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Final feb 2011 jb wps briefing

  1. 1. The Joseph Bonnell Project <br />Update and Outlook<br />2010-2011<br />Stan Bacon<br />Fred Bothwell<br />Sel Graham<br />WPSCT<br />February 9, 2011<br />2/09/2011<br />1<br />
  2. 2. JOSEPH BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS - 2010<br />WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS – FRIENDS OF MT BONNELL PROJECTS<br />COMPLETED IN 2010<br /><ul><li>HELD JOSEPH BONNELL DAY CEREMONY, BULLOCK MUSEUM (MAR)
  3. 3. ADOPTED MOUNT BONNELL COVERT PARK (MAY)
  4. 4. APPLIED FOR APF GRANT TO SUPPORT RESTORING VIEWS FROM MT BONNELL (MAY/SEPT)
  5. 5. FILMED “JOSEPH BONNELL STORY” VIDEO (SEP)
  6. 6. ENTERED VIDEO IN SXSW, HCFF, AND THC MEDIA AWARDS (OCT)
  7. 7. SUPERVISED PARD “GREAT OYSTER RACE” CHECKPOINT AT MT BONNELL (OCT)
  8. 8. SUPERVISED AND STAFFED MT BONNELL COVERT PARK FALL CLEANUP (NOV)
  9. 9. PLANNED TXARNG BONNELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP (NOV)
  10. 10. SUPPORTED AND STAFFED ALL 2010 “FRIENDS OF MOUNT BONNELL” PROJECTS
  11. 11. AWARDED APF GRANT $1500 TO SUPPORT RESTORATION OF VIEWS +$350 FOR SUPPORT OF OYSTER RACE
  12. 12. RAISED $2464 OF $3000 REQUIRED TO ACCOMPLISH RESTORATION OF VIEWS
  13. 13. CREATED/ENHANCED BONNELL WEB SITE, WIKIPEDIA, AND HANDBOOK OF TEXAS CONTENT </li></ul>APF: AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION; PARD: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT; <br />THC: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION<br />
  14. 14. JOSEPH BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS - 2011<br />WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS – FRIENDS OF MT BONNELL PROJECTS<br />PLANNED IN 2011<br /><ul><li>COMPLETED FUNDRAISING FOR RESTORATION OF VIEWS (JAN-FEB)
  15. 15. RESTORED VIEWS (28-31 JAN)
  16. 16. SUPPORT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COVERT MARKER (JAN-JUN)
  17. 17. SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR CORRECTED HISTORICAL MARKER TO THC (JAN-FEB)
  18. 18. CREATED 4 MINUTE BONNELL VIDEO FOR TEXAS MILITARY FORCES MUSEUM (JAN - DONE)
  19. 19. PLAN AND EXECUTE SPRING CLEANUP (MAR)
  20. 20. PRESENT BONNELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AT CAMP MABRY CEREMONY (APR)
  21. 21. MANAGE CEREMONY FOR REDEDICATION OF COVERT PARK (JUN-SEP)
  22. 22. FUND AND MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF INFORMATION KIOSKS ON MT BONNELL (JUL-DEC)
  23. 23. CREATE, REVIEW, AND MAINTAIN LONG RANGE PLAN FOR PARK IMPROVEMENT</li></ul>APF: AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION; PARD: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT; <br />THC: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION<br />1/10/2011<br />3<br />
  24. 24. 2/09/2011<br />4<br />PROJECT:<br />FUND RAISING<br />
  25. 25. 2/09/2011<br />5<br />PROJECT:<br />RESTORE FABULOUS VIEWS<br />
  26. 26. COVERT PARK MOUNT BONNELL<br />“FABULOUS VIEWS” RESTORATION<br />JANUARY 28-31, 2011<br />PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS<br />REPORT<br />Fred Bothwell<br />West Point Society of Central Texas<br />Friends of Mount Bonnell<br />fred.bothwell@west-point.org<br />(512) 635-4433<br />MAY 2010 CONCEPTUAL PLAN<br />PAVILION<br /> PICNIC TABLE<br /> OBSERVATION POINT<br /> PICNIC TABLE<br />1<br />PROPOSED AREAS OF VEGETATION REDUCTION<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  27. 27. Project Management span of control….<br />….and the Contractor, and the Friends of Mount Bonnell, and the neighbors, and the Neighborhood Associations, and other AOG members….<br />
