Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
January 28, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Location:
GoTo Webinar
Resource:
Printable Board Agenda

1. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts as approved and directed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a total amount not to exceed $ 47.4 million for subgrants from the Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant program upon notification of award. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #01 Document

2. Consider approving an application from Cameron County and authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute a contract for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $275,658 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a federal grant award matching funds project. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving selected applications and authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts for grant funding from the Flood Infrastructure Fund in an amount not to exceed $3,752,500 for watershed flood protection planning studies and authorizing the transfer of $3,752,500 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund to the Research and Planning Fund as authorized by Texas Water Code § 15.534(a)(8). (Reem Zoun) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Brownsville (Cameron County) for $1,350,000 in financial assistance consisting of $135,000 in financing and $1,215,000 in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a watershed flood protection planning study and authorizing the transfer of $1,350,000 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund to the Research and Planning Fund as authorized by Texas Water Code § 15.534(a)(8). (James Bronikowski) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Mercedes (Hidalgo County) for $25,500 in in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for planning of a sewer and drainage system GIS mapping and hydraulic study. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Bay City (Matagorda County) for $88,740 in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for planning of a drainage project. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Diboll (Angelina County) for $4,000,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Rusk (Cherokee County) for $2,630,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Sweetwater (Nolan County) for $2,400,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a wastewater system improvements project. (Tom Barnett) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Sweetwater (Nolan County) for $3,100,725 in financial assistance consisting of $2,187,000 in financing and $913,725 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a water system improvements project. (Tom Barnett) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. 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.

12. 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 10, 2021. 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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