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Joseph Todd
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Username: Joey_todd

Post Number: 2
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Monday, September 22, 2003 - 11:38 am:   

Now that construction at the Hillcrest-Lebabnon intersection appears to be complete, when will the median along Hillcrest, north of Lebanon, be cleaned up, leveled and sodded/seeded? Will a sprinkler system be installed as has been the case with other medians?
 

Amy Gill, CM Fellows Program
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Username: Amyg

Post Number: 63
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 11:05 am:   

The Hillcrest medians from Lebanon to College were on our list of medians scheduled for improvements (irrigation and grass establishment) for the current budget year which ends September 30. However, due to the recent construction, we delayed this project. We will now be doing these improvements during the FY04 budget year. We will most likely start this project before the end of the year.

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
 

John
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Username: John

Post Number: 13
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 12:22 pm:   

That is good to hear. The project will be started before the end of the calendar year or FY04?

Let me also ask you when the median improvements on Hillcrest will be brought from College to Main. The more specific the response the better.

Thanks,
John
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 83
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, September 29, 2003 - 04:01 pm:   

Dear John,

Thanks for your note regarding the future median improvements to Hillcrest Road, traveling north from College to Main Street (FM 3537).

At this time, there are no funds set aside for the improvement to the Hillcrest medians in this area. Over the next month, staff will be working with the City Council to consider additional improvements to medians throughout the city for the upcoming fiscal year. The Hillcrest Road median could certainly be among those discussed.

Our staff is currently in the process of identifying potential median sections that could be candidates for this year's projects.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me or our staff.

Sincerely,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
(973) 335-5517 ext. 551
rwieland@ci.frisco.tx.us

Bobby Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
(972) 335-5517 ext. 553
bjohnson@ci.frisco.tx.us
 

Mike Smith
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Username: Mike214

Post Number: 17
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 07:58 am:   

The Parks Department is funded by the City's general fund as far as salaries, benefits, operating costs, maintenance, etc. What does the Parks Dept do with the $900/lot Park Impact Fee when developers do not build neighborhood parks? Many developments do not have these parks, so where is this money going? Is it staying within the Parks budget or is it going to another department?

(Message edited by admin on September 30, 2003)
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 02:54 pm:   

Mr. Smith,

Very rarely do developers build neighborhood parks. Most of the parks that are within Frisco were implemented through the Parks and Recreation Department. Not all developments will have a neighborhood park located within them. The location of neighborhood parks is determined by using the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan and the principles contained within it. The Park Development Fees, which you referred to, go into a special Park Development Fund. There is not a specific state statute of which I am aware that determines the use of these funds but rather the powers of the city granted by the legislature and case law. These funds are not comingled with any other department budget or expended on other projects.

Currently, there are 3 neighborhood parks under construction and it is anticipated that an additional 3 neighborhood parks will be under construction in the Spring of 2004. Plans are being finalized on 2.5-3 miles of Hike and Bike trail that should be under construction prior to the end of the year. The Frisco Commons "Celebrate the Spirit", a 60 acre park in the center of Frisco, a 10,000 SF Senior Center both of which are under construction and the Southeast Community Park which should be under construction in the first quarter of 2004 are not funded by these developer fees but will help meet the needs of the citizens for passive and active recreation.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me at (972) 335-5540 Ext. 159.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Capital Project Superintendent

(Message edited by admin on October 03, 2003)
 

AnonymousPVN
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Username: Anonymouspvn

Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 05:28 pm:   

Curt,

What are those 3 neighborhood parks currently under construction and 3 that will start the coming spring? Thanks!
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 172.20.5.40
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 09:59 am:   

The 3 under construction are Old Orchard Park, (the Trails subdivision) Bob White Park and Mourning Dove Park (both in the Panther Creek subdivision) The three that are anticipated to be under construction in the Spring are 2nd Street Park (2nd Street and Pecan Street) Eldorado Fairways Park (Eldorado Fairways at the Trails subdivision) and Queens Gate Park (subdivision north of Rolater Drive and east of Preston Road) The last two are partnerships with two different developers and the agreements are not quite finalized. I do not anticipate anything which may cause these deals not to move forward.

If you have any question please call me at (972) 335-5540 Ext.159

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Capital Project Superintendent
 

Todd St. John
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Username: Todd_st_john

Post Number: 5
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 12.209.202.75
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 08:55 pm:   

What is the status of the Preston Manor Park?
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 172.20.5.40
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 09:08 am:   

Todd

The park design is moving forward. The construction documents should be finished by the end of the year and the park construction should start in late winter/early spring. It is anticipated to be completed by late summer of 2004.

