Agenda for TWDB Board Meeting - January 16, 2020 | Texas Water Development Board

Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
January 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Location:
Stephen F. Austin Building 1700 N. Congress, Room 170 Austin, Texas
Resource:
Printable Board Agenda

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

2. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, and Development Fund Manager to take all necessary actions for the issuance, sale and delivery of Texas Water Development Board State Revolving Fund Revenue Bonds in one or more series; and approving the selection of financial advisor, bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriting syndicate for the negotiation of the bond issue. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to execute a contract amendment to extend the term of the contract with Hilltop Securities Inc. by one year and increase the limit on total payments for services and expenses by $550,000. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Approve by resolution the establishment of new tax-exempt and taxable lending rate scales for the Texas Water Development Fund II Water Financial Assistance Account (DFund II) to be effective January 16, 2020. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider approving groundwater availabilities for the 2021 Region D Regional Water Plan.(Ron Ellis) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider appointing members to the Interregional Planning Council. (Sarah Backhouse) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving the Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund-Hurricane Harvey Account(Hurricane Harvey Account) prioritization criteria for hazard mitigation projects. (Jessica Zuba) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from Shady Grove Special Utility District (Hunt County) for $880,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a water storage improvements project. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Fort Worth (Tarrant) for $62,825,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a biosolids dewatering and processing facility. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider authorizing the executive administrator to execute a contract with Harris County for $30,000,000 to remove accumulated siltation and sediment deposits located at the confluence of the San Jacinto River and Lake Houston pursuant to Senate Bill 500, 86th Legislature. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Green Valley Special Utility District (Guadalupe County) for $24,985,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Dain Larsen) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County) for $2,495,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Dain Larsen) Board Agenda #12 Document

13. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Jourdanton (Atascosa County) for $6,845,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Dain Larsen) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. The Board will receive comments from the public on any matters within the jurisdiction of the TWDB, with the exception of matters which are subject to the ex parte prohibition found in Texas Government Code Section 2001.061.

15. The Board may adjourn into Executive Session and conduct a closed meeting to consider any item on this agenda if a matter is raised that is appropriate for the Board to conduct a private consultation with its attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. The Board may also conduct a closed meeting to receive legal advice and discuss pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, 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 551.102 of the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Government Code.

The next currently scheduled meeting of the Texas Water Development Board will be January 30, 2020. 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.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS BOARD MEETING STARTS AT 9:00 A.M. AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 9:30 A.M. PLEASE REGISTER BETWEEN THESE TIMES. LATE REGISTRATION COULD RESULT IN YOUR MISSING THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON YOUR ITEM.

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