Board Meeting Agendas

Date/Time:
December 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Location:
GoTo Webinar (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2070630395352666127)
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1. Consider approving selected applications and authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $44,693,945 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for watershed flood protection planning studies (Category 1) and authorizing the transfer of $44,693,945 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund to the Research and Planning Fund, as authorized by Texas Water Code Section 15.534(a)(8). (Reem Zoun) Board Agenda #01 Document

2. Consider approving an application from the City of Lyford (Willacy County) and authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute a contract for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $146,470 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a federal grant award matching funds project. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #02 Document

3. Consider approving City of Bryan and Sabine River Authorityís applications by authorizing the Executive Administrator to negotiate and execute contracts for grant funding in an amount not to exceed $354,000 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for flood early warning system related projects. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #03 Document

4. Approve by resolution a request from the Val Verde County for $500,000 in financial assistance consisting of $210,000 in financing and $290,000 in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a flood early warning system related project. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #04 Document

5. Approve by resolution a request from the City of Fredericksburg (Gillespie County) for $745,750 in financial assistance consisting of $633,000 in financing and $111,750 in grant from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for a flood early warning system project. (Kathy Hopkins) Board Agenda #05 Document

6. Consider amending by resolution the previously adopted Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 16-123 for Jefferson County Water Control and Improvement District No. 10 to amend the scope of its Clean Water State Revolving Fund project. (Jeff Taylor) Board Agenda #06 Document

7. Consider amending by resolution the previously adopted Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 19-106, as amended by Resolution No. 20-053, to modify the FHLM Regional Water Supply Corporationís Drinking Water State Revolving Fund commitment expiration date. (Tom Barnett) Board Agenda #07 Document

8. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Boyd (Wise County) to amend Texas Water Development Board Resolution No. 18-071, as amended by TWDB Resolution No. 20-057, to extend the expiration period of the existing Drinking Water State Revolving Fund commitment. (Joe Koen) Board Agenda #08 Document

9. Consider approving by resolution a request from the Angelina and Neches River Authority (Angelina County) for $2,615,000 in financial assistance, consisting of $795,000 in financing and $1,820,000 in principal forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for planning, acquisition, design, and construction of wastewater system improvements. (Nancy Richards) Board Agenda #09 Document

10. Consider approving by resolution a request from the City of Seagraves (Gaines County) for $6,084,000 in financial assistance consisting of $2,738,000 from the Texas Water Development Fund and $3,346,000 from the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Grant for planning, design, and construction of water system improvements. (Jesse Milonovich) Board Agenda #10 Document

11. The Executive Administrator will present recognition to staff. (Jeff Walker)

12. 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.

13. 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 Boardís 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 14, 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 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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