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ALL RIGHT.

[00:00:02]

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP MEETING.

[2. Call meeting to order;]

OUR INVOCATION WILL BE FATHER TOM RAFFERTY.

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

HOPEFULLY FATHER TOM.

>> YES.

LET US PRAY.

LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER, WE COME TO YOU THIS HOUR ASKING FOR YOUR BLESSING AND HELP AS WE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER.

WE PRAY FOR GUIDANCE IN THE MATTERS AT HAND AND ASK YOU CLEARLY SHOW US HOW TO CONDUCT OUR WORK WITH THE SPIRIT OF JOY AND ENTHUSIASM.

GIVE US THE DESIRE TO FIND WAYS TO EXCEL IN OUR WORK.

IN YOUR HOLY NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

>> AMEN.

>> THANK YOU FATHER, TOM.

WE WILL GO TO THE PLEDGE OF OUR FLAGS.

WE WILL START WITH THE PLEDGE TO THE UNITED STATES FLAG.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> AND TO OUR TEXAS FLAG.

HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEE.

ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE INDIVISIBLE.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW.

THIS MEETING WAS POSTED 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

POSTING INCURRED IN THE TOWNSHIP AT TOWN HALL AND POSTED ONLINE AS THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECLARATIONS MADE BY GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SUSPENDING REQUIREMENTS WITHIN THE TEXAS OPEN MEETING ACT TO PREVENT THE POTENTIAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19.

STATE LAW REQUIRES FOUR OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS BE IN ATTENDANCE TO ESTABLISH A QUORUM.

I WILL TAKE ROLL.

>> DIRECTOR BROWN.

>> HERE.

>> DIRECTOR MILNER.

>> HERE.

>> DIRECTOR REISER.

>> HERE.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS.

>> HERE.

>> AND DIRECTOR SNYDER.

>> PRESENT.

AND I JUST HAD A CALL WITH DIRECTOR NELSON.

HIS FAMILY HAS POSITIVE CONFIRMED COVID CASES.

HE IS SYMPTOMATIC AND NOT FEELING WELL.

AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN US TONIGHT.

HE'S ASKED THAT WE KEEP HIM AND HIS FAMILY IN HIS PRAYERS AS MULTIPLE MEMBERS IN HIS HOUSEHOLD ARE NOW DEALING WITH ACTIVE COVID CASES.

WE HAVE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF DIRECTORS TO TAKE ON THE TOWNSHIP BUSINESS.

I WILL NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT OUR AGENDA.

[3. Receive, consider and act upon adoption of the meeting agenda;]

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, I THINK DR. SNYDER WANTED TO CHIME IN BUT SHE'S ON MUTE.

>> THANK YOU.

DIRECTOR BROWN.

I WAS GOING TO MAKE THE MOTION.

THAT'S ABOUT IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

I'M SORRY.

NOT AS FAST AS YOU.

>> I NEED THE EXTRA AYES SO APPRECIATE THE ASSIST.

>> SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE.

>> ALL RIGHT WE HAVE AN AGENDA.

WE WILL NOW GO TO AGENDA ITEM FOUR, PUBLIC COMMENT.

[4. Public comment;* ]

PUBLIC COMMENT IS ALSO BEING HELD VIA CONFERENCE CALL.

IT IS PART OF THE TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S SUSPENSION OF SERVICE REQUIREMENTS WITHIN THE OPEN MEETING ACT TRYING TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF CORONOVIRUS.

AND WE PROVIDED CALL-IN NUMBERS WITH THE POSTING OF THIS MEETING SO THE PUBLIC CAN CALL IN.

WE WILL TAKE CALLERS IN THE ORDER THAT THEY CALL IN.

AND WE DO ASK THEY LIMIT THEIR COMMENT TO THREE MINUTES, AND IF IT'S REPETITIVE WITH OTHER PRIOR COMMENTS, WE ASK THEY TRY TO COOL THEIR COMMENTS DOWN AS WE HAVE OTHER BUSINESS TO TAKE ON.

WE WILL START WITH OUR FIRST CALLER.

>> IF YOU WILL GIVE ME YOUR NAME AND WHERE YOU'RE AT.

I WILL ADD YOU TO THE LEDGER.

>> HELLO THIS IS LISA GONZALEZ.

I AM THE PRESIDENT AND C.E.O.

OF HARK.

THE HOUSTON ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTER.

I HAVE CALLED IN BUT I HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TIME.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU LISA.

>> THANK YOU.

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>> WE'LL TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> HELLO.

>> YES.

CAN I HAVE YOUR NAME? HI I'M LISA BRIAN IN ALDEN BRIDGE.

I'M A RESIDENT.

OUR NATION WAS FOUNDED UNDER JUDEAO CHRISTIAN VALUES.

WHEN HE WROTE THE CONSTITUTION HE INCLUDED THE MOST IMPORTANT AMENDMENT THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OR PROHIBITING THE EXERCISE.

FREE EXERCISE.

THEREOF.

THE WOODLAND IS A COMMUNITY ACCEPTING OF ALL RELIGIONS WITH OVER 40 CHURCHES THAT INCLUDE CHRISTIAN, HINDU, ISLAM, JUDAISM, AND OTHERS.

AND CONSTITUTION ALLOWS A PERSON TO CHOOSE TO WORSHIP IN THEIR WAY OR MAKE A CHOICE TO NOT WORSHIP.

HOWEVER IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE, IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE ARE GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EASILY OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO HOLD FAST TO ORGANIZED RELIGION.

AND THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS GONE TOO FAR.

IT'S QUITE EVIDENT IN SUPREME COURT CASES SUCH AS LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR SAINTS PETER AND PAUL VERSUS PENNSYLVANIA.

OUR LADY VERSUS MORRISEY AND ARLENES FLOWERS VERSUS THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.

THERE'S PEOPLE WHO WANT OTHERS TO FEEL ASHAMED FOR THEIR BELIEFS AND WANT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON.

THE WORRY WORDSHIP WAS PART OF THE GEORGE MITCHELL'S VISION.

A GOD FEARING MAN BORN TO GREEKS IMMIGRANTS AND HIS PLAN WAS TO BUILD A COMMUNITY FOR NATURE, SPORTS AND FAMILY.

ALTHOUGH HE'S NOT AROUND TODAY, HIS LEGACY SHOULD LIVE ON AND THE WOODLAND SYSTEM A PLACE WHERE RESIDENTS LIVE, WORSHIP, WORK, LEARN AND PLAY.

DR. SHELLEY MUST NOT RESIGN.

>> WE WILL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> >> HELLO.

GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL.

>> CAN I HAVE YOUR NAME, MA'AM.

>> MY NAME IS LUDER AND I LIVE IN THE WOODLANDS.

I'M CALLING IN TO SUPPORT DR. SHELLEY GIBBS.

IT'S ILLEGITIMATE TO TRY TO REMOVE HER FROM OFFICE.

SHE IS PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR YOU.

INTO THE POSITIONS YOU NOW HOLD.

THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

WE WILL TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> HI.

CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME ALL RIGHT?

>> I CAN HEAR YOU.

CAN I GET YOUR NAME? MY NAME IS SERGE FRAZIER.

I'M FROM ALDENBRIDGE.

>> OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SO MY NAME IS SERGE FRAZIER AND I AM A JUNIOR AT COLLEGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL.

I HAVE COME HERE TO TALK ABOUT AN ISSUE AND I'M SHORT ON TIME.

AN ISSUE THAT IS VERY NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART.

THE IDEA OF LIBERTY.

YOU MAY RECALL I CLASSIFIED LIBERTY AS AN ISSUE IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE, I FIND MYSELF HAVING TO DO JUST THAT.

IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE, LIBERTY IS UNDER ATTACK FROM ALL SIDES, ESPECIALLY BY UNFORTUNATELY MY OWN GENERATION.

IN THIS ATTACK OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS ARE TREATED AS HATE SPEECH AND MERE ACTIONS ARE TREATED AS THREATS.

ANYTHING THAT GOES AGAINST THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OR THE POLITICAL NORM IS TREATED AS A THREAT AND MUST BE ELIMINATED AND CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF REPUTATION, CAREER OR UNFORTUNATELY AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS A LIFE.

NOW UNFORTUNATELY THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP HAS BRUSHED UPON THIS VERY ATTACK, I APOLOGIZE.

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP HAD ITS OWN RECENT BRUSH WITH THIS ATTACK ON LIBERTY WITH STATEMENT OF TITLE IX SUPREME COURT CASE THAT SETS A PRECEDENT FOR THE

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SUPREME COURT AND THE NATION.

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CALLS FOR HER RESIGNATION.

SHE HAS BEEN CALLED A BIGOT, HOMOPHOBE AND THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO, A KAREN.

NOW, I STAND BY DR. GIBBS AS A STUDENT AND SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF A GOOD CHUNK OF THE STUDENT COMMUNITY, I CAN SAY THE STUDENT COMMUNITY STANDS BEHIND DR. GIBBS AS WELL.

WE LOOK UP TO HER WORK AND ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUTH AND PROUD TO CALL HER A MENTOR AND FRIEND.

I STAND BY DR. GIBBS 100% AND ANYONE WHO DEMANDS HER RESIGNATION SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND MAYBE WARRANT A THING OR TWO.

THANK YOU.

>> WE WILL TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> NEXT CALL.

>> YES.

CAN I HAVE YOUR NAME PLEASE.

>> YES, GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

MY NAME IS REGINA LESSLAR.

I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD FOR THEIR GOOD WORK IN HELPING KEEP THE WOODLANDS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND WORSHIP IN THE PAST.

AND I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO DO SO.

SO, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE MY FEEDBACK IN THIS PUBLIC FORUM.

I AM A NEW RESIDENT TO THE WOODLAND SAYS, HAVING MOVED HERE 3-1/2 YEARS AGO.

MY HUSBAND IS A 17 YEAR RESIDENT IN THE WOODLANDS.

WE LIVE IN ALDEN BRIDGE VILLAGE.

MY BELIEFS AND VALUES ARE BASED ON MY CHRISTIAN CATHOLIC FABRIC.

NOT ONLY IS THIS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPES BUT FOLKS ARE WARM AND WELCOMING.

GENEROUS IN SPIRIT AND MOSTLY VERY RESPECTFUL OF EVERY PERSON REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE, RELIGION AND SEX.

SO, IT IS WITH GREAT SURPRISE THAT I LEARNED THAT DR. SHELLEY IS BE PERSECUTED HER VOICE IN SCIENCE-BASED TECHNOLOGY IN HER FAITH.

THE GROUP CALLING FOR HER RESIGNATION IS GOES AGAINST HER FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT.

A MINORITY GROUP OF RESIDENTS CHOOSE TO IMPOSE THEIR VALUES ON THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

WHAT IS EVEN MORE SHOCKING IS THAT THE WOODLANDS VILLAGER, THE CHRONICLE AND THE CONROE COURIER POINT HER IN THE WORST LIGHT.

I AM SHOCKED AT THE ATTEMPT TO SHAME HERE AND CANCEL HER.

HAVING KNOWN DR. SHELLEY, ALBEIT FOR A SHORT TIME.

I HAVE FOUND HER TO BE A KIND, GOD FEARING WOMAN TO STAND UP FOR THOSE DISADVANTAGED AND ALL ASPECTS OF HER LIFE.

DR. SHELLEY IS THE KIND OF LEADER THAT VALUES THE RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS.

THE LBGTQ PRESS COMMUNITY MAKES UP ABOUT 3.8 % OF THE TOTAL U.S.A.

POPULATION AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT PERCENTAGE THEY ARE FOR WOODLANDS.

YET THEY WANT TO IMPOSE THEIR VALUES ON THE REST OF THE HETEROSEXUAL MAJORITY.

I KNOW I CANNOT SPEAK FOR ANYBODY OTHER THAN MYSELF, I WILL SAY THAT NO ONE THAT I KNOW IN THIS DAY AND AGE DISCRIMINATES AGAINST ANYONE WHO CHOOSES THE GAY LIFESTYLE.

A PERSON'S LIFESTYLE CHOICE IS A PRIVATE MATTER.

WHEN THEY TRY TO IMPOSE THEIR LIFESTYLE CHOICES ON OTHERS, I THINK THE INTOLERANCE ON THEIR PART AND NOT ON THE MAJORITY.

SO I CALL FOR THE LBGTQ + COMMUNITY TO PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH AND SHOW TOLERANCE AND RESPECT FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY WHO WISH FOR ANY LEGAL DOCUMENT OR INFORMATION FOR THAT MATTER TO BE BASED ON FACT.

IN THIS CASE, SCIENTIFIC FACT THAT THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS IN BIOLOGY.

MALE AND FEMALE.

PLEASE ASK ANY SCIENTISTS OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL AND THEY WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO TELL YOU OTHERWISE.

CERTAINLY I WANT TO VOICE MY DISAGREEMENT TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP PROCLAMATION THAT HAS GEARED OFF COURSE FROM THE ORIGINAL FOUNDERS VISION.

I FOUND ON THE WEBSITE A DOCUMENT PUT TOGETHER BY THE THEN PRESIDENT OF PLANNING, MR. ROBERT HINEMAN IN OCTOBER 2014 WHEN STATES, THE WOODLANDS ARE DYNAMIC

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HOME TOWN WITHIN A NATURAL FOREST IS KNOWN BETWEEN THE BALANCE OF MAN AND NATURE.

WE ARE A THRIVING BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND A PREMIERE DESTINATION FOR VISITORS.

A PLACE WHERE GENERATIONS LIVE, WORSHIP, WORK, LEARN AND PLAY.

SO I URGE THIS BOARD THAT WHEN YOU PUT TOGETHER A PROCLAMATION, THAT DOCUMENT SHOULD REFLECT THE VERY FABRIC AND FOUNDATION OF WHAT THE FOUNDER HAD INTENDED.

PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE INTO CURRENT POLITICALLY CORRECT ORTHODOXY IN THE MISTAKEN HOPE OF WANTING TO BE SEEN AS TOLERANT.

THIS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE BOARD IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

THIS COMMUNITY AND NATION IS AT A CROSS ROAD WHERE YOU EITHER SEND UP FOR YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND VALUES OR LIKE THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND MORE RECENTLY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD LIKE VENEZUELA, BE TOTALLY DESTROYED BY VALUES SO ALIEN AND FOREIGN TO YOUR OWN.

LASTLY I WISH THIS ENCOURAGE DR. SHELLEY DO NOT RESIGN NOR APOLOGIZE.

AS YOU REPRESENT THE RIGHTS AND VIEWS THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS IN THE WOODLANDS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND GIVING ME THIS TIME.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> OKAY.

WE'LL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> HELLO.

MY NAME IS LONNY MINES.

MY WIFE MATILDA AND I HAVE LIVED IN PANTHER CREEK SINCE 1979.

OVER 40 YEARS.

I CALLED LAST WEEK TO SUPPORT DR. SEKULA-GIBBS SO I WILL MAKE THIS SHORT.

JUST WANTED TO REINFORCE MY SUPPORT FOR HER AND THE CONCERNS THAT SHE HAD WITH SOME OF THE WORDING IN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP PROCLAMATION.

ADDITIONALLY, I NOTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT THAT DR. SHELLEY RECEIVED AT LAST WEEK'S MEETING.

I KNOW THAT TREMENDOUS SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR HER, AND I PRAY DR. SHELLEY, YOU WILL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND BE FAITHFUL FOR YOUR AND WE THE VAST MAJORITY IN THE WOODLANDS WILL BE FAITHFUL TO YOU.

THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> ALL RIGHT.

IF WE HAVE NO MORE CALLERS, WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AND MOVE ON TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA, THE NEXT IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE OUR CONSENT AGENDA?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT WILL CARRY.

WE WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM SIX, CONSIDER ON EMERGENCY AUTHORITIES REPORT

[6. Receive, consider and act upon emergency authorities related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, and authorizing the President/General Manager to act in connection therewith;]

REPRESENTED TO COVID-19 AND AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL MANAGER TO ACT.

WE DO NOT HAVE A PLETHORA OF REPORTS THIS WEEK GIVEN WE DID THEM LAST WEEK.

I DID HAVE A FEW STATEMENTS I WANTED TO MAKE AS AN UPDATE.

LAST WEEK AT THIS TIME WE HAD SEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES THAT WERE BEING REPORTED DAILY.

YOU KNOW AS WE HAVE LIVED THROUGH THE LAST SEVEN DAYS, THOSE SHOCKING NUMBERS HAVE STARTED TO COME DOWN.

SO LAST WEEK WE HAD A PANDEMIC HIGH OVER 850 REPORTED CASES IN ONE DAY.

WE HAD 1 DAY WITH OVER 350 CASES.

