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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

[2. Call meeting to order;]

WE WILL START WITH AN INNOVATION, FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR OF THE WOODLANDS

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

IN HIS SPARE TIME HE ENJOYS SPORTS OF ALL KINDS.

HISTORY, TRAVELING, WALKING WITH HIS WIFE NANCY SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH HIS THREE DAUGHTERS AND HE IS DEVOTED TO HIS CHURCH FAMILY AND PART TO BE PART OF THE WOODLANDS FIRST.

DR. WEBB, PLEASE LEAD US IN PRAYER.

YOU MAY HAVE TO UNMUTE, DR. WEBB.

>> OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

GREAT.

THANKS.

PRAY WITH ME, PLEASE.

FATHER WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US TO LIVE IN.

THE SPECIAL PLACE THAT IT IS.

WE KNOW IT'S SPECIAL BECAUSE OF THE INFLUENCE AND THE EFFORT THAT PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN TO MAKE IT SO.

SO FATHER, I PRAY TONIGHT THAT YOU WOULD B WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THAT YOU WOULD GIVE THEM WIS DECISIONS THEY MAKE.

I ALSO THANK YOU FOR THEM AND THE TIME AND THE EFFORT THEY GIVE.

I PRAY YOUR BLESSINGS ON THEM, THAT YOU WO THEM SAFE AND THAT YOU WOULD BLESS THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL AND KEEP THEIR FA SO THEY CAN CONCENTRATE AND FOCUS ON THE GOOD WORK THEY ARE DOING.

SO WE PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD, PLEASING AND PERFECT WILL TO BE DONE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND IN OUR LIVES.

FATHER, WE PRAY FOR OUR NATION.

WITH COVID-19, WE PRAY YOU WOULD RID OUR NATION OF THE STRUGGLE THAT WE HAVE HAD WITH IT.

LORD, WE TURN OUR EYES TOWARD YOU, AND W AND WE PRAY IN CHRIST'S NAME.

AMEN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AMEN.

THANK YOU, DR. WEBB.

>> THANK Y'ALL.

APPRECIATE IT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GOD BLESS YOU AS WELL.

WE'LL GO TO THE PLEDGES TO OUR FLAG AND WE WILL START WITH THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES.

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

TO OUR TEXAS FLAG.

HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG; I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TEXAS, ONE STATE UNDER GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.

I DO DECLARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW THE MEETING WAS POSTING 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE IN BOUNDSRIRY OF THE -- BOUNDARY OF THE TOWNSHIP.

IT'S POSTED ONLINE AND IT'S HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO SUSPEND CERTAIN MEMBERS TO COMPLY W REQUIREMENTS OF COVID-19.

DIRECTOR BROWN?

>> TREASURER BROWN: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR MILNER?

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR NELSON?

>> DIRECTOR NELSON: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR RIESER?

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

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: HERE.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR SNYDER?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: PRESENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE ARE ALL PRESEN ACCOUNTED FOR AND NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

[4. Public comment;* ]

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY ABSTENTIONS? WE WILL GO TO PUBLIC COMMENT.

IT'S VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE AND THE CALL NUMBERS AND I INSTRUCTIONS WERE INCLUDED WITH THE POSTING OF THE MEETING.

WE ASK THE INDIVIDUALS TO LIMIT COMMENTARY TO THREE MINUTES.

WE WILL START WITH OUR FIRST CALLER.

HELLO?

>> CALLER: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

THIS IS STEVE LIKEY.

I RESIDE IN THE VILLAGE OF ALDEN BRIDGE.

I PROMISE ONE DAY I WON'T CALL IN THE TOWNSHIP.

YOU WILL PARDON MY FREQUENT CALLS, I HOPE.

I WANTS TO RECOGNIZE THE BOARD FOR THE DE MADE IN DEALING WITH THE REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS 5, 8, 9 IN THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD THIS PAST MONDAY.

I THANK YOU.

HOWEVER, I MUST TAKE EXCEPTION TO THE THR FOUR-HOUR LONG EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, EXECUTIVE SESSION IS FOR CONFIDENTIAL OR PERSONNEL OR PENDING LEGAL MATTERS THAT NEED TO BE DISCUSSED IN PRIVATE.

TYPICALLY THEY LAST 15 TO 30 MINUTES IN DURATION.

FOR A SESSION TO LAST SO LONG THERE HAD TO HAVE BEEN EXTENSIVE DISCUSSION ON VARIOUS AGENDA ITEM, POSITIONS AND OPINIONS HELD BY MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE

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DIRECTORS PRESENT.

I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THE PUBLIC HAS NOT ONLY THE NEED BUT THE LEGAL RIGHT TO LISTEN TO THESE DISCUSSIONS IN AN OPEN MEETING FORMAT.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE DIRECTORS' THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS AND SHOULD HEAR FIRSTHAND ABOUT THE ELEMENTS LEADING TO A BOARD DECISION.

IT ALSO GIVES THE PUBLIC THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ITS ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ACTION OR INACTION, AS THE CASE MAY BE.

PARTICULARLY VALUABLE FOR LESSER-KNOWN NEW DIRECTORS TO THE BOARD AND ALL DIRECTORS, OF COURSE, AT RE-ELECTION TIME.

THE WAY THE BOARD CONDUCTED EXTENSIVE OPEN DISCUSSIONS DURING THE RECENT 2021 BUDGET WORKSHOPS WAS TO ME A PERFECT EXAMPLE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.

SO I ASK THAT THE BOARD LIMIT FUTURE EXE SESSIONS TO THEIR DEFINED PURPOSE AND CONDUCT AGENDA ITEM DELIBERA DISCUSSIONS IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW.

THANK YOU, AGAIN, MR. CHAIRMAN.

HAVE A GOOD MEETING, EVERYONE.

BYE-BYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MR. LAKEY.

I'M SURE I SPEAK FOR ALL WE WILL MISS WHEN YOU DO NOT CALL.

WE WILL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER: MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

CAN I GET YOUR NAME?

>> CALLER: GOOD EVENING.

TED STANLEY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE PARK VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

GOOD EVENING TO YOU.

AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND TO MR. NORRELL.

I THOUGHT THAT TONIGHT I WOULD WEAR MY HA COLLEGE PARK VILLAGE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AND GIVE YOU UPDATE OF THE VILLAGE AND A FEW POINTS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 9.

IS THIS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO DO THAT?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, THIS WOULD BE YOUR TIME.

>> CALLER: OKAY.

VILLAGE REPORT IS WHY I'M ASKING.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THE COVID CRISIS AFFECTED MANY OF US IN MANY WAYS AND THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION WERE NOT IMMUNE EITHER.

THERE HAVE WAS A PUN INTENDED THERE.

I CAN'T SPEAK FOR MY FELLOW VILLAGE PRESIDENTS AS I'M SURE EACH OF US HAD THEIR OWN UNIQUE SITUATION BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THOUGHTS FROM COLLEGE PARK VILLAGE PERSPECTIVE.

WE MISSED OUR MARCH MEETING DUE TO THE SHUTDOWN OF THE TOWN HALL MEETING FACILITIES.

BUT FOR US OUR MARCH MEETING IS OUR ANNUAL MEETING.

AND IT'S MANDATORY AS DESCRIBED BY THE BYLAWS.

SO THERE WE MOVED OUR -- WE MUST HOLD THE MEETING.

WE MOVED IT FROM MARCH TO APRIL.

WE COMBINED IT WITH THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING SO THAT BECAN GET OUR AN -- WE CAN GET THE ANNUAL BUSINESS DONE.

WE DID IN A ZOOM FORMAT.

WE HAVE MET EVER SINCE THEN IN THE ZOOM FORMAT.

WE ONLY MISSED ONE MEETING THIS YEAR AND WE CONDUCTED ALL THE OTHER MEETINGS IN A ZOOM FORMAT.

AS FAR AS OUR EVENTS GO, OF COURSE WE PLANNED THE NORMAL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL AND THE WINTER EVENTS.

BUT AS YOU KNOW, SO FAR WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HOLD ANY OF THE EVENTS UP TO THIS POINT.

HOWEVER, WE DO STILL HOLD OUT HOPE WE MAY BE ABLE TO SALVAGE A FEW EVENTS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL MAKE IT HAPPEN.

WE CONTINUE TO KEEP THE EVENTS OUR FALL E THE AGENDA AND CONTINUE TO DISCUSS FOR THOSE.

IF WE ARE ABLE TO HOLD THOSE EVENTS WE CERTAINLY HOPE TO MAKE THEM BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.

AS WE KNOW THE RESIDENTS WILL BE LOOKING GETTING OUT AND ABOUT AND KIND OF RESUMING NORMAL ACTIVITIES.

SO, WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

AGAIN, NOT SPEAKING FOR ANY OF THE OTHER PRESIDENTS ON THIS POINT EITHER BUT COMPLETING THE SERVICE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE.

I WENT TO MY OFFICE TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A MONTH.

I HAVE ONLY BEEN IN MY OFFICE ABOUT FOUR SINCE MARCH.

THE REASON I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE I NEED MY OFFICE SCANNER AND MY HIGH-TECH PRINTER AND SUCH.

I DON'T HAVE ALL THE CAPABILITY AT HOME SO IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT I DID HAVE TO GO TO MY OFFICE.

SOME VILLAGE OFFICERS MAY BE BETTER EQUIPPED THAN OTHERS TO DEALT WITH THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT.

BUT IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE.

ALSO, ALTHOUGH WE DID NOT SPEND ANY OF THE MONEY ON EVENTS THIS YEAR AS WE HAD PLANNED, WE STILL HAD TO PAY FOR INSURANCE AND OPERATIONAL EXPENSES.

WE DO HOPE TO CONTINUE TO HOLD -- WE CONTINUE TO HOPE TO HOLD SOME EVENTS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

SO THAT IS WHERE WE STAND FROM COLLEGE PA OF THE MEETINGS AND THE EVENTS AND SO FORTH.

I WANT TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON THAT AN BACKGROUND ON THAT.

ON ANOTHER NOTE, AND SINCE WE DID DISCUSS THIS I FEEL COMFORTABLE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY OTHER VILLAGE OFFICERS ACROSS T WHEN I SAY WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH DON NORRELL A HAPPY RETIREMENT AND THANK HI HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS OVER

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THE YEARS AND FOR LEADERSHIP AND THE DEDICATION TO OUR COMMUNITY.

DON, WE WISH YOU THE VERY BEST IN RETIREME YOU AND VICKY A BLESSED LIFE IN YOUR NEXT CHAPTER.

GODSPEED, DON.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THANKS TO THE ENTIRE BOARD AND THE STAFF FOR DELIVERING SUCH GREAT SERVICE THROUGH THE TRYING TIMES.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS.

GOOD NIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, TED.

MR. NORRELL STILL HAS A WEEK WITH US.

WE ARE NOT DONE WITH HIM.

>> CALLER: WE MAY NOT GET TO SEE HIM AND SAY GOODBYE.

SO I WANTED TO SAY THAT ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGES.

