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Feb 2011 Joseph Bonnell Project Status Report to West Point Society of Central Texas

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    • The Joseph Bonnell Project
      Update and Outlook
      2010-2011
      Stan Bacon
      Fred Bothwell
      Sel Graham
      WPSCT
      February 9, 2011
      2/09/2011
      1
    • JOSEPH BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS - 2010
      WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS – FRIENDS OF MT BONNELL PROJECTS
      COMPLETED IN 2010
      • HELD JOSEPH BONNELL DAY CEREMONY, BULLOCK MUSEUM (MAR)
      • ADOPTED MOUNT BONNELL COVERT PARK (MAY)
      • APPLIED FOR APF GRANT TO SUPPORT RESTORING VIEWS FROM MT BONNELL (MAY/SEPT)
      • FILMED “JOSEPH BONNELL STORY” VIDEO (SEP)
      • ENTERED VIDEO IN SXSW, HCFF, AND THC MEDIA AWARDS (OCT)
      • SUPERVISED PARD “GREAT OYSTER RACE” CHECKPOINT AT MT BONNELL (OCT)
      • SUPERVISED AND STAFFED MT BONNELL COVERT PARK FALL CLEANUP (NOV)
      • PLANNED TXARNG BONNELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP (NOV)
      • SUPPORTED AND STAFFED ALL 2010 “FRIENDS OF MOUNT BONNELL” PROJECTS
      • AWARDED APF GRANT $1500 TO SUPPORT RESTORATION OF VIEWS +$350 FOR SUPPORT OF OYSTER RACE
      • RAISED $2464 OF $3000 REQUIRED TO ACCOMPLISH RESTORATION OF VIEWS
      • CREATED/ENHANCED BONNELL WEB SITE, WIKIPEDIA, AND HANDBOOK OF TEXAS CONTENT
      APF: AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION; PARD: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT;
      THC: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION
    • JOSEPH BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS - 2011
      WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS – FRIENDS OF MT BONNELL PROJECTS
      PLANNED IN 2011
      • COMPLETED FUNDRAISING FOR RESTORATION OF VIEWS (JAN-FEB)
      • RESTORED VIEWS (28-31 JAN)
      • SUPPORT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COVERT MARKER (JAN-JUN)
      • SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR CORRECTED HISTORICAL MARKER TO THC (JAN-FEB)
      • CREATED 4 MINUTE BONNELL VIDEO FOR TEXAS MILITARY FORCES MUSEUM (JAN - DONE)
      • PLAN AND EXECUTE SPRING CLEANUP (MAR)
      • PRESENT BONNELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AT CAMP MABRY CEREMONY (APR)
      • MANAGE CEREMONY FOR REDEDICATION OF COVERT PARK (JUN-SEP)
      • FUND AND MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF INFORMATION KIOSKS ON MT BONNELL (JUL-DEC)
      • CREATE, REVIEW, AND MAINTAIN LONG RANGE PLAN FOR PARK IMPROVEMENT
      APF: AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION; PARD: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT;
      THC: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION
      1/10/2011
      3
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      4
      PROJECT:
      FUND RAISING
    • 2/09/2011
      5
      PROJECT:
      RESTORE FABULOUS VIEWS
    • COVERT PARK MOUNT BONNELL
      “FABULOUS VIEWS” RESTORATION
      JANUARY 28-31, 2011
      PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
      REPORT
      Fred Bothwell
      West Point Society of Central Texas
      Friends of Mount Bonnell
      fred.bothwell@west-point.org
      (512) 635-4433
      MAY 2010 CONCEPTUAL PLAN
      PAVILION
      PICNIC TABLE
      OBSERVATION POINT
      PICNIC TABLE
      1
      PROPOSED AREAS OF VEGETATION REDUCTION
      2
      3
      4
    • Project Management span of control….
      ….and the Contractor, and the Friends of Mount Bonnell, and the neighbors, and the Neighborhood Associations, and other AOG members….
    • BEFORE
      RIVER VIEWS TO NORTH AND SOUTH FROM PAVILION (SITE 1) AND OBSERVATION PLATFORM (SITE 3) WERE OBSCURED BY VEGETATION
      AFTER
      RIVER VIEWS TO NORTH AND SOUTH FROM PAVILION (SITE 1) AND NORTH VIEW FROM OBSERVATION PLATFORM (SITE 3) ARE NOW UNOBSTRUCTED.