THIS WEEK WE ARE BACK DOWN INTO THE LOW 100 RANGE ON NEW POSITIVE CASES BEING REPORTED.

ALL THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND NOW THE PRESIDENT ARE ENCOURAGING THE USE OF MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, HAND WASHING AND HAND SANITIZING.

I BEFORE THIS MEETING RECORDED FIVE PUBLIC SERVICE VIDEOS ON VARIOUS TOPICS THAT OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM WILL BE RELEASING WITH DAILY UPDATES.

ONE OF THOSE VIDEOS IS SPECIFICALLY ON THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER ON MASKS.

ANOTHER VIDEO WAS DEALING WITH THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY.

LAST WEEK WE SHOWED GRAPHICS ON THE HOSPITALS CAPACITY.

I'M NOT GOING TO SHOW THE GRAPHICS TODAY.

I WILL REITERATE THAT OUR GENERAL BEDS AVAILABILITY AS OF TODAY WE HAVE 10,000

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BEDS IN USE OUT OF A 19945 AVAILABLE.

AND THAT'S BEFORE YOU GET TO SURGE CAPACITY.

AND THEN IN THE ICU BED USAGE, WE HAVE 2176 BEDS IN USE OUT OF 2239 THAT ARE AVAILABLE ON A NORMAL OPERATING BASIS.

OUR SURGE CAPACITY ON ICU BEDS IS 2689 BEDS.

WE HAVE YET THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC HIT OUR NORMAL OPERATING CAPACITY WITHIN OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEM AND THESE ARE OFF THE SET RECORD BOARDS.

I KNOW WHEN I GO HOME, I HEAR THE MEDIA SAYING WE'RE OUT OF CAPACITY AND WE'RE BACKING UP THE REFRIGERATOR TRUCKS.

WE'RE NOT SEEING THAT IN THE SET RAT REPORTING THAT IS AVAILABLE DAILY AND UPDATED DAILY.

SO JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR RESIDENTS KNEW THAT THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS DOING WHAT IT DOES AND IT'S MANAGING IT VERY WELL.

DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING ELSE.

YES, SIR, MR. REISER.

>> DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT CAPACITY IS COVID?

>> 41% ON ICU AND GENERAL BEDS, COVID PATIENTS ARE 24% OF THE UTILIZATION.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO THAT IS DATA BEING TRACKED.

ONE OF THE THINGS I FOUND INTERESTING WAS WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT ICU BED USAGE, IF YOU GO BACK TO ALL THE WAY TO EARLY APRIL, THE HIGH END NUMBER WAS 1816 BEDS IN USE FOR ICU.

YOU GO BACK TO RIGHT BEFORE THE END OF MAY, WE HAD 1964 ICU BEDS IN USE.

FROM THERE TO 2176, A 200 BED DIFFERENCE OVER A MONTH.

BUT WHEN YOU HEAR THE WAY IT'S BEING DESCRIBED ON TV, THEY'RE MAKING IT SOUND DRAMATICALLY CLOSE TO RUNNING OUT OF CAPACITY.

WHEN WE RECEIVED THE LETTER FROM THE MEDICAL CENTER C.E.O.S, WE REITERATED THEIR BUSINESS MODEL IS TO OPERATE AT THE ORANGE LINE.

THE OPERATIONAL CAPACITY.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE GRIDS ON SET RACK, WE NEVER HIT THE ORANGE LINE WHICH IS THE BUSINESS MODEL.

THE RED LINE BEING THE EXCESS CAPACITY WE SHOWED.

WE WILL HAVE THE CHARTS INCLUDED WITH THE HOSPITALIZATION VIDEOS WE PUT TOGETHER.

SO THAT OUR PUBLIC CAN TIE THE DATA OUT TO THE COMMENTARY.

IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT YOU KNOW, WE HAD A SPIKE IN COVID PATIENTS IN ICUS OF 1136 WAS THE PEAK.

THIS WEEK DOWN TO 900.

WE ARE SEEING THE NUMBERS COMING DOWN IN UTILIZATION OF THE MEDICAL FACILITIES.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR THOUGHTS OR COMMENTS?

>> I DO.

MR. CHAIRMAN.

JUST REAL QUICK.

JUST IF SOMEBODY IS IN NORTH HARRIS COUNTY, SOMEBODY FROM CREEK SIDE PARK GETS TESTED IN LET'S SAY MEMORIAL HARMON.

DOES THAT COUNT AS A POSITIVE CASE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OR HARRIS COUNTY?

>> THE CASES ARE REPORTED IN THE COUNTY OF RESIDENCE.

>> OKAY.

IR REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE TEST IS ADMINISTERED.

>> CHAIRMAN.

>> SINCE YOU MAY BE LOOKING AT THE DATA.

CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THE FACT THAT MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S FATALITY RATE HAS DECREASED IN THE LAST MONTH?

>> I KNOW IT'S BELOW A PERCENT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> IT'S BELOW 1% AND YOU KNOW, THE MORE POSITIVE CASES YOU GET THAT ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR HAVE MILD SYMPTOMS, THE MORE THAT IMPACTS THE MORTALITY RATE.

SO AS WE HAVE HAD INCREASED TESTING, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE RATIOS SHIFT A LITTLE BIT.

I DO KNOW THAT TESTING IS BECOMING MORE WIDELY UTILIZED.

THAT HAS BEEN TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE US WITH MORE CASES.

WE'RE STILL NOT BEING GIVEN THE BREAK DOWN OF PEOPLE ASYMPTOMATIC VERSUS SYMPTOMATIC.

IT'S HARD BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE MEDIA, IN MY OPINION ARE COMPARING DATA POINTS.

COMPARING THE INFORMATION WE HAD IN MARCH, APRIL, EARLY MAY TO THE INFORMATION WE HAVE BEEN GETTING IN THE MORE RECENT MONTH AND A HALF AND IT'S AN APPLE AND ORANGE.

BACK IN MARCH AND APRIL, THEY ONLY TESTED SICK PEOPLE.

SO WHEN YOU START COMPARING TO THE ENTIRE POPULATION AT WILL WITHOUT SYMPTOMS AND

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DON'T PROVIDE THAT CONTEXT, IT'S NOT SURPRISING YOU HAVE A HISTORICALLY HIGH DAY, YOU ALSO HAVE A HISTORICALLY HIGH DAY FOR ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE TAKES TESTS.

THE SPIKE YOU CAN SEE DATA AND INCREASED USE OF HOSPITALIZATIONS.

WE NEED TO DO ALL THE THINGS WE CAN TO REVERSE THE CURB SO WE CAN STAY OPEN AND KEEP OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES VIBRANT AND GIVE PEOPLE SOME SEMBLANCE OF NORMALITY BY DOING ALL THE THINGS RECOMMENDED.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO RECOMMEND THE USE OF MASKS.

CONTINUE TO STAND BEHIND THE WASHING THE HANDS, THE SANITIZATION AND THE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN A DISTANCE.

THE OTHER THING THAT THE COUNTY ASKED US TO INCLUDE IS YOU KNOW, SELF REGULATE GROUP GATHERINGS.

YOU KNOW IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

DON'T HAVE GIANT RAGING PARTIES WITH PEOPLE BECAUSE GROUPS ARE GOING TO HAVE LIKELY POSITIVE CASES THAT MAY PASS ON THE VIRUS.

SO JUST THIS, JUST TONIGHT WE ANNOUNCED DIRECTOR NELSON'S FAMILY BEING IMPACTED BY THE VIRUS.

SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE I KNOW IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS HAVE COME BACK POSITIVE.

SO.

IT IS A REAL VIRUS.

IT DOES HAVE VARYING IMPACTS AND WE WANT TO TAKE IT SERIOUS AND PROVIDE THE CONTEXT TO THE DATA BEING REPORTED ELSEWHERE.

OKAY.

I KNOW WE GOT A LOT ON OUR AGENDA.

>> MAY I ASK, THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

WE TALKED LAST MEETING, I DON'T KNOW MR. NORREL IF YOU WILL COVER THIS LATER.

WE TALKED ABOUT FUNDING FOR TESTING SITES FOR IN THE WOODLANDS.

IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE WORKING ON?

>> WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PULLING THE NUMBERS TOGETHER.

AS WE INDICATED, I BELIEVE LAST WEEK, WE'RE LOOKING AT BRINGING THAT TO THE BOARD AS YOU START YOUR BUDGET DISCUSSIONS IN AUGUST.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WE SHOULD HAVE THAT BACK TO YOU.

>> BEING THIS.

AND WE DID GET THE LETTERS OUT TO THE COUNTY FOR A PORTION OF FUNDS.

WE WILL KEEP FOLLOWING UP ON THAT.

NO ACTION TO TAKE ON THE REPORTS OR THE COMMENTARY.

SO WE CAN GO INTO AGENDA ITEM 7.

[7. Receive, consider and act upon a report from Entergy Texas on recent power outages (as requested by Director Snyder);]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A REPORT FROM ENTERGY TEXAS, I HOPE WE WEREN'T A PART OF TODAY'S OUTAGE.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS ALAN EAST IS GOING TO PRESENT.

>> I AM HERE MR. CHAIRMAN.

FIRST OF ALL, CAN I GET A MIC CHECK.

>> WE CAN HEAR YOU, SIR.

>> APPRECIATE IT.

I APPRECIATE Y'ALL HAVING ME ON.

I DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME YOU WANT TO GIVE ME IT TALK ABOUT WHAT ENTERGY HAS DONE AROUND COVID.

WE HAVE TAKEN AN AWFUL LOT OF MEASURES TO MAKE SURE OUR EMPLOYEES SAY SAFE AND HEALTHY BECAUSE WE KNOW WE NEED THEM TO RESPOND TO TROUBLE, OUTAGES AND CONTINUE TO MAY IT PLEASE THE COURT OUR CREWS SO WE DON'T HAVE CROSS POLLINATION.

WE DON'T HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF FOLKS OUT.

WE HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME LOOKING AT A DUAL EVENT OPPORTUNITY SHOULD THERE BE A HURRICANE COME THIS WAY.

WE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATION WITH OUR MUTUAL ASSISTANT FOLKS TO COME SELF CONTAIN WITH CLEANING SUPPLIES, THIS THAT AND THE OTHER.

AND PLAN TO KEEP PEOPLE APART MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

LIKE A LOT OF FOLKS, FINDING PANDEMIC SUPPLIES, CLEANING SUPPLIES, HAND SANITIZERS AND WIPES WAS A BIG, BIG CHALLENGE FOR US EARLY ON.

I THINK WE HAVE CONQUERED THAT.

SO JUST WANTED TO GO ON RECORD AND SAY THAT YOU KNOW ENTERGY IS DOING THE THINGS YOU MENTIONED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE AN AVAILABLE WORK FORCE TO SERVE WOODLANDS AND THE OTHER COMMUNITIES WE HAVE.

I MIGHT PAUSE THERE A MINUTE AND SEE IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS AROUND OUR COVID

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ACTIVITIES.

>> NO, SIR, THE MAIN CONCERN IS AN EXTENDED POWER OUTAGE TWO WEEKS AGO AND FOLKS WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T END UP IN A POWER OUTAGE IN 100 DEGREE WEATHER.

>> WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE PROTECTING YOUR EMPLOYEES.

>> I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND SAVE IT FOR LAST.

ONE THING I WANTED TO MENTION.

WE ARE GOING TO START OUR SMART METER AMI METER INSTALLATION AT THE END OF AUGUST.

THAT'S BEING PULLED FORWARD FROM OCTOBER.

WE CAN START INSTALLING METERS IN THE WOODLANDS METER AUGUST 31ST, SEPTEMBER 1ST AND SHOULD COMPLETE BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

HOPEFULLY IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR TEXT MESSAGING AND E-MAIL YOU PROBABLY -- WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A MEETING.

>> DR. SHELLEY, CAN YOU MUTE.

THAT'S COMING ACROSS LIVE.

>> SO, ANYWAY.

I JUST WANTED TO PASS THAT NEWS ALONG.

SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THAT COMMUNICATION LATE AUGUST AT WORSE CASE.

SMART METERING IS RIGHT ON THE HORIZON AND YOU KNOW WE'RE GOING TO DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON AND COMING TO THEIR PLACE TO SWAP OUT THEIR METERS.

ANY QUESTIONS AROUND THAT?

>> NO, SIR.

>> I THINK WHAT I'M SHARING ON THE SCREEN AM I DID WANT TO, I KNOW MR. CHAIRMAN WE HAD A CONVERSATION END OF LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR ABOUT THE WORK WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IN THE WOODLANDS.

IF SOMEBODY COULD FLIP TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

>> YES.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY NEXT SLIDE AND WE WILL ADVANCE FOR YOU.

>> I ONLY HAVE TWO.

WON'T TAKE LONG.

AT THE END OF 2019, WE HAD QUITE A FEW POWER OUTAGES INTO THE SUMMER AND REPLACED PROBABLY 2500, 3000 FOOT CABLE DURING THAT TIME PERIOD.

IN THE LAST HALF, FOUR MONTHS OF 2019, WE DID REPLACE ANOTHER ALMOST 11,000 FEET OF CABLE AND IT'S IN THOSE AREAS THAT YOU SEE THERE ON THE MAP.

SO THAT WAS AT THE END OF 2019.

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FOR 2020, SO FAR THIS YEAR, WE HAVE REPLACED NOW ALMOST 35,000 FEET OF CABLE.

YOU CAN SEE A BIG, BIG CONCENTRATED PORTION OF THAT IS IN THE PANTHER CREEK AREA.

WE HAD QUITE A FEW POWER OUTAGES THERE AND FOCUSED IN THAT AREA.

WE PLAN TO REPLACE MORE SPANS OF CABLE AND DONE A GREAT JOB IN THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS RECABLING THE WOODLANDS TO THE TUNE OF ABOUT 45,000 TO 55,000 CABLE.

HAVE MORE DETAIL BUT THOUGHT IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO THE LAST TIME WE TALKED.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO THE SLIDES.

I DID WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE OUTAGE I THINK IT WAS MONDAY A WEEK AGO.

SO JUST WHAT GOT US THERE, WE FOUND A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN OUR SUBSTATION AT GOSSELIN THAT WAS AT RISK OF FAILING OR NOT OPERATING CORRECTLY.

IT'S A RELAY.

AND THERE WAS A CHANCE THAT IF SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN, THAT RELAY WOULD

NOT WORK CORRECTLY AND DROP CLOSE TO 7000 RESIDENTS >> WOODLANDS AND WE NEEDED TO GET THAT ELEMENT FIXED BEFORE WE HAD A SURE ENOUGH UNPLANNED OUTAGE OF TWICE WHEN WE HAD LAST MONDAY.

SO WE WERE UP AGAINST A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

WE RAN ALL OF THE MODELS THAT WE NORMALLY RUN FOR OUR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM TO BE RECONFIGURED.

WE DIDN'T USE THE TRADITIONAL HISTORICAL MODEL NUMBERS.

WE DID USE THE NUMBERS THAT WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGHER TEMPS AS WELL AS RECOGNIZING THAT PEOPLE WERE AT HOME AND THAT TOO WOULD ADD SOME LOAD TO OUR CALCULATIONS AND MODEL FORMULA.

WE DID QUITE A BIT OF CALCULATIONS TO REFIGURE THE FACILITIES.

WE DID THAT SWITCHING AND HAD THE SUBSTATION OUT OF SERVICE AND WERE PREPARED TO FIX THE ELEMENT AT THE SUB STATION AND UNFORTUNATE FOR US, ONE OF THE SETTINGS

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IN ONE OF SWITCHING CABINETS DID NOT MATCH THE MODEL WE HAD AND THAT CAUSED THAT SWITCHING CABINET TO OPEN, WHICH WAS THE FIRST OUTAGE WE HAD.

IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A DIFFICULT FIX.

WE JUST NEEDED TO GO TO THE CABINET AND RE-ADJUST THE SETTING AND GET ALL OF THE LIGHTS ON.

ALSO IN THE MEANTIME, COMPLETE UNKNOWN TO US, THERE WAS ANOTHER PIECE OF CABLE PART OF A TRUNK THAT DID FAIL.

IT DID NOT FAIL BECAUSE OF LOAD.

IT JUST HAPPENED TO FAIL AT ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG TIME.

SO WE DID USE IT AS PART OF OUR RECONFIGURATION BUT UNFORTUNATELY FAILED.

WITH BOTH OF THOSE OUTAGES GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME, AND THE EXTREME HEAT, IT BECAME EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO PICK UP ALL OF THE LOAD AT ONE TIME AND GET EVERYBODY ON AT ONE TIME.

SO THE OUTAGE JUST TOOK A CONSIDERABLY AMOUNT LONGER THAN WE WANTED IT TO.

