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13 - Parks and RecreationPares & recreation Parks and Recreation PARKS & RECREATION The Parks & Recreation Division plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates comprehensive leisure and educational activities for the citizens of Georgetown. The Division provides safe, well-maintained facilities in which to enjoy these activities. The Parks & Recreation Division maintains over 380 acres of park land, twenty three parks, five swimming pools, downtown pocket parks, various City facilities, and three cemeteries. The Division programs include the Recreation Center, adult and youth softball, swim lessons, spring break camp, summer camp, teen camp, kid city, youth basketball, youth soccer, senior programs, adventure recreation and many other special events and programs. The Division maintains and handles the sale of cemetery plots in the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, the rental of the Community Center, and park areas at San Gabriel Park. The Division also maintains and programs the Georgetown Tennis Center, which has eleven tennis courts. The Division provides staff support to the City's nine member Parks and Recreation Board. DIVISION FINANCIAL SUMMARY: 99/00 98/99 99/00 Projected 00/01 01/02 Actual Budget Actual Adopted Projected Base Parks 837,624 998,959 984,522 1,120,839 1,120,908 Parks Restricted Fund 109,908 92,580 92,580 181,250 64,388 Recreation 409,829 483,460 454,902 431,669 431,669 Recreation Programs SRF 438,569 636,104 627,883 774,448 746,798 Cemetery 0 58,989 58,989 51,200 51,200 Georgetown Village PID 0 60,000 29,000 29,500 29,500 TOTAL 1,795,930 2,330,092 2,247,876 2,588,906 2,444,463 PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 227 PARKS & RECREATION Employees - Full Time Equivalents 24.25 Recreation 43.75 Total Employees 19.5 Parks Personnel, Operations, & Capital Operation: Total Budget $2,574,072 Capital Personnel PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 228 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 ENDS & MEANs Economic Development Policy End 1.00 Citizens of Georgetown experience a stable, self-sustaining economy with expanding job opportunities. Focus End 1.01 Existing undeveloped sites in Georgetown are put to beneficial use. Means (00-01) Support and assist in the development of the Rivery tract and entertainment district. (Parks, Recreation, Community Owned Utilities, Economic Development, Finance & Administration, Management Services) Environmental and Resource Conservation Policy End 2.00 Georgetown's natural and physical resources are managed so that citizens enjoy the benefits of economic and social development Means (99-04) Assist Community Owned Utilities Division in development of an irrigation/effluent utility ordinance and reuse policy to expand the use of effluent water sources to irrigate City parks, open spaces, and to Georgetown Country Club in exchange for access through Country Club to Spring Valley Road for Hike and Bike Trail in order to reduce removal of water from the Edwards Aquifer. (Parks, Community Owned Utilities, Finance & Administration, Management Services) Health and Human Services Policy End 4.00 City owned, sponsored or managed health and human services enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Georgetown. Means (00-01) Analyze City wide cash and in-kind contribution for social services. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) Means (00-01) Update CPR/First Aid instructor training and materials to include Automated External Defibrillator training. (Parks, Recreation, Management Services) Public Information and Education Policy End 7.00 City owned, sponsored or managed public information and education services enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Georgetown. Focus End 7.01 Public education and information services meet the diverse needs and requirements of citizens. Means (00-01) Participate in the City public information and awareness team. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 229 Focus End 7.02 Public information is accessible to all citizens. Means (00-01) Assist Management Services in preparing for Town Hall Meetings. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) Public Safety Policy End 8.00 Citizens of Georgetown feel safe and are well protected from crime and disorder, natural -: disasters and emergencies. Means (97-05) Assist Community Owned Utilities in the expansion of "A Safe Place" Program to provide for the safety of youth by providing educational programs in area schools. (Parks, Recreation, Community Owned Utilities, Development Services, Information Resources, Management Services, Police Services) Means (00-01) Conduct an assessment of hazardous materials using Chemical Manufacturing Association data in order to provide hazardous analysis planning and emergency response information for parks and recreation employees. (Parks, Recreation, Fire Services, Management Services) Means (00-01) Support the update of the Emergency Operations Manual. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) Recreation and Cultural Affairs Policy End 9.00 Parks, open space, recreation facilities and services, and social and cultural activities contribute to an enhanced quality of life for the citizens of Georgetown. Means (99-01) Work with Finance to review I.O.O.F. cemetery policies and fee structures to establish self- supporting operations. (Parks, Finance & Administration) Means (00-01) Work with Legal Services to review support agreements with community organizations. (Parks, Recreation, Management Services) Means (00-01) Work with Police Services on leadership and teamwork through use of the Ropes Course. (Recreation, Police Services) Means (00-05) Work closely with Convention and Visitors Bureau and Main Street Program on special community festivals. (Parks, Recreation, Economic Development) Means (00-05) Work with Public. Library and Fire Services on coordinating and promoting children's programs. (Recreation, Community Services, Fire Services, Information Resources) Means (00-05) Recruit volunteers through various service organizations and programs for City and community projects and services. (Parks, Recreation, Community Services, Development Services, Management Services, Police Services) PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 230 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 Focus End 9.02 Georgetown has a City wide open space system. Priority is to be given to: 1) the tributaries of the San Gabriel River (e.g. Smith Branch, Pecan Branch, Berry Creek) 2) preservation of key open space views 3) enhancement of park and recreational facilities 4) promotion of environmental conservation and/or protection 5) providing the City with a "land bank" 6) providing buffering from more intensive uses Means (99-04) Work with Community Owned Utilities to identify additional park and recreational land as part of the regional stormwater drainage utility implementation. (Parks, Community Owned Utilities) Means (00-01) Work with Legal Services, Community Owned Utilities, and Development Services to establish criteria and identify possible park sites for future development. (Parks, Community Owned Utilities, Development Services, Management Services) Means (00-01) Work with Legal Services to negotiate an agreement with United States Army Corps of Engineers for a future regional park. (Parks, Recreation, Management Services) Focus End 9.03 There are opportunities for citizens to participate in a wide range of recreational activities. Priority is to be given to programs which meet the needs of those who are physically or otherwise challenged. Means (00-05) Maintain facility and programming partnerships with community organizations such as Georgetown Independent School District, Georgetown Youth Baseball Association, Georgetown Soccer Association, Pop Warner Football, and Aquadillos. (Recreation) Means (00-05) Work with Georgetown Independent School District on future school sites so parkland can be purchased adjacent to schools. (Parks, Recreation, Community Owned Utilities, Development Services, Finance & Administration, Management Services) Urban Design Policy End 11.00 Georgetown's citizens and businesses enjoy an attractive community with a unique sense of place and a positive, identifiable image, at a cost which is consistent with other City social and _ economic priorities. Focus End 11.08 The City is well maintained and citizens enjoy a high standard of community urban design. Means (99-01) Assist Information Resources in the coordination, implementation, and automation of the code enforcement complaint tracking system, including web access, to provide more aggressive identification and correction of violations. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) Facilities and Services Policy End 13.00 The City provides for the safety of its citizens and supports the responsive delivery of coordinated services by the City and other public agencies. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 231 Focus End 13.02 The City has a high level of employee satisfaction. Means (00-05) Continue ongoing recruitment efforts to ensure diversity in the applicant pool and compatibility with core values for every City position. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) Means (00-03) Develop and implement individualized career development and city wide succession plans. (Parks, Recreation, All Divisions) For an explanation of the Ends & Means, seepages one and two in the City Summary section. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 232 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 GEOIlG��� �o �JL�, This page intentionally left blank. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 233 WHAT WE DO: • Completed new 35 acre park in the Rivery area on The Parks Department improves the quality of life for the west side of Interstate 35 with an 18 hole disc Georgetown citizens by maintaining twenty three golf course, ropes course, nature trail and parks on 380 acres, 4 mile Hike/Bike Trail, three mountain bike trail. cemeteries, athletic complex, five swimming pools, downtown pocket parks, tennis center and other City • Restored Old Georgetown Cemetery at Blue Hole facilities. The Department maintains and schedules Park. the use of the Community Center and special park areas. The Parks Department also helps with special • Contracted the mowing of International Order of events, such as Valentine's Day 5K Run/Walk, Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) Cemetery. Haunted Hayride at Halloween, 4th of July Celebration, Juneteenth, Viking Fest, Christmas Stroll, • Coordinated with Convention and Visitors Bureau Red Poppy Festival, Arbor Day, Project Graduation, on the.Red Poppy Festival on the square. Williamson County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo, DARE and GREAT Graduation swim parties. The Parks Department removes unsafe trees and also maintains WHAT WE PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH IN 2000/01: a tree farm for replacement trees. The Urban Forester educates and trains staff and citizens on Oak Wilt, • Work with United States Army Corps of pruning and tree care. Engineers for future parkland. WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN 1999/00: • Received National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation. • Acquired new heated pool at Georgetown Village subdivision. • Implemented tree maintenance and pruning program for parks. • Developed joint school/park playgrounds at Patricia Cooper Elementary and at Annie Purl Elementary. • Completed construction of hike/bike trail along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River Corridor. • Completed Emerald Springs Park and will hold grand opening next year. • Completed construction of the athletic complex with 4 softball fields, roller hockey rink, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, and playground. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 234 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 ACTUAL ACTUAL BUDGETED PROJECTED PROPOSED ACTIVITY INDICATORS FY 97/98 FY 98/99 FY 99/00 FY 00 FY 00/01 1) Park acres 375 450 450 450 450 2) Park area facility rentals 1,000 1,300 1,650 1,800 2,000 3) Number of trees planted 7* 350 350 400 400 4) Volunteer hours in parks 11,184 11,500 12,000 12,000 12,000 * Tree Grant program discontinued in 1997/98. Replaced with Tree Farm in 1998/99. 357,930 416,581 2000/01 ADOPTED BUDGET AND 2001/02 PROJECTED BUDGET: 01/02 Projected Base (% Change **) 18/1.5 689,712 (0.0%) 426,196 (o.o%) 5,000 (o.o%) 1,120,908 (o.o%) SIGNIFICANT CHANGES: The new athletic complex will be opening thisyear which will add an additional 4 softball fields. This addition will increase maintenance costs. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 235 99/00 00/01 98/99 99/00 Projected Adopted Actual Budget Actual (% Change *) 15/1.5 16.5/1.5 16.5/1.5 # Employees 18/1.5 476,844 582,378 567,941 Personnel 689,643 (21.4%) 357,930 416,581 416,581 Operations 426,196 (2.3%) 2,850 0 0 Capital 5,000 (N/A) 837,624 998,959 984,522 1,120,839 (13.8%) Employees: full time / part time FTE's * Percent change of 00/01 Proposed from 99/00 Projected Actual ** Percent change of 01/02 Projected Base from 00/01 Proposed 01/02 Projected Base (% Change **) 18/1.5 689,712 (0.0%) 426,196 (o.o%) 5,000 (o.o%) 1,120,908 (o.o%) SIGNIFICANT CHANGES: The new athletic complex will be opening thisyear which will add an additional 4 softball fields. This addition will increase maintenance costs. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 235 PARKS AND RESTRICTED PARKS Donations & Dedicated Fees: The fund receives and holds revenue earned from the Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Association activities held on City park land, rental of land to the Georgetown Health Care System, and money paid into the City's park land dedication fees program. Funds are to be used for improvements to City parks or for park facilities and equipment. Forest Service Grant: The Texas Forest Grant will partially fund an Urban Forester to help with tree maintenance and planting, educational programs, and help Georgetown maintain its natural resources. The grant will provide $10,000 with a $10,000 match by the City bringing the total 2000 Texas Forest Service Urban Forestry Public Outreach Grant to $20,000. Funds from this grant are projected to be spent from October 1, 2000, to September 30, 2001. Beginning Fund Balance REVENUES: Dedication Fees Park Fees Interest Grants Transfers In Total Revenues 99/00 00/01 01/02 98/99 99/00 Projected Adopted Projected Actual Budget Actual Budget Budget 100,283 82,408 101,597 .116,862 0 73,575 62,813 57,188 57,188 57,188 4,500 4,500 5,010 4,500 4,500 6,199 2,700 2,700 2,700 2,700 15,038 10,000 10,000 0 0 26,910 34,580 32,947 0 0 126,222 114,593 107,845 64,388 64,388 EXPENSES: Parks & Recreation 109,908 92,580 92,580 181,250 64,388 Transfers Out - Capital Fund 15,000 0 0 0 0 Total Expenses 124,908 92,580 92,580 181,250 64,388 Ending Fund Balance 101,597 104,421 116,862 0 0 PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 236 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 CEMETERY SPECIAL REVENUE FUND This fund accounts for revenues and expenses associated with the City's cemeteries. A transfer from the