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WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

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QUICK PRAYER.

AND DEAR GOD, THANK YOU FOR TODAY AND WE JUST PRAY FOR ALL THOSE IN HURRICANE LAURA'S PATH.

WE PRAY FOR THEIR PROTECTION, WE PRAY FO THEIR RECOVERY.

WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR INTERVENTI CORONAVIRUS HEALING FOR THOSE WHO ARE POSITIVE AND PROTECTION FROM THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET CONTRACTED THE DISEASE.

WE PRAY IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW GO TO THE PLEDGES TO OUR FLAGS.

>> 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.

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

DECLARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW THE MEETING WAS POSTED 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE

[2. Call meeting to order;]

INSIDE THE BOUNDARY OF THE TOWNSHIP AT TOWN HALL AND ALSO POSTED ONLINE.

AND IS BEING HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DECLARATIONS MADED BY TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT, TEMPORARY SUSPENDING THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

I WILL TAKE ATTENDANCE.

DIRECTOR BROWN?

>> TREASURER BROWN:

>> I THINK HE IS ON HIS WAY TO PHILADELPHIA.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

I'LL TAKE THAT AS A NO.

DIRECTOR MILNER?

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR NELSON?

>> DIRECTOR NELSON: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR RIESER?

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR SNYDER?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: PRESENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE HAVE SIX OUT OF SEVEN, A QUORUM.

WE NEED A MOTION TO ACCEPT OUR AGENDA.

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

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

WE HAVE AN AGENDA.

WE ARE GOING TO PUBLIC COMMENT.

[4. Public comment;* ]

THEY ARE ALSO HELD VIA CONFERENCE.

WE TAKE IN ORDER THE CALLS RECEIVED.

WE ASK THAT EACH PERSON TRY TO LIMIT COMM AROUND THREE MINUTES.

WE WILL START WITH OUR FIRST CALLER.

WHEN YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGED, STATE YOUR NAME AND AREA OF THE WOODLANDS.

ALL RIGHT.

FIRST CALLER.

>> CALLER 6034.

>> CALLER: HELLO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: HELLO.

CAN I GET YOUR NAME?

>> CALLER: YES.

THIS IS LAURA NORTON.

I LIVE IN CONFERENCE CROSSING AND I'M ON M.U.D.

47 BOARD.

MY COMMENTS THIS EVENING ARE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH WATER IN THIS COUNTY IS RUINOUS TO THE OUTSIDE RESIDENTS.

IT STARTED WHEN THEY TRIED TO UNDERMINE THE CONTRACT.

CONROE TRIED TO SHORT PAY THE SJRA AND TH ENSUED.

YOU PROBABLY SAW CREPTLY THE WOOD -- SAW RECENTLY THE WOODLANDS TRUSTEE BOARD REFUSED TO INCREASE THE RATE TO PAY FOR THE LAWSUIT.

SO SJRA WILL DIP IN THEIR RESERVE FUNDS.

THIS ISN'T GOOD FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.

MAJOR OWNER OF THE BONDS.

ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE WOODLANDS TOOK PLACE IN THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION.

WHEN THE LSGCD BOARD BECAME ALL ELECTED BOARD.

IN THAT ELECTION, SEVEN PEOPLE RAN ON A P THAT CLAIMED TO BE FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS.

AND AS THEIR SLOGAN WENT "FOR RESTORING WATER." THOSE PROMISES MAY HAVE SOUNDED GREAT BUT THEY WEREN'T.

THEY WERE WINNING CAMPAIGN SLOGANS THAT WOULD DO THE OPPOSITE FOR THE WOODLANDS VOTERS.

WHAT WE GOT WITH THE SEVEN WAS COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE WOODLANDS PROPERTY OWNERS RIGHTS TO PROTECT THEIR LAND FROM SUBS AND FLOODING.

AND AS WE DRAW DOWN THE WATER TABLE WITH PUMPING, WE WILL HAVE TO RETOOL OUR WELLS AT A COST OF $60 MILLION TO DRILL DEEPER AND EMPLOY MORE POWER.

I THOUGHT I WOULD TAKE UP THIS CONCERN IN OPEN COMMENT PORTION OF A TOWNSHIP MEETING TONIGHT BECAUSE RECENTLY THAT YOU HAD ABOUT 70 CALLERS CALL IN WITH PUBLIC OPEN COMMENTS ON A PROCLAMATION.

OUR CURRENT WATER ISSUES ARE A BIG DEAL.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS CALLING IN AND VOICING THEIR

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CONCERNS OVER WHAT THE LSGCD IS DOING AND THE EFFECT IT WILL HAVE ON OUR WATER RATES AND ON OUR PROPERTIES.

THEIR NEXT MEETING IS AT 6:00 P.M.

ON SEPTEMBER 8.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MISS NORTON.

WE WILL TAKE OUR NEXT CALL.

OUR NEXT CALLER?

>> CALLER 5898.

>> CALLER: HI.

THIS IS MARK UNLAND.

I'M FROM COCHRANS CROSSING.

THANK YOU FOR CHANCE TO PROVIDE COMMENTS.

I HAVE TWO COMMENTS.

ONE IS FOR THE BOARD.

ONE IS FOR ANYONE LISTENING.

THE COMMENT FOR THE BOARD AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING THERE WAS A SUGGESTION THAT WE SHOULD TRY TO GET THE TEMPORARY ROAD THAT WAS BUILT IN THE DRAINAGE EASEMENT FOR A PIPE REPAIR LEFT AS PERMANENT.

THE LAST TIME THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT CAME UP WAS WHEN THE BIKE PLAN, THAT IS NOT THE NAME BUT THAT IS THE WAY I THINK OF IT.

THE BIKE PLAN A FEW YEARS AGO.

WHEN THE BIKE PLAN WAS PROPOSED THERE WAS A LOT OF NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ON ADDING BIKE PATHS IN THE DRAINAGE EASEMENTS.

I SEEM TO REMEMBER THAT THE BOARD EVEN ACCEPTING THE BIKE PLAN EXCEPT FOR PATHS IN THE DRAINAGE EASEMENTS.

SO I URGE THE BOARD NOT TO TAKE ANY AC ROADWAY SUGGESTING ANYBODY DO ANYTHING TO KEEP THE ROADWAY UNTIL YOU GET SUFFICIENT FEEDBACK FROM RESIDENTS.

ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH THE ADJACENT PATHS.

THEY SHOULD HAVE THE VETO POWER.

SOMETHING TO MAKE US UNIQUE, THE PREDICTABILITY.

WE HAVE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS SO I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE MAYOR CHANGES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING CONVENIENCE STORE AT THE CORNER OF MY STREET.

CONVERTING GRASS LAND AND GREEN SPACE IS A MAJOR CHANGE TO THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO DON'T TAKE ANY ACTION UNTIL YOU GET EN FEEDBACK.

THE SECOND COMMENT IS TO ANYONE LISTENING.

TO LONE STAR GROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT -- I HEARD MISS NORTON MENTION THAT AS WELL -- IS ABOUT TO APPROVE NEW RULE GROUND WATER IS GOING TO BE USED.

PART OF THE PLAN FOR GROUND WATER USE IS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF THE WATER THAT IS GOING TO BE EXTRACTED BY 50%.

SO 50% MORE IN THE FUTURE THAN HAS BEEN D PAST.

THE FORECAST FOR THAT USE OF WATER IS FOR THE GROUND SUBSIDENCE TO ANYWHERE FROM A FOOT TO FOUR FEET IN OUR AREA.

TO ME, SUBSIDENCE IS A FANCY WORD FOR SINKING.

IF OUR HOMES SINK, THEN WE ARE GOING TO E MORE HOMES FLOODING, AS WELL AS MORE FAULTING, AND MORE CRACKING OF FOUNDATIONS.

SO TO ME THE GROUND WATER USE SHOULD BE L WHATEVER CAN BE EXTRACTING WITH NO SINKING.

IT SHOULD BE ZERO.

NOT ONE FEET OR TWO FEET OR FOUR FEET.

IT SHOULD BE ZERO.

IT'S JUST NOT FAIR FOR SOME ENTITIES TO GET CHEAP GROUND WATER AND HAVE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE.

SO IF ANYBODY IS LISTENING, WORRIED ABOUT DRAINAGE AND FLOODING AND FUTURE FLOODING OR CRACKING OR BAD FOUNDATIONS, THEN PLEASE PROVIDE FEEDBACK TO THE LONE STAR GROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT LET THEM KNOW WE EXPECT RULES THAT PREVENT THE OF GROUND WATER FROM AFFECTING OUR HOMES.

DO IT QUICKLY BECAUSE THEY PLAN TO VOTE ON THE NEW RULES SEPTEMBER 8.

THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO PROVIDE COMMENTS.

THANKS TO THE BOARD FOR LISTENING.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

WE WILL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 0696.

>> CALLER: GOOD EVENING.

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THIS IS NELDA BLAIR.

FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, THE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND THE FOUNDING CARE OF THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.

THE GOVERNANCE TIMELINE INFO GRAPHIC ON THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE SKIPS FROM 2007 TO 2010.

A TIME PERIOD DON NORRELL AND I REMEMBER QUITE WELL.

DURING THAT TIME THE WOODLANDS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AND THE TOWN CENTER IMPROVEMENT MADE HISTORY BY COMBINING IN TO ONE GOVERNING BODY CALLED "THE TRANSITION." SPAN OVER THREE YEARS.

COMBINING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT LEADERSHIP, STAFF, POLICIES, BUDGETS, AND MIND SETS.

NOT AN EASY TASK FORCE.

BUT THAT WAS YOUR JOB, RIGHT, DON? I KNOW YOU REMEMBER THE TRANSITION TEAM MEETINGS IN 2007.

WHILE WE ALL HAD THE SAME GOAL IN MIND, THE DISCUSSION WAS OFTEN TENSE TO SAY THE LEAST.

YET, WE REACHED CONSENSUS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO ADMIT, DON, BUT I IMAG THOUGHT OF WORKING WITH ME AS YOUR CHAIRMAN AT THAT TIME WASN'T SOMETHIN RELISHED.

ALONG CAME HURRICANE IKE IN SEPTEMBER 2008.

FLOODED STREETS.

HIGH WINDS, HUNDREDS OF DOWNED TREES AND EVERYWHERE FOR DAYS.

DON, I TRULY THINK YOU AND I FIRST BOND CONFERENCE CALL WITH ENERGY WHEN WE AGREED TO GET POWER ON AT OUR HOSPITAL.

TEAMWORK WAS ESSENTIAL TO REVIVE OUR COMMUNITY.

A YEAR IN THE TRANSITION YOU AND I DECIDED WE COULD TRIM THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM THREE YEARS TO TWO.

ATTORNEY MIKE PAGE THOUGHT WE HAD LOST IT.

BUT WE DID IT.

AND OUR NEW GOVERNMENT WAS WORKING.

TOGETHER WE INSTITUTED SEMI-ANNUA MEETINGS TO KEEP RESIDENTS ENGAGED.

YOU WORKED HARD AT THOSE THOROUGH PRESENTATIONS.

WHILE I ALWAYS USED IT AS AN EXCUSE TO BUY NEW SHOES.

TOGETHER, WE WELCOMED IRONMAN TO THE WOODLANDS.

EVEN AFTER I TOLD YOU AND NICK WOLDA THEY REAL DEAL BECAUSE THE REAL IRON MAN WAS TOO BIG FOR US AND THOSE WERE IRON WANNABES.

THANK GOODNESS Y'ALL CONVINCED ME THEY WE LEGIT.

THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE TO BUY INSTEAD OF TOWNSHIP'S BUILDING.

WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO ACT.

WE DECIDED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

WE DID EXACTLY THAT.

I REMEMBER YOU ENVISIONED ENHANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES.

YET OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SHERIFF DE WASN'T EXACTLY B.F.F.S.

SO YOU AND I TAG TEAMED THEN SHERIFF GAUGE AND OUR COUNTY CONTACTS.

FORMING A CRUCIAL PUBLIC SAFETY PARTNERSHIP.

YOU WERE INSISTENT ON FORMING THE TOWNSHI ENFORCEMENT DISTRICT SIX, WHICH HONESTLY I UNDERSTAND AT THE TIME.

NOW I GET IT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PERSISTENCE.

THERE IS SO MANY MORE UNIQUENESSES AROUND OUR TOWNSHIP THAT ORIGINATED IN YOUR OFFICE.

