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3-5: Attachment C - Location Map original pdf

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4-1: TTC Annual Programming Plan Presentation original pdf

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The Trail Conservancy | 2022 Annual Programming Plan Parks and Recreation Board Christine Chute Canul, PARD Partnership Manager Heidi Anderson, The Trail Conservancy November 28, 2022 Council Resolution - 20200312-041 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN: The City Council expresses support for the concept of parkland agreements between nonprofit organizations and PARD if the agreements further the mission And vision of the department with regard to non- enterprise fund public parks and trails in an effective, efficient, and inclusive manner. BE IT RESOLVED: The City Council directs the City Manager to work with parks nonprofit partners that have established relationships with PARD, including but not limited to The Trail Foundation and the Pease Park Conservancy, to create opportunities for partnership agreements that benefit the community, and to outline roles and responsibilities between those groups and PARD. 2 October 21, 2021|Council Action City Council authorized the negotiation and execution of a park operations and maintenance agreement with The Trail Conservancy for the operation, maintenance, and programming for certain portions of the Town Lake Metropolitan Park. Council provided direction to return the Annual Programming Plan to City Council for review and direction the first two years of the agreement. Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement with The Trail Conservancy Executed June 10, 2022 4 POMA Terms Programming and Events Highlights  TTC will never close The Butler Trail  Community Events  Community Programming  Free and open to the public  Environmental Stewardship  Partners & Neighborhood/Community events  Initial two years of POMA Annual Programming Plans to Council 2023 Annual Programming Plan | Highlights • Music on the Trail (ongoing) • Goal to expand partnership with additional community groups to support their missions and give Trail users exposure to a diverse pool of local nonprofits Voter registration will be incorporated when appropriate • Flow & Thrive (ongoing) • Monthly wellness series for all ages and abilities to be expanded to include a broader array of fitness experiences Scavenger Hunt (ongoing) • A new scavenger hunt will be rolled out to include a focus on Trail history and culture. • Kids Adopt-a-Garden (summer 2023) • With Mendez and Camacho Community Centers to be continued • Austin Central Library Partnership (ongoing) • New community programming in partnership with Austin Central Library, Twin Oaks Branch, Terrazas Branch, and Cepeda Branch Earth Day Clean-Up & Festival (April 2023) • …

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4-2: TTC Annual Programming Plan original pdf

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The Ann and Roy Butler Trail at Town Lake Metropolitan Park ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN 2023 Prepared for: AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION History and Location Strategic Plan Alignment 2.0 GUIDING PRINCIPLES Mission Vision Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 3.0 PROGRAMMING Event and Programming Spaces Proposed Uses and Programming 2023 Community Event Series 2023 Partnership Programming Butler Trail Arts + Culture Vision Plan Public Information Activities & Trail Signage Revenue Generating Events 4.0 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Community Engagement with PARD Capital Project Community Engagement Other 2022/2023 Community Engagement 5.0 PROGRAMMING RECAP & PLAN REPORT 2 4 6 17 20 1 | P a g e TTC Annual Programming Plan 2023 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 History and Location In the heart of Austin is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields, and cultural attractions. With more than 4.9 million visits a year, the 10+ mile hike-and- bike trail is Austin’s most recognized and popular recreational area. But the Trail is more than a great pathway—it is where Austin thrives. For many citizens and visitors, it represents the best Austin offers outdoor recreation, a scenic, natural environment, and a diverse, vibrant mix of people. The Butler Trail was established in the 1970s. Since then, the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department (CoA PARD) has exercised responsibility for operating and maintaining the Trail. In 2003, The Trail Conservancy (TTC) (formerly The Trail Foundation), a 501(c)(3), was formed to enhance the Trail. Since then, TTC has invested more than $19 million in various improvements, programs, and community engagement opportunities to this public asset, most notably the Boardwalk on the south side of the lake. 1.2 Strategic Plan Alignment TTC Strategic Plan In 2019, TTC entered discussions with the City’s PARD and Watershed Protection Department (WPD) regarding expanding its role beyond project development to encompass some maintenance, operations, and activation aspects. Toward that end, in 2018, TTC engaged the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and ETM Associates to consider its vast potential for the future. In early 2020, TTC committed to developing a multi-year Strategic Plan. The plan incorporates input from various consultants, TTC’s board and staff, and representatives of the City of Austin. One of the main priorities of the Strategic Plan was to engage the community more fully. The Trail will always be …

