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File #: 19-5637   
Type: Capital Improvements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/22/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving two task orders to Job Order Contracts for improvements to the Westside Creeks Linear Greenway Trail Systems, one for the Lower Apache Creek Linear Greenway Trail tree and irrigation installation for an amount not to exceed $350,000.00 payable to Alpha Building Corporation, and one for the Martinez Creek Linear Greenway Trail tree and irrigation installation for an amount not to exceed $600,000.00 payable to LMC Corporation and appropriating funds from the FY 2019 Tree Canopy Preservation and Mitigation Fund. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Homer Garcia III, Interim Director, Parks & Recreation]
Attachments: 1. Contracts Disclosure Form - Robert S. Crow with Alpha Building Corporation 8-22-2019, 2. Contracts Disclosure Form - Zring Kareem with LMC Corporation 8-22-2019, 3. Site Map for Lower Apache Creek Linear Greenway Trail, 4. Site Map for Martinez Creek Linear Greenway Trail System, 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Ordinance 2019-08-22-0649
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Homer Garcia III, Interim Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 1 and 5


SUBJECT:

Task Orders for Westside Creeks Linear Greenway Trail System Tree Installation


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes two task orders to Job Order Contracts for improvements to the Westside Creeks Linear Greenway Trail Systems, one for the Lower Apache Creek Linear Greenway Trail tree and irrigation installation located in Council District 5 for an amount not to exceed $350,000.00 payable to Alpha Building Corporation, and one for the Martinez Creek Linear Greenway Trail tree and irrigation installation located in Council District 1 for an amount not to exceed $600,000.00 payable to LMC Corporation and appropriating funds from the FY 2019 Tree Canopy Preservation and Mitigation Fund.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Westside Creek hike and bike trails consist of the Alazan, Apache, Martinez, San Pedro, and Zarzamora tributaries. These trails are an expansion of the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System which enhances the quality of life for San Antonio residents and visitors through preserving open space and providing outdoor recreation along creeks and rivers. Unlike the Leon and Salado Creek Trails, which are rich with existing tree canopy and provide abundant shade, the Westside Creeks do not possess this natural character. Enhanced tree canopy is necessary on the Westside Creeks to balance the built environment with nature while improving the aesthetic of the trails making them more inviting and comfortable for trail users by providing shade relief.

As part of this project, trees and irrigation will be installed along the Lower Apache Creek section of the Westside Creeks, which is approximately one mile in length. This section extends from S. Brazos Street to the confluence with San Pedro Creek and will complete the forestation project on this tributary. Trees and irrigation will also be installed along the completed s...

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