BUT I ONLY HAVE THREE MINUTES.

SO DON NORRELL, OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE DILIGENCE, YOUR RESILIENCE, AND YOUR GENUINE LOVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

ALWAYS BE PROUD OF THE SUCCESSFUL TOWNSHIP YOU HELPED BUILD.

ALL THE BEST, DON.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, NELDA.

AND DON, OF COURSE.

WE WILL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 4264.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CALLER?

>> CALLER: GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN.

GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN BUNCH AND DIRECTOR.

THIS IS NANCY BECKER, PRESIDENT OF CREEKSIDE PARK.

I JUST WANTED TO CHECK IN AND LET YOU KNOW ALL IS WELL CURRENTLY IN OUR VILLAGE.

WE ARE NOW AWAITING THE OPENING OF 7 -ELEVEN/EXXON-MOBIL CONVENIENCE STORE WHICH WILL ALSO HAVE A LAREDO TACO COMPANY, WHICH DR. NUNES WILL BE EXCITED ABOUT.

THEY REOPENED MUCH TO THE HAPPINESS OF THE RESIDENTS.

AND EVANTI AND REFUGE HAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE PATIO ON WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

RESIDENTS ARE HAPPY TO SEE A NEW WATER FOUNTAIN/PET WATERING STATION THAT HAS JUST BEEN INSTALLED AT THE FOOT BRIDGE PATH PARK.

FINALLY, I'D LIKE TO PUT A BUG IN YOUR EAR.

CONCERNING A PAINT RECYCLING CENTER AT OUR RESEARCH FOREST RECYCLING CENTER.

CURRENTLY OUR RESIDENTS HERE IN THE CREEKSIDE PARK WHICH ARE IN HARRIS COUNTY HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY OVER TO 290 TO RECYCLE PAINT.

CURRENTLY AS I UNDERSTAND IT, JUDGE HIDAL REOPENED THAT CENTER SINCE COVID-19.

I WILL BE CONTACTING YOU ALL AGAIN AFTER I HEAR BACK FROM EVAN OF PRECINCT THREE WITH

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MORE INFORMATION ON USING POTENTIAL GRANT MONEY.

THANK YOU.

STAY SAFE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, NANCY.

WE'LL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 9323.

>> CALLER: HELLO.

THIS IS MARK MEINRAFT.

I'M CALLING THIS MEETING BECAUSE I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE RETURN TO GROUND WATER WITHDRAWAL FROM THE AQUA FORS UNDER COCHRANS CROSSING.

IT WILL EXACERBATE THE MOVEMENT UNDER MY HOUSE AND IN MY COMMUNITY IN GENERAL.

IN 2014, THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY SCIENTIFIC SUR FAY TO DETERMINE IF PANTHER BRANCH FALL EXTENDED FROM MY BOTH MONTGOMERY COUNTY APPRAISAL BOARD AND ASSUME, CONCEDE IS ON THE PANTHER BRANCH FAULT TO A LONG CRACK IN THE WEST PARKING LOT OF THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PIPELINE.

I IT CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE IT'S SO BIG.

IT GOES FROM ONE END OF THE PARKING LOT TO THE OTHER AND POINTS TO DIRECTLY TO WHERE THE PIPELINE CROSSES THE ENTRANCE TO THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL.

ONE OF THE BUSIEST INTERSECTI WOODLANDS TWICE A DAY.

THIS WAS COMPLETED LAST MARCH.

CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF THE SJRA SURVEY SHOWS THE PANTHER BRANCH FAULT IS SLIGHT.

THE MOVEMENT IS SLIGHT SINCE IT BECAME OPERATIONAL FIVE YEARS AGO.

WHEN THE SJRA PIPELINE STARTED TO DELIVER WATER FROM LAKE CONROE IS RATE DECREASED INCH A YEAR TO TO LESS THAN A HALF INCH EVERY FIVE YEARS.

THIS WAS SEEN IN JULY 24, 2019.

THE TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING WITH MIKE TURKO FROM THE SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT.

MY HOUSE SANK AT THE SAME RATE.

THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MY HOUSE IN 1992 BEGAN TO SINK AT HALF AN INCH A YEAR AND DID SO TO 2014 WHEN THE PIPELINE OPENED.

THE SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSION OVER WHETHER THE PIPELINE IS SUBSIDENCE FAULT IS WHETHER IT MIGHT THREATEN THE GRP PIPELINE.

THE SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSION OF AN ACTIVE FAULT DEPENDS ON THE PATTERN OF THE ELEVATION CHANGES WHERE THE IN ELEVATION ON ONE S FAULT ARE HIGHER THAN THE OTHER.

THIS BASED ON PATTERN THAT CHANGES.

IT'S WHETHER THEY ARE SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO DAMAGE THE PIPELINE.

I WILL ASSUME THESE ARE THE TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES.

AND THAT IT'S TRUE THAT THE ELEVATION MEASURED IN THE SURVEY WHERE TOO SMALL FOR A CONTEMPORANEOUS PIPELINE BUT THEY WERE EXACTLY AS PREDICTED IN THE 2013.

A CLEAR SEVEN YEARS BEFORE THE CONCLUSION SURVEY.

I ASK YOU -- WELL, I ASK THAT AS THE SJR THEIR DATA, THAT YOU LISTEN CAREFULLY FOR THE RESULTS FROM THEIR TENTH REMEASURE.

CURRENTLY ON THE WEBSITE THEY REPORT NO FAULT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF RESEARCH FOREST DRIVE WHERE THE FAULT WAS PRED CROSS THE PIPELINE.

I BELIEVE IT SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE MEASURED IN THE FUTURE TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A CAUSAL EFFECT OF THE GROUNDWATER EXTRACTION.

AS I UNDERSTAND FROM THIS GROUP THE GROUND WATER EXTRACTION WILL RETURN POSSIBLY TO MORE THAN IT WAS BEFORE IF THOSE NUMBERS ARE CORRECT.

THE ELVIS CHANGES IN THE FAULT SIDE OF TH BRANCH FAULT, WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE MEASURING.

CLARIFY IF YOU CAN IF THEY STAND BEHI MEASURE OF THE REPORT FOR THE CONCLUSIONS FROM THIS FAULT.

ON THEIR WEBSITE AS OF TODAY.

IT'S AT VARIANCE WITH WHAT COMMON SENSE SAYS.

THE PUBLIC CONCLUSION THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF AN ACTIVE FAULT BARRIER GENERATING SUPPORT OF THE MONITORING SITE STANDS IN THE WAY FOR TO US PROCEED WITH THE MONITORING STATION TO TELL US IF THE W WITHDRAWAL FROM THE AQUIFERS DOES AFFECT THE STRUCTURES ON THE SURFACE OF THE WOODLANDS AND HOW HOW

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MUCH IT AFFECTS THEM WHAT THE CORRELATION LOOKS LIKE.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE FOR CRAFTING UNDERNEATH THE ENTRANCE OF THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL I SUGGEST THAT YOU GOOGLE THE TERMS "WATER PIPELINE, BREAK UCLA CAMPUS 2014." YOUTUBE WILL SHOW Y A PIPELINE HALF THE SIZE OF THE G.R.P.

UNDERNEATH THE ENTRANCE THE WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL.

BREAK THAT IS SPILLING 20 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER.

CODING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DAMAGE.

IMAGINE THIS HAPPENED UNDER THE BUSIEST INTERSECTION OF THE WOODLANDS TWICE A DAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, YOUR PATIENCE A INTEREST IN THIS TOPIC.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

WE WILL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

>> CALLER: HELLO.

I'M ALDEN BRIDGE AREA.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE CAN.

>> CALLER: ALSO, VERY MUCH WOW TO THE PREVIOUS CALLERS.

IN MY EXTENSIVE HISTORY AND THE GOVERNANCE BOARDS AND THE COMMITTEES ON THE WOODLANDS FROM 1997 TO ONE BOARD TODAY I APPLAUD THEM.

THEY ARE ON POINT.

ESPECIALLY IN REGARD TO GROUND WATER.

AND IN REGARD TO THE FORMER CHAIRMAN BLAIR SAID AND ESPECIALLY AS REGARD SOME OF THE EARLIER WORDS AS WELL.

IN THE FIRST PLACE I WANT TO REALLY THANK DON NORRELL FOR HIS SERVICE AND FOR THE TEAM, UPSTANDING TEAM OF THE RESIDENT TEAM -- I MEAN THE STAFF TEAM THAT HE HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED.

IT IS OUTSTANDING.

AS IS DON.

AND WE KNEW THAT.

SEVERAL OF US WERE PRIVILEGED TO BE ON T SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HIRED DON AS WELL PREDECESSOR AND A FIRE CHIEF OR TWO.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ALL.

BUT IT WAS A GREAT PERIOD.

I WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT COVENANTS A USE MY THREE MINUTES.

THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT MAKE US DI PERHAPS BETTER THAN ANY CITY OUR SIZE.

FIRST, A SUCCESSFUL PLANNED COMMUNITY MR. MITCHELL AND HIS TEAM.

THANKS ALSO TO THE SPECIAL STATUS AS ONE OF THE FIRST TO BE ENTITLED -- OR THE FIRST TO BE ENTITLED TO FORM ALTERNATE FORM OF GOVERNMENT.

EVERYBODY SEEMS TO FORGET THAT ON THE PRESENT BOARD.

AUTHORIZED TO FORM AN ALTERNATE GOVERNMENT.

WHICH WE DID.

IT WORKS VERY WELL.

AND YES, IF WE HAD STILL BEEN UNDER THE T ANNEXATION BY HOUSTON AND CONROE, WE WOULD HAVE NEEDED TO FORMALIZE THAT.

BUT UNDER THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE ANNEXED UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER 1957.

EVERYONE AFTER THAT, WE WOULD HAVE TO VO ANNEXED.

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN, I DON'T BELIEVE.

OUR RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH COVENANTS.

AND THE STANDARDS THEY PROVIDE FOR.

AND ELECTED OR APPOINTED LEADERS AND OUR STAFF ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING AS WELL.

OUR RESIDENTS SHOULD EXPECT NOTHING LESS.

IF THEY HAVE TO COMPLY, SO SHOULD OUR ELECTED PEOPLE.

HERE IS THE RUB.

I'LL GET TO THAT.

COVENANTS FOR VILLAGES BUILT PRIOR AND AFTER 1974 OR SIMILAR.

SET THAT ASIDE.

SIMILAR ARE THE SAME ON THE FOLLOWING.

SECTION 9.02, RESIDENTIAL DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE HERE AND AFTER REFERRED TO AS AN R.D.R.C.

SHALL BE ESTABLISHED VILLAGE.

EACH RDRC SHALL CONSIST OF THE THREE OR M INDIVIDUALS ELECTED.

ELECTED.

FOR A TERM OF ONE YEAR BY THE MEMBERS OF THE VILLAGE.

THINK ABOUT THAT.

DOES ANY CITY OUR SIZE THAT WE MIGHT COMPARE TO WE HAVE ELECTED -- OR THINK WE COMPARE TO HAVE ELECTED FOR CHANGES OR IMPROVEM THEIR PROPERTY BY THE PEOPLE THAT ARE FAMILIAR WITH THEIR SPECIFIC VILLAGE A UNIQUENESS? OF COURSE NOT.

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EACH RDRC, THIS IS STILL UNDER SECTION 9402.

EACH RDRC SHALL BE FUNDED AND THE COST O NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE FUNCTION SHALL BE APPROVED AND PAID FOR.

SECTION 9.06.

EACH RDRC SHALL HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS AT LEAST MONTHLY.

BUT NONE OF THE PANDEMIC OR THE MEETINGS WERE WISE NOR ALLOWED.

SAME FOR OUR TOWNSHIP BOARD.

FOUR PLUS MONTHS OUR RDRCS COULD NOT MEET MONTHLY DUE TO THE LACK OF FUND BIG THE TOWNSHIP BOARD.

SO -- SOUND OF FUNDING BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD.

SO WE WERE TOLD WHEN WE TRIED TO MEET VIR THE RDRC.

LAST MARCH AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE TOWNSHIP BOARD APPROVED THE FUNDING AND METHOD FOR THEIR OWN MONTHLY MEETING OUR COVENANTS REQUIRED TO FUND MEETING OF THE RDRC AT LEAST MONTHLY.

THE STAFF HAS DONE GOOD.

CAN AND HAS DONE VERY GOOD IN OUR FOUR-MONTH ABSENCE.

