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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments


MARCH 29, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center, 208 Hwy 37, Mt. Vernon, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Scott Lee, Judge, Franklin County.

Item 1. Call to order.
Item 2. Invocation.
Item 3. Self-introductions.
Item 4. Approve the minutes as submitted of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors Meeting held Thursday, December 14, 2017, in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Regular Business

Item 5. Review and consider approval of prioritization of 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program funds as recommended by the ATCOG Homeland Security Advisory Committee. (See attachment 1 – page 6; handout to be provided at meeting) (To be presented by staff member Whitney Fezell)
Item 6. Review and consider approval of the appointment of one new member to the Area Agency on Aging Regional Advisory Council. (See attachment 2 – page 8) (To be presented by staff member Lisa Reeve)

Other Business

Item 7. Ratification of participation agreements between Frontier Energy, Inc. and ATCOG. (See attachment 3 – page 9) (To be presented by Executive Director Chris Brown)
Item 8. Executive Directors Report. (For information only – see page 24; presented by Executive Director Chris Brown)
a) Homeland Security score sheets
b) Area Agency on Aging Regional Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
c) FY17 CSEC Compliance Assessment
d) Strategic Plan/Program Updates


The next Executive Committee Meeting will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Titus County Extension Office, Mt. Pleasant, Texas. There will be a Northeast Texas Rural Planning Organization (RPO) meeting held at 9:00 a.m., before the Executive Committee meeting.

Under Texas Open Meeting Act, Government Code Chapter 551 – The board may consider one or more of the above items in executive session, closed to the public. That includes but not limited to consultation with the attorney according to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 and Section 551.074 arising out of the attorney’s ethical duty to advise ATCOG concerning legal issues arising from an agenda item. Any decision held on such matter will be taken or conducted in open session following the conclusion of the executive meeting.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are requested to contact Administration at 903-832-8636 two (2) workdays before the meeting so that they can make appropriate arrangements. All agendas are sent electronically and available at www.atcog.org. Should any Board Member need a copy printed and available at the meeting, please
call 903/255.3555 or email athurston@atcog.org