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City Council Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/08/2022  

BACKGROUND
The Schertz Civic Center has been providing rental space for the community since 2006. Recently, the HVAC system in the facility began experiencing outages and performance and reliability issues. In addition to having the City's on-staff HVAC Technician diagnose the ongoing issues, the City also entered into a task order with M&S Engineering (one of the City's on-call engineering firms) to do a full redesign of the facility's HVAC system.

The new system being proposed for the Civic Center is a system that is more conventional for a facility of this size. New package units will be installed on-grade on the exterior of the building. The variable air volume (VAV) units will be distributed to each zone within the facility by VAV terminal units. A large portion of the existing duct work will be able to remain in place allowing for less disruption within the facility during construction. 

Due to long lead times, City Council approved an Ordinance and Resolution in January to fund and authorize the purchase of the HVAC equipment prior to the final design being completed. Now that the final design has been completed, this ordinance allocates funds from the Hotel Occupancy Tax reserves in order to fund the construction and installation associated with the Civic Center HVAC Replacement Project.

A separate resolution will be brought to City Council authorizing the agreement for the construction and installation necessary to complete the Civic Center HVAC Replacement Project.

City Council approved this on first reading at their meeting of March 1, 2022.
 
GOAL
The goal of this ordinance is to amend the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget to provide funding for the Civic Center HVAC Replacement Project.
COMMUNITY BENEFIT
Replacing the existing HVAC system will allow the Civic Center to continue to provide high-end event rental space to the community. 
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED ACTION
Staff recommends that the City Council approve Ordinance 22-T-09 on final reading authorizing the budget adjustment to allow for the completion of the Civic Center HVAC Replacement Project.
FISCAL IMPACT
Funding ($900,000) for the construction of the project will be paid for using existing Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds which are permitted to be used on Capital Improvements at the Civic Center. 
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends that the City Council approve Ordinance 22-T-09 on final reading authorizing the budget adjustment to allow for the completion of the Civic Center HVAC Replacement Project.
Attachments
Ord 22-T-09

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