Town Hall 3

Report
City of Leon Valley
Town Hall Meeting
Background
• Since 1972, when the original City Hall
was built, the City of Leon Valley has
grown by over 8,900 residents
– The current City Hall facilities have not kept
pace with technology, privacy and ADA
requirements, and building codes
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Background
• Leon Valley Fire and EMS
– Approximately 2,000 annually
• 166 per month
• Leon Valley Police Department
– Approximately 10,000 annually
• 833 per month
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Background (Cont.)
• City Hall Expansion History
– Addition – Fire/Police/Administration
– Fire Dept. Training Room/Emergency
Operations Center
– Fire Dept. Ambulance Bay Addition
– Mayor/City Manager/Conference Room
1980
1985
1999
2002
• Leon Valley has had no Bond Election
since 1979
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Background (Cont.)
• In January of 2011, as part of the Town
Hall meeting, the need to expand City
facilities was identified as a priority.
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Background (Cont.)
• In July of 2011 a Citizen’s Committee was
formed to conduct an in-depth assessment
of the facilities
– Olen Yarnell – Chairman, Mike Davis, Mayor
Pro-Tem Jack Dean, Pedro Esquivel,
Councilmember Kathy Hill, Fire Chief Stan
Irwin, City Manager Manuel Longoria Jr., Al
Uvietta, Police Chief Randall Wallace
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Background (Cont.)
• The Committee worked with Alamo
Architects who conducted a needs
assessment and provided technical
assistance in;
– evaluating square footage requirements
– projecting design and engineering
considerations
– construction costs
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Background (Cont.)
• The assessment resulted in the
Committee’s recommendation for
– 15,000 square feet of additional space
– Renovation of existing space (19,714 sq. ft.)
• With the changes, public safety and
support services will operate in a modern,
efficient, and compliant manner
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Public Input
• Town Hall Meeting
– Jan 28, 2012
• Public Hearings
– February 7, 15, 21, and 27, 2012
• Citizen Tours
– February 11 and 25, 2012
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Fire Department
Fire Chief Stan Irwin
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Fire Department
•Improve Facility to Support Overall Department
Function
•Training Room
•Fitness Room
•Dedicated Room for Report Writing
•HIPPA Compliant Secretarial Area
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Fire Department
• Apparatus Needs
•Eliminate Shared Drive with Police
•Improve Access
•Ventilation – Exhaust Collection
•Apparatus Bays
•Decontamination Area
•Secured Parking Lot for Emergency
Response Vehicles and Trailers
•Covered Parking for Emergency Response
Vehicles
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Fire Department
• Firefighters & EMS
•Individual Dormitory Spaces
•Improve Female Locker/Shower Rooms
•Improve Common Living Areas; Dayroom,
Kitchen, Laundry Facilities, etc.
•Meet Fire Code with Kitchen Equipment
•Improve Safety with Sprinkler System
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Fire Department
• Improve Storage
•Turnout Gear
•Hazardous Materials
•Evidence
•High Value Equipment
•EMS Supplies
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Police Department
Police Chief Randall Wallace
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Police Department
• Improve Facility to Support Overall Department
Function
•Training Room
•Privacy – CID
•Secluded Room for Reports
•Patrol Officer Locker Room
•Patrol Car Parking
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Police Department
• Improve Storage
•Armory
•Technology Room
•Evidence
•Locker Room, Gear Lockers
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Police Department
• Improve Security
•Prisoner Hold Area
•Security Camera Coverage
•Centralize Dispatch
•Centralize Door Lock Controls
•Prisoners
•Intake Process
•Interview
•Juveniles
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Support Services
City Manager Manuel Longoria Jr.
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Support Services
• Improve Space for City Support Services
• Improve Service Windows for Privacy
• Court Day Process
Improve for City Admin. & Visitors
Alamo Architects
January 28, 2012
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Needs Assessment - Findings
Support Services
• Better Meeting Spaces for Private Conversations
• Better Workspaces
•In General
Particularly:
•Finance Director
•Human Resources
•Community Development
•Judge and Prosecutor
• Improve Storage
Alamo Architects
January 28, 2012
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Site
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Site
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Floodway Issue
• Recommended plan moves the Fire
Station, which currently has areas below
the flood plain, to a new location – out of
the flood plain
• All occupied areas of the renovated
facilities would be located above the flood
plain
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Floodway Issue
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Floodway Issue
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Solution
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Recommended Plan
Fire Department
Build 15,000 sq. ft. Fire Station
$3,375,000
Police Department
Renovate 9,922 sq. ft. of existing space
$1,087,380
Support Services
Renovate 9,792 sq. ft. of existing space
Site, Parking, Etc
$1,185,200
$500,000
Total Construction
$6,147,580
Soft Costs
$614,420
Contingency
$238,000
Project Total
$7,000,000
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Recommended Plan
• City Council unanimously called for a
Bond Election for the Public Safety and
Support Services facilities on February 27,
2012
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Election Timing
• Interest rates for project funding is at the
lowest point since 1967
• Leon Valley has an excellent credit rating
(AA)
• Labor and materials cost are at their
lowest point in years
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Approximately how much will
the Bond cost a Homeowner?
Projected Home Value
After any Exemptions
Projected Annual
Impact on Leon Valley
Taxpayers
Projected Monthly
Impact on Leon Valley
Taxpayers
$100,000
$49.73
$4.14
$125,000
$62.16
$5.18
$150,000
$74.59
$6.22
$200,000
$99.45
$8.29
$250,000
$124.31
$10.36
•The tax rate for debt service will increase by approximately $0.0497 cents per
$100 valuation.
•The above projected tax rate impact is NOT applicable to homeowners over 65
that have applied for and received the tax freeze.
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Early Voting
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Sat
Sun
April 30
8 am –
6 pm
May 1
8 am –
6 pm
May 2
8 am –
6 pm
May 3
8 am –
6 pm
May 4
8 am –
6 pm
May 5
10 am –
6 pm
May 6
Noon –
6 pm
May 7
8 am –
8 pm
May 8
8 am –
8 pm
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Early Voting
• Area Early Voting Locations
– Leon Valley Conference Center
– Great Northwest Library
– Wonderland/Crossroads Mall
– Northside Activity Center
– Bexar County Justice Center
• For additional Early Voting locations,
please check www.leonvalleytexas.gov
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Election Day Voting
May 12, 2012
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
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3002, 3003
2061, 2143
2112,2126
2151
John Marshall High School, 8000 Lobo Lane
Leon Valley City Hall, 6400 El Verde Rd
Leon Valley Elementary School, 7111 Huebner
Neff Middle School, 5227 Evers Rd
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Summary
If passed, Leon Valley’s Public Safety and Support Services bond would;
•Build a new 15,000 square foot Fire Station with male and female sleeping rooms and
locker rooms, and secured, covered parking for public safety and rescue vehicles and
equipment
•Renovate 9,922 square feet of existing space for the Police Department, expanding
current space and adding new features such as a secured prisoner entry port, dedicated
detention for juveniles and dedicated space for victim and prisoner interviews
•Renovate 9,792 square feet of existing space for Support Services, adding office
spaces, meeting space and storage
•Provide public facilities that will meet space needs now and for the next 25 – 30 years
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Summary
• Plans for the new Fire Station and the
complete renovation of existing spaces
provide an efficient use of the existing
building
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Summary
• Leon Valley has a history of prudent
management of tax dollars
– Awarded the Certificate of Achievement for
Excellence in Financial Reporting from the
Government Finance Officers Association of
the United States and Canada for the last 13
fiscal years
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Questions & Facility
Tour
Please Vote
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