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Ark-Tex Council of Governments to Meet Thursday

The Executive Committee of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Titus County Extension Office in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and via teleconference/webinar. To participate via Zoom, please register for the meeting at the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcuyqqTosGdytqvvfs91r9m8RbmkZFHM9

Following registration, you will receive instructions on how to join the meeting. The meeting agenda is attached and is also available at the following link: https://atcog-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/echewning_atcog_org/ERqYTDEJvCZEuhfbreybA04BvEmMs5GvD9T0iaDBbFSPEg?e=UK4n18.

 

Agenda

ARK-TEX COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

April 29, 2021

The Executive Committee of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 am Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Titus County Extension Office, located at 1708 Industrial Road, Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and via teleconference/webinar. Use the following information to register for the meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcuyqqTosGdytqvvfs91r9m8RbmkZFHM9

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 public comment shall be limited to 3 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.

Item 4. 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, February 25, 2021. (Page 3)

• Acceptance of the minutes as submitted for the Homeland Security Advisory Committee meeting held Thursday, March 18, 2021. (Page 7)

• Acceptance of the minutes as submitted for the Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee meeting held Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Page 9)

Review and Comment

Item 5. Executive Director Report (For information only; see page 14; to be presented by Mr. Brown)

• Indirect Finance Quarterly Report

• Quarterly Program Reports

Item 6. Review and comment on an application by the City of Winfield to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to renew its permit. (See page 36; to be presented by staff member Paul Prange)

Item 7. Review and comment on an application by Adrian Van Der Jagt to TCEQ to expand an existing dairy cattle facility. (See page 37; to be presented by Mr. Prange)

Item 8. Review and comment on a grant application by Detroit Independent School District for $12,886 to be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Head Start, for

continuation/refunding of Head Start programs. (See page 38; to be presented by staff member Toni Lindsey)

Regular Business

Item 9. Review and consider approval for the Executive Director to apply to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, for a grant to purchase supplies and PPE to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus in the ATCOG region for the project’s grant period for the remaining FY2021. (See page 41; to be presented by staff member Patricia Haley)

Item 10. Review and consider approval of priorities/recommendations established by the Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (RCJAC) concerning projects submitted to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, for funding consideration. (See page 43; to be presented by Ms.

Haley)

Item 11. Review and consider approval of prioritization of 2021 Homeland Security Grant Program funds as recommended by the ATCOG Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC). (See page 54; to be

presented by staff member Whitney Fezell)

Item 12. Review and consider approval of the submission of an Older Adult Home Modification Program application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (See page 57; to be presented

by staff member Lisa Reeve)

Other Business

Item 13. Presentation of the 2021 ATCOG Telecommunicator of the Year. (To be presented by staff member Rea Allen)

Item 14. Presentation of Busline Magazine’s article featuring Bobby Williams, Transportation Coordinator. (See page 59; to be presented by Mr. Brown)

Announcements

A Workforce CEOs meeting will follow this meeting. Judges, please reconvene at the front of the room or remain on Zoom. All others, please move towards the back or exit the Zoom meeting.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be on May 27, 2021, at 10:00 am, at the Titus County Extension Office in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and via teleconference/webinar.

Under the Texas Open Meeting Act, Government Code Chapter 551, one or more of the above items may be in an executive session closed

to the public. That includes but is not limited to consultation with an attorney under 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 conclusion of the executive session.

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.

We send all agendas 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.