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>>> IT'S OKAY. YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE.

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

>> WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARDING AND ZONING MEETING. I'LL DO A PRAYER. WE THANK YOU FOR TODAY AND THANK YOU FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR BLESSINGS, THROUGHOUT 2021. WE ASK FOR YOUR WISDOM AND GUIDANCE AS WE FINISH OFF OUR BOARD DUTIES FOR THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

WE PRAY FOR OUR RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND WE PRAY FOR AN AWESOME 2022 AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING

THE WOODLANDS NUMBER ONE. >> AND WE NOW PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND

JUSTICE FOR ALL.." >> HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEE, TEXAS, ONE STATE, UNDER GOD, ONE

AND INDIVISIBLE. >> OKAY. I DECLARE THE COURT OF STATE LAW THAT THIS MEETING WAS POSTED 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE, THE POSTING OCCURRED AT TOWN HALL. AND WE DO ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE FOUR DIRECTORS IN ATTEND EBBS, I'LL NOW TAKE ROLE.

>> DIRECTOR BROWN? >> DIRECTOR MILNER IN

>> HERE. >> DIRECTOR SNYDER?

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

>> HERE. >> WE'RE ALL PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR. I NOW NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT OUR AGENDA.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. ? ALL IN FAVOR SAY

AYE. >> (CHORUS OF AYES).

>> RECOGNIZING PUBLIC OFFICIALS. I DON'T SEE THAT WE

[5. Public comment;]

HAVE ANY IN ATTENDANCE, WITH THAT I'LL MOVE US INTO PUBLIC COMMENT AND WE'LL START WITH SIMON BUDSON.

>> GOOD EVENING, BOARD OF DIRECTORS. HOUSTON SOCCER CLUB.

WE ARE COMING TO THE CLOSE OF THE FALL SEASON, IT'S BEEN A VERY BUSY, ENJOYABLE FALL SEASON. WE JUST WRAPPED OUR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN THROUGH THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SO, I WANTED TO SHARE A FEW POINTS ABOUT THAT. IT'S A PROGRAM THAT WE STARTED IN 2011 TO SUPPORT OUR DAY-TO-DAY COSTS OF RUNNING THE PROGRAM FOR OUR GIRL'S ACADEMY. OTHER GIRL'S ACADEMY IS THE ELITE GROUP OF OUR LADIES THAT TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ATTEMPT TO GET ONTO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, GET RECRUITED AND GOING ONTO EARN A DEGREE IN COLLEGE. IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR THE LAST DECADE. WE SOLD ABOUT 1500 PINK SHIRTS. SO, YOU'LL SEE THEM AROUND THE STREETS AND IN THE CHURCH AND ON THE FIELDS.

A FANTASTIC MONTH OF OCTOBER. AND, WE ALSO DONATE SOME OF THE PROCEEDS TO A LOCAL CHARITY. THIS YEAR WAS IN THE PINK OF HEALTH THROUGH THE MEMORIAL HERMAN FOUNDATION. WE'VE BEEN WITH THOSE GUYS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. IT WAS AN OUTSTANDING NIGHT. WE HAD A COUPLE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS COME DOWN TO THE FIELDS AND TALK ON BEHALF OF THEIR EFFORTS AND WHERE THE MONEY THAT WE RAISED WILL GO AND HELP TOWARDS. SO, WE WRAPPED THAT UP IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. SO IT'S A VERY BIG PART OF OUR CLUB OF GIVING BACK AND SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL PEOPLE.

SO, SECONDLY, WE DO HAVE A THREE ON THREE WINTER BLAST TOURNAMENT THIS COMING WEEKEND. WE'VE GOT ABOUT 225 TEAMS COMING IN, 1200 PLUS PLAYERS, STARTING AT 7:30 SATURDAY MORNING, FINISHING UP ABOUT 7:00 P.M. SO, 12 HOURS OF FESTIVAL AND FUN AND ACTION AND ACTIVITIES. EVERYBODY'S INVITED TO COME DOWN AND JOIN IN THE FUN. AND IT WILL BE AN OUTSTANDING WAY TO KIND OF CLOSE OUT THE FALL SEASON IN THE WOODLANDS FOR OUR MEMBERS.

BUILDING INTO 2022 WE HAVE THREE EVENTS STARTING IN THE FIRST MONTH OF JANUARY. THESE ARE EVENTS WHERE WE INVITE LOCAL REGIONAL, NATIONAL LEVEL TEAM TOSS COME AND COMPETE. WE INVITE THE COLLEGE COACHING STAFF FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO COME IN AND OBSERVE AND RECRUIT, THE TALENT THAT WILL BE ON SHOW,

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THESE THREE EVENTS WILL HAVE A HUGE AMOUNT OF HOTEL REVENUE COMING BACK INTO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. LOTS OF PEOPLE WILL BE COMING IN FOR THOSE THREE WEEKENDS FROM AROUND THE CITY AROUND THE STATE OF TEXAS, REGIONALLY AND NATIONALLY.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT. AND WE'LL BE BACK TO BUSINESS AFTER THE NEW YEAR. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR

SUPPORT. >> THANK YOU, SIMON.

>> NEXT UP IS JENELLE ROMARO. >> HELLO, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO EVERYONE. I'M A MOM OF THREE KIDS AT CREEKSIDE PARK. I HAVE ONE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND ONE AT PARKSIDE JUNIOR HIGH AND ONE IN ELEMENTARY. I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE BOARD FOR THE RECENT CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE INTERSECTION AT KIRKENDALE AND GREEN. OUR SON WHO WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WAS THE FIRST GROUP THAT WENT TO THE JUNIOR HIGH, NEVER ABLE TO RIDE HIS BIKE. OUR DAUGHTER'S IN 7TH GRADE, SHE'S NEVER BEEN ABLE TO RIDE HER BIKE TO AND FROM SCHOOL OR TO VISIT HER FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CREEKSIDE PARK.

AND WE HAVE A 5TH GRADER AND SHE WANTS DESPERATELY TO BE ABLE TO RIDE HER BIKE ACROSS CREEKSIDE PARK. I WON'TED TO READ SOME COMMENTS. YESTERDAY AT PICKUP, I WAS HEADING EAST ON CREEKSIDE GREEN AND A LONG LIGHT STOPPED AT THE LIGHT TO DRIVE ACROSS.

AHEAD OF ME THERE WERE MULTIPLE CARS LIKE MINE THAT WOULD TURN RIGHT ONTO KIRKENDALE, WHEN WE GOT TO THE GREEN SEVERAL RIGHT TURN CARS WENT THEN A BAKER LATE TO THE CROSS WALK GREEN ARRIVED FROM BEHIND THE CARS. THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME WAS TO TURN RIGHT BUT WAS THOUGHT MOVING YET. THE GUARD STOPPED THE BIKER, SINCE THE LIGHT ARE STILL TIMED THAT WAY, THE GUARDS WERE IMPORTANT TO HAVE IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCES. I REALLY APPRECIATED HAVING THEM THERE. AND MYSELF PERSONALLY, JUST THE OTHER DAY, I ALSO SAW THE PATROLMAN HAVE TO MOVE A CAR BACK TO IN A A BIKER COULD CROSS. SO, WE'RE JUST SO THANKFUL, OBVIOUSLY WE HOPE THIS IS PART OF A LARGER SOLUTION LONG-TERM SOLUTION WITH HARRIS COUNTY TO LOWER THE SPEED LIMIT THROUGH THAT AREA AND ALSO TO BUILD THAT PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE THAT WILL MAKE THINGS SAFER FOR NOT JUST THE SCHOOL AND THE STUDENTS, BUT FOR ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF CREEKSIDE PARK. THANK YOU, ESPECIALLY DR. SNYDER

[6. President / General Manager's Report;]

FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP AND GETTING THESE CHANGES UNDER WAY.

>> THANK YOU, AND IF ANYBODY MISSED THE SIGN UP SHEET THIS IS YOUR TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. IF THERE ARE NO OTHERS, WE'LL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT AND GO TO OUR GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH, MEMBER ARES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSS. WE GET A BRAG ON ALL THE HARD WORK THEY'VE DONE. TONIGHT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THAT. TONIGHT IS A BITTER SWEET MOMENT BUT I DO WANT TO CALL AN EMPLOYEE UP BY THE NAME OF JOHN POWERS, OUR ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER OF SERVICES. HE'S HIDING IN THE BACK BUT WE'RE GOING TO ASK HIM TO COME TO THE PODIUM. I'M SURE THAT'S NOT WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. (APPLAUSE)

>> (APPLAUSE) >> SO, IF YOU HADN'T HEARD BY NOW, JOHN ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT LATE LAST WEEK. AND WILL BE TECHNICALLY STILL WITH THE TOWNSHIP THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER. ALTHOUGH, HE HAS A BIT OF PTO THAT'S BEEN SAVED UP BECAUSE WE'VE ALL BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD THIS LAST FALL AND

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WE HAD A LOT OF BOARD MEETINGS, JOHN AND HIS WIFE WANT TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL AND ENJOY SOME TIME. JUST IN THE BRIEF TIME THAT I'VE HAD TO WORK WITH JOHN, HE'S TRULY A PROFESSIONAL, A HARD WORKER, MR. RELIABLE, JOHN ALWAYS RESPONDS TO TEXT MESSAGE, EMAILS FROM BOARD MEMBERS, AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS, HE'S BEEN A STAPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY FOR 23 YEARS AND A PUBLIC SERVANT FOR MORE THAN 30. I HONESTLY JUST FOUND OUT JOHN'S AGE, WHICH I WILL NOT REPEAT BUT I THOUGHT, HE'S AGED REALLY, REALLY, WELL.

IF YOU WANT TO GET BEAUTY SECRETS ON HOW TO LOOK SO YOUNG, TALK TO HIM AFTER THE MEETING. JOHN'S A VERY PRIVATE PERSON AND HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT ANY ACCOLADES GO TO HIS TEAM AND STAFF AND NOT TO HIM. HE ASKED RESPECTFULLY NOT TO HAVE A OFFICIAL PARTY BUT WE DID GET HIM HERE TONIGHT AND WE APPRECIATE THAT, JOHN, WE DO HAVE A SHORT VIDEO CLIP AND THEN A CHANCE FOR THE BOARD TO TALK ABOUT WHAT A GREAT GUY THAT YOU ARE AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER YOU. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER YOU. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER YOU. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER YOU. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER

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>> WELL, JOHN -- >> (APPLAUSE)

>> I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED SOME OF THOSE PICTURES OF YOU FROM NOT

TOO LONG AGO. >> I'VE GOT TO WORK WITH YOU THE LONGEST AND I'LL TAKE THE PRIVILEGE OF GOING LAST. AND, LET THE BOARD REFLECT ON THEIR TIME WITH YOU AND YOUR SERVICE

IN THE COMMUNITY. >> I'LL START IF I MAY. BOB, SORRY. I HAVEN'T KNOWN YOU ALL THAT LONG MR. POWERS, BUT I WILL SAY THAT YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SERVANTS THAT I HAVE EVER MET AND THAT I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO WORK WITH. IF YOU ARE EVER BORED, REMEMBER, YOU KNOW WHERE WE ARE. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH, YOU AND YOUR LOVELY WIFE.

>> THANK YOU, DOCTOR. >> I CAN HONESTLY SAY YOU'VE BEEN A BIGGER ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME THAN I CAN POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN TO YOU. I'M SAD TO SEE YOU GO BUT I KNOW THAT GOD'S GOT GREAT PLANS FOR YOU IN THE NEXT CHAPTER OF LIFE AND YOU ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH. YOU'RE A MAN OF GREAT CHARACTER AND COM COMPOSESURE YOU'RE ALWAYS CALM AND COLLECTED. WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU. GOD BLESS YOU AND

YOUR WIFE. >> THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.