  28. 28. BEFORE<br />RIVER VIEWS TO NORTH AND SOUTH FROM PAVILION (SITE 1) AND OBSERVATION PLATFORM (SITE 3) WERE OBSCURED BY VEGETATION <br />AFTER<br />RIVER VIEWS TO NORTH AND SOUTH FROM PAVILION (SITE 1) AND NORTH VIEW FROM OBSERVATION PLATFORM (SITE 3) ARE NOW UNOBSTRUCTED.<br />
  29. 29. BEFORE: FULL AUSTIN SKYLINE WAS ONLY VISIBLE FROM SITE 2 BY STANDING ON PICNIC TABLE. SKYLINE WAS INVISIBLE FROM PICNIC TABLE AT SITE 4<br />AFTER: PANORAMIC AUSTIN SKYLINE FROM TEXAS TOWER TO LADYBIRD LAKE NOW VISIBLE FROM SEATED POSITION AT BOTH TABLES<br />
  30. 30. HUNDREDS OF CUBIC YARDS* OF VIEW OBSTRUCTING <br />VEGETATION WERE CUT AND STACKED FOR <br />CHIPPING AND WINDROW FABRICATION <br />*ESTIMATED STACK SIZE: 10’ H X 5’ DEEP X 20 ‘ LONG<br />
  31. 31. FINAL TALLY<br />ORIGINAL CONCEPTUAL PLAN<br />MAY 2010<br />ACCOMPLISHED AS OF 2/01/2011: ~80% COVERAGE OF ORIGINAL PROPOSED SIGHTLINES INCLUDING 2 NEW PANORAMIC VIEWS OF AUSTIN SKYLINE * <br />BRACTED TWISTFLOWER<br />*SCOPE OF ORIGINAL CONCEPTUAL PLAN CONSTRAINED BY PARK BOUNDARY, CONSERVATION, AND PRESERVATION CONCERNS.<br />FINAL SCOPE OF PROJECT DEFINED IN COOPERATION WITH AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, BALCONES CANYONLANDS PRESERVE, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES, FRIENDS OF MOUNT BONNELL, AND WEST POINT SOCIETY<br />
  32. 32. 2/09/2011<br />12<br />WEST AUSTIN NEWS PROVIDES <br />CONTINUING COVERAGE<br />“I’ve never seen this view before…”<br />
  33. 33. PROJECT:<br />REPLACE DAMAGED MARKER<br />MOUNT BONNELL<br />DEDICATED AS A PARK BY <br />FRANK M COVERT SR.<br />GIVEN TO TRAVIS COUNTY <br />JULY 15, 1938<br />WARREN S FREUND COM’R PREC. NO2<br />1/10/2011<br />13<br />
  34. 34. COVERT PARK DEDICATION MARKER REPLACEMENT BRIEFING<br />JANUARY 10, 2011<br />Covert Cover<br />1938<br />West Point Society of Central Texas<br />Friends of Mount Bonnell<br />Fred Bothwell, WPSCT (512) 635-4433<br />Stan Bacon, WPSCT (512) 345-5964<br />O’Connell Robertson<br />Architectural/Engineering<br />Jason Andrus, AIA (512) 478-7286<br />2008<br />2010<br />1/10/2011<br />14<br />
  35. 35. MARKER CONDITION:1938-2011<br />Original Marker Reaches End of Life<br />Marker is no longer vertical <br /> 1938 2010 <br />Marker is disintegrating<br /> 2008 2010 <br />1/10/2011<br />15<br />
  36. 36. THREE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS<br />1. USING EXISTING DESIGN: STASSWENDER<br />2. USING EXISTING DESIGN: HARDMAN<br />3. EXPLORING NEW DESIGNS: O’CONNELL ROBERTSON<br />Austin-based, architectural/engineering/interior design firm <br />Established in 1950. <br />Specializes in education, healthcare, and sports facility design,<br />Known for developing innovative design solutions<br />Specialties<br />masterplanning, architecture, engineering, interior design, and bond planning. <br />1/10/2011<br />16<br />
  37. 37. Bob Bullock<br />The Whiteheads<br />Texas State Cemetery WWII Monument<br />Stasswender Memorial Company2801 Hancock DriveAustin, TX 78731PHONE: (512) 477-5021FAX:   (512) 477-5995<br />John Connally<br />http://stasswender.com/index.html<br />Texas State Cemetery<br />Vietnam Monument<br />The Fergusons<br />1/10/2011<br />17<br />
  38. 38. Per Jim Stasswender, head of Stasswender Monument Co, Austin on 11/24:<br /><ul><li> His grandfather carved and installed the existing Covert marker on Mt Bonnell in 1938.
