Agenda for TWDB Board Meeting - February 13, 2020 | Texas Water Development Board

Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
February 13, 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 by resolution a delegation of authority to the Executive Administrator to receive, process, and approve applications from the Texas Division of Emergency Management for funding from the Hurricane Harvey Account. (Kathleen Ligon) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the Texas Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Water Development Board to maintain a public online map viewer. (Kaye Schultz) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider approving material changes to contracts for goods and services executed during the first quarter of fiscal year 2020; and the contract and performance report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. (Angela Wallace) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to: a) publish requests for qualifications in the Texas Register for three groundwater availability modeling projects for a total amount not to exceed $1,680,000, b) negotiate and execute contracts with the top ranked statement of qualifications for each project, and c) transfer up to $1,440,000 from the Water Assistance Fund to the Research and Planning Fund. (Cindy Ridgeway) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to execute contract amendments increasing the total contracts to an amount not to exceed $2,832,089 for Halff Associates and $2,395,005 for AECOM, using the Floodplain Management Account and federal funds. (Manuel Razo) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider authorizing publication of proposed amendments and repeals to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapters 371 and 375 related to financial assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Clean Water State Revolving Fund. (Mark Wyatt) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider authorizing publication of the proposed amendments and new provisions to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 357 relating to Regional Water Planning. (Sarah Backhouse) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider amending the 2017 State Water Plan to incorporate an amendment to the 2016 Region C Regional Water Plan relating to a revised recommended water management strategy project for the City of Springtown. (Kevin Smith) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from Acton Municipal Utility District (Hood County) for $1,015,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning and design of wastewater treatment plant improvements. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Paducah (Cottle County) for $3,392,958 in financial assistance consisting of $1,715,000 in financing and $1,677,958 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a water system improvements project. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Greater Texoma Utility Authority on behalf of the City of Kaufman (Kaufman County) for $2,710,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for construction of wastewater system improvements. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #12 Document

13. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Lefors (Gray County) for $795,000 in financial assistance consisting of $395,000 in financing and $400,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the planning, design and construction of a wastewater treatment plant improvements project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Lower Valley Water District (El Paso County) for $6,000,000 in financial assistance consisting of $5,220,000 in financing and $780,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of an advanced metering infrastructure project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #14 Document

15. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Amarillo (Potter and Randall Counties) for $29,500,000 in financial assistance consisting of $28,500,000 in financing and $1,000,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the construction of an advanced metering infrastructure project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #15 Document

16. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Quitaque (Briscoe County) for $1,495,000 in financial assistance consisting of $545,000 in financing and $950,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for the planning, design, and construction of a water system improvement project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #16 Document

17. 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.

18. 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 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 Board may conduct a closed meeting to consider and discuss financial matters related to the investment or potential investment of the Board’s funds, as permitted by Section 6.0601(a) of the Texas Water Code. The Board may also meet in open meeting to take action on a financial matter discussed in the closed meeting as required by Section 6.0601(b) of the Texas Water Code.

The next currently scheduled meeting of the Texas Water Development Board will be February 27, 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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