>> JOHN, I HAVEN'T KNOWN YOU VERY WELL EITHER, I WOULD SEND AN E-MAIL OFF TO THE TOWNSHIP ABOUT IT, BY 9:15 YOU HAD AN ANSWER TO IT. AND I WOULD E-MAIL YOU BACK AND SAY, WHY ARE YOU CHECKING YOUR E-MAIL AT 9:15 AT NIGHT. JUST BECAUSE I'M E-MAILING, DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD BE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD SAY IS OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT I'VE MENTORED IN OUR LIFE AND THE STUDENTS, A BIG PART OF OUR LIVES IS ABOUT THE FOOTPRINT THAT LEAVE BEHIND US. AND EVERYDAY WE TAKE STEPS THAT LEAVE FOOTPRINTS IN PEOPLE'S LIVES. AND YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE FOOTPRINT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN A LOT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES. FOR THAT, I THINK YOU SHOULD BE PROUD TO KNOW THAT THAT'S THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT YOU ARE THAT PEOPLE RECOGNIZE YOU AS AND THAT THIS COMMUNITY SEES. THAT FOOTPRINT

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EVERYDAY, EVERYWHERE YOU GO. I THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE

DONE. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> WELL, MR. POWERS, HAVE HAD THE HONOR AND OF KNOWING YOU FOR OVER 25 YEARS. WE WORKED TOGETHER NOT ONLY THROUGH ROTARY, AND INTERACT, BUT ALSO THE TOWNSHIP. IF THERE'S EVER BEEN SOMEONE OF INTEGRITY, SOMEONE WHO HAS A VISION OF WHAT SHOULD BE AND WHAT IS, IT IS MR. POWERS. AND FOR THAT, WE'LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL KNOW, THE COMMUNITY HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE REACH OUT TO ME, VERY SAD TO HEAR AS ALL OF US ARE, THAT YOU ARE LEAVING. BUT, UNDERSTAND YOU AND DEBBIE HAVE GREAT PLANS AHEAD. BUT, I THINK TOO, THE DEDICATION AND THE COMMITMENT THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN IS SECOND TO NONE. AND FOR THAT, WE'LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL. BUT, I WILL ALSO MENTION BE IT 10:30 P.M., OR EARLY IN THE MORNING, WHAT DIRECTOR MILNER JUST SAID, YOU ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. ALWAYS. AND IF SOMEONE DOESN'T KNOW SOMETHING, MR. POWERS HAS THAT ANSWER. AND EVERY VILLAGE IS STRONGER BECAUSE OF OUR COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE

WOODLANDS, AND WE THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, ANN, THANK YOU

VERY MUCH. >> JOHN, IT WAS A SAD NEWS WHEN I GOT IT, BUT I WILL SHARE THAT THE APPRECIATION THAT I HAVE WORKING WITH YOU IN SMALL WAYS EVEN WHEN I WAS IN THE AUTO BRIDGE BUILDERS ASSOCIATION. AND FROM ME TO YOU, I KNOW THERE WAS NEVER A STUPID QUESTION THAT I HAD TO ASK YOU, AND YOU WERE PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST EVEN-KEELED, CALM, VERY DETAILED ORIENTED PERSON TO EXPLAIN IT IN A WAY THAT I WOULD EVEN UNDERSTAND. THE PATIENCE, YOU HAVE A LOT OF IT, AND I KNOW THERE'S PROBABLY A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT THE BURDEN ON YOUR SHOULDERS WAS GREAT AND YOU HANDLED IT WELL. AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WILL TAKE AWAY FROM YOU, IS THAT YOU HANDLE THE STRESS AND NOT JUST THIS BOARD BUT PREVIOUS BOARDS, AND YOU KNOW, IT'S A TESTIMONY TO YOUR CHARACTER.

SO, I JUST WANT TO SAY, THANK YOU, YOU'LL BE MISSED AND YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE FOR THIS

COMMUNITY. >> THANK YOU, JOHN.

>> WELL, JOHN, YOU'LL GET USED TO NOT SLEEPING WITH YOUR CELLPHONE AT NIGHT, I PROMISE. SO, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE BEEN THE HUMAN GOOGLE FOR THIS TOWNSHIP FOR THE LAST DECADE OR TWO, THE GUY THAT WHEN NOBODY ELSE KNOWS THE ANSWER, THEY GO, I'M SURE JOHN KNOWS THAT ANSWER. AND SO WE GO FIND YOU. AND WE'LL MISS THAT, OBVIOUSLY, JOHN, AND YOU HAVE LEFT A REALLY INDELIBLE IMPRESSION ON THE TOWNSHIP AND ON THE PEOPLE CERTAINLY ON ME AS WELL. AND I JUST, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU KNOW HOW YOU DO THINGS. AND YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB IN RUNNING THE DEPARTMENTS HERE AND PROVIDING THE SUPPORT NECESSARY FOR US TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND I HOPE THAT YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN'T MADE YOU TOO CRAZY OVER THE LAST YOU KNOW, YOUR TIME HERE AND CERTAINLY THINS THE TOWNSHIP BOARD HAS BEEN IN PLACE. LIKE I SAID, I'LL REPEAT THE ADVICE I GAVE YOU BEFORE, I HOPE YOU DO A BETTER JOB AT RETIRING THAN I DID. PLEASE, GO AND PLAY GOLF AND FISH AND TRAVEL AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVELY WIFE AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE. AND THANK YOU FOR SPENDING THE BETTER PART OF 30 PLUS YEARS WITH THIS TOWNSHIP, WITH US, WE'VE BEEN GRACED WITH YOUR

PRESENCE. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, BRUCE.

>> WELL, JOHN, JUST SO EVERYBODY KNOWS, WORKING WITH A BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS LIKE HAVING SEVEN SKITS SEW PHREN NICKS AS YOUR BOSS. HAVING SURVIVED 2 AND-A-HALF DECADES IN THE GOVERNANCE STYLE IS A TESTAMENT TO ANYONE. I HAPPEN TO BE HERE 10 YEARS, MULTIPLE PARK RENOVATIONS. THIS COMMUNITY JUST GOT ACKNOWLEDGED IN 2021 AS NUMBER ONE IN AMERICA. AND IT'S NO SMALL PART TO THE HELP OF JOHN POWERS.

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OVER THE DECADES. MANY OF THE AMENITIES THAT THE COMMUNITY ENJOYS AND OUR RESIDENTS RANK AS THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY, STARTED WITH YOU, AND FINISHED WITH YOU, AND WAS REFRESHED WITH YOU. SO, WHILE THE BOARD HAS A PART TO PLAY, IT'S OUR STAFF, OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF THAT MAKES US LOOK GOOD. AND JOHN, CERTAINLY YOU'VE BEEN A GLUE HERE FOR A LONG TIME. I WILL PERSONALLY MISS YOU. I'LL PRE-APOLOGIZE FROM GETTING YOUR PERSONAL NUMBER FROM DEBBIE SO I CAN CONTINUE TO TEXT YOU TOO TI AND WEEKENDS. I TOLD JOHN EARLIER IN THE WEEK, I HAD, YOU KNOW WHERE ALL THE BONES ARE BURIED. THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT HE HAS ALL MEMORIZED, AND IT'S BEEN A JOY TO WORK WITH YOU, IT'S BEEN A PAIN AT TIMES, I KNOW, BUT I APPRECIATE YOU STICKING WITH US AND STICKING WITH THE COMMUNITY.

AND I WISH YOU AND DEBBIE ALL THE BEST. I KNOW SHE'S A JOY TO BE WITH AS WELL. AND YOUR TURN TO.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR KIND WORDS AND YOUR RECOGNITION. I'M HONORED AND PRIVILEGED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SERVE THIS ORGANIZATION AND THIS COMMUNITY. THE REASON I LOOK SO YOUNG AND STAY SO CALM IS BECAUSE I NEVER WORK. I HAVE THE GREATEST JOB EVER. I LOVE IT. AND HAVE LOVED IT, AND WHEN YOU LOVE YOUR JOB, AND YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IT, YOU NEVER WORK ANOTHER DAY IN YOUR LIFE. IT'S NEVER BEEN A BURDEN, IT'S BEEN A JOY, I'VE TRULY BEEN BLESSED BY GOD. CAN'T BE THANKFUL ENOUGH.

SEEING THE PICTURES, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THOSE CAME FROM, AND

HE DID LOOK A LOT YOUNGER THEN. >> ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE IS WHO MAKES THE COMMUNITY WHAT IT IS IN THIS ORGANIZATION WHAT IT IS.

I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN WHAT I COULD NOT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING WITHOUT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE AND MORE. WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE THAT ARE DEDICATED TO YOU AND TO THIS ORGANIZATION AND TO THIS COMMUNITY FOR SERVICE. BECAUSE SERVICE TO HUMANITY IS THE BEST WORK OF LIFE AND THEY KNOW IT. I'M SO PROUD TO HAVE WORK WOULD THEM. I'M GOING TO MISS THEM, ESPECIALLY OUR EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH MONIQUE AND KAREN. WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER THE LONGEST, ALONG WITH WILLIAM. THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS, ALL THE STAFF. AND ALL OF OUR CONTRACTORS THAT HELP US GET THE JOB DOWN OUT THERE. AS WELL AS ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE OUT THERE DOING THE SAME THING. THIS COMMUNITY WAS FOUNDED WITH VOLUNTEERS THAT CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY, CARE ABOUT THEIR CAUSES, THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS, THE RDRCS, THE DSCS, ALL THE PTOS, THE SCOUTS AND THE CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS, IT TAKES A VILLAGE. AND WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THE WOODLANDS IS WHICH ALL KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOD'S GREAT PURPOSE AND THAT'S SERVICE TO EACH OTHER. I'M TRULY THANKFUL BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, TO MY WIFE, DEBBIE OF 45 YEARS WHO SUPPORTED ME YEAR AFTER YEAR COULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYTHING WITHOUT HER. SHE'S RETIRING TOO. AND WE'RE BOTH GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PHASE OF OUR LIFE. AND SEE WHAT GOD BRINGS FOR US NEXT. THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.

>> (APPLAUSE) >>

(INDISCERNIBLE) >> .

[7. Receive, consider and act upon reports from Village Association representatives;]

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT, HOW ABOUT ONE MORE ROUND OF

APPLAUSE FOR JOHN POWERS. >> (APPLAUSE). WE WILL START WITH MARIANNE BRAID WITH THE RECEIVE AND CONSIDER AND ACT

UPON REPORTS FROM THE VILLAGE. >> GOOD EVENING, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD MY COMMENTS TO MY DEALINGS WITH JOHN POWERS, I'VE BEEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION SINCE 2017 AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I KNEW THAT I COULD CALL HIM AND HE WOULD HELP ME, HE WOULD BE RESPONSIVE AND QUICK AND WOULD ALWAYS GIVE ME AN ANSWER THAT I KNEW WAS THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR DEALING IN THE WOODLANDS, I ALWAYS THOUGHT IF THERE WAS AN ENSIGH CROW PEEDIA OF ENSIGH CLOY PEEDIA OF THE WOODLANDS.

>> AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION I'LL GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO. WE DO NOT HOLD A REGULAR MEETING IN DECEMBER, BUT SEVERAL BOARD MEMBERS AND IS SPOUSES MET FOR A HOLIDAY LUNCH. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD VOLUNTEERED IN THE VILLAGE OF FUNDS FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT FOR PARTICIPATING IN BOTH OF THESE EVENTS AND SEVERAL OF US ARE VOLUNTEERING AT THE FLEA MARKET THIS SATURDAY. WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF FM 1488 BETWEEN THE I-35 PROJECT. THERE'S A 15 MINUTE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION ON THE TXDOT WEBSITE THAT RESIDENTS CAN VIEW. THERE WAS ALSO AN IN-PERSON MEETING YET THAT SHOWED THE PROJECT AND ALLOWED RSIDENTS TO ASK QUESTIONS. FM 242 AND KIRKENDAL ROAD. TXDOT WILL ACCEPT COMMENTS ON THIS PROJECT THROUGH DECEMBER 22ND.

2021. TO FIND THE INFORMATION SEARCH FOR FM 1488, I-45 ON THE TXDOT WEBSITE. WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST AND OUT LOOKING FOR NOMINATION THIS IS WEEK. IF YOU SEE A FESTIVE HOUSE, PLEASE SUNLIT US THE ADDRESS. OUR NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 11TH, AND WE HOPE VERY MUCH THAT IT WILL BE IN-PERSON AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES. I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE BY WISHING EVERYBODY A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. AND WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY AGAIN IN 2022. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MARY ANN. >> NEXT UP, IS MICHAEL SAUCIER.

