Ark-Tex Council of Governments
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday (Feb 26)
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Titus County Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Rd., Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455. (See enclosed map.)
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, January 28, 2016, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Review and Comment
Items 5, 6 & 7 to be presented by staff member Paul Prange.
Item 5. Review and comment on an Environmental Assessment to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Water Quality Permit Renewal by:
a) The City of Sun Valley to authorize the disposal of treated wastewater from the facility located at U.S Highway 82 and Shady Grove Road, Lamar County, Texas, with disposal area being in the same location.
b) The City of Como to authorize the discharge of treated wastewater from the facility located on the west side of Carroll Creek, near Farm Road 69 and State Highway 11, Hopkins County, Texas, ultimately
to Lake Fork Reservoir.
Item 6. Review and comment on an Environmental Assessment to TCEQ for proposed Air Quality Permit
a) West Fraser Wood Products to authorize continued operation of the lumber mill located at 1345 US Highway 82 East, New Boston, Bowie County, Texas.
Item 7. Review and comment on an Environmental Assessment to TCEQ for Renewal and Revision of Federal Operating Permit from Natural Gas Pipeline Company LLC to authorize operation of the Compressor
Station 802 located on County Road 24200, Lamar County Texas.
Item 8. Review and comment on an application by ATCOG to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development for a Housing Preservation Grant of $50,000, to be matched with $15,000 in-kind, for a total of $65,000, to assist low and very low-income senior citizens with home repairs. (To be presented by staff member Vickie Williamson)
Item 9. Review and consider approval of the Services Agreement between Frontier Associates LLC and ATCOG. (See attachment 1) (To be presented by staff member Vickie Williamson)
Item 10. Review and consider approval of TxDOT External Audit proposed actions. (See attachment 2) (To be presented by Executive Director Chris Brown)
Item 11. Review and consider approval of revisions to the ATCOG Policies and Procedures Manual as revised by the Board of Directors March 27, 2014. (See attachment 3) (To be presented by staff member Sharon Pipes)
Item 12. Review and consider authorizing the Executive Director, as the ATCOG Authorized Official, to submit an application to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, for the Purchase of Juvenile Justice Services Project for FY 2017. (See attachment 4) (To be presented by staff member Patricia Haley)
Item 13. Review and consider approval of submission of the following grant proposals to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). (To be presented by staff member Nancy Hoehn) (See attachment 5) (Full
Grant applications available for meeting and upon request)
a) InterCity Bus (ICB) for FY17 & FY18 extending service and expanding to 7 days per week.
b) Planning for Mt. Pleasant Deviated-Route evaluation & implementation FY17 & FY18.
c) Planning for Sulphur Springs FY18 plans the final implementation of fixed-route service.
d) Rural Discretionary for Paris FY17 & FY18 – funds to expand from 8-12 hours per day.
e) Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) FY17 & FY18 to evaluate & develop Fleet
Item 14. Review and consider approval of the prioritization of projects for the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program funds as recommended by the ATCOG Homeland Security Advisory Committee. (See Attachment 6 – Additional handout provided at meeting) (To be presented by staff member Mary Beth Rudel)
Item 15. Executive Director Report (For information only) (To be submitted by Executive Director Chris Brown)
a) Update on proposal submitted to TDHCA
b) Update on Grayson/Fannin County operations
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held Thursday, March 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at a location, to be determined at a later date. The Honorable Ann Rushing, Mayor, City of Clarksville, in Clarksville, Texas will host the meeting.
The Executive Committee/ Board of Directors reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Section 551.071
(Consultation with Attorney), 551.072.
(Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073
(Deliberations about Gifts and Donations); 551.074
(Personnel Matters must be stated explicitly concerning position) 551.076
(Deliberations about security devices) and 551.087 (Economic Development).