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7-1: Land Management Plan Presentation original pdf

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Land Management Planning for PARD Natural Areas Progress Update and Anticipated Timeline Briefing to Austin Parks Board November 28, 2022 Presenter: Matt McCaw Environmental Conservation Program Manager Land Management Program Background • A natural area is one with natural character, typically dominated by native plants and animals. • The majority of PARD’s ~ 17,000 acres are designated as natural areas. • These natural areas provide critical services such as mental health benefits, social well- being, climate regulation, clean air and water. • Most have not been managed to maintain ecosystem health. • They are degraded and therefore threatened by heat, drought, disease, and wildfire. • The need for comprehensive restoration of PARD natural areas has long been recognized by staff, partners, and the community. 26% Built/ mowed 74% Natural Areas Acres 0.2% Natural Areas 99.8% Built/mowed, programs, admin Budget Background safety standpoint. • The 2019 Wildfire Preparedness Audit highlighted this need from a public • Recommended that PARD create and implement land management plans with a priority on “high-risk properties.” • PARD has establish a land management program to do this. • This land management plan will help PARD achieve conservation goals in existing parks master/vision plans. • This land management plan will also help to address the following goals in the Climate Equity Plan: • Manage all natural areas under land management plans to improve resilience and reduce carbon emissions. • Achieve (and maintain) at least 50% citywide tree canopy cover by 2050. Timeline • RFP Published • RFP Close Date • Re-Bid RFP Published • RFP Close Date • Recommended Awardee Posted on Austin Finance Online • Project kickoff • Final draft anticipated • Board and Council approval 02/01/2021 03/04/2021 07/26/2021 08/24/2021 10/05/2021 January 2022 February 2023 Feb-Mar 2023 • Public outreach to 30+ stakeholder groups Summer-fall-winter 2022 Public Engagement • Before plan development: Plan • Parks master/vision plans, PARD Long Range Plan, Climate Equity • Wildfire Preparedness Audit, existing CAPP projects • Two presentations to PARB, City Council approval • During plan development • Targeted and general outreach to 30+ stakeholder groups • Austin Parks Foundation, PARKner groups, Adopt-a-park groups, Friends groups, conservancies, volunteer groups, neighborhood associations, Master Naturalist chapters • Involvement and briefings with key City staff: BCP, AFD, others • During implementation • Engagement with key stakeholder groups during prioritization, project planning, volunteer involvement, scheduling. Background Site analysis - 100% complete • Soils, hydrology, existing …

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7-2: Appendix 1 - PARD Tracts and Management Complexes Table original pdf

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3753 S Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, Texas 78746 3918 S Mopac Expy Svrd SB, Austin, Texas 78746 4800 S Mopac Expy., Austin, Texas 78735 3918 S Mopac Expy Svrd., Austin, Texas 78746 area included (acres) total BCP 2,088.8 838.8 * 1,120.3 * Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Louis Rene Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary Walter E. Long Metro Park 8001 Decker Ln., Austin, Texas 78724 9138 Blue Bluff Rd., Austin, Texas 78724 6620 Blue Bluff Rd., Austin, Texas 78724 APPENDIX 1 - PARD Tracts and Management Complexes Table Solicitation: RFP 8600 AVB3000 REBID1 Management complex / tract name Barton Creek complex Barton Creek Greenbelt Barton Creek Wilderness Park Gaines Greenbelt Gaines Park at Barton Creek Greenbelt Decker complex East Boggy + Red Bluff complex East Boggy Creek Greenbelt Red Bluff Nature Preserve Guerrero + Co River Preserve complex Colorado River Park WIldlife Sanctuary Roy Guerrero Metro Park Onion Creek - Old San Antonio complex Old San Antonio District Park Old San Antonio Greenbelt Wunneburger Neighborhood Park Onion Creek Metro complex Jimmy Clay Golf Course Marble Creek Greenbelt Marble Creek Neighborhood Park Onion Creek Greenbelt Onion Creek Metro Park Onion Creek Soccer Complex Salt Springs Neighborhood Park Slaughter Creek Metro complex 5609 Stuart Cir., Austin, Texas 78721 5607 Harold Ct., Austin, Texas 78721 5827 Levander Loop, Austin, Texas 78702 400 Grove Blvd., Austin, Texas 78741 12110 Old San Antonio Rd., Austin, Texas 78652 11705 Old San Antonio Rd., Austin, Texas 78748 11901 Old San Antonio Rd., Austin, Texas 78652 5400 Jimmy Clay Dr, Austin, TX 78744 6605 E William Cannon Dr., Austin, Texas 78744 6704 Zequiel Dr., Austin, Texas 78744 7004 Onion Creek Dr., Austin, Texas 78744 8652 Nuckols Crossing Rd., Austin, Texas 78744 5600 E William Cannon Dr., Austin, Texas 78744 6401 E William Cannon Dr., Austin, Texas 78744 838.8 1,120.3 121.0 8.7 348.0 290.6 1,502.2 75.0 49.1 42.5 267.3 58.1 28.4 23.5 50.1 75.8 8.7 174.2 459.3 65.5 9.5 532.0 2,140.9 124.1 309.8 110.0 843.1 598.6 Circle C Ranch on Slaughter Creek 6301 W Slaughter Ln., Austin, Texas 78739 * Hielscher Tract Greenbelt Trevino + Walnut complex 6801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, Texas 78739 400.9 Colorado/Walnut Greenbelt John Trevino Jr. Metro Park at Morrison Ranch 8001 Delwau Ln., Austin, Texas 78725 9501 FM 969 Rd., Austin, Texas 78725 Isolated tracts Barrow Nature Preserve Bauerle Ranch at Slaughter Creek Greenbelt Blunn Creek Nature Preserve Big Walnut Creek Nature Preserve Bull Creek …