WHILE WE WERE DOING FIELD SWITCHING TO GET OUR DISTRIBUTION LINE BACK ON, WE ALSO BEGAN TO PARALLEL EFFORT OF PUTTING THAT TRANSFORMER WE HAD TAKEN OUT AT THE SUB STATION BACK IN SERVICE.

SO THAT ONE THING OR THE OTHER DIDN'T WORK, AT LEAST WE HAD TWO EFFORTS TO GET EVERYBODY BACK ON.

SO FINALLY IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NEXT MORNING WERE ABLE TO GET THE LIGHTS BACK ON.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THE SUB STATION IS BACK TO NORMAL.

EVERYTHING IS FED BACK TO THE WAY IT WOULD BE.

WE STILL HAVE THE ELEMENT AT RISK.

I THINK WE WILL BE CAUTIOUS AND WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE BETTER WEATHER, LOWER TEMPERATURES AND SWITCH ALL THAT BACK OUT AGAIN IN ORDER TO GET THAT RELAY RETURN AND REPAIRED AND GET IT FIXED.

SO, I'LL STOP THERE AND SEE IF THERE'S SOME QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU HAVE.

ONE LAST THING, THERE WAS NEVER A PROBLEM WITH LOADING.

PLENTY OF SWITCHING CAPACITY.

IT WAS THE ERRONEOUS SETTING AND THE ONE PIECE OF CABLE THAT DID FAIL WHICH IS SET UP TO BE REPLACED BY THE WAY.

>> OKAY.

WELL, >> I HAVE A QUESTION FOR MR. EAST.

MAY I?

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> THANK YOU.

MR. EAST, THIS IS DR. SHELLEY, THANK YOU FOR THE EFFORT THAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH TO REINVIGORATE OUR CABLE SYSTEM AND OUR ELECTRICAL GRID.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THE OTHER THING THAT I WANTED TO SAY IS, A WHILE BACK I INQUIRED ABOUT HOW WE COULD IMPROVE THE ABILITY TO REPORT OUTED STREET LIGHTS TO YOU.

ONE OF THE RESIDENTS BROUGHT IT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THEY DO IT A LITTLE DIFFERENT LOW AND BETTER PERHAPS IN FORT WORTH.

THEY DO, SOMEHOW JUST POINT THEIR PHONE, I BELIEVE IS HOW IT WENT.

POINT THEIR PHONE AT THE LIGHT THAT'S OUT AND DO SOMETHING ONLINE WITH THAT INFORMATION.

SO, I'M SURE YOU'VE GOT YOUR HANDS FULL RIGHT NOW, IS THERE ANY THOUGHT FOR THE FUTURE THAT YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO LOOK INTO THIS TO HELP PEOPLE REPORT OUTED STREET LIGHTS?

>> I WANT TO TELL YOU WE HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT QUITE A BIT.

AND PART OF GETTING TO THAT POINT, AND WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT THERE YET BUT THE AMI METERING PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE AND THE COMMUNICATION NETWORK THAT WE'RE INSTALLING NOW IN THE WOODLANDS AND ACROSS OUR SYSTEM IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE THE GATEWAY TO BE ABLE TO DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

SO, WE ARE CERTAINLY MODERNIZING OUR GRID NOW AND WILL OVER THE NEXT TWO, THREE YEARS.

SO I DON'T SEE US HAVING THAT CAPABILITY IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY WE HAVE ON OUR PLANS TO ADDRESS IN THE FUTURE.

>> THANKS.

>> CHAIRMAN.

>> GO AHEAD.

>> I JUST WANTED TO, ALLEN SAY THANK YOU.

I KNOW HOW BUSY EVERYBODY IS AT ENTERGY AND WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING PROACTIVE AND WORKING IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE THIS EVENING.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT, ANN.

>> OKAY.

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>> QUESTIONS FOR ALLEN?

>> IF NOT, ALLEN, I KNOW OUR RESIDENTS APPRECIATE YOU COMING OUT AND PROVIDING CLARIFICATION.

I DID SHARE WITH THEM THOSE WHO REQUESTED THE RESPONSE WE GOT LAST WEEK BUT I KNOW MANY DIDN'T SEE THAT.

SO, I DO APPRECIATE YOU SHARING THE INFORMATION ON WHAT OCCURRED.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

HERE FOR YOU ANY TIME MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND TO ACCEPT THE REPORT.

I SEE DR. SNYDER IS MOTIONING.

SECOND.

>> THERE YOU GO.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? THAT WILL CARRY.

THANK YOU ALLEN.

WE WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM EIGHT, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON OUR QUARTERLY

[8. Receive, consider and act upon a quarterly update on Law Enforcement;]

UPDATE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE WILL START WITH CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD, MR. CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE HERE.

I WILL PRESENT OUR JOINT SECOND QUARTER PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT.

KAREN IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND TO START THE POWER POINT FOR ME PLEASE.

>> SHOULD BE COMING JUST A SECOND.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU'RE GOOD.

>> GO AHEAD TO THE NEXT PAGE.

SHERIFF HENDERSON AND CONSTABLE HERMANN SEND THEIR REGARDS.

I WILL PRESENT FOR WOODLANDS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND HARRIS COUNTY.

UP TO THE NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

AND HERE WE LOOK AT THE TOTAL CALL VOLUME, AS YOU KNOW, DUE TO THE STAY AT HOME ORDERS AND BUSINESS CLOSING, OUR CALL VOLUMES HAVE BEEN DOWN.

YOU WILL SEE THE CALLS REPRESENTED FOR THE FIRST EIGHT VILLAGES OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP IN GREEN.

AS WELL AS CREEK SIDE VILLAGE IN THE BLUE.

SO KIND OF GIVES YOU AN IDEA.

APRIL THE MONTH WE WERE THE MOST LOCKED DOWN.

YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF CALLS.

IN MAY, CERTAINLY THEY PICKED UP AND AGAIN IN JUNE THEY ARE STARTING TO TAILOR OFF A LITTLE BIT.

OUR CALLS FOR SERVICE ARE STARTING TO INCREASE AS BUSINESSES START A FRACTION OF OPENING.

WE'RE STARTING TO SEE A LITTLE MORE ACTIVITY IN THE TOWN CENTER AREA.

BUT BY AND LARGE, CALLS ARE STILL DOWN.

FEWER VACATION WATCHES THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY SEE THIS YEAR.

JUST BECAUSE IN PART PEOPLE ARE STAYING AT HOME BECAUSE OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND SO FORTH.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT PAGE.

>> HERE WE'RE LOOKING AT THE SUMMARY OF CRIME CATEGORIES OF NOTE.

YOU WILL NOTE IN YEARS PAST, DIRECTORS INDICATED CERTAIN CRIME CATEGORIES THEY WANTED TO MONITOR AND SO WE HAVE SUMMARIZED THOSE AND JUST KIND OF SHOW YOU A SIX-MONTH TREND WHERE WE ARE.

AGAIN IN APRIL, SEEING EMERGING TRENDS WE WANT TO BE IN FRONT OF.

I WILL TALK ABOUT THOSE IN A LITTLE BIT.

FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, OUR ACTUAL CRIME CATEGORIES OF NOTE WHICH INCLUDES SOME OF WHAT WE CALL OUR QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES ARE ACTUALLY DOWN AND I THINK WE'RE SEEING THE MORE PEOPLE ARE OUT THEY'RE SEEING MORE AND REPORTING MORE AND ABLE TO PREVENT MORE CRIMES.

VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT PAGE.

AND NOW FOR THE SECOND QUARTER WE TOOK THOSE CRIME CATEGORIES OF NOTE THAT START WITH ASSAULT, FAMILY VIOLENCE AND END WITH INFORMATION.

SEPARATED IN GREEN THE COUNTY AND BLUE HARRIS COUNTY.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE ROBBERIES AND I WILL TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THOSE.

WE HAD A NUMBER OF INSTANCES WHERE PEOPLE WERE SHOPPING OR SHOP LIFTING I SHOULD SAY AND WHEN THEY WERE TRYING TO BE DETAINED OR STOPPED BY LOSS PREVENTION, THEY USED FORCE AGAINST THE LOSS PREVENTION PERSONNEL, BE IT AT THE MALL.

WE HAD ONE AT MACY'S AND SEVERAL AT THE WAL-MARTS.

ONCE THEY USE FORCE AGAINST LOSS PREVENTION, THEN THAT BECOMES A ROBBERY FOR THE PURPOSES OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

SO I JUST WANT YOU, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT AND SAY, GOSH WE'VE HAVE TO KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE.

THAT WAS A THEFT THEY LITERALLY ENHANCED SIMPLY BY USING FORCE AGAINST THE LOSS PREVENTION PERSONNEL AND WE HAD ONE AT MACY'S JUST RECENTLY WHERE THEY

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LITERALLY THREATENED, SORRY, ACADEMY WHERE THEY THREATENED TO KILL THE MANAGER WHEN SHE TRIED TO DETAIN THEM.

SO IT TOOK A THEFT WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A CITATION FOR AND MADE IT A ROBBERY CHARGE WHERE THEY WENT TO JAIL FOR IT.

WE'RE SEEING THOSE BUT BY AND LARGE, OUR CALLS ARE DOWN.

WHAT WE ARE SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF AN INCREASE HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARE DISTURBANCES WHERE PEOPLE ARE SIMPLY YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP, QUARANTINED AND ISOLATED AND MANY TIMES THEY'RE TEMPERS FLARE AND THEY GET INTO A DISAGREEMENT.

COULD BE A COLLEGE STUDENT AT HOME USED TO HAVING FREEDOM AWAY.

NOW DUE TO THE COLLEGE IS CLOSED, THEY ARE AT HOME AND THE EXPECTATIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THEY ARE USED TO BEING AWAY AT COLLEGE.

SO WE'RE SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF INCREASED IN DISTURBANCES.

IF THERE'S THOUGH VIOLENCE BUT ENOUGH FOR US TO GO TO THE SCENE, WE STILL WILL DOCUMENT THAT IN AN INFORMATIONAL REPORT.

YOU MAY SEE INCREASED NUMBER OF INFORMATIONAL REPORTS AND THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE NONCRIMINAL NATURE BUT WE STILL DOCUMENT IT BY A REPORT.

A DEATH SCENE WOULD BE ONE ALSO THAT WOULD BE DOCUMENTED IN THAT REGARD.

IF YOU WILL GO TO THE NEXT PAGE.

SO, FOR SOME THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU REGARDING THE SECOND QUARTER IS HOW ARE WE STANDING STAFF WISE? WE HAVE CURRENTLY IN WOODLANDS.

FOUR DEPUTIES IN QUARANTINE.

THREE THAT HAVE RECOVERED FROM TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID.

WE'RE STARTING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN FRAUDS AND SCAMS. THESE ARE EVERYTHING FROM PEOPLE RECEIVING PHONE CALLS WHICH I TOO HAVE RECEIVED WHERE THEY'RE PURPORTING TO THE PERSON WHO RECEIVES A PHONE CALL THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WAS USED FRAUDULENTLY AND THERE WILL BE A WARRANT ISSUED FOR THEIR ARREST.

THROUGH THE CONVERSATION THEY ACTUALLY GET THEM TO GO DOWN AND PURCHASE GIFT CARDS AND GIVE THEM THE NUMBERS OFF THE GIFT CARD.

IT'S A SHAME BUT THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING.

SO WE WOULD REALLY ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS IF THEY GET A PHONE CALL WHERE SOMEONE SAYS THAT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER HAS BEEN COMPROMISED OR THEY'RE WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, HANG UP.

SAVE YOURSELF HEART ACHE AND STRESS.

JUST HANG UP ON THEM.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION NOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE CHOOSE TO COMMUNICATE WITH RESIDENTS OR PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN ISSUE.

SO IF YOU COULD HELP US BY SPREADING THAT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, AND CONSTITUENTS, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

THE SECOND IS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SCAM.

WE HAVE RESIDENTS REPORTED BECAUSE OF THE STIMULUS PACKAGES SENT OUT.

PEOPLE ARE FINDING OUT UNDER THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED FOR BENEFITS.

BENEFITS THEY DIDN'T APPLY FOR AND MAYBE STILL GAINFULLY EMPLOYED BUT YET THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY IS BEING USED.

TRY TO GUARD THAT.

ASK PEOPLE TO MONITOR THEIR CONTRACT REPORTS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE NOT FALLING PREY TO VICTIMS WHO SEEK TO TAKE ADVANTAGE.

I REACHED OUT TO SERGEANT RUBY AND ASKED HIM FOR ANY INFORMATION I COULD SHARE AS PART OF IT.

IF YOU WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SERGEANT RUBY SAYS HERE'S GLAD TO REPORT THEY HAVE HAD NO PERSONNEL WORKING IN THE VILLAGES OF CREEK SIDE PARK THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, WHICH IS A GREAT BLESSING.

AS FOR CRIME STATS AND TRENDS.

NOT SEEING MUCH OF A CHANGE OR NEW TRENDS.

FOCUSING ON CONDUCTING HEAVY PATROLS IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

NOTICED A LOT MORE PEOPLE THAT ARE UTILIZING JOBBING AND WALKING PATHS ALONG WITH BICYCLES ON THE ROADWAYS.

THEY ARE STEPPING UP TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT TO MAINTAIN SAFETY.

JUST KNOW THAT YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES IN HARRIS AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES ARE DOING WELL WITH PERSONNEL STAFFING LEVELS AND CONTINUING TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE WHO ARE HERE TO VISIT.

AND WITH THAT, IF YOU WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> DO WE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD?

>> IF WE DON'T, CAPTAIN, WE'RE ALWAYS GRATEFUL FOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY.

I KNOW YOU DIDN'T TOUCH ON IT, BUT YOU HAD A LOT OF EXTRA DUTY AND EXTRA CARE

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DURING SOME TROUBLING TIMES IN MAY.

I KNOW IT WASN'T PART OF YOUR REPORT BUT THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW YOU WERE MONITORING SEVERAL POTENTIAL RISKS THAT DIDN'T MATERIALIZE AND MAKE SURE PLANNED ORGANIZED EVENTS WERE ABLE TO BE HELD IN A SAFE MANNER AND APPRECIATE THE EXTRA EFFORTS THAT MAY HAVE GONE UNSEEN BUT CERTAINLY YOU KNOW SUPPORTED BY US AND APPRECIATED BY ALL.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND CHAIRMAN, I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T TAKE A MOMENT ON BEHALF OF SHERIFF HENDERSON AND THE TEAM TO THANK THE RESIDENTS OF WOODLANDS.

THERE'S NO GREATER PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK AS HAS BEEN STATED EARLIER THAN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

I'M PARTIAL TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM BUYING THEIR LUNCHES AT RESTAURANTS TO GIVING THEM A PAT ON THE BACK TO SAY THANK YOU.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE SUCH A GREAT COMMUNITY HERE.

WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO DISAGREE BUT WE ALWAYS DO IT WITH RESPECT.

I THINK THAT'S THE KEY COMPONENT THAT MAKES THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THE WOODLANDS AND HARRIS COUNTY DIFFERENT AND SET APART.

WE CAN AGREE TO DISAGREE AND BE RESPECTFUL.

WE HAD A LOT OF CHANGES WITH PEOPLE WHO WATCHED AS WE DID WHAT OCCURRED IN OTHER PARTS OF COUNTRY AND THEN SEE THE DESTRUCTION, THE DEATH, AND JUST DESTROY WHAT IS GOING ON IN COMMUNITIES.

I'M GLAD OUR RESIDENTS CAN HAVE A FEELING AND WANT TO SEE THINGS CHANGE AND IMPROVEMENT AND REALIZE WE HAVE A GREAT COMMUNITY AND A GREAT MEN AND WOMEN SERVING.

IT'S OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN AND ECHO, WE SUPPORT THE POLICE, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND I APPRECIATE FROM MY FAMILY AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE WOODLANDS, EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.

I WANT TO SAY WE DEFEND YOU AND WE SUPPORT YOU, WE LOVE YOU AND WE WANT ALL THINGS FOR YOU THAT ARE GOOD.

ESPECIALLY YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND JUST APPRECIATE AND HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE, GOOD PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO GO INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT, ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE COMING UP WILL BE DRAWN INTO YOUR PROFESSION BECAUSE IT'S A NOBLE PROFESSION.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR REPORTING FOR BOTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND HARRIS COUNTY.

I THINK WE HAVE A REPORT FROM ESPINOSA DISTRICT THREE.

YOU CAN UNMUTE.

>> YES, SIR, HOW ARE YOU DOING?

>> I'M DOING GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

CAN I START THE SLIDE ON MINE?

