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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments

 

ATCOG
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, 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, May 25, 2016, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Review and Comment
Item 5. Review and comment on an Environmental Assessment to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Air Quality Permit Renewal by Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, to authorize the modification to and continued operation of the Compressor Station 802 located on County Road 24200, Lamar County, Texas. (To be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
Item 6. Review and comment on an Environmental Assessment to TCEQ for proposed Water Quality Permit Renewal by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation to authorize the discharge of treated wastewater from the facility located at 664 FM 127 West, Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, ultimately to Big Cypress Creek below Lake Bob Sandlin. (To be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
Item 7. Review and comment on an application by Sulphur Springs Independent School District to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, for a grant of $22,649, to be matched with $5,617 in-kind, for the cost of living increases for Head Start Staff. (To be presented staff member Vickie Williamson)
Item 8. Review and comment on an application by the Red River County Sheriff’s Office to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Fund, for a grant/loan of $177,868 for the purchase of four patrol vehicles. (To be presented by staff member Vickie Williamson)
Item 9. Review and comment on an application by Amy Management, LLC, to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Fund, for a loan of $27,500,000 for the renovation and equipping of a State-of-the-art hospital. (To be presented by staff member Vickie Williamson)
Regular Business
Item 10. Review and consider approval and adoption of the monthly regional repeater test participation requirement for Homeland Security grant eligibility. (Additional information to be provided at meeting) (To
be presented by staff member Mary Beth Rudel)
Item 11. Review and consider approval of Resolution of adoption of the ATCOG Flexible Benefits Plan Cafeteria Plan for FY2017. (See Attachment 1 – Exhibits A and B can be viewed here; copies available at meeting) (To be presented by staff member Sharon Pipes)
Item 12. Review and consider approval of Resolution of Formation of ATCOG Holding Company. (See attachment 2)

Other Business
Item 13. Executive Director Report (For information only – see attachment 3) (To be presented by Executive Director Chris Brown)
Item 14. Update on IRS 990 Forms. (Copies available at meeting) (To be presented by staff member Linda Moore)
Item 15. Update on Kari’s Law, 9-1-1 Addressing Workgroups, and 9-1-1 project updates. (To be presented by staff member Mary Beth Rudel)
Item 16. Update on Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Eligibility for FY2016 Applications. (See attachment 4) (To be presented by staff member Patricia Haley)

Announcements
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., in Sulphur Springs, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Emily Glass, Mayor, City of Sulphur Springs. The exact location announced at a later date. There will be a Budget Committee Meeting held at 9:00 a.m. in the same location. There will be an ATCOG Holding Company Meeting immediately following today’s Board Meeting.