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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments

JOINT AGENDA NORTHEAST TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND ARK-TEX COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

January 28, 2021, The Northeast Texas Economic Development District (NETEDD) and the Executive Committee of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 28, 2021, via teleconference/webinar. Use the following information to register for the meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkf-6urj0sGNVsPVOWLa0ihXxzUjuQwe9h.

If you experience issues while registering or do not have access to a computer, please contact Erin Chewning no less than two (2) workdays before the meeting at 903.255.3555 or echewning@atcog.org.

Item 1. Call to order – Quorum Determination.

Item 2. Invocation.

Item 3. Public Comment. ATCOG invites public members to provide oral comments on any item included on this agenda under this item. Each person wishing to make a public comment is limited to three minutes, with comments directed to the Board as a whole. We make reasonable accommodation for members of the public utilizing a translator for public comment. NETEDD Agenda Items

Item 4. Approval of the minutes as submitted for the NETEDD meeting held Thursday, December 10, 2020. (See page 4)

Item 5. Review and consider approval for the ATCOG Executive Director to apply for a NETEDD 3 Year Planning Grant through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). (See page 9; to be presented by staff member Mary Beth Rudel) It concludes all NETEDD Agenda Items ATCOG Executive Committee Agenda Items

Item 6. Review and consider consent agenda items. (To be presented by Executive Director Chris Brown)
• Approval of the minutes as submitted for the ATCOG Executive Committee meeting held Thursday, October 29, 2020. (Page 11)
• Acceptance of the minutes as submitted for the Area Agency on Aging Regional Advisory Council Meeting held Thursday, December 3, 2020. (Page 15) Review and Comment

Item 7. Executive Director Report (For information only; see page 18; to be presented by Mr. Brown) • Indirect Finance Quarterly Report
• Quarterly Program Reports Page 1 of 72

Item 8. Review and comment on the Commission on State Emergency Communications Newsletter. (See page 48; to be presented by staff member Rea Allen)

Item 9. Review and comment on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Permit Renewals by the following: (See page 51; to be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
• City of Cumby (Page 51)
• City of Daingerfield (Page 52)
• Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC (Page 53)
• Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corporation (Page 54) • Town of Millers Cove (Page 55)
• Turner Industries Group, LLC (Page 56)

Item 10. Review and comment on an application by the City of New Boston to TCEQ to amend its permit to authorize adding an equalization basin. (See page 57; to be presented by Mr. Prange) Regular Business

Item 11. Review and consider approval for the ATCOG Executive Director to submit applications for FY21 State Homeland Security Program grant funds through the Office of the Governor Homeland Security Grant Division for the following projects: (See page 58; to be presented by staff member Whitney Fezell)
• Regional Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Training
• Planning, Training and Exercises

Item 12. Review and consider approval of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments’ (ATCOG) Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), State Preparedness Report (SPR), and the Homeland Security Implementation Plan for 2021. (See page 62; to be presented by Ms. Fezell)

Item 13. Review and consider approval of the purchase of consulting services as part of the Regionally Coordinated Public Transportation – Human Services Coordination Plan (RCTP) 5-year update. (See page 64; to be presented by staff member Sheena Record)

Item 14. Review and consider approval for the Executive Director to submit applications for FY22 and FY23 to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, for the following projects: (See page 66; to be presented by staff member Patricia Haley)
• Regional Law Enforcement Training
• Purchase of Juvenile Justice Services

Item 15. Review and approve/ratify the ATCOG COVID-19 Policy updated January 1, 2021. (See page 70; to be presented by staff member Mary Beth Rudel) Other Business

Item 16. FY2021 State Homeland Security Program grant funds allocation process update. (To be presented by Page 2 of 72 Ms. Fezell) Announcements A Workforce CEOs meeting will be immediately following this meeting.

Judges, please remain on Zoom, and all others, please exit the Zoom meeting. The next Executive Committee meeting will be held on February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., via teleconference/webinar. Under the Texas Open Meeting Act, Government Code Chapter 551, one or more of the above items may be considered in an executive session closed to the public, including but not limited to consultation with attorney pursuant 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 an open session following the executive session’s conclusion. 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 making appropriate arrangements be made. 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 echewning@atcog.org.