>> YES IT'S COMING UP DOWN.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO MY CAMERA BUT SHUT OFF.

>> YOU LOOK GREAT.

THIS IS GOING TO BE FOR THE SECOND QUARTER FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSTABLE OFFICE.

WE HAVE 19 ACTIVE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD INVESTIGATIONS.

6 ACTIVE INJURY TO A CHILD INVESTIGATION.

ONE CHILD EXPLOITATION CASE.

WE HAVE 3 AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULTS OF A CHILD AND SIX INJURY TO A CHILD.

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TWO NOTABLE CASES, DETECTIVES CHARGED A JUVENILE MALE WITHIN THE WATER DISTRICT AND INVESTIGATED IN THE ASSISTANCE WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND A U.S.

ARMED SERVICE MEMBER BEING INVOLVED.

WE TRANSFERRED THAT TO THE FBI.

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OUR ICAC HAS 23 CASES ASSIGNED.

THREE FELONY CHARGES.

FIVE DEVICES PROCESSED AND 16 COURT ORDERS WERE ISSUED.

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A NOTABLE CASE, DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE AN ADULT MALE FOR SOLICITING NUDE PHOTOGRAPHS.

TWO MALES HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OUR DETECTIVES.

THIS INVESTIGATION IS STILL ON GOING.

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DEFENDANT PLED TWO YEARS FOR ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR AND THE NOTE AT THE BOTTOM.

THE COURTS HAVE BEEN SLOWED DOWN GREATLY DUE TO COVID SITUATION.

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AND SOME OF THE COURT PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.

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ICAC YEAR TO DATE.

26 CASES ASSIGNED.

FIVE SEARCH WARRANTS, FIVE FELONY CHARGES FILED AND TWO COURT ORDERS.

NEXT.

SAFE HARBOR YEAR TO DATE.

59 CASES ASSIGNED.

54 SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATIONS, FIVE INDECENCY WITH A CHILD.

14 INJURE I TO A CHILD.

SIX CHILD EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATIONS AND 9 FELONY CHARGES FILED.

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THESE ARE THE SECOND QUARTER VERSUS FIRST QUARTER 2020.

EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP ON OUR END HERE.

AS YOU CAN SEE, DUE TO THE PEOPLE BEING QUARANTINED, SOME OF THOSE CALLS DIDN'T COME OUT AND WE'RE STARTING TO SEE A LOT OF CPS CASES ARISE.

BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN QUARANTINED AND AT HOME.

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SAME THING WITH ICAC.

WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW CASES.

WE'RE STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE USE THEIR TELEPHONES ALL THE TIME AND A LOT OF THESE ICAC CASES ARE BECAUSE OF TELEPHONE USAGE AND PICTURES AND SOCIAL MEDIA WHICH HAS GONE UP TREMENDOUSLY.

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AND THESE ARE THE 2020 VERSUS 2021 SAFE HARBOR ICAC CASES.

WE'RE STEADILY PICKING UP.

FOR SAFE HARBOR, UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL SEE A SPIKE CLOSER TO THE END OF THE YEAR OR WHEN THINGS OPEN UP BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL START MAKING OUTCRIES AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE MORE OF THE CASES.

HOPEFULLY NOT.

HOPEFULLY I'M WRONG ON THAT.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

IF Y'ALL HAVE QUESTIONS FOR ME.

>> CHAIRMAN, I HAVE ONE.

I'M SORRY.

>> YES, MA'AM.

DETECTIVE, JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, ARE THESE NUMBERS ALL OF PRECINCT THREE? MONTGOMERY COUNTY, WHEN YOU'RE DOING YOUR REPORT, I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW LISTENERS PERHAPS SINCE WE HAVE BEEN USING THIS TO, MAY NOT BE AS FAMILIAR WITH EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL DO WITH SAFE HARBOR.

>> YES, MA'AM.

THESE CASES ARE CASES THAT ARE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP CASES.

SO -- >> THANK YOU.

>> CERTAIN ZIP CODES AND EVERYTHING IS IN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

>> IT'S THE UNSPOKEN COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF QUARANTINE, SHUTDOWNS AND PROLONGED CRISIS.

I KNOW THAT THE CHILD CRIMES ARE UP.

OTHER CRIMES ARE ALSO UP IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THERE'S ALSO A WHOLE MENTAL HEALTH COMPONENT THAT WE DON'T WANT TO IGNORE EITHER.

SO DETECTIVE ESPINOSA.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE NASTIEST THINGS WITH THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION.

WE APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE DOING FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN.

AND PRAY FOR YOU.

I KNOW SOME OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO SEE AND HEAR ARE HARD TO DEAL WITH.

BUT WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU'RE DOING.

>> YES, SIR.

THANKS TO THE WORD AND EVERYBODY IN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

EVERYBODY IS SUPPORTIVE OF PRECINCT 3.

>> WE HAD TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATES.

CAN WE GET A MOTION TO APPROVE BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSE? THAT WILL CARRY.

>> WE WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM NINE.

[9. Receive, consider and act upon a quarterly update from the Development Standards Committee; ]

RECEIVE AND ACT UPON A QUARTERLY UPDATE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

I BELIEVE WE WILL HAVE WALT.

THERE HE IS.

WELCOME WALT.

YOU'RE ON.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU DIRECTOR BUNCH AND BOARD MEMBERS.

CAN I HAVE THE FIRST SLIDE.

I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT THE SECOND QUARTER UPDATE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

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I HAVE BROKEN IT DOWN INTO FOUR TOPICS.

I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS THE APPLICATIONS WE WENT THROUGH AND SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES THAT WE WERE PRESENTED WITH.

ALSO DISCUSS SOME OF THE ADJUSTMENTS AND ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN RELATED TO COVID-19 AND THEN FINALLY FINISH UP WITH FUTURE ITEMS WE SEE COMING UP.

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I'M GOING TO END ON A POSITIVE NOTE WITH A LITTLE SUCCESS STORY THAT WE HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD OF.

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WE HAD A TOTAL OF 164 ITEMS WE REVIEWED.

APRIL WAS PRETTY SLOW BECAUSE WE JUST STARTED OUR MEETING BACK ON APRIL 3RD IF YOU REMEMBER.

MAY AND JUNE KIND OF PICKED UP TO JULY WAS JUST AN UNBELIEVABLE, IN FACT OUR LAST MEETING LASTED OVER FIVE HOURS.

I THINK IT WAS LIKE 93 PAGES WE HAD.

THE ACTIVITY IS JUST STARTING TO COME IN AND SOME HAVE COMPLEX ISSUES WE'RE DEALING WITH.

THE ACTIVITY IS REALLY PICKING UP.

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SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES WE WENT THROUGH.

WE CONTINUE TO SEE REDEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

THE CONTRACTORS ARE WORKING WITH WELL WITH THE STAFF BEFORE THEY EVEN PRESENT THE CONCEPTUAL PLANS TO US FOR APPROVAL TO GET A PERMIT TO TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO ASK THEM TO RESPECT ALL THE TREES.

RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE STILL HAVEN'T ALLOWED ANYTHING ABOVE WHAT THE INITIAL LAND USE IS AND WHAT IS VERY GOOD.

WE'RE GETTING LESS AND LESS INPUT FROM THE RESIDENTS.

I THINK THAT PROGRAM IS WORKING PRETTY GOOD.

AS YOU RECALL, WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH INNOSPEC FOR A WHILE.

WE SHOULD BE FINISHED BY JULY OF THIS YEAR.

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT THAT WAS ORDERED WAS DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.

WE HAD THIS TOPIC AT OUR LAST MEETING AND WE'RE LOOKING AT HOPEFULLY BY AUGUST TO FINISH THIS.

WE'RE ABOUT 30 DAYS LATE.

THE HERALD OAKS RESIDENT ARE WELL AWARE AND PART OF PROCESS.

HOPEFULLY BY NEXT MONTH WE HAVE THIS FINISHED.

WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON SHOPPING CENTERS AND THAT'S WORKING GOOD ON CLEANING THEM.

ONE OF STAFF MEMBERS WENT BEHIND THE SHOPPING CENTER THE OTHER DAY AND IT WAS PRETTY WELL CLEANED UP.

I THINK THAT PROGRAM IS WORKING WELL.

WE HAVE A LOT OF CHURCHES IN THE WOODLANDS.

SOME OF THEM GETTING OLDER.

WE'RE HAVING MORE AND MORE APPLICATIONS FOR BEAUTIFICATION REMODELING.

I JUST LISTED A COUPLE HERE.

ONE IS THE UNITED METHODIST.

THERE'S A SIGN YOU SEE THAT HOPE LIVES HERE.

THIS IS A PROGRAM THEY'RE GOING TO START OCTOBER 1ST AND EXCUSE ME, AUGUST 1ST AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE ABOUT 750 PERSONS WHO WILL TAKE THE SIGNS.

IT WILL BE A PROGRAM TO TRY TO HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY DEAL WITH SOME OF THE UNCERTAINTY AND ISSUES THAT ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW WITH JOB LOSSES AND CHILDREN BEING HOME AND SOME OF THE MENTAL ANGUISH GOING ON.

INSTEAD OF HAVING 750 APPLICATIONS FOR US FOR SIGNS.

WE AGREED TO ALLOW THIS FOR A THREE YEAR PERIOD.

THE CHURCH IS ALSO GOING TO SUPPLY WHAT IS REQUIRED IN THE STANDARDS TO EACH ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT PICKS UP A SIGN SO HE KNOWS HE CAN'T JUST NAIL TO A TREE AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

WE FELT LIKE BECAUSE OF THE ISSUES GOING ON NOW, IT WAS WORTHWHILE TO GIVE THEM A VARIANCE ON THIS AND ST. ANTHONY'S.

WE GIVE THEM A VARIANCE GAINS THE MOUS THEY SIGNED.

IT WAS FOR SECURITY REASONS.

THEY DO HAVE STAFF AND PROGRAMS THAT START AS EARLY AS 5:00 A.M.

AND MIGHT GO UNTIL 11:00.

IT'S IN THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH.

THE LAURELHURST RESIDENTS WERE NOTIFIED.

WE RAN A TWO-WEEK PROGRAM TO SEE IF IT WOULD INTERFERE WITH THE RESIDENTS.

THE ONLY THING THAT WAS OF CONCERN WAS ONE RESIDENCE WAS TRAFFIC THAT MIGHT BE DRIVING THROUGH THE ST. TERESA AREA AND ASKED THEM TO PUT CONES TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM DRIVING THROUGH THAT MIGHT AFFECT THE LOWER AREA.

THAT'S, THAT WENT VERY, VERY WELL AND SO THERE'S NO ISSUES THERE.

IN A CONVERSATION WITH THEM THIS AFTERNOON, THEY DO HAVE THE UPCOMING EXPANSION COMING UP FOR THE CHAPEL AND THE ALL-SERVICE BUILDING PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO.

THEY WILL BE PRESENTING THE DOCUMENTATION TO THE STAFF TO GET STARTED ON THIS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SOME OF THE ADJUSTMENTS AND MATTERS WE DEALT WITH WITH COVID-19 IS IF YOU RECALL, WE HAD AN ISSUE IN THE BEGINNING WHERE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR STOCKING OR RESTOCKING TRUCKS, PULLING INTO THE VILLAGE CENTERS NEEDED TO BE

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ALTERED SO WE ALLOWED THAT TO HAPPEN.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO HELP THE RETAIL BUSINESSES AND SO WE ALLOWED THE SIGNS TO GO UP AND ALLOWED BANNERS TO GO UP.

TENTS TO GO UP.

AS YOU PROBABLY NOTICED DRIVING AROUND.

SOME ARE STARTING TO GET A LITTLE BIT TORN AND WORN AND SO FORTH.

SO WE HAVE WORKED WITH SOME OF THE RETAILERS TO TELL THEM TO TAKE CARE OF THESE SIGNS AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T BECOME AN EYE SORE.

WE ALL RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT WE DO HAVE REQUIREMENTS ON TRAILERS AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PARKED.

SO BUT WE REALIZE WITH FIRST RESPONDERS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL THEY NEED TO BE ISOLATED.

SO WE HAVE ALLOWED THAT AND WE HAVE HAD NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL.

AND RECOGNIZING THAT IT'S A FLUID SITUATION AND THING ARE MOVING FAIRLY QUICKLY.

WE DID A SIGN REPRESENTATION FROM THE COMMUNITY TO ACT, TWO REPRESENTATIVES TO ACT FOR COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL ISSUES BETWEEN MEETINGS.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID ALSO WAS DELEGATE THE AUTHORITY OF THE RDRCS TO THE STAFF SO THAT THE APPLICATIONS COULD CONTINUE.

THE STAFF HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB ON THAT, BUT YOU DO HAVE AN ITEM TONIGHT ITEM 13, THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE FUNDING FOR THE RDRC SO THEY CAN DO THEIR RESTART OF THEIR MEETING AS THEY WANT TO GET STARTED AND FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO THE RESIDENTS THAT ELECTED THEM.

ALL SEVEN MEMBERS OF DOC HIGHLY SUPPORT YOU FUND THAT SO THEY CAN GET STARTED WITH THEIR ZOOM MEETINGS.

AND ALSO WE DID ALLOW THE STAFF TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE DOC FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS THAT ARE REVIEWED BY THE DEVELOPMENT OR REVIEW COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

MOST OF THOSE ARE APPROVED BY US ANYWAYS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

REQUEST THE COVID-19 AND THE ECONOMIC SITUATION OUT THERE, YOU PROBABLY HAVE NOTICED LIKE WE ALL HAVE, THERE'S A LOT OF VACANT BUILDINGS THAT SEEM TO BE POPPING UP AND STORE FRONTS ALSO.

WE ASKED THE STAFF TO DEVELOP A SPREADSHEET WHERE WE CAN IDENTIFY WHERE THESE BUILDINGS ARE AND WHERE THESE STORE FRONTS ARE TO WORK WITH THE OWNERS AND MAKE SURE THAT ANY OLD SIGNAGE THAT WAS UP THERE THAT'S REMOVED AND ALSO TO EDUCATE THEM SO THEY UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS THAT THE COMMERCIAL PLANS AND DESIGN STANDARDS REGARDING SIGNAGE.

WE DON'T WANT TO SEE A BILLBOARD IN FRONT OF SOME OF THE BUILDINGS THAT ARE BECOMING VACANT LIKE THIS PAST WEEK, THE BURGER KING BECAME VACANT.

IF YOU GO THROUGH MARKET STREET, THERE'S RESTAURANTS AND STORE FRONTS.

WE WILL BE MONITORING THAT AND WORKING WITH THEM AND MAKING SURE THEY UNDERSTAND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TURN THE SPRINKLERS OFF.

I THINK THAT'S, THAT'S GOING TO BECOME MORE AND MORE OF AN ISSUE OUT THERE BECAUSE THERE'S QUITE A FEW BUILDINGS THAT ARE BECOMING VACANT.

FINALLY, I SAID WE DID HAVE A SUCCESS STORY.

AS YOU RECALL MAYBE TWO YEARS AGO, I TOLD YOU WE WERE ON A CAMPAIGN TO WORK WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS A CHALLENGE IN ITS OWN.

SOME OF YOU SAID GOOD LUCK.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU THE PICTURE ON THE LEFT IS THE OLD THIRD WORLD POST OFFICE AND WE FINALLY GOT IT PAINTED.

AND I THINK THERE'S, IS THERE ANOTHER SLIDE? IS THERE A NEXT SLIDE? THERE YOU CAN SEE PART OF THE BUILDING BEING PAINTED.

THEY EVEN PAINTED THE PARKING LOT AND SO IT ONLY TOOK US TWO YEARS TO GET IT DONE.

WE KEPT PLUGGING AWAY AND NOW WE HAVE TO TRY TO GET TO ONE ON SIX PINTS.

SO WE CONSIDER THAT AT LEAST SOMEWHAT OF A SUCCESS STORY.

THAT'S MY UPDATE.

IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS I CAN ANSWER FOR YOU?

>> ANY QUESTIONS FOR WALT?

>> NO.

WALT, YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.

KEEP IT UP.

THANK YOU.

>> I WANTED TO, WALT, COMMEND YOU WITH THE POST OFFICE.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN NEEDING AN UPDATE FOR MORE THAN ALMOST 10 YEARS.

AND APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK THAT YOU AND YOUR COMMITTEE HAVE DONE.

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WELL DONE.

>> THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR WALT? COMMENTS? WALT WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS AND THAT OF THE DOC BOARD WHICH JOHN ANTHONY BROWN IS PART OF.

WE KNOW WORK CONTINUES AND WE WILL SINCERELY TAKE UP THE REVIEW DESIGN COMMITTEE'S REQUEST WHEN IT COMES UP HERE SHORTLY.

APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS.

WE HAVE A MOTION ON APPROVE OR ACCEPT THE REPORT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSE? THAT WILL BE APPROVED.

THANK YOU, WALT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WE WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM 10.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT ON AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WOODLANDS WATER AND

[10. Receive, consider and act upon an Interlocal Agreement with Woodlands Water and other agencies as a Participating District and partially fund a Groundwater Research Consortium and Science Advisory Committee (C-2020-0199);]

OTHER AGENCIES AS PARTICIPATING DISTRICT IN PARTIALLY FUND A GROUNDWATER RESEARCH CONSORTIUM AND SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

WE'RE HERE TO REQUEST YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE GROUNDWATER RESEARCH CONSORTIUM.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH HARK TO DEVELOP THIS INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT AND CONSORTIUM.

AS YOU MAY KNOW OR DO KNOW, THE TOPIC OF GROUNDWATER AND GROUNDWATER WITHDRAWAL AND RECHARGE SUBSIDENCE, FAULT MOVEMENTS HAS BEEN' CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

WE FEEL LIKE HAVING THE EXPERTISE OF HARK AND THEIR STAFF TO PROVIDE AN INDEPENDENT, SCIENTIFIC, THIRD-PARTY REVIEW OF THE COMPLEX DATA AND PUT THAT DATA IN A FORMAT WE AND THE PUBLIC CAN UNDERSTAND AS WE MUFF FORWARD LOOKING AT GROUNDWATER IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WOULD LIKE YOUR PARTICIPATION.

>> WE DISCUSSED THAT IN OUR BUDGET PROCESS SETTING ASIDE MONEY FOR THIS.

I KNOW DIRECTOR REISER WILL IMPLORE ALL OF US TO SUPPORT THIS.

>> ABSOLUTELY, GORDY.

WE HAVE KNOWN FAULT LINES WITHIN THE WOODLANDS WE HAVE DATA THAT INDICATES THAT SUBSIDENCE CAN CAUSE SEISMIC ACTIVITY.

I KNOW YOU'RE WELL AWARE OF THAT.

YOU KNOW SINCE YOU'RE THE VICTIM OF IT AND I KNOW SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WOODLANDS ARE AS WELL.

I THINK IT'S TIME TO HAVE AN UNBIASSED LOOK AT WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH THIS, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT IT APPEARS THE LONE STAR WATER DISTRICT WANTS TO INCREASE THE WATER THEY PUMP.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE NOT CREATING A HUGE ISSUE FOR US IN SOUTH COUNTY.

YOU KNOW BOTH FOR FAULT LINES AND AS FAR AS YOU KNOW, ADDITIONAL FLOODING ISSUES.

SO YES , I WOULD ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THAT WE PARTICIPATE AND I BELIEVE A NUMBER FOR US IS AROUND 45 THOUSAND JIM.

>> YES, SIR, THAT IS CORRECT.

>> I MEAN, WE'VE GOT ABOUT 110 OR $125,000 WE HAVE SET ASIDE FOR A COUPLE YEARS FOR PROJECTS AND I WOULD ASK THAT THE BOARD APPROVE YOU KNOW USING THOSE FUNDS TO FUND THIS STUDY.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I WILL TAKE THAT AS A MOTION.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

OKAY.

AND ANY COMMENT OR QUESTIONS?

>> YES.

OKAY.

SO THE QUESTION THAT I'M BEING CORRECTED THAT THE REQUEST IS THAT THE MOTION BE REVISED TO MATCH WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN IN MY NOTES.

SO.

I WILL JUST READ WHAT THEY WROTE FOR ME SO THAT WAY I WILL SAY, I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A MOTION AND YOU CAN MAKE IT.

THAT'S FINE GORDY.

I'M GOING CALL ON A MOTION AND SEEK A SECOND TO RECEIVE THE REPORT AND TO FUND A MAXIMUM OF $45,000 AS THE TOWNSHIP ALLOCATING SHARE OF THE PROJECT FROM THE FLOOD AND DRAINAGE TRAFFIC RESERVE FUND AND AUTHORIZE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH SOUTH COUNTY MUD, TIMBER RIDGE MUD.

WOODLANDS WATER AND POSSIBLY OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND DIRECT IF THE FINAL FORM IS SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT THAN THE AGREEMENT, STAFF WILL RETURN TO THE BOARD FOR FINAL APPROVAL.

I BELIEVE WE WILL HAVE DIRECTOR REISER MAKE THAT MOTION.

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>> THAT IS SO ELOQUENTLY STATED.

SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

ANY OPPOSE? THAT WILL CARRY.

THANK YOU MR. STINSON.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO TRYING TO PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS FROM FURTHER SUBSIDENCE.

AGENDA ITEM 11.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON CONSIDERATIONS OF ADOPTING GUIDELINES FOR A

[11. Receive, consider and act upon consideration of adopting guidelines for a Cultural Fund Grant Program;]

CULTURAL FUND GRANT FUND.

PAGES 68-69 IN OUR BOARD PACKET.

I BELIEVE NICK WALDA IS GOING TO REPORT.

>> YES, SIR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE HERE.

SO THANK YOU.

SO, I GUESS THIS WAS A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND EVEN INTO LAST YEAR.

WE HAD SEVERAL GROUPS REQUEST SOME FUNDING FROM WHAT WAS CALLED, WHAT IS COLLECTED IS THE ADVANCED EMISSIONS TAX.

SO THE BOARD IS TASKED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WHICH IS MADE UP OF CHAIR SNYDER, ALSO DIRECTOR REISER AND DIRECTOR BROWN TO HELP DEVELOP WITH STAFF AND GUIDELINES FOR THOSE FUNDS IF THEY WERE TO BE DISPERSED.

RIGHT NOW AT THE CURRENT STATE WHERE WE ARE, THOSE FUNDS ARE BEING RESERVED FOR A PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX, THE STUDY AND THE POTENTIAL OF THAT IN THE FUTURE AND WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT ON THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

IF WE COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AS A BACKGROUND ON THE CULTURAL ARTS OR EVENTS ADMISSION TAX.

THE TOWN COLLECTS ABOUT $150,000 ANNUALLY ON TICKETS THAT ARE SOLD AT THE CYNTHIA WOODS PAVILION.

THAT FUND AS COLLECTED, THE BALANCE IS $779,000.

WITH THE PAVILION DARK THIS YEAR.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO SEE MUCH IN REGARDS.

THE PAVILION COULD GET SOME THINGS GOING ON LATER IN THE YEAR.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THIS GROW MUCH.

JUST AS A REMINDER.

THIS FUND HAS SPECIFIC USES FOR ONLY FACILITIES OR CULTURAL EDUCATION.

AGAIN THE TOWNSHIP BOARD ASKED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND SOME GUIDELINES IN THE EVENT THAT THE TOWNSHIP BOARD WERE TO APPROPRIATE FUNDING FOR LOCAL ARTS GROUPS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO BASICALLY THE GUIDELINES THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO YOU IN ADVANCE.

THESE FOCUS ON ART ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WOODLANDS.

THE PROGRAM REFERENCES PROPOSED GUIDELINES AND ELIGIBILITY IN AGAIN WOULD BE FUNDED FROM EVENTS ADMISSION ITEM.

THAT'S A BIG IF, IF THE BOARD APPROVING DOLLARS FOR THAT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THE COMMITTEE AND THE TOWNSHIP BOARD HAD BY DECISION BY THE COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD TO RESERVE THAT EVENTS ADMISSION TAX FUNDS FOR PROPOSED PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO REALLY AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THE GUIDELINES ARE THERE IN FRONT OF YOU.

AND WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS EITHER MYSELF OR ALSO THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM THE COME THE?

>> I HAVE ONE COMMENT FOR NICK.

FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, IS THIS JUST A TEMPORARY PROGRAM OR SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE ON GOING?

>> THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.

I WOULD ANTICIPATE THAT THE GUIDELINES WOULD BE A DOCUMENT THAT WE WOULD HAVE FOR A WHILE.

BUT IT'S THE KEY POINT TO IT AGAIN, WHAT THE BOARD DETERMINES OF HOW TO UTILIZE THE EVENTS ADMISSION TAX COLLECTION.

>> THANK YOU.

>> FOR CLARIFICATION TOO.

MAYBE THREE IF NOT FOUR YEARS AGO, MANY ENTITIES THOUGHT THAT THIS FUND COULD BE USED FOR OTHER NON-PROFITS IN ADDITION TO CULTURAL ARTS.

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AND SO, THE BOARD DIRECTED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO CREATE A GUIDELINE THAT WOULD BE ADOPTED HOPEFULLY BY THE BOARD.

PENDING BOARD APPROVAL THAT OUTLINES WHAT WHO CAN BE RECIPIENT OF THE FUNDS IF THE BOARD DECIDES TO HAVE FUNDS AVAILABLE FROM THAT.

SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE MAIN DRIVERS OF THIS DOCUMENT.

>> I DID HAVE A QUESTION AND GOING THROUGH THE GUIDELINE.

IT SPECIFIES MUST BE A NON-PROFIT.

IS THERE ANYTHING IN THE EVENTS ADMISSION TAX USAGE THAT REQUIRES THE RECIPIENT TO BE A NON-PROFIT?

>> I DON'T BELIEVE SO.

I JUST KNOW THERE ARE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF ARTS GROUPS.

BUT I DON'T THINK AND I MIGHT HAVE TO DEFER TO TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY, ROBIN CROSS ON THAT.

I DON'T HAVE THE LEGISLATION RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.

I DON'T THINK IT DIFFERENTIATES THAT.

IT'S JUST WHAT THE COMMITTEE HAD THOUGHT.

>> IF I -- >> GO AHEAD.

>> I WAS GOING TO, CHAIRMAN BUNCH, IT READS THROUGH THE ENABLING LEGISLATION, CULTURAL LEGISLATION MEANS THE EXHIBITION OF PROMOTION OR EDUCATION OF THE PERFORMING, LITERARY, OR FINE ARTS INCLUDING HISTORICAL, GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND HISTORY, NATURAL HISTORY, SCIENTIFIC CULTURAL, ETHNIC MEETING LOCAL COMMUNITY STANDARDS IN THE DISTRICT.

IN THAT SECTION IT DOES NOT REFER TO A NON-PROFIT.

BUT PERHAPS WE NEED TO LOOK INTO THAT.

>> YEAH BECAUSE I THINK WHAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED WAS SPECIFICALLY HAD TO BE A NON-PROFIT.

>> CORRECT.

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

THAT'S WHAT IS IN THE GUIDELINES ON PAGE SIX.

IT DOES SAY REGISTERED AS A TAX EXEMPT 501 C 3.

IF IT'S NOT A REQUIREMENT IN THE LEGISLATION, I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO BOX OURSELVES INTO THAT LEGISLATION.

I'M THINKING BACK SEVERAL YEARS WE HAD A CULTURAL ART PROGRAM WE WANTED TO SUPPORT THAT WAS BEING KICKED OFF AND DIDN'T HAVE ITS 501 C 3 STATUS YET.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

>> YEAH, I KNOW.

>> WE WANTED TO SUPPORT IT AND WE DID.

SO I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WANT TO BOX OURSELVES INTO ONLY SUPPORTING NON-PROFITS IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT FITS THE DEFINITION IN THE LEGISLATION THAT THE COMMUNITY WHOEVER IS HERE WANTS TO SUPPORT, WE WOULD BE CREATING A MORE RESTRICTIVE APPLICATION PROCESS THAN OUR LEGISLATION REQUIRES.

>> I HONESTLY THINK THAT WAS AN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE.

I DON'T BELIEVE AND PROBLEM ADOPTING THE REGULATIONS AND REMOVING THE NON-PROFIT REQUIREMENT.

THE REAL REASON WE PUT THIS TOGETHER, GORDY, JUST TO REFRESH EVERYONE'S MEMORY IS TO SET THE PROCESS UP IN AN ORDERLY MANNER SO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WOULD RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANTED TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FROM THE TICKET TAXES AND THEY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING THE APPLICATIONS AND VETTING THEM AND BRINGING THEM BACK TO THE BOARD FOR POTENTIAL AWARD.

JUST STREAM LINING THE PROCESS AND GETTING THAT OUT OF THE TOTAL, HAVING THE ENTIRE BOARD SIT THROUGH A BUNCH OF PRESENTATIONS EVERY YEAR.

JUST TRYING TO STREAMLINE THE PROCESS.

UNLESS, ANN, UNLESS YOU HAVE AN ISSUE, I DON'T HAVE ANN, AN ISSUE WITH REMOVING NON-PROFITS.

>> WE MIGHT WANT SOME LANGUAGE TO INDICATE, DEALING WITH NON-PROFITS IS I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BOARD'S INCLINATION IS ABOU DEALING WITH OR FUNDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

AND THEN ALSO YOU MAY NOT WANT TO BE DOING BUSINESS WITH OR PROVIDING GRANT MONEY TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO DOESN'T HAVE SOME SORT OF CORPORATE STATUS IN INSURANCE.

SO THAT'S JUST A THOUGHT.

>> YOU ABOUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY TAKE OUT NON-PROFIT.

I'M JUST ADDING A COUPLE CAVEATS.

>> AND I'M COMING AT IT FROM YOU KNOW, TAKE THE PERFORMING ARTS THEATER.

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THAT'S SOMETHING ON THE BOARD AND HAVE BEEN SETTING ASIDE THE FUNDS FOR AND BELIEVE THAT WILL CREATE THE BEST VIABLE CULTURAL ARTS ENHANCEMENT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

WE KNOW IN THE FUTURE AGENDA ITEM THAT THE PAVILION IS AS NICK ALLUDED TO, BASICALLY NOT GOING TO HAVE A SEASON THIS YEAR, AND WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKED TO SUSPEND THOSE NEGOTIATIONS IN THAT FORMAT.

WE DID GET APPROACHED BY OTHER FOR-PROFIT PERFORMING ARTS THEATER FOLKS THAT HAD AN INTEREST IN DEVELOPING AND OPERATING PERFORMING ARTS IN THE WOODLANDS.

I WOULDN'T WANT TO PRECLUDE THEM SUCH AS TIME PASSES AND I STILL BELIEVE THE PAVILION IS A GOOD PARTNER.

I DON'T WANT TO ELIMINATE OR OMIT AND SOME OF THOSE FOR-PROFIT VENDORS HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH OTHER CITIES AND TOWNS AND CAME IN LATE TO THE GAME WHEN THEY SAW THE NEWS RELEASE DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITIES WITH THE PAVILION.

THERE ARE OTHER PROVIDERS IN THE SAME OR SIMILAR SERVICE THAT ARE NOT NON-PROFITS.

I DIDN'T WANT TO ADOPT A POLICY THAT WOULD PRECLUDE THOSE FOLKS WHO BRING CAPITAL AND OPERATIONS TO BEAR TO PROVIDE THE SAME SERVICES JUST FROM A DIFFERENT TAXING ENTITY.

>> COREY, I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM.

DR. SNYDER, IF YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN AND FRANKLY IN THE END, THE BOARD STILL HAS TO APPROVE WHATEVER WE DECIDE TO DO.

SO, THE BOARD WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

>> YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT SOME PARAMETER CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

IT READS EACH APPLICANT ORGANIZATION MUST BE LOCATED IN THE WOODLANDS AND REGISTERED AS A TAX EXEMPT 501 C 3 IN GOOD STANDS WITH THE STATE OF TEXAS.

I DON'T WANT TO -- I WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT.

I'M NOT JAZZED -- >> YEAH.

I KNOW WHICH ONE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT AND TURNED OUT TO BE WONDERFUL.

AT THAT TIME IT WAS THE CV V BOARD BECAUSE I WAS ON THAT BOARD WITH YOU.

AT THE SAME TIME, I THINK WE NEED TO BE SURE THAT WE ARE USING THESE FUNDS AND APPROPRIATE WAY.

I JUST, I HAVE SOME CONCERN WITH TAKING IT OUT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

DIRECTOR MILNER.

>> MAY I MAKE A SUGGESTION OR MOTION WE SEND IT BACK TO COMMITTEE FOR THEM TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT IT AND TALK TO ROBIN ABOUT IT AND GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE ENABLING LEGISLATION AND THEN BRING BACK MAYBE A POTENTIALLY REVISED PROPOSAL FOR US TO CONSIDER BASED ON ALL THE FEEDBACK?

>> YEAH, WE CAN DEFINITELY DO THAT.

MY CONCERN IS BY HAVING, AND I KNOW WE NEED PARAMETERS AND I APPRECIATE THAT COMMITTEE WORKING TO GET US SOME STANDARDS AND AN ACTUAL APPLICATION PROCESS THAT CAN BE APPLIED.

