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Bond Updates

Updates about the five propositions passed in the November 2014 election.

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Feb 18

February 2016 Bond Updates

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM by Melinda Hodges

All bond proposition projects are moving along! Here are the most recent updates.

Propositions 1 and 2 - Municipal Facilities
After a short period of reconsideration, the City Council has decided to move forward with the municipal facilities on the former Jardine's property, as previously planned.

Proposition 3 - Streets
The Old Goforth Road and Main Street at RM 967 preliminary schematics and cost estimates have been under review and comments have been submitted to the consultant. Additional utility coordination, environmental reports and geotechnical documents are being updated on these projects. Coordination will continue with HCISD and Hays County regarding improvements along Old Goforth in front of Tom Green Elementary School.
The Main Street and San Antonio Street project are currently on hold pending results from the Municipal Building Site analysis and Park Improvements.

Proposition 4 - Drainage

Project Area 1 – Developing flood mitigation alternatives including channel and stormdrain improvements at Goforth Road to mitigate home flooding and a portion of flow that spills to the Old Town North tributary; and detention and flow diversion alternatives to mitigate flooding at the Fire Station and Bluff Springs area.
Project Area 2 – Developing flood mitigation alternatives including channel and culvert improvements at Rose Street, and Houston and S. Railroad.
Project Area 3 - Developing flood mitigation alternatives including channel and culvert improvements along the Garlic Creek Tributary channel from Bullwhip Pass to Remuda.
Project Area 4 – Developing flood mitigation alternatives including channel improvements and detention between Glenview Ln and IH-35, as well as structure flood proofing for habitable structures at the end of Claudia Dr.

Draft Preliminary Engineering Report for all projects on track for submittal mid-February.  The report will include final recommendations and cost estimates for flood mitigation projects.

Proposition 5 - Parks

On February 2, the City Council reviewed the pricing of the maintenance building.  The council was advised of the challenges of the site, the scope of work added to the building (joint Public Works use), and other items included in the design that have an effect on the cost of the building.  The Council then voted to approve the budget for the building and Lopez Salas is now moving into the construction document phase. A councilmember requested that the design team look into the feasibility of solar panels and other green building initiatives.

See the full report