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File #: 19-2019   
Type: Procedural
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinances approving the acquisition of a conservation easement totaling 67.25 acres over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge and Contributing Zones. Funding for this ordinance in the cumulative amount of $1,445,411.93 is available from the 2015 Sales Tax Venue Fund (Edwards Aquifer Protection Program) included in the FY 2019 Capital Budget. [María Villagómez, Assistant City Manager; Xavier D. Urrutia, Director, Parks and Recreation]
Attachments: 1. Draft MUD Conservation Easement 3-7-2019, 2. Contracts Disclosure Form - Lawrence Wilkinson, 3. Contracts Disclosure Form - William L. Hoover 2-21-2019, 4. Powerpoint for Edwards Aquifer Protection Program - SA MUD Fee Simple and CE Acquisitions 3-7-2019
Related files: 19-2384, 19-2383, 19-2385
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DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Xavier D. Urrutia, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Edwards Aquifer Protection Program - Fee Simple and Conservation Easement Acquisitions


SUMMARY:
Consideration of the following ordinances associated with acquisition of three conservation easements totaling 67.25 acres over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge and Contributing Zones.

A) An ordinance authorizing payment in the amount of $884,048.35 to Service Title Company as escrow agent for fee simple acquisition on behalf of San Antonio Municipal Utility District No. 1, of which the City will retain a conservation easement, due diligence and closing costs on a 12.6 acre tract of land known as the Hoover tract located in Bexar County, Texas.
B) An ordinance authorizing payment in the amount of $458,695.10 to Service Title Company as escrow agent for fee simple acquisition on behalf of San Antonio Municipal Utility District No. 1, of which the City will retain a conservation easement, due diligence and closing costs on a 4.14 acre tract of land known as the Wilkinson tract located in Bexar County, Texas.
C) An ordinance authorizing payment in the amount of $102,668.48 to Service Title Company as escrow agent for acquisition of a conservation easement, due diligence and closing costs on a 67.25 acre tract of land from San Antonio Municipal Utility District No. 1 located in Bexar County, Texas.

These actions also authorize the execution of necessary documents to accomplish said acquisitions. Funding for this ordinance is available from the 2015 Sales Tax Venue Fund included in the FY 2019 Capital Budget.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The purpose of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program is to obtain property rights by fee simple purchase, conservation easements or donations of land over the sensitive zones of the Edwards Aquifer. This program was initiated in May 2000 when voters approved Proposition 3, a 1/8-cent sales tax venue up to $4...

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