MY ONLY CONCERN IS NOT EVERY POSSIBLE THING WE WOULD WANT TO SUPPORT OR ENGAGE WITH WOULD BE IN THE WOODLANDS IN A NON-PROFIT.

I SHRINK THE ARTS AND WORLD.

AND MAY FUNDS MAY COME FROM OTHER SOURCES.

SO, AND WE HAVE HAD OPPORTUNITIES AND PEOPLE PRESENTED INTERESTS TO US TO FIT A DIFFERENT DEFINITION.

>> THE QUESTION I HAVE FOR YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, WOULD YOU AGREE THE FUNDS NEED TO BE EXPENDED WITHIN THE WOODLANDS?

>> YES.

HAVE NO PROBLEM THE FUNDS AND THE PROGRAMMING NEEDS TO BE DONE WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES FOR SURE.

>> IN THAT CASE, WHY DON'T WE TABLE THIS AND TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND SPEAK TO ROBIN AND COME BACK WITH A REVISED PROPOSAL NEXT MONTH.

DOES THAT WORK FOR YOU?

>> DR. SNYDER, I KNOW YOU'RE REMEMBERING THE ITEM FROM THE CVV.

I WAS REFERRING TO A DIFFERENT ONE THAT CAME UP THROUGH THE TOWNSHIP THAT NEVER WENT ANYWHERE.

IT'S MORE RECENT AND KIND OF THE BACK UP PLAN OF ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS.

WE JUST PUT THEM TO THE SIDE AND SAID WE'RE ALREADY ENGAGED.

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UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGES YOU DON'T HAVE INTEREST.

I WILL GET YOU THAT INFORMATION TOO SO YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM.

I APPRECIATE DR. MILNER'S SUGGESTION AND WOULD LIKE, WE MEET AGAIN THE 26TH OF AUGUST.

AND WE COULD BRING IT BACK TO THAT EVENING BOARD MEETING IF THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

>> THAT WOULD BE GREAT AND I APPRECIATE IT.

[12. Receive, consider and act upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) status between The Woodlands Township and The Center for Performing Arts in The Woodlands (C-2019-0660);]

I DIDN'T WANT TO THROW A WRENCH INTO THE MIX AND ALSO DIDN'T WANT TO PRECLUDE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WOULD BE VIABLE.

>> OKAY.

SO WE'LL DEFER ACTION ON AGENDA ITEM 11.

GO TO 12.

RECEIVE AND ACT UPON A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

SHOULDN'T BE TOO LONG OF A DIALOGUE HERE.

WE'RE ALL PRETTY AWARE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING.

NICK, YOUR QUICKEST SUMMARY.

>> YES, I WILL.

FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST AS WELL.

SO BASICALLY NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TOPIC IN THE HISTORY

OF THE WOODLANDS THAT DATES BACK TO THE 90'S >> THE GEORGE.

BUT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE A WAY FOR WHAT ELSE IS NEEDED IN SO WE HAVE GONE THROUGH AN EXTENSIVE PROCESS THROUGH THE LAST FOUR YEARS.

GOT TO A POINT WHAT LOOKED LIKE THE BEST DEAL WOULD BE A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT THE PAVILION AS SHOWN AS A RENDERING HERE.

WE WERE WORKING IN EARNEST STARTING IN JANUARY THIS YEAR WITH A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE PAVILION.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THE SECOND BULLET POINT HERE.

THIS WAS AN M.O.U.

THAT STARTED AND THE PAVILION WAS LOOKING AT FROM OPERATION AND FINANCING STANDPOINT.

TOWNSHIP FROM PARKING, REPLACEMENT, TRAFFIC ANALYSIS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THEN HERE COMES THE PANDEMIC IN MARCH.

IT REALLY JUST KIND OF ALTERED THIS.

THE M.O.U.

EXPIRED.

IT WAS A 120 DAY M.O.U.. LAST WEEK THE PAVILION ASKED THIS BE PUT ON HOLD ANY FUTURE WORK UNTIL WE GET OUT OF THE PANDEMIC AND THEN ALSO ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IMPROVE AS WELL.

THE COMMITTEE, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP MET EARLIER AND HAS SIMILAR AGREEMENT.

THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> THANK YOU, NICK.

I THINK IT IS IN OUR BEST INTEREST TO PROBABLY DEFER WITH THE PAVILION.

I THINK WE'RE ALL IN A SIMILAR STATE OF MIND WE NEED TO RESPECT THEIR REVENUE CHALLENGES FOR THE SEASON.

I DO BELIEVE THEIR BOARD IS SINCERELY ENGAGED IN THE PROJECT AND HAS A HIGHER LEVEL OF INTEREST THAN IN THE PAST.

WE HAVE A GOOD PLAN AND PROJECT HERE.

IT JUST NEEDS TO BE DEFERRED UNTIL SUCH TIME THEY ARE READY TO RE-ENGAGE.

I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH THAT AT ALL.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO DEFER?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND.

I WILL SECOND IT.

DIRECTOR BROWN THOUGH.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? ANY ABSTENTIONS?

>> I ABSTAIN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S UNFORTUNATE -- >> I'M SORRY, CHAIRMAN, DO I NEED TO DECLARE?

>> YOU DON'T NEED TO BUT IF YOU WANT TO ELABORATE.

I BELIEVE YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE PAVILION BOARD.

>> I AM.

YES.

>> APPRECIATE THE ABSTENTION.

THIS IS AN AWESOME PROJECT.

IT'S AN UNFINISHED ITEMS THAT ARE KEEPING ME AROUND I THINK BECAUSE WE SPEND MANY YEARS TRYING TO GET TO THIS POINT.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, COVID SIDE LINED THIS PROJECT.

AGENDA ITEM 13.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A VIDEO CONFERENCING FOR RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

[13. Receive, consider and act upon funding for videoconferencing for the Residential Design Review Committee (RDRC) meetings;]

REVIEW COMMITTEE.

THIS IS EQUIPMENT AND EXPENSE FOR THE RDRC MEETINGS TO COMMENCE VIRTUALLY.

I WENT THROUGH THIS WHOLE THING AND THE ONLY QUESTION I HAVE IS CAN WE BUY LESS EXPENSIVE LAPTOPS OR GO TO IPADS WHICH MAY BE HALF OF THE COST OF WHAT IS BEING SUGGESTED HERE?

>> SO MR. CHAIRMAN.

IF I MAY.

I WOULD EVEN PREFER THAT HARDWARE ASIDE, WE REALLY JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE

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LICENSING ASPECT AND EVEN BYPASS EVEN GETTING THE HARDWARE OR EQUIPMENT AT ALL.

SO, I JUST THINK THAT AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I THINK THAT WE COULD, I SAY WE, I'M NOT ON THE RDRC.

THEY CAN MAKE DO WITH THE LICENSING AND THE QUORUM TO APPROVE APPLICATIONS AND SOMEBODY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO MEET AND DO THE MEETING ITSELF.

>> OKAY.

I THINK HENNIE IS AVAILABLE TO INTERVENE.

YOU WANT TO INTERVENE ON THE HARDWARE DISCUSSION?

>> GOOD EVENING MR. CHAIRMAN AND THE BOARD.

I HAD DIFFICULTY CONNECTING.

GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE.

THE INFORMATION THAT DIRECTOR BROWN SHARED IS THE LICENSING FOR THE STAFF TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM AND PROVIDE THE MEETINGS JUST AS YOU ARE IN YOUR MEETING RIGHT NOW.

THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE LAPTOPS WAS CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF VIDEO AND AUDIO AND WHETHER SOME PEOPLE COULD MEET AND SOME CANNOT.

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE UNIFORM SERVICES TO ALL, THAT'S WHERE THE DISCUSSION CAME IN ABOUT THE LAPTOPS.

CURRENTLY OUT OF THE DSC MEMBERS USE THEIR OWN COMPUTERS AND THE RDRC ARE ABLE TO USE THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT AND SOME DO NOT HAVE THAT EQUIPMENT.

>> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T HAVE THE VIABLE EQUIPMENT WAS TWO?

>> YEAH.

THERE WAS A VERY LIMITED NUMBER.

>> RATHER EXPEND ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THOSE WHO ARE SELF SUFFICIENT, WE SHOULD HAVE A BACKUP POOL OF DEVICES THAT CAN BE CHECKED OUT FOR THIS INTERIM AND CHECKED BACK IN WHEN IN-PERSON RESUMES.

THAT WOULD BE A MUCH LOWER DOLLAR AMOUNT.

I ALSO DON'T THINK WE NEED $1,500 LAPTOPS.

THIS ENTIRE BOARD IS OPERATING OFFER OF LESS THAN A THOUSAND DOLLARS IPADS.

I THINK MINE MIGHT HAVE BEEN $699 ON SALE AND TODAY APPLE GAVE MY $1.99 TO TRADE IN.

>> GORDY, YOU'RE WAY BEHIND THE CURVE.

COSTCO, $399 FOR AN IPAD.

MY THOUGHT IS WE PROBABLY COULD GET BY WITH A CHECK OUT FOR A DEVICE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE THE EQUIPMENT.

THESE ARE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AND IT IS TO SUPPORT WORK FOR OUR RESIDENTS, I DON'T THINK SO WE NEED WHOLESALE ACQUISITION FOR EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THAT'S NOT THE STATUS QUO, IRREGARDLESS OF IN PERSON OR NOTE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CRAFT THAT MESSAGE OR MOTION.

WE NEED TO GET THEM APPROVED FOR THE LICENSING AND EXPENSE TO SIMULCAST.

WE CAN APPROVE A NOMINAL AMOUNT OF FUNDS FOR EQUIPMENT.

ANYONE WANT TO SUGGEST A DOLLAR AMOUNT? I KNOW WILLIAM IS NOT HERE.

IT'S HIS BIRTHDAY WEEK.

>> I THINK HE'S ON THE LINE.

>> WILLIAM, DANG IT, I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET BY WITHOUT HIM CHIMING IN.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED TO ADEQUATELY PERFORM THE DUTIES FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME?

>> YOU'RE MUTED ALSO.

>> I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON WHAT QUALITY WE WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE FOR THEM.

THE ORIGINAL REQUEST WAS TO GIVE THEM THE SAME CAPABILITIES THAT THE DSC HAD WHEN WE WERE IN HOUSE.

WE COULD PROVIDE THEM IPADS IF THEY'RE JUST DOING ZOOM MEETINGS OR ANYWHERE SIMPLE AS CHROME BOOKS.

YOU KNOW THAT ARE USED IN SCHOOLS.

ANYWHERE ANY $200 TO LET'S SAY $700 FOR AN IPAD.

>> OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM SAYING WE BUY A COUPLE WHAT I WOULD CALL RESERVE IPADS THAT CAN BE CHECKED OUT BY RDRC MEMBERS FOR USE FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS AND CHECKED BACK IN WHEN THEY GO BACK TO IN-PERSON ENVIRONMENT TO PROVIDE THE TOWNSHIP WITH RESERVE IPADS.

TO ME THAT WOULD BE REASONABLE USE OF FUNDS.

WE'RE ALL ON IPAD STANDARDS HERE AS DIRECTORS HERE.

IS THERE ANY REASON WHY THE WAY THEIR MEETINGS ARE GOING TO INTERACT TO REQUIRE A PC VERSUS A TABLET?

>> DURING THE REMOTE VERSION, NO.

THE ONLY REASON WHY WE DID THE LAPTOPS WAS TO MIMIC WAS THE DSC MEMBERS DID

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WHEN THEY WERE IN HOUSE BECAUSE THEY MANIPULATE THE POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS.

BUT IN THIS -- IN THIS ITERATION, THEY'RE ONLY VIEWING THE POWER POINT SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING DURING THE MEETINGS.

>> MAY I MAKE A SUGGESTION? IS IT POSSIBLE JUST TO USE LET THEM CHECK OUT THE LAPTOPS THAT THE DSC ARE CURRENTLY NOT USING?

>> WELL THOSE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FOR STAFF TO WORK FROM HOME RIGHT NOW.

WE CURRENTLY DON'T HAVE, OUR SPARES ARE ALL DEPLETED.

>> WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE SPARE LAPTOPS OR IPADS.

>> WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND ALLOCATE THREE OR FOUR SPARE IPADS TO BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

THAT GIVES YOU TWO MORE THAN SAY THEY SAY NEED.

>> OKAY.

>> IS THAT FAIR?

>> YES, SIR.

>> ARE YOU ALSO GOING TO INCLUDE THE LICENSING REQUESTS THEY MADE FOR THE ZOOM LICENSES?

>> YEAH, WE HAVE TO HAVE THE ZOOM LICENSES FOR THEM TO ENGAGE THE MEETING IN THIS MATTER.

MAYBE DIRECTOR BROWN WILL MAKE THE MOTION SINCE THIS IS THE SIDE CAR OFF THE DSC.

>> I CAN DO THAT.

I GUESS WE WILL MAKE THE MOTION TO ALLOW STAFF TO PURCHASE THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF IPADS FOR THE RDRC AS WELL AS THE LICENSING SO THEY PLAY MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR DUTIES.

>> OKAY.

YOU MAY WANT TO BE MORE PRECISE.

IF YOU GO WITH THE REQUIRED AMOUNT, THE PRESENTATION HAD LIKE EVERYBODY GETTING ONE.

>> DO WE HAVE FOUR? SO FOUR IPADS.

I MEAN SO, LET'S TAKE A PAUSE FOR THE MOTION FOR A SECOND SO I CAN THINK THIS THROUGH WILLIAM.

IS THAT, YOU KNOW, AS THE PROCESS GOES, ALL OF THE RDRCS ACTUALLY, WHO PARTICIPATE, HENNIE, YOU MAY HAVE TO CHIME IN.

THE ALL RDRCS HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN GETTING BACK TO WORK FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO, THAT GOING TO BE ENOUGH FOR ALL THE RDRCS TO PARTICIPATE? IF I SAID FOUR?

>> IF YOU ACTUALLY BASE IT ON THE REPORT, WHERE WE ASKED THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO IS ABLE AND NOT ABLE, I BELIEVE FOUR SHOULD SUFFICE AND THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE NEEDS.

>> THANKS.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> YES, SIR.

COULD I SUGGEST AN APPROPRIATION OF $5,000.

>> THERE YOU GO.

>> IN YOUR MOTION.

>> IT'S GOING TO BE DIRECTOR BROWN'S MOTION BUT HE IS HAPPY.

>> I WILL AMEND THE MOTION, THANK YOU DON.

I MOVE MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE UP TO $5,000 FOR THE APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT AND LICENSING, WELL, APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT FOR THE RDRCS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR DUTIES AS WELL AS THE LICENSING.

>> I SECOND.

>> WE GOT A MOTION AND SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS? THAT WILL CARRY.

WILLIAM.

WE GOT MORE EQUIPMENT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ENJOY YOUR VACATION.

I KNOW YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

WE WILL MOVE ON TO AGENDA ITEM 14.

[14. Receive, consider and act upon a summary of the Budget Task Force's review of the 2020 and 2021 budgets;]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE SUMMARY REVIEW FOR 2020-2021 BUDGET.

I THINK MONIQUE AS THE INFORMATION.

>> THANK YOU AND GOOD EVENING.

THE MEMBERS OF THE MEMBER TASK FORCE HAVE BEEN MEETING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS AND HAVE REQUESTED I PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH A HIGH LEVEL OVER VIEW OF THE WORK OF THE TASK FORCE PRIOR TO NEXT WEEK'S BUDGET PRESENTATION ON JULY 30TH AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK, THE BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETINGS WILL BE HELD.

THIS IS NOT A BUDGET PRESENTATION.

THE PURPOSE TONIGHT IS NOT REALLY TO GIVE A BUDGET OVER VIEW BUT JUST TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE WORK OF THE BUDGET TASK FORCE.

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THE BUDGET TASK FORCE WAS CREATED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN RESPONSE TO THE

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PANDEMIC AND THE PURPOSE WAS TO REVIEW THE 2020 BUDGET AND 2021 DRAFT BUDGET PRIOR TO THE REVIEW.

THE BUDGET TASK FORCE NUMBERS ARE DIRECTOR BRUCE REISER AS THE CHAIRMAN.

DIRECTOR JOHN ANTHONY BROWN AND DIRECTOR BOB MILNER.

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THE BUDGET TASK FORCE HAS MET FOUR TIMES IN TOTAL ABOUT EIGHT HOURS OF REVIEW.

THAT'S EQUIVALENT TO ABOUT 2 BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETINGS THEY HAVE ALREADY PUT IN THE REVIEW.

REVIEWED THE 2020 FORECAST, THE 2041 BASE BUDGET AND A CURSORY REVIEW OF THE BUDGET INITIATIVES.