>> IT'S OKAY. IT'S FRENCH. >> THANK YOU, BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR HAVING US. SOME OF THE UPDATES FROM INDIAN SPRINGS VILLAGE ASSOCIATION WE CREATED A NEW WEBSITE AND REDUCED OUR COST BY 78%. WE REACHED OUT TO OUR TOWNSHIP REP TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LINKS FROM THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITES ARE UPDATED TO THE NEW ADDRESS. WHICH IS INDIAIS INDIAN SPRINGS . WE WORKED THE 3 R DRIVE-THRU, AND WE WON. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FLEA MARKET THIS WEEKEND THOUGH I STILL NEED TO SET MY ALARM FOR 9:00 A.M. I'LL BE THERE WITH MARY ANN, IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH DAY BUT WE'LL CUT UP AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. SO, TASTE OF THE VILLAGE HAPPENED AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

WE GOT RAINED OUT THE LAST 30 MINUTES BUT IT WAS A GOOD SUCCESS. UNFORTUNATELY, COST OF LIKE, EVERYTHING WAS UP. SO, WE DEFINITELY SPENT MORE THIS YEAR THAN WE HAVE ANY OTHER PRIOR

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YEAR. SO WE HAVE THINGS DO NEXT YEAR TO CHANGE THAT. BUT THAT BEING SAID, WE DID STILL COLLECT $10,000 FROM THE EVENT AND THAT WILL GO TOWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE LIKE. AND THIS WEEK, WE'RE VISITING OUR NEIGHBORS TO SEE WHAT KIND OF CRAZY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS THEY HAVE OUT THERE. I DO HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOU ARE IN INDIAN SPRINGS, CHECK OUT FORAGE HILL, THEY WILL PROBABLY HAVE A MILLION LIGHTS UP THIS YEAR, BUT WE DO LIKE TO SPREAD THE WEALTH SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BEST OUT THERE. SO,

THAT'S IT, THANKS FOR HAVING US. >> THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

>> ANY OTHER VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, REPRESENTATION HERE

[a. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation recognizing The John Cooper School football championship (as requested by Director Brown);]

FOR REPORTS? >> IF THERE ARE NONE, TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ACCEPT THE VILLAGE REPORTS.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. >> (CHORUS OF AYES).

>> ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL MOVE US TO PROCLAMATIONS. STARTING WITH A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

READ BY DIRECTOR BROWN. >> WHEREAS THE THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM WON THE SCHOOLSS FIRST SOUTHWEST PREPARATORY CONTEST FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE SCHOOL'S HISTORY, AND WHEREAS THE THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL DRAGS. AND WHEREAS, WILLIAM BISSO, VAUGHN MCKEEVER, BLAKE PITTS, GAMBLE REED, KIELAR SULLIVAN, IT AND HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS ALL CONFERENCE PERFORMERS BY THE SPC AND WHEREAS PROGRAM HEAD, ERIK DEHAVEN, HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE TOUCTOUCHDOWN CLUB OF HOUSTS THE PRIVATE SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR. NOW, NEVER, I GORDY BUNCH AS MARME OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WAIT DO HEREBY PROCLAIM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, 2021, AS THE JOHN

COOPER SCHOOL SPC CHAMPIONS DAY. >> THANK YOU, FOR THE WAIT FOR THE PROCLAMATION, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, EVERYTHING YOU DO TO MAKE THIS THE GREATEST PLACE TO LIVE ON EARTH. AND I REALLY FEEL THAT IT'S A TREMENDOUS BLESSING AND HONOR TO LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY. HERE AT THE THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL, IT TAKES TREMENDOUS COMMUNITY FOR US TO DO WHAT WE DO. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MR. POP FOR EVERYTHING HE DOES TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM.

AND SCOTT HOLLAND WHOSE BEEN PART OF THE PROGRAM WAY LONGER, AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE FOR EVERYTHING THAT SHE DOES TO SUPPORT A FOOTBALL COACH TAKING CARE OF A LITTLE BABY AT HOME AND ALL THOSE THINGS. MY PROGRAM'S BASED OFF A SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY, AND THAT'S FAMILY. A LOT OF COACHES TALK ABOUT FAMILY, OUR KIDS, PLAYERS LIKE JACK HERE BOUT IN TO FORGET ABOUT ME, I LOVE YOU. AND LOVE EQUALS SACRIFICE. AND TO BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THOSE SACRIFICE TOSS ONE OTHER, TO SHOW UP IN THE WEIGHT ROOM AND THE COUNTLESS HOURS OF FILM AND EVERYTHING THEY DO BEING AT A SCHOOL LIKE THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL ACADEMICALLY. IT'S AN EASY JOB FOR ME. WHEN I WENT TO THE THE JOHN COOPER SCHOOL, I KNEW ONE THING, ALL I HAD TO DO WAS TO BASICALLY REPLICATE WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO EVERYDAY FROM 8-3:30 I'M PROUD OF THAT AND THANK YOU

FOR THIS PROCLAMATION. >> (APPLAUSE).

>> CONGRATULATIONS. >> (APPLAUSE)

[b. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation recognizing Tomball ISD Creekside schools for their food drive efforts (as requested by Director Ann Snyder); ]

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>> ALL RIGHT, OUR NEXT PROCLAMATION IS FOR TOMBALL ISD CREEKSIDE SCHOOLS FOR THEIR FOOD EFFORTS.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH. >> WHEREAS, WHILE ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR CHILDREN IN MONTGOMERY AND HARRIS COUNTY ARE FOOD INSECURE AND NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL RECEIVE BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER AND, WHEREAS THE TOMBALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE HAS PROVEN TO BE A VALUABLE COMMUNITY-WIDEN DEFR TO HELP FEED ALMOST 50,000 INDIVIDUALS AND WHEREAS THE STUDENTS AT CREEKSIDE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND CREEKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND CREEKSIDE PARK JUNIOR HIGH HAVE ALL PARTICIPATED WITH ENTHUSIASM TO HELP OTHERS IN THE EFFORTS SINCE 2016 AND WHEREAS, THE 2021 PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE AT CREEKSIDE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ALONE COLLECTED MORE THAN 6600 POUNDS IN JUST TWO WEEKS AND THE TISD STUDENTS, OVERALL, COLLECTED MORE THAN 12,000 POUNDS AND WHEREAS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPASSION, RESPONSIBILITY, GENEROSITY, AND CREATED THROUGH THE PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE, THEREBY HELPING TO CREATE PRINCIPLED SITS AND WHEREAS THESE EFFORTS TO ENHANCE THE WELL-BEING IN THE COMMUNITY WHILE ALSO TEACHING OUR CHILDREN VALUABLE LIFE PRINCIPLES, WAS SPEARHEADED BY ALEX LESLIE AND WITH THE GREAT SUPPORT FROM THE CREEKSIDE FAMILIES AS WELL AS CREEK SIDE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPLE, SHERRY TRAMMELL AND PTO, CREEKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ALLYSON JORDAN, MOPT COUNTY FOOD BANK, KEEP US FED, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AND H-E-B CREEKSIDE PARK. AND NOW, THEREFORE, GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP DOES PROCLAIM THE TOMBALL ISD PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE

DAY IN THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS. >> (APPLAUSE).

>> AND MR. FLORES WHO IS THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IS HERE TO SAY A FEW WORDS.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT, AND MR. CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HONOR TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY. IN THE CREEKSIDE AREA AND IN TOMBALL ISD, DEFINITELY, A DESTINATION EXCELLENCE DISTRICT IN TOMBALL ISD, AND THE CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, ARE THE APITMY OF THAT EXPECTATION. WE HAVE A METHOLOGY IN OUR SCHOOLS, YOU WILL NOT FIND, A MORE UNORTHODOX APPROACH, IF YOU WILL, WHERE YOU WILL NOT FIND RULES POSTED ON OUR SCHOOLS YOU'LL FIND EXPECTATIONS FOR LIVING. AND ONE OF THEM IS THAT WE VALUE ONE ANOTHER AS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL INDIVIDUALS, AND ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE IS THAT WE WILL HELP EACH OTHER WHENEVER POSSIBLE. AND WE ALSO LIVE BY LIFE PRINCIPLES AND ONE OF THOSE THAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY IS THAT SERVICE MENTALITY, THE PRINCIPLE OF SERVICE. AND OUR STUDENTS REALLY RALLIED TOGETHER IN THAT SPIRIT OF SERVICE IN THE HOLIDAY IN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,

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WHERE AS A COMMUNITY SCHOOL WE RALLY TOGETHER. AND THAT'S THE COMMUNITY OF TOMBALL ISD, IN THE CREEKSIDE AREA, YOU'LL SEE OUR COMMUNITY RALLYING BEHIND THE SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS AND THE COMMUNITY. THEY BELIEVE IN THE SCHOOLS AND OUR CHILDREN. THIS IS A TESTAMENT TO THE GREAT WORK THAT OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS DO ON A DAILY BASIS AND WE'RE SO PROUD OF THEM AND THEIR SERVICE MENTALITY, AND GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. THIS IS A TRUE COMMUNITY EFFORT AND A TRUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL TO HAVE OUR ELEMENTARY AGED STUDENTS TAKE THAT TO HEART AND PUT THE ACTIONS, IT'S NOT UP ON A BANNER IN OUR SCHOOLS, IT'S IN THEIR ACTIONS AND WHAT THEY DO EVERY SINGLE DAY. IT'S AN HONOR THAT THOSE EFFORT ARE RECOGNIZED AND APPLAUDED AND WE WANT TO THANK THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP FOR RECOGNIZING THAT AND IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE TODAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> (APPLAUSE). >> ALL RIGHT, I WANT 7600 POUNDS OF PEANUT BUTTER NEXT YEAR. NO PRESSURE:

>> THANK YOU. IT THANK YOU ALL.

>> THEY'VE A BIG FOOTBALL GAME THIS WEEK AND WE HAVE RESIDENTS

[c. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation recognizing Keep US Fed Montgomery County (as requested by Director Nelson);]

IN CREEKSIDE PARK ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM.

>> WELL DONE. WELL DONE. >> ALL RIGHT. THAT'S GOING TO BRING US TO OUR NEXT PROCLAMATION WHICH RECEIVE AND CONSIDER AN ACT UPON PROCLAMATION, RECOGNIZING KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR THEIR FOOD DRIVE EFFORTS.

>> ALL RIGHT. WHEREAS, WITH ONE IN SIX RESIDENTS AND ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN IN MONTOMGERY COUNTY BEING FOOD INSECURE KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY BELIEVES HUNGER IT A PROBLEM THAT CAN BE SOLVED TOGETHER. AND WHEREAS SINCE TEST INCEPTION IN 2015, KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY STARTED WITH ONE FOOD RUN PER WEEK DISTRIBUTES 2,000 POUNDS OF FOOD PER MONTH AND HAS INCREASED TO MORE THAN 100 FOOD RUNS PER WEEK AND CURRENTLY DISTRIBUTES MORE THAN 4 THEME POUNDS OF FOOD EVERYDAY AND WHEREAS KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS SURPASSED THE ECAVIL OF ONE MILLION MEALS SO FAR THIS YEAR FROM LOCAL GROSSERS, STRANDYS, CATERERS, TOTALLING THE EQUIVALENT OF 600 POUNDS OF FOOD. MORE THAN 85 VOLUNTEERS, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF, MONTOMGERY COUNTY FOOD BANK, 20 DONORS AND 36 PARTNER RECIPIENT ORGANIZATIONS PUTTING KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY MORE THAN 43% OF LAST YEAR'S EFFORTS AND WHEREAS KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY HOPES TO CONTINUE MOMENTUM THROUGH YEAR-END GIVING WHERE A DONATION OF 1 DLR EQUALS 19 MEALS AND THEN MATCHED BY A GENEROUS DONOR AND WHEREAS KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP EARTHS OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR. THEREFORE, I, GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP DO HEREBY CLAIM THAT DECEMBER 8, 2021, AS KEEP US FED MONTGOMERY COUNTY DAY.