THAT IS NOT THE MONTH.

COVENANTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED AND WEAKENED.

IT ASSURES OUR RESIDENTS OF THE ELECTED MEMBERS FROM THEIR VILLAGE THAT HANDLE THEIR REQUESTS MONTHLY.

EARLIER THIS MONTH WE WERE FINALLY ABLE TO MEET.

GUESS WHAT? STAFF HAD ALREADY DUE TO REPORT TIME OF LISTING THE MINUTES, THE AGENDA, THEY HAD ALREADY HANDLED THE ITEMS WE WERE SUPPOSED TO.

SO OUR FIRST FUNCTIONAL MEETING WILL BE FIVE MONTHS LATE.

I BELIEVE THE TOWNSHIP BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIRMAN SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

THEY KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE FUNDED FOR THE COVENANTS AND THEY PREMATURELY TRIED TO ALL RDR MEMBERS INSTEAD OF THE ASSOCIATION COVENANTS.

I HAVE A NEW SUBJECT.

THAT IS COMPLETE.

I HAVE TRIED TO BE ON THE LAST TWO MEETING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR WHATEVER NEVER PARTICIPATE.

IT COULD BE DONE PRIOR TO STREETING OF THE NEXT BOARD.

WE HAVE ONE WIDELY ACCEPTED STANDARD A APPROPRIATE TO CONSIDER OR PERHAPS INCLUDE THE ROR TARRY FOUR-WAY TEST FOR ALL THINGS FAIR DUE.

THE BOARD.

IS IT THE TRUTH? IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED? THIS ISN'T JUST OUR RESIDENTS.

THIS IS NEIGHBORING CITIES AND TOWNS AND COUNTIES AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS.

WILL IT BUILD GOOD WILL AND FRIENDSHIP WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY? WILL IT BE BEN OFFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED? FOR EXAMPLE, APPLY THE ABOVE TO THE TOWNSHIP BOARD PAST EFFORTS TO RUSH TO INCORPORATE SIGNIFICANT RESIDENT REQUESTS.

THE TOWNSHIP INCORPORATION WEBSITE IS AN EXAMPLE OF ONLY PARTIAL TRUTHS.

IT SEEMS MORE LIKE PROPAGANDA TO CONVINC VOTERS OF AN URGENT NEED TO INCORPORATE.

AT LESS THAN THE ULTIMATE INCORPORATION ACTUAL COST.

THE TRUTH SHOULD INCLUDE FUNDAMENTALS, PROS AND CONS FOR INCORPORATION.

IN A STATEMENT THAT THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT THAT WE INCORPORATE CERTAINLY NOT PRIOR TO NOVEMBER 1957 AND EVEN AFTER THAT ONLY BY THE ANNEX WITH CONSENT OF OUR VOTERS.

INCORPORATION IS A FORM OF DOUBLE TAXATION.

WE WOULD CONTINUE TO PAY THE SAME COUNTY TAXES AS OTHERS IN EACH COUNTY AND WE'D HAVE TO GIVE UP AND DUPLICATE OR REPLACE MANY OF THE THINGS WE WOULD CONTINUE TO PAY THE COUNTY FOR.

COUNTY TAXES WOULD NO LONGER HELP US FU CRITICAL NEEDS FOR US.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, STATEMENT, IT SHOULD INCLUDE A STATEMENT THAT NO TEXAS CITY EVERY INCORPORATED AT ANYWHERE NEAR OUR SIZE.

MOST HAVE POPULATION OF A FEW HUNDRED TO AT THE MOST A FEW THOUSAND.

DIFFERENT WITH A SMALL COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET THE MINOR FUNDING NECESSARY TO GET A START.

IT'S A MAJOR TASK FORCE FOR US AT OUR LEV POPULATION.

THE STATEMENT THAT, IT SHOULD INCLUDE A THAT NEITHER OF THE TWO CONSULTANTS PAID TOTAL OF WELL OVER $1 MILLION HELPED THE CITY OUR SIZE INCORPORATED ANYWHERE.

IT IS THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND.

THEY ARE SAYING THE VOTERS HAVE THE TAX RATE PRIOR TO VOTING BUT THE TRUTH IS ONLY AFTER IT OCCURS WILL THEY FIND OUT THE ULTIMATE COST TO INCORPORATE.

UNDOING THE UNCORPORATION IS NOT LIKELY EASY AND PERHAPS IMPOSSIBLE.

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IT HASN'T HAPPENED.

INCORPORATION LIKE ANNEXATION HAS HISTOR BEEN A NEAR IMMEDIATE OCCURRENCE.

OURS WOULD BE DIFFICULT.

THE PROPER AND THE TRUTHFUL METHOD FOR US IF AND WHEN WE EVER DECIDE TO DO SO WOULD BE TO PROPOSE A VOTE THAT ON THE FUTURE DATE CERTAIN WE, OUR VOTERS, AGREE TO INCORPORATE.

THEN THEY A PLAN SHOULD BE INCLUDED AND APPROVE AND BEGIN FUNDING, RAISE TAXES FOR NEEDED THINGS LIKE INCREASE IN THE MUNI LAND, MUNICIPAL COURTHOUSE, COURT SYSTEM, HIRING JUDGES AND THE STAFF, LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER, POLICE STATION, TRAINING GROUNDS, LIVE FIRE AREA, PLACE TO DO IMPORTANT TRAINING THAT IS NEEDED TODAY.

NEEDED LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT AND THE VEHICLES.

VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE CENTER.

LATER FUND PERHAPS A LIBRARY AND THE OT MUNICIPAL FUNDING? IF THE VOTE FAIL THE $16 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR THE FUTURE INCORPORATED SHOULD BE RETURNED TO MORE VALID USE.

THAT SHOULD BE IN THE BALLOT.

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO INCORPORATE OR CAN YOU FIND BETTER NEEDS FOR THE $16 MILLION RIGHT NOW? LIKE IMPROVING TRANSIT IN THE WOODLANDS RESIDENT SURVEY SAYS IS THE MAIN CURRENT CONCERN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE MANY OF THE EFFORTS THAT THE BOARD HAS PUT FORTH ON THE BUDGET.

AND THE OTHER FACTORS INCLUDING THIS PANDEMIC.

WE WILL GET THROUGH IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, CLYDE.

SORRY YOU HAD TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THE LAST TWO MEETINGS.

WE GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> THAT IS THE LAST CALLER, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THEN WE WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC COMMENT.

AND WE WILL GO INTO AGENDA ITEM 5.

[a. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation recognizing retiring President/General Manager Don Norrell for his service to The Woodlands community; ]

WHICH I HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR TO READ A PROCLAMATION FROM THE BOARD FOR THE UNDENIABLY, IRREPLACEABLE, DON NORRELL.

WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP H FORTUNATE TO HAVE DON T.

NORRELL'S EXPERIENCE AND CHARACTER SERVING A TOWNSHIP PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER SINCE 2006; AND WHEREAS, IN LIGHT OF EVOLVING GLOBAL PANDEMIC OF COVID-19, THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS ASKED TOWNSHIP PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER DON T.

NORRELL TO DELAY HIS RETIREMENT, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 30, 2020, TO AUGUST 30, 2020; AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP GREATLY APPRECIATES PRESIDENT NORRELL EXTENDING HIS TIME WITH US THROUGH THIS CRISIS THAT IS HAPPENING GLOBALLY AND AFFECTING US HERE IN THE WOODLANDS, AND ALSO APPRECIATES HIS ACCEPTANCE OF A CONSULTING AGREEMENT THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021, AND WE ARE SO APPRECIATIVE OF HIS WIFE AND FAMILY M ACCOMMODATIONS FOR HIM TO DELAY HIS WELL-PLANNED AND WELL-DESERVED RETIREME AND WHEREAS, AS PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, MR. NORRELL OVERSAW ALL DEPARTMENTS WITHIN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, CONVENTION AND BUREAU, COVENANT ADMINISTRATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, FINANCE, THE WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, PARKS AND RECREATION, LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES, TRANSPORTATION, PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, AMONG OTHER DUTIES; AND WHEREAS, HIS HE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGETS AS WELL AS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC PLANS, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES TO MEET THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP; AND WHEREAS, DURING THE HIST TRANSITION OF THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND TOWN CENTER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, MR. NORRELL WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING, DIRECTIN AND MANAGING ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF SERVICES, WHICH TO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2010; AND WHEREAS, BEFORE THE WOODLANDS, MR. NORRELL HAD MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION IN CITY MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE FOR THE CITIES OF IRVING, TEXAS, AND EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN, WHERE HE WAS CITY MANAGER FOR 14 YEARS; AND WHEREAS, PRIOR TO HIS POSI PRESIDENT OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, MR. NORRELL SERVED AS PRESIDEN WOODLANDS COMMUNITY SERVICE CORPORATION FOR THREE YEARS WHERE HE WAS RESPONSI DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF THE WOODLANDS ASSOCIATION (WCA), THE WOODLANDS ASSOCIATION (TWA) AND THE WOODLANDS OWNERS ASSOCIATION (WCOA); AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP RECOGNIZES, AND THANKS DON T.

NORRELL FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE WOODLANDS; THEREFORE, I GORDY BUNCH, AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, AS: DON T.

NORRELL DAY, WOODLANDS, TEXAS.

>> GOOD LUCK IN YOUR RETIREMENT.

>> THANK YOU, DON, FOR YOUR COMMITMENT, DEDICATION, AND LEADERSHIP TO THE WOODLANDS.

WISHING YOU THE VERY BEST.

>> DON, IT WAS A PLEASURE TO GET TO KNOW YOU AND WORK WITH YOU.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR RETIREMENT.

>> THANK YOU, DON, AND GOOD LUCK.

>> DON, THANK YOU.

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU, MY FRIEND.

>> DON, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT I THANK GOD FOR YOU AND PRAY GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

>> HEY, DON.

BRUCE HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK.

IT'S BEEN GREAT WORKING WITH YOU.

ALL MY BEST, MY FRIEND.

>> THANK YOU, DON.

>> THANK YOU, DON, FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR LEADERSHIP.

I'M ETERNALLY GRATEFUL.

ENJOY RETIREMENT!

>> THANK YOU, DON.

>> ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT!

>> THANK YOU, DON.

HAVE FUN TEACHING THE GRANDKIDS HOW TO FISH.

>> HI FROM UTAH! THANK YOU, DON.

ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

>> THANK YOU, DON.

GOOD LUCK.

>> THANK YOU, DON.

GOOD LUCK.

>> HEY, DON.

IT'S BEEN AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE WORKING WITH YOU ALL THESE YEARS.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, DON.

ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

ENJOY!

>> THANK YOU, DON.

GOOD LUCK.

>> THANK YOU, DON.

GOOD LUCK.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT, DON.

I KNOW THAT WAS AGAINST YOUR WILL.

THANK YOU TO THE STAFF AND THE BOARD MEMB PAST CHAIRMAN OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THAT.

I HAD TO FIGHT KAREN TO GET THAT APPROVED.

AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT NO EXPENSE WAS SPENT ON THIS VIDEO.

SHE SAID YOU REFUSE TO ALLOW US TO SPEND MONEY ON YOU.

WE WILL STILL HAVE APPROPRIATE CEREMONIES GET YOU THE RETIREMENT PHOTO OF THE RELAXING MAN.

YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE YOUR TIME OFF.

WE THOUGHT WE HAD ROPED YOU IN TO YOUR LA COMING THROUGH A PANDEMIC.

MANAGED TO KEEP YOU AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER HURRICANE.

OR NEAR HURRICANE.

VICKY, I KNOW YOU ARE THERE.

WE APPRECIATE YOU ALLOWING DON TO SPEND EX WITH US.

I FEARED ASKING HIM EVERY TIME TO EXTEND APPRECIATE YOUR GRACIOUSNESS AND ALLOWING HIM TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH US.

HE IS TRULY GOING TO BE MISSED AND A GREA OF OTHERS TO FOLLOW.

WE CAN'T HEAR VICKY.

SHE IS MUTED.

>> YOU'RE MUTED, DON.

>> I'M UNMUTED NOW.

WE LOVE THE WOODLANDS.

WE LOVE ALL THE PEOPLE THERE.

WE HAVE MADE SO MANY FRIENDSHIPS.

THANK YOU.

>> IT'S THE HAPPIEST I'VE EVER SEEN DON.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE PROCLAMATION.

AND REALLY ALL THE KIND COMMENTS.

THE VIDEO WAS AWESOME.

