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File #: RS-22-042    Version: 1 Name: Regional Habitat Conservation Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/12/2022 Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement with various entities to develop a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan.
Sponsors: City Manager Department
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Interlocal Agreement
Title

Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Interlocal Agreement with various entities to develop a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan.

Summary

DATE: March 22, 2022

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Kent Cagle, City Manager

SUBJECT: Interlocal Agreement to Develop Regional Habitat Conservation Plan

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

The purpose of the Interlocal Agreement is to facilitate a regional joint effort in support of creating a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation for the conservation of federally listed species in the region of Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas.

Thirteen (13) entities are currently involved - Bell County, Coryell County, Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District, Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Brazos River Authority, Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the following cities: Belton, Copperas Cove, Gatesville, Harker Heights, Killeen, Salado, and Temple.

The parties intend to apply for a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to fund the regional habitat conservation planning efforts. There will be a regional grant match of no less than 25%. Below is the proposed match allocation.
* Four entities commit to fund 50% of the $250,000 grant match requirement: $31,250 from Bell County, Coryell County, Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District, and Brazos River Authority
* Four entities with populations over 25,000 equally share in 66% of the remaining $125,000 grant match requirement ($83,334 ? 4 - $20,833.50 each): Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen, and Temple
* Remaining entities with populations under 25,000 (or 'other' type entities) equally share 33% of the remaining $125,000 grant match requirement ($41,666 ? 5 - $8,333.20 each): Belton, Gatesville, Salado, Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, and Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning ...

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