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0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
0125  wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]
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0125 wpsct bonnell project status [compatibility mode]

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Status of $100K+ proposed enhancements to Mt Bonnell Covert Park proposed by WPSCT to be accomplished with private funding.

Status of $100K+ proposed enhancements to Mt Bonnell Covert Park proposed by WPSCT to be accomplished with private funding.

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  1. MOUNT BONNELL AT COVERT PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTStan BaconWPSCT , Class of 1958sbacon58@sbcglobal.net512-345-5964 1
  2. WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS ADOPTED COVERT PARK IN 2010 MOUNT BONNELL/COVERT PARK PROJECTS 2010-2012•PARD Adopt-a-Park Agreement signed.•Supported Austin Oyster Urban Adventure Race.•Service Austin Days Fall Clean-up•Used $1500 APF grant to restore views with PARD and community support•Raised funds for base of new kiosk in Covert Park•My Parks Day, APF, 23 volunteers.•Clean Sweep, KAB, 31 volunteers.•Supported Austin Oyster Urban Adventure Race.•Received KAB grant of $850 to apply to Kiosk Base payment.•Planned Clean-up w/Central Texas Mountaineers.•Service Austin Days Fall Clean-up•Develops proposal for $115K in privately funded improvements toMount Bonnell/Covert Park.MOUNT BONNELL WEB SITE MAINTAINED BY WEST POINT SOCIETYhttp://www.west-point.org/joseph_bonnell/mount_bonnell 2
  3. PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS Project Costs PHASE ONE Expected CostRemove existing broken limestone PARDCovert Park dedication markerOld marker base demolition and PARDremoval,New marker base installation 7,000Replacement marker and delivery to 21,000site and placement PHASE ONE COST $28,000 PHASE TWONew limestone flatwork: 350 sf @ 17,500$50(2) Decorative stars @ $500 1,000Limestone steps: 160 lf @ $80 12,800Limestone benches: 30 lf @ $80 2,400Handrails: 2 @ $500 1,000(4) Granite benches @ $500 2,000Landscaping, native plants, xeriscape 2,000 PHASE TWO COST $38,700 PLANNED COSTS $66,700 CONTINGENCIES (10%) $6,670 TOTAL COST* $73,370*PLUS $44,000+ in professional services andlabor donated by O’Connell Robinson, KCConstruction, and others TOTAL PROJECT VALUE: $115,000+
  4. MARKER CONDITION:1938-2011 Original Marker Reaches End of Life Marker is no longer vertical 1938 2010 Marker is disintegrating1/10/2011 2008 2010 4
  5. MOUNT BONNELL PROJECT TIMELINE2Q 2010: WPSCT “adopts” Mount Bonnell at Covert Park3Q 2010: Begin discussion with Covert family re marker replacement, other improvements4Q 2010: O’Connell Robertson marker and improvement plan review and approval Obtain APF grant for view restoration1Q 2011: Submit PARD application for marker replacement Accomplish view restoration3Q 2011: Request $50K APF/ACL grant for marker replacement and improvements Total value, $100+K Endorsed by HPWBANA and WANG4Q 2011: Partial Grant approved by APF HLC Certificate of Appropriateness Committee Chair says plan unacceptable PARD withdraws support for improvementsJan 2012: Mayor Leffingwell directs PARD and HLC to reconsider, enable improvements PARD preparing formal proposal for review by Historic Landmark Commission
  6. 1/23/2012 6
  7. CURRENT MARKER CONDITION
  8. PROPOSED REPLICA MARKER
  9. PROPOSED GRANITE REPLACEMENT MARKER PROPOSED REPLICA MARKER10/19/2011 9
  10. CURRENT MARKER AREA
  11. PROPOSED MARKER AREA
  12. The original historic artifact may be placed in a protected location….THE STONE OF SCONE (1249 A.D.?)Original Stone in Westminster Abby REPLICA STONE OF SCONE at original site at Moot Hill, Scotland REPLICA ROSETTA STONE at original site at Rosetta (el-Rashid) Egypt ….AND A REPLICA INSTALLED AT THE ORIGINAL SITE 14 12/3/2011
  13. POSSIBLE RELOCATION OF RESTORED MARKER ON SITE 151/10/2011
  14. •West Point founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1802•The nation’s oldest engineering school•West Point Societies are comprised of graduates who oFurther the ideals of the Military Academy o Perform community outreach oAssist with Academy admissions.•Over 600 West Point graduates in the Austin area•WPSCT members adopted Mount Bonnell and beganimprovement projects in 2010 Contacts: Stan Bacon Fred Bothwell WPSCT , Class of 1958 WPSCT, Class of 1962 sbacon58@sbcglobal.net frebo3@yahoo.com 512-345-5964 512-635-4433 16

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