THANK YOU, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NO WORRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

HELLO, NEXT CALLER.

SO, IF YOU THINK YOU ARE TALKING AND YOU NEED TO UNMEET, HIT STAR-6 ON -- UNMUTE, HIT STAR-6 ON YOUR PHONE.

>> I LIVE IN SHADOW LAKE FOREST.

I'M SURE YOU ARE AWARE THERE IS AN ONGOING PROJECT GOING DOWN ALONG BEAR BRANCH AS THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY TO REPLACE WASTEWATER PIPING.

THEY HAVE CURRENTLY PLACED SEVERAL GRAVEL ROADS AND SOME CULVERT OVER THE WATER CROSSINGS.

I KNOW IT'S PART OF THEIR PLAN WHEN THEY ARE DONE WITH THE WORK THE IDEA IS THEY WILL WORK WITH THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP TO MAKE REVISIONS AND TO RESTORE THAT AREA.

I'M WONDERING IF THERE HAS BEEN ANY CONSIDERATION.

A LOT OF THE ROADS THAT HAVE CURRENTLY OVERLAY WHAT WAS PASSED IN 2017 AS THE WOODLANDS, YOU KNOW, WALKWAY AND THE PATH PLAN.

I'M WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY CONSIDERATION TO TRYING TO RETAIN SOME OF THE ROADS AND THE CULVERTS THAT ARE PLACED TO BASIC FACILITATE THE USE FOR ADDITIONAL BIKE PATHS WALKWAYS WITHIN THE AREA.

I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU FOR CONSIDERATION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGU COMMENT.

WE'LL TAKE IT AWAY.

>> CALLER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

OUR NEXT CALLER? ALL RIGHT, CALLER.

CAN I GET YOUR NAME? I HEAR BREATHING BUT I DON'T HEAR -- DO WE HAVE A CALLER ON THE LINE, WILLIAM? ALL RIGHT.

CALLER, STAR-6 IF YOU NEED TO UNMUTE YOURSELF.

ALL RIGHT.

IF WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANYTHING WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 6257.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: HELLO, CALLER? DO YOU HAVE YOURSELF ON HOLD? OR ON MUTE? WRONG NUMBER? HELLO, CALLER?

>> CALLER: HELLO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I CAN HEAR YOU.

CAN YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME? HELLO? SIR? OKAY, WILLIAM.

WE HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

FOR ALL CALLERS IN THE QUEUE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN, STAR-6 WILL OPEN YOUR LINE IF YOU ARE MUTED.

AND DO WE HAVE A CALLER WHO CAN GIVE US THEIR NAME? OKAY.

WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 7898.

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT, CALLER.

ARE YOU THERE? OKAY.

WE ARE CYCLING THROUGH SOME OF THE SAME CALLERS.

AND WE'LL GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY THEMSELVES AND PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

PRESS STAR-6 TO UNMUTE.

WE HAVE FOUR CALLERS THAT ARE UNRESPONSIVE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'VE CYCLED THROUGH THE FOUR CALLERS MORE THAN ONCE?

>> YES, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE HAVE AN ACTIVE CALLER LINE RIGHT NOW.

TRY ONE MORE TIME.

STAR-6 TO UNMUTE.

AND WE'RE HERE TO RECEIVE YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT.

>> CALLER: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW, MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I CAN! THERE WE GO.

>> CALLER: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

MY NAME IS MICHAEL COUSINS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON RESOLUTION NUMBER 10 IF I COULD, PLEASE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CONTINUE.

>> CALLER: YEAH.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MICHAEL AND JOANNE COUSINS AND JOHN AND DEBRA KELLY, ERIN AND JEB SPILDT.

I APPRECIATE SPEAKING ON RESOLUTION NUMBER 10.

WE ARE RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS FOR OVER 25 YEARS NOW AND OBVIOUSLY REALLY ENJOY THE COMMUNITY.

WE'RE LARGE SUPPORTERS OF THE NORTHSHORE PARK.

THE FACILITIES AND RENOVATIONS THAT OCCUR COUPLE OF YEARS AGO ARE A TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT TO THE PARK.

HOWEVER, OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE RECENT RESTRICTIONS WERE THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS HAVE BEEN MORE HEAVILY USED.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO T WINWARD COVE.

THEY ARE IN USE ALMOST EVERY NIGHT WITH THE GROUPS OF YOUTHS AND YOUNG ADULTS PLAYING UNTIL AROUND 11:00 P.M.

WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE SHUT OFF.

IT'S A VERY SAFE PLACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO GATHER.

GENERALLY THE SOUND OF PEOPLE PLAYING VOL NOT UNPLEASANT.

HOWEVER, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE VOLLEY ACCOMPANIED BY LOUD MUSIC AND OBVIOUSLY YELLING WHEN THE GAME GETS EXCITING.

THIS GOES ON FOR A FOUR OR FIVE-HOUR PERIOD, AS I SAID ALMOST EVERY NIGHT RIGHT NEXT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

ALSO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING UP BY THE TEAM WHO ARE SWIMMING IN THE LAKE NEXT TO THE PROPERTY.

I DO CALL THE AFTERHOURS NUMBER EVERY NOW AND AGAIN.

THEY HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE AND HELPED OUT.

BUT I'M CAUTIOUS TO CALL AFTER 9:00 OR 9:30 P.M.

BECAUSE IT GETS LATE TO BE CALLING THE RANGERS.

WITH THAT AS THE BACKGROUND, WE REQUEST THAT THE LIGHTS OVER THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS ONLY BE OPERATIONAL UNTIL SAY 9:00 P.M.

THAT IS QUITE A LOT OF TIME TO ALLOW THE EFFECTIVE USE OF THE COURTS AND ALSO RESPECTS THE PRIVACY AND THE PEACE AND QUIET OF NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ARE ALSO PREPARED TO DISCUSS A DIFFERENT TIME IF THE BOARD CONSIDERS.

WE ALSO REQUEST THAT THE PARK RANGERS FR AREA.

MAYBE EVERY HOUR JUST TO KEEP A CHECK ON PARTICULARLY, AS IT GETS LATE AND KEEP THE NOISE UNDER CONTROL.

WE ARE NOT REQUESTING A CHANGE TO THE OVER HOURS.

JUST THAT THE LIGHTS OVER THE VOLLEYBALL LIMITED TO SAY 9:00 P.M.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR CONSIDERING THE REQUEST.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MR. COUSINS.

WE WILL TRY TO GO TO ONE OF THE REMAINING CALLERS.

STAR-6 IS A REMINDER TO UNMUTE.

I HEAR SOMEBODY.

HELLO?

>> CALLER: CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, I CAN.

>> CALLER: HI.

THIS IS ANN PERRY AT 162 CAPSTONE.

I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CAPSTONE PARK.

WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 24 YEARS.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME MISCHIEF GOING ON IN THE

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LAST, I DON'T KNOW, WEEK.

I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD CALL THE POLICE.

I DO HAVE CAMERAS ON MY HOUSE.

AND MY TRUMP SIGN HASN'T BEEN STOLEN YET GO-AROUND.

WHAT? THREE YEARS AGO IN 2016, IT WAS STOLEN FOUR TIMES BY FOUR DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

AND I GOT SECURITY CAMERAS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH, YOU KNOW -- WE DID ALSO HAVE A PROBLEM OVER THE 4TH OF JULY, SOMEBODY BLEW UP THE MAILBOXES THAT ARE ON OUR STREET.

AND I DID CATCH THAT ON CAMERA.

IT WAS KIDS HANGING OUT AT THE PARK.

AND THE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED AND THERE IS A POLICE REPORT AND WE STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT FIXED.

THEY PUT FIRECRACKERS IN THE MAILBOX WHERE YOU PUT THE PACKAGES.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

I'M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE DIALOGUE DURING PUBLIC COMMENT.

I CAN LET YOU KNOW WE HAVE HEARD BOTH ISSUES AND WE'LL HAVE STAFF FOLLOW UP ON THE MAILBOX.

AND IT IS A CRIME TO STEAL A SIGN OR ANYTHING SO I DO ENCOURAGE YOU TO REPORT THOSE, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR SECURITY.

>> CALLER: YES.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE -- IT'S BEEN OVER SINCE THE 4TH OF JULY.

I DON'T KNOW, WE STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN OUR FIXED.

AND THE POST OFFICE -- I MEAN THE MAILMAN HAS TO DROP OFF PACKAGES AT OUR FRONT DOOR NOW.

I'M SURE HE IS PROBABLY TIRED OF THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL HAVE STAFF FOLLOW UP WITH THE POSTAL SERVICE.

>> CALLER: THERE IS A POLICE REPORT ON IT.

AND I DO HAVE CAMERAS.

AND I DID CATCH THE VIDEO.

MY CAMERAS DO REACH OUT THAT FAR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I THANK YOU FOR SHARING BOTH THOSE INCIDENTS WITH US.

>> CALLER: OKAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'LL TAKE IT FROM THERE.

>> CALLER: THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MA'AM.

OKAY.

WE WILL TRY OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 7898.

>> CALLER: CHAIRMAN BUNCH?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, MA'AM.

>> CALLER: THAT IS ALLISON WINTER.

PRECINCT CHAIR 59 IN THE WOODLANDS.

I LIVE IN CAPSTONE AS WELL.

I KNOW YOUR PREVIOUS CALLER DID TOO.

WE HAVE ALSO HAD OUR TRUMP SIGN STOLEN, TOO.

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME YEARS NOW.

TO WHERE WE TYPICALLY WIRE THEM TO THE TREE.

SO OUR SIGN WAS STOLEN A WEEK AGO THURSDAY NIGHT.

THEN SOMEONE, MY HUSBAND CHAINED IT AND WIRED IT TO THE TREE.

SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO STEAL IT AGAIN TUESDAY NIGHT.

LIKE I SAID WE HAVE ANOTHER NEIGHBOR IN THE AREA WHOSE WAS STOLEN IN THE DAYTIME.

MINE WAS AT NIGHTTIME.

I JUST REALLY, I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO ANYTHING BUT I THINK CITIZEN AWARENESS WOULD BE GOOD.

TO HAVE PEOPLE KIND OF WATCHING OUT FOR THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT JUST REALLY DOES INFURIATE ME THAT PE COME ON MY PROPERTY AND STEAL MY THINGS.

OUR THINGS.

AND THAT THEY ARE SILENCING US, NOT ALLOWING US TO HAVE OUR OWN BELIEFS.

I THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISSUE.

JUST WANT TO LET Y'ALL KNOW ABOUT THAT.

I WILL CONTACT THE SHERIFF AS WELL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, ALLISON.

WE'LL FOLLOWUP AS WELL.

>> CALLER: THANK YOU.

BYE-BYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'LL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

STAR-6 OPENS THE MIC.

GOING, GOING, GONE.

WAS THAT THE LAST ONE?

>> ONE MORE TO TRY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL TRY ONE MORE CALLER.

DO WE HAVE A CALLER ON THE LINE?

>> CALLER: CHAIRMAN, THIS LOOKS LIKE A REPEAT.

