CITY OF TEXARKANA, AR

REQUEST FOR BOARD ACTION

 

AGENDA TITLE: Adopt a Resolution accepting the 5 Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

AGENDA DATE:  08/1/2016

ITEM#: 8D

DEPARTMENT:   Public Works

DATE SUBMITTED:  07/20/16

PREPARED BY Ross Cowling, Parks Superintendent

SUBJECT Five Year Parks and Recreation Plan

EXHIBITS Resolution, Ad for Public Hearings, and Draft of Five Year Parks and Recreation Plan

APPROVAL:

EXPENSE REQUIRED $0.00

AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0.00

APPROPRIATION REQUIRED:  $0.00

SUMMARY   In your Board packet, there is a draft copy of the Five Year Parks and Recreation Plan for your approval. It replaces the last plan that was completed in 2008.

The Five Year Plan was developed by doing an inventory and analysis of existing facilities, identifying the need for improvements, and prioritizing the projects. Citizen input was requested through a survey, public meetings, and community outreach to minorities, seniors, and people with disabilities. Priorities were established by staff, taking into consideration all aspects including budget.

The Five Year Plan is not final until approved by you, the Board of Directors. Once approved, final preparation of the 2017 grant application will begin. The deadline for submission of the grant application is August 29th.

The Five Year Plan should be continually reviewed and revised as projects are completed and priorities change. This Plan should be effective until 2020, when it should be replaced. Any changes should be approved by the Board of Directors. Projects may be moved up in priority if circumstances change or opportunities arise. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

BOARD ACTION: The City Manager and staff recommend board approval.

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. ______

WHEREAS, the 2015-2020 City of Texarkana, Arkansas, Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan (“Recreation Master Plan”) is to insure the City moves in the proper direction in providing the most efficient and effective parks and recreation program that meets the needs and desires of the community; and

WHEREAS, the Recreation Master Plan will provide guidance in promoting the conservation of natural resources and open space through land acquisition and preservation and environmentally sensitive planning and development; and

WHEREAS, the Recreation Master Plan attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein, identifies present and future priority needs of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, and the community; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas that the Recreation Master Plan, as shown in the attached Exhibit “A” incorporated herein by reference, is hereby approved.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 1st day of August, 2016.

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Ruth Penney Bell, Mayor

ATTEST:
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Heather Soyars, City Clerk

APPROVED:
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George Matteson, City Attorney

 

 

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