days from the date of passage hereof.
|MOVER:||Benny Martinez, Mayor Pro Tem|
|SECONDER:||David Jordan, Council Place 5|
|AYES:||Benny Martinez, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, David Jordan|