Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
December 03, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Location:
GoTo Webinar (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1057139059423717902)
Resource:
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1. Consider approving applications for Llano County and the City of Harlingen and authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $1,365,368 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for federal grant award matching funds projects. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #01 Document

2. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Weslaco (Hidalgo County) for $3,002,708 in financial assistance consisting of $1,051,000 in financing and $1,951,708 in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a federal grant award matching funds project. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Marble Falls (Llano County) for $895,208 in financial assistance consisting of $233,000 in financing and $662,208 in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a federal grant award matching funds project. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Consider approving selected applications by authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $1,185,079 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for flood early warning system related projects. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to execute contract amendments increasing contract totals in amounts not to exceed $4,673,731 for AECOM and $4,916,528 for Halff Associates using the Floodplain Management Account and federal funds. (Manuel Razo) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute a contract in a total amount not to exceed $400,000 from the Floodplain Management Account within the Texas Infrastructure Resiliency Fund to calibrate computer models to improve National Weather Service flood forecasting in Texas. (Dr. Mark Wentzel) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider posting anticipated interest rate subsidies and financing terms available through the SWIFT program for the 2021 cycle. (Tom Entsminger) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving the 87th Session Legislative Priorities Report. (Claire Boyer) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving material changes to contracts for goods and services executed during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020; and the contract and performance report for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. (Angela Wallace) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (Comal and Guadalupe Counties) for $40,000,000 in financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, design and construction of the Lake Dunlap dam. (Dain Larsen) 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 December 17, 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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