  39. 39. Limestone will not last. Marker must be granite. The inscriptions should be on stone. A plaque, if used, must be bronze
  40. 40. Bronze is very expensive and likely to be stolen.
  41. 41. If selected, would plan to visit local quarries with client to select a suitable stone and develop detailed design
  42. 42. Stone would be polished on one surface for inscription.
  43. 43. Need three month lead time
  44. 44. Estimated cost: Not less than $10K, not more than $20K. </li></ul>1/10/2011<br />18<br />
  45. 45. HARDMAN SOLUTION<br /><ul><li>Replicate original marker in limestone.
  46. 46. If selected, would plan to visit local quarries with client to select a suitable stone and develop detailed design
  47. 47. Inscription to be either directly on stone or on metal plaque
  48. 48. Estimated cost ~$8500</li></ul>michaelv@hardmansigns.com<br />512-627-7366<br />http://www.hardmansigns.com/index.php<br />1/10/2011<br />19<br />
  49. 49. <ul><li>Austin-based, architectural/engineering/interior design firm
  50. 50. Established in 1950.
  51. 51. Specializes in education, healthcare, and sports facility design,
  52. 52. Known for developing innovative design solutions</li></ul>Support to date<br />Design staff site visit to Mount Bonnell<br />Joint design conference<br />Preliminary design concept presentation<br />1/10/2011<br />20<br />
  53. 53. REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS<br /><ul><li>The Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, North End Zone Expansion
  54. 54. Texas State University Baseball/Softball Complex Enhancements
  55. 55. New University of Texas Softball Training Facility
  56. 56. New Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Residence Hall
  57. 57. New Texas A&M University McFerrin Indoor Athletic Center A/E</li></ul>1/10/2011<br />21<br />
  58. 58. TEXAS STATE CEMETERY 9/11 MEMORIAL, AUSTIN <br /><ul><li>The Texas State Cemetery 9/11 monument is dedicated to all Texans who died during the September 11 terrorist attacks
  59. 59. Commissioned in 2002, numerous designs were submitted from artists, architects and private citizens from around the state.
  60. 60. The final design by O’Connell, Robertson and Associates of Austin was chosen by the Governor’s Office and the Texas State Cemetery Committee.</li></ul>http://www.oconnellrobertson.com/<br />1/10/2011<br />22<br />
  61. 61. CURRENT INSTALLATION<br />PROPOSED INSTALLATION<br />
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  66. 66. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS<br />1. USING EXISTING DESIGN: STASSWENDER<br />Somewhat responsive. Granite Marker. Cost: $10K-$20K<br />X<br />2. USING EXISTING DESIGN: HARDMAN<br />Generally unresponsive. Limestone Marker. Cost ~$8.5K<br />3. EXPLORING NEW DESIGNS: O’CONNELL ROBERTSON<br />Austin-based, architectural/engineering/interior design firm <br />Established in 1950. <br />Specializes in education, healthcare, and sports facility design,<br />Known for developing innovative design solutions<br />Specialties<br />masterplanning, architecture, engineering, interior design, and bond planning. <br />Highly responsive. Custom design. Cost TBD<br />1/10/2011<br />28<br />
  67. 67.
  68. 68.
