Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Presenter:  Corky Kuhlmann

Right-of-Way Easement – Parker County
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway
May 27, 2010

I.       Executive Summary:  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has a request from Parker County for a Right-of-Way (ROW) Easement across a portion of the Lake Mineral Wells Trailway.

II.     Discussion:  Parker County is in the planning stages to build a new loop road and has requested an easement from TPWD.

To make this road project possible, a bridge must be constructed over a railroad track owned by TPWD.  The track is part of the Rails-to-Trails program.  The northern portion of the track has been redeveloped into the Mineral Wells Trailway; whereas, the southern portion has remained abandoned.  The bridge will be constructed over the southern portion of the track and requires an easement on TPWD’s property.  The parcel affected will be a very small area only large enough for three 36” diameter concrete columns.  The southern portion of the track is not planned to be extended for the Trailway; however, if TPWD decides to make this extension, the bridge will not be a hindrance.  The columns are positioned on the edge of TPWD’s right-of-way with ample room for the Trailway.

III.    Recommendation:  The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission authorizes the Executive Director to take all necessary steps to grant Parker County a Right-of-Way Easement at Lake Mineral Wells Trailway.”

Attachments — 3

1.      Exhibit A – Location Map

2.      Exhibit B – Vicinity Map

3.      Exhibit C – Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Exhibit A

Location Map
Parker County 

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Exhibit B

Vicinity Map
Mineral Wells State Park 

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Exhibit C

Site Map
Lake Mineral Wells State Park