    • BEFORE: FULL AUSTIN SKYLINE WAS ONLY VISIBLE FROM SITE 2 BY STANDING ON PICNIC TABLE. SKYLINE WAS INVISIBLE FROM PICNIC TABLE AT SITE 4
      AFTER: PANORAMIC AUSTIN SKYLINE FROM TEXAS TOWER TO LADYBIRD LAKE NOW VISIBLE FROM SEATED POSITION AT BOTH TABLES
    • HUNDREDS OF CUBIC YARDS* OF VIEW OBSTRUCTING
      VEGETATION WERE CUT AND STACKED FOR
      CHIPPING AND WINDROW FABRICATION
      *ESTIMATED STACK SIZE: 10’ H X 5’ DEEP X 20 ‘ LONG
    • FINAL TALLY
      ORIGINAL CONCEPTUAL PLAN
      MAY 2010
      ACCOMPLISHED AS OF 2/01/2011: ~80% COVERAGE OF ORIGINAL PROPOSED SIGHTLINES INCLUDING 2 NEW PANORAMIC VIEWS OF AUSTIN SKYLINE *
      BRACTED TWISTFLOWER
      *SCOPE OF ORIGINAL CONCEPTUAL PLAN CONSTRAINED BY PARK BOUNDARY, CONSERVATION, AND PRESERVATION CONCERNS.
      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
    • 2/09/2011
      12
      WEST AUSTIN NEWS PROVIDES
      CONTINUING COVERAGE
      “I’ve never seen this view before…”
    • PROJECT:
      REPLACE DAMAGED MARKER
      MOUNT BONNELL
      DEDICATED AS A PARK BY
      FRANK M COVERT SR.
      GIVEN TO TRAVIS COUNTY
      JULY 15, 1938
      WARREN S FREUND COM’R PREC. NO2
      1/10/2011
      13
    • COVERT PARK DEDICATION MARKER REPLACEMENT BRIEFING
      JANUARY 10, 2011
      Covert Cover
      1938
      West Point Society of Central Texas
      Friends of Mount Bonnell
      Fred Bothwell, WPSCT (512) 635-4433
      Stan Bacon, WPSCT (512) 345-5964
      O’Connell Robertson
      Architectural/Engineering
      Jason Andrus, AIA (512) 478-7286
      2008
      2010
      1/10/2011
      14
    • MARKER CONDITION:1938-2011
      Original Marker Reaches End of Life
      Marker is no longer vertical
      1938 2010
      Marker is disintegrating
      2008 2010
      1/10/2011
      15
    • THREE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS
      1. USING EXISTING DESIGN: STASSWENDER
      2. USING EXISTING DESIGN: HARDMAN
      3. EXPLORING NEW DESIGNS: O’CONNELL ROBERTSON
      Austin-based, architectural/engineering/interior design firm
      Established in 1950.
      Specializes in education, healthcare, and sports facility design,
      Known for developing innovative design solutions
      Specialties
      masterplanning, architecture, engineering, interior design, and bond planning.
      1/10/2011
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    • Bob Bullock
      The Whiteheads
      Texas State Cemetery WWII Monument
      Stasswender Memorial Company2801 Hancock DriveAustin, TX 78731PHONE: (512) 477-5021FAX:   (512) 477-5995
      John Connally
      http://stasswender.com/index.html
      Texas State Cemetery
      Vietnam Monument
      The Fergusons
      1/10/2011
      17
    • Per Jim Stasswender, head of Stasswender Monument Co, Austin on 11/24:
      • His grandfather carved and installed the existing Covert marker on Mt Bonnell in 1938.
      • Limestone will not last. Marker must be granite. The inscriptions should be on stone. A plaque, if used, must be bronze
      • Bronze is very expensive and likely to be stolen.
      • If selected, would plan to visit local quarries with client to select a suitable stone and develop detailed design
      • Stone would be polished on one surface for inscription.
      • Need three month lead time
      • Estimated cost: Not less than $10K, not more than $20K.
      1/10/2011
      18
    • HARDMAN SOLUTION
      • Replicate original marker in limestone.
      • If selected, would plan to visit local quarries with client to select a suitable stone and develop detailed design
      • Inscription to be either directly on stone or on metal plaque
      • Estimated cost ~$8500
      michaelv@hardmansigns.com
      512-627-7366
      http://www.hardmansigns.com/index.php
      1/10/2011
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      • Austin-based, architectural/engineering/interior design firm
      • Established in 1950.
      • Specializes in education, healthcare, and sports facility design,
      • Known for developing innovative design solutions
      Support to date
      Design staff site visit to Mount Bonnell
      Joint design conference
      Preliminary design concept presentation
      1/10/2011
      20
    • REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS
      • The Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, North End Zone Expansion
      • Texas State University Baseball/Softball Complex Enhancements
      • New University of Texas Softball Training Facility
      • New Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Residence Hall
      • New Texas A&M University McFerrin Indoor Athletic Center A/E
      1/10/2011
      21
    • TEXAS STATE CEMETERY 9/11 MEMORIAL, AUSTIN
      • The Texas State Cemetery 9/11 monument is dedicated to all Texans who died during the September 11 terrorist attacks
      • Commissioned in 2002, numerous designs were submitted from artists, architects and private citizens from around the state.
      • The final design by O’Connell, Robertson and Associates of Austin was chosen by the Governor’s Office and the Texas State Cemetery Committee.
      http://www.oconnellrobertson.com/
      1/10/2011
      22
    • CURRENT INSTALLATION
      PROPOSED INSTALLATION
    • SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      1. USING EXISTING DESIGN: STASSWENDER
      Somewhat responsive. Granite Marker. Cost: $10K-$20K
      X
      2. USING EXISTING DESIGN: HARDMAN
      Generally unresponsive. Limestone Marker. Cost ~$8.5K
      3. EXPLORING NEW DESIGNS: O’CONNELL ROBERTSON
      Austin-based, architectural/engineering/interior design firm
      Established in 1950.
      Specializes in education, healthcare, and sports facility design,
      Known for developing innovative design solutions
      Specialties
      masterplanning, architecture, engineering, interior design, and bond planning.
      Highly responsive. Custom design. Cost TBD
      1/10/2011
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    • PROJECT:
      BONNELL VIDEOS
      NOMINATIONS AS OF FEB 2011
      X
      SXSW.FILMAUSTIN,TX
      Hill CountryFilm Festival
      FREDERICKSBURG, TX
      GIFILM FESTIVAL
      Washington, DC
      Reel Stories, Real Heroes
      X
      Texas Historical Commission Award of Excellence in Media Achievement
      1/10/2011
      33
    • The Bonnell Awards for Leadership
      PROJECT:
      BONNELL AWARDS
      CITATION
      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.
      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.
      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.
      CRITEREA: Awarded to individuals who best exemplify the qualities displayed by Captain
      Bonnell. They include professionalism, integrity, inspiring trust in others, courage, ingenuity,
      use of alternatives to the application of combat power, and the ability to inspire those traits in
      their subordinates while deployed on active duty.
      1/10/2011
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    • CITATION
      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.
      SELECTION: Selection of honorees and preparation of citations to be accomplished by Texas Army National Guard.
      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.
      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.
      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.
      1/10/2011
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    • PROJECT:
      FUTURE FACILITIES ENHANCEMENT
      1/10/2011
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      WORK IN PROGRESS: REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS
      COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDED CORRECTION TO THC MARKER ON MOUNT BONNELL
      REVIEW AND CONFIRM MARKER REPLACEMENT PLANS WITH DUKE COVERT. BE PREPARED TO MANAGE PROJECT.
      SPRING CLEANUP OF COVERT PARK/MT BONNELL
      APPLY FOR APF GRANT FOR KIOSK(S), RAISE MATCHING FUNDS (MAY-SEP)
      PLAN AND EXECUTE BONNELL AWARDS PRESENTATION AT CAMP MABRY.
      SUPPORT INSTALLATION OF BONNELL EXHIBIT AND VIDEO AT MABRY MUSEUM – ENCOURAGE BONNELL EXHIBIT AT BULLOCK MUSEM
      CONTINUED ENHANCEMENT OF WEB SITE
      CREATE BONNELL STORY .PPT PRESENTATION
      CONSIDER OBSERVANCE OF 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO – APRIL 21, 2011
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      PROPOSED COMPLEX PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
      WPSCT MEMBERS
      INDIVIDUAL $ CONTRIBUTORS
      PATRONS
      O’CONNELL & ROBERTSON
    • BACKUP
      1/10/2011
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    • 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.