Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
December 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM
Location:
Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 Congress Ave., Room 170, Austin, Texas
Resource:
View Board Meeting Video | Printable Board Agenda

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

2. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to award, negotiate, and execute a contract in a total amount not to exceed $500,000 from General Revenue for a statewide survey of aquifer suitability for aquifer storage and recovery projects or aquifer recharge projects. (Erika Mancha) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider appointing a member to the Water Conservation Advisory Council representing Electric Generation. (Josh Sendejar) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider the allocating $7,013,767 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for use as the local match requirement for the awarded Flood Mitigation Assistance grants for Federal Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018 and authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts or contract amendments to include these funds. (K. Hopkins) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider authorizing a transfer of funds in an amount not to exceed $81,730 from the Water Assistance Fund to the Research and Planning Fund, to support anticipated regional water planning activities during development of the 2021 Regional Water Plans. (Temple McKinnon) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider approving the adopted minor amendment to the 2016 Region C Regional Water Plan and authorizing the Executive Administrator to hold the associated public hearing. (Kevin Smith) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Coke County Water Supply Corporation (Coke County) for $300,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Lee Huntoon) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the FHLM Regional Water Supply Corporation (Falls, Hill, Limestone, & McLennan Counties) for $8,670,000 in financial assistance, consisting of $8,170,000 in financing and $500,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of a water system improvement project. (Caaren Skrobarczyk) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the H20 Tech, Inc. (Harris County) for $53,467 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for construction of a water system transition project. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from Commodore Cove Improvement District (Brazoria County) for $295,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Bertram (Burnet County) for $12,440,000 in financing from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Dain Larsen) Board Agenda #11 Document

12. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Cotulla (LaSalle County) for $2,980,000 in financial assistance consisting of $2,380,000 in zero-percent financing and $600,000 in principal forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for planning 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. (Dain Larsen) Board Agenda #12 Document

13. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Brownsville (Cameron County) for $7,000,000 in financial assistance consisting of $6,975,000 in financing and $25,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for construction of stormwater and drainage system improvements project. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #13 Document

14. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Laredo (Webb County) for $52,000,000 in financial assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for construction of a wastewater treatment plant. (Mireya Loewe) Board Agenda #14 Document

15. 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.

16. 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 January 16, 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 Cheryl Arredondo at (512) 463-7686 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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