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ARKTEX Council Of Governments

JOINT AGENDA NORTHEAST TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND ARK-TEX COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING March 25, 2021,

The Northeast Texas Economic Development District (NETEDD) and the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021, via teleconference/webinar. Use the following information to register for the meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrduGoqT8pHNUY01MZtt_dvzzAr6gW0FtI 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. Reasonable accommodation shall be made for members of the public utilizing a translator for public comment. NETEDD Agenda Items
Item 4. Review and consider approval of the minutes as submitted for the NETEDD meeting held Thursday, January 28, 2021. (See page 4) Item 5. Review and consider approval to modify the COVID-19 plan in the NETEDD Revolving Loan Fund Plan as required by Economic Development Administration (EDA). (See page 9; to be presented by staff member Melody Harmon) This concludes all NETEDD Agenda Items. ATCOG Board of Directors 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 Board of Directors meeting held Thursday, December 10, 2020. (See page 33)
• Acceptance of the minutes as submitted for the Area Agency on Aging Regional Advisory Council meeting held Thursday, March 4, 2021. (See page 38)
• Acceptance of the minutes as submitted for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting held Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (See page 40) Page 1 of 74 Review and Comment
Item 7. Executive Director Report (For information only; see page 42; to be presented by Mr. Brown)
• Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR), and THSSP Implementation Plan (IP) Feedback Report (Page 42)
• Texas Department of Transportation FY21 Quarterly/Financial Monitoring Form (Page 46)
• Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) FY20 Final Compliance Risk Review (Page 58) Regular Business
Item 8. Review and consider approval for the ATCOG Executive Director to submit an application for the Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (TEMAP). (See page 59; to be presented by staff member Mary Beth Rudel)
Item 9. Review and consider approval of the appointment of a new Regional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (RCJAC) member to serve through December 31, 2021. (See page 61; to be presented by staff member Patricia Haley)
Item 10. Review and consider approval of membership changes on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). (See page 62; to be presented by staff member Paul Prange)
• Jon Dalzell – current member, appointed by the SWAC to serve as Vice-Chairman
• Robert (Bob) Murray – appointed by the SWAC to serve as representative for Bowie County, Texas
Item 11. Review and consider approval of amendments to the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Rural Transit District (RTD) Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy and Procedures Manual. (See page 66 and Addendum page 1; to be presented by staff member Pam Durham)
Item 12. Review and consider approval of the purchase of four ARBOC Spirit of Freedom buses for the TRAX Transportation Paris Metro fleet. (See page 68; to be presented by staff member Bobby Williams)
Item 13. Review and consider approval/ratification of the TRAX Essential Service Pay policy revisions. (See page 70; to be presented by Mr. Brown)
Item 14. Review and consider approval of the purchase and installation of radio infrastructure equipment in Lamar County and Franklin County. (See page 73; to be presented by staff member Whitney Fezell) Other Business
Item 15. Discussion of COVID-19 Response and Updates. (Presented by Mr. Brown) Announcements The next Executive Committee meeting will be held April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at the Titus County Extension Office, Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Pursuant to the Texas Open Meeting Act, Government Code Chapter 551, one or more of the above items may be considered in an executive session closed
Page 2 of 74 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 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 prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 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