Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
March 21, 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. Consider appointment of members to the Water Conservation Advisory Council to fill two vacancies: groundwater conservation districts and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (Mindy Conyers) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving the 2015 Texas Rain Catcher Awards. (Mindy Conyers) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider approving the Texas Water Development Board's Investment Policy and Strategies. (Cindy Demers) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider (a) a revision of the not-to-exceed aggregate principal amount of the State of Texas Water Financial Assistance Refunding Bonds and State of Texas Water Financial Assistance Bonds in one or more series to $215,000,000 due to changes in the plan of finance, and (b) approval of the selection of underwriters for the negotiation of the bond issue. (Cindy Demers) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Sadler (Grayson County) for financial assistance of $234,219 consisting of a $165,000 loan and $69,219 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance the planning, design and construction phases of wastewater treatment plant improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Granbury (Hood County) for financial assistance for a $2,720,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction of water system improvements. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the New Ulm Water Supply Corporation (Austin & Colorado Counties) for $200,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the replacement of asbestos water lines and improvements at the existing water plant. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Fayetteville (Fayette County) for $200,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance design and construction of a water system improvement project to replace an aging ground storage tank. (Clay Schultz) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the La Salle Landing Water Supply Corporation (Jackson County) for $200,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction of a water treatment improvement project to address high levels of arsenic. (Clay Schultz) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from Dario V. Guerra, III, doing business as Derby, Ing. (Frio County) for $140,000 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance construction costs associated with upgrades to the existing water system. (Clay Schultz) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Beechwood Water Supply Corporation (Corporation) for partial release of lien and consent to convey a tract of land and office building. (Kendal Payne) Board Agenda #12 Document

13. Consider affirming by resolution the commitment to provide financial assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 50 (Harris County) made in TWDB Resolution No. 15-145, and concurring in the Executive Administrator’s environmental finding. (Jean Devlin) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. Consider affirming by resolution the commitment to provide financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Dell City (Hudspeth County), made in TWDB Resolution No. 14-01, and concurring in the Executive Administrator’s environmental finding. (Chris Caran) Board Agenda #14 Document

15. Consider affirming by resolution the commitment to provide financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Early (Brown County), made in TWDB Resolution No. 14-75, and concurring in the Executive Administrator’s environmental finding. (Chris Caran) Board Agenda #15 Document

16. Consider authorizing publication of proposed amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 371 relating to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and the proposed repeal of various provisions within 31 TAC Chapter 371 relating to the DWSRF. (Mark Wyatt) Board Agenda #16 Document

17. Consider authorizing publication of proposed amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 375 relating to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the proposed repeal of various provisions within 31 TAC Chapter 375 relating to the CWSRF. (Mark Wyatt) Board Agenda #17 Document

18. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to publish a notice in the Texas Register for requests for qualifications for three groundwater availability model projects in an amount not to exceed $1,440,000. (Cindy Ridgeway) Board Agenda #18 Document

19. Consider approving the adopted major amendment to the 2011 Region M Regional Water Plan; and authorizing the Executive Administrator to develop the corresponding amendment to the 2012 State Water Plan, with associated public hearing, as appropriate per 31 TAC §357.51(g). (Connie Townsend) Board Agenda #19 Document

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

21. The Board will receive comments from the public.

22. 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 April 11, 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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