>> (APPLAUSE). >> I JUST WANTED TO SAY, THANK

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YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US HERE, IT'S AN HONOR AND PLEASURE TO SERVE ALL OF MONTOMGERY COUNTY. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW, BUT THE EQUIVALENT OF A MILLION MEALS IS 1.2 FOOD THAT WE RESCUED THIS YEAR ALONG. IT'S INCREDIBLE TO BE PART OF AN ORGANIZATION AS AMAZING AS THIS, WE HAVE 100 VOLUNTEERS AND IT'S AWESOME TO HAVE THE REPRESENTATION TONIGHT.

HOMERUNING THE ONES NOT HERE TONIGHT, HONORED TO BE A PART OF YOUR ORGANIZATION. I'M NEW TO THE ORGANIZATION AND I'VE BEEN HERE THREE MONTHS NOW AND I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE AND THE HUGE IMPACT THAT WE ARE MAKING IN OUR COMMUNITY. THANKS.

>> >> ALL RIGHT, THAT CONCLUDES

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

[10. Receive, consider and act upon a briefing from Entergy Texas (as requested by Director Brown);]

OUR PROCLAMATIONS FOR THE EVENING. WE HAVE AGENDA ITEM NINE WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA. DE DO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY

AYE. (CHORUS OF AYES). >> REGULAR AGENDA ITEM 10, RECEIVE CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A BRIEFING FROM ENTERGY TEXAS. WE

HAVE DIRECTOR TO PRESENT. >> WE HAVE SALSA UP HERE TONIGHT, THIS IS AN INTERESTING COMBINATION.

>> I'M GOING TO HAVE TO BRING THIS UP SINCE I HAVE HEIGHT ON ME. GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN BUNCH AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. I'M THE CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER FOR ENTERGY AND I COVER THE WOODLANDS AREA. I HAVE PRESENTING WITH ME, JACE AND HE'S OUR MANAGER OF DISTRIBUTION AND RELIABILITY IN THE AREA AS WELL. I WANT TO TALK THROUGH OUR AGENDA TO TELL YOU WHAT OUR PRESENTATION WILL COVER. I WANT TO GO THROUGH OUR TEXAS LEADERSHIP, WE HAVE NEW LEADERSHIP IN TEXAS AND I'LL INTRODUCE THEM AND YOU'LL SEE PICTURES OF OUR NEW LEADERSHIP.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT OUR COMMUNICATION SHALL. WHAT WE'RE DOING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE WINTERIZATION OVERVIEW AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING TO PREPARE FOR THAT AND WE'LL GO OVER OUR RELIABILITY AND COMMUNICATIONS OR POWER THROUGH SERVICES, OUR LIGHTING PILOT AND ULTIMATEMILY WE'LL TALK ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND AT THE END I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY. LOOK AHEAD WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO, ELLIE IS OUR NEW CEO. OUR VICE-PRESIDENT OF DRIPPINGS OPERATION SUNSHINE GOING TO BE MELANIE TAYLOR. AND OUR VICE-PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE IS STEWART BARRETT HERE IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY. OUR REGIONAL MANAGER IS BRITTANY CHANDLER AND SHE'S HERE. AND I'M DETR KRISHGS KRISHGS TAYLOR.

SGLND WOODLANDS OVER THE PAST YEARS HAVE BEEN SHOWING IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR METRICS AROUND THE FREQUENCY AND THE LENGTHS OF OUTAGES, WE'RE CONTINUING TO MODERNIZE THE AREA AND TAKING STEPS TO IMPROVE OUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'VE HAD IS THAT WE NEED TO INCREASE OUR

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COMMUNICATION. SO, IN 2021 WE REALLY FOCUSED ON RAMPING UP OUR CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONS. SO, SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID FOR THIS YEAR IS CREATE A LANDING PAGE WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN E-MAIL US DIRECTLY AND WE COULD TALK TO THE CUSTOMERS AND SEND THEM BACK EMAILS FOR CUSTOMERS THAT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH TO THE CALL CENTER. ' PLACED DOOR HANGERSES ON CUSTOMER'S DOORS, AS WE DO RELIABILITY CHECKS AND WE PLACE DOOR HANGER TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE'RE IN THE AREA AND DOING WORK. WE'VE HAD DIRECT MESSAGES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THAT WORK. CUSTOMERS SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM US, THEY'RE ABLE TO GET TEXT MESSAGES OR PHONE CALLS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE WILL BE IN THE AREAND A WORKING. THE CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE THE MY IMY INTINTINTE LASTLY, WE HAVE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION. WE ADVERTISE ON TWITTER AND ON FACEBOOK TO LET'S OUR CUSTOMERS KNOW THAT HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA WHOSE GOING ON AND TO KEEP THEM ABREAST OF ALL THE DIFFERENT CHANGES THAT'S GOING ON. SO, NEXT THING I WANT TO COVER IS HOW ENTERGY IS PREPARING OUR POWER FOR THE WINTER. THE READINESS PROGRAM AND IT'S THERE TO TELL US WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO KEEP OUR PLANTS OPERATIONAL AND TO BE SURE THAT WE'RE READY FOR A WINTER STORM.

SO, THEY CAME UP WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS. WE INSULATED CRITICAL EQUIPMENT, AND INSULATED PIPING THAT HAS STANDING WATER THAT WOULD STOP THEM FROM FREEZING WITH LOWER TEMPERATURES. WE DESIGNED AND BUILT PERMANENT ENCLOSURES TO PROTECT OUR PUMPS AND CRITICAL EQUIPMENT AND WE'RE EXPLORING THE USE OF STRINSTRUMENTS. ALL THESE THINGS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING TO BE SURE THAT WE'RE READY AND PREPARED SO THAT IN THE EVENT THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER WINTER STORM WE DO ALL OF OUR DUE DILIGENCE TO BE SURE THAT OUR FACILITIES ARE READY TO PERFORM.

ALL UTILITIES HAD A DEADLINE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE READY. ENTERGY WAS PROAFFICTIVE AND WE MADE ALF THIS AHEAD OF THE TIME FRAME AT THIS POINT, WE HAVE WINTERIZED ALL OF OUR FACILITIES. AND, AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO TURN THE PRESENTATION OVER TO JACE, HE WILL TALK ABOUT THE RELIABILITY IN THE WOODLANDS NETWORK AND WE'LL TALK IN DETAIL ABOUT THE OUTAGES THAT WE'VE

SEEN. THANK YOU. >>> SO, MY NAME IS JACE, I'M THE DISTRIBUTION RELIABILITY MANAGER FOR ENTERGY TEXAS, AND TODAY, I'M GOING TO BE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT TWO THINGS IN PARTICULAR.

THE FIRST ONE THAT WE'LL WALK THROUGH IS OUR RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE. SO, WHERE HAVE WE SEEN IMPROVEMENTS FROM AN OUTAGE PERSPECTIVES ET CETERA. PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE IN THE CUE IN 2022 THAT WILL ALSO REALLY HELP TO IMPROVE OUR RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE MOVING FORWARD. YOU KNOW, THROUGH THE YEARS, ET CETERA. SO, TO START WITH, FROM A RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE, I WANT TO START WITH THE WOODLANDS NETWORK IN IT'S ENTIRETY. AND WE'LL START WITH, HOW IT'S PERFORMING FROM AN OUTAGE DURATION PERSPECTIVE, ESSENTIALLY, A CUSTOMER, MY LIGHTS GO OUT, HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT MY LIGHTS TO BE OUT OR WHAT THAT TYPICAL TIME IS. AND ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE'VE SEEN THIS YEAR, YEAR TO DATE IS ESSENTIALLY A 33% IMPROVEMENT OR REDUCTION IN THE DURATION OR THE NUMBER OF MINUTES THAT WE HAVE SEEN OUTAGES LASTING WHEN YOU COMPARE THAT TO THE AVERAGE OF

THE PAST FIVE YEARS. >> THIS IS EXCLUDING THE WINTER

STORM, I'M ASSUMING? >> YES, SIR.

>> I THINK WE WOULD BE WAY OVER

30 MINUTES. >> YES, SIR, THAT EXCLUDES THAT MAJOR EVENT. WHEN YOU QUANTIFY THAT IT'S ABOUT A 38 MINUTE REDUCTION IN HOW LONG THE OUTAGE DURATIONS ARE LASTING. THE NEXT THING I WANTED TO LOOK AT THE RELIABILITY DATA FROM THE WOODLANDS AS A WHOLE, IS ESSENTIALLY, THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF TIMES THAT A CUSTOMER IS INTERRUPTED IN THE NETWORK. SO, ESSENTIALLY, THEY HAVE AN INTERRUPTION, THEY LOSS THE

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POWER, AND WHAT WE'VE SEEN, AGAIN, EXCLUDING THE WINTER ICE STORM IN FEBRUARY, WE'VE SEEN A 14% IMPROVEMENT WHEN YOU COMPARE OUR YEAR TO DATE VERSUS THE AVERAGE OF THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

SO, WE HAVE SEEN SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS FROM A DURATION PERSPECTIVE AS WELL AS AN INTERRUPTION PERSPECTIVE. THE NEXT PIECE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS A SPECIFIC AREA WHERE THERE WERE SOME CONCERNS AROUND AND THAT AREA IS WINDSOR HILLS, A SUBDIVISION IN THE WOODLANDS AREA. AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT AN OUTAGE THAT OCCURRED IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WHERE THERE WERE CONCERNS, AS WELL AS WE COULD TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE OUTAGES THAT WE'VE SEEN THIS YEAR THAT THEY HAVE FACED IN THAT SUBDIVISION AND SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'LL BE DOING TO HELP TO MITIGATE THAT IN THE FUTURE. ESSENTIALLY, ON OCTOBER 6TH, THERE WAS AN OUTAGE IN THE WINDSOR HILLS SUBDIVISION. THE OUTAGE WAS BECAUSE OF A BROKEN CROSS-ARM BRACE. AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE, ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT, YOU COULD SEE THE CROSS ARM TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH WHAT I'M SPEAKING ABOUT. ESSENTIALLY, THE CROSS ARM BRACE FAILED AND IT RESULTED IN WHAT WE CALL OUR BREAKER TRIPPING. ESSENTIALLY WHAT THAT IS IN LAYMAN'S TERMS IS THERE WAS A LOSS OF POWER FOR EVERY CUSTOMER ON THAT CIRCUIT. OUR NETWORK WAS IMMEDIATELY NOTIFIED, THEY WENT OUT TO TROUBLESHOOT THE ISSUES, FOUND THE BROKEN CROSS ARM, GOT IT REPAIRED AND THE CIRCUIT WAS REENERGIZED AND EVERYBODY'S LIGHTS CAME BACK ON. A COUPLE MINUTES LATER, IT WAS DETERMINED THERE WAS ANOTHER PLACE ON THE CIRCUIT THAT HAD AN ISSUE AS WELL, IT'S WHAT WE CALL A JUMPER CONNECTION POINT AND ESSENTIALLY IT WAS ON ONE PHASE ON THAT CIRCUIT AND ESSENTIALLY HAD TO DEENERGIZE THE CIRCUIT AGAIN TO REPAIR THAT. AND ALL THAT TO SAY THE POWER WAS GOING OFF, COMING BACK ON, GOING ON AND OFF. AND THOSE WERE COME OF THE THINGS WE SAW ON OUR SIDE, THE REASONS WHY AND WHAT WE WERE DOING ON OUR SIDE TO GET THOSE PROBLEMS FIXED. OUTSIDE OF THE OCTOBER EVENT, THE MAJORITY OF THE OUTAGES WITHIN WINDSOR HILLS HAVE BEEN TIED TO TRANSFORMER OUTAGES. WE HAVE TWO THINGS TO TRY AND MOVE THAT FORWARD, THE FIRST ONE I'LL SPEAK TO, BUT AS OUR TRANSFORMER INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT PROGRAM. AND WHAT THIS IS IS WE'RE IDENTIFYING ASSETS THAT ARE TOWARDS THE END OF LIFE, WE INSPECT THEM, AND YOU KNOW, ANY VISUAL DEFECTS OR LEAKS TRANSFORMERS, THINGS ALONG TOSE LINES, WE WILL PROACTIVELY CHANGE THEM TO MITIGATE THE CHANCES OF FAILURE IN THE FUTURE. WE'RE ALSO IMPLEMENTING AN INFRARED PROGRAM. WE'RE LOOKING AT PLACES WHERE THE LOAD MAY BE HIGH, ET CETERA.

