Ark-Tex Council of Governments
Executive Committee Meeting
August 31, 2017
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 am, Thursday (Aug 31) at the Titus County Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Road, Mt Pleasant, Texas.
Item 1. Call to order.
Item 2. Invocation.
Item 3. Self-introductions.
Item 4. Approve the minutes as submitted by the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Executive Committee Meeting
held Thursday (Jul 27) in Mt Pleasant, Texas.
Executive Closed Session
Item 5. The Executive Committee will recess the Open Session and go into Executive Closed Session to discuss personnel matters as allowed by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Section 551.074, Personnel Matters; annual evaluation of the Executive Director.
Open Session/Review and Comment
Item 6. The Executive Committee will reconvene in Open Session and take action on Item 5 above, as necessary.
(To be presented by Board President, Judge L.D. Williamson)
Item 7. Review and comment on an Environmental Assessment to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Water Quality Permit Renewal by the Hooks Independent School District on authorizing the discharge of treated wastewater from the facility located at 3884 FM 560 North, ultimately to the Lower Red River. (See page 7 – to be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
Item 8. Review and consider approval of allocating solid waste pass-through grant funds to the counties located within the ATCOG region for the FY 2018/2019 Solid Waste Grant Period. (See attachment 1 – page 9)
(To be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
Item 9. Review and consider approval of an application and funding plan to be submitted for Regional Solid Waste Funding in Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 through the TCEQ Solid Waste Grant Program. (See attachment 2 – page 11)(To be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
Item 10. Review and consider approval of membership changes to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC).
(See attachment 3 – page 14) (To be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
Item 11. Review and consider approval for ATCOG’s Executive Director to enter into a two-year contract with East Texas Police Academy/Kilgore College (ETPA), based on the upcoming two-year grant period and the proposal submitted by ETPA, upon receiving notification of grant award from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office. (See attachment 4 – page 16) (To be presented by staff member Patricia Haley)
Item 12. Review and consider approval of an addition to the ATCOG Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan
effective October 1, 2017. (See attachment 5 – page 26) (To be presented by staff member Mae Lewis)
Item 13. Review and consider approval to recommend Bylaws revisions during the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting. (See attachment 6 – page 36) (To be presented by Executive Director Chris Brown)
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held Thursday (Sep 28) at 10:00 am at the Morris County Courthouse Annex, Daingerfield, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Lynda Munkres, Judge, Morris County. There will be a North East Texas Economic Development District Committee Meeting immediately following the Executive Committee Meeting.