  69. 69. 2/09/2011<br />31<br />
  70. 70. 2/09/2011<br />32<br />
  71. 71. PROJECT:<br />BONNELL VIDEOS<br />NOMINATIONS AS OF FEB 2011<br />X<br />SXSW.FILMAUSTIN,TX<br />Hill CountryFilm Festival<br />FREDERICKSBURG, TX<br />GIFILM FESTIVAL<br />Washington, DC<br />Reel Stories, Real Heroes<br />X<br />Texas Historical Commission Award of Excellence in Media Achievement<br />1/10/2011<br />33<br />
  72. 72. The Bonnell Awards for Leadership<br />PROJECT:<br />BONNELL AWARDS<br />CITATION<br />PER IL RILASCIO IMMEDIATO Una rivolta tribale, un tenente della fanteria: La linea grigia lunga all'eroe non lodato di onore di la guerra del Texas per indipendenza, Joseph Bonnell, un codice categoria di West Point di 1825 A 2 pomeridiane sabato il 6 marzo 2010 la società di West Point del Texas centrale condurrà una cerimonia al museo di storia della condizione del Bob Bullock il Texas a Austin per commemorare eroismo straordinario del tenente Joseph Bonnell che, agente da solo in 1836, ha impedetto una grande forza dei guerrieri ostili l'attacco dell'esercito del Texas nell'ambito dell'ordine del General Sam Houston. <br />PURPOSE:, presented in memory of Captain Joseph Bonnell, West Point class of 1825, 3rd US Infantry Regiment and Army of the Republic of Texas, Aide to General Sam Houston and Hero of the Texas War for Independence.<br />SCOPE: Two awards, presented to a junior Officer (0-1 to 0-3) and a junior Non Commissioned Officer (E-4 to E-6) in the Texas Army National Guard.<br />CRITEREA: Awarded to individuals who best exemplify the qualities displayed by Captain<br />Bonnell. They include professionalism, integrity, inspiring trust in others, courage, ingenuity,<br />use of alternatives to the application of combat power, and the ability to inspire those traits in<br />their subordinates while deployed on active duty.<br />1/10/2011<br />34<br />
  73. 73. CITATION<br />PER IL RILASCIO IMMEDIATO Una rivolta tribale, un tenente della fanteria: La linea grigia lunga all'eroe non lodato di onore di la guerra del Texas per indipendenza, Joseph Bonnell, un codice categoria di West Point di 1825 A 2 pomeridiane sabato il 6 marzo 2010 la società di West Point del Texas centrale condurrà una cerimonia al museo di storia della condizione del Bob Bullock il Texas a Austin per commemorare eroismo straordinario del tenente Joseph Bonnell che, agente da solo in 1836, ha impedetto una grande forza dei guerrieri ostili l'attacco dell'esercito del Texas nell'ambito dell'ordine del General Sam Houston. <br />SELECTION: Selection of honorees and preparation of citations to be accomplished by Texas Army National Guard.<br />FREQUENCY: To be awarded annually or as jointly determined by the Adjutant General, Texas and the President of the West Point Society of Central Texas.<br />PRESENTATION: To be presented by a General Officer (Active or Retired) representing the West Point Society of Central Texas at a ceremony to be held at Camp Mabry, Texas on or about American Heroes Day or other suitable occasions.<br />CONTENT: Prepared by the West Point Society of Central Texas: Framed certificates provided by the WPSCT and citations provided by TXARNG detailing the service rendered by the recipients of the award, accompanied by letters of commendation from the President of the West Point Society of Central Texas.<br />1/10/2011<br />35<br />
  74. 74. PROJECT:<br />FUTURE FACILITIES ENHANCEMENT<br />1/10/2011<br />36<br />
  75. 75. 2/09/2011<br />37<br />WORK IN PROGRESS: REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS<br />COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDED CORRECTION TO THC MARKER ON MOUNT BONNELL<br />REVIEW AND CONFIRM MARKER REPLACEMENT PLANS WITH DUKE COVERT. BE PREPARED TO MANAGE PROJECT.<br />SPRING CLEANUP OF COVERT PARK/MT BONNELL<br />APPLY FOR APF GRANT FOR KIOSK(S), RAISE MATCHING FUNDS (MAY-SEP)<br />PLAN AND EXECUTE BONNELL AWARDS PRESENTATION AT CAMP MABRY.<br />SUPPORT INSTALLATION OF BONNELL EXHIBIT AND VIDEO AT MABRY MUSEUM – ENCOURAGE BONNELL EXHIBIT AT BULLOCK MUSEM<br />CONTINUED ENHANCEMENT OF WEB SITE<br />CREATE BONNELL STORY .PPT PRESENTATION<br />CONSIDER OBSERVANCE OF 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO – APRIL 21, 2011<br />
  76. 76. 2/09/2011<br />38<br />PROPOSED COMPLEX PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE <br />WPSCT MEMBERS<br />INDIVIDUAL $ CONTRIBUTORS<br />PATRONS<br />O’CONNELL & ROBERTSON<br />
  77. 77. BACKUP <br />1/10/2011<br />39<br />
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  79. 79. The Arno-NovotnyHouse in Austin Texas, formerly the Texas Institute for the Blind, was used by Major General George ArmstrongCuster as his headquarters during the start of Reconstruction in 1865-66.  The structureis beautifully preserved on the University of Texas campus. <br />

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