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8-1: PARD Director's Report, November 2022 original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD DIRECTOR’S REPORT DATE: October 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT/EVENTS: Roy Kizer Golf Course: The successful grand reopening of the Roy Kizer Golf Course was held on September 29, 2022. A bagpipe player kicked off the event welcoming the players who teed off beginning at 7:00 AM. The morning also featured a live radio broadcast with the sports radio show The Horn with Bucky and Aaron, and breakfast for all attendees. The afternoon included music, giveaways, a golf aide demo, more golf, and beverage samples. 200 people attended the event. District 2 1 Mornings with Bucky and Erin Broadcast/Bagpiper David Shackelford Golfers warming up for their round / Clay-Kizer Practice Facility Dedication Ceremony at Wooldridge Square: On Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of Wooldridge Square will celebrate the dedication of two markers honoring the historically significant park. Wooldridge Square was awarded a National Votes for Women Trail marker in recognition of the square’s important role in the women’s suffrage movement in Texas. Wooldridge Square was also recognized by the Texas Recreation and Park Society as a 2021 Lone Star Legacy Park. Read the press release to learn more. District 9 Govalle Neighborhood Park Ribbon Cutting: The Department will host a ribbon-cutting event at Govalle Neighborhood Park on November 7th in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation (APF). Attendees will celebrate the renovation of the playground area and the installation of a new multi-purpose field that was made possible in part through APF board-designated Austin City Limits funding. APF and the Department collaborated with the community to develop the design of the new playground and the scope of the improvements throughout the park. The event is open to the community and Council Member attendance is anticipated. Additional funding was provided by the Tres Grace Foundation, Jay Paul Company (Tank Farm), Hershey Funding, Urban Forestry Grant, and Parkland Dedication fees. District 3 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Flyer Asian American Resource Center Phase 2 Design Reveal: The AARC Phase 2 project team will host a hybrid meeting revealing the schematic design on Thursday, November 17. The design will include a theater, multi-purpose space, gallery space, and parking alignment. The schematic design was developed based on the 2019 Facility Expansion Plan and community input provided through engagement opportunities throughout 2022. Attendees will be asked to share their reactions and feedback on the design. Additional opportunity …

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2-1: H2O Cartoon Presentation original pdf

