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File #: 21-6367    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Negotiation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Buffalo Bayou Partnership for a partnership project to design and construct an upgraded boat ramp at Tony Marron Park. (Buffalo Bayou Watershed, Bond ID Z-02, HCFCD Unit W100-00-00, Precinct 2).
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Department: Flood Control District
Department Head/Elected Official: Alan R. Black, P.E., Interim Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Negotiation

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Buffalo Bayou Partnership
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Buffalo Bayou Partnership for a partnership project to design and construct an upgraded boat ramp at Tony Marron Park. (Buffalo Bayou Watershed, Bond ID Z-02, HCFCD Unit W100-00-00, Precinct 2).
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Background and Discussion:
The District's participation is funding only. The design and construction would be handled by Buffalo Bayou Partnership. The total cost of the project is $3,336,000. The District's cost share is 50/50 or $1,668,000. The project would be funded by the Z-02 Bond Fund.

Expected Impact:
The project would provide the District multiple benefits including better access for our airboat operations and bank erosion mitigation along the south side of Buffalo Bayou. Several other government agencies and organizations that currently use the existing boat ramp would also benefit from the upgraded boat ramp. These include Harris County Sheriff's Office, the Houston Police Department, the Houston Fire Department, the Port of Houston, the EPA, and University of Houston.

Alternative Options:
The alternative would be to not enter into this agreement with Buffalo Bayou Partnership and identify another organization to partner with. This would delay the progress of this boat ramp project, as Buffalo Bayou Partnership states that they have already secured their 50 percent share of the funding. Additionally, the benefits to the District of better access for our airboat operations and bank erosion mitigation along the south side of Buffalo Bayou would either be delayed or not materialize.

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and...

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