By streamlining resources, the City continues to further enhance services, improve operations, and achieve economies of scale.
For example, divisions within Public Works were merged into various utility departments to align similar functions, resulting in a reduction in administrative costs and streamlining the accounting functions related to billing of project work between the General Fund and these enterprise funds.
Code § 90.106 (relating to hydrologic balance: erosion and sedimentation control); 25 Pa.
Code § 90.102 (relating to hydrologic balance: water quality standards, effluent limitations and best management practices); 25 Pa.
Code § 105.13 (relating to regulated activitiesinformation and fees); 25 Pa.
Code § 105.12 (relating to waiver of permit requirements); 25 Pa.
The marsh scored a big win by being selected as the recipient site for beneficially-used dredge material from a nearby dock expansion project at the Barbours Cut Terminal deepwater port.
In turn, the community also reaped the benefit of the dock expansion, which was slated to provide additional jobs and revenue to the region.
One of the few functioning tidal wetlands among this industry-heavy area of Houston, San Jacinto has faced a barrage of modern-day battles associated with coastal erosion and sinking land surfaces.
The project included a planning charrette with Metroparks staff to develop a consistent understanding of the Parks’ ecological restoration goals, and meetings to engage and inform the public.
In addition to restoring native ecosystems, the Master Plan includes innovative stormwater management, green infrastructure, education, and interpretation of landscape change and ecological function.
By restoring the marsh to its historically-accurate condition, an intertidal habitat was created that promotes growth of native marsh grasses and withstands varying water elevations and salinity levels.
To ensure the dredged sediment consolidates successfully with existing material at San Jacinto, we will monitor the restoration site for two years.