City of Windcrest Elections
MAY 7, 2022 CITY OF WINDCREST, TEXAS ELECTION INFORMATION
On May 7,2022, Windcrest voters will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition A, for the purpose of designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping a new aquatic center at Jim Seal and Crestway Drive as part of the City's public park system. Refer to the NOTICE OF ELECTION /AVISO DE ELECCIÓN A for a list of Vote Centers within Bexar County. All Windcrest voters may vote at the Takas Park Civic Center, located at 9310 Jim Seal Drive.
What is on the ballot?
How will Proposition A read on the ballot?
VOTER DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, April 25 - Tuesday, May 3, 2022: Early voting dates by personal appearance.
Tuesday, April 25, 2022: Last day to receive an application by mail for a ballot to be voted by mail (by close of business). Applications will only be received by the Bexar County Election Office.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022: Last day to receive an application to cancel mail ballot that has not arrived at the address on the carrier envelope. Contact the Bexar County Election Office for questions.
Windcrest Early Election and Election Day Vote Center Location:
Takas Park Civic Center
9310 Jim Seal Dr.
Windcrest, TX 78239
This Recreational Pool option is only a concept at the moment. The design and activities available at the location can be modified
- Open 10-12 months out of the year
- New pool with 4 lap lanes
- New zero (beach) entry pool w/ bubblers
- New splash pad (spray grounds)
- New parking lot (70 spaces)
- New changing and shower areas
- New restroom facility
- New seating amenities
- New landscaping
|Mobilization, Insurance and Bond||$571,049.98|
|Building and Parking||$840,000.00|
|SUBTOTAL PLUS CONTINGENCY||$4,362,394.03|
|Construction Monitoring and Inspections||$186,483.05|
|Design and Engineering||$447,559.32|
|Overall Estimated Cost||$4,996,436.40|
If Proposition A passes, when will the project begin?
The City will likely sell the bonds in early 2023. Once the bonds are sold, we estimate that the design plan could begin within 60 days but only after the appropriate government contracting rules are followed. The project is projected to be completed in Summer of 2023, pending environmental conditions and availability of construction supplies.
What is the estimated cost of Proposition A?
Proposition A is estimated to have a debt tax rate impact of approximately $0.0294 cents per $100 Assessed Valuation. A tax rate increase of $0.0294 cents per $100 valuation would affect property owners as follows:
ESTIMATED HOMESTEAD RESIDENCES IMPACT
|Taxable Value||Tax Impact||Monthly Tax Impact||Annual Tax Impact|
What is the current bond debt obligation for the City?
|Issue||Issued Par Amount||Outstanding Par Amount||Coupon Rang of Callable Bond||First Call Date||Final Maturity||Structure||Use of Proceeds|
|GO Bds Ser 2019B||$1,810,000||$1,650,000||4.000%||02/15/2028||02/15/2034||Fixed Rate||Firefighting Equipment|
|GO Bds Ser 2019A||$6,655,000||$6,275,000||4.000%||02/15/2028||02/15/2039||Fixed Rate||Streets; Drainage; Sidewalks|
Will the City hold a community meeting to receive input from citizens on the design plan if 'Proposition A' passes?
Yes, the City will hold one or two community meetings to receive input on the design concept of the aquatic center. They may be scheduled shortly after the election to stay on track with the proposed timeline of opening in Summer 2023.
If Proposition A does not pass, will City Council consider fixing the existing pool?
No. At the January 10, 2022 City Council meeting, City Council determined due to the cost estimate of over $1 million for the pool repairs, with only a one (1) year warranty, it would not be cost-effective. Additionally, the estimated repair cost did not include the parking requirements needed as outlined by City Code. Parking expansion would be an added cost of $400,000.
What will happen to the property where the existing pool is located?
At this time, nothing has been decided on the next steps for the property. However, the land can be sold at an auction, once all of the due diligence is completed or it could be kept by the city for another use.
Will citizens be able to decide what happens to the land where the old pool is located if the new pool is relocated?
The City Council will have the final decision on what happens to the land if the new pool is relocated. Citizens are welcome to contribute input by signing up for Citizens to be Heard at a City Council meeting.
Can the volleyball court in the concept design be removed and replaced with a picnic area?
Yes. The pool design is only a concept and can be altered as long as the alterations fit into the budget that has been set. A community meeting will be scheduled to receive input on the design if Proposition A passes.
Why can the pool stay open almost year-round?
The rectangular design of this pool provides the opportunity for a retractable cover to be added to the pool.
Will this amenity be ADA compliant?
Yes. The current design concept meets ADA compliance. In accordance with ADA regulations and the International Building Code, all new public structures must meet ADA compliance.
November 2022 Elections Information
The City of Windcrest will hold a General Election for City Council Place 1, City Council Place 2, and City Council Place 3
Additional Information Websites:
For questions regarding your voters registration or to receive a ballot by mail, please contact the Bexar County Elections Department at 210-335-VOTE(8683) or by visiting the Bexar County Website, Bexar County Elections Department
VOTER DATES TO REMEMBER
- Monday, July 18, 2022 - First day for filing an application for a place on the General Election ballot
- Monday, August, 15, 2022 - Last day for filing an application for a place on the General Election ballot