Petition Opposing Parkside Maintenance Agreement
Petition Opposing Parkside Maintenance Agreement
Why this petition matters
We, the Residents of Parkside Common Association and Parkside Neighborhood Association respectfully oppose the Parkside Maintenance Agreement as written.
- The Parkside Maintenance Agreement is a required agreement because of Parkside PID.
- Therefore, the Parkside Maintenance Agreement is part of the PID documents and to be the final agreement entered into after all other PID development concerns have been resolved.
- In the development sequence, the Parkside PID Authorized Improvement Budget adopted by the City of Irving for Open Spaces, Parks and Recreation was set at $11,443,991. Parkside Open Spaces include all of the drainage channels throughout Parkside development,
- The Parkside PID Authorized Improvements budget set at $11,443,991 takes into account the required improvements necessary for Parkside to become part of the City of Irving drainage system and receive external water shed from DFW Airport, Stonegate and surrounding areas.
- During development, the Parkside PID funds for Open Spaces that were authorized and budgeted were not fully spent leaving a shortfall deficit of $6,318,497. The Parkside Open Space (drainage channels) were not developed as approved and planned City of Irving in Parkside PID Authorized Improvements.
- The Parkside PID Authorized Improvements for Street Improvements budget estimated cost was $4,821,659 and the City of Irving actual expenditures were $8,253,157. This represents a budget overage of $3,431,498. It appears the City of Irving used the Parkside Resident tax payers’ PID funds to build a four-lane road adjacent to Parkside West platted land, instead of completing the Open Space development as approved in the Parkside PID Authorized Improvement budget.
- The City of Irving was responsible for final approval of the Parkside Development and failed to fulfill spending the PID funds as approved and adopted by the City of Irving.
- The Parkside Residents, petition, City Council to not adopt the Parkside Maintenance Agreement as written and first complete the PID development as the Authorized Improvements were budgeted and adopted for Open Spaces Parks and Recreation.
- The first step is to correct what went wrong during the PID development, then secondarily prepare and adopt the Parkside Maintenance Agreement.
- The Parkside PID taxes are being paid by Parkside Residents and the City of Irving had an obligation to follow the Authorized Improvement Budget.
- The Residents of Parkside are petitioning the City Council to correct what went wrong during the PID development and not adopt the Parkside Maintenance as written.
- To date the City Staff has failed to correct the situation.
- The Parkside Maintenance Agreement restricts the City of Irving drainage facility maintenance to storm water runoff and de-siltation only and does not address the major deterioration of the Parkside Open Space resulting from the mis-appropriation of the Parkside PID Authorized Improvements.
- The Parkside Maintenance Agreement requires the Parkside Common Association and Parkside Neighborhood Association to assume an unequitable amount of maintenance for City Parks. Why would we, Parkside Residents, agree to use Resident HOA assessments from 888 homes to pay for the majority of maintenance for public City Parks.
The drainage channels accumulate sediment and storm water runoff from the Airport E runways/Taxiways, TxDoT ROW, major Parking Spots by the airport, in addition to several commercial Establishments (Forward Air etc.) and residential communities (Stonegate etc.). This extraneous runoff and dirt silt up our drainage ways and detention ponds with potentially hazardous /toxic and carcinogenic materials including but not limited to heavy metals, fuel, rubber, dyes, and acidic & caustic chemicals. We as a community are not going to deal with hazardous waste or even wade through these waters to get to any assets that lie within the channels, creeks or ponds.
We are also not going to be liable for the design/redesign/maintenance of items including pedestrian bridges, fountains, utilities, or foundations of any common area structures that fall within the drainage easement and floodway.
We residents did not design these, and have no faith in the design of the developer(Hines) since these structures and their foundations/banks/slopes/erosion control armoring (if any) have evidently repeatedly failed, and were repeatedly rebuilt by HINES at home owners’ expense using HOA fees. Items were either a bad design, or implemented by the developer using substandard practices, or a combination of both. City should remove all items within the drainage easements and floodways from our maintenance agreement.
We, the Residents of Parkside oppose and protest the Parkside Maintenance Agreement as written. Parkside residents also oppose to pay for City Parks.We respectfully request City Council members NOT adopt the Parkside Maintenance Agreement as written. Please vote NO on Parkside Maintenance Agreement.
- Mayor StopferMayor City of Irving
- John C. Danish
- Allan E. Meagher
- Mark Zeske
- Phil Riddle