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H 2 0 CarTOon By: Brett, Jisel, Jose and Tatiana PurPOse ● As austin continues to grow we want to be able to keep the history alive so we decided to make a cartoon aiming for kids. The reason behind this is that we want kids to be able to grow up and learn about the history of waterloo. This cartoon would be located at the Moody Amphitheater showing every Friday a way where kids can have fun, but also learn. This cartoon will be interactive cartoon asking question to get kids interested and involved. The cartoon will show the evaluation of waterloo from back then to now. MOre DEtaILs - Our cartoon will be 20 mins long - We Will have important information while trying to keep it minimalist due to the fact this cartoon is aimed for kids we want to keep them engaged. - Our information will be simple but informative - We will mention key fact - For example: what is waterloo? Give definition where its located, what it looked like before to what it is now, mention key fact like floods, importance of the creek - Our Cartoon will be shown at the moody waterloo park on a projector WhaT wILl Be sHowN/saID FirSt 5 miNs: ● ● show a animated picture of waterloo and ask “do you know what waterloo is” then will give a overview of what was waterloo located by 15th street and runs through lady bird lake ● will show a map ● ● waterloo went through major problems a place where people can come together before it was all of this 10 mins Next 5 mins: ● Houses along waller ● ● creek show a picture In Oct 1870 after 36 hours of rain the colorado river flooded again which was located along lower waller creek washed away house” “which was not good at all” Final 10 mins - “Waller creek has gone through major problems throughout the years, waller creek wasn't just a creek. There were homes along it but not only that it was a place for other people to wash their clothes, now we have washer and dryers to wash our clothes but back then a kid named Paul Sessums said they used the creek to wash their clothes” ConT. - Final 5 mins: “There is just so much history that we just don't know!” “it was …

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2-2: Waterloo Mural Presentation original pdf

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Waterloo Mural WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? ● To educate the People that use this park where history has been forgotten or never told. ● Showcase the history of the creek we should make a mural. Stakeholders ● The Park and Recreation department ● City council ● All the chosen Artist “All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.” —Chris DeRubeis Location The pathways around 11 street and Symfonie Square. PC:Laura Cottam Sajbel WATERLOO MURAL \ MEANING OF THE MURAL ● Jazz for the music scene ● Sweet home baptist church/first Baptist church ● School of the Blind and Deaf in there but I didn’t have time to draw with same with some black owned businesses ● Albert Philips- became an expert in everything that goes into becoming a cowboy ● James Coifed’s Barber Shop ● Emzy Harrell—-The only colored police man in Austin HISTORY SIGN WG Waterloo Mural IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WERE FORCED TO MOVE AND THE FORGOTTEN THIS MURAL SHOWCASES IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN WATERLOO AND THE LIFESTYLE OF THE RESIDENTS THAT CALLED THIS PLACE HOME ABOUT THE CELEBRATION we are doing this celebration to remember the history of waller creek and even though we cant do anything about the natural disaster or the losses people had in the flood we would like to make a mural in representation of everyone who was there before us. The celebration consists of presenting our mural to the city of Austin, making people know about the story of waller creek and we are trying to make certain leaders be remembered in our mural. REVEAL PARTY FLYER THANK YOU for listening! any questions or comments?

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2-3: Waterloo Preservation Plan Presentation original pdf

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Waterloo Preservation Plan Citlaly, Tiffany, Max, Bryan Table of Contents 01 History History about waterloo greenway and waller creek 02 Why preserve the history What had happened in the past and present 03 Goals & Strategy What can be done to preserve the history 04 05 Our Plan Our plan to preserve the history of waterloo greenway and waller creek Stakeholders Who is the audience and who are the stakeholders 06 Outcome What can happen in the future with our plan 01 History/background Waller Creek, which flows across the District from north to south, has influenced its development over time. ● Waller Creek dates 15,000 years in the past, indigenous people called Waller Creek even before it was given its name. European settlement forced indigenous people to identify as Mexican ignorer to stay in their ancestral lands. ● ● After Slavery, African Americans established a community along the banks of Waller Creek. The city's waterways, like Shoal Creek and Waller Creek, which at the time were prone to flooding and were areas of the city where many Black and Mexican-Americans had settled, needed to be improved, as well as parks and boulevards. ● The Koch and Fowler 1928 City Plan presents the idea of picturesque parks and boulevards in the Waller Creek area. But the beautification plans also reinforce the racist Jim Crow policies. 01 More history History on development of waller creek and waterloo greenway ● ● In April 1978, Symphony Square opens forming the headquarters for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Square is formed by four historic buildings: the Jeremiah Hamilton House (the only building original to the site), New Orleans Club, William P. Hardeman House, and Michael Doyle House. In 1975, urban planners, architects, landscape architects, and engineers create the Waller Creek Development Plan; plan proposed improvements. ● The City of Austin had a vision for transforming the neglected Waller Creek area into a connected, inclusive, and vibrant public park that could benefit the entire Austin community. Today, both the Conservancy and all of the park’s many destinations are collectively known as “Waterloo Greenway. 02 Why do we need to preserve waterloo park/waller creek Remembrance connections development Transmit our understanding of the past to future generations Help give people a sense of a place and connection to the past Benefits of attraction to tourists and the community 02 What had happened in the past Aftermath of the …