I COULD SEE NICK'S FINGERPRINTS ON THAT.

THAT WAS APPRECIATED.

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IT'S BEEN MY HONOR TO SERVE OVER THE Y PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER.

HONESTLY, WHEN I CAME TO THE WOODLANDS I ANTICIPATED A LIFE CYCLE OF ABOUT FIVE YEARS.

I HAD NO IDEA I WOULD BE HERE AS LONG AS I WAS.

BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT, IT'S THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE IN TERMS OF CAREER.

IT'S BEEN THE BEST YEARS OF MY CAREER.

I REALLY LOVE THE WOODLANDS.

I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED WORKING THERE.

DURING MY TENURE, I HAVE SEEN -- I MEAN WE HAVE HAD, I HAVE BEEN THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT BOARDS.

BUT ALL OF THE BOARDS HAVE BEEN JUST EXCEPTIONAL IN THEIR OWN WAY.

THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF THE TOP-LEVEL SERVICES FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

AND REALLY PROVIDING TOP LEVEL SUPPORT FOR OUR STAFF.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO IS HAVE A GREAT EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM.

THEY HAVE A LOT OF TENURE.

THEY ARE JUST GREAT FOLKS.

I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT THAT TENURE WILL CONTINUE UNDER YOUR NEW PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER.

I'VE HAD, AS I SAID, THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MANY YEARS.

I WON'T GO THROUGH AND NAME EACH ONE OF THEM BUT YOU SAW THEM ON THE SCREEN SO THEY INTRODUCED THEMSELVES.

SO THAT WAS REALLY GOOD.

I WILL NOT MISS THE HURRICANES.

THESE HAPPENS BECAUSE I SEE, GET TO SEE THE WOODLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OUR TOWNSHIP STAFF ACTUALLY TOGETHER PLANS AND IMPLEMENT PLANS THAT REALLY WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY IN OF THE IMPACTS OF THE HURRICANES OR MAJOR EVENTS.

SO, AGAIN, AS I LOOK TO THE FOLKS, THEY ARE INCREDIBLE, WHETHER IT'S THE WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP OR VISIT THE WOODLANDS.

ALL OF THE FOLKS ARE TOP NOTCH.

AGAIN, THESE EVENTS BRING OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE.

SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE AN INSIGNIFIC OVERNIGHT.

I'M HOPING.

BUT WHATEVER IT BRINGS YOU CAN BE ASSURED WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE TOWNSHIP STAFF WILL DO WHATEVER THEY NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT WORK FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK VICKY FOR HER SUPPOR INVOLVEMENT OVER THE YEARS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MADE REALLIED THIS, I GUESS THIS 14 YEARS VERY PLEASANT WAS OUR ABILITY TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNIT PART OF MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITY EVENTS.

THERE ARE SO MANY THERE HONESTLY AS NICK USED TO SAY, YOU COULD DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY IN THE WOODLANDS, GO TO AN EVENT SOMEWHERE.

WE DIDN'T DO THAT EVERY DAY BUT WE CERTAINLY WENT TO A LOT OF EVENTS.

WE FOUND THAT THERE IS SUCH A SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN THE WOODLANDS.

IT'S JUST AN INCREDIBLE PLACE TO BE.

I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY.

BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT I'LL MISS MY WOODLANDS FAMILY.

WOODLANDS IS TRULY A SPECIAL AND UNIQUE COMMUNITY.

I FEEL FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN A LITTLE P HISTORY.

SO AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, FOR THE HONOR.

AGAIN, I JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THING WOODLANDS.

IT WILL ALSO BE WITH ME AS BEING THE BEST COMMUNITY IN THE NATION.

SO THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DON.

OBVIOUSLY YOU CONTRIBUTED TO THAT TREMENDOUSLY.

WE KNOW JEFF IS HERE AND HE HAS BIG SHOES TO FILL.

CERTAINLY LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO CELEBRATE AND HAVE CEREMONIES MORE APPROPRIATE FOR THIS TYPE OF DEPARTURE AS SOON AS WE CAN GET ALL GET BACK TOGETHER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS VIRUS.

ALL RIGHT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU AGAIN, DON AND VICKY.

WE'LL GO TO THE AGENDA ITEM 6.

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

WHICH RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CONSENT AGENDA DOWN.

ON TO AGENDA ITEM 7.

DO WE HAVE ANY UPDATES FOR CORONAVIRUS TONIGHT?

>> NO, SIR.

I DO NOT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE WILL GET WORDS RIGHT EVENTUALLY.

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IT'S EITHER DEFER, TABLE OR TAKE NO ACTION ON ITEM 7.

WE'LL HAVE A FUTURE DEBATE ON WHAT WE CALL IT.

ITEM AGENDA 8.

[8. Receive, consider and act upon an update from the San Jacinto River Authority on operations within The Woodlands (as requested by Chairman Bunch);]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A UPDATE F JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY ON OPERATIONS WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

JACE HOUSTON IS GOING TO PRESENT FROM SJRA.

JACE AND I MET RECENTLY TO DISCUSS TH CHANGES TO THE GROUNDWATER PUMPING LIMITS.

AND IMPACT TO THE SUBSIDENCE TO THE WOODLANDS.

MANY OF YOU KNOW I HAVE HAD A HOUSE ON ONE OF THE FAULT LINES.

MARK MENRETH CALLED IN DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT.

I WILL ECHO HIS MATH.

THE MOVEMENT RATE PRESURFACE WATER CONV SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN WHEN CONVERTED TO SURFACE WATER.

MR. HOUSTON, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GORDY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE CAN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

FIRST OF ALL, DON, I WANT TO ECHO MY CONGRATULATIONS.

I HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED YOU AND ENJOYED WO YOU.

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES I HAVE COME DOWN TO PROVIDE A BRIEFING WITH MY HAIR SET ON FIRE TRYING TO GET YOU EXCITED ABOUT SOM INTEREST TO ME AND YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN UNFLAPPABLE.

I JUST HOPE MY FINANCIAL ACUMEN IS GOOD ENOUGH I CAN RETIRE AT AGE 53 LIKE YOU ARE DOING.

GOOD JOB.

GOOD LUCK.

IT'S BEEN A GREAT PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

BEFORE I TOUCH ON THE TOPIC THAT CHAIRM MENTIONED, I WAS ASKED TO ADDRESS TWO QUICK ISSUES THAT WERE BROUGHT UP BY SO OTHER TOWNSHIP BOARD MEMBERS.

IF YOU WOULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE FIRST TOPIC RELATES TO AN ONGOING ODOR ISSUE THAT WE ARE WORKING ON IN THE LAKESIDE COVE NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE HAVE A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.

IT'S WASTEWATER PLANT ONE SOUTH OF THE SUB DIVISION.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE NEIGHBORS T COUPLE OF YEARS NOW TO ADDRESS SOME INTERMITTENT ODOR ISSUES THAT ARE COMI FROM THAT FACILITY.

THE LATEST UPDATE IS BASICALLY THAT THE W WATER AGENCIES, THE M.U.D.S WITH SJRA HAVE ENGAGED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER FIRM KIMLEY HORN WHO HAVE A PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING STUDY FOR THE WOODLAND WATER PLANT.

THE STUDY WILL LOOK AT ALL THE SYSTEM AND THE PROCESS OF THE PLANT TO OUTLINE POTENTIAL MODIFICATIONS TO BE MADE TO IMPROVE EMISSIONS FROM THE FACILITY.

THAT DRAFT REPORT SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN MID-SEPTEMBER.

BEGIN UNDER GOING REVIEW WITH A FINAL REPORT EXPECTED NEAR THE MIDDLE OR END OF OCTOBER.

THE REPORT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE WOODLANDS M.U.D.

TRUSTEES AND IT WILL INCLUDE A COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR ANY MODIFICATIONS THAT IT PROPOSES SO THE M.U.D.S CAN MAKE DECISIONS AND CONSIDER WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH THAT.

THE M.U.D.S HAVE AN ODOR CONCERN COMMITTEE.

MADE UP OF SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THEIR TRUSTEES.

WE WILL WORK WITH THEM.

THEY ARE ALSO COORDINATING CLOSELY WIT NEIGHBORHOOD, THE RESIDENTS THERE, WITH DR. SHELLEY AND THE OTHER STAKEHOL THIS.

ULTIMATELY, REALLY, IT'S THE M.U.D.S THAT HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT REPORT.

CONSIDER THE OPTIONS.

MAKE SOME DECISIONS ABOUT WHICH MODIFICATIONS THAT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IMPLEMENTED.

SJRA HAS THE OPERATOR OF THE FACILITY WILL IMPLEMENT THOSE CHANGES.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME ON THAT TOPIC?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: CHAIRMAN, AM I ALLOWED TO ASK?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES.

THIS IS YOUR TIME.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THANK YOU, MR. HOUSTON.

WELCOME.

I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THIS UP RIGHT OU BOX.

IT'S NOT A QUESTION.

SOME INFORMATION YOU PROBABLY KNOW BUT M YET.

IN THE INFORMATION HAS COME FROM THE REPRESENTATIVETOTH'S OFFICE.

THEY REPORT LAST NIGHT THAT THE TCEQ DID THE THIRD SITE VISIT TO THE LAKESIDE COVE AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS.

I'M NOT SURE IF THEY VISITED GROGAN'S POINT OR APARTMENTS NEARBY BUT THEY SAID TO THE REPRESENTATIVE'S OFFICE THEY COMPLETED THE THIRD VISIT.

THEY ARE EVALUATING THE ODOR SITUATION PERSPECTIVE.

THEY SAID THAT OFFICE SHOULD HAVE A REPORT FINISHED BY NEXT WEEK.

UNLESS THE HURRICANE BLOWS THEM OFF TRACK.

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IF THAT IS THE CASE IT WILL BE DELAYED.

I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT.

ALSO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GOOD WORK THAT YOUR TEAM IS DOING.

WE DO APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE YOUR KIND WORDS.

I DON'T HAVE A COPY OR ANY REPORT ON INSPECTION YET BUT WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR IT.

THE NEXT TOPIC -- YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE NEXT TOPIC I WAS ASKED TO TOUCH ON I ISSUE NEAR WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL.

I APPRECIATE DR. MEINRAFT COMMENTS ON THAT.

HE HAS WORKED DILIGENTLY WITH US ANALYZI BRINGING A LOT OF HIS EXPERTISE TO BEAR.

FAULTS ARE DEFINITELY AN ISSUE.

NOT JUST IN THE WOODLANDS, IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THERE IS A LOT -- I PUT A QUESTION MARK BY THE PHRASE "SUBSIDENCE ACTIVATED" ONLY BECAUSE GEOLOGICALLY, THE GEOLOGISTS WENT TELL YOU FOR CERTAIN AND SAY AS A CERTAINTY THESE ARE SUB SIGH DENSE ACT -- SUB SIGH DENSE ACTIVATED BUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN ARE CONNECTED TO THE WATER LEVEL DECLINE AND SUBSIDENCE.

BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE OF THE ISSUE WITH THE FAULT, GROUND MOVEMENT AND SUBSIDENCE IN THE WOODLANDS MANY OF THE AREAS OF PIPELINE THAT WE INSTALLED THROUGH THE WOODLANDS ARE HARDENED AT THE LOCATION SEVERAL OF THE FAULTS.

AT THE LOCATION ON RESEARCH FOREST NEAR WOODLANDS HIGH SCHOOL.

WE INSTALLED 19 BENCH MARKS TO ACTIVELY M MOVEMENT AT THE LOCATION.

OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS WE DETECTED SOME MOVE IN THE THE BENCH MARKS THAT RANGE FROM 0 TO 0.5 INCH.

WE WILL CONTINUE.

AT THIS TIME THERE IS NOT A RISK TO THE PIPELINE.

THE PIPELINE IS SLEEVED IN THAT LOCATION SO THAT IS A GOOD THING.

BUT WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE -- AS I'M SURE NO ONE DOES -- WE DON'T WANT TO SEE ANY RISK OCCUR TO THE THE PIPELINE.

AT THIS TIME THERE IS NOT BUT IT DOES REQUIRE ONGOING MONITORING.

YOU GREATLY APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT FOR MANAGING PUMPAGE AND THE WATER LEVEL DECLINES BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN FAULT MOVEMENT SLOW TO NEARLY A STOP WHEN SURFACE WATER WAS BROUGHT IN AND THE WATER LEVEL DECLINES WERE SLOWED OR STOPPED.

