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1 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program Bexar Regional Watershed Management Partnership Pre-Proposal Meeting for Bexar County Program Management of Flood Control Projects FY2007 – FY2017 Monday, July 30, 2007, 1:30 pm

2 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program AGENDA BRWM Background BRWM Background ILA – C7 – WIAC ILA – C7 – WIAC BRWM Goals BRWM Goals BRWM Benefits BRWM Benefits Bexar County Bexar County Potential Capital Improvement Projects Potential Capital Improvement Projects Review Funding of Projects Review Funding of Projects Bexar County Program Management Flood Control RFQ Bexar County Program Management Flood Control RFQ Questions Questions

3 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program Bexar Regional Watershed Management (BRWM) BRWM BRWM Inter-governmental partnership comprised of Bexar County, City of San Antonio, San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and 19 suburban cities Inter-governmental partnership comprised of Bexar County, City of San Antonio, San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and 19 suburban cities Committee of Seven Committee of Seven Two representatives per County, City and SARA and one from suburban cities Two representatives per County, City and SARA and one from suburban cities Watershed Improvement Advisory Committee (WIAC) Watershed Improvement Advisory Committee (WIAC) 15-member public committee appointed by County, City and SARA representing each Bexar County Watershed 15-member public committee appointed by County, City and SARA representing each Bexar County Watershed

4 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program BRWM Goals Improve the quality of life for citizens by protecting life and property and providing for safe transportation during heavy rain and flood events by effectively allocating manpower and resources. Improve the quality of life for citizens by protecting life and property and providing for safe transportation during heavy rain and flood events by effectively allocating manpower and resources. Raise awareness of flood control and water quality projects and programs. Raise awareness of flood control and water quality projects and programs. Provide information and education about flooding, water quality issues and flood insurance. Provide information and education about flooding, water quality issues and flood insurance. Utilize updated technology to improve flood analysis and warning. Utilize updated technology to improve flood analysis and warning. Address water quality issues collaboratively, rather than individually. Address water quality issues collaboratively, rather than individually.

5 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program BRWM Coverage Area WatershedArea Sq. Mi. Population Cibolo Creek 20497,000 Leon Creek ,000 Medina River 29083,000 Salado Creek ,000 San Antonio River Total270582,0001,389, sq. miles

6 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program BRWM Benefits Planning Documents Planning Documents Address Regional Flooding Address Regional Flooding Develop a Watershed Master Plan Develop a Watershed Master Plan Create Annual Editions of the Five Year Capital Improvement Plans Create Annual Editions of the Five Year Capital Improvement Plans Update Annual Capital Improvement Plan Update Annual Capital Improvement Plan Data Data Technical Computer Models Technical Computer Models Strategic Financial Models Strategic Financial Models Network Databases Network Databases

7 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program BRWM web site: BRWM web site: Identify which watershed you reside in Identify which watershed you reside in Floodplain maps Floodplain maps Potential CIP information Potential CIP information FAQs FAQs dFIRM information dFIRM information NFIP information NFIP information Other flood related issues and links Other flood related issues and links Web site will be regularly updated Web site will be regularly updated

8 Bexar Regional Watershed Management Program Capital Improvement Projects Leon Creek Watershed: IH-10 near Camp Bullis and La Cantera Rd.

9 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Proposed 2007 Flood Control Projects BRWM

10 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Capital Project Prioritization To support the regional approach, BRWM partners used a common set of factors to evaluate and rank capital improvement projects To support the regional approach, BRWM partners used a common set of factors to evaluate and rank capital improvement projects Proposed regional projects are reviewed and prioritized by watershed to develop annual and 10 year CIP lists Proposed regional projects are reviewed and prioritized by watershed to develop annual and 10 year CIP lists Local projects remain the responsibility of each local entity Local projects remain the responsibility of each local entity Projects are chosen from the CIP lists for consideration for funding Projects are chosen from the CIP lists for consideration for funding County is reviewing list for a potential Capital Improvement Program (CIP) County is reviewing list for a potential Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

11 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Bexar County Countywide Flood Control Projects Projects recommended by the Countywide Citizens Watershed Improvement Advisory Committee (WIAC) Projects recommended by the Countywide Citizens Watershed Improvement Advisory Committee (WIAC) 56 projects at an estimated $572 Million 56 projects at an estimated $572 Million Reviewed funding options for Countywide Flood Control Projects Reviewed funding options for Countywide Flood Control Projects Bexar County Executive Director/Budget Officer – David Smith Bexar County Executive Director/Budget Officer – David Smith

12 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Bexar County Funding Certificates of Obligation (C of O) Certificates of Obligation (C of O) New financing tool available; C of O New financing tool available; C of O Bexar County was the first County in Texas to use this financing tool Bexar County was the first County in Texas to use this financing tool 10 year Capital Improvement Program with several 3 year rolling plans 10 year Capital Improvement Program with several 3 year rolling plans Inflation in project costs of 6 % per year Inflation in project costs of 6 % per year

13 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Bexar County Funding Certificates of Obligation provides for; Certificates of Obligation provides for; Flexible project scope and schedule Flexible project scope and schedule Allows Bexar County to respond to changing needs and/or emergency needs Allows Bexar County to respond to changing needs and/or emergency needs Approx. $40 - $50 Million/yr in capital improvement projects Approx. $40 - $50 Million/yr in capital improvement projects No increase to overall Bexar County tax rate No increase to overall Bexar County tax rate

14 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Bexar County RFQ

15 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Questions 1)Question: Can the Program Manager or any of its sub-consultants submit for design projects? Answer: No. The Program Manager or any of its sub-consultants are not eligible for design projects under the Flood Control Program. 2)Question: Will the Program Manager be contracted to do the geotechnical and environmental work? Answer: The responsibility of the design consultant will require the firm to be fully accountable for project design. Therefore, the design consultant will be asked to provide (sub)-consultants for geotechnical and environmental services. At times, for planning functions, as outlined in Section of the RFQ and as necessitated by the project, the Program Manager will asked to assist with contracting for preliminary geotechnical and environmental services to establish a scope of work, design, and construction plan.

16 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Questions 4)Question: When will the RFQs for design services be posted? Answer: The design services RFQs will be posted subsequent to the selection of the Program Manager. (Late Sept. to Early Oct.) 3)Question: When will we know what firm has been selected for Program Manager? Answer: Staff review and recommendation -Late Aug. to Early Sept. Short list and interviews -Mid to Late Sept. Selection -Late Sept. to Early Oct.

17 Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Bexar County Infrastructure Services Flood Control Proposed 2007 Flood Control Projects BRWM


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