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File #: 22-2449    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/12/2022 In control: Park & Recreation Department
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: Authorize a public hearing to be held on December 14, 2022, pursuant to Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, to receive comments on the proposed use of a portion of Forest Cliff Park, totaling approximately 50 square feet of land, located at 5100 Duncanville Road by the Office of Emergency Management, to provide warning siren system coverage for the benefit of the public - Financing: No cost consideration to the City
Indexes: 3
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Resolution, 3. Exhibit A
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Quality of Life, Arts & Culture
AGENDA DATE: November 9, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):|910|DEPARTMENT: Park & Recreation Department
EXECUTIVE: John D. Jenkins
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Authorize a public hearing to be held on December 14, 2022, pursuant to Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, to receive comments on the proposed use of a portion of Forest Cliff Park, totaling approximately 50 square feet of land, located at 5100 Duncanville Road by the Office of Emergency Management, to provide warning siren system coverage for the benefit of the public - Financing: No cost consideration to the City

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BACKGROUND

The City of Dallas owns municipal parkland known as Forest Cliff Park (approximately 9.1 acres) located at 5100 Duncanville Road in southwest Dallas.

In 2016, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conducted a sound survey to ensure a minimum of 70 decibels of outdoor warning siren system coverage throughout the City. The results identified 27 locations for enhanced coverage. One of the locations identified was at the intersection of Duncanville Road and Ranchero Lane. OEM requests that they be permitted to install an outdoor warning siren approximately 10 feet inside the park boundary in the southeast corner of the park and to connect to electric power in the street right-of-way (Exhibit A). OEM will be responsible for all construction costs, maintenance, and ongoing utility costs associated with the outdoor warning siren.

The outdoor warning siren's impact on the park is expected to be minimal. OEM has agreed to permit any park use up to the outdoor warning siren and, upon abandonment of the outdoor warning siren at some future date, to promptly remove the outdoor warning siren and appurtenances, subject to appropriation, at which time the land will revert to parkland. Furthermore, OEM has agreed to remove the siren and restore the site, at no expense to th...

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