SO IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE CONTINUED THAT.

THAT WILL TAKE SOME WORKING TOGETHER AND WORKING WITH THE LONE STAR GROUND WATER DISTRICT.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE COMMENTS.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC? NEXT SLIDE.

THE TOPIC THAT I ASKED CHAIRMAN BUNCH IF WE COULD VISIT ABOUT AND I APPRECIATE THE TIME HE SPENT WITH ME RELATES TO THE WATER SUPPLY THAT ARE GOING TO BE NEEDED TO MEET GROWTH AND WATER DEMAND FOR MONT COUNTY.

THIS IS NO SURPRISE TO ANYONE POPULATION DEMAND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARE CONTINUING TO GROW.

MOST OF THE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT NECESSARY TO MEET THE DEMAND HAVE DECADES LONG LEAD TIMES.

THEY ARE TREMENDOUSLY EXPENSIVE AND COMPLICATED PROJECTS.

LOCAL ENTITIES HAVE TO BEGIN MAKING INVESTMENTS IN THE PROJECTS YEARS IN ADVANCE OF THE NEED.

THAT IS WHAT THE RIVER AUTHORITIES WERE CREATED TO DO.

THE ONE TASK FORCE CLEAR MANDATED TASK FORCE THAT THE RIVER AUTHORITY HAS ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS IS LONG-TERM WATER SU PLANNING.

THIS GRAPHIC COMES OUT OF THE CURRENT RAW WATER SUPPLY MASTER PLAN.

WE LOOK 50 TO 100 YEARS IN THE FUTURE AND PROJECT THE WATER DEMANDS AND WE MAKE SURE WE LINE UP THE WATER SUPPLIES AVAILABLE WHEN THE DEMAND CALLS FOR IT.

THAT IS WHAT THIS GRAPHIC DEMONSTRATES.

I DON'T, IT'S FUNNY.

I HAVE SHOWN THIS TO MANY PEOPLE.

THE TWO ENGINEERS I HAVE SHOWN IT TO BEGA ALIGN THE LINE AND THE BARS ON THE GRAPHS.

IT'S A PLANNING LEVEL GRAPH CREATED A FEW YEARS AGO.

SO THE NUMBERS ARE NOT PRECISE.

BUT THE POINT IS YOU HAVE TO BEGIN LINING UP THE SUPPLIES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE AVAILABLE WHEN THE TIME COMES THAT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED THEM.

THE GRAY BAR ACROSS THE BOTTOM IS GROUND WATER.

WE WILL ALWAYS USE GROUND WATER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUT THERE IS A DEBATE OVER

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HOW MUCH WE CAN SAFELY USE ON SUSTAINABLE BASIS WITHOUT CAUSING SUBSIDENCE AND THE FLOODING AND OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPEN WITH THAT.

WE'LL HAVE TO SETTLE THAT DEBATE BUT WE WILL ALWAYS USE GRAND WATER.

THE GREEN BAR IS THE ONE-THIRD OF THE VOL LIKE CONROE THAT SJRA OWNS.

THE DARK BLUE IS THE TWO-THIRD OF THE WAT IN LIKE CONROE THAT CITY OF HOUSTON OWNS.

THERE ARE MANY OTHER SUPPLIES.

THE LIGHT BLUE IS 50,000 ACRE FEED OF TH SUPPLY THAT HAS BEEN CONTRACTED FROM THE RIVER AUTHORITY OUT OF LAKE LIVINGSTON.

YOU CAN SEE IN TIME THAT WHEN THEY WERE P COME ONLINE.

RIGHT NOW THE SOURCE OF THE REVENUE TO -- WELL, LET ME POINT ONE OTHER THING OUT.

THE RED LINE IS THE PROJECTED DEMAND OF CUSTOMERS CURRENTLY CONTRACTED WITH SJRA.

SO IT'S NOT JUST THE 80 ULTIMATES PARTNERSHIP.

IT'S INTERGY POWER PLANT IN WILLIS AND COURSES AND HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

WE SELL WATER TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

THE GREEN LINE IS THE TOTAL DEMAND FOR ALL OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THAT IS WHAT THE TWO LINES ON THE GRAPH PROJECT OUT.

RIGHT NOW THE SOURCE OF REVENUE THAT IS PAYING TO RESERVE THE FUTURE SUPPLY IS THE G.R.P.

PARTNERSHIP.

80 MONTGOMERY COUNTY UTILITIES THAT HAVE TOGETHER TO PROVIDE FUTURE WATER SUPPLY AND PROVIDE SURFACE WATER.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THOSE FUTURE WATER SUPPLIES WE ARE NOT YET USING -- SO AT THIS TIME WE ARE USING GROUNDWATER AND THE ONE-THIRD OF THE WATER SUPPLY THAT IS OWNED BY THE SJRA.

WE HAVEN'T YET HAD TO USE THE BLUE LINE WHICH THE CITY OF HOUSTON WATER IN LAKE CONROE AND WE HAVEN'T HAD TO USE THE T.R.A.

WATER, THE LIGHT BLUE.

BUT THOSE WATER SUPPLIES REQUIRE AN INVESTMENT TO PRESERVE THE SUPPLIES SO AVAILABLE WHEN YOU NEED THEM.

THE CITY OF HOUSTON IS NOT JUST GOING TO SIT ON THE WATER AND HOLD IT FOR SOME DAY WHEN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS READY FOR IT.

YOU HAVE TO PAY A RESERVATION FEE.

THAT RESERVATION FEE IS $2 MILLION PER YEAR.

LAKE LIVINGSTON WATER, THE 50,000-ACRE FEET IN THE LIGHT BLUE.

QUARTER MILLION A YEAR RESERVATION FEE REQUIRED TO KEEP THAT WATER SECURED FOR SOME DAY WHEN IT IS NEEDED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE SMALL GROUP OF THE UTILITIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY, THEY ARE BEING ALLOWED TO UNDERMINE THAT G.R.P.

PARTNERSHIP.

THERE IS A DISPUTE.

CONTRACT DISPUTE.

WE HAVE HAD A FEW ENTITIES THAT HAVE B CONTRACT.

OUT OF THE 80 IT'S REALLY ONLY THREE OR FOUR.

OR FIVE THAT HAVE BREACHED THE CONTRACT BY EITHER NOT PAYING THE FULL RATE OR NOT PAYING AT ALL.

SO THE RISK THAT CREATES IS THAT IF THIS SMALL GROUP OF UTILITIES IS ALLOWED TO UNDERMINE THE G.R.P.

PARTNERSHIP, IF THE G.R.P.

PARTNERSHIP FALLS APART THERE ARE NO OTH CONTINUE RESERVING THE FUTURE SUPPLIES.

IT IS THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE REVENUES FROM THAT GROUP THAT HAVE ALL JOINED TOGETHER THAT RIGHT NOW TO RESERVE THOSE FUTURE SUPPLIES.

NOW THE M.U.D.S IN THE WOODLANDS FANTASTIC PARTNERS.

THEY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR SURFACE WATER.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT CONTINUING TO RELY SOLELY ON GROUND WATER CREATES CONSEQUENCES; SUCH AS, SUBSIDENCE AND HOW IT IMPACTS FLOODING.

THERE ARE OTHER IMPACTS THAT ARE NEGATIVE.

THEY WANT THE G.R.P.

PARTNERSHIP TO CONTINUE.

SO I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THEY HAVE BEEN A TREMENDOUS PARTNER.

THEY HAVE EXPRESSED SUPPORT FOR WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP IT GOING.

AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENFORCING THE CONTRACTS AND KEEPING THE PARTNERSHIP TOGETHER.

BUT I JUST FELT THE NEED TO VISIT WITH CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

HE ASKED ME TO SHARE THIS WITH THE REST OF YOU.

THIS CONTROVERSY, THIS LEGAL BATTLE THAT IS ENSUING OVER THE G.R.P.

CONTRACTS, IT HAS CONSEQUENCES.

IT THREATENS TO UNDERMINE THOSE FUTURE WATER SUPPLIES.

BECAUSE IF THERE IS NO REVENUE, THERE IS NO OTHER SOURCE OF REVENUE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO PRESERVE THE SUPPLIES.

IF THAT HAPPENS, WATER RIGHTS WILL REVERT BACK.

TWO-THIRD WILL REVERT BACK TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON.

50,000 ACRE IN LAKE LIVINGSTON I BELIEVE W BE PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF HOUSTON.

IF WE HADN'T PURCHASED IT FOR MONTGOMERY BELIEVE THEY WOULD HAVE.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FUTURE WATER SUPPLIES WOULD HAVE TO BE PURCHASED FROM THE CITY OF HOUSTON IF THIS PARTNERSHIP IS ALLOWED FAIL DUE TO THE LEGAL

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ISSUES.

SO I DON'T HAVE AN ASK.

I'M NOT HERE TO ASK YOU TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT OTHER THAN HOPEFULLY SUPPORT SOUND AND REASONABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AND HOPEFULLY ENCOURAGE ALL 80 UTILITIES IN THE G.R.P.

PROGRAM TO CONTINUE TOGETHER.

CHAIRMAN BUNCH, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO A QUESTIONS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SURE.

SO I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH JACE.

DOES ANY DIRECTOR HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE INFORMATION HE JUST PROVIDED?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IF YOU WANT TO GO BACK TWO SLIDES, JACE.

GO BACK TO THE COST ONE FOR THE RIGHT RESERVES.

WHAT I FIND INTERESTING WHEN WE WERE TALKING IS THE WOODLANDS, ITSELF, DOES NOT HAVE ANY WATER SUPPLY RIGHTS.

WE DON'T HAVE A RESERVOIR.

WE HAVE ONLY GROUNDWATER.

IF WE RELIED SOLELY ON THE GROUNDWATER WE WOULD BE DEALING WITH THE IMPACTS OF SUBSIDENCE IN SIGNIFICANT WAYS FOR MANY COME.

THE OTHER THING THAT STRIKE ME IF YOU GO TO NEXT SLIDE YOU WERE ON A MINUTE AGO.

THE COUNTY, ITSELF, DOESN'T HAVE ANY WATER RIGHTS.

EXCEPT FOR GROUND WATER.

THE LITTLE GREEN LINE IS ONE-THIRD OF THE LAKE CONROE USAGE, ESTUARY PAYING FOR.

THAT IS PAID FOR IN FULL, RIGHT, JACE?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO OUTSIDE OF THE GREEN LINE ALREADY PAID FOR AND THE ADDITIONAL GROUND WATER THAT IS DEEPER LEVEL AQUIFER, THAT YELLOW CATAHOULA LINE, IT'S MOSTLY BRACKISH SO IT'S NOT POTABLE SO THE COST TO BRING IT TO THE POTABLE LEVEL EXCEEDS OTHER WATER SUPPLY OPTIONS.

IT IS POTABLE IN SOME AREAS AND THERE ARE SOME PART OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY USING IT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE RETURN FLOW IS.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE ORANGE LINE?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

REUSE IS RELATED TO EACH OTHER.

REUSE IS WHEN YOU TAKE TREATED WATER FROM WASTEWATER PLANTS.

LIKE AT THE GOLF COURSE IN THE WOODLANDS.

WE SEND SOME OF THE TREATED WASTEWATER TO HARRISON AND USED TO WATER THE GOLF COURSE.

RETURN FLOWS ARE WHEN THE RACE WATER AFTER TROUTED AND THE AFFLUENT GOES IN A STREAM, DOWN THE RIVER.

YOU PICK IT DOWNSTREAM TO USE IT AGAIN.

ONE OF THEM YOU USE IMMEDIATELY AND THE OTHER YOU SEND DOWN THE RIVER TO PICK IT UP SOMEWHERE ELSE.

>> OKAY.

WHAT WAS THE A.S.R.

LINE?

>> AQUIFER STORAGE AND RECOVERY.

SO IF WE HAVE, LET'S SAY IT'S THE WINTERTIME.

WE ARE NOT FULLY OUT USING THE TREATMENT PLANT.

WE HAVE AN EXCESS CAPACITY.

WE COULD TREAT IT IN THE AQUIFER TO STORE IT WHERE IT'S DRIER AND YOU HAVE A HIGHER DEMAND.

IT IS FEASIBLE TO DO BUT IT'S AN EXPENSI NOW.

IT DOESN'T RANK AS HIGH AS THE OTHER OPTIONS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

SO WHAT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INFORMATION FOR OUR AREA IS THIS WOODLANDS DISCUSS NOT OWN ITS OWN WATER RIGHTS.

