COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

DATE:

 

02/18/03

SUBJECT: FINAL READING ORDINANCE 2003-O-044

Authorizing the City Manager to enter into agreement with Texas Parks and Wildlife to accept a grant in the amount of $75,200, with a 20% local match for the construction of a portion of the Chacon Creek Trail and amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Improvements Projects Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues of $75,200 in the form of a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife and appropriating expenditures in the amount of $75,200 for the Construction of a portion (7,000 lf) of the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail.

 

INITIATED BY:

Larry Dovalina, City Manager

Cynthia Collazo, Assistant City Manager                                                    

STAFF SOURCE:

Horacio De Leon, Parks & Recreation Director

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:

None

BACKGROUND:

 

The Texas Parks and Wildlife National Recreational Trails Grant Fund has awarded the City $75,200 for the development of the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail which will span approximately 7,000 linear feet from the mouth of the Rio Grande to Dryden Park. The trail will be constructed through the coordination of various city departments including Public Works, Parks, Engineering, Community Development and the Environmental Engineering Department.

 

The trail will provide visitors an opportunity to access scenic areas along the Chacon Creek and the riverbank and also link existing parks including Dryden and the Benavides Softball Park.

 

The 20% local matching funds from Community Development Block Grants will provide for pending acquisition of property located near the project site.

 

FINANCIAL:

The Capital Improvements Project Fund will be amended as follows:

 

 

Annual Budget

FY 2003

Proposed

Amendment

Amended

Budget 2003

Capital Improvements Project Fund:

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife/Chacon Creek Trail

$0

$75,200

$75,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditures:

 

 

 

 Chacon Creek Trail Project

$0

$75,200

$75,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

 

  N/A

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

 

 Approval

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO.  2003-O-044

 

Authorizing the City Manager to enter into agreement with Texas Parks and Wildlife to accept a grant in the amount of $75,200, with a 20% local match for the construction of a portion of the Chacon Creek Trail and amending the City of Laredo Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Improvements Projects Fund annual budget by appropriating revenues of $75,200 in the form of a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife and appropriating expenditures in the amount of $75,200 for the Construction of a portion (7,000 lf) of the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail.

 

           

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2002, City Council adopted the fiscal year 2003 annual budget: and

                       

WHEREAS, on February 18, 2003, City Council will hold a public hearing and introduce this ordinance; and

 

WHEREAS, Texas Parks and Wildlife has awarded the City of Laredo a grant in the amount of $75,200 with 20% local matching funds for construction of the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail.

                                               

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:  The Capital Improvements Project Fund is hereby amended as follows:

 

 

Annual Budget

FY 2003

Proposed

Amendment

Amended

Budget 2003

Capital Improvements Project Fund:

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife/Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail

$0

$75,200

$75,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditures:

 

 

 

 Chacon Creek Hike and Bike Trail Project

$0

$75,200

$75,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS

THE _______________ DAY OF ________________________, 2003.

                                                                                                                       

________________________

ELIZABETH G. FLORES,

MAYOR

 

ATTEST:                                                                                 APPROVED AS TO FORM:         

 

_________________________                                                                   ____________    

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.,                                                  JAIME L. FLORES

CITY SECRETARY                                                                CITY ATTORNEY