Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., June 2, 1999

Commission Hearing Room
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Subject Public Hearing
Agenda Item No.
  Approval of the Committee Minutes from the previous meeting.  
  Summary of Minutes  
1. Chairman's Charges (Oral Presentation) Committee Only
2. Capital Program Update
Staff: Dan Patton
Committee Only
3. Other Business  

Summary of Minutes
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
April 14, 1999

BE IT REMEMBERED that heretofore on the 14th day of April, 1999, there came on to be heard matters under the regulatory authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission of Texas, in the Commission Hearing Room of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Headquarters complex, Austin, Travis County, Texas beginning at 2:45 p.m., to wit:


Chair: John Avila, Jr.
Lee M. Bass
Nolan Ryan
Dick Heath
Ernest Angelo, Jr.
Carol E. Dinkins
Katharine Armstrong Idsal
Mark E. Watson, Jr.
Alvin L. Henry


Commissioner Avila calls the meeting to order and proceeds with the approval of the minutes.

Motion by Commissioner Dinkins; second by Commissioner Angelo. (Motion carries)


Dan Patton, Director of the Infrastructure Division, briefed the Commission on the status of the Total Capital Program beginning with the FY98 Bond Program. He reminded them that Infrastructure was given authority to spend $60 million in bonds two years ago. The FY98 bond issued for expenditure was $12 million and in FY99, $18 million was issued. The remaining bond authority totaling $30 million will be released in two issues or combined together in a single issue. Mr. Patton went on to explain that each bond issue has a two-year expenditure strategy. Total expenditures to date from the FY98 bond issue totaled $3.5 million, a significant improvement over the previous expenditure, and $3.3 million are encumbered under contract. Mr. Patton explained in detail, the $12 million embodies 91 projects. Of these, 35 projects are complete and 35 are under construction. This makes up over 75 percent of the expenditure goal. For the remaining projects under this bond issue, six are currently in the bidding phase, eleven are in design, and four are on stand-by status.

Mr. Patton briefly discussed the status of the FY99 Bond Program. Expenditure goals have been established to spend $1.8 million of the FY99 issue by July 1999 with projects currently underway.

Mr. Patton moved on to the Total Capital Program by giving the Commission an overview. He explained that the total program comprises 619 projects valued at $58 million. The funding sources for the Total Capital Program include the FY98 and FY99 Bond Program, FY99 Debt Service, Fund 009, local park funds and ISTEA grants. Mr. Patton explained to the Commission that project expenditures dropped slightly during the December and January timeframe. He assured the Commission that strategies have been developed to get back on track within the next two months to meet the fiscal year expenditure goal of $18 million.

Commissioner Avila then asked Mr. Patton to provide the new commissioners a project list for the FY98 and FY99 Bond Program that includes the geographic location for each of the projects.


There being no further business, Commissioner Avila adjourned the April 14, 1999 meeting at approximately 3:00 p.m. of the Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Andrew Sansom

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Chairman's Charges
June 1999

(This item will be an oral presentation.)

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Dan Patton

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Capital Program Update
June 1999

I. Discussion: Staff will brief the Committee on the status of the Capital Program. The report will reflect current status of capital dollars expended, under contract, and projected expenditure goals. Staff will give an overview on the TPW/TDCJ Program and how the two agencies combine efforts to use inmate labor in the execution of our Capital Program.

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