WE DEPEND ON THE GROUND WATER OR SJRA FOR THE RIGHTS THAT IT CURRENTLY POSSESSES.

TO BUILD THE OWN RESERVOIR FOR SURFACE WA WOODLANDS THE COST FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO EQUAL ONE-THIRD OF LAKE CONROE.

ANY IDEA WHAT IT WOULD COST?

>> I DON'T OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

BUT ANYWHERE IN TEXAS THE MOST EFFECTIVE A TO WATER SUPPLY AS PARTNERSHIP, GROUP.

THE STATE INCENTIVIZES THIS SO IF YOU SCORE MORE POINTS THE MORE PARTNERS THAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE.

THE STATE KNOWS TO PARTNER TOGETHER A ECONOMY OF SCALE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DEVELOP THE WATER SUPPLIES.

IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE -- THE WOODLANDS HAS OVER 100,000 RESIDENTS AND IT'S THE LARGEST COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTY.

IF ANYONE COULD PULL IT OFF IT WOULD BE THE WOODLANDS.

BUT STILL BE EXPENSIVE.

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I MADE A SUGGESTION.

AS WE WORK WITH THE DRAINAGE TASK FORCE AND THE FLOOD CONTROL OPTIONS FOR POTENTIAL RETENTION SOLUTION FOR THE LOCAL FL POSSIBLY TRYING TO WORK IN WATER RIGHTS FOR RESERVOIRS ARE CREATED AS PART OF THE MITIGATION FOR THE FLOOD PLANNING.

DIRECTOR RIESER, DO YOU HAVE ANY INSIGH RESERVOIRS?

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: NOT AT THIS POINT, CHAIRMAN.

WE'RE JUST IN THE VERY PRELIMINAR IDENTIFYING THE ISSUES.

WE IDENTIFIED THREE POTENTIAL AND TWO TH SENSE RIGHT AWAY.

ON TRIBUTARIES OF SPRING CREEK THAT COULD BE USED.

DEPENDING HOW IT'S STRUCTURED.

FOR MOST PART, WE ARE LOOKING AT RETENTIO FACILITIES.

NOT NECESSARILY DETACHING FACILITIES.

SO I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE, UNLE RESTRUCTURES THIS, IN A WAY THAT YOU COULD WATER OUT.

IT'S REALLY, WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND OF THE STUDY REALLY MECHANISM TO SLOW DOWN THE FLOODWATER.

TO REDUCE THE FLOW RATE OF SPRING CREEK TO KEEP THE WATER GET IN THE STRUCTURES AND THE COUNTY.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE WILL END UP WITH THIS.

AS I SAID, WE ARE JUST AT THE POINT WHERE WE HAVE DONE FEASIBILITY STUDY THAT SAYS YES.

THE FACILITIES WOULD BE EFFECTIVE AND YES, THEY WOULD TAKE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE WATER OUT OF THE SPRING CREEK.

IN A 100-YEAR EVENT.

WE STILL HAVE A FULL STUDY TO DO.

HOW MANY -- IN THE '40S BEFORE THE DEVELOPED WEREN'T WE TALKING ABOUT HAVING THREE MAJOR RESERVOIRS IN THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE SURFACE WATER FOR THE FUTURE USE.

>> SOME SITES HAD DAM LOCATION.

WHERE THEY COULD PUT THE DAM.

A LOT OF THE LOCATIONS.

YOU ARE RIGHT, DIRECTOR RIESER, RI ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE SITES THAT WOULD BE SUITABLE FOR RETENTION.

TEMPORARY FLOOD RETENTION.

SINCE I TALKED TO GORDY I MENTIONED SOME OF THEM.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR LOCATION WITH THE RIGHT GEOGRAPHIC SETTING FOR A DUAL PURPOSE.

MAYBE THERE IS A WAY TO INCORPORATE CONSERVATION POOL, WATER SUPPLY WITH A FLOOD POOL.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE FIND A PLACE THAT IS GEOGRAPHICALLY SUITABLE THE TERRAIN SO FLAT.

BUT IT IS WORTH LOOKING AT.

DUAL PURPOSE SOMETHING TO LOOK AT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: I DON'T DISAGREE.

THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE OF THE SPRING CREEK STUDY WAS TO REDUCE THE FLOW RATE AND GET THE WATER LEVEL DOWN.

WE GO TO THE FULL STUDY WE CAN ADD IT TO THE SCOPE.

NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T DO IT.

SO THAT IS THE NEXT ITEM ON THE TABLE.

RANGING THE FUNDING FOR THE FULL SCALE STUDY.

WE SHOULD POINT OUT AT THIS POINT AS WELL THAT THE TOWNSHIP IS PARTNERING WITH THE M.U.D.S AND SEVERAL OTHER AGENCIES TO DO COMPREHENSIVE SUBSIDENCE STUDY WITH HARK TO GET A BETTER HANDLE O GOING ON.

FRANKLY, ON THIS PARTICULAR SUBJECT, THERE SEEMS TO BE OPINIONS THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY POLAR OPPOSITES WITH EACH OTHER.

OH, IT'S NOT A PROBLEM AT ALL.

OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING WELL, IT IS A PROBLEM.

WE NEED SOMEONE TO LOOK AT THIS.

GIVE US A SENSE OF WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

SO MAKE DECISIONS THAT INFORM DECISIONS ARE LOOKING FOR.

>> YOU MAY HAVE SAID THIS BUT COULD YOU PROJECTIONS AND THE DIAGRAMS YOU SHOWED, YOU SAID IT CAME OUT FROM A DIFFERENT STUDY.

WHO DID THAT STUDY AGAIN? HOW LONG WAS IT DONE?

>> THAT IS PART OF OUR, SJRA, RAW WATER S MASTER PLAN.

WE UPDATED IT.

WE HAVE HAD A RAW WATER SUPPLY PLAN FOR MANY YEARS.

WE UPDATED IT IN 2018.

I JUST LOOKED AT THE COVER.

DATED 2018.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THERE SHELLEY YOU RAISED?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: YES.

THANK YOU.

I THINK EVERYTHING YOU ARE SAYING IS RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT.

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THIS STARTED OUT FOR DIRECTOR RIESER BUT OVERLAPS WITH MR. HOUSTON AS WELL.

TELL US IF YOU CAN WHAT IS THE PARALLEL O ARRANGEMENT WITH HGHC AND THE FLOODING? IS IT GOING IN ANY DIRECTION TO BE LOOK FLOODING AT THIS POINT? HOW DOES IT WORK WITH SJRA? ARE YOU TWO ORGANIZATIONS LOOKING AT THIS IN THE SAME WAY? THERE IS TWO BIG REGIONAL GROUPS.

YOU LOOKING AT WATER AND I HEARD THAT HGHC WAS ALSO LOOKING AT THIS.

THIS BRINGS UP THE QUESTION FOR ADDICKS AND THE BARKER DAMS THAT WERE BUILT IN THE '30S, I GUESS.

I CAN'T REMEMBER.

'TO 30S OR $40S.

THEY CAME IN TO PLAY WITH HARVEY.

WITH THE RESERVOIRS THERE.

I DON'T THINK THAT THEY WERE EVER PLANNED TO BE USED FOR WATER SUPPLIES.

MAYBE YOU KNOW BETTER THAN I MR. HOUSTON.

IT SEEMS TO ME IN THIS TIME OF THE EXISTEN STATE OF TEXAS THAT LOOKING AT THINGS OF DUAL PURPOSE SEEMS LIKE THE RIGHT WA GO.

I AGREE WITH YOU THAT TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE STUDY TO LOOK AT IT IS A GOOD PLAN GOING FORWARD.

WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF WATER IN TEXAS.

WE HAVE TO THINK BIGGER PICTURE.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: YOU ARE 100% CORRECT.

WATER IN THIS STATE IS FRACTURED.

SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY CAN'T SELL WATER OTHER THAN TO HOUSTON BECAUSE THEY OWN PART OF THE RESERVOIR.

THEY CAN'T SELL WATER IN HARRIS COUNTY.

THEY CAN'T SELL WATER -- THEY CAN ONLY S AREAS.

SO YOU HAVE THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED.

INCLUDING HGHC, THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

THE TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

THIS IS SOMETHING I TALKED ABOUT FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THE STATE NEEDS TO PUT TOGETHER A DEPARTMENT.

THEY HAVE A CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF A NATURAL GAS RESOURCES.

THERE SHOULD BE SOMEBODY.

ONE PERSON THAT IS IN CHARGE OF HANDLING THE ISSUES.

JACE WILL TELL YOU STORM WATER, SURFACE WATER AND GROUND WATER ARE ALL RELATED.

IF YOU PLAY WITH ONE YOU AFFECT OTHER ONES IN WAYS THAT IS HARD TO KEEP, YOU KNOW, BALANCED.

SO, IT IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS IMPORTANT.

JACE DO YOU THINK THAT THE LONE STAR GROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE NOT CREATING SUBSIDENCE ISSUES FOR COMMUNITIES IN THIS COUNTY?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

PART OF CHAPTER 36 OF THE WATER CODE.

THAT IS PART OF THE PURPOSE IS TO MANAGEER THE AQUIFER TO ACHIEVE.

THERE IS A LIST OF PURPOSES.

ONE OF THE PURPOSES IS PREVENTION OF SUBSIDENCE AND WASTE AND CONSERVATION AND OTHER THINGS.

>> GREAT, THANK YOU.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DIDN'T COME OUT SO FAR IS -- THE REASON I HAVE THE IDEA AS WE WENT THROUGH THE ECONOMIC OF THE W AND HOW THE WATER RATES HAVE GOT SON HIGH, PART OF WHAT PEOPLE DON'T RE YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY THE CITY OF HOUSTON WATER RATE FOR THE WATER TH USE.

IT'S COMING FROM THE TWO-THIRD CURRENTLY $2 MILLION A YEAR TO PRESERVE.

CORRECT?

>> THAT SAYS CORRECT.

IT'S ON TOP OF THE COST OF DELIVERING THE WATER.

WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THAT, IF WE WERE ABLE TO THROUGH THIS MITIGATION, DUEL PURPOSE RESERVOIR OPTION FIND ADDITION SOURCES YOU CAN ELIMINATE THE CITY OF HOUSTON SURCHARGE USING THE WATER FOR THE WATER RIGHTS.

THIS IS NOT AN INSIGNIFICANT SUM.

IT'S HIGHER THAN THE GROUNDWATE SOURCES.

IS THAT CORRECT?

>> YES.

THE POINT OF THIS GRAPH, YOU STACK THE SOURCES ON TOP OF EACH OTHER IN THE ORDER OF COST.

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THE CHEAPEST SOURCE YOU WANT TO USE FIRST.

THE NEXT LEAST EXPENSIVE AND ON UP TO THE MOST EXPENSIVE.

SOMETIMES THERE ARE SUPPLY LIMB GATIONS.

IF WE COULD DEVELOP OTHER SOURCES THAT WOULD COME IN AT A LOWER COST WE WOULD USE THOSE FIRST.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: IT'S INTERESTING.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I DON'T THINK WHEN THE SCOPE OF THE ORIGINAL STUDY, JACE, WE DIDN'T TAKE IN ACCOUNT OF THE ECON BENEFITS OF IDENTIFYING A NEW WATER SOURCE BE BENEFICIAL TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON.

BECAUSE IT MIGHT FREE UP MORE WATER FOR THEM.

BENEFICIAL TO US BECAUSE IN THE END IT COULD BE CHEAPER THAN THE CURRENT OPTION.

I DON'T THINK WE FACTORED THAT IN.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING ON THIS, THE ENGINEERING FIRM WORKING ON THIS IS THE MOST EXPERIENCED ONE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

WE WILL GET TOGETHER WITH THE M.U.D.S AND TALK ABOUT CHANGING THE SCOPE SLIGHTLY TO LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING ONE DUAL USE FACILITY AND TWO DETACHING FACILITIES OR RETENTION FACILITIES AS IT WERE.

THAT IS A GREAT IDEA.

WE'LL PASS IT ALONG, JACE.

>> OKAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I THINK IN THE INTERIM THE ASK FROM THE RIVER AUTHORITY IS REACH OUT TO LONE STAR GROUND WATER BOARD TO AWARE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T REALLY WANT PUMPING AT THE LEVELS THAT RESTART THE FAULT LINE MOVEMENTS AND THE SUBSIDENCE IN THE COMMUNITY.