THIS IS MICHAEL COUSINS AGAIN.

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I HAD MY PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

WE APPRECIATE THEM AGAIN.

I BELIEVE THAT IS THE LAST OF THE ACTIVE PUBLIC COMMENT IN THE QUEUE.

HAVING NO RESPONSE FROM THE LAST CALLER.

WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT.

AND MOVE DIRECTLY TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

AGENDA ITEM 5.

[5. Receive, consider and act upon proclamations; ]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON PROCLAMATIONS.

I DON'T KNOW, DO WE HAVE THE PRONOUNCE PROCLAMATIONS? IT'S OKAY.

IF WE DON'T HAVE THEM.

I MIGHT, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DEFER AGENDA ITEM 5.

I DON'T HAVE THE PRINTOUT OF THE THREE PROCLAMATIONS.

SO WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TO THAT WHEN I HAVE THOSE.

SO THOSE CAN BE READ.

WE HAVE REALLY GOOD ONES WE DON'T WANT TO OVERLOOK THIS YEAR.

I KNOW THAT WE HAD ONE THAT REQUESTED BY TWO DIRECTORS.

LET ME WORK ON GETTING COPIES AND SEND T DIRECTORS -- >> I THINK THAT DR. SEKULA-GIBBS AND I BOTH HAVE A COPY OF PROCLAMATION "C," HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THAT IS CORRECT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WHICH ONE OF YOU LOVELY INDIVIDUALS HAS THE HONOR TO READ THE PROCLAMATION?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WE WILL BOTH DO SO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GOOD! AWESOME!

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT.

I'M GOING TO START.

DR. SEKULA-GIBBS WILL HONOR THE END.

THE 19TH AMENDMENT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE SUSAN B.

ANTHONY AMENDMENT.

WE FELT, BOTH FELT A LITTLE HISTORICAL BEFORE WE READ THE PROCLAMATION.

IT WAS FIRST PASSED BY CONGRESS ON JUNE 4, 1919.

BY A VOTE OF 56-25 IN THE SENATE.

OVER THE SUMMER IT WAS RATIFIED BY THE NECESSARY 36 STATES AND THE TENNESSEE WAS THE LAST STATE TO VOTE FOR THE PASSAGE ON AUGUST 18, 1920.

SECRETARY SEKULA-GIBBS AND I HOPED TO HAVE A CELEBRATION THIS YEAR IN HONOR OF THE 100 YEARS AND HONOR THE TOWNSHIP HONORING THAT.

I WILL BEGIN AND DR. SEKULA CONCLUDE.

BE IT PROCLAIMED WHEREAS 100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION FORMALLY AMERICAN WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF AMENDMENT 19.

AND TO HONOR THE HEROIC WOMEN AND MEN WHO MADE WOMEN SUFFRAGE POSSIBLE.

AND WHEREAS, THE 19TH AMENDMENT READS THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES TO VOTE SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED UNITED STATES OR BY ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.

CONGRESS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO ENFORCE ARTICLE BY APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

AND WHEREAS, IN JULY 1848, 200 WOMEN SUFF ASSEMBLED FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL WOMEN'S CONVENTION IN SENECA FALLS, NEW YORK, TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, PROPERTY OWNERSHIP, AND THE VOTE.

WHEREAS IN 1890, WYOMING BECAME THE FIRST STATE TO GRANT WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

AND WHEREAS, IN JANUARY 1918, THE 19TH A PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NECESSARY TWO-THIRDS VOTE.

IN JUNE 1919.

IT WAS APPROVED BY THE SENATE AND SENT T STATES FOR RATIFICATION.

DR. GIBBS?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR SNYDER.

I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE.

THEN I HAVE A SHORT COMMENT.

WHEREAS, ON JUNE 28, 1919, TEXAS BECAME THE FIRST SOUTHERN STATE TO RATIFY THE SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT BY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY ON AUGUST 18, 1920.

TENNESSEE BECAME THE 36TH STATE TO A AMENDMENT.

PROVIDING THE TWO-THIRD MAJORITY N LEGALIZE WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE.

AND WHEREAS, THE CERTIFIED RECORD OF APPROVAL BY THE TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE WAS SENT BY TRAIN TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL, IN THE EARLY HOURS OF AUGUST

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26, 1920.

AT 8:00 A.M.

THAT MORNING, SECRETARY OF STATE BAINBRIDGE COLBY SIGNED THE DOCUMENT WITHOUT CEREMONY AT HIS RESIDENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

AND WHEREAS, AUGUST 26, 2020, MARKS THE OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT BECOMING A PART OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIT STATES PROVIDING FOR WOMEN SUFFRAGE AND HISTORICAL MILESTONE TO BE LAUD AND CELEBRATED.

NOW THEREFORE, I GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2020 AS NATIONAL WOMEN CENTENNIAL SUFFRAGE MONTH.

IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC MONTH.

AND TO HAVE THE BOARD'S PERMISSION TO READ THIS HISTORIC PROCLAMATION.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DR. SN DR. GIBBS.

HISTORIC EVENT.

HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE RIGHT TO VOTE WI WITHHELD FROM ANYONE.

ANY GENDER OR RACE.

THANK YOU BOTH FOR REQUESTING THIS ITEM.

I DO HAVE COMPANIES OF THE OTHER PROCLAMATIONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANOTHER DIRECTOR REQUESTED ONE OF THE OTHER TWO.

AND OR HAS A COPY OF IT.

IF NOT I CAN READ BOTH.

SO WE CAN -- JOHN, ARE YOU ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING?

>> TREASURER BROWN: IF IT'S IN THE AGENDA PACKET I CAN DO THE SEPTEMBER 11 ONE.

PATRIOT DAY.

EITHER ONE.

WHATEVER.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GO AHEAD.

THAT IS THE FIRST ONE.

>> TREASURER BROWN: BE IT PROCLAIMED SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, THE UNITED STATES WAS ATTACKED BY TERRORIS THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT CITIZENS IN NEW WASHINGTON, D.C., AND PENNSYLVANIA.

WHEREAS, ON THIS 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRIBLE DAY WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE INNOCENT WHO WERE SENSELESSLY KILLED IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK.

THEIR DEATHS HAVE LEFT INDELIBLE HOLES IN THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITY AND AMERICA.

AND WHEREAS, IN THE AFTERMATH OF THOSE H ACTS, THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DISPLAYED THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF BRAVE SELFLESSNESS, RISKING OR SACRIFICES THEIR TO SAVE THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS.

WHEREAS WE PAY HOMAGE TO THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS WHO PERFORM EXTRAORDINARY ACTS OF COURAGE AND VALO OUR NATION'S MOST DIRE MOMENT OF NEED.

AND WHEREAS THE TRAGIC EVENTS OF SEPTEMB 2001, HAVE UNIFIED OR NATION AGAINST THE FORCES OF HATRED AND OPPRESSI REAFFIRMED OUR DEDICATION TO THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.

WHEREAS, A REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE WOODLANDS CENTRAL FIRE STATION ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, AT 7:30 A.M.

AS WE GATHER AT THE WOODLANDS CENTRAL FI STATION WE ARE ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATING THE RESILIENCY, DETERMINATION, COMPASSION, STRENGTH, PATRIOTISM THAT DEFINED US AS AMERICANS.

WHEREAS, WE URGE ALL CITIZENS TO HONOR T LOST THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

TO REFLECT UPON AMERICA'S PROUD TRADITION OF FREEDOM AND BRAVERY.

TO RENEW THE COMMITMENT TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY, STATE AND OUR NATION.

THEREFORE, I ON BEHALF OF GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, PATRIOT DAY AND THE NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR BROWN.

I HAVE DIRECTOR MILNER QUEUED UP TO READ REMAINING SEPTEMBER 11 PROCLAMATION.

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: THANK YOU.

BE IT PROCLAIMED WHEREAS THE MEMBERS OF FIRST RESPONDERS ORGANIZATION UNDERGO SIGNIFICANT EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE EXPERTISE REQUIRED TO RESPOND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

WHEREAS, INDIVIDUALS BOTH CAREER AND VOLUNTEER, FROM 911 DISPATCHERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, SEARCH AND RESCUE AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SAFETY SECTOR COME TOGETHER AS FIRST RESPONDERS TO PROTECT AND AID THE PUBLIC IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

AND WHEREAS, EVERY DAY FIRST RESPONDERS RISK THEIR OWN SAFETY IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES.

AND WHEREAS, FIRST RESPONDERS ARE READY RESPOND 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND OUR FIRST AND BEST DEFENSE AGAINST ALL EMERGENCIES THAT MAY THREATEN OUR COMMUNITIES, WHATEVER NATURE.

AND WHEREAS, FIRST RESPONDERS ARE VITAL EVERY COMMUNITY TO MAINTAIN SAFETY AND ORDER IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN SUPPORTING THE FIRST

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RESPONDERS AND TEXAS GOVERNANCE CODE SECTION 662.050 DECLARES THIS DAY SHALL BE REGULARLY OBSERVED BY APPROPRIATE CEREMONIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OTHER PLACES TO HONOR TEXAS FIRST RESPONDERS.

NOW THEREFORE I ON BEHALF OF GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, FIRST RESPONDERS DAY IN WOODLANDS, TEXAS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR MILNER.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE A CEREMONY IN THE AFT SEPTEMBER 11 AT THE PARK AND WE WILL SHARE DETAILS AS THOSE UNFOLD.

THAT BRINGS AN END TO THE PROCLAMATIONS.

WE NOW MOVE TO THE AGENDA ITEM 6, WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, CAN I SAY SOMETHING REAL QUICK?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SURE.

>> THE PERSON WHO WAS ASKING TROUBLE WITH THE CALLER WAS MR. CLAUDE HUNTER.

SO HE SAID HE HAD PROBLEMS LAST WEEK.

MAYBE SOMEBODY FROM STAFF CAN HELP HIM OUT WITH THAT.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP.

HE LET ME KNOW.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL SEE IF WE CAN GET CLAUDE CLARIFICAT CALLING.

WE WILL NOW GO TO AGENDA ITEM 6, THE CONSENT AGENDA.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA?

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS? THAT WILL CARRY.

AGENDA ITEM 7, ABOUT ACT EMERGENCY AUTHORITIES RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

[7. 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;]

(COVID-19) EPIDEMIC, AND AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER TO ACT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.WE ARE GOING TURN IT OVER TO DR. CHARLES SIMS. HE HAS A HARD STOP SO WE WILL TURN IT OVER FOR HIM.

>> I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME OUT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

>> PERFECT.

I DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC PRESENTATION TODAY I JUST WANT TO RUN THROUGH A COUPLE OF ITEMS TO KIND OF UPDATE WHERE WE HAVE BEEN SINCE I LAST ADDRESSED THE TOWNSHIP.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSS ANY ISSUES THAT THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS.

THERE HAS BEEN CHANGE SINCE I LAST ADDRESSED THE BOARD.

IT'S BEEN SEVERAL MONTHS.

