Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., April 5, 2000

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: Andrew Sansom
Committee Only
3. Other Business  

Summary of Minutes
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission
Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
January 19, 2000

BE IT REMEMBERED that heretofore on the 19th day of January 2000, 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 3:30 p.m., to wit:


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


Commissioner Avila called the meeting to order. The opening statement was read into the record by Executive Director Andrew Sansom.


Commissioner Avila asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the November 17, 1999 meeting. The motion was moved by Commissioner Henry, was seconded by Commissioner Avila and carried. The motion passed unanimously.


BRIEFING – Chairman Charges

Presenter: Mr. Andrew Sansom

BRIEFING – Capital Program Update

Presenter: Mr. Dan Patton

Dan Patton, Director of the Infrastructure Division, briefed the Commission on the status of the Bond and Total Capital Program. He began with the FY 98 Bond Program. In March 1998, $12M of bond revenue was issued for expenditure. A total of $8.7 million has been expended to date. Out of 91 projects, over 50 percent are complete and another 45 percent are in the construction phase with the remaining 5 percent in the design phase.

Next, he briefed the Commission on the status of the FY 99 Bond Program. In January 1999, $18M of bond revenue was issued for expenditure. A total of $3.8M has been expended to date. Out of 142 projects, 80 percent are in the construction or design phase.

Mr. Patton moved on to explain the status of the Total Capital Program. The projected FY 2000 expenditure goal is $20M. He commented that we are currently $3M ahead of our December projected expenditure goal. December’s projected expenditure goal was $5M, the actual expenditures totaled $8.04M.

FY 2000 Bond Program totals 127 projects. Bond revenue totaling $20M is anticipated to be issued on February 15, 2000. Six percent will be distributed for ADA, 49 percent for water/wastewater, and 45 percent will be for critical facility repair.

Next Mr. Patton shared with the Commission some visuals showing some program highlights including Caprock Canyons, Hueco Tanks, Lake Somerville, and Huntsville.

He also shared with the Commission, highlights of Infrastructure’s 1999 Annual Report and told the Commission the report will be forwarded to them at a future date. The Annual Report illustrates the division’s accomplishments for the last three years, but specifically for fiscal year 99. The Annual Report also describes the division’s future initiatives.

This was Mr. Patton’s last Commission presentation as he is leaving the agency. Andy Sansom expressed gratitude to Mr. Patton for all the accomplishments that were made during his tenure. Commissioner Avila echoed Mr. Sansom’s sentiments.


VI. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Commissioner Avila adjourned the January 19, 2000 meeting of the Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at 3:37 p.m.

Committee Agenda Item No. 1
Presenter: Andrew Sansom

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Chairman's Charges
April 2000

(This item will be an oral presentation.)

Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Presenter: Andrew Sansom

Ad Hoc Infrastructure Committee
Capital Program Update
April 2000

I. Briefing: Steve Whiston will brief the Committee on the status of the Capital Program. The report will reflect current status of capital dollars expended, under contact, and projected expenditure goals.

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