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5-1: DRAFT Recommendation on Statesman PUD Funding and Maintenance original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD RECOMMENDATION YYYYMMDD-XXX Seconded By: Funding for Park Land and Maintenance at South Central Waterfront Date: Subject: Motioned By: Recommendation The Parks and Recreation Board recommends that Council refrain from putting a cap on the money Endeavor (the 305 S. Congress PUD applicant) would owe for Parkland Dedication Fees and recommends against leaving park maintenance in the hands of the developer. Description of Recommendation to Council In light of negotiations for the funding of the park land and maintenance, the Parks and Recreation Board recommends that Council refrain from putting a cap on the money Endeavor (the 305 S. Congress PUD applicant) would owe for Parkland Dedication Fees. In the motion offered by CM Pool that generated brief discussion, an amount of $9M for parkland was discussed. We assume this came from an estimated calculation of parkland fees utilizing predicted FY2023 PLD fees. However, the timing of the construction, potential height increases, and subsequent increase in the number of units may impact the amount of parkland dedication fee called for under the city’s regulations. The fee may be significantly higher, alongside the stipulation that each unit would pay $100 above the parkland dedication fee. We urge the Council to use the parkland dedication formula, already in place—and not to add a ceiling to this amount—as the land continues to grow in value, and the mechanism is already in place to assess the appropriate fee. In light of the plans for maintenance of the park, as suggested, the Downtown Austin Alliance, The Trail Foundation, and the Parks Department met to discuss possibilities. The DAA discussed and tentatively agreed to allow the funds paid into the PID by the developer be paid to The Trail Foundation for ongoing park maintenance. Assuming this tentative agreement could be finalized, this would be the optimal arrangement, in the eyes of the Parks Board. We strongly urge against leaving park maintenance in the hands of the developer, as ownership changes or other factors would negatively impact the level of maintenance at this signature public park. Vote For: Against: Abstain: Absent: Attest: ______________________________

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8-2: CORRECTED PARD Director's Report, November 2022 original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD DIRECTOR’S REPORT DATE: November 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS: Zilker Park Vision Plan: On November 15th, the draft Zilker Park Vision Plan was released for review by the community. As the first comprehensive plan for this beloved and complex space, the vision plan aims to provide a guide for the future of Zilker Metropolitan Park. To connect with as many people in Austin as possible, multiple engagement methods and efforts are being implemented: • Online Draft Plan Review: Community members can read the entire draft plan and provide comments directly on the plan now through January 8, 2023. • Community Survey: A survey option will also be offered highlighting key elements of the draft plan and guiding principles. Open now through January 8, 2023. • Community Meetings: The planning team will be available to guide community members through the plan and answer questions at two formal community meeting opportunities: Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, December 7, 6 p.m. (Zoom Registration) In-Person Open House: Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., McBeth Recreation Center • Pop-ups in all 10 Districts and Zilker: The planning team will also host pop-ups through Austin between now and January 8, 2023, at various events throughout the city. The updated schedule and additional information can be found on the project webpage. Districts 5 and 8 Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park Community Meeting: The Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Watershed Protection Department (WPD) and Austin Transportation Department to create a park concept plan for potential future improvements. WPD is planning to build two stormwater ponds at the park as part of the Guadalupe St. Flood Risk Reduction project. The concept plan will help ensure ponds are compatible with any potential plans for the park in the future. The department will also host a Pop-up Event. Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park, 201 W. 30th Street Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 a.m. (alternative rain date December 10) District 9 Armadillo Neighborhood Park Nature Play Open House: As part of Cities Connecting Children to Nature and in partnership with community partners, the department will install nature play features in Armadillo Neighborhood Park. The meeting will build on the previous meeting in February 2020, sharing ideas for the future equipment and providing interactive options for kids in attendance. The department will also host a Zilker Pop-up at this event. Armadillo Neighborhood Park, 910 Armadillo Rd. 1 Saturday, December 17, 10 …

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20221128-3: Pioneer Crossing Permanent Drainage Use original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD RECOMMENDATION 20221128-3 November 28, 2022 Pioneer Crossing Permanent Drainage Use Date: Subject: Motioned By: Nina Rinaldi Recommendation The Parks and Recreation Board Recommends to Austin City Council to approve 9,574 square feet of Permanent Drainage Use on parkland located at Pioneer Crossing Neighborhood Park. Vote Seconded By: Patrick Moore The motion to recommend to Austin City Council to approve 9,574 square feet of Permanent Drainage Use on parkland located at Pioneer Crossing Neighborhood Park was approved on Board Member Rinaldi’s motion, Board Member Moore’s second on a 9-0 vote with one vacancy. Board Member Di Carlo absent. Chair Cottam Sajbel, Vice Chair Faust, Board Members Barnard, Flowers, Hugman, Lewis, Moore, Rinaldi and Taylor. Board Member Di Carlo. For: Against: Abstain: Absent: Attest:

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20221128-4: The Trail Conservancy Annual Programming Plan original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD RECOMMENDATION 20221128-4 November 28, 2022 The Trail Conservancy Annual Programming Plan Date: Subject: Motioned By: Lisa Hugman Recommendation The Parks and Recreation Board recommends to Austin City Council to approve The Trail Conservancy’s Annual Programming Plan for the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Townlake Metropolitan Park. Vote Seconded By: Nina Rinaldi The motion to recommend to Austin City Council to approve The Trail Conservancy’s Annual Programming Plan for the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Townlake Metropolitan Park was approved on Board Member Hugman’s motion, Board Member Rinaldi’s second on a 9-0 vote with one vacancy. Board Member Di Carlo absent. Chair Cottam Sajbel, Vice Chair Faust, Board Members Barnard, Flowers, Hugman, Lewis, Moore, Rinaldi and Taylor. For: Against: Abstain: Absent: Board Member Di Carlo. Attest:

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20221128-5: PUD Parkland Funding and Maintenance original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD RECOMMENDATION 20221128-5 November 28, 2022 Seconded By: Lisa Hugman Funding for Park Land and Maintenance at South Central Waterfront Date: Subject: Motioned By: Laura Cottam Sajbel Recommendation The Parks and Recreation Board recommends that Council refrain from putting a cap on the money Endeavor (the 305 S. Congress PUD applicant) would owe for Parkland Dedication Fees and recommends against leaving park maintenance in the hands of the developer. Description of Recommendation to Council In light of negotiations for the funding of the park land and maintenance, the Parks and Recreation Board recommends that Council refrain from putting a cap on the money Endeavor (the 305 S. Congress PUD applicant) would owe for Parkland Dedication Fees. In the motion offered by CM Pool that generated brief discussion, an amount of $9M for parkland was discussed. We assume this came from an estimated calculation of parkland fees utilizing predicted FY2023 PLD fees. However, the timing of the construction, potential height increases, and subsequent increase in the number of units may impact the amount of parkland dedication fee called for under the city’s regulations. The fee may be significantly higher, alongside the stipulation that each unit would pay $100 above the parkland dedication fee. We urge the Council to use the parkland dedication formula, already in place—and not to add a ceiling to this amount—as the land continues to grow in value, and the mechanism is already in place to assess the appropriate fee. In light of the plans for maintenance of the park, as suggested, the Downtown Austin Alliance, The Trail Conservancy, and the Parks Department met to discuss possibilities. The DAA discussed and tentatively agreed to allow the funds paid into the PID by the developer be paid to The Trail Conservancy for ongoing park maintenance. Assuming this tentative agreement could be finalized, this would be the preferred arrangement, in the eyes of the Parks Board. We strongly urge against leaving park maintenance in the hands of the developer, as ownership changes or other factors would negatively impact the level of maintenance at this signature public park. Vote The motion to recommend that Council refrain from putting a cap on the money that Endevor (the 305 S. Congress PUD applicant) would owe for the Parkland Dedication Fees and recommend against leaving park maintenance in the hands of the developer was approved on Chair Cottam Sajbel’s Motion, Board …

