Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
November 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Location:
Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 N. Congress, Room 170, Austin, Texas
Resource:
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1. Discussion regarding outreach efforts and activities by the Board.

2. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Anahuac (Chambers County) for a $5,175,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance planning, design and construction costs of a ground storage tank, elevated storage tank rehabilitation and water line replacement. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Anahuac (Chambers County) for a $11,440,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance planning, acquisition, design, and construction for the rehabilitation of sanitary sewer lines and lift stations. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Pearland (Brazoria County) for a $159,500,000 multi-year loan commitment from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the planning, acquisition, design, and construction of a surface water treatment plant. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Cisco (Eastland County) for $500,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the planning and design of a new surface water treatment plant to address an urgent needed relating to flooding. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Cottonwood Shores (Burnet County) for a $1,395,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance planning, design, and construction of a water treatment plant expansion project. (Clay Schultz) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Hondo (Medina County) for a 5,470,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance construction of a water distribution system and storage tank improvement project. (Clay Schultz) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of West Tawakoni (Hunt County) for a $1,125,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the design and construction of a new ground storage tank, an elevated storage tank, rehabilitation of the existing ground storage tank, and increase high service pump capacity. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of Lake Kiowa Special Utility District (Cooke County) for a $2,125,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the planning, design and construction of improvements to the distribution system. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of Updated as of Wednesday, November 09, 2016 the City of Sherman (Grayson County) for a $11,880,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance the construction costs related to the expansion of the water treatment plant. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Lubbock (Lubbock County) for a $35,000,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund emergency relief program to finance the construction of its northwest drainage improvements project. (Lee Huntoon) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider approving the 2016 Biennial Report to the Legislature on Use of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas. (Kathleen Ligon)

13. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute multiple contracts in a total amount not to exceed $1,600,000, using the Strategic Mapping Program contract. (Richard Wade) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. Consider approving the Texas Water Development Board inaugural Geographic Information Officer Report. (Richard Wade) Board Agenda #14 Document

15. Consider adopting and authorizing the publication of amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code, Section 353.31, concerning agency-funded employee training and education, and the repeal of Sections 353.32 and 353.33. (LaDawn Gray) Board Agenda #15 Document

16. Consider adopting and authorizing the publication of a new, Subchapter J, Section 353.140, related to enhanced contract monitoring to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 353. (Kaye Schultz) Board Agenda #16 Document

17. Consider approving the 2016 Biennial Report on Seawater and Brackish Groundwater Desalination. (Erika Mancha) Board Agenda #17 Document

18. Consider adopting and authorizing the publication of amendments and new provisions to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 357, relating to Regional Water Planning. (Temple McKinnon) Board Agenda #18 Document

19. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to publish a request for applications in the Texas Register for Fiscal Year 2017 agricultural water conservation grants for a total amount not to exceed $600,000 from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund. (Cameron Turner) Board Agenda #19 Document

20. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute a contract in a total amount not to exceed $200,000 from the Disaster Contingency Fund No. 453 to calibrate computer models to improve National Weather Service flood forecasting in Texas. (Mark Wentzel) Board Agenda #20 Document

21. Briefing and discussion on water conditions in the state of Texas. (Mark Wentzel)

22. The Board will receive comments from the public.

23. 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 Updated as of Wednesday, November 09, 2016 open meeting to take action on legal or personnel matters considered in the closed meeting as required by Section 551.102 of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Government Code.

24. Consider authorizing the Office of Attorney General to make an offer to settle a property damage claim against the Texas Water Development Board.

The next currently scheduled meeting of the Texas Water Development Board will be November 30, 2016. Other meetings may be scheduled and will be posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.

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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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