If you have any additional questions or comments please feel free to contact me at (972) 335-5540 Ext 159.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Capital Project Superintendent

 

Mike Smith
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Username: Mike214

Post Number: 18
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 07:30 am:   

Will you provide a summary of the applicable statute which effects park impact fees? Also, will you provide a list of the projects within the past 2 years which were constructed using these funds?
 

Mike Smith
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Username: Mike214

Post Number: 19
Registered: 08-2003
Posted From: 4.3.115.14
Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2003 - 02:54 pm:   

What projects are being constructed with the park development fees? Will you summarize the state statute which determines how the fees collected may be spent?
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 4
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 172.20.5.40
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 10:39 am:   

Mr. Smith:

Thank you for your interest in Parks development. Please note that I have edited the response to you listed above and dated Oct 1 at 2:54pm to properly reference park development fees.

I suggest several alternatives to assist you in obtaining the information you desire. You are welcome to attend Parks Board meetings and Community Development Corporation (CDC) meetings which occur the 2nd Thursday and 3rd Thursday respectively of each month. Information about CDC and the Parks Board is available on the City's website under the City Secretary heading.

You are welcome to complete a Public Information Request form (also available online) to make specific information requests.

-or-

You are welcome to contact Rick Wieland, Director of Parks and Recreation at 972-335-5517 or Dudley Raymond, Parks Planning and Capital Project Superintendent at 972-335-5540 ext. 159 to discuss any of your concerns and ideas further.

If you have any additional questions or comments please feel free to contact either of the above or me at 972-335-5551 ext 108.

Curt Balogh
Special Asst. to the City Manager
972-335-5551 ext 108
 

AnonymousPVN
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Username: Anonymouspvn

Post Number: 5
Registered: 08-2003
Posted From: 128.251.168.94
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 11:54 am:   

Curt,

Thanks for your answer! How about the Shepherd Hill park? I was told the plan is close to be completed and construction should start soon. Is this still the case (will be built next year)?

Thanks!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 85
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 172.20.5.184
Posted on Friday, October 03, 2003 - 02:17 pm:   

Dear AnonymousPVN,

Thank you for your note regarding the development of the Shepherds Hill neighborhood park. As you might know, the park master plan for this park site was recently completed.

Based on projected funding availability, the design for the park's development is expected to take place in late 2004. Construction development of this neighborhood park site is scheduled to take place in 2005, with likely completion later that year as long as funding for the park is in place.

The Parks and Recreation Board discusses potential projects for its 7 year Capital Development program typically in the spring of each year prior to the end of the City's fiscal year.

Sincerely,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517 ext. 551
rwieland@ci.frisco.tx.us
 

Cubs Win
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Username: Cubswin

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 128.251.168.94
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 03:39 pm:   

Regarding the Panther Creek Parks ... I recently signed a contract in this neighborhood with Legacy Homes. They informed me of a $2500 PID, which is specifically for the parks.

(1) Can someone explain to me in better detail exactly what this is and are all homebuilders in the neighborhood responsible to pay this even after the construction of the parks are complete?

(2) I understand that the PID is to enable the city of Frisco to complete the parks in a timely manner. Is there an official date that the homeowners (who pay this PID) are promised?

(3) What is the actual ETA of Bob White park and Mourning Dove park?
 

Karin Herrmann, CM Fellows Program
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Username: Karinh

Post Number: 87
Registered: 07-2002
Posted From: 172.20.5.133
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 02:56 pm:   

This area of the City has a Public Improvement District PID placed on it. The PID is a financing mechanism placed on a specific piece of property that allows the City to sell bonds to fund improvements that benefit that specific area and can be utilized by the public. The PID was placed on this particular property as part of a developerís agreement to reduce the density of zoning in this particular region of the City. There are three tracts of land that may opt to utilize the PID. The boundary of the PID is roughly the land east of Preston, north of Eldorado Parkway, South of Panther Creek parkway and the eastern boundary is approximately 4000 L.F. east of Hillcrest.

PID funds are only to be expended on items that are being installed above and beyond standard city requirements. The PID is being used to partially fund the two neighborhood parks as well as enhancements to the perimeter screening and landscaping, entry features and open space within the development.

1. All property owners that are in the PID are obligated to pay for their share of the dept and ongoing maintenance of PID related items. The PID will not pay for the ongoing maintenance for the parks; this will be funded by the City.
2. You are correct in that a portion of the PID funds are being used to develop the parks sooner than what would have been available otherwise. The two parks have begun construction and will be completed along with the remainder of open space improvements. I would anticipate that the parks will be complete in summer of 2004.
Again, the parks should be complete in summer of 2004.

Thanks,

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Capital Projects Superintendent
(972) 335-5540 ext. 159
draymond@ci.frisco.tx.us

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