Agenda for TWDB Board Meeting - August 05, 2020 | Texas Water Development Board

Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
August 05, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Location:
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Printable Board Agenda

1. Consider authorizing publication of a proposed amendment to 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §365.41 relating to Loan Closing for the Rural Water Assistance Fund (RWAF) program. (Glenna Bowman) Board Agenda #01 Document

2. Consider approving material changes to contracts for goods and services executed during the third quarter of fiscal year 2020; and the contract and performance report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020. (Angela Wallace) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Creedmoor-Maha Water Supply Corporation (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties) for a partial release of lien on a portion of its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), approval of the CCN transfer, and authorize the Executive Administrator to take all necessary actions to give effect to this approval. (Alexis Lorick) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to publish proposed amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code 356 relating to brackish groundwater production zones. (Kevin Kluge) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Palo Pinto County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (Palo Pinto County) for $295,000 in financing from the Texas Water Development Fund for design and construction of a wastewater system improvements project. (Tom Barnett) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from City of Athens (Henderson County) for $1,546,404 in financial assistance consisting of $1,080,000 in financing and $466,404 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a new sewer line. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Riverbend Water Resources District (Red River, Cass and Bowie Counties) for $199,700,000 in multi-year financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance planning, acquisition, design and construction of a new regional water system. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Annona (Red River County) for $300,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to finance planning, acquisition, design and construction of a new regional water system. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Sandbranch Water Supply Corporation (Dallas County) for $150,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning of a wastewater system improvements project. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Sandbranch Water Supply Corporation (Dallas County) for $300,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning of a water system improvements project. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (Fannin, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, and Wise counties) to 1) amend Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 15-089A to authorize a $398,000,000 increase in multi-year Board Participation financing and 2) amend Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 15-089B to authorize a $15,000,000 increase in Deferred Interest financing from the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas for design and construction of the Lake Ralph Hall Reservoir. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Eagle Pass (Maverick County) for 1) $3,997,286 in financial assistance consisting of $3,640,000 in financing and $357,286 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for 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 #12 Document

13. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Raymondville (Willacy County) for $2,599,412 in financial assistance consisting of $1,520,000 in financing and $1,079,412 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a water system improvements project. (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 September 3, 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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