Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
January 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Location:
Stephen F. Austin Building 1700 N. Congress, Room 170 Austin, Texas
Resource:
View Board Meeting Video | Printable Board Agenda

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

2. Consider approving by resolution the establishment of a new tax-exempt lending rate scale for the Texas Water Development Fund II Water Financial Assistance Account. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving the Texas Water Development Board's Investment Policy and Strategies. (Georgia Sanchez) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Ballinger (Runnels County) to amend Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 17-009, as amended by the Resolution No. 17-061, to extend the City's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund commitment for six months. (Lee Huntoon) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Holiday Beach Water Supply Corporation (Aransas County) for $700,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of a Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery project. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Ranger (Eastland County) for $1,729,300 in financial assistance, consisting of $990,000 in financing and $739,300 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Llano (Llano County) for $738,000 in financial assistance consisting of $630,000 in financing and $108,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for construction of wastewater treatment plant facilities. (Dain Larsen) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from Cypress Creek Utility District (Harris County) for $2,970,000 in financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of sanitary sewer system improvements. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Cypress Creek Utility District (Harris County) for $2,035,000 in financial assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design and construction of water distribution system improvements and line repairs. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Ladonia (Fannin County) for $3,110,000 in financial assistance consisting of a $2,810,000 in financing and $300,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of water system improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Lake Texoma VFW Post 7873 (Grayson County) for $200,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Luis Farias) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consideration and acknowledgment of gifts and donations of $500 or more in value given to the Texas Water Development Board in accordance with Chapter 575 of the Texas Government Code. (Kendal Kowal) Board Agenda #12 Document

13. Consider authorizing publication of proposed new 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §353.32 related to the agency sick leave pool program and renaming 31 TAC Chapter 353 Subchapter B to broaden the scope of its subject matter. (Nathalie Antenor) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. Consider adopting amendments to 31 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 358 relating to state water plan development guidelines and water loss audits. (Kevin Kluge) Board Agenda #14 Document

15. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts with two selected firms to conduct flood mapping activities for the Cooperating Technical Partners Program. (Manuel Razo) Board Agenda #15 Document

16. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to select contractors that may be used to create asset management plans, among other management tools, for smaller water and wastewater systems; select six systems to participate in the pilot program; and negotiate and enter into contracts in a total amount not to exceed $450,000 as necessary to implement the initiative. (Mark Wyatt)

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 §2001.061.

18. The Board may conduct a closed meeting to receive legal advice and discuss pending or contemplated litigation, settlement offers, and/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 next currently scheduled meeting of the Texas Water Development Board will be February 15, 2018. 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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