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0-1: Parks Board Question and Answer Report, November 2022 original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD November 28, 2022 – 6:00 PM City Hall Chambers, Room 1001 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Questions and Answers Report PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS: Laura Cottam Sajbel (D-9), Chair Sarah Faust (D-5), Vice-Chair Nina Rinaldi (D-1) Anna Di Carlo (D-2) Patrick Moore (D-3) Kathryn Flowers (D-4) Lisa Hugman (D-6) Nancy Barnard (D-7) Kim Taylor (D-8) Dawn Lewis (D-10) Richard DePalma (Mayor) Page 1 of 3 Item 4: Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding a recommendation to Austin City Council to approve The Trail Conservancy’s Annual Programming Plan for the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail at Townlake Metropolitan Park. Vice Chair Faust 1) In regard to the TTC programming plan, is there a summary of anything that is different than last year? This is the first full year programming plan for The Trail Conservancy. The Trail Conservancy (TTC) and the City of Austin executed the Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement on June 10, 2022. The previously reviewed and approved interim TTC Programming Plan for June 10 – December 31, 2022, can be found here: https://services.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=383545 . New in 2023, TTC will launch their inaugural Earth Day Jubilee celebration on 4/22/23 at International Shores Lawn. The event will be free and open to the public with a small, reserved section for ticketed attendees that will include food and beverage. 2) I am seeking clarification on how to understand the chart on Page 7 of the programming plan. The chart appears to provide the minimum number of activations per space. For example, Holly Shores says 8+ activations. I am assuming 8+ means 8 or more. Is this correct? Open and Partially Open <2. Does this mean it will have 6+ open activations and less than 2 partially open activations? Please clarify. The main purpose of review of the programming plan by Parks Board, as I see it, is so that the Parks Board can ensure there is a balance of programming and also that the trail is not over-programmed, i.e. the trail is available for just walking and jogging without special events every time park users go to the trail. It is difficult to discern this balance if a minimum number of activations is provided, not a maximum. Just to note, the Pease Park Conservancy programming plan was also framed this way and I had the same issue with it, as was the …

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Agenda original pdf

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SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE NOVEMBER 16, 2022 – 12:30 PM CITY HALL BOARD AND COMMISSIONS 301 W. 2ND STREET AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the committee may be participating by videoconference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Tim Dombeck, (512) 974-6716, tim.dombeck@austintexas.gov. CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Patrick Moore (D-3) , Chair Richard DePalma (Mayor) Sarah Faust (D-5) Lisa Hugman (D-6) Kimberly Taylor (D-8) Laura Cottam Sajbel (D-10), Ex-Officio CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first ten speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board Finance Committee on July 11, 2022. DISCUSSION ITEMS Presentation and discussion on City of Austin Cemetery Operations. Presenter(s): Lucas Massie, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department 1. 2. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 3. Discussion and possible action regarding the Parks and Recreation Board Finance Committee 2023 meeting schedule. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Tim Dombeck at Parks and Recreation Department, at (512) 974-6716 tim.dombeck@austintexas.gov, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Parks and Recreation Board, please contact Tim Dombeck at (512) 974-6716 tim.dombeck@austintexas.gov.

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2-1: Cemetery Operations Presentation original pdf

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CEMETERY OPERATIONS Parks and Recreation Finance Committee Presentation November 2022 MISSION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations strives to honor the past, present, and future of Austin’s sacred municipal burial grounds with integrity, empathy, and respect. VISION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations utilizes available resources to provide the best quality of service and care to our diverse community and historic cemeteries. The Founding of Historic Cemeteries MISSION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations strives to honor the past, present, and future of Austin’s sacred municipal burial grounds with integrity, empathy, and respect. VISION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations utilizes available resources to provide the best quality of service and care to our diverse community and historic cemeteries. 1839 • Oakwood Cemetery 1872 • Stanley- Nolen 1878 • Cemetery at Longview Park 1898 • Plummers Cemetery 1915 • Oakwood Cemetery Annex 1926 • Evergreen Cemetery 1927 • Austin Memorial Cemetery 2 Background and History Department of Public Works managed cemeteries (ends 1986). • 26 Full-Time Employees: All Grounds (15 Seasonal) Intercare Managed. • 1990-2013 Managed by contractor Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) manages cemeteries. • April 1, 2013 PARD assumed management of the five (5) City of Austin municipal cemeteries. maintenance functions. • The cemetery team was established to handle the administration, interment and • 29 Full-time Employees: 7 Administrative & 22 Grounds (8 Seasonal) • Cemetery Operations maintain 200+ acres of cemetery land, which consists of over 80,000 burials • An average of 365 interments per year and 500 space sales 3 Interment Contract In June 2013, the Austin City Council approved a five-year contract with Interment Services, Inc. (ISI) for interment services only. The ISI contract expired on November 28, 2018. On November 15, 2018, Austin City Council approved an extension option for the contract with Interment Services, Inc. Currently, ISI is working with Cemetery Division staff to fully train them on performing internments. 4 At the moment… • PARD is currently managing interments at all five (5) city cemeteries. • As of April 1, 2013, Cemetery services include: • Sales administration and management (PARD) • Cemetery operations and maintenance (PARD) • Interment services (Contractual) • Burial spaces are only sold at Austin Memorial Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery. • Austin Memorial Park has over 30 acres of undeveloped land available for future burials. 5 Business Challenges/Unmet Needs: • Limited personnel resources; currently operating at roughly 40% Interment Equipment (Mini Excavator, Tipper, trailers, etc.) • • …