WE HAVE HAD JULY WAS AN INTENSE MO CORONAVIRUS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

ALSO IN HARRIS COUNTY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

CURRENTLY MONTGOMERY COUNTY NUMBERS ARE OVER 7,000 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

WITH APPROXIMATELY 100 DEATHS.

1.5% MORTALITY RATE.

IN THE COUNTY WE HAVE 1,250 ACTIVE CASES BUT THE GOOD NEWS WE HAVE OVER 5,000 DOCUMENTED RECOVERED CASES NOW.

SO FOUR TIMES AS MANY RECOVERED PATIENTS AS WE HAVE ACTIVELY ILL PATIENTS CURRENTLY.

THE STATE OF TEXAS HAS OVER 500,000 CASES WITH 10,000 DEATHS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

HARRIS COUNTY HAS BEEN RELATIVELY HARD HIT BECAUSE OF THE POPULATION DENSITY.

LUCKILY WE ARE LESS DENSE POPULATION SO WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT LESS RAPID SPREAD.

OUR HOSPITAL CAPACITY WAS A BIG ISSUE OVER THE LAST MONTH OR SO.

ALL FOUR MAIN HOSPITALS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAD TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT EFFORTS TO INCREASE THEIR BED CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO CARE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

AT ISSUE WITH THE PATIENTS THEY STAY SICK A LOT LONGER THAN OTHER RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES AND THEY REQUIRE THE HOSPITAL STAYS ON THE ORDER OF 2-3 WEEKS FOR THE ILL PATIENTS RATHER THAN 2-3 DAYS LIKE WE SEE WITH INFLUENZA OR R.S.V.

OR THE OTHER VIRUSES THAT CIRCULATE EVERY YEAR.

AND IN JULY, IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, ST. WOODLANDS PEAKING AROUND 60 CASES A DAY.

MEMORIAL HERMAN WAS MORE THAN THAT.

AROUND 70 CASES A DAY.

METHODIST WAS THE SAME.

THAT PUSHED OUR CAPACITY ESSENTIALLY TO THE LIMIT.

PEOPLE WERE -- I DON'T THINK PEOPLE REALIZE HOW CLOSE WE WERE TO OVERWHELM THE MEDICAL SYSTEM IN LAST WEEK OF JULY.

ONE OR TWO MORE PATIENTS IN THE I.C.U.

PROBABLY WOULD HAVE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAD TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ALLEGATIONS OF CARE OR READJUST RESOURCES.

WE HAVE BEDS.

THERE IS ROOM IN THE HOSPITAL.

WE DON'T HAVE NURSES, RESPIRATORY TECH AND OTHER THINGS TO SUPPORT THE PATIENTS THAT REQUIRE A LOT OF CARE.

ONE OF MY LONG-TERM PATIENTS I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF FOR 15 YEARS ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL 28 DAYS ON THE EVENT LATER AND VECMO, A TO GIVE THE OXYGENNATION.

HE WENT IN RENAL FAILURE.

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HE HAD A NURSE, PROFUSIONIST AND DIALYSIS NURSE, TAKING CARE OF HIM.

THREE IN THE DAY AND THREE IN THE NIGHT SHIFT SO SIX PEOPLE FOR ONE PATIENT.

HE EVENTUALLY PASSED AWAY.

THAT IS WHY THE RESOURCES WERE TAXED IN THAT TIME.

THE PATIENTS WERE REQUIRING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CARE.

THE HOSPITAL DID A GREAT JOB IN THE COUNTY.

THEY WERE ALL VERY COOPERATIVE WITH EACH OTHER.

EVEN THOUGH THESE ARE COMPETING HOSPITAL SYSTEMS. THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF ROTATING WHO WOULD TAKE THE TRANSFERS FROM L.B.J.

OR THE BEN TAUB HOSPITAL AND OR TAKE THEM FROM LIVINGSTON OR SURROUNDING AREAS.

WE HAD INNOVATIVE WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF TH FROM THE NORMAL CARE MODEL TO A TEAM MODEL TO STRETCH RESOURCES AS FAR AS TH COULD.

P.P.E.

WAS NEVER AN ISSUE IN HOSPITALS.

ALL THE HOSPITALS IN THE AREA HAVE GOOD P.P.E.

SUPPLIES.

THAT HAS NOT BEEN AN ISSUE IN THE AREA.

IT WAS HUMAN RESOURCES I THINK PUSHING US EDGE.

LUCKILY OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WE HA SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT.

WE ARE ABOUT ALL THREE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS ARE ABOUT 50% CAPACITY OF WHERE WE WERE TWO OR THREE WEEKS AGO.

I DON'T HAVE A GOOD STATISTIC ON THE H.C.A.

BUT MEMORIAL WOODLANDS, ST. LUKES AND METHODIST IN WOODLANDS ARE RUNNING 50% CONSISTENTLY.

WE HAD A NICE DROP IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS LAST THREE OR FOUR DAYS IT'S PLATEAUED.

SO WE WILL SEE WHERE IT PUTS US IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

IF YOU LOOK AT CASE REPORTS FOR THE COUNTY, THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN CONSISTENTLY DROPPING.

SOMETIMES THERE IS A BACKLOG THAT IS RELEASED AND THERE MIGHT BE A SPIKE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE SLOPE OF THE LINE, IT'S TRENDING DOWN.

BUT ALSO MAYBE STARTED TO PLATEAU AND IT LOOKS LIKE A STEADY STATE LINE ABOUT WHERE WE WERE KIND OF IN THE APRIL/MAY TIME FRAME.

WE HAVE SEEN STEADY NUMBER OF THE CASES.

THE HOSPITALS CAN MAINTAIN THE CARE OF THE NUMBER OF PACES BUT NOT FOR TOO MUCH WITH THE NUMBERS MUCH HIGHER THAN WE MIDDLE OF JULY.

THAT IS THE STATE OF OUR MEDICAL CARE IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW.

PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME TO TALK SOMEWHAT ABOUT TREATMENTS.

I WANT TO HIT HIGHLIGHTS ON THE ACTIVE TREATMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW.

BASICALLY THERE IS REALLY ONLY THREE ACTIVE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW THAT ARE BENEFICIAL FOR THE PATIENTS.

THOSE ARE DEXAMETHASONE, WHICH IS ASTEROID.

WHICH IS GIVEN TO PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THERAPY.

IT'S REALLY THE TREATMENT THAT HAS SHOWN EFFICACY TO TREAT WE ARE DUCTION OF MORTALITY OF 33%.

THAT IS A HUGE NUMBER.

WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT TREATING ILL PATIENTS LIKE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

IT SHOWED THE BENEFIT OF THE PATIENTS ON THE HIGH-FLOW OXYGEN OR VENTILATORS BUT NOT IN THE OUTPATIENT, NOT IN PEOPLE ON ONE OR TWO LITERS OF OXYGEN.

THIS IS REALLY FOR THE PATIENTS N OUTPATIENT.

NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED IF YOU SIT AT QUARANTINING FROM THE CORONAVIRUS.

IT'S SOMETHING FOR THE PATIENTS WHO ARE I.C.U.

OR BORDERLINE I.C.U.

PATIENTS.

IT DOES DECREASE MORTALITY BY 33%.

WE WERE SLOW TO GET ON TO THE STEROID TRE BECAUSE SOME OF THE INITIAL DATA OUT OF CHINA SHOWED THAT THE STEROIDS MADE PEOPLE WORSE.

THAT IS TRUE.

IF YOU GIVE PEOPLE STEROIDS IN THE FIRST ILLNESS WHEN THE VIRUS LOAD IS HIGH, THEY SHED VIRUS FOR A LONGER PERIOD O THEN THEY CAN POTENTIALLY INFECT MORE PEOPLE.

SO WE WEREN'T USING STEROIDS INITIALLY IN EPIDEMIC AND WE STARTED TO SEE VERY SICK PATIENTS IN THE I.C.U.

THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD INFLAMMATORY SYNDROMES THAT WERE USING SYNDROMES AND WE HAVE SEEN IMPROVEMENTS SO NOW CLINICAL TRIALS HAVE SHOWN DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT WITH THAT THERAPY.

PATIENTS WHO ARE ON OXYGEN AFTER 7 DAYS WHEN THEY ENTER THE INFLAMMATORY NONVIRAL PART OF THE ILLNESS.

THE SECOND THERAPY IS REMDESIVIR, WHICH IS THE ANTIVIRAL MEDICINE THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH THE NEWS.

MADE BY GILEAD.

SOME DATA SHOWS DECREASE OF HOSPITAL STAY.

NO MORTALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR REMDESIVIR.

THERE IS CRITERIA CHANGE FOR THE REMDESIVIR OVER THE LAST MONTH.

NOW THE C.D.C. AND THE OTHER AGENCIES RECOMMEND NOT USING IT ON PEOPLE ON VENTILATOR, VECMO ARE VERY ILL PATIENTS.

IT'S AN ANTIVIRAL.

AS I ALLUDED THERE IS TWO PHASES.

FIRST SEVEN DAYS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE VIRAL SYMPTOMS. FEVER, ACHINESS, FEELING POORLY.

THEN THEY START TO GET SHORT OF BREATH.

THEN THE SECOND PHASE WHERE IT'S THE INFLAMMATORY PHASE.

THE VIRUS LOAD BY THE TIME MOST PEOPLE END UP IN THE I.C.U.

IS LOW.

BUT THE BODY IS ATTACKING THE VIRUS AND D THEIR OWN TISSUE TO PUT THEM IN THE I.C.U.

WE ARE GIVING REMDESIVIR TO PEOPLE WHO WERE SICK.

THOSE WEREN'T THE PEOPLE WE SHOULD GIVE IT TO.

WE NEED TO GIVE IT TO PEOPLE EARLY.

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IT'S AN INTRAVENOUS MEDICINE THAT HAS TO BE GIVEN UNDER MONITORING IN THE HOSPITAL.

IT'S NOT A PILL FORM.

WE HAVE PROBABLY BEEN GIVING IT TO THE WRONG PATIENTS THE WHOLE TIME.

IF WE GIVE IT TO PEOPLE EARLY IN ILLNESS BENEFIT BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING USED IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS ONLY.

WE ARE NOT SEEING A LOT OF THE BENEFIT FROM IT.

ALTHOUGH THERE IS SHORTENING OF THE I.C.U.

STAY.

CONVALESCENT PLASMA IS THE THIRD THING USED HEAVILY WITH SOME EFFICACY TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

THIS IS PLASMA TAKEN FROM PEOPLE WHO ALREADY RECOVERED FROM THE VIRUS AND THEY HAVE ACTIVE ANTIBODIES TO NEUTRALIZE THE VIRUS.

THERE IS TONS AND TONS OF DATA NOW SHOWING IT'S SAFE.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES GIVEN.

EFFICACY DATA IS STILL ANALYZED.

I DON'T HAVE ANY NUMBERS TO TELL YOU.