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I'M GOING TO START OFF WITH ONE OF THE MAIN PRIMARY THINGS THAT THE TASK FORCE HAS BEEN MONITORING ALONG WITH STAFF.

WHICH IS RELATED TO 2020 AND OUR HOTEL TAX REVENUES AND SALES TAX REVENUES.

THIS IS THE LATEST HOTEL TAX INFORMATION THE JUNE REPORT.

I HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THERE FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS WHICH REALLY ARE THE MONTHS WHERE WE STARTED TO SEE THE IMPACTS OF THE PANDEMIC WHAT HAS HAPPENED THERE.

AS YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN THE MAY REPORT AND JUNE WAS VERY SIMILAR.

HARDLY ANY OF THE HOTELS WERE OPEN AND JUST LIMITED STARTING GETTING BACK OPEN IN MAY.

WHICH IS WHAT THE JUNE ACTIVITY REFERS TO.

SO, A LOSS OF ABOUT 95% OF COMPARED TO BUDGET FOR THOSE MONTHS AND YEAR TO DATE, WE ARE ABOUT 50% BELOW BUDGET FOR HOTEL TAX REVENUES.

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THIS IS A VERY, VERY BUSY SLIDE THAT I WILL JUST HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANT PARTS OF IT.

THIS IS ON A ONE PAGE SORT OF OUR PLAN FOR MONITORING OUR HOTEL TAXES AND THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS WE WOULD HAVE FOR ADDRESSING ANY REVENUE SHORT FALLS.

SO RIGHT NOW, THE VISIT THE WOODLANDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS FOR THE FORECAST IS ESTIMATING A 40% LOSS IN HOTEL TAX REVENUES.

AND THAT IS WHAT THEY DIRECTED THAT WE INCLUDE IN THE 2020 FORECAST FOR THE BUDGET.

SO THAT'S WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE REFLECTED NEXT WEEK FOR 2020.

WHAT THAT MEANS, THE TOP SECTION OF THIS CHART RELATES TO THE HOTEL TAX THAT IS 7% BASE.

THIS IS PART THAT IMPACTS THE TOWNSHIP THE MOST AND THE ITEMS THAT YOU SEE THERE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW IS AFTER WE MEET DEBT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS, THIS IS THE AMOUNT REMAINING FROM OUR BASE 7% HOTEL TAX AND THUS THAT IS THE AMOUNT THAT IS AVAILABLE UNDER EACH OF THOSE LOSS SCENARIOS TO ASSIST WITH THE FUNDING FOR VISIT THE WOODLANDS.

SO YOU CAN SEE THERE THE AMOUNT DOES GO DOWN AS YOU GO FROM 40% LOSS TO 50 TO 60.

IT'S NOT UNTIL WE GET TO 70% LOSS THAT WE RUN INTO AN ISSUE FOR THE TOWNSHIP IN THAT AT 70%, WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE FUNDING FOR OUR DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS BUT WE DO HAVE A HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX RESERVE WITH A BALANCE OF ABOUT $850,000.

SO WE WOULD UTILIZE THAT TAX RESERVE TO MAKE THE DEBIT SERVICE PAYMENT.

THAT'S ONLY IF WE REACH TO A 70% LOSS.

THE SECOND PART OF THE CHART HAS TO DO WITH THE SUPPLEMENTAL 2% HOTEL TAX

>> THE ITEM IN LIGHT YELLOW SHOWS THE VISIT THE WOODLANDS STAFF AND BOARD HAS BEEN PROACTIVE IN THIS AND HAS REDUCED THEIR OPERATING EXPENSES SIGNIFICANTLY IN LINE WITH WHAT THEY'RE EXPECTING IN TERMS OF THE LOSS OF REVENUE.

AFTER TAKING THAT INTO ACT.

YOU CAN SEE THE SECTION HIGHLIGHTED IN BRIGHT YELLOW.

THAT'S HOW MUCH THEY NEED FROM THE TOWNSHIP.

UNDER THE 40% LOSS OUT OF THE $1.7 MILLION THAT THE TOWNSHIP WOULD HAVE REMAINING, VISIT THE WOODLANDS BOARD WOULD NEED ABOUT 771 AND THEN IN 50% LOSS AND 60% LOSS, THEY WOULD REQUIRE EVERYTHING THAT IS REMAINING IN THE BASE HOTEL TAX.

AFTER THAT POINT IN TIME, AND WHAT SORT OF HIGHLIGHTED IN THE PINK BOX, THEY WOULD HAVE TO START USING THEIR UNDESIGNATE -- THEIR FUND BALANCE IN ORDER TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

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AND THEN THE VERY, VERY BOTTOM OF THE PAGE SHOWS THE IMPACT OF ALL OF THIS ON THE TOWNSHIP.

SO WHAT WE HAD PROJECTED IN THE BUDGET FOR OUR EXCESS HOTEL TAX RESERVE WHICH THE BOARD SET ASIDE FOR POSSIBLE DEBIT SERVICE ON A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WE HAD ORIGINALLY PROJECTED WE WOULD HAVE $3.5 MILLION.

THIS SHOWS WHAT THE IMPACT THE LOST HOTEL TAX REVENUES ARE HAVING ON THE FUND.

AT A 40% LOSS WE WOULD ONLY HAVE $1.7 MILLION IN THERE.

>> SO IN REALITY, IF YOU GET DOWN TO THE 40% PROJECTED LOSS WILL NOT IMPACT OUR TAXPAYERS AS THOUGH THE REDUCTION IN EXPENDITURES AND THE REMAINING FUNDS PAST DEBT SERVICE AT THAT LEVEL, THERE'S STILL SUFFICIENT HOTEL TAX TO FUND THE REDUCED BUILDING AND THE VISIT WOODLANDS TEAM AND STILL HAVE POTENTIALLY LEFT OVER FUNDS FOR RESERVES.

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT'S THE TRUE OF THE 40, 50, AND 60% LOSS SCENARIOS.

JUST A DIFFERENT DEGREES.

>> WHICH WE HAVE TO PRAISE THE VISIT THE WOODLANDS TEAM FOR TURNING ON A DIME AND SPARING EVERY DIME TO GET US IN A POSITION TO WHERE THE DRAMATIC REDUCTION IN REVENUE ISN'T GOING TO HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT TO THE RESIDENTS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THEY WERE VERY PROACTIVE RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS AND THAT'S REFLECTED IN ALL OF THESE NUMBERS AND IN THE BUDGET, YES, SIR.

>> ALL RIGHT.

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SO ANOTHER DISCUSSION THAT THE VISIT THE WOODLANDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAD IS BASED ON THAT FORECAST FOR 2020 AND THE 40% LOSS IN REVENUE LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021, WHAT TYPE OF BUDGET EXCEPTION WE WANTED TO USE FOR GROWTH.

THIS ASSUMES A PRETTY HEALTHY TURN AROUND AND COMING OUT OF THE PANDEMIC, THE IMPACTS FROM THE PANDEMIC SO FOR PLANNING PURPOSES AT LEAST RIGHT NOW, THEY HAVE PLANNED A 2021 BUDGET REVENUES THAT EQUALS ABOUT 85% OF THE 2020 BUDGET.

SO THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE REFLECTED NEXT WEEK IN THE BUDGET PLAN.

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SO I'M GOING TO MOVE ON TO SALES TAX NOW.

THIS IS THE JULY REPORT.

THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION WE HAD.

SO LAST MONTH WE REPORTED FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE WE HAD ABOUT A 26% DROP IN REVENUES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

IN JULY WE SAW SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT BUT STILL ABOUT 23% OFF OF BUDGET.

BUT ON A YEAR TO DATE BASIS, BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH A STRONG BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, ON A YEAR TO DATE BASIS WE'RE ONLY OFF BY 5.6 %.

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SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE BUDGET TASK FORCE LOOKED AT IS BASED ON WHERE WE ARE NOW, WHAT WOULD BE A REASONABLE FORECAST FOR 2020? SO LOOKING, THE PART THAT IS SHADED IN THE BLUE OR THE GRAY IS ARE ACTUAL NUMBERS.

THE PART SHADED IN YELLOW ASSUMES FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR WE WOULD CONTINUE WITH A 25% MONTHLY LOSS.

IF THAT WAS AND THIS IS NOT THE SCENARIO THAT THE TASK FORCE SELECTED BUT AN OPTION THEY LOOKED AT.

WE WOULD END THE YEAR WITH A 13.5 % OFF BUDGET LEVELS.

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THIS IS THE SCENARIO THAT THE TASK FORCE SELECTED IS INSTEAD OF 25% OFF OF THE REST OF THE YEAR CONTINUING WITH A 20% LOSS FOR MOST OF THE REST OF THE YEAR.

AND THAT WOULD GET US TO 11.2 % OFF OF BUDGET LEVELS FOR 2020.

AND AGAIN THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO BE REFLECTED IN THE FORECAST THAT YOU SEE NEXT WEEK.

THESE ASSUMPTIONS CAN BE CHANGED WHEN IT GETS TO THE FULL TASK FORCE.

>> MONIQUE.

WHILE YOU HAVE THIS SLIDE UP >> THE JULY NUMBERS THAT CAME IN, THOSE ARE REFLECTIVE OF ACTIVITIES IN MAY.

>> YES.

THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

>> SALES IS ON A MAY NUMBER.

>> WE WERE ALMOST ON LOCK DOWN MID MAY.

>> CORRECT.

I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY SOFTENED THE IMPACT AND CHOSE THIS VERSUS THE PRIOR SLIDE.

IT WOULD HAVE MADE MORE SENSE IF WE HAVE A FULL OPEN MONTH OF DATA.

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>> RIGHT.

>> OKAY.

AND THEN NEXT SLIDE.

THE TASK FORCE LOOKED AT A MORE AGGRESSIVE COME BACK.

THE TASK FORCE FELT THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT TOO AGGRESSIVE.

WANTED TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE IN THEIR ESTIMATES AND THAT'S WHY THEY WENT WITH THE PREVIOUS SLIDE.

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SO AGAIN, SUPER BUSY SLIDE BUT I WILL POINT OUT THE IMPORTANT THINGS.

THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN BEFORE.

THIS IS THE PLAN THAT THE TACK FORCE CAME UP WITH AND THE BOARD APPROVED FOR OUR LOSS SCENARIOS FOR THE YEAR.

SO WHAT I HAVE HIGHLIGHTED HERE IN THE RED COLUMN IS THE 11.2 % REVENUE LOSS.

THAT THIS IS THE ONE THAT THE BUDGET TASK FORCE HAS SUGGESTED.

FOR THE 2020 FORECAST AND THE IMPORTANT THING TO SEE HERE IS NOT ONLY WITH THE 11.2 % LOSS BUT EVEN IF IT ENDS UP BEING WORSE AT 15% LOSS, THAT SQUARE BOX IN RED SHOWS WE ARE BARELY TAPPING INTO RESERVES IF WE EVEN GET TO A 15% LOSS.

AT 11.2 % LOSS, WE WOULDN'T TAP INTO RESERVES AND THAT'S BECAUSE SIMILAR TO THE VISIT THE WOODLANDS BOARD, THIS BOARD EARLY ON DIRECTED STAFF TO START LOOKING AT WAYS TO CUT BACK TO EXPENSES AND WE HAVE DONE THAT.

WE DEFERRED CAPITAL PROJECTS AND UTILIZING REVENUES FROM THE ABATEMENT PROJECT.

YOU TAKE ALL THOSE THINGS IN CONSIDERATION, WE WILL BE ABLE TO FUND AN 11.2 % LOSS OR 15% LOSS WITHOUT IMPACTING OUR RESERVES.

>> OKAY.

>> OKAY.

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>> THE TASK FORCE LOOKED AT AN 11.2 % LOSS.

WHAT WOULD WE LOOK AT IN TERMS OF A 2021 BUDGET PROJECTION FOR SALES TAX REVENUE? SIMILAR TO WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT WITH HOTEL TAX, WE DID ASSUME THAT WE WILL REBOUND IN 2021 FROM THIS PANDEMIC.

AND BASED ON THAT ASSUMPTION, THEY WENT WITH THE TASK FORCE IS SUGGESTING THAT WE WOULD GO WITH A 100% OF THE 2020 BUDGET NUMBER SO ACTUALLY IN 2019, IF YOU LOOK, WE WERE ACTUALLY HIGHER.

WE ENDED UP HIGHER THAN WHAT WE BUDGETED FOR 2020.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GO AS HIGH AS 2019 AND THOUGHT A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD APPROACH GOING WITH THE 2020 BUDGET AND ASSUMING NO INCREASE WITH THE REVENUE.

THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE REFLECTED IN THE BUDGET PRESENTATION NEXT WEEK.

AGAIN, IF WE, WE CAN LOOK AT CHANGING THOSE ASSUMPTIONS OR BASED ON IF WE GET ADDITIONAL DATA, PRIOR TO ADOPTING THE BUDGET, WE CAN ALSO MADE THAT ADJUSTMENT.

THIS IS WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

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AND SO WE TALKED ABOUT HOTEL TAX AND SALES TAX AND SO PROPERTY TAX REVENUE.

RIGHT NOW WE JUST HAVE IT BASICALLY FLAT FROM WHERE WE ARE WITH THE FORECAST.

AND THIS IS PRIMARILY BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T HAVE, WE DON'T HAVE CERTIFIED INFORMATION YET.

WE HAVE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION AND MADE ADJUSTMENTS.

THE CERTIFIED ROLES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MOST LIKELY THE DAY YOU START YOUR BUDGET YOUR WORKSHOP MEETING ON AUGUST 3RD.

IT'S POSSIBLE WE'LL GET THEM NEXT WEEK.

BUT, IT MAY BE AS LATE AS THE THIRD BEFORE WE DO IT.

THE PROPERTY TAX NUMBERS WILL HAVE TO BE REVISED AS WE GET THAT CERTIFIED INFORMATION.

BUT WHAT THE BUDGET TASK FORCE DID DO IS RECOGNIZE COLLECTIONS MAYBE UNFAVORABLY COLLECTED.

IT EQUALS ABOUT $900,000.

>> MONIQUE, ON THE PRELIMINARY DATA WE GOT.

DOES IT GIVE US ANY EFFECTIVE TAX RATE OR INDICATION?

>> NO, SIR.

NOT AT ALL.

THEY DON'T GIVE US THE INFORMATION TO BE ABLE TO BREAK THAT OUT.

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SO WHAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT IN THE ASSUMPTIONS IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY.

THAT'S SOMETHING THE BUDGET TASK FORCE SPENT TIME TALKING ABOUT AND SAYING EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THESE ASSUMPTIONS, WE KNOW THAT WE, THAT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC AND THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY GOING FORWARD TO WHAT IT WOULD BE AND SO HOW ARE WE GOING TO DEVELOP THE 2021 BUDGET IN LIGHT OF THAT UNCERTAINTY? AND ALL THIS SLIDE IS SHOWING.

THIS JUST CAME OUT FROM THE TEXAS COMPTROLLER JUST THIS PAST MONDAY.

I'M NOT GOING TO READ THROUGH THIS.

WE'RE RECOGNIZING IT ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT ARE RECOGNIZING TOO THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL RISKS TO THE FORECAST ON THE UP SIDE AND DOWN SIDE.

IF WE COME OUT BETTER, WE WILL PROBABLY EXCEED OUR REVENUE ASSUMPTIONS.

IF WE DON'T COME OUT AS QUICKLY, WE WILL PROBABLY NOT ACHIEVE OUR REVENUE ASSUMPTIONS.

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IN LIGHT OF THAT UNCERTAINTY, WHAT THE BUDGET TASK FORCE WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON WAS HAVING A LOT OF FLEXIBILITY BUILT INTO THE BUDGET KNOWING THAT UNLIKE IN PREVIOUS YEARS WHERE WE COULD AT LEAST GET CLOSE, BE REASONABLY COMFORTABLE.

WITH THE UNCERTAINTY, THEY STILL WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WOULD MAINTAIN FINANCIAL STABILITY AND WE WOULD HAVE OUR CONTINUATION OF HIGH-LEVEL SERVICES AND ONE OF THE REASONS THEY TALKED ABOUT THAT IS BECAUSE THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 WHILE THEY MAYBE HARSH IN SOME CASES, THEY ARE TEMPORARY.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE TOWNSHIP IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, HAS AN EXCELLENT ECONOMIC BASE AS WELL AS THE REGION IN ORDER TO BOUNCE BACK QUICKLY ONCE WE GET PAST THIS.

SO THEY DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE DRASTIC CUTS TO THE BUDGET AND HAVE MORE PERMANENT FIXES TO THE BUDGET IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH A TEMPORARY PROBLEM.