General Fund is used to balance the fund because annual cemetery plot sales do not cover the mowing and maintenance of the lots. These expenses were previously recorded in the Parks department. Total Revenues 0 58,989 99/00 00101 01102 98/99 99/00 Projected Adopted Projected Actual Budget Actual Budget Budget Beginning Fund Balance 0 0 0 7,300 0 REVENUES: 0 0 7,300 0 0 Cemetery plot sales 0 18,500 25,000 18,500 18,500 Interest 0 0 800 800 800 Transfers In from General Fund 0 40,489 40,489 24,600 31,900 Total Revenues 0 58,989 66,289 43,900 51,200 EXPENSES: Parks & Recreation 0 58,989 58,989 51,200 51,200 Total Expenses 0 58,989 58,989 51,200 51,200 Ending Fund Balance 0 0 7,300 0 0 PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 237 GEORGETOWN VILLAGE PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT FUND The fund receives revenue from the additional incremental property tax paid by the Georgetown Village residents and the developer to fund maintenance on upgraded parks facilities within the subdivision. 99/00 00/01 01102 98/99 99100 Projected Adopted Projected Actual Budget Actual Budget Budget Beginning Fund Balance 0 0 0 0 0 REVENUES: Tax Revenues 0 0 12,000 20,500 20,500 Developer Contributions 0 60,000 17,000 9,000 9,000 Interest 0 0 0 0 0 Other 0 0 0 0 0 Total Revenues 0 60,000 29,000 29,500 29,500 EXPENSES: Parks & Recreation 0 60,000 29,000 29,500 29,500 Total Expenses 0 60,000 29,000 29,500 29,500 Ending Fund Balance 0 0 0 0 0 PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 238 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 GE0.RG��� 1-4y This page intentionally left blank. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 239 WHAT WE DO: The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure and educational opportunities. In addition to these opportunities, the Recreation Department staffs and manages the Recreation Center, Tennis Center, five swimming pools, summer camp, spring break camp, teen camp, sport camps, and leagues like youth and women's soccer, softball, in-line hockey, basketball, girls fast pitch softball, t -ball, and senior programs. The department also programs special activities at the Georgetown Recreation Center, such as aerobics, country and ballroom dancing, martial arts, tumbling, CPR and many other classes. In addition, unique education opportunities for outdoor recreation are offered numerous times during the year for youth and adults as well as in a camp environment. The department programs special events such as a 5K Run/Walk, Haunted Hay Ride, Youth Pool Parties, Triathlon and Easter Egg Hunt. The City's 18,000 square foot Recreation Center features a full-size gymnasium equipped for basketball and two volleyball courts. The Recreation Center also has two racquetball courts, a game room, a children's activity room, a large activity room, a weight room, showers and lockers, a conference room, and Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices. The Recreation Department works closely with Police Services to identify needs as well as coordinate programming and outreach efforts. The Recreation Department also coordinates with Library Services on special youth activities. WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN 1999/00: • Opened and began operation of the Georgetown Tennis Center and Pool. • Programmed and staffed new heated pool at Georgetown Village for the summer. • Expanded Outdoor Education Programs to include not only adventure programs but challenge programs as well. • Offered dances on weekends at the Recreation Center to grade levels 5th through 7th grades. • Worked closely with Georgetown Project to develop weekend youth programs and Eagles at Night. • Hosted Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Softball and In -Line Hockey tournaments. • Provided developmental asset training for all camp staff. • Finished construction on challenge course and implemented programming for City programs, as well as outside community groups. WHAT WE PLAN TO ACCOtiIPLISH IN 2000/01: • Increase current sponsorship and support from local business for special events and develop new events which target community involvement. • Replace San Gabriel Pool pumps which will increase efficiency and decrease maintenance. • Increase lifeguard pay to attract and retain qualified lifeguards throughout the summer season. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 240 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 ACTUAL ACTUAL BUDGETED PROJECTED PROPOSED ACTIVITY INDICATORS FY 97/98 FY 98/99 FY 00 FY 00 FY 00 01 1) Swimming Pool Usage 33,000 2) Softball Registration 4,200 3) Recreation Center Usage 90,000 4) Outdoor Education and 105,000 236,895 Challenge Course 238,822 Personnel 172,934 Participation N/A * Pools closed 2 days/week due to lifeguard shortage 34,000 40,000 35,000* 40,000 4,300 4,300 4,300 6,000 95,000 100,000 100,000 105,000 600 600 1,000 2,000 2000/01 ADOPTED BUDGET AND 2001/02 PROJECTED BUDGET: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES: 00/01 01/02 99/00 98/99 99/00 Projected Actual Budget Actual 6/15.5 10/14.25 10.75/14.25 # Employees 236,895 