HAVING PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED IT AT MY H LOSS IN THE VALUE OF MY PROPERTY, IT WAS SUBSTANTIAL.

I WOULD BUY WATER FOR HALF THE WOODLANDS WITH THE MONEY I LOST ON THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT -- THERE IS ALREADY EVIDENCE FROM THE SUBSIDENCE STUDIES AND, I BELIEVE, LAST YEAR OR THE FALL OF LAST HAD THE SMU AND NASA REPORT WHERE THEY INDEPENDENT OF THE PARTIES MEASURED SUBSIDENCE IN THE AREA AND FOUND REDUCED MOVEMENT WHEN WE CONVERTED THE SURFACE WATER.

THEN MY OWN PROPERTY WAS MONITORED EVERY SIX MONTHS DURING THE SAME PERIOD, COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF ALL THE OTHER THINGS GOING ON AND IT MATCHED THE SUBSIDENCE SLOWING THAT WAS MENTIONED EARLIER TODAY.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TALK TO THIS LONE STAR GROUND WATER BOARD.

CHEAP WATER IS GREAT.

BUT NOT IF YOU RUIN SOMEONE'S $300,000 H MILLION HOUSE, $500,000 HOUSE AND PUT IMPAIRED POSITION.

IT'S NOT JUST THE SLAB DAMAGE.

IT'S THE RESELLABILITY, THE PIPELINE DAMAGE AND THE COST TO REPAIR.

THERE HAS TO BE A MORE CONSCIOUS L PUMPING PUT OUT THERE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT NUMBER IS.

BUT WE CERTAINLY SHOULD LET THEM KNOW WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT OVERPUMPING.

RECREATE PROBLEMS THAT WE JUST ABATED OVE FIVE YEARS.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THERE IS ANOTHER PROBLEM AS WELL.

THAT IS THE INVESTMENT MADE BASED ON THE CONTRACTS THAT WERE SIGNED.

SURFACE WATER PLANT AND INFRASTRUCTURE, YOU KNOW, THAT THE SJRA OWNS.

AT SOME POINT THERE IS A DANGER IF WE DON'T GET THIS WORKED OUT, OF DEFAULT.

THAT IS NOT A GOOD SITUATION ACROSS THE BOARD.

YOU DON'T, YOU NEVER WANT TO SEE A DEFAULT ON BOND THAT IS BACKED BY THE STATE AGENCIES.

I MEAN THIS IS A CRITICAL ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.

I THINK EVERYBODY TEN YEARS AGO AND WE HEARD FROM NELDA AND BRUCE EARLIER THIS EVENING.

THEY CERTAINLY UNDERSTOOD THE PROBLEMS T CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH COUNTY COULDN'T JUST BE DEPENDENT ON PUMPING ADDITIONAL GROUND WATER.

WHAT WAS THE NUMBER THAT LAURA NORTON FROM M.U.D.

46, I THINK IT IS.

STATED ABOUT THE COST OF THE RETOOLING ALL WELLS IN THE WOODLANDS TO GO DEEPER? JACE, DID YOU GET THE NUMBER?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I GOT IT.

SHE SAID $60 MILLION.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THAT IS NOT CHUMP CHANGE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NO.

IT WILL BE PASSED ON.

NEW DEBT ISSUANCES OR INCREASE COSTS.

WE ARE IN AN INTERESTING TIME THAT YOU H PURPOSE PROJECT POTENTIAL.

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I'M NOT SAYING IT IS GOING TO WORK.

YOU HAD THE IDEA AND I THINK IT'S WORTH EXPLORING.

WE ALSO HAVE THE TIME.

LET'S TRY TO MAINTAIN, YOU KNOW, LEVEL OF GROUND WATER PUMPING THAT KEEPS THE STATUS QUO FOR THE MOVEMENT RATES.

SOME OF THE AREAS ARE NOT HAVING THE SAME SUBSIDENCE ISSUES WE HAVE BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THEY WON'T.

SOME OF THE AREAS THAT DON'T SEE THE ISSUE AS THEIRS ARE BEING SHORTSIGHTED BECAUSE IT WILL SHOW UP IN THEIR BACKYARD.

MATTER OF TIME.

IF YOU LOOK FURTHER SOUTH TO US YOU CAN SEE THE LONG POINT AREA OF HOUSTON WITH MASSIVE MOVEMENT AND THE SUBSIDENCE DAMAGE.

WE DON'T WANT THAT SCENARIO RUNNING TH WOODLANDS.

SO, THANK YOU FOR SUGGESTIONS.

I WANT THE BOARD TO BE FULLY INFORMED.

I LEARNED A LOT MEETING WITH JACE ABOUT US PAYING THE CITY OF HOUSTON WATER RATE ON TOP OF THE ESTUARY RATE AND THE OTHER FA GO IN DELIVERING WATER TO THE HOUSES.

IT IMPORTANT FOR RESIDENTS TO KNOW THAT ISSUES OUT THERE.

THERE ARE THE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES THAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THAT NEED OUR ATTENTION.

WHETHER IT'S THE M.U.D.ES OR THE LONE STAR WATER DISTRICT OR SJRA.

WE NEED MORE RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT TO MAKE SURE VOICES ARE HEARD.

>> BEFORE MR. HOUSTON GOES, DO YOU HAVE A FORMULA THAT RELATES TO A DROP IN THE AQUIFER LEVEL TO THE PROPORTION NAUGHT AMOUNT OF THE MOVEMENT THAT THAT CAUSES? DO WE HAVE THAT FORMULA? THEN THE OTHER PART OF THAT IS SINCE WE IN THE WOODLANDS ACTUALLY OVERLAP TO HARRIS COUNTY, AND THEN WE KNOW THAT THE REALLY BIG CONSUMER OF THE AQUIFER WATER HARRIS COUNTY AND HOUSTON, DO YOU HAVE A WAY, MR. HOUSTON, OF TALKING TO THEM TO FIND OUT WHAT ARE THEIR PLANS FOR THIS? BECAUSE THEY OBVIOUSLY HAVE A BIG INFLUE SUBSIDENCE.

YOU ALLUDED TO IT, CHAIRMAN.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT EXACTLY THEY ARE DOING A POINT.

ARE THEY TRYING TO ADDRESS IT?

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: DR. SEKULA ABSOLUTELY ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS IT.

THEY SET A TARGET FOR 60% SURFACE WATER USE, JACE, WITHIN TEN YEARS?

>> ACTUALLY -- >> VICE-CHAI RIESER: GO AHEAD.

>> THEY ARE DECADES AHEAD OF US BASICALLY.

THEY BEGAN CONVERTING THE SURFACE WATER IN THE LATE '70S.

NORTH HARRIS COUNTY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SPRING CREEK, THEY FIRST CONVERTED TO 30% SURFACE WATER BACK IN 2010.

THEY WILL GO TO 60% SURFACE WATER I BELIEVE IN 2025.

THEY HAVE SEEN TREMENDOUS REDUCTIONS IN WATER LEVEL DECLINE.

SO YES, THEY ADDRESSED IT.

THEY ARE AHEAD OF IT.

THE PERSON TO COORDINATE WITH LIVES IN THE WOODLANDS.

MIKE TURKO, LIVES IN THE WOODLANDS A MANAGER OF THE SUBSIDENCE DISTRICT.

HE WOULD LOVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR PROVIDE A BRIEFING ON EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING IN HARRIS COUNTY.

YOUR FIRST QUESTION IS A LOT TRICKIER.

THE FORMULA FOR HOW MUCH SUBSIDENCE DO YOU GET FOR AN AMOUNT OF THE WATER LEVEL DECLINE IS CALLED "COMPRESSIBILITY." HOW COMPRESSIBLE IS A CERTAIN AQUIFER? EACH LAYER OF THE AQUIFER HAS A DIFFEREN COMPRESSIBILITY.

THEY ARE NOT THE SAME.

WE HAVE EXCELLENT DATA ON THE COMPRESSIBILITY OF THE UPPER TWO LAYERS.

BUT WE DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT THE COMPRESSIBILITY OF THE LOWER LAYER, OF THE JASPER.

WE USE A LOT OF JASPER WATER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT'S THE MAJORITY OF THE WATER USE IN MON COUNTY.

SO I CAN'T TELL YOU THE FORMULA OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

IT'S NOT SIMPLE.

IT VARIES GEOGRAPHICALLY.

IT DEPENDS WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED TO SUBSIDENCE YOU GET.

TURKO IS THE EXPERT ON THAT.

HE WOULD KNOW AS MUCH AS THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT IT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: FROM WHAT I HEARD FROM MIKE THERE IS NO SET FORMULA.

IT DOES, IT REALLY DOES DEPEND ON THE CON AROUND THE AQUIFER.

IT WOULD BE REALLY EASY IF IT WERE A STR CALCULATION.

EVERYTHING I HEARD, IT'S NOT.

>> IT CHANGES WITH DEPTH AND IT CHANGES WITH GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.

IT'S THREE DIMENSIONAL CHESS FOR SURE.

>> YOU HAVE RECHARGES AND ARE YOU IN A D WET PERIOD.

SO THE NUMBER COULD FLUCTUATE ON THE RECH RATE, TOO.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: IT CAN EVEN BE, CHAIRMAN, IT CAN BE DEPENDENT ON HYDROCARBON

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EXTRACTION BELOW TO AQUIFER.

THERE ARE A TON OF FACTORS TO MAKE IT A QUESTION.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE JUST NEED TO CONFIRM WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS, YOU KNOW, THAT PUMPING TOO MUCH MONEY OUT OF THE, TOO OUT OF THE AQUIFERS COULD HAVE A NEGATIVE WHOSE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES HAVE NOT BEEN CALCULATED.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT CHA WATER" AT THE EXPENSE OF UPSETTING ECOSYSTEM IN THE AREA.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NOT JUST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DAMAGE.

IT'S ROADWAY DAMAGE AND DRAINAGE SHIFTING.

SO NOW YOU CREATE NEW FLOODING AREA.

A LOT OF THE FLOODING AREA AROUND THE SCHOOL, AROUND COCHRANS CROSSING IS BELIEVED TO BE SUBSIDENCE AND FAULT LINE RELA THAT AREA.

REPEATED FLOODING.

IT DOES ALL TIE TOGETHER SO IT'S WORTHWHILE TO TRY TO BRING ALL THE THINGS TO THE CONVERSATION AND TRY TO FIND SOME SOLUTIONS.

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY, JACE?

>> WELL, IF YOU DON'T MIND, ONE PARTING THOUGHT.

IF WILLIAM COULD PUT SLIDE UP AND GO TO SLIDE 11.

SHOW YOU ONE THING THAT BRINGS THIS ALL D SIMPLE STATEMENT.

KEEP GOING DOWN TO SLIDE 11, WILLIAM.

THESE ARE BACKUP SLIDES THAT I KEEP -- DOWN.

SLIDE 11.

THERE WE GO.

SIX.

KEEP GOING.

TWO MORE.

THERE YOU GO.

UP ONE.

SORRY.

OKAY.

THAT IS A PLOT OF SUBSIDENCE AT A BENCH MARK IN THE WOODLANDS.

YOU CAN SEE SINCE 2000, WHEN WE WERE ON 100% GROUND WATER WE HAVE HAD A FOOT OF SUBSIDENCE IN 20 YEARS AT THAT LOCATION.

IN 2015, WHEN PUMPAGE WAS REDUCED TO AN AMOUNT THAT IS SUSTAINABILITY THAT DOESN'T CAUSE DECLINE IN THE AQUIFER, YOU CAN SUBSIDENCE LEVELS OFF.

FOR EVERYONE ARGUING WELL, WE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM OR IT'S TOO COMPLICATED TO SOLVE, IT'S COMPLICATED.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW, I CAN'T TELL YOU T PRESSABILITY OF THE JASPER.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU WHEN YOU LIMIT TO HOW MUCH YOU PUMP TO AROUND SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL YOU SEE IMMEDIATE REACTION IN THE AQUIFER.

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

YOU HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT WATER.

I'M GREATLY APPRECIATIVE.

THANK YOU.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: CAN I ASK ONE LAST COMMENT TO PUT THE NUMBER IN PERSPECTIVE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THAT AND YOU SAY IT'S ONLY A FOOT.

IN HARVEY, YOU KNOW, IF WE COULD HAVE TAKEN 18 INCHES OF THE HARVEY EVENT, WE WOULD HAVE HAD ALMOST ZERO FLOODING IN THE S MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

SO THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER.