>>> OKAY. SO, THAT WAS THE RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE. I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT TWO OTHER THINGS WHILE I WAS HERE TODAY, AND THAT IS WHAT HAVE WE DONE IN 2021 FROM A PROJECTS PERSPECTIVE TO HELP IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE FOR OUR WOODLANDS

AREA? >> SO, WE'LL TALK ABOUT 2021 AND HOP INTO 2022. BUT, FOR 2021, TO START WITH YOU KNOW, WE HAVE REPLACED OVER 35,000 FEET OF UNDERGROUND CABLE. AND THAT'S ESSENTIALLY, THE WIRE THAT RUNS FROM TRANSFORMER TO TRANSFORMER UNDERNEATH THE EARTH. AND WHAT WE'VE DONE THERE ESSENTIALLY IS THAT WAS CABLE THAT'S TOWARDS THE END OF IT'S LIFE. WE TARGET EARLY 1980S CABLE AND REPLACE IT WITH NEWER WIRE WHICH LEADS TO BETTER RELIABILITY T OUT OF THAT 35,000 FEET REPLACED, THE BULK WAS IS IN THE PANTHER CREEK VILLAGE, FOR 2021 WE'VE REPLACED APPROXIMATELY 200 TRANSFORMERS, AGAIN PART OF THE TRANSFORMER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM I SPOKE ABOUT. AND WE REPLACED SIX SWITCH CABINETS AND THAT'S TIED TO ASSETS TOWARDS THE END OF THEIR LIFE, THEY'RE AGING, WE PRIORITIZED THEM BASED OFF OF THAT AND WE PROACTIVELY REPLACED THEM PRIOR TO FAILURE. OKAY. LOOKING FORWARD INTO 2022 WE DO HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PROJECTS IN THE CUE FOR THE WOODLANDS AREA. WE ARE INVESTING HEAVILY WITHIN THE WOODLANDS FOR TARGETED RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT

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PROJECTS. TO START WITH, WE DO HAVE OVER 50,000 FEET OF UNDERGROUND CABLE IDENTIFIED. THE BULK STHAR OF THAT CABLE BEING WITHIN THE PANTHER CREEK, AND THE BULGAR VILLAGES. AND WE EXPECT THAT TO PAY DIVIDENDS IN THE FUTURE. WE HAVE ALREADY IDENTIFIED APPROXIMATELY 200 TRANSFORMERS THAT THE DESIGNS ARE COMPLETED AND WE EXPECT EXECUTION IN Q 1 AND 2. AND WE HAVE INSTRUMENTAL PART OF IMPROPHETING THE RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE FOR THE WOODLANDS NETWORK. SO, THAT'S ALL THAT I HAVE. I'LL HAND IT BACK OVER TO DETRICK TO FINISH THE REMAINING

SLIDES. >> I HAVE ONE QUESTION ABOUT

YOUR PRESENTATION. >> YES, SIR?

>> YOU TALKED ABOUT A 38 MINUTE IMPROVEMENT AND 33%. DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR AVERAGE OUTAGE IS?

>> WE'RE DOWN TO 120 MINUTES, IT'S A METRIC CALLED KADI, ESSENTIALLY AFTER THE OUTAGE OCCURS IT'S 120 MINUTES TO GET

IT RESTORED. >> THANK YOU.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION, SIR, IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND. ONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS HAS OFFERED TO IDENTIFY OUTAGES FOR STREET

LIGHTS. >> OKAY.

>> THEY EVIDENTLY WALK AROUND QUITE A BIT IN THE EVENING OR AT NIGHT. SO, I WAS HOPING THAT YOUR APP WOULD ALLOW THAT, AND AGAIN, I'M NOT THAT SAVVY ABOUT APPS, IT MIGHT BE THERE, BUT I DON'T SEE IT. IT SAYS TO ME, WHERE IS THE OUTAGE OCCURRING.

THAT'S THE PLACE THAT I'M LOCATING THAT I CAN INSERT THE INFORMATION, BUT IF YOU ARE JUST WALKING AROUND AND IT'S NOT YOUR HOUSE, HOW DO YOU DO THAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW AN ADDRESS? LIKE IF IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE A BLOCK OR.

>> DR. SEKULA-GIBBS, YOU COULD USE THE WOODLANDS 311 APP, LITERALLY STAND UNDER THE LIGHT POLE AND IT WILL TAKE THE GPS COORDINATES RIGHT THERE FROM OUR PHONE AND IDENTIFY THAT LIGHT POLE FOR YOU. THAT'S THE WAY TO HANDLE LIGHT POLE OUTAGES.

>> IT SOUNDS EASY TO YOU. BUT JUST WALK ME THROUGH IT, AGAIN, SO, I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF AN OUT LIGHT, HELP ME OUT HERE...

>> OKAY. >> AND I DON'T PULL UP ENTERGY,

I PULL UP 311? >> YES.

>> AND THAT WILL CONNECT TO ENTERGY?

>> YES. AND THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION AND WE HAVAL SLIDE SPECIFICALLY ON THAT TOPIC. THERE'S NEW ADVANCES THAT WE'VE MADE WITH OUR APP THAT IS ACTUALLY TIED EXACTLY TO STREET LIGHTS THAT WE EXPECT TO BE VERY BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY.

>> AND I'LL ADDRESS THAT. >> AND THAT MAY BE HIS FIRST

SLIDE. >> OKAY. GREAT.

>> WELL, WE'LL GO STRAIGHT TO THE LIGHTING POLE, AND I'LL GO BACK TO THE OTHER SLIDES SINCE WE'VE DISCUSSED IT HERE. AS YOU SAID, DR. SEKULA-GIBBS WE HAVE A NEW LIGHTING PILOT AND IT WAS DEVELOPED TO REPORT STREET LIGHT OUTAGES IN WOODLANDS. WE HAVE A SCREEN SHOT THAT WALKS YOU THERE YOU STEP BY STEP ON HOW TO REPORT THAT OUT. AND I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHARE THAT WITH THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS MEETING.

JUST TO TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER, IT IS A PILOT APP AND IT'S ONLY FOR THE WOODLANDS NETWORK. SO, WE'RE PILOTING THIS LIGHTING PILOT IN THE WOODLANDS AND THE BEAUMONT M NETWORK. IT HAS TO BE THROUGH THE APP, IT HAS TO BE THROUGH THE APP. SO, THAT MIGHT BE COME OF THE CONSTRAINTS THAT YOU ARE SEEING. BUT IF YOU ARE LOGGED INTO THE APP AND YOU LIVE IN THE WOODLANDS NETWORK, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO LOG INTO THE HOME SCREEN. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE THERE, ABOVE YOU.

>> SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT. SO, IF IT SAYS ON MY PHONE, MY

ENTERGY.COM, I'M NOT IN THE APP? >> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> I THOUGHT I WAS IN THE APP, BUT WHEN YOU SAID THAT, I'M

THINKING I'M NOT IN THE APP. >> YOU'RE NOT IN THE APP. IT'S AN APPLICATION THAT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE OR APPLE STORE, YOU DOWNLOAD IT AND YOU HAVE TO REPORT THE LIGHTS

THROUGH THE APP. >> ONLY THE APP?

>> YES. >> AND WE'RE WORKING RIGHT NOW IT IS A PILOT AND WE HAVE HOPES TO INCREASE THAT PILOT TO WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN GO ONTO MY ENTERGY.COM AND REPORT THE STRAITH LIGHTS OUT. AS OF RIGHT NOW, THAT REPORTING IS ONLY THROUGH THE APPLICATION. SO, I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN MORE

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DETAIL. SO, YES, THAT PILOT WAS DEVELOP AND ONCE YOU LOG INTO YOUR PHONE, IF YOU LOOK AT THE SCREEN YOU'LL GO TO THE FUNCTION AND SEE WHERE YOU COULD REPORT A STREET LIGHT OUT. IF YOU ARE LOGGED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AND IT DOES NOT WORK FOR GUEST USERS, SO YOU HAVE TO BE LOGGED INTO YOUR ACTUAL ENTERGY ACCOUNT.

YOU COULD GO AND HIT THAT REPORT STR STREET LIGHT OUT FUNCTION AND YOU'LL SEE THE IMAGE TO THE RIGHT, IT WILL PULL UP ALL THE LIGHTS IN OUR SYSTEM. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ACTUAL FACILITY. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SELECT THAT LIGHT AND THEN YOU CAN MAKE NOTES OR COMMENTS ON THAT LIGHT, YOU COULD SAY, HEY, THIS LIGHT IS OUT OR LET'S SAY SOMEONE HIT THE POLE, YOU CAN ADD ADDITIONAL COMMENTS INTO THE STR STREET LIGHT REPORTING. ONCE YOU MAKE THAT REPORT, IT'S UP TO US TO GO OUT AND RESPOND TO REPAIR THAT LIGHT. WE DO HAVE A ST STREET LIGHT CONTRACT CREW THAT GOES OUT AND REPAIRS THE OUT

LIGHTS. >> THE WOODLANDS IS ALL UNDERGROUND SO IF THERE'S AN ISSUE WITH THE LIGHT AND IT REQUIRES AN UNDERGROUND REPAIR. THAT COULD BE SUSPENDED. IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S UNDERGROUND IT WILL BE AN EXTENDED DURATION OF REPAIR. IT'S HARD TO PUT A COMMIT DATE ON THE REPAIRS WHEN THEY ARE UNDERGROUND FACILITIES.

>> QUESTION? >> YES.

>> SO, ONCE IT'S REPORTED, LET'S SAY I'M IN THE PROCESS OF REPORTING THE LIGHT BEING OUT, WOULD I ALSO SEE, OR IS THERE A WAY TO KNOW THAT 10 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY REPORTED IT AND THEREFORE, WE DON'T NEED TO KEEP REPORTING IT OR DOES IT KEEP COMING IN CONSTANTLY, AND THEN, FOLLOWUP TO THAT, IS DO WE GET FEEDBACK TO KNOW THAT THIS WILL NOW BE REPAIRED OR IT HAS BEEN

REPAIRED? >> FOR YOUR FOLLOWUP, YOU WILL GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER AND I CAN FOLLOWUP IF THERE'S SOMETHING TO SEND BACK TO THE INDIVIDUAL USER PUTTING IN THE TICKET. I'M NOT 100% SURE, BUT YOU WILL GET A CONFIRMATION NUMBER LETTING YOU KNOW THAT TICKET IS BEEN SUBMITTED AND THAT CONFIRMATION IS YOU'RE GUARANTIED THAT TEST BEEN SUBMITTED TO ENTERGY AND WE'LL FOLLOWUP ON THAT REPORT AS WELL.

>> I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR POWER THROUGH SERVICES, IT'S AROUND ENHANCED RELIABILITY AVENUES THAT ONCE APPROVED, IT WILL PROVIDE BACKUP GENERATIONS FOR HOST CUSTOMERS. HOST CUSTOMERS ARE A CUSTOMER LIKE YOURSELF, OR SOMEONE THAT'S ONLY A COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO COME IN AND PURCHASE A GENERATOR FROM ENTERGY. AND HOW THIS PROGRAM WILL WORK IS THE CUSTOMER WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY UP FRONT FOR THE GENERATOR.