267,380 238,822 Personnel 172,934 216,080 216,080 Operations 409,829 483,460 454,902 Employees: full time/ part time FTEs * Percent change of 00/01 Proposed from 99/00 Projected Actual ** Percent change of 01/02 Projected Base from 00/01 Proposed SIGNIFICANT CHANGES: 00/01 01/02 Adopted Projected Base (% Change *) (% Change **) 10/14.25 10/14.25 269,415 (12.8%) 269,415 (0.0%) 162,254 (-24.9%) 162,254 (0.0%) 431,669 (-5.1%) 431,669 (0.0%) The new athletic complex will be opening this year which will add an additional 4 softball fields. This will allow more tournaments to be held and also increase rentals. The City began operating two new pools in 99/00 for a total of five pools. This has created a staffing and programming challenge. The Georgetown Village pool was used by Georgetown Independent School District for High School Swim Teams in the winter months. Georgetown Independent School District pays for the heaters and the gas to heat the pool. The Ropes Course was built with money from the Texas Parks and Wildlife grant. A Challenge Course Coordinator was hired during the 1999/00 budget year to facilitate the ropes course and the challenge area. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 241 RECREATION SPECIAL REVENUE FUND Revenues and expenditures from the City's recreation programs are maintained in a separate fund. The fund tracks individual programs such as softball, basketball, camps, aquatics, aerobics and outdoor education programs such as challenge course usage and participation in rock climbing, backpacking and adventure camps to ensure each is self-sustaining. Any funds remaining at the end of each year will be used for overhead costs and special projects for Parks and Recreation. 99/00 00/01 01/02 98/99 99/00 Projected Adopted Projected Actual Budget Actual Budget Budget 80,914 15,414 22,559 Beginning Fund Balance (17,243) 17,138 46,569 79,035 50,000 REVENUES: Program Revenue Tennis Center Revenue Grant Revenue Interest Transfers In Total Revenues EXPENSES: Parks & Recreation Park Improvements 408,033 413,430 406,500 467,700 467,700 3,612 73,243 66,565 79,529 80,914 15,414 22,559 22,559 10,184 10,184 5,322 2,509 7,500 8,000 8,000 70,000 157,225 157,225 180,000 180,000 502,381 668,966 660,349 745,413 746,798 438,569 631,604 623,383 746,948 742,298 0 4,500 4,500 27,500 4,500 Total Expenses 438,569 636,104 627,883 774,448 746,798 FUND BALANCE: 46,569 50,000 79,035 50,000 50,000 LESS: Contingency 0 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 Ending Fund Balance 46,569 0 29,035 0 0 PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES 242 ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 PARES FACILITIES FIVE-YEAR PLAN In order to maintain and enhance the City's parks, a five year improvement and maintenance plan has been established. These projects will be funded through general fund appropriations, general obligation debt and dedicated parks and recreation revenues. The projects are included in the department's Special Revenue Funds discussed on the proceeding pages, and the General Capital Projects Fund included in the CIP section. No funding source has been identified for these projects. New Community Center/Civic Center 2,000,000 Recreation Center/Indoor Pool 5,000,000 Total 523,000 735,000 1,265,000 780,000 1,630,000 9,355,000 * New development will require additional equipment and staffing. '* Improvements refer to fences, irrigation, parking, signage, landscaping, amenities, plumbing, electrical, and drainage. PARKS & RECREATION SERVICES ANNUAL OPERATING PLAN ELEMENT 2000/01 243 Year / Priority Beyond Project Name / Description 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 5 Years Williams Drive Park / Pool 150,000 Blue Hole Cemetery 10,000 Athletic Complex 175,000 Lyndoch Park 60,000 500,000 Hike/Bike Trail 500,000 1,000,000 Spring Valley Land Purchase 85,000 500,000 TEA -21 Grant 400,000 Joint School/Park 25,000 50,000 Park Signs (10) 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 Playground Equip. Replacement 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 Nature Center 500,000 Senior Center 500,000 Pickett Trail 50,000 Lake Georgetown Muni. Park 500,000 East Side Park Development 250,000 Physically Challenged Playground 300,000 Master Plan for Parkland Dedication 50,000 Playground - Georgetown Village 30,000 Restrooms - Old Town Park 75,000 - - Restrooms - Kelley Park 78,000 San Jose Park 25,000 Katy Crossing Park 25,000 Electrical System Upgrades in Parks 30,000 VFW Park 30,000 Edwards Park 10,000 San Gabriel Park 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 Additional Parkland Purchases 250,000 100,000 500,000 Land between N & S San Gabriel 120,000 Berry Creek Park Construction 150,000 . Drainage Ditch @ College St. & VFW Park 35,000 San Gabriel Park Springs Rehab 20,000 - River Ridge Pool Repairs 60,000 Tennis Center Pool Repairs 20,000 New Community Center/Civic Center 2,000,000 Recreation Center/Indoor Pool 5,000,000 Total 523,000 735,000 1,265,000 780,000 1,630,000 9,355,000 * New development will require additional equipment and staffing. 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