AGAIN THAT'S WHERE THE FLEXIBILITY COMES IN AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT MORE IN THE BUDGET PRESENTATIONS NEXT WEEK AND THE WEEK AFTER.

>> SO TAKING ALL THAT INTO ACT.

THE TASK FORCE LOOKED AT ALL COMPONENTS KNOWING OUR SALES TAX AND HOTEL TAX WERE NEGATIVE.

HOW DID THAT PLAY OUT FOR OUR SERVICES AND WHAT OUR EXPENSES WOULD BE.

WHAT THAT MEANT FOR OUR RESERVES AND IN TERMS OF OUR DEBT MANAGEMENT PLAN AND HOW TO PUT THE COMPONENTS TOGETHER IN ORDE TO ACHIEVE A BALANCED BUDGET.

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SO THIS IS JUST A PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL SEE NEXT WEEK.

ALL OF THE WORK OF THE BUDGET TASK FORCE.

WE HAVE FLAT SALES TAX REVENUE GROWTH.

THEY BUILT IN CONSERVATIVE UNCOLLECTIBLE ASSUMPTION FOR PROPERTY TAX ALLOWANCE.

WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT IT TONIGHT.

WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT FURTHER.

THE ONE RIGHT SOURCE IS THAT WE DO HAVE CARES ACT FUNDING FOR OUR TRANSIT PROGRAMS AT $7.4 MILLION IN TOTAL AND WE WILL USE THOSE IN 2020 AND 2021 TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.

YOU WILL SEE A 5% DECREASE IN CONSOLIDATED EXPENDITURES >> THE DELVE OF LOWER PRIORITY CAPITAL PROJECTS.

NO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES AND MAINTAIN CURRENT SERVICE LEVELS.

WE CONTINUE TO HAVE STRONG RESERVE BALANCES FULLY FUNDED IN 2020 AND 2021.

AND WE CONTINUE TO HAVE A LOW DEBT BALANCE.

TAKING ALL OF THOSE COMPONENTS INTO CONSIDERATION, WHAT THE TASK FORCE WILL BE GAVE US GUIDANCE AND WHAT YOU WILL SEE NEXT WEEK IS A BALANCED BUDGET THAT PROVIDES THAT FINANCIAL STABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY TO MANAGE THESE UNCERTAINLY TIMES BUT TEMPORARY IMPACTS AND HIGH LEVEL SERVICES TO COMMUNITY.

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AND SO WITH THE NEXT STEPS.

JULY 30TH WILL BE THE BOARD MEETING WITH THE OVER VIEW OF THE BASE BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED.

YOUR BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETINGS BEING SCHEDULED FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 3RD THROUGH SEVENTH.

AUGUST 3RD IS THE LATEST TO RECEIVE THE IDENTIFIED TAX ROLL, IN TALKING WITH TAMMY MCGRAY.

SHE PLANS TO HAVE IT TO US LATE NEXT WEEK.

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MAYBE IN TIME FOR THE JULY 30TH MEETING WHERE I CAN PRESENT THAT INFORMATION.

WE WILL HAVE TO SEE.

NO MATTER WHAT, WE WILL HAVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS.

RIGHT NOW THE WHAT TAMMY IS SAYING, THE LATEST DATE WITH THE EFFECTIVE RATE AND VOTER APPROVAL RATE WOULD BE AUGUST 5TH.

THAT'S GOING TO BE WEDNESDAY OF YOUR BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETINGS.

SHE IS GOING TO TRY VERY HARD TO GET US THAT INFORMATION PRIOR TO THAT DATE.

SHE UNDERSTANDS THE TIMING OF IT BUT THEY HAVE WITH THE NEW LEGISLATION HAVE CERTAINLY STEPS AND REQUIREMENTS THAT I HAVE T GO THROUGH AND SO THEY'RE, THIS IS THE TIMING WE HAVE COME UP WITH FOR RIGHT NOW.

ON ONE OF LAST DAYS OF THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS.

THE BOARD WILL VOTE ON A PROPOSED TAX RATE.

THE PROPOSED TAX RATE DETERMINED WHAT TYPES OF NOTICES AND WHETHER A PUBLIC HEARING IS REQUIRED.

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SO, ON AUGUST 17TH, WHAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR CALENDARS, IF THE PROPOSED RATE EXCEEDS THE VOTER APPROVAL RATE OR THE ROLL BACK RATE, THEN AUGUST 17TH, THAT'S WHEN WE VALID TO HAVE A BALLOT INITIATIVE BEFORE THE TAXPAYERS TO APPROVE THAT RATE AND THE LAST DATE THAT WE CAN TURN SOMETHING INTO THE SECRETARY OF STATE IN ORDER TO GET IT ON THE BALLOT IS AUGUST 17TH.

THAT IS WHY WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A MEETING THAT SOON.

IF THE PROPOSED RATE IS, DOES NOT EXCEED THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE OR ROLL BACK RATE.

FOR US THIS COULD MEAN MOST LIKELY IN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AGREED ON A PROPOSED RATE THAT WAS EQUAL TO THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE, THEN YOU COULD ADOPT THE BUDGET AND TAX RATE AT YOUR AUGUST 20TH MEETING AND NO PUBLIC HEARING WOULD BE REQUIRED.

IF THE PROPOSED RATE IS ABOVE THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE BUT LOWER THAN THE ROLL BACK RATE, WHICH SO MEANING, FOR EXAMPLE, IF TH RATE WAS MAINTAINED AT THE CURRENT RATE.

THEN YOU WOULD, ONE PUBLIC HEARING WOULD BE REQUIRED AND WE WOULD DO THAT ON AUGUST 26TH AT 5 O'CLOCK AND THEN YOU WOULD ADOPT THE BUDGET AND TAX RATE AT YOUR REGULAR BOARD MEETING AT 6 O'CLOCK ON THIS SAME DAY.

THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I WILL BE GLAD TO TAKE QUESTIONS.

>> MONIQUE.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

WILL THE ROLL BACK RATE ACTUALLY BE REFLECTIVE OF THE 3.5 % CAP OR 8.5 CAP NORMALLY.

>> IT'S EIGHT % AND WILL BE REFLECTIVE OF THE EIGHT %.

>> I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE CASE BECAUSE OF THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION OF THE GOVERNOR.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S THE ONLY QUESTION I HAD.

>> DIRECTOR SNYDER, YOU'RE MUTED RIGHT NOW.

>> THANK YOU.

I SEEM TO NOW AM I GOOD?

>> YOU'RE GOOD.

>> OKAY.

MY QUESTION IS, YOU ASKED EACH OF US ON BEHALF OF THE BUDGET TASK FORCE TO SEND OUR BUDGET INITIATIVES, WHAT WE WANTED INCLUDED.

WILL WE RECEIVE THE BUDGET INITIATIVES MONIQUE THAT THE DIFFERENT BOARD MEMBERS SENT TO YOU I BELIEVE BEGINNING OF THE SUMMER OR PERHAPS MAY.

I KNOW I SENT SEVERAL AND I DON'T KNOW IF OTHER BOARD MEMBERS DID OR NOT.

WILL WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS SUBMITTED?

>> YES, MA'AM, YOU WILL, ALL THE BUDGET INITIATIVES, EVERYTHING SINGLE ONE THAT WAS SUBMITTED WILL BE DISTRIBUTED WITH YOUR BUDGET BOOKS NEXT WEEK.

WE'RE PLANNING TO DELIVER THE BUDGET BINDERS NEXT TUESDAY.

AND THERE WILL ALSO EITHER INCLUDE IN THE BUDGET BINDER OR A SEPARATE BINDER WILL BE ALL OF THE BUDGET INITIATIVES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I WILL ADD ON THAT ONE, WE HAD THE BUDGET INITIATIVES THAT WE REFERRED FROM BOARD MEMBERS.

WE HAD BUDGET INITIATIVES WE RECEIVED FROM STAFF.

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THEY WERE A NUMBER OF THINGS WE DID NOT RECOMMEND BE APPROVED IN THE BASE BUDGET.

THE BOARD ALWAYS TOOK UP THOSE ISSUES UP.

PERSONNEL AND THOSE THINGS.

THAT WOULD BE IN THE BUDGET INITIATIVES.

WE ALSO RECEIVED BUDGET INITIATIVES FROM THE BUDGET ASSOCIATIONS AND FROM AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

THOUGH WILL BE ON THE BUDGET INITIATIVES ALSO.

SO YOU HAVE QUITE A NUMBER COMING TO YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> DO WE HAVE SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AGENDA ITEM 15.

SOME OF THE DATA ELEMENTS REPEAT BUT EAGER TO SEE WHAT YOU'VE GOT HERE.

[15. Receive, consider and act upon the financial report;]

>> OKAY.

>> YES.

WE JUST WENT OVER THE SALES TAX AND HOTEL REPORT.

THE ONLY THING I WILL DISCUSS TONIGHT WITH THE FINANCIAL REPORT IS THE GENERAL FUND.

SO LOOKING HERE IN TERMS OF REVENUES ON A YEAR TO DATE BASIS, THE BUDGET FOR REVENUES WAS $76.8 MILLION.

ACTUAL REVENUES TOTALED $75.5 MILLION.

SO THAT IS AN UNFAVORABLE REVENUE OF $1.3 MILLION.

MOST IS IN THE 1.3 IS IN PROGRAM REVENUES.

WE HAVE AN UNFAVORABLE VARIANCE OF 1.9 MILLIONS AND THAT COVERS PARKS AND RECREATION REVENUES.

AND ALSO IN THE GENERAL FUND IT WILL BE THE PARKS AND AQUATICS >> THE RECREATION AND AQUATICS REVENUE.

THAT'S WHY THAT IS UNFAVORABLE.

ALSO UNFAVORABLE VARIANCE OF $710,000 IN SALES TAX REVENUE AND OFF SET BY $2 MILLION VARIANCE IN PROPERTY TAX IN THE TERMINATION OF THE ABATEMENT AGREEMENT AND THE FUNDS WE RECEIVED THERE.

IN TERMS OF EXPENSES, WHICH IS ON THE NEXT PAGE PLEASE, TOTAL EXPENDITURES, YEAR TO DATE BUDGET ARE 48.2.

ACTUAL ARE $42.5 MILLION.

THAT IS A $5.7 MILLION FAVORABLE EXPENSE VARIANCE.

YOU SEE AND OF THE SAVINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WHERE WE EARLY ON STARTED CUTTING BACK ON EXPENSES AS SOON AS THE PANDEMIC HIT.

AND SO THAT IS A FAIRLY SIZEABLE VARIANCE FOR ONLY BEING HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR.

THOSE ARE PRIMARY IN PARKS AND RECREATION.

WE HAVE A 2.2 FAVORABLE VARIANCE BECAUSE REVENUES WEREN'T COMING IN.

PARKS AND RECREATION BACKED OFF TO THE EXPENSES.

>> FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS A 1.4 FAVORABLE VARIANCE AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE EACH AT $600,000.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

I WILL BE GLAD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MONIQUE?

>> OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB IN TRYING TIMES.

SO APPRECIATE THE BUDGET TASK FORCE AND GETTING AHEAD OF OUR CURRENT YEAR BUDGET AND 2021 PLAN.

VERY PERSONALITY WORK, GOOD ANALYSIS.

VERY LEVEL HEADED WAY TO APPROACH THINGS.

SO, I THINK THE MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE WE'RE GOING TO BE VERY STABLE IN A VERY UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT.

AND THAT'S A CREDIT TO THE STAFF AND THE BOARD MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT FOR PUTTING US IN THIS POSITION.

>> AMEN.

>> OKAY.

MOVE TO ACCEPT THE REPORT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> WE HAVE THAT REPORT APPROVED.

THANK YOU MONIQUE.

[16. Receive, consider and act upon calling Directors Election to be held on November 3, 2020 and determining procedure of giving notice of same (with Supplemental Agenda for Adoption of Order Calling Elections);]

>> THANK YOU.

>> AND WE WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM 15.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON DIRECTOR'S ELECTIONS TO BE HELD TO NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020, AND DETERMINE PROCESS AND GIVING NOTICE.

WE WILL HAVE KAREN PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU.

EARLIER THIS EVENING, THE BOARD WAS SENT THE DRAFT ORDER ON THE ELECTION.

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THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR ENABLING LEGISLATION AND THE ELECTION CODE.

THE TOWNSHIP IS REQUIRED TO ADOPT AN ORDER CALLING THE ELECTION ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 17TH AND SPECIFY THE NOTICE IN WHICH THE ELECTION WILL BE GIVEN.

SCHWARTZ PAGE AND HARDING ARE OUR REPRESENTATIVES.

THERE IS CERTAIN INFORMATION NOT INCLUDED PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE POLLING SITES.

EARLIER YOU APPROVED TO HAVE JOINT ELECTIONS FOR HARRIS COUNTY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY WITH RESIDENTS WHO LIVE WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE ELECTIONS AND ONE THING THAT IS DIFFERENT ON THIS ONE THAN PREVIOUS ELECTIONS, THE BOARD IS REQUIRED TO APPOINT AN ELECTION AGENT NORMALLY WE HAVE THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER DESIGNATED TO SERVE IN THAT POSITION.

BECAUSE WE WILL BE TRANSITIONING DURING THE ELECTION PERIOD, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU APPOINT ME TO SERVE IN THAT ROLE AND THAT THE APPOINTMENT IS MADE ALSO AS PART OF THIS ELECTION ORDER.

AND SO WHAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY IS TO ADOPT THE FORM OF ORDER CALLING THE ELECTION WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH PAST PRESIDENCY SPECIFIES THE NOTICE THAT THE ELECTION WILL BE GIVEN BY POSTING AND DESIGNATES THE TOWNSHIP SECRETARY ASSISTANCE TO THE PRESIDENT AS THE TOWNSHIP' ELECTION AGENT.

>> DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO THAT AFFECT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? KAREN.

YOU ARE OUR TOWNSHIP ELECTION AGENT.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DON, YOU FINALLY GET TO RETIRE FROM ONE OF YOUR DUTIES.

WE DO NOT HAVE CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT.

SO WE DO NOT HAVE AGENDA ITEM 16 OR 18.

[19. Consideration of items to be placed on the agenda for next month's meeting;]

WE GO TO 19 FOR ANY ITEMS NEAR NEXT MONTH'S BOARD MEETING.

>> I DO HAVE ONE CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

I KNOW LAST MEETING YOU DEFERRED THE BOARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

CAN WE HAVE THAT AS AN AGENDA ITEM IN AUGUST?

>> WE CAN.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER ITEMS?

>> YEAH.

GORDY, I ALREADY INSTRUCTED STAFF TO BRING THAT ITEM, RELATING TO THE COMPLAINT ABOUT NORTH SHORE PARK AND KEEPING THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS OPEN UNTIL 11 O'CLOCK.

SO THAT WILL BE ON THE NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA AS WELL.

>> OKAY.

AND ANY MORE? IF NOT, YOU CAN SUBMIT THROUGH STAFF.

>> GO TO BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

[20. Board announcements; and]

>> I DO HAVE ONE BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT.

THAT'S MORE OF A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE DO HAVE A TROPICAL EVENT OCCURRING IN THE GULF AT THIS MOMENT.

AND THAT CAN IMPACT OUR REGION.

WE ALSO DO HAVE A TROPICAL STORM GONZALO THAT IS PROJECTED TO ENTER INTO THE GULF BEFORE THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

I ASK BOARD MEMBERS KEEP THEIR IPADS AND E-MAILS MONITORED IF SOMETHING RAPIDLY DEVELOPS, WE MAY HAVE A NEED FOR A EMERGENC BOARD MEETING.

OF COURSE WE DO HAVE A LOT OF BUDGET MEETINGS ALREADY AGENDAED.

IF WE TRY TO GET INTO ANYTHING ON THOSE POSTED MEETINGS, WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL MEETING.

TO THE PUBLIC.

NOW IS TIME TO DO YOUR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS NEAR YOUR HOUSEHOLDS AND BUSINESS AND KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER.

>> ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS?

>> I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT.

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> LOWER MY HAND.

THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN.

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AND THAT IS THAT IT IS AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO SERVE ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS AND I THINK IT'S MY DUTY TO COMPLETE MY TERM.

SO I'M ANNOUNCING THAT I AM NOT RESIGNING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS THAT.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE BOARD AND STRIVING TO KEEP THE WOODLANDS THE WONDERFUL HOME TOWN IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU.

>> ANY ADDITIONAL BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS?

>> IF THERE ARE NONE, OUR FAVORITE AGENDA ITEM IS DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO

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ADJOURN.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE OF ADJOURNMENT SAY AYE.

>> AYE.



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