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Task Force Meeting #3March 23, 2010<br />WILLACY COUNTY <br />COASTAL CONSERVTION &  <br />ECO-TOURISM PLANNING<br />TASK ...
Agenda for Today<br />TPWD Parks Master Plan Update   <br />Update & Progress<br />Presentation of Public Parks & Recreati...
Task Force Purposes<br />To jointly evaluate coastal issues of concern<br />To promote environmentally sound economic deve...
Parks Master Plan Update<br />
TPWD Parks Master PlanDevelopment Process<br />Step 1:  Facility Inventory 			               Underway<br />Step 2:  Commun...
TPWD Parks Master PlanPurpose<br />Provide a Road-Map for Future Parks and Recreation Facilities in Willacy County through...
TPWD Parks Master PlanComponents<br />Introduction<br />County Goals & Objectives<br />Park Facility Standards<br />Invent...
TPWD Parks Master PlanSample Priorities<br />Outdoor Priorities<br />Water Access/Public Piers<br />Park Land Acquisition<...
TPWD Parks Master PlanSpecial Issues<br />Park Maintenance– How will County and other governments maintain new and existin...
TPWD Parks Master PlanPark Survey is Underway<br />Community Survey is Underway Until April 15 – Please distribute and rai...
TPWD Parks Master PlanOpen Task Force Discussion<br />What are Local Needs and Priorities?<br />Community Parks?<br />Trai...
Coastal Impact Assistance ProgramUpdate<br />”<br />
Coastal Impact Assistance Program<br />Purpose:  A Federal Program to offset” the “coastal impact” of offshore oil and gas...
Eligible CIAP Projects<br />Conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas, including wetlands 		<br />Mitigati...
  County FY07 Projects<br />*  Conceptual Park Site Plan will Support TPWD Outdoor Recreation Grant up to $500,000 to leve...
County FY08 Projects<br />
FY 09 & FY 10CIAP FUNDS<br />COUNTY CIAP FY09:  			$382,000 (estimated)<br />COUNTY CIAP FY10:  			$378,000 (estimated)<br...
UPCOMINGGRANTDEADLINES<br />TPWD, CIAP AND CMP<br />
GRANT DEADLINES 2010<br />
TPWD Recreation Grant Programs<br />					Application 			Award 			State 	<br />Grant Type					Deadlines			Limit			Share<br ...
CMP GRANT DEADLINES<br />CMP Pre-Proposals Due:		June 23<br />CMP Final Proposals Due:		October 13<br />CMP Grant Workshop...
CIAP FY 07-08  PROJECT DEADLINES<br /> SUBMISSION TO MMS			March 31, 2010<br />MMS REVIEW				April-Aug 2010<br />FINAL PRO...
CIAP FY 09-10PROJECT DEADLINES<br />CIAP WORKSHOPS				May 2010<br />COUNTY PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS		June-July 2010<br />REQUE...
PARC PROJECT TEAM<br />PETER A. RAVELLA, Principle & Project Manager 512-784-3565, peter@ravellaconsulting.com<br />FRANK ...
NEXT STEPS<br />SET DATE FOR TASK FORCE MEETING # 4 DURING WEEK OF MAY 10TH<br />TASK FORCE MEMBERS TO SUBMIT TO COUNTY/PA...
