Agenda for TWDB Board Meeting - March 12, 2020 | Texas Water Development Board

Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
March 12, 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 approving the Debt Management Policy of the Texas Water Development Board. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving the Underwriting Policies and Procedures for Negotiated Bond Transactions of the Texas Water Development Board. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to award, negotiate, and execute contracts in a total amount not to exceed $1,681,446 million in General Revenue funds for technical studies to support zone designation in brackish aquifers. (Erika Mancha) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider adopting and authorizing publication of a repeal of the existing Title 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 363, Subchapter D and the addition of a new Title 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 363, Subchapter D and approving the release of a Flood Intended Use Plan relating to the funding of flood mitigation projects. (Tom Entsminger)

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Huntington (Angelina County) for $7,931,204 in financial assistance consisting of $4,000,000 in financing and $3,931,204 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a wastewater system improvements project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District (El Paso County) for $1,226,880 in financial assistance consisting of $620,000 in zero-percent financing and $606,880 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning and design of a wastewater system improvements project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Grand Saline (Van Zandt County) for $932,500 consisting of $405,000 in financing and $527,500 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Edgewood (Van Zandt County) for $1,540,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Newton (Newton County), on behalf of East Newton Water Supply Corporation, for $537,600 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements and for a waiver from the requirement to include funds to mitigate water loss as a part of the project. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Considering amending by resolution the previously adopted Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 19-035 to modify the City of Nassau Bay’s (Harris County) Texas Water Development Fund project scope, extend the commitment, and close in two series. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. 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 #12 Document

13. Consider approving by resolution a request from the North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron Counties) for $17,406,373 in financial assistance consisting of $14,820,000 in financing and $2,586,373 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, acquisition, and construction of water treatment system improvements. (Mireya Loewe) 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 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 April 9, 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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