THE PRELIMINARY REPORTS SHOW LIKE REMDESIVIR GIVEN EARLY IN THE FIRST SERVE DAYS IN THE VIRAL PHASE OF THE IN -- FIRST SEVEN DA VIRAL PHASE, PEOPLE GET BETTER FASTER.

IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE SICK, SHORT OF BREATH AND ON A VENTILATOR, CONVALESCENT PLASMA WON'T HELP THOSE PATIENTS.

IT'S THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT IS THE PROBLEM AND THEY NEED STEROIDS.

I MAY HAVE MENTIONED WHEN I FIRST ADDRESSED YOU A FEW MONTHS AGO TOSALUSAMAB.

IT'S AN ANTIINFLAMMATORY USED TO TREAT O INFLAMMATORY DISEASES.

IT'S USED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

DATA HAS NOT BEEN VERY GOOD AND ACTUALLY MOST PEOPLE ARE NOW RECOMMENDING NOT USING IT ANYMORE.

I WANT TO HIT ON THAT BECAUSE WE DISCUSS THE FIRST MEETING.

SO THOSE THREE ARE THE ONLY ACTIVE INTERVENTIONS OTHER THAN SUPPORTIVE CARE.

GIVING PEOPLE OXYGEN THEY NEED, GIVI SUPPORT THEY NEED.

TRY NOT TO OVERWHELM THEM WITH A FLUID WH MISTAKE THEY MADE EARLY IN THE EPIDEMIC AND NOW WE ARE NO LONGER MAKING.

THE MORTALITY RATES ARE LOWER THAN YOU W IN THE NEW YORK OUTBREAK BECAUSE THEY WERE TREATING PATIENTS MORE LIKE WE SEPTIC PATIENTS WITH FLUID AND EARLY INTUBATION TO GIVE THEM SUPPORT HARMING THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

WE TRY TO GIVE THEM LESS FLUIDS KEEP THEM OFF THE VENTILATOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

THE PRESSURE OF THE VENTILATOR DAMAGES TH FURTHER AND MAKES THE PEOPLE SICKER.

WHAT WE CAN DO FROM A LOCAL LEVEL, THIN CONTROL OF AS PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY IS MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WASHING HANDS.

THOSE THINGS SAVE MORE PEOPLE AND PREVEN MORE THAN ANY DRUGS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT.

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF CASES IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS BECAUSE PEOPLE FINALLY STARTED TO WEAR MASKS.

WHEREAS, A MONTH AGO WHEN I WOULD GO TO KROGER, MAYBE 50% OF THE PEOPLE WEARING MASK.

I GO TO HOME DEPOT AND 20% WEARING THEM.

NOW IT'S RARE TO SEE PEOPLE IN THOSE PLACES NOT WEARING THE MASKS.

EVEN OUT IN TOWN AT OTHER SMALL AREAS.

I THINK WE ARE SEEING THE SIGNIFICANT MASK USE.

BY WEARING A MASK THE PATIENT PROTECTING PEOPLE SO THEY ARE NOT SPREADING THE UNKNOWING WILL TO OTHER PEOPLE -- UNKNOWINGLY.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPORTANT.

WE HAVE SEEN SOME OUTBREAK WHEN THEY WERE NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

WASHING HANDS IS IMPORTANT.

I MAY HAVE PLUGGED MY PODCAST AT THE FIR MEETING WHICH ENTITLED WASH YOUR HANDS, DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE.

AND BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE CAN DO TO STOP THE SPREAD OURSELVES.

THE ONLY OTHER ACTIVE INTERVENTION THAT I THINK WILL MAKE THE MOST DIFFERENCE IS THE VACCINES.

WE HAVE MANY, MANY VACCINES AND RESEARCH RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS 35 OR 40 IN THE UNITED STATES.

IN DIFFERENT STAGES.

THREE OR FOUR ARE GETTING IN TO THE THIRD STAGE OR WHAT IS CALLED THE STAGE THREE, RESEARCH PROTOCOLS WHERE THEY ARE DOING LARGE-SCALE SAFETY EVALUATIONS.

WE HAVE SEVERAL THAT ARE SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE.

SOME OF THOSE ARE ALREADY MASK PRODUCED W EXPECTATION THEY WILL BE SAFE.

THIS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN WE WOU NORMALLY DO IN A NORMAL SITUATION.

NORMALLY DRUG COMPANIES DON'T MAKE HUNDR MILLIONS OF DOSES THAT IS NOT F.D.A.

APPROVED BECAUSE IF IT DOESN'T GET APPROV WOULD BE A FINANCIAL HIT FOR THEM.

BUT THERE IS A PROCESS REQUIRED TO GET HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF VACCINE PRODUCED.

THEY ARE BETTING THEY WILL GET F.D.A.

APPROVAL ONCE THE DATA IS THERE AND WE WON'T HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME FOR PRODUCTION OF THE VACCINES.

SO THE VACCINE IS BEING PRODUCED B APPROVAL.

SEVERAL VACCINES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE.

THERE JUST HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH TIME YET TO HAVE LONG-TERM SAFETY DATA.

HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE IT BY THE WINTER AND IN TO THE SPRING.

WE WILL START DOING MASS VACCINATIONS.

ALL THE HOSPITALS IN THE AREA AND THE HO SYSTEMS ARE PART OF THE BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S GROUP AND WE ARE ALREADY RAMPING UP SOME PROCESSES TO MASK VACCINATE OUR PATIENTS IN THE BAYLOR MEDICAL FOR INFLUENZA ONCE THE INFLUENZA VACCINE AVAILABLE NEXT MONTH.

WE WILL USE IT AS A TOOL TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE CAN VACCINATE TENS OF THOUSANDS

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OF PEOPLE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, ONCE THE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE, WE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE SAME FACILITIES.

DRIVE-THRU FACILITIES TO VACCINATE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY.

THAT IS KIND OF THE END OF THE COVID INFORMATION.

I WOULD TO DISCUSS TODAY.

OR PUT OUT TO Y'ALL TODAY.

I KNOW SCHOOL COMING UP, SCHOOL OPENING COMING UP IN A FEW WEEKS, PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED TO TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL.

I'LL PLUG MY OTHER PODCAST.

WE DID A FOLLOWTOWN THE OTHER C.H.I.

ST. LUKE'S PODCAST THE DAY AND IT TALKS ABOUT SCHOOLS A LITTLE BIT.

I'M A LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY AND I WAS ASKED TO GIVE ADVICE IN EARLY JULY WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN AUGUST 16, LAST WEEK.

AT THAT POINT I HAD TO MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION.

I WON'T TAKE ALL THE CREDIT OR ALL THE NEGATIVE PRESS FOR STOPPING THE SCHOOLS HAVE OPENING ON TIME.

BUT AT THAT TIME, THAT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION BECAUSE IT'S A VERY COMPLICATED ISSUE.

I SEE BOTH SIDES OF EVERY PART OF THIS ISSUE.

BUT LIKE I SAID WE WERE AT A MAX CAPACIT HOSPITALS THEN AND WE COULD NOT AFFORD TO GET TWO OR THREE MORE PATIENTS OF THE HOSPITAL I.C.U.S OR WE WOULD CATASTROPHIC OVERWHELMING OF THE MEDICAL SYSTEM.

THE SCHOOLS AREN'T ABLE TO OPEN UP WITH TWO OR THREE DAYS' NOTICE.

SECOND WEEK OF JULY WE HAD TO MAKE A DEC MIDDLE OF AUGUST.

AT THAT POINT IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO SAY WE HAVE TO DELAY THE ON SET OF THE IN-PERSON SCHOOLING.

THE SCHOOLS HAVE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB.

ALL THE SUPERINTENDENTS WERE ON BOARD.

I THINK THEY KIND OF SIGNED A LETTER THAT MADE IT LOOK LIKE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY MADE MOST OF THE DECISION BUT I THINK SUPERINTENDENTS WERE IN LINE WITH THAT DECISION.

IT IS GIVING THEM SEVERAL WEEKS TO SL PROCESSES IN THE CLASSROOMS. TO MAKE THEM SAFER.

IT LOOKS LIKE 20% OF THE STUDENTS HAVE ELECTED TO PROBABLY STAY HOME AND DO FULL-TIME ONLINE SCHOOLING.

AT LEAST FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

BUT 80% OF THE KIDS ARE PLANNING TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL.

EVEN THAT 20% LETS US SOCIALLY DISTANT AN IT EASIER IN SOME OF THE BIG SCHOOLS, LIKE SCHOOL, MCCULLOUGH HIGH TO SEPARATE STUDENTS.

MOST OF THE KIDS WILL NOT BECOME ILL OR VERY HILL.

THEY ARE NOT SUPER SPREADERS OF THE DISEASE.

THEY MAY NOT SPREAD IT TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

OLDER STUDENTS IT IS POSSIBLE.

THEY ACT MORE LIKE ADULTS SO WE HAVE TO SERIOUSLY.

WATCH FOR THE SPREAD IN THE SCHOOLS.

100% MASK REQUIREMENT IS ESSENTIAL IN THIS SITUATION.

BECAUSE IF WE HAVE A PATIENT OR A STUDENT WITH THE VIRUS, AND NO ONE IS WEARING MASKS IN THE CLASSROOM, NOT ONLY DOES IT PUT THE KIDS AT RISK GETTING THE VIRUS NOW WE HAVE A CASE TO SHUT DOWN AND QUARANTINE AN ENTIRE CLASSROOM.

RIGHT NOW IF ONE STUDENT HAS IT AND IS WEARING A MASK AND TESTS POSITIVE AND ASYMPTOMATIC WE DON'T HAVE TO SHUT DOWN A CLASSROOM IF EVERYONE IS DOING P.P.E.

APPROPRIATELY.

WE DO IT IN THE MEDICAL FACILITY NOW.

IF A PATIENT COMES IN THE FACILITY, THEY WEAR A MASK AND I'M WEARING A MASK I DON'T QUARANTINED.

IT'S LOW RISK EXPOSURE.

WE EXTRAPOLATE THAT TO THE SCHOOL.

EVERYONE WANTS TO DO THIS SAFELY, AS POSSIBLE.

EDUCATIONALLY APPROPRIATELY AS POSSIBLE.

WE WILL MONITOR THE SITUATION CLOSELY.

THAT IS WHERE I SEE THINGS RIGHT NOW IN COUNTY.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR GIVE MORE DETAILS ON ANYTHING THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SURE.

I KNOW DR. SIMS YOU HAVE A HARD STOP IN A FEW MINUTES.

IF ANY DIRECTOR HAS A QUESTION, WANT TO MAKE IT CONCISE SO IT CAN BE ANSWERED.

>> I WANT TO THANK THE DOCTOR FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING.

MY QUESTION RELATES TO THE POTENTIAL MUTATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN OBSERVED IN THE CORONAVIRUS.

SARS2.

WHETHER IT IS BECOMING, WHETHER YOU BECOMING LESS DAMAGING, LESS MORBIDITY AND LOWER MORTALITY AND POTE MORE CONTAGIOUS ALONG THE SAME LINE?

>> RIGHT.

SO, THERE HAS BEEN ONE MAJOR MUTATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE CALL IT THE "D" TO "G" MUTATION.