THE CUSTOMER WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH ENTERGY AND WE'LL COME OUT AND INSTALL THE GENERATOR, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN IT WITH NO UP FRONT COST TO THE CUSTOMER, THERE'LL BE A MONTHLY CHARGE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT GENERATOR AND HOW THE GENERATOR WILL WORK IS LET'S SAY IN THE CASE OF AN OUTAGE, THAT GENERATOR WE OPERATE IS RAN OFF OF NATURAL GAS AND PROVIDE BACKUP GENERATION TO A HOST CUSTOMER WHICH WOULD BE A COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER IN THIS CASE. IN THE EVENT OF A WINTER STORM, LIKE WE HAD EARLIER THIS YEAR, H-E-B WAS A PILOT CUSTOMER AND THEY WERE ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM THAT GENERATOR AND THEY RAN SUCCESSFULLY FOR 18 HOURS BECAUSE OF THAT GENERATOR. NOT ONLY DOES THIS GENERATOR HELP THE HOST CUSTOMER, WHICH IS THE COMMERCIAL CUSTOMER, IT ALSO HELPS THE ENTERGY GRID. THIS GENERATOR IS TIED AHEAD OF THE METER OF THE CUSTOMER. SO IT ESSENTIALLY ACTS AS ANOTHER UTILITY POLE OR TRANSFORMER.

SO, NOT ONLY ARE WE ABLE TO FEED BACKUP POWER TO THE CUSTOMER, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE THAT POWER AND FEED IT BACK TO THE GRID. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE, WE HAVE A COMPANY THAT WE'RE REGULATED WITH, IS MISO, IT HAS REMOTE CAPABILITY TO CONTROL THEIR GENERATORS, SO, IF THERE'S EVER A POINT WHERE WE NEED TO OPERATE THAT GENERATOR TO PROVIDE MORE POWER BACK TO THE GRID, WE CAN OPEN THAT GENERATOR AND PROVIDE IT BACK TO THE GRID WITH NO EFFECT TO THE CUSTOMER. AND ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE, IS THAT CUSTOMER THAT'S PAYING FOR THAT GENE GENERATOR MONTHLY IS A PRIORITY.

THAT HOST CUSTOMER WILL GET PRIORITY AND THEY WILL BE ON BACK-UP GENERATOR THROUGH OUR ENTERGY PROVIDED GENERATOR UNTIL WE GET THE GRID BACK UP AND WE WILL ALSO OPERATE THE GENERATOR FOR POWER TO THE GRID AS WELL. RIGHT NOW, IT'S NOT APPROVED BUT

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WHICH HOPE TO GET IT APPROVED IN 2022. WE HAVE SEVERAL PILOTS THAT WE'RE PUTTING OUT THERE TO GET FEEDBACK THAT WE COULD PROVIDE AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PROVIDE, THIS IS WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS WANT AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE TELLING US THEY WANT AND WE WANT TO BE IN THE PLACE TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES SO WE COULD BE THE ONE POINT STOP FOR THE CUSTOMER. WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT COMING. HOPEFULLY BY THE END OF 2022 WE'LL GET THAT APPROVED, FINGERS CROSSED AND WE HAVE SEVERAL CUSTOMERS AS WELL, AND THE TOWNSHIP IS INTERESTED IN THAT, SO WE'RE DEFINITELY HAPPY TO HAVE THAT PRODUCT IN SERVICE. AND LASTLY, WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. SO, YOUR COMMUNITY IS OUR COMMUNITY. WE ALL LIVE HERE AND WE WANT TO BE SURE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY.

SO, THIS YEAR, AFTER THE WINTER STORM, WE WERE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE $650,000 IN DONATIONS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS EFFECTED BY THE WINTER STORM. WE CONTRIBUTED OVER 7,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS IN 2020 WITH ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS MONTOMGERY COUNTY BANK, SOUTH TEXAS FOOD BANK, KIDS MEALS AND JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND MANY, MANY, MORE. AND ALSO WITH THAT, WE KNOW IT'S BEEN A CHALLENGING COUPLE OF YEARWISE COVID, MANY BUSINESSES ARE EFFECTED SO ENTERGY HAS CONTINUED TO HELP THOSE IN NEED BY OFFERING BILL PAYMENT ASSISTANCE. WE ASK ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS IF THERE'S EVER A TIME THAT YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR BILL, PLEASE CALL US OR GO ONLINE TO THE ENTERGY APP AND SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN WITH US, FOR THE CUSTOMERS HAVING PROBLEMS PAYING. WE DON'T WANT TO DISCONNECT OUR CUSTOMERS, WE WENT TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS, AND WE OFFER ASSISTANCE FOR THE EMERGENCY RENT PROGRAM. THE STATE HAS FUNDS FOR THOSE AND WE PARTNERED WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT RESOURCES ARE OUT THERE AND WE'LL ALSO PROVIDE AN E-MAILED LINK TO THOSE RESOURCES THAT WE COULD SHARE OUT WITH THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. SO, THAT WILLING THE CONCLUSION OF MY PRESENTATION. AND AT THIS POINT, I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN UP FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE. AND I WANT TO PREFACE THAT I'M BRAND NEW THE AREA, SO I'VE BEEN WITH ENTERGY HERE IN THE AREA FOR TWO MONTHS, SO ANY QUESTIONS THAT I DON'T HAVE ANSWERS TO, I PROMISE TO FOLLOW UP AND GET THOSE

RESPONSES BACK TO YOU. >> I GUESS, GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS BEEN VOCAL GUARANTYING US OF A NONREPEAT OF LAST YEAR'S WINTER STORM. I KNOW A LOT OF EFFORT WAS MADE MID-STORM TO GET US BACK UP. ENTERGY, YOU GOT US BACK UP QUICKER THAN CENTER POINT, OR ERCOT RELATED POWER GENERATORS. HAS THERE BEEN ANYTHING ELSE DONE OTHER THAN THAT THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE MITIGATION SINCE THEN THAT PROVIDES MR. ABBOTT WITH SO MUCH

CONFIDENCE? >> OUTSIDE OF WINTERIZING OUR POWER PLANTS, THERE'S A CRITICAL CUSTOMER LIST THAT WE MAKE SURE TO EVALUATE AND MAKE SURE OUR FIRST RESPONDERS IN OUR HOSPITALS AND CRITICAL RESOURCES ARE ON THAT LIST. SO, UNFORTUNATELY WITH THE LAST POWER OUTAGE THAT WE HAD EARLIER IN FEBRUARY, WE DIDN'T GET MUCH OF A NOTICE, IT WAS A 4:30 A.M.

CALL WITH 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE WE HAVE TO CUT JUST SO SAVE THE SYSTEM SO WE DIDN'T LOSE IT FOR A LONGER TIME. SO, WITH THAT IN MIND, WE'VE INCREASED THE RELIABILITY ON OUR FEEDERS HERE, WE WORKED ON MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE WINTERIZED OUR POWER PLANTS AND WE THINK THAT WE'RE IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION SHOULD WE

HAVE ANOTHER LARGE STORM. >> IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO SHARE YOUR TIER ONE FACILITY LIST FOR OUR FOOTPRINT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING MISSING. I KNOW, LAST YEAR WE FOUND THAT SEVERAL OF OUR FIRE STATIONS WEREN'T ON THE LIST AS WELL AS SOME OF OUR RECREATIONAL CENTERS THAT WE USE AS WARMING

CENTERS. >> I CAN GET YOU A RESPONSE TO THAT AFTER FOLLOWING UP WITH OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM.

>> I'M NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING NONPUBLIC, WE MIGHT SAY, CAN YOU CONSIDER THIS FACILITY FOR US BECAUSE IT'S A COMMUNITY WIDE

FACILITY THAT WE BRING UP. >> (INAUDIBLE)

>> WE HAVE GENERATORS AT THE FIRE STATIONS BUT THEY DIDN'T ALL WORK, UNFORTUNATELY. IT IS WHAT IT IS.

>> ALL RIGHT. >> ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER

QUESTIONS? >> NOPE. BUT I WANTED TO SHARE AND SAY THANK YOU. WE HAD IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, A MONTH, IT WAS EARLY OCTOBER, HAD A NUMBER OF STREET LIGHTS OUT THROUGHOUT AND WITHIN A WEEK, YOU HAD SOME OF THEM WERE MORE MAJOR THAN

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REPLACING THE LIGHTBULBS, BUT OTHERS WERE NOT, AND YOU CAME OUT AND FIX THAT, OR AT LEAST YOUR TEAM DID. I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT. AND I THINK YOUR PAYMENT ASSIST PLAN HAS BEEN USED FOR MANY OF OUR NON-PROFITS IN THE COMMUNITY. SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THAT ENTERGY CONTINUES TO DO.

>> THANK YOU, DR. SNYDER. >> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> IF I MAY, I THINK WHAT I FOUND WITH ALONG WITH PROBABLY MANY OF THE BOARD MEMBERS IS I'LL GET ALERTED AS SOON AS THERE'S A POWER OUTAGE IN WINDSOR HILLS. I WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON THAT, ALTHOUGH WE DO HAVE POWER OUTAGES IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE MORE FRUSTRATING PART IS NOT SO MUCH THE LARGER OUTAGES, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE A LOT OF BLIPS, OR BLURPS, FOR THE 10-15 MINUTE RANGE I GUESS IT'S ONE OF THESE THINGS THAT RESIDENTS LOSE POWER AND BY THE TIME THEY REPORT IT COMES BACK ON. SO, IT'S REALLY AN ANNOYANCE FOR THEM TO LOSE POWER, I THINK ONE OF THE TIMES FOR AN UNEXPLAINED, I'LL USE UNEXPLAINED, IF A TRANSFORMER BLOWS, I KNOW THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN'T HELP. ALL THE WAY UP TO BEING AN HOUR AND-A-HALF.

SO, THERE'S A LOT OF, AND THIS GOES BACK FROM SEPTEMBER, BUT IN OCTOBER, THERE WAS LIKE TWO IN ONE WEEK. AND ONE ON THE 15TH OF OCTOBER, AND THE 29TH OF OCTOBER, THE NOVEMBER 3RD, SO, THERE'S A LOT OF LITTLE BLIPS, AND I'LL CALL THEM BLIPS, I DON'T KNOW THE TECHNICAL TERM IS FOR THAT. ARE THEY CAUSED FROM THE TRANSFORMERS, DO YOU THINK OR DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF MAY BE WHY THOSE LITTLE SPURTS HAPPEN?

>> IS THAT INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH ME WITH THOSE PARTICULAR ADDRESSES EFFECTED, THAT WE WE COULD DO MORE RESEARCH, AND WE CAN PULL UP THAT DATA AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED OR WHAT TRIPPED, IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE THOSE ADDRESSES SO WE CAN DO A DEEP DIVE AND IF THERE'S SOMEONE THAT WE NEED TO REACH OUT TO, WE CAN TOUCH BASE AND WE'LL DO MORE COORDINATION IN THE AREA WITH OUR TEAM TO SEE IF THERE'S ANYTHING GOING ON THERE AS WELL. IF WE COULD GET MORE DATA, THE MORE HELPFUL WE

COULD BE IN THAT AREA. >> I THINK IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE TRANSFORMERS, AS YOU ARE DOING UPGRADES FOR THAT, IT'S PROBABLY ALONG THESE LINES. BUT, I'LL GET YOU THOSE ADDRESSES AND MAY BE YOU COULD FIGURE OUT FROM THERE WHAT TRANSFORMERS THEY GO TO OR WHERE THEY ACTUALLY GO.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> THANK YOU.

>> AND IF WE COULD GET YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION. YOU HEARD HOW WE TREAT JOHN POWERS. WE'RE THE SAME WITH THE ENERGY COMPANIES, WE WILL TEXT AND E-MAIL YOU ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT AND REGARDLESS OF WEEKENDS.

>> THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE FOR. >> UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD SALLY'S CELLPHONE, SO SHE WOULD GET ME EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE, BUT I'LL NEED REPLACEMENT CONTACTS NOW THAT SHE'S RETIRED IF YOU DON'T MIND CIRCULATING THAT. AND WELCOME TO OUR AREA.

>> I'M HAPPY TO BE A TEXAN NOW. >> YOU MOVED FROM OUT OF TEXAS?

>> I MOVED FROM LOUISIANA. I CAME HERE FROM THE HURRICANES, IT'S RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD BUT IT'S STILL A MOVE.

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>> THAT'S LIKE, EAST TEXAS, WE'RE ALL COUSINS.

>> WELL, THANK YOU ALL, WERE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR

ME? >> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. >> DO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A

SECOND TO ACCEPT THE REPORT? >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> (CHORUS OF AYES). ALL RIGHT. RECEIVE AND CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE FINANCIAL REPORT, MONIQUE SHARP.

>>> HELLO, GOOD EVENING, THIS IS THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE 10 MONTHS ENDING OCTOBER 31, 2021. SO IN YOUR JANUARY BOARD MEETING WE'LL GET CAUGHT UP FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR. THIS IS A GOOD REPORT, THOUGH, AN EXCELLENT FINANCIAL REPORT, I THINK TO FINISH OUT THE YEAR WITH. I'LL GO OVER SOME OF THE DETAILS.

LOOKING FIRST AT OUR GENERAL FUND IN TERMS OF TOTAL REVENUES, YEAR TO DATE BUDGET WAS 97.700-0000, OUR ACTUAL REVENUES WERE $1015 MILLION. MOST OF THAT IS RELATED TO OUR SALES TAX

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REVENUE, AT THE END OF OCTOBER, IT WAS $2.8 MILLION FAVORABLE, AND WE JUST TODAY, GOT THE IT DECEMBER REPORT. JUST THIS AFTERNOON, SO, I'LL SHARE THAT WITH YOU IN JUST A MINUTE. AND YESTERDAY WE GOT THE LATEST HOTEL TAX REPORTS SO, I'LL GIVE YOU UPDATED INFORMATION THERE. PROPERTY TAX IS ALSO FAVORABLE, CONTRIBUTING TO THE FAVORABLE VARIANTS AT $1.1 MILLION. THIS AMOUNT HERE IS PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE FACT THAT WE BUDGETED FOR A LARGER ALLOWANCE OF UNCOLLECTIBLES, NOT KNOWING IF COVID WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON 2021ID NOT, SO WE DID NOT END UP NEEDING THAT ALLOWANCE. THE MONEYS FROM THE TERM NAGS OF THE EXXON MOBILE ABATEMENT GOT DEPOSTED IN NOVEMBER. IN TERMS OF EXPENDITURES, YEAR TO DATE BUDGET WAS $80.8 MILLION. OUR ACTUAL EX-SPENDTURES ARE $75.8 MILLION RESULTING IN A FAVORABLE VARIANCE OF JUST OVER $5 MILLION. THERE ARE SOME OF THESE ARE TIMING DIFFERENCES WHERE I KNOW THE VARIANCES, AND THE EXPENSES HAVE HIT IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, BUT, WE WILL END THE YEAR ATT LEAST $4 MILLION FAVORABLE, IF NOT HIGHER. AND IT'S FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, YOU COULD SEE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS HERE, WE'VE HAD SAVINGS IN SALARIES AND BENEFITS, WE'VE HAD QUITE A BIT OF FAVORABLE VARIANCES IN CONTRACTED SERVICES TO EITHER JUST CAREFULLY MANAGES THE CONTRACTS OR CHANGING THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACTS. THIS IS A SALES TAX REPORT THAT I MENTIONED. SO, THIS IS THE DECEMBER, THE YEAR-END ONE.

DECEMBER, WE'RE ON A TWO-MONTH LAG, SO THIS DECEMBER NUMBERS ACTUALLY RELATE BACK TO OCTOBER ACTIVITY. BUT YOU COULD SEE HERE THAT IN TOTAL FOR THE YEAR, $55.4 MILLION. THAT IS $8 MILLION OR 17% HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND WE'RE 8% OR $4.1 MILLION OVER BUDGET. SO, AGAIN, WE ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT $3 MILLION ABOUT $2.8 MILLION IN THE BUDGET PROCESS, AT THAT TIME, BUT THINGS HAVE JUST EXPLODED OVER THE LAST QUARTER AND-A-HALF SO, WE ARE GOING TO DEFINITELY EXCEED WHAT WE FORECASTED AND THIS WILL BE THE NEW BASE GOING

INTO THE NEW YEAR. >> AND SOME OF THIS IS

INFLATION RELATED? >> SURE.

>> AS PRICES GO UP, SALES TAX PERCENTAGE COLLECTION GOES UP.

SO IT WOULD BE... >> YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT, THAT IS CORRECT. AS WE TALK ABOUT BEFORE, INTERNET SALES TRANSACTIONS CONTINUE TO BOOST US IN THAT AREA, SO WE'RE FORECASTING A 333% GROWTH FROM 20 TO 2021, AND BELIEVE THAT NUMBER WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB INTO 2022, MAY BE NOT AT 33%, BUT STILL AT A VERY STEADY RATE. AND THEN, HERE'S OUR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX REPORT, SO, GREAT REPORT TO END THE YEAR. THIS IS ONLY THROUGH NOVEMBER, SO, AND THIS IS ON A ONE-MONTH LAG INSTEAD OF TWO. SO, WE STILL HAVE OUR DECEMBER REPORT WHICH WILL REFLECT NOVEMBER ACTIVITY. BUT, YOU COULD SEE HERE THAT THE REALLY GREAT REBOUND IN HOTEL TAX. $1.6 MILLION OR 42% HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND WE'RE 3 AND-A-HALF% ABOVE BUDGET. SO,

GREAT WORK. >> I WILL EAT CROW WHEN YOU PICKED OUR NUMBER, BRUCE, I THOUGHT, NO WAY IN THE WORLD WERE WE GOING TO MEET IT, AND I LOOKED LIKE I WAS GOING TO BE RIGHT ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL THE LAST FEW MONTHS. SO, I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO PAY MY DUES FOR DOUBLE GUESSING YOUR REVENUE

PICK. >> BUT, DON'T YOU ENJOY BEING

WRONG ONCE IN A WHILE? >> ABSOLUTELY. THAT STEAK

DINNER WILL BE WORTH $186,000. >> A LOT OF HORSES LOOK REALLY GOOD AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY UNTIL THE FINAL STRETCH.

>> YEAH. >> WELL, I'M GRATEFUL. LET'S PUT IT THAT WAY. IT'S, YEAH, OBVIOUSLY, THE MARKET IS REALLY COMING BACK PRETTY STRONG AND ALL THE INDICATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR ARE VERY POSITIVE. THE ONE THING THAT I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE CAUTIONED ABOUT IS THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT INFLATION FACTOR GOING ON NOW. NOT SO MUCH IN THE HOTEL TAXES, BUT CERTAINLY IN THE SALES TAXES THAT WE NEED TO BE DOG COGNIZANT

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OF. IT'S WONDERFUL NEWS FOR THE TOWNSHIP, BUT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO REALIZE THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF PRESSURE ON COST FOR THE

NEXT 12-18 MONTHS. >> SPEAKING TO INFLATION, I KNOW COME OF THE HOMES BEING BUILT IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT'S CLOSED, THEY'RE NOT EVEN PUTTING A PRICE ON THE HOMES UNTIL THEY'RE ACTUALLY FINISHED BECAUSE THE BUILDER DOESN'T WANT TO BE UNDER WATER BY THE TIME IT'S OVER AND THAT'S MAKING A

BIG PROBLEM. >> THAT'S A REALLY UNFORTUNATE

METAPHOR. >> I KNOW YOU ARE ON THE ONE WATER TASK FORCE AND EVERYTHING IS WATER BUT IT'S WATER UNDER

THE BRIDGE NOW, THANK YOU. >> THOSE ARE GREAT POINTS ON THE INFLATIONARY FACTOR AND WE'LL FACTOR THAT INTO OUR ANALYSIS. FOR SURE. AND THAT CONCLUDE MY REPORT.

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>> ALL RIGHT. GREAT TO END THE YEAR ON A POSITIVE NOTE. ANY

QUESTIONS FOR MONIQUE? >> IF THERE ARE NONE, WE HAVE A

MOTION AND A SECOND. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> (CHORUS OF AYES). >> ALL RIGHT, THAT WILL CARRY.

>>> MOVING ONTO AGENDA ITEM 12, RECEIVE AND CONSIDER AN ACT UPON THE 2022 SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE WOODLANDS ECOECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP. NICK? >> THANK YOU, VERY MUCH, CHAIRMAN BUNCH, AND YOU WERE PART OF THE REASON TO THE GROWTH BECAUSE YOU HELD THE LARGEST CONVENTION WE HAD IN THE WOODLANDS WITH THE WOODLANDS FINANCIAL GROUP IN THE SUMMER MONTHS AND THAT'S WHEN WE TURNED THE CORNER, SO WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING YOUR CONFIC CONVENTION HERE AND HAVING IT IN THE WOODLANDS. IT'S GREAT TO SEE THAT REPORT. WE HAD A WHOLE LT OF DISCUSSIONS AT VISIT TO WOODLANDS, THE OCTOBER MONTH WAS HUGE. YOU KNOW, NOVEMBER IS GOING TO BE OFF JUST A LITTLE BIT FROM WHAT WE THOUGHT. BUT DECEMBER HAS STARTED IN A GREAT WAY. THIS WEEK WE HAVE LOTS OF CONVENTION GROUPS IN THERE. ALL THAT BEING SAID, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP AND IT'S PART OF OUR ENABLING LEGISLATION AND WE DO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. WE DO SOME OF IT INTERNALLY WITH OUR STAFF HERE, WITH OUR BOARD, WE DO THAT WITH VISIT THE WOODLANDS, WE DO THAT WITH OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND THAT'S WHERE WE'RE ENGAGING AND ENTERING LOOKING DEEPER INTO SPORT'S TOURISM AND ALL THE AMENITIES THAT WE HAVE HERE AND WE ALSO OUTSOURCE SOME OF THAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AND THAT IS THROUGH THE WOODLANDS AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP. SO, WE HAVE BUILT IN WENT THROUGH A BUDGET PROCESS IN THE SUMMERTIME TO PLUG A NUMBER IN AND EVERY YEAR YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE SERVICE AGREEMENT. LAST WEEK, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS CEO'S, GILL WHO IS HERE AND HIS STAFF DELIVERED THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THOSE DELIVERABLES. WITHIN YOUR PACKAGE, YOU DO HAVE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT AND WHAT THOSE DELIVERABLES ARE. AND WAY THAT IT BREAKS OUT OF WHAT WE WENT THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS IS A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $195,000, $175,000 OF THAT IS DIRECTLY TO THE WOODLANDS AREA EDP AND THEN $20,000, IS IN A PARTNERSHIP WITH GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP AS A REGION. WHAT'S BEFORE YOU TONIGHT IS THE SERVICE AGREEMENT FOR 2022 AND I GUESS WHAT I WOULD SAY IS IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE ROLE THAT IT PRAYS HERE, GILL STALELY CAN

ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS. >> ALL RIGHT, DO WE HAVE

QUESTIONS FOR NICK OR GILL? >> WE DON'T, BUT LAST YEAR, I KNOW I ASKED YOU ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF MEMBERSHIPS PAID. AND THAT HAD THE LIST OF MEMBERS BY MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY BUT IT WASN'T BY HOW MUCH IT FUNDED BECAUSE I KNOW WE'RE PROBABLY ON AN OUTSIZED FUNDING AMOUNT AND WE'RE TRYING TO SEE WHERE EVERYBODY ELSE WAS AT CONTRIBUTING WITH THE EDP'S ANNUAL FUNDS. IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD PROVIDE FOR US?

>> WHAT WE PROVIDED IS AN OVERVIEW OF THE DIFFERENT LEVELS THAT WE HAVE MEMBERSHIPS, BRONZE BEING THE LOWEST, LINE SHARE,

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6,000, THERE ARE SOME THAT GO ABOVE THAT, SILVER, 15,024-999, LINE SHARE, $15,000. GOLD BEING 25 THAT AND ABOVE. WE HAVE THREE MEMBERS AT THAT LEVEL, SO, AS I'VE SAID MANY MANY TIMES, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP IS OUR HIGHEST INVESTOR. THE LEADING INVESTOR FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND YOU CONTINUE TO BE. OUR BOARD HAS ASKED US OVER THE YEARS NOT DIVULGE SPECIFIC INFORMATION. WE DON'T MINE GIVING WHAT LEVELS, BUT SPECIFICALLY, WE DON'T WANT THAT TO BE IN THE PUBLIC ARENA IF YOU WILL. BUT, YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO ASK THAT. YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO ASK THAT AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO.

>> MY APPROACH WAS TO BE APPROVE SUBJECT TO GETTING THE LIST AND WE WANT TO SEE WHERE EVERYBODY'S AT AND CONTRIBUTING IT'S NOT JUST THE WOODLANDS, IT'S THE WOODLANDS AREA AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHERE EVERYBODY ELSE IS PARTICIPATING IN THIS. WE KNOW YOU HAVE IT BUDGETED AND WE PASS IT IN OUR BUDGET SO NOT RIPPING THE RUG OUT FROM UNDERNEATH, BUT WE

WOULD LIKE THE INFORMATION. >> AGAIN, I WOULD ASK YOU TO SPECIFICALLY ASK THOSE MEMBERS AND DO THAT IN OUR BOARD MEETING, INSTEAD OF PRESENTING IT HERE.

>> I'M NOT ASKING FOR YOU TO PRESENT IT HERE, I'M ASKING FOR THE INFORMATION. SO, WHAT I'M SAYING IS, I WOULD APPROVE, THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO THE RECEIPT, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PRESENTED HERE PUBLICLY, JUST SEND IT TO STAFF, OKAY, HERE'S THE LEDGER FOR THE MEMBERSHIPS.

>> BUT DOES IT NOT BECOME PUBLIC RECORD WHEN YOU DO THAT.

>> IT MAY BE ALREADY SUBJECT TO PUBLIC RECORD BASED ON THE

AMOUNT WE FUND. >> FOR THE PUBLIC ENTITIES, YES, BUT FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WE'VE BEEN TOLD, AGAIN, THAT THEY WISH TO KEEP THAT PRIVATE. AND AGAIN, YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO ASK THAT, BUT WE ASK YOU TO DO THAT IN A BOARD MEETING.

>>> WHEN IS THE NEXT BOARD MEETING?

>> NEXT WEEK. >> AND I WELCOME YOUR PARTICIPATION TO ASK THAT, ABSOLUTELY.

>> AS A BOARD MEMBER, I THINK WE COULD GET IT.

>> RIGHT? >> I THINK I'M ON THE BOARD.

>> YES, YOU ARE, AND JEFF AS WELL.

>> YES. >> AND I BOOKED MY TIME FOR YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE DID I GET IT RIGHT? RY 15TH. -

>> THE 20TH? >> FEBRUARY.

>> FEBRUARY 15TH. >> DID I HAVE ANY PART OF THAT

INFORMATION CORRECT? >> JANUARY, FEBRUARY, 10TH,

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15TH, OKAY. I'LL NEEDLE IT OUT IN THAT ARENA.

>> ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHT. ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> (CHORUS OF AYES). >> ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS?

>> THANK YOU, GILL. THAT WILL TAKE US TO AGENDA ITEM 13 RECEIVE AND ACT UPON SPECIAL DISTRICTS ELECTION BALLOT AND APPROVE ELECTION THEREIN. MS. DEMSEY, I BELIEVE WE ALL KNOW

WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO. >> YOU MAY NOT.

>> SO, IT WAS NOTED IN YOUR BOARD PACKET, BUT IN SEPTEMBER, THE BOARD DID NOMINATE BOB MILNER AS A CANDIDATE, HOWEVER BECAUSE OF THE TIMING OF THIS ELECTION AND THE TOWNSHIP'S ELECTION, AND BECAUSE THE HCAD POSITIONS ARE ELECTED BASED ON THE CATEGORY, SO THERE'S A REPRESENTATIVE FOR CITYS, THERE'S A REPRESENTATIVE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THERE'S A REPRESENTATIVE FOR SPECIAL DISTRICTS, AND THE BALLOTS HAD TO GO OUT WITH A NOMINEE FOR THE SPECIAL DISTRICT, AND NEEDED TO BE VOTED ON DURING THE TIME THAT WE MAY HAVE BEEN A CITY, AND SO, THOSE CANDIDATESY WAS IN QUESTION. SO, I WAS ENABLE TO GET THAT OUT. NEXT YEAR. SO WE DON'T HAVE A - CANDIDATE TO VOTE FOR, WE CAN MAKE ONE UP OR DEFER THIS ORDER.

>> THERE ARE SEVEN NAMES LISTED ON THE BALLOT AND THERE'S NO

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INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES. SO, YOU COULD SELECT A CANDIDATE

OR CHOOSE NOT TO VOTE. >> IN THAT CASE, I WOULD RESPECTFULLY SUGGEST WE JUST DON'T VOTE. WE'RE A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE ANYWAY. IF I DON'T KNOW WHO THE PEOPLE ARE, I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE LENDING SUPPORT TO ANY PARTICULAR

CANDIDATE. >> I AGREE.

>> NO OPPORTUNITY FOR A WRITE IN?

>> NO. >> WITHOUT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A RIDE-IN, WE HAVE A MOTION TO ESSENTIALLY DEFER THIS AGENDA

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ITEM. >> SECOND.

>> AND I DON'T THINK WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THAT, BUT WE CAN. WHY

NOT? >> WE PROBABLY DO BECAUSE.

>> OKAY. WE'LL VOTE ON IT, ALL IN FAVOR OF DEFERRING AGENDA

ITEM 13 SAY AYE. >> (CHORUS OF AYES).

>> NEXT TIME, HARRIS COUNTY. THAT MOVES US TO 14, RECEIVE AND CONSIDER AN ACT ABOUT THE WOODLANDS EXPRESS SERVICE TO THE 2022 HOUSTON LIVELIVESTOCK SHOW RODEO.

>> OKAY. I HAVE A PRESENTATION SO I'LL PULL THAT UP QUICKLY.

>> GOOD EVENING, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, I PLAN TO GIVE A QUICK SUMMARY OF THE PREVIOUS WOODLANDS EXPRESS SHUTTLE SERVICE AND AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING FOR 2022. THE FIRST YEAR OF THE SERVICE, RODEO WAS IMPROVED IN 2019, CHARGING A $ $13 ROUND TRIP FARE. WE HAD A DAILY EARPLUG RIDERSHIP OF 253 RIDERS. FEEDBACK FROM RIDERS, INDICATED THAT THEY INITIALLY HEARD ABOUT THE SERVICE THROUGH INFORMATION PUBLISHED IN THE WOODLANDS COMMUNITY MAGAZINE.

WE ALSO DID A SLEW OF MARKETING EFFORTS INCLUDING PRESS RELEASES, NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS, SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENTS TO GET THE WORD OUT TO NOT JUST WOODLANDS RESIDENTS BUT THE AREAS SURROUNDING TO BRING IN THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE. WE DID A SATISFACTION SURVEY AFTERWARDS AND FOUND OUT THAT 97% OF RIDERS THAT RESPONDED WERE VERY LIKELY OR EXTREMELY LIKELY TO RIDE AGAIN. SO, THIS SHOWS A MAP OF JUST WHERE THE RIDERS WERE LOCATED AND YOU COULD SEE A MAJORITY OF THEM, QUITE A FEW WERE WITHIN THE WOODLANDS BOUNDARY OR RIGHT AROUND THE OUTSIDE. AND JUST ONE MORE SUMMARY FROM 2019. WE HAD A MONETIZED VALUE OF AIR QUALITY BENEFITS TO THE AREA PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE. AND WE WERE ABLE TO REDUCE OVER 50,000 VEHICLE MILES CREATING LESS CONGESTION FOR THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING THIS SERVICE. THE OVERALL COST OF THE SERVICE WAS APPROXIMATELY $38,000. WE BROUGHT IN ABOUT $20,000 IN REVENUE FOR AN OVERCALL COST TO THE TOWNSHIP OF $19,000 THAT YEAR, THE FIRST YEAR OF SERVICE. IT WAS REAUTHORIZED FOR 2020, UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO COVID-19, THERE WAS ONLY ONE SATURDAY OF SERVICE PROMISINGLY, THOUGH, WE SAW AN INCREASE IN RIDERSHIP OF 40 PEOPLE. SO, TO 290 PER DAY AND THAT WAS A GOOD INCREASE AND INDICATIVE OF WHAT MIGHT BE TO COME. AND IN 2021, IT WAS NOT PROVIDED, THE RODEO WAS CANCELLED THEREFORE WE DID NOT PROVIDE THE SERVICE. COMING ONTO 2022. TO ALIGN RODEO WITH THE RODEO SCHEDULE AND NOT CONFLICT WITH REGULAR WOODLANDS EXPRESS SERVICE, WE PROPOSE PROVIDING WEEKEND SERVICE BETWEEN FEBRUARY 28TH, AND MARCH 20TH, 2022, WHICH ARE THE RODEO DATES, CHARGING $13 A TRIP AGAIN. SO, THAT IS REQUIRED. WE PROPOSED USING THE SAWDUST PARK-N-RIDE, CLOSE TO 35, AND STERLING RIDGE. AND MOVING TOWARDS THE SAW DUST PARK-AND-RIDE. FIRST CLASS TRAPPINGS WILL PROVIDE AN ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM. THIS RESERVATION SYSTEM WILL ALLOW US TOSCAPE UP OR DOWN THE VOLUME OF SERVICE PROVIDED EACH DAY DEPENDING ON RESERVATIONS AND ANTICIPATED DEMAND. DUE TO THE SHORT TIME FRAME IMPLEMENTED IN 2019, WE WERE NOT ABLE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE RODEO'S OFFICIAL TRANSPORTATION MARKETING THAT YEAR. BUT WE HAVE DEVELOPED A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMITTEE AND WILL BE AND CAN BE INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR'S OFFICIAL TRANSPORTATION MARKETING INSERT

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INTO THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, AND OTHER AVENUES. SO, WHILE NORMALLY THERE'S A COST SHARE REQUIREMENT FOR TRANSIT EXPENSES, WE RECEIVED WRITTEN CONFIRMATION FROM THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, THAT COST NOT RECOVERED THROUGH FAIR BOX REVENUE CAN BE COVERED 100% THROUGH FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FORMULA GRANT FUNDS THAT WE RECEIVED.

>> ALL RIGHT. SO, WE KNOW IT DIDN'T DO AS WELL, THE FIRST YEAR BECAUSE WE MISSED THE CUTOFF ON BEING IN THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING. I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAYOR OF CONROW, AND HE ASKED IF WE COULD SHARE OUR INFORMATION ON THE BUSES FOR THE RODEO THAT THE CITY OF CONROW WOULD PROMOTE OUR RODEO BUS AND I WOULD SUGGEST REACH OUT TO ALL THE CITYS IN THE MONTOMGERY COUNTY AND PROXIMITY, TO SEE IF THEY COULD INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION TO THEIR RESIDENTS AS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO ENGAGE WITH THE HOUSTON RODEO.

>> LET'S CALL TXDOT AND SEE IF WE COULD PUT IT ON THE BIG BOARD ON 45, TAKE THE EXPRESS TO THE RODEO, IF WE COULD GET THAT UP STARTING AROUND THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY, IT'S A PRETTY POWERFUL TOOL RIGHT AT THE FOOT OF THE WOODLANDS, SO THAT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA AS WELL. AND MAY BE AN ELECTRONIC AD ON WOODLANDS ONLINE WOULD BE A GOOD ONE TOO. SO.

>> OKAY. >> I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

I THINK ESPECIALLY ANY SHORT FALLS ARE COVERED BY FTA FUNDS.

>> AND WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVE THE THE FUNDING AND SO IT'S IN

HAND. >> WHEN YOU SAY, WEEKEND SERVICE, WE'RE TALKING FRIDAY-SUNDAY?

>> SATURDAY-SUNDAY NOT TO OVERLAP WITH OUR REGULAR SERVICE. IF YOU WANTED US TO LOOK INTO FRIDAY, IT WOULD BE AN

ADDITIONAL COST. >> LOOK INTO FRIDAY.

>> IT WOULD BE AN EVENING-ONLY ROUTE, I THINK. OKAY. DO WE

HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND? