Watering of City Parks, Sports Fields, Santa Fe
Golf Course, and Fairmount Cemetery
Shane Kelton, Operations Director
Roge...
Watering Frequency/Scheduling
Purpose
• The purpose of this presentation is to discuss possible
options for water budget r...
Watering Frequency/Scheduling
Areas for Discussion
1. Texas Bank Sports Complex
2. San Angelo Soccer Association
3. Class ...
Topics for Discussion
1. Water budget funding deficits
• Inadequate funding for consistent irrigation to minimize
impacts ...
Current Status
Parks Department maintains a total of 555 acres.
• 292 acres (parks and sports fields) have irrigation
syst...
Watering Frequency/Scheduling
Current Water Budget Issues
Division

# of
Irrigated
Acres

Current
Water
Budget

Budget Nee...
Watering Frequency/Scheduling
Water Rate Options
Division

# of
Irrigated
Acres

Current
Water
Budget

Budget Needed
for 3...
Parks and Sports Field Site Ratings
Class AA

Class A

Class B

Class C

TBSC*
Unidad*
Bell
Carl Ray Johnson
Kid’s Kingdom...
Watering Frequency/Scheduling
Current Tree Assessment
Location

Fairmount Cemetery

Dead
Trees

3,438

398

84
(2%)

34

4...
Staff Recommendations
Parks
•Continue to irrigate highly utilized Class AA and A sites
as-needed to maintain turf and tree...
Staff Recommendations
(Parks continued)
•Set up quick-couplers or add zones to existing systems
as current budget funds an...
Staff Recommendations
Santa Fe Golf Course—S. Abe Street to Beauregard Street
•
•

Utilize existing system to irrigate fro...
Santa Fe Golf Course
MP Rotor Irrigation Head
Staff Recommendations
Water Budget Deficits
•Decrease total water fees to $1.04 per 1,000 gallons for Parks
Division, Texa...
Staff Recommendations
Possible Sources for Funding
•Texas Bank Sports Complex
• HOT Funds
• Increase the One-half Cent Sal...
Staff Recommendations
Future Irrigation Issues
• Reevaluate how to address irrigation issues going into the next
fiscal bu...
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San Angelo City Council 10-15-13 watering of parks, sports fields, fairmount cemetery, and trees presentation

  1. 1. Watering of City Parks, Sports Fields, Santa Fe Golf Course, and Fairmount Cemetery Shane Kelton, Operations Director Roger D. Havlak, Parks Superintendent City of San Angelo
  2. 2. Watering Frequency/Scheduling Purpose • The purpose of this presentation is to discuss possible options for water budget rates and receive direction from City Council on irrigation practices of turf/trees for City maintained parks/sports fields, Santa Fe Golf Course, and Fairmount Cemetery as we move towards and into Drought Level III of our current ordinance.
  3. 3. Watering Frequency/Scheduling Areas for Discussion 1. Texas Bank Sports Complex 2. San Angelo Soccer Association 3. Class AA and A park sites (newly renovated or constructed, highly visible, and most utilized parks) • i.e. Visitor’s Center, Kid’s Kingdom, Kirby Park, etc. 4. Other park sites (Class B thru E sites) • i.e. Bell Park, Brown Park, Harmon Park, etc. 5. Santa Fe Golf Course 6. Fairmount Cemetery
  4. 4. Topics for Discussion 1. Water budget funding deficits • Inadequate funding for consistent irrigation to minimize impacts on turf/trees • Option to waive or lessen water fees for City-owned open space or dedicated parks and sports fields 2. Specific locations to irrigate and related water/maintenance costs 3. Funds for increasing drip or traditional irrigation systems • Irrigation parts • Labor for installation • Future maintenance costs • Labor and equipment costs for future maintenance
  5. 5. Current Status Parks Department maintains a total of 555 acres. • 292 acres (parks and sports fields) have irrigation systems • 194 acres of parks • 98 acres of sports fields • 173 acres are currently being irrigated • i.e. Highly visible, most utilized, newly renovated/constructed sites
  6. 6. Watering Frequency/Scheduling Current Water Budget Issues Division # of Irrigated Acres Current Water Budget Budget Needed for 38” of Irrigation Budget Needed for 28” of Irrigation ($4.20/1,000 gallons) ($4.20/1,000 gallons) Parks 194 $207,948 $840,000 $620,000 Texas Bank Sports Complex 55 $40,965 $238,000 $176,000 Fairmount Cemetery 57 $15,115 $247,000 $182,000 Santa Fe Golf Course 36 N/A $156,000 $115,000
  7. 7. Watering Frequency/Scheduling Water Rate Options Division # of Irrigated Acres Current Water Budget Budget Needed for 38” of Irrigation Budget Needed for 28” of Irrigation ($1.04/1,000 gallons) ($1.41/1,000 gallons) Parks 194 $207,948 $207,948 $207,948 Texas Bank Sports Complex 55 $40,965 $59,000 $59,000 Fairmount Cemetery 57 $15,115 $61,000 $61,000 Santa Fe Golf Course 36 N/A $39,000 $39,000
  8. 8. Parks and Sports Field Site Ratings Class AA Class A Class B Class C TBSC* Unidad* Bell Carl Ray Johnson Kid’s Kingdom* MLK* Brentwood North River drive City Park* Civic League* Brown Rio Concho D Visitor Center* El Paseo* Harmon Sulfur Draw Paseo Ext.* Sunken Gardens Mountainview Health Found. Trail Old Town* Rio Concho A/B Rio Concho C Municipal Pool Glenmore* Santa Rita Kirby* Golf Course* South Concho East Producers* Webster Meadowcreek* Santa Fe Crossing Jaime Padron Rio Vista South City Hall Santa Fe Santa Fe East Bart De Witt SASA/La Liga* Lakeview Northern Blue = Irrigation Systems (Minor repairs needed) Western Red = Irrigation Systems (Major repairs needed--$70,000) Black = No Irrigation System Orange = Allocated funds approved for valves/fittings, etc. Green = Irrigation System (Repairs needed--$60,000 to $75,000) * Sites currently being irrigated Class D Class E Ave N and Campus Churchill Blvd. Espl. Glenmore Circle Harris Esplanade Harrison/Webster Van Buren/Harrison Live Oak Triangle Oxford Triangle Pruesser Espl. Twohig/David Espl. US Hwy 87 South* US Hwy 87 North* Classen Triangle Parkways Espl. Angelo Blvd Espl. Panels-North 40 Police Annex Paseo De Vaca Wool Monument* East 29th Complex Ben Ficklin Spencer Outlook Lakeview Kiwanis Purkey Pete Chapa North Concho Park Heights El Paseo RR Post Office property Bird Triangle Christoval Rd. South Concho West Santa Fe Depot
  9. 9. Watering Frequency/Scheduling Current Tree Assessment Location Fairmount Cemetery Dead Trees 3,438 398 84 (2%) 34 4 (10%) Santa Fe Golf Course Stressed Trees (12%) Parks/Sports Fields Total Trees (1%) 88 42 (6%) (3%) 352 1,576
  10. 10. Staff Recommendations Parks •Continue to irrigate highly utilized Class AA and A sites as-needed to maintain turf and tree health throughout the fall and winter seasons •Only irrigate other sites with irrigation systems on an asneeded basis that have minimal repairs needed (i.e. Harmon Park along the river) •Continue to utilize 1,000 gallon tanks to water trees in parks and City-maintained properties on an as-needed basis (i.e. Sunken Gardens, North River Drive, etc.)
  11. 11. Staff Recommendations (Parks continued) •Set up quick-couplers or add zones to existing systems as current budget funds and labor/time allows (i.e. Rio Concho Section A&B) •Utilize existing underground irrigation systems (MP Rotor heads) that were recently installed along the river from Concho Street to 1st Street on an as-needed basis to maintain tree health Fairmount Cemetery • Allow Fairmount Cemetery staff to irrigate with their existing underground and drip systems on an as-needed basis to maintain tree health
  12. 12. Staff Recommendations Santa Fe Golf Course—S. Abe Street to Beauregard Street • • Utilize existing system to irrigate from public restroom to S. Abe Street (4 acres) o 20 applications with 1” of water = 2.2 million gallons @ $1.04/1,000 gallons= $2,300 Add additional valves/zones to existing irrigation system to water trees between public restroom and Beauregard Street (4 acres) o Utilize MP Rotor heads for more efficient water use o Project finger-like streams with minimal misting o Only placed at specific locations to irrigate trees when under stress o Parts, labor, and installation costs = $300 to $500 per MP Rotor head o Staff estimates 30 heads needed = $9,000 to $15,000 o Estimated water costs/year @ $1.04/1,000 gallons = $957 o Initial stress on trees from ditching during and immediately following installation of systems---recommend 45 to 60 days of irrigation to offset stress on trees Reimburse Two Pro for water used on trees for both locations Need direction from Council on other sites throughout the golf course (16 acres) o Two Pro only watering greens, tees, and approaches o • • 20 applications with 1” of water = 920,000 gallons
  13. 13. Santa Fe Golf Course
  14. 14. MP Rotor Irrigation Head
  15. 15. Staff Recommendations Water Budget Deficits •Decrease total water fees to $1.04 per 1,000 gallons for Parks Division, Texas Bank Sports Complex, and Fairmount Cemetery •Allocate the following budget amounts for FY 2013-2014 o Parks Division $207,948 o Texas Bank Sports Complex $59,000 o Fairmount Cemetery $61,000 o Santa Fe Golf Course $15,000 (Parts/labor) $3,257 (Water)
  16. 16. Staff Recommendations Possible Sources for Funding •Texas Bank Sports Complex • HOT Funds • Increase the One-half Cent Sales Tax funds •Fairmount Cemetery • Increase from General Fund •Santa Fe Golf Course • Contingency funds from Concho River Project—Parts/labor • Utilize $10,000 currently allocated for water ($2,500 per quarter)—Water
  17. 17. Staff Recommendations Future Irrigation Issues • Reevaluate how to address irrigation issues going into the next fiscal budgeting cycle and/or Drought Level III
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