Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
February 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Location:
Stephen F. Austin Building 1700 N. Congress, Room 170 Austin, Texas
Resource:
View Board Meeting Video | Printable Board Agenda

1. Discussion regarding outreach efforts and activities by the Board.

2. Briefing and discussion on the Quarterly Investment Report for the period September 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015. (Cindy Demers)

3. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Arlington (Tarrant County) for financial assistance of $2,439,700 consisting of a $2,080,000 loan and $359,700 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction of wastewater improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider approving by resolution, a request from the City of Tioga (Grayson County) for financial assistance of $1,250,000 consisting of a $1,050,000 loan and $200,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the planning, design, and construction of a new water well and transmission main. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Houston (Harris County) for a $65,750,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction of citywide sanitary sewer collection system rehabilitation. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from the North Fort Bend Regional Water Authority (Fort Bend County) for financial assistance of $11,052,000 consisting of a $9,420,000 loan and $1,632,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction of improvements to the Grand Lakes Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from Lee County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 (Lee County) for financial assistance of $725,000, consisting of a $525,000 loan and $200,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction of new storage tanks and pump station. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution an amendment to TWDB Resolution No. 14-27, as amended by TWDB Resolution No. 15-043, as requested by the City of Ballinger (Runnels County) to amend the project scope and commitment of financial assistance made by the TWDB to finance certain water system improvements through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund; and change the proposed series from taxable to tax-exempt. (Lee Huntoon) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider affirming by resolution the commitment to provide financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Laredo (Webb County) made in TWDB Resolution No. 15-026, and concurring in the Executive Administrator’s environmental finding. (Nicki Hise)

10. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to publish a Request for Applications in the Texas Register for a total amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from the Disaster Contingency Fund No. 453 for grants related to flood protection planning and projects focused on planning, development, enhancement and implementation of early warning systems and local strategies for alerting and responding to floods. (Mike Segner) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to publish a Request for Qualifications for a total amount not to exceed $150,000 from the Disaster Contingency Fund No. 453 to study requirements to improve hydrometeorological flood forecasting in Texas. (Mark Wentzel) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Briefing and discussion on drought conditions in the state of Texas. (Mark Wentzel)

13. The Board will receive comments from the public.

14. The Board may conduct a closed meeting to receive legal advice and discuss pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, and/or the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of specific Board employees, including the Executive Administrator and General Counsel, as permitted by Sections 551.071 and 551.074, the Texas Open Meetings Act, codified as Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. The Board may also meet in open meeting to take action on legal or personnel matters considered in the closed meeting as required by Section 551.103 of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Government Code.

The next currently scheduled meeting of the Texas Water Development Board will be March 3, 2016. Other meetings may be scheduled and will be posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Merry Klonower at (512) 463-8165 two (2) work days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

NOTICE: ENTRY TO THIS MEETING WITH A HANDGUN IS FORBIDDEN

This meeting is a public meeting under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law) may not enter this property with a concealed handgun. Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law) may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly. For purposes of this notice, "property" means the room or rooms where the open meeting of the Texas Water Development Board is held.

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