Agenda for TWDB Board Meeting - June 25, 2020 | Texas Water Development Board

Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
June 25, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Location:
GoTo Webinar (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7464656316395756301)
Resource:
Printable Board Agenda

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

2. Consider the selection and approval of a team of underwriters to serve the Texas Water Development Board for bond sales and other underwriting activities as necessary from June 4, 2020 through August 31, 2021 with an option to renew for up to two additional two-year terms. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and Development Fund Manager to initiate the Texas Water Development Board State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIRFT) bond sale; and approving the selection of financial advisor, bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and senior and co-managing underwriters. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider adopting the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan for the Texas Water Development Board. (Kathleen Ligon)

5. Consider adopting and authorizing publication of proposed additions to 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 353, relating to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (Kaye Schultz) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from Presidio County Water Improvement District #1 dba Redford Water Supply (Presidio County) for $300,000 in financial assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for: 1) planning, design, and construction of a water system improvement project; and 2) a waiver from the requirement to include funds to mitigate water loss as a part of this project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Boyd (Wise County) to amend Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 18-071 to extend the expiration period of the existing Drinking Water State Revolving Fund commitment. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Pharr (Hidalgo County) for $19,830,421 in financial assistance consisting of $18,150,000 in financing and $1,680,421 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a wastewater systems improvements project. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Pharr (Hidalgo County) for: 1) $17,880,000 in financial assistance consisting of $13,880,000 in financing and $4,000,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of a water system improvements project; and 2) a waiver of the requirement to include funds to mitigate water loss as part of this project. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. 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.

11. 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 July 23, 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.

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