THAT IS ABBREVIATION FOR THE AMINO ACID SEQUENCE OF THE VIRUS.

THAT OCCUR AND WE STARTED TO SEE A RAPID RISE IN "G" VARIANT IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH; WHEREAS, JANUARY OR FEBRUARY OF THE UN STATES ESSENTIALLY 98%

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PRESENTED CASE VARIANT.

NOW IT'S 98% ARE THE "G" VARIANT.

THE "G" VARIANT IS MORE, IT SEEMS TO DEVELOP HIGHER VIREMIUM IN PATIENTS TO MAKE IT MORE CONTAGIOUS AND EASILY SPREAD.

THAT IS PROBABLY WHY IT TOOK OVER AS THE MAJOR VARIANT.

BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO INCREASE THE MORTALITY.

IT IS HARD TO JUDGE MORTALITY RATES NOW JANUARY OR FEBRUARY BECAUSE WE WEREN'T GOOD AT TREATING THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THEN.

MORTALITY RATES COULD BE CORONAVIRUS RELATED OR SUPPORTIVE CARE RELATED.

WE ARE NOT GIVING FLUIDS AND PUTTING PE VENTILATOR EARLY AND WE ARE GIVING STEROIDS.

SOME OF THE MORTALITY DECREASE COULD BE FROM THAT.

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO CAUSE HIGHER MORTALITY.

THERE ARE SIX MAIN VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS NOW.

BUT LUCKILY THE VIRUS DOESN'T SEEM TO BE IN AREAS THAT WILL MAKE IT LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE SINGLE VACCINE.

UNLIKE A FLU THAT TENDS TO CHANGE MAJOR PROTEINS EASILY AND YOU NEED A NEW FLU SHOT EACH YEAR BECAUSE YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT EPITOPE TO TARGET VACCINE TO.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT WITH THE CORONAVIRUS.

THERE ARE MUTATIONS BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO MUTATE IN THE MAJOR TARGETS OF THE VACCINES AT THIS POINT.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

CAN YOU ADDRESS THE NEED FOR PATIENTS TO COME IN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IN TO THE DOCTORS OFFICES FOR ROUTINE CARE AND FOR EMER AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

IT'S HORRIBLE.

I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL PEOPLE DIE AT HOME BE HEART ATTACK BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE OF MY PATIENTS SAID I HAD A STROKE B WANT TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

I CAN SPEAK TO THE BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP BECAUSE I'M ON SOME OF THE CONFERENCE CALLS.

WE ARE TRYING TO SEND OUT INFORMATION AND DO PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION ON REMINDING PEOPLE IT'S SAFE TO GO TO YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

I TELL MY PATIENTS THIS IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN WORLD.

COME TO THE HOSPITAL.

RIGHT NOW IN ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL THEY HAVE 30 COVID CASES AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE.

THEY ARE IN ISOLATION AND PROTECTED AND WE ARE UTAHING THE APPROPRIATE P.P.E.

AROUND THEM.

IN THE OFFICE WE SCREEN EVERY PATIENT.

ACROSS THE WHOLE MEDICAL GROUP WE SCREEN PATIENT BY PHONE BEFORE THEY COME IN TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T HAVE THE RISK FAC OR SYMPTOMS. IF THEY DO WE HAVE A WAY TO DEAL WITH THE PATIENTS.

TO KEEP THEM BEING INTERMIXED WITH THE P THAT DON'T HAVE THE RISK FACTORS OR SYMPTOMS OF COVID.

PATIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

DOCTOR IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

FRONT DESK STAFF REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

PLASTIC SHIELDING.

THE TRANSMISSION IS UNHEARD OF IN THOSE SITUATIONS.

YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET THE VIRUS AT W KROGER OR HOME DEPOT THAN YOU ARE AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

ALSO WE UTILIZE VIRTUAL VISITS.

ONE GREAT THING THAT CORONAVIRUS TAUGHT US WE CAN HAVE THE ZOOM MEETINGS AND THE ZOOM VISITS.

I KNOW A LOT OF DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO DO IT ON THE PHONE.

IT'S NOT LEGAL.

BUT THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO GET IT DONE.

MEDICARE AND OTHER ENTITIES HAVE REQUIREMENTS FOR DOING IT APPROPRIATELY.

WE ARE TRYING TO GET UP TO 30% ZOOM VISITS MEDICAL GROUP BECAUSE IF YOU TAKE EVERY THIRD PATIENT OUT OF THE WAITING SOCIAL DISTANCING YOUR WAITING ROOM EASILY AND YOU DON'T EXPOSE PATIENTS ARE AT MORE RISK.

IF IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY.

SOME THINGS JUST CAN'T BE DONE VIA ZOOM.

I'M A MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE MEDICAL GROUP.

SO I HAVE OBGYNS IN MY GROUP.

THEY SAY HEY, WE CAN'T GET HIT 30% ZOOM VISITS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DO.

THAT IS TRUE.

BUT FAMILY PRACTICE, WHEN YOU DO THE BLO CHECKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, YOU CAN DO IT FROM HOME.

SO WE HAVE, WE ARE TRYING TO GET MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR CARE EITHER VIRTUALLY OR IN THE OFFICE TO MAKE SUR CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARE NOT BEING IGNORED LIKE BLOOD PRESSURE OTHER THINGS.

WHICH I CAN TELL YOU BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE DIABETES KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN CORONAVIRUS KILLS EACH YEAR.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THOSE ARE MAINTAINED.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

DR. SIMS I KNOW YOU REQUESTED 7:00 DEPARTURE.

I THINK YOU HAVE ANOTHER COMMITMENT.

IT'S RIGHT AT 7:00.

>> I APPRECIATE IT.

I'M GIVING A LOT OF THE LECTURES RIGHT NOW.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

EVERYONE IN ALL THE HEALTHCARE AND THE HO COMMUNITIES AND THE LOCAL PHYSICIANS, EVERYBODY IS DOING THEIR PART.

WE KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A MARATHON FOR YOU GUYS AND YOUR STAFF.

THE ONLY THING I HAVE A QUESTION ON IS ON THE SET RAC IT TRACKS A LOT OF DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SHOWS US THERE IS AVAILABLE BEDS.

PERHAPS YOU CAN TALK TO THE SET RAC FOLKS ABOUT TALKING ABOUT THE PERSONNEL AVAILABLE TO SERVICE THE PEOPLE.

IT PROVIDES IF YOU LOOK AT THE SET RAC RE ABOUT TO SHOW THEM IT LOOKS LIKE THE AMPLE CAPACITY AT TIMES WHEN YOU ARE THERE MAY BE BEDS BUT THERE

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IS NO PERSONNEL THEM.

MIGHT BE A GOOD DATA POINT TO ADD.

>> WE HAVE 250 BEDS.

WE CAN CONVERT EVERY ONE TO A COVID BED IF WE NEED TO WE DON'T HAVE 250 I.C.U.

NURSES TO STAFF THE BEDS.

THAT IS A GOOD POINT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY TRACK THAT.

IT IS HARD BECAUSE WE REPURPOSED A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER THE EPIDEMIC.

PUT ONE I.C.U.

NURSE WITH THE NON-I.C.U.

NURSES TO TAKE CARE OF A POD OF SEVEN PATIENTS CAN'T TRACK HOW MANY I.C.U.

NURSES WE HAVE ARE USING THE NON-I.C.U.

NURSES FOR THE NON-I.C.U.

CARE IN THE AREA TO THE AVAILABILITY FOR TWO OR THREE NURSES TO TREAT A LARGER NUMBER OF PATIENTS.

THAT IS A VALID POINT THEY NEED TO NOT MAKE IT LOOK AS CLEAR-CUT AS THE BED NUMBER EQUALS CAPACITY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ONE OTHER THING ON THE MORTALITY RATE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE AWARE OR MAYBE YOU ARE.

THE ANTIGEN TESTS ARE CURRENTLY NOT BEING COUNTED.

OR REPORTED.

THAT SKEWS THE DATA, THE GROSS DATA ELEMENTS.

IT WILL SHOW FEWER POSITIVES BUT IT SHO NEGATIVES.

DO YOU -- I KNOW THERE IS PEOPLE DEBATING THE ACCURACY OF THE ANTIGEN TESTS BUT THEY ARE NOT COMING IN THE DATA SETS.

>> THE ACCURACY OF THE TESTS ARE VARIABLE.

EVERY TEST HAS FALSE POSITIVES AND FALSE NEGATIVES.

IT VARIES WITH THE TYPE OF TESTING.

THE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS EVEN WITHIN THOSE, THERE ARE VARIANCES AND POSITIVES -- EXCUSE ME, FALSE POSITIVE AND FALSE NEGATIVE AND SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY.

SOME OF THEM USED BY SOME LESS SCRUPULOUS SUPPOSED TO BE CONFIRMED WITH THE P.C.R.

AND THEY ARE NOT DONE.

I THINK THAT IS WHY THOSE TESTS CAN'T BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CONFIRMED BY A P.C.R.

TEST.

OTHER ANTIGEN TESTS DON'T REQUIRE CONFIRMATION BY THE P.C.R.

TEST AND THOSE CAN BE COUNTED.

THERE IS SOME DISCREPANCY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE IT IN TO ACCOUNT.

THE TREND I THINK IS BETTER TO LOOK AT OVER ALL.

I CAN TELL YOU I LOOK ONLY AT THE ST. LUKE'S DATA EVERY DAY.

OUR DATA PRETTY MUCH CORRELATES, THE PATTERN CORRELATES SO I FEEL COMFORTABLE LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE IT'S CORRELATING WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING WHEN WE ONLY USE THE P.C.R.

TECHNOLOGY IN NUMBERS REPORT OUT INTERNALLY TO THE MEDICAL STAFFS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WELL, AGAIN WE APPRECIATE YOU.

WE WANT TO LET YOU GET BACK BECAUSE YOU HAVE ANOTHER ONE BEHIND US.

>> I APPRECIATE IT.

I APPRECIATE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO Y'ALL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, DR. SIMS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WILLIAM, WE'LL GO FROM THERE DIRECTLY TO MY SLIDE DECK.

I WILL TRY TO GO QUICK AND NOT REPEAT ANYTHING THAT THE DOCTOR ALREADY COVERED.

I KNOW WE HAVE OTHER AGENDA ITEMS TO GET TO.

THERE IS NEW DATA SETS THAT ARE OUT THERE NOW IN THE IMHE TRACKING SYSTEM.

THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED.

SO THIS FIRST REPORT IS TALKING ABOUT THE DAILY INFECTIONS AND THE TESTING.

IT GIVES YOU A PROJECTION OF WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE.

BASED ON VARIOUS LIKE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.

SO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MANY CONFIRMED INFECTIONS WE ARE SEEING.

THIS GOES BACK TO MARCH.

IT SPEAKS TO THE TREND LINE.

DR. SIMS WAS REPORTING.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

IT SHOWS YOU THE RAMPING UP OF THE NUMBER OF THE TESTS BEING DONE IN A GIVEN DAY.