>> YES, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL FOR UPDATE.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE UPDATE?

>> MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, JACE, LOOKING OUT FOR OUR WATER LONG BEFORE WE NEED IT.

LONG AFTER WE DON'T.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE LOOKING OUT 100 YEARS TO TAKE CARE OF THE NEXT GENERATION.

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

ITEM 9, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON F REPORT.

MONIQUE?

>> THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE SEVEN MONTHS ENDED JULY 31, 2020.

WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE GENERAL FUND.

ON A YEAR TO DATE BASIS, TOTAL REVENUES W MILLION.

YEAR TO DATE ACTUAL MILLIONS FOR $80.2 MILLION.

THAT RESULTS IN UNFAVORABLE REVENUE VARIANCE OF $2.5 MILLION.

THE PRIMARY COMPONENT OF THAT ARE A $1.7 DECREASE IN OUR SALES TAX REVENUES.

WE WILL GO INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL ABOUT THAT IN A SECOND.

WE HAVE A $2.3 MILLION DECREASE IN PROGRAM REVENUES WHICH ARE BASICALLY OUR

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AQUATICS.

AND OUR RECREATION PROGRAM REVENUES.

BUT IF YOU LOOK DOWN IN THE EXPENSES, TWO-THIRD DOWN THE PAGE, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE HAVE A $3 MILLION FAVORABLE VARIANCE IN EXPENSES.

SO, THAT IS OFFSETTING THAT UNFAVORABLE VARIANCE WE HAVE IN THE PROGRAM REVENUES.

HELPING TO OFFSET THE TOTAL UNFAVORABLE VARIANCE AND THE REVENUE IS THE $2.2 MILLION CONTRACT THAT THE BOARD NEGOTIATED IN AND THE FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THE ANA DARCO ABATEMENT AGREEMENT AND THE $600 CONTRACT REVENUE FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE AGREEMENT.

IN TERMS OF THE EXPENDITURES.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

IN TERMS OF THE EXPENDITURES ON A YEAR-TO-DATE BASIS, THE BUDGET $57.4 MILLION.

OUR ACTUAL EXPENDITURES WERE $50.5 MILLION.

SO WE HAVE A $6.9 MILLION FAVORABLE VARIANCE.

THIS WILL TIE LARGELY TO THE WORK DONE BY THE BUDGET TASK FORCE AND THEN BY THE BOARD OF THE DIRECTORS.

IN ORDER TO LOOK AT THE WAYS TO GENERATE SAVINGS IN THE EXPENDITURES TO OFFSET DECLINE IN THE REVENUES WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING.

THOSE ARE RELATED TO THE PARK AND RECREATION.

FIRE DEPARTMENT, $1.6 MILLION.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GENERAL THE GOVERNMENT $750,000 APIECE.

THEN IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT PAGE, PLEASE.

I WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE AND JUST TALK ABOUT THE SALES TAX REVENUE.

SO THIS IS THE SALES TAX REPORT FROM AUGUST.

THIS RELATES -- THERE IS A TWO-MONTH LAG.

THAT WILL RELATE BACK TO THE JUNE ACTIVITY.

ON A YEAR-TO-DATE BASIS WE COLLECTED $32.5 MILLION.

SO THAT REPRESENTS A $2 MILLION OR 6% DECLINE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

WE ARE ABOUT $2.3 MILLION OR 6.8% DECLI BUDGET.

PART OF THAT DECLINE FROM THE BUDGET WAS ANTICIPATED.

YOU WILL RECALL LAST YEAR IN OUR BUDGET BECAUSE ANADARKO WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST TAXPAYERS.

THEY WERE ACQUIRED BY OCCIDENTAL.

WE NO LONGER RECEIVE SALES TAX REVENUE FROM THAT.

IF YOU TAKE THOSE OUT OF THE NUMBERS RATHER THAN BEING 6.8% OFF FOR THE YEAR WE WOULD BE 4.5% OFF FOR THE YEAR.

SO THAT IS HAVING A BIG FACTOR.

BUT AGAIN, THAT WAS PLAN AND WE KNEW AND ACCOMMODATED THAT.

I WANT TO MENTION RETAIL.

WRETCH DOWN 3.1% FOR THE YEAR.

THAT IS NOT BAD AT ALL WHEN YOU COMPAR ENTITIES.

ACCOMMODATION OF FOOD SERVICE 18% OFF THE YEAR.

THERE ARE INCREASES IN THE INFORMATIO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BUSINESS SECTOR AND THE WHOLESALE TRADE HELPING OFFSET SOME OF THE LOSSES THAT WE ARE SEEING IN RETAIL AND THE FOOD SERVICES.

WITH THAT, I WILL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY QUESTIONS FOR MONIQUE?

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE NEXT MONTH'S REPORT.

SINCE FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THE STATE REPORT FOR JULY WAS ACTUALLY INCREASE YEAR OVER YEAR FROM LAST YEAR.

SO I WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT MONTH.

>> YES, SIR.

YOU ARE CORRECT.

I SAW THAT.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT AS WELL.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I SAW AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FILLING UP THE HOTELS NOW.

AS EVACUATING FROM JUST EAST OF US.

>> WE WILL BE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT TONIGHT, CHAIRMAN.

AND TOMORROW NIGHT.

IN THE WOODLANDS.

I MEAN, WE ARE GOING TO GET A LITTLE BUMP FROM THAT.

IT'S NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM WE ARE EXPERIENCING WITH THE HOTEL TAX DECLINE BUT IT IS A NICE SHOT IN THE ARM.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THANK YOU.

QUESTION ABOUT HOW DOES THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THE WOODLANDS, HOW DO WE COMPARE IF YOU KNOW WITH OTHER PLACES EITHER IN OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY? IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE BOUNCING BACK RELAT QUICKLY.

IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS UNIQUE TO THE WOODLANDS OR DO YOU OBSERVE THIS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES? OR IS IT SPOTTY?

>> THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION.

IT'S SORT OF HARD TO GET AN APPLES TO APPLES COMPARISON.

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CERTAINLY TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY DOESN'T COLLECT SALES TAX.

SO WE DON'T LOOK OUT IT FROM A COUNTY BASIS.

SOME OF THE LOCAL CITIES WE ARE VERY CLOSE.

WE ARE TRACKING CLOSELY TO THEM.

SOME OF THEM ARE WAY BEHIND US.

WE REALLY BENEFIT FROM HAVING DIVERSE BUS SECTOR.

SO AS I MENTIONED WE DON'T RELY JUST ON RETAIL AND RESTAURANTS.

WHICH A LOT OF THE COMMUNITIES DO.

WE HAVE ALTOGETHER ABOUT 32 BUSINESS SECTORS THAT WE COLLECT SALES TAX FROM.

THAT BENEFITS US.

I WOULD SAY OVERALL WE ARE DOING BETTER THAN A LOT OF OUR PEERS.

BUT AGAIN IT'S HARD TO GET APPLES TO APPLES BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCES IN THE SALES TAX.

>> ARE YOU SEEING AMAZON TAXES COME IN WI THAN YOU EXPECTED? OR ABOUT THE SAME?

>> MUCH BIGGER THAN WE EXPECTED.

THAT WE BUDGETED FOR THIS YEAR.

WE ARE ON AMAZON, IT'S OUR LARGEST PLATFORM.

THEN ALSO WITH ALL THE DOT-COM RETAILERS W ABOUT 162% INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

WE WEREN'T EXPECTING ANYTHING NEAR THAT.

THAT HAS BEEN GREAT.

>> THANKS.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> IF NO OTHER QUESTIONS DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REPORT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MONIQUE AS ALWAYS.

YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO BRING GOOD TRENDING NEWS TO US.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE NEXT MONTH.

WE DO NOT ANY EXECUTIVE SESSIONS TONIGHT.

WE WILL GO STRAIGHT TO ANY ITEMS FOR FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS.

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

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, I HAVE ONE.

IF I MAY.

I WOULD LIKE THE NEXT BOARD MEETING IN SEPTEMBER ON UPDATE ON FIRE STATION NUMBER FIVE, PLEASE.

EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE GEOTEC REPORT SENT OUT DURING BUDGET INITIATIVES.

SO IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND REVIEWING THAT PRIOR TO THE NEXT MEETING WHEN THAT IS AN AGENDA ITEM.

ALL RIGHT? ANY ADDITIONAL ONES? ALL RIGHT.

IF WE DON'T, WE CAN GO TO THE BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I WILL JUST QUICKLY ANNOUNCE -- GO AHEAD.

[13. Board announcements; and]

>> AFTER YOU, CHAIRMAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IT'S FINE.

I'LL DEFER TO YOU.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I'M SORRY TO STEP ON YOUR TOES THERE.

MY LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT IS A LITTLE BIT PERSONAL BUT ALSO IT REACHES OUT TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.

PROBABLY YOU REMEMBER I SAID THAT I HAD VOLUNTEERED TO RECEIVE THE COVID VACCINE.

I HATE TO SAY IT THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN CHOSEN.

I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THERE IS ALL SORTS OF SPECULATION IN MY MIND WHY THEY WOULD TURN MUA DOWN.

BUT I'M BRINGING IT TO EVERYONE'S ATTENTION IS NOT BECAUSE THE STUDIES ARE CLOSED.

IT'S BECAUSE THEY REALLY NEED PEOPLE FRO MINORITY COMMUNITY TO VOLUNTEER.

SO WHAT I'M TELLING EVERYONE IS THAT WE DEFINITELY WANT TO REACH OUT TO THOSE IN THE MINORITY POPULATION, IN THE WOODLANDS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO IS HEARING THIS.

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM THE POPULATIONS THAT ARE HEAVILY AFFECTED BY TERRIBLE VIRUS.

SO, PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT AND PRAY ABOUT IT.

IF IT IS SOMETHING YOU THINK YOU CAN DO HOUSTONFIGHTSCOVID.COM WEBSITE AND CHECK IN.

I THINK THEY WILL BE, YOUR QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED.

THEY ARE COMPENSATING PRETTY GENEROUSLY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS? ALL I WAS GOING TO SAY IS IT LOOK LIKE HURRICANE LAURA WILL STAY WELL EAST OF OUR AREA.

EVEN THOUGH THE STORM IS GOING TO BE FAR A STILL EXPECTING POTENTIAL 40-MILE-PER-HOUR PLUS WINDS IN AREA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BETWEEN 1:00 A.M.

AND 6:00 A.M.

THERE MAY BE DOWNED POWER LINE AND TREES A THINGS.

AS YOU WAKE UP, BE CAREFUL.

LET'S JUST ALL SAY A PRAYER TONIGHT FOR THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA.

>> I JUST WANT TO ECHO THAT.

I WANT TO ECHO DON'S COMMENTS FROM EARLIER.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS A GREAT CONTINGENCY PLAN GOING TONIGHT.

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UP-STAFFING ALL THE RESOURCES.

WE WILL BE READY FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS.

ABLE TO REACT.

I FEEL BAD FOR THOSE IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE.

IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT OR NOT HARVEY WAS THREE YEARS AGO TODAY.

IMELDA AND NOW THIS.

THEY HAVE TAKE AN REAL PASTING OVER THERE.

I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO REALLY BE THINKING ABOUT THEM TONIGHT.

THE IDEA OF STORM SURGE OF THE 20 FEET MINDBOGGLING.

ALONG THE COAST.

I HOPE EVERYBODY IS CAREFUL.

GETS OUT OF WAY.

WE CAN ALWAYS REBUILD BUT WE CAN'T REPLACE THE LIVES LOST IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE.

TOUGH NIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I WOULD BE WRONG NOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE DON ONE MORE TIME.

THANK YOU, DON.

WHILE THIS WILL BE YOUR LAST MEETING AS THE OFFICIAL PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER WE KNOW WE ARE NOT DONE WITH YOU YET.

WE WELCOME JEFF JONES TO THE NEXT MEETING AS THE NEW PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU NEXT MONTH.

OKAY.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN?

>> I SEE A MOTION.

SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> OKAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DON NORRELL HA BUILDING.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: NOT YET.

>> GOOD NIGHT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: DON, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN COOL IF YOU GOT UP AND JUST WALKED OFF.

>> LIKE NOW.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: GORDY COULD HAVE NORRELL HAS LEFT THE

BUILDING." >> THANK YOU, ALL, VERY MUCH.

IT WAS GREAT THIS EVENING.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WELL DESERVED, DON.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.