Thank you for the opportunity to serve Willacy County<br />Questions and Discussion<br />
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  • MEETING 1 AND 2 (JAN-FEB) WERE ORGANIZATIONALPARC HIRED JAN 2010CIAP ADMIN &amp; PLANNING, CMP ASSISTANCE, TPWD MASTER PLAN &amp; GRANTS
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    1. 1. Task Force Meeting #3March 23, 2010<br />WILLACY COUNTY <br />COASTAL CONSERVTION & <br />ECO-TOURISM PLANNING<br />TASK FORCE<br />PAR Consulting LLC<br />
    2. 2. Agenda for Today<br />TPWD Parks Master Plan Update   <br />Update & Progress<br />Presentation of Public Parks & Recreation Survey & Distribution <br />Local Parks, Recreation and Open Space Goals<br />CIAP <br />Approved CIAP Projects FY 07 - 08<br />Upcoming CIAP Process FY 09 - 10<br />Upcoming Grant Deadlines<br />
    3. 3. Task Force Purposes<br />To jointly evaluate coastal issues of concern<br />To promote environmentally sound economic development <br />To develop, prioritize and implement coastal projects<br />To leverage and maximize state and federal grant funds<br />To mutually support Task Force grant applications<br />To improve public access, develop environmental education programs, construct park facilities, restrooms, boat ramps and maintain the Port Mansfield Channel<br />
    4. 4. Parks Master Plan Update<br />
    5. 5. TPWD Parks Master PlanDevelopment Process<br />Step 1: Facility Inventory Underway<br />Step 2: Community Needs Survey Underway until April 15<br />Step 3: Community Input Underway through Task Force<br />Step 4: Draft Master Plan April 23<br />Step 5: Local & TPWD Review April 23 – May 7<br />Step 6: Task Force Meeting #4 Week of May 10<br />Step 7: Adoption by County & WCND May 17 – 26<br />Step 8: Submission to TPWD May 31<br />
    6. 6. TPWD Parks Master PlanPurpose<br />Provide a Road-Map for Future Parks and Recreation Facilities in Willacy County through 2020<br />Make County Eligible for TPWD Grants<br />Facilitate Community-Based Planning<br />Plan Submission Deadline: May 31, 2010<br />
    7. 7. TPWD Parks Master PlanComponents<br />Introduction<br />County Goals & Objectives<br />Park Facility Standards<br />Inventory of Current Facilities<br />Community Needs Assessment<br />Prioritization of Needs<br />
    8. 8. TPWD Parks Master PlanSample Priorities<br />Outdoor Priorities<br />Water Access/Public Piers<br />Park Land Acquisition<br />Baseball and Soccer Fields <br />Trails, Boardwalks & Wildlife Viewing Stations<br />Indoor Priorities<br />Coastal Nature and Birding Center <br />Indoor gym/basketball court<br />Arts and crafts room<br />Computer & game room<br />
    9. 9. TPWD Parks Master PlanSpecial Issues<br />Park Maintenance– How will County and other governments maintain new and existing parks and recreation facilities?<br />Development of County Park Standards – the physical standards will be used to gauge progress and facility development under the Master Plan<br />Adoption - PARC Recommends Master Plan Adoption by both County and WC Navigation District to allow refinement of local priorities<br />
    10. 10. TPWD Parks Master PlanPark Survey is Underway<br />Community Survey is Underway Until April 15 – Please distribute and raise awareness of the on-line survey <br />http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/willacyparksurvey<br />Contact PARC, for assistance in distributing the survey within your community. (Kay Pils at 512-796-5312)<br />Hard copies are available<br />
    11. 11. TPWD Parks Master PlanOpen Task Force Discussion<br />What are Local Needs and Priorities?<br />Community Parks?<br />Trails?<br />Piers, Docks?<br />Environmental Learning Center?<br />Baseball – Soccer Fields?<br />Indoor Rec Facilities?<br />Thoughts on covering Maintenance Costs?<br />
    12. 12. Coastal Impact Assistance ProgramUpdate<br />”<br />
    13. 13. Coastal Impact Assistance Program<br />Purpose: A Federal Program to offset” the “coastal impact” of offshore oil and gas industry in Willacy County<br />County CIAP Funds <br />FY07: $488,561 <br />FY08: $488,561 <br />FY09: $382,000 (estimated)<br />FY10: $378,000 (estimated)<br />
    14. 14. Eligible CIAP Projects<br />Conservation, protection, or restoration of coastal areas, including wetlands  <br />Mitigation of damage to fish, wildlife, or natural resources  <br />Planning assistance and the administrative costs <br />Implementation of a federally-approved marine, coastal, or comprehensive conservation management plan  <br />Onshore infrastructure projects and public service needs <br />
    15. 15. County FY07 Projects<br />* Conceptual Park Site Plan will Support TPWD Outdoor Recreation Grant up to $500,000 to leverage FY09/10 CIAP Funds.<br />
    16. 16. County FY08 Projects<br />
    17. 17. FY 09 & FY 10CIAP FUNDS<br />COUNTY CIAP FY09: $382,000 (estimated)<br />COUNTY CIAP FY10: $378,000 (estimated)<br />TOTAL COUNTY FUNDS : $760,000<br />Additional Competitive State CIAP Funds: $25 MILLION<br />TASK FORCE SHOULD WORK TO DEVELOP CIAP PROJECT RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNTY IN THE NEXT 60 DAYS<br />PROJECT IDEAS DISCUSSION?<br />
    18. 18. UPCOMINGGRANTDEADLINES<br />TPWD, CIAP AND CMP<br />
    19. 19. GRANT DEADLINES 2010<br />
    20. 20. TPWD Recreation Grant Programs<br /> Application Award State <br />Grant Type Deadlines Limit Share<br />Outdoor Recreation July & Jan. 31 $500,000 50%<br />Indoor Facility July 31 $750,000 50%<br />Small Community Jan. 31 $75,000 50% <br />CO-OP Feb. & Oct. 1 $50,000 100% <br />Recreation Trail May 1 $200,000 80% <br />Boating Access Oct. 31 $500,000 75%<br />NOTE: CIAP FUNDS CAN AND SHOULD BE USED TO MATCH<br />TPWD GRANTS WHERE POSSIBLE<br />
    21. 21. CMP GRANT DEADLINES<br />CMP Pre-Proposals Due: June 23<br />CMP Final Proposals Due: October 13<br />CMP Grant Workshop: May 6<br /> Workshop to be held in Port Isabel, 9:30 am, Port Isabel Housing Authority Office<br />
    22. 22. CIAP FY 07-08 PROJECT DEADLINES<br /> SUBMISSION TO MMS March 31, 2010<br />MMS REVIEW April-Aug 2010<br />FINAL PROJECT APPROVAL Sept. 2010<br />PROJECT WORKPLANS Oct-Dec 2010<br />FUNDS AVAILABLE March 2011<br />
    23. 23. CIAP FY 09-10PROJECT DEADLINES<br />CIAP WORKSHOPS May 2010<br />COUNTY PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS June-July 2010<br />REQUEST STATE CIAP FUNDS June-July 2010<br />REQUEST FOR STATE CIAP FUNDS WILL BE CRITICAL. POSSIBLY UP TO $25 MILLION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO COASTAL COUNTIES FROM THE STATE CIAP “POT”<br />
    24. 24. PARC PROJECT TEAM<br />PETER A. RAVELLA, Principle & Project Manager 512-784-3565, peter@ravellaconsulting.com<br />FRANK FULLER, Project Manager 512-419-0624, frank@ffuller.com<br />LINDA SHEAD, Land/Eco-Tourism Planner 713-703-1123, linda.shead@sheadconservation.com<br />KAY PILS, Public Outreach Education Coordinator 512-573-6910, mkaypils@gmail.com<br />
    25. 25. NEXT STEPS<br />SET DATE FOR TASK FORCE MEETING # 4 DURING WEEK OF MAY 10TH<br />TASK FORCE MEMBERS TO SUBMIT TO COUNTY/PARC<br />CIAP FY 09/FY 10 PROJECT IDEAS<br />CMP GRANT IDEAS<br />PARK IMPROVEMENT GOALS, OBJECTIVES & NEEDS<br />WITH COUNTY AUTHORIZATION, PARC TO INITIATE PORT MANSFIELD CONCEPTUAL PLANNING PROCESS ASAP<br />PARC TO COMPILE DRAFT CIAP AND CMP PROJECT LIST AND COMPLETE DRAFT PARKS MASTER<br />TASK FORCE CIAP RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNTY <br />
    26. 26. Thank you for the opportunity to serve Willacy County<br />Questions and Discussion<br />
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