SO WE ARE SEEING MORE TESTING.

WHICH IS GIVING US MORE RESULTS.

THE LAST SLIDE SHOWS INFECTION RATE SLOWING DOWN.

WE GO TO THE NEXT SLADE, THIS IS GOING T PROJECTED TOTAL DEATHS BY DECEMBER 1 FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.

THEY HAVE THE VARIOUS PROJECTIONS BASED ON THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE.

AND THE USE OF MASKS.

THEN WE GO TO NEXT SLIDE.

THIS TALKS ABOUT THE HOSPITAL RESOURCES STATEWIDE.

WE HAVE VARIOUS LINES HERE THAT HAVE DIFFERENT DATA POINTS.

I.C.U.

BEDS.

I.C.U.

BEDS NEEDED AND THE AVAILABLE AND THE VENTILATORS AVAILABLE.

EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE, WE HAVE ALL THE BEDS.

THE VENTILATORS THAT WE NEED.

TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A NEW DATA SET THE WASN'T AVAILABLE IN THE PAST.

THIS GOES BACK TO TRACK THE MOBILITY BASED ON THE CELL PHONE DATA.

IF YOU LOOK FAR LEFT THERE IS A BASELINE ACTIVITY CREATED BACK IN

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MARCH.

PRIOR TO CORONAVIRUS REALLY HEADING TOWARD SHUTDOWNS AND STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS.

YOU CAN SEE AT THE PEAK OF THE SHUTDOWN WE HAD A NEAR 50% REDUCTION IN MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE MOVING AROUND.

NOT GOING TO PARKS, NOT GOING TO WORK, N ANYWHERE.

IF YOU GO TO LOOK AT THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE, IT SHOWS THAT RIGHT NOW WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING WE ARE STILL 22% REDUCTION IN MOBILITY AND MOVING AROUND THAN WE WERE AT THE BASELINE PRE-PANDEMIC, PRE-SHUTDOWN.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE THE SET RAC REPORTS.

DR. SIMS' UPDATE, BED COUNTS.

THINK WITHOUT THE PERSONNEL DATA IT CAN GIVE YOU A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY BUT YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF THE COVID PATIENTS SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE PEAK OF JULY.

THIS IS GENERAL BEDS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE GENERAL BEDS FOR HARRIS COUNTY.

I SHOWS A SIMILAR DOWNWARD TREND.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE MONTGOMERY COUNTY I.C.U.

BEDS.

YOU CAN SEE A LARGE SPIKE IN MIDDLE OF JULY AND THAT WE ARE TAPERING BACK DOWN.

THE NEXT SLIDE WILL BE HARRIS COUNTY.

I.C.U.

BEDS.

SHOWS MORE SIGNIFICANT SLOPE.

WE ARE BACK DOWN TO PREJULY NUMBERS.

SO, ALL GOOD TRENDS ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

I WILL HOPE WE WILL FOLLOW UP ON THE NURSING AND THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF REQUIRED TO MAKE THE BEDS USABLE.

NEXT SLIDE IS TODAY'S UPDATE.

WE WILL SKIP THIS.

HE HIT THE DATA POINTS IN HIS PRESENTATION.

HE GAVE US A MORE ACCURATE UPDATE ON HOSPITALIZATIONS.

ACCOUNTING FOR OTHER COUNTY TRANSFERS.

THIS IS THE JOHNS HOPKINS REPORT.

THIS IS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT LAGS ONE DAY ON THE NUMBER OF THE POS BUT IT DOES PROVIDE YOU SOME COMPARABLE DATA.

YOU HAVE GOT IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER THE FATALITY RATE 1.45%.

THAT IS MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

PRETTY WELL IN LINE WITH WHAT DR. SIMS WAS SAYING.

IF YOU LOOK DIRECTLY ABOVE THAT LINE YOU WILL SEE THE STATE WIDE FATALITY RATE RIGHT NOW IS 1.9%.

THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE ABOUT THE ANTIGEN TESTS NOT INCLUDED THE GROSS NUMBERS IS, YOU KNOW, WITH THEM NOT BEING INCLUDED, YOU ADDED THEM BACK IN, YOU WOULD DRIVE DOWN PERCENTAGES BECAUSE YOU'D HAVE A HIGHER GROSS NUMBER TO DIVIDE AGAINST.

THAT IS ONE DATA POINT TO KEEP IN MIND.

ON THE LAST SLIDE IS THE SAME JOHNS HOPKI FOR HARRIS COUNTY.

FOR HARRIS COUNTY THE MORTALITY RATE IS 2.03%.

SO, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTIES.

AS HE MENTIONED, THE MOBILITY AND THE MA TRANSIT AND THE DENSITY OF POPULATION WILL VARIANCES, JUST BEING A SHORT DIFFERENCE.

BLESSED TO BE IN WOODLANDS.

AS FAST AS I CAN GIVE MY REPORT.

WE WILL GO TO DIRECTOR SNYDER WHO HAS A PRESENTATION.

SORRY.

I ADDED A BUNCH OF STUFF.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

WE'LL USE THESE IN THE DAILY UPDATES.

I DID SOME P.S.A.

MESSAGES TO GO OUT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

PEOPLE ASKING ABOUT THE MASK ORDERS.

THERE IS A MASK ORDER STATEWIDE.

THE GOVERNOR GAVE LATITUDE TO EACH OF THE CITIES AND THE COUNTIES TO COME UP WITH THEIR ENFORCEMENT AND FINE RULES.

HARRIS COUNTY IS IMPOSING A FINE AND ENFORCING.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS NOT.

YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

GROUP GATHERING.

GOVERNOR SIMILARLY GAVE FLEXIBILIT MUNICIPALITIES AND THE COUNTIES TO REGULATE THEIR AREAS.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY AS A TOWNSHIP.

WE FALL UNDER HARRIS COUNTY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT PART OF THE WOODLANDS Y YOU ARE SUGGEST TO DIFFERENT RULES BUT COMMUNICATING THIS INFORMATION WITH THE DAILY UPDATES.

NEXT SLIDE.

RESTAURANTS, SIMILARLY, HAVE A STATEWIDE STANDARD.

50% IN THE DINING CAPACITY.

BUT NOT A LIMITATION ON THE OUTDOOR DINING.

SO WE ARE TRYING TO REENCOURAGE THE RESIDENTS TO GET OUT USE LOCAL FACILITIES.

THE BUSINESSES NEED THEIR PATRONAGE WHETHER IT'S IN PERSON, OUTDOOR, CATERING OR TO-GO.

NEXT SLIDE.

OFFICES HAVE SIMILAR RESTRICTIONS.

THIS IS ALSO THE STATEWIDE DEAL.

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IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS.

IF YOU NOTICE CERTAIN RETAILERS THAT HAVE THE PEOPLE CHECKING THE NUMBER OF THE PEOPLE COMING IN THE STORE THERE IS OCCUPANCY RESTRICTION IN PLACE IN ORDER BUSINESS.

SO, THEY ARE MANAGING THE CAPACITY.

IF THEY HAVE THE SMALLER CAPACITY AND SMALLER STORE.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT ONE.

BACK TO SCHOOL.

I HAD THIS QUESTION MYSELF.

SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ARE FLASHING BUT EVERYB VIRTUAL.

IT'S STILL ENFORCEABLE FLASHING SPEED LIMIT ZONE.

YOU WON'T KNOW EXACTLY AS THIS COVID SCHOOL YEAR GOES ON WHO IS IN SCHOOL AND WHO IS VIRTUAL OR WHO IS HYBRID.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITY KNOWS IF YOU SEE FLASHING SCHOOL SIGN DURING THAT TIME THE SPEED LIMIT IS IN EFFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT ONE.

THIS HAS TO DO WITH JUST PRACTICING HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND THIS IS ALSO ABOUT REINFORCING WHAT THE DOCTOR SAID ABOUT GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

THE NEXT ONE.

THAT IS THE END.

GREAT.

SUBSET DATA POINTS I CUT VIDEO FOR TODAY T SEND OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

THEY WILL HAVE THE GRAPHICS TO GO WITH THEM.

TO TRY TO KEEP THEM GETTING CURRENT UPDATES VERSUS JUST SOME OF THE STUFF WE HAVE HAD.

NOW TO DR. SNYDER PRESENTATION IF WE CAN.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: OKAY.

I WILL ALSO BE VERY QUICK TO GO THROUGH.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

ONE THING I DID WANT TO SEE.

CISD THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, YESTERDAY, DID START SCHOOL.

FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS.

SO, THAT IS ANOTHER REASON THAT FLASHING LIGHTS.

THEY ARE DOING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ATTENDANCE.

SO, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WILLIAM.

I WANTED TO SHARE WITH US ALL THAT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE WOODLANDS WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND HAVI CHALLENGES.

SO, WE AS A TOWNSHIP BOARD AND COMMUNITY ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR NON-PROFITS.

INTERFAITH OF THE WOODLANDS, HOMETOWN NON-PROFIT, HAS SEEN 100% INCREASE FOR EACH SERVICE.

FOOD PANTRY, CRISIS, AS WELL AS THEIR GROCERY DELIVERY TO SENIORS.

THE ONE THING THEY DID WANT ME TO MENTION IS THAT THEY ARE STILL PROVIDING THE SERVICES.

BUT IT'S EITHER CURBSIDE OR BY PHONE.

THEY APPROPRIATE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDING AND ALSO THE GENEROSITY OF THE COMMUNITY FOR THE FOOD PANTRY AND FINANCIAL DONATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK NOT ONLY SERVES RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS, BUT THE ENTIRE MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THEY HAVE SERVED 131% INCREASE OVER THE 2 THROUGH THE END OF JULY TIME FRAME.

TOTAL MEALS ARE OVER 5 MILLION.

THEY HAVE SEEN DOWN TICK SOMEWHAT SINCE APRIL AND MAY BUT THEY STILL HAVE A CONSTANT REQUEST FROM IF THE FOOD PANTRY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

INCLUDING ALL THE FOOD PANTRIES IN THE WOODLANDS.

THEIR DISTRIBUTION INCREASED BY 62% IN COMPARISON TO 2019.

CISD, MONTGOMERY AND MAGNOLIA, THEY ARE A THANKFUL FOR WHAT THE FOOD BANK PROVIDED.

THE NEXT SLIDE, WILLIAM.

MEALS ON WHEELS SERVES THE SENIORS.

THEY HAVE ADDED A NUMBER OF SENIORS SINCE THE MID-MARCH THROUGH END OF JULY.

THEY HAVE DELIVERED CLOSE TO 100,000 MEALS.

WHICH IS A BIG UPTICK FROM BEFORE.

THEY ARE STILL OFFERING TRANSPORTATION.

BUT THE TRANSPORTATION IS LIMITED TO ONE RIDER PER VEHICLE.

DUE TO COVID-19.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER WHICH ALSO HAS PRESENCE IN THE WOODLANDS HAS SEEN THEIR GREATEST INCREASE IN IN THE FOOD ASSISTANCE.

THEY DO MOBILE MARKETS SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK.

AS DOES INTERFAITH AND MEALS ON WHEELS.

THE COLLABORATIVE WITH A NUMBER OF THE FAITH-BASED.

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AS WELL AS THE OTHER NON-PROFITS TO HELP.

THESE STRUGGLING FAMILIES AND THE INDIVIDUALS NEEDING SERVICES.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE GENERO COMMUNITY AND COUNTY HAS INCREASED FOR THEM.

BUT BECAUSE THE NEED HAS RISEN BY 67%.

ONE MENTION THAT I DID WANT TO INCLUDE IS -- NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

I THINK CHAIRMAN BUNCH MENTIONED IT ALSO.

SUICIDE IS PREVALENT.

IT HAS BEEN DRASTICALLY INCREASED.

MOST NOTICEABLY STUDIES HAVE SHOWN AND SURVEYS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.

THIS PAST YEAR, WITH AS MANY AS 1 IN 4, AGES 18 THROUGH 24 CONSIDERING SUICIDE.

ADULT POPULATION, ACCORDING TO THE C.D.C. REPORTED THAT 11% OF THE ADULTS SURVEYED HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE.

YOU KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS H PREVIOUS EVENTS, BE IT HURRICANE IKE OR KATRINA, RITA, IMELDA, SOME OF THE OTHER CATASTROPHES THAT WE HAVE HAD, HAVE HAD A START, MIDDLE AND END.

THIS DOESN'T DISCONNECT.

UNLIKE 9/11 OR HURRICANES, THE CORONAVIRU ISN'T JUST SOMETHING WE WATCH ON THE NEWS.

IT'S NOT LIMITED TO A SPECIFIC TIME AND PLACE.

IT'S EVERYWHERE.

FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO H END DATE.

WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE.

AND ONE OF THESE IS YES TO YOUTH.

THEY WANT TO SHARE THE CRISIS HOTLINE.

888-756-8682.

THEY HAVE SEEN DRAMATIC INCREASE IN SUICIDES.

CHILD ABUSE.

AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.

WANTED TO HAVE US.

THEY WERE THANKFUL THAT WE AS A TOWNSHIP BOARD WOULD OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR HOTLINE DURING OUR MEETING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE OTHER CHILDREN SAFE HARBOR, AS YOU KNOW, WE PARTNER AND GIVE FUNDS TO CONSTABLE GABLE, PRECINCT THREE.

DR. CONSTANCE, WHO HEADS UP THE CHILDREN'S SAFE HARBOR WANTED ME TO SHARE THEY HAVE SERVED MORE CHILDREN BETWEEN 3, MID-MARCH TO MAY 31 THAN ANY OTHER AGENCY IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA.

THESE CASES DON'T BE MORE VIOLENT AND ALSO AGGRESSIVE.

THEY ARE VERY, VERY THANKFUL FOR THE TOWNSHIP AND OF COURSE CONSTABLE GABLE'S SUPPORT IN HELPING THEM WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, THEIR MENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS AS WELL AS BEING ADVOCATES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HAVE SHARED BEFORE MOSAICS OF MERCY, WHI RESOURCE HUB FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING.

AGAIN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER NON-PROFITS, THEY WILL HELP YOU NAVIGATE WITH OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES.

AS WELL AS PODCAST, AS WELL AS SHARE IT W INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLING WHERE TO FIND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND HELP.

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU.

I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT OR TALK TO EACH ONE OF THE LEADERS AND/OR THEIR STAFF.

THEY ARE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL THAT THE TOWNSHIP HAS MADE THIS A PRIORITY TO REACH OUT AND LET PEOPLE BE AWARE OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DR. SNYDER.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE NON-PROFIT GROUPS THAT CONTINUE TO LIFT UP THOSE WHO NEED HELP.

REACH THOSE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE DAILY AND AT A TIME OF CRISIS.

ALL RIGHT.

DR. SHELLEY, DR. SIMS WAS AN UPDATE FOR TODAY.

WE NEED MOTION TO APPROVE THE UPDATES.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I'M MOVE THAT.

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>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ART IN FAVOR OF ACCEPT THING UPDATE SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OPPOSED? WE'LL GO ON TO AGENDA ITEM 8, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON CONTINUING THE BUDGET

[8. Receive, consider and act upon continuing the Budget Task Force for 2020 and 2021 budget years (as requested by Chairman Bunch and Director Milner);]

TASK FORCE FOR 2020 AND 2021 BUDGET YEARS.I THIS IS A LONG DISCUSSION.

WE WANTED TO CONTINUE THE BUDGET THRO CORONAVIRUS PERIOD.

WE PROBABLY COULD GET A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> I DO HAVE A QUESTION, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GO AHEAD.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: IF I MAY.

LAST FALL AT THE SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 MEETING, WHERE WE RECEIVED THE CONSIDER AND ACTED UPON A PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP AND THE GENERAL MANAGER, SUSAN WELLBUS DISCUSSED A SEARCH FIRM AS WELL AS IDENTIFYING WE NEEDED A TASK FORCE.

OF AT LEAST THREE BOARD MEMBERS.

I KNOW THAT I HAD PRIOR TO THIS JOHN BROWN INTERVIEWED SOME OF THE, NOT THE FINALISTS SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE FIRE CHIEF.

AND AT THAT TIME, DURING THIS MEETING ON 19, YOU STATED THAT YOU, OF COURSE, SHOULD BE PART OF THE TASK FORCE AND RECOMMENDED DIRECTOR RIESER AND DIRECTOR BROWN.

YOU SAID TO ME, "I DON'T WANT DIRECTOR SN IN A STRADDLING POSITION BECAUSE I RE-ELECTION." I FIND IT INTERESTING AND IT'S -- THAT BOTH FOR '21 TWO THAT ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION FROM THAT TASK FORCE.

THAT IT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I REALIZE THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ONE WAS HIRING AND INTERVIEWING.

WHAT DATE DID WE HIRE THE FIRE CHIEF?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I'M SHOWING THAT WE PUT ON SEPTEMBER 19, THE AGENDA ITEM WAS TO DISCUSS THE RECRUITMENT FOR THE REPLACEMENT.

I WAS NOT ON THE FINAL INTERVIEW FOR FIRE CHIEF.

I WAS ON THE ONE PRIOR TO THAT WHEN WE INT BELIEVE, SIX.

BUT ON SEPTEMBER 19, YOU FELT THAT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PUT ME -- AND I AGREED -- AND YOUR COMMENT WAS "IN A STRADDLING POSITION WAS UP FOR RE-ELECTION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OF COURSE, I DON'T HAVE THE DATE WE ACTUALLY ENDED UP HIRING THE CHIEF.

BUT I BELIEVE IT WAS BEYOND THE ELECTION DATE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE CUTOFF THINGS.

SO, MAYBE STAFF CAN TELL ME WHEN DID WE HIRE?

>> THE FIRE CHIEF'S FIRST DAY OF WORK, I WANT TO SAY IT WAS NOVEMBER 30.

I THINK HE WAS HIRED AS I RECALL IN OCTOBER.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> WHEN IT OCCURRED.

YES.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO WHAT WE ARE ASKING NOW IS FOR THE EXISTING 2020 BUDGET TASK FORCE TO STAY ON TASK FORCE FOR 2020.

THAT WE WOULD HAVE A CONTINUATION OF A BUDGET TASK FORCE IN 2021.

WE CLEARLY BASED ON OUTCOME OF AN ELECTIO CHANGE THE MEMBERS OF THE 2021 BUDGET SHOULD THERE BE A CHANGE IN THE DIRECTORS AVAILABLE.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: SO WE ARE JUST APPROVING THE TASK FORCE NOT THE INDIVIDUALS?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NO.

I THINK THE TASK FORCE FOR 2020 HAS BEEN APPROVED.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WELL, YES.

IT SAYS 2021.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

IT CAME UP IN THE BUDGET WORKSHOP.

GO AHEAD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH, CAN I SAY A WORD? IF I LOSE MY ELECTION, ANN.

OBVIOUSLY YOU WILL HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE ON THE BUDGET TASK FORCE.

THIS IS A SILLY CONVERSATION, FRANKLY.

ANN, LET ME FINISH.

WE ARE JUST DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING, YOU THE BUDGET.

IT'S -- SO WE SHOULD SWITCH OUT NOW AFTER, YOU KNOW, BOB AND JOHN AND I HAVE BASICALLY DONE ALL THIS WORK AND GOTTEN TO THIS POINT.

SO WE'LL JUST SWITCH IT UP BECAUSE WE RE-ELECTION? THAT DOESN'T MAKE A HECK OF A LOT OF SENSE, FRANKLY.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WELL, IT MADE SENSE LAST YEAR WHEN I WAS UP FOR RE-ELECTION.

IT'S A POINT TO MENTION.

I AM WORTHY OF MY OPINION AS MUCH AS YOU ARE.

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I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: I'M NOT SAYING THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION.

I DIDN'T ASK YOU TO STEP OFF THAT PARTICULAR COMMITTEE EITHER.

YOU SAID DAND I BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAID WAS YEAH, THAT IS PROBABLY APPROPRIATE.

I DON'T KNOW IT'S REALLY APPROPRIAT PARTICULAR CASE.

WE ARE JUST CONTINUING TO WORK ON THE STU BEEN WORKING ON.

IF I DON'T WIN, OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO REPLACE ME.

BIG DEAL.

I JUST THINK THIS IS PRETTY SILLY.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WELL, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

SO THE AGENDA IS STYLED FOR TWO YEARS.

THERE IS NO BENEFIT OF DEBATING 2021.

BECAUSE WE HAVE FOUR DIRECTORS UP FOR RE-ELECTION.

I THINK THE INTENT WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ALL AGREED IN THE BUDGET PROCESS THAT THE BUDGET TASK FORCE WOULD CONTINUE FOR 2020.

THIS IS JUST CODIFYING THAT.

VALIDATING THAT PART.

WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING FOR 2021.

THAT IS A DECISION TO BE MADE AFTER THE ELECTION.

>> I ABSOLUTELY AGREE, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: FROM A PROCEDURAL STANDPOINT WE HAVEN'T DISBANDED THE BUDGET TASK FORCE.

DO WE EVEN NEED TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUATION OF THE ONE WE HAVE ALREADY APPOINTED? OR IS IT ALREADY APPROVED FOR THE 2020?

>> I THINK IT'S APPROVED FOR 2020.

I THINK IT'S HELPFUL THE WORK Y'ALL HAVE DONE.

IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE EACH ONE OF US PARTICULAR GROUP TO LOOK AT EVERY SINGLE ITEM WE CAN IN THIS TIME.

I THINK IT CONTINUES UNTIL WE DECIDE OTHERWISE.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: WOULD YOU LIKE A MOTION TO CONTINUE PROCEEDING OR YOU WANT A DISCUSSION?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WE NEED A MOTION TO PROCEED.

WE APPOINTED A 2020 BUDGET TASK FORCE I BELIEVE IN EITHER MARCH OR APRIL.