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1-1: Draft Minutes of July 11, 2022 original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING JULY 11, 2022 PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022 The PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE convened in a REGULAR meeting on MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022, at 1183 Chestnut Ave. in Austin, Texas. Chair Faust called the PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE Meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Sarah Faust, Lisa Hugman, Laura Cottam Sajbel (Ex-Officio) Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Patrick Moore PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL None APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board Finance Committee Regular Meeting on March 21, 2022. The minutes from the meeting of March 21, 2022 were approved on Board Member Moore’s motion, Chair Faust’s second on a 3-0 vote. Board Members DePalma and Taylor absent. STAFF BRIEFINGS Staff briefing regarding the development of the Parks and Recreation Department’s FY2023 Proposed Budget. Vanorda Richardson, Financial Manager III, Parks and Recreation Department provided a briefing and answered questions. No action was taken on this item. 1. 2. 1 PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE REGULAR MEETING JULY 11, 2022 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Parks and Recreation Department’s current and proposed fees. Vanorda Richardson, Financial Manager III, Parks and Recreation Department gave a presentation and answered questions. No action was taken on this item. Conduct officer elections for the Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board Finance Committee. The motion elect Patrick Moore to the officer position of Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board Finance Committee was approved on Board Member Moore’s motion, Board Member Hugman’s second on a 3-0 vote. Board Members DePalma and Taylor absent. 3. 4. Faust – Finance Committee needs to discuss process for choosing agenda items. FUTURE AGENDA ITEM Chair Moore adjourned the meeting at 1:17 p.m. without objection. After minutes have been approved, include the following statement before uploading to BCIC: The minutes were approved at the DATE meeting on BOARD MEMBER’s motion, BOARD MEMBER second on a (vote count) vote. 2

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2-2: Revised Cemetery Operations Presentation original pdf

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CEMETERY OPERATIONS Parks and Recreation Finance Committee Presentation November 2022 MISSION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations strives to honor the past, present, and future of Austin’s sacred municipal burial grounds with integrity, empathy, and respect. VISION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations utilizes available resources to provide the best quality of service and care to our diverse community and historic cemeteries. The Founding of Historic Cemeteries MISSION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations strives to honor the past, present, and future of Austin’s sacred municipal burial grounds with integrity, empathy, and respect. VISION STATEMENT | Cemetery Operations utilizes available resources to provide the best quality of service and care to our diverse community and historic cemeteries. 1839 • Oakwood Cemetery 1872 • Stanley- Nolen 1878 • Cemetery at Longview Park 1898 • Plummers Cemetery 1915 • Oakwood Cemetery Annex 1926 • Evergreen Cemetery 1927 • Austin Memorial Cemetery 2 Background and History Department of Public Works managed cemeteries (ends 1986). • 26 Full-Time Employees: All Grounds (15 Seasonal) Intercare Managed. • 1990-2013 Managed by contractor Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) manages cemeteries. • April 1, 2013 PARD assumed management of the five (5) City of Austin municipal cemeteries. maintenance functions. • The cemetery team was established to handle the administration, interment and • 29 Full-time Employees: 7 Administrative & 22 Grounds (8 Seasonal) • Cemetery Operations maintain 200+ acres of cemetery land, which consists of over 80,000 burials • An average of 365 interments per year and 500 space sales 3 Interment Contract In June 2013, the Austin City Council approved a five-year contract with Interment Services, Inc. (ISI) for interment services only. The ISI contract expired on November 28, 2018. On November 15, 2018, Austin City Council approved an extension option for the contract with Interment Services, Inc. Currently, ISI is working with Cemetery Division staff to fully train them on performing internments. 4 At the moment… • PARD is currently managing interments at all five (5) city cemeteries. • As of April 1, 2013, Cemetery services include: • Sales administration and management (PARD) • Cemetery operations and maintenance (PARD) • Interment services (Contractual) • Burial spaces are only sold at Austin Memorial Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery. • Austin Memorial Park has over 30 acres of undeveloped land available for future burials. 5 Business Challenges/Unmet Needs: • Limited personnel resources; currently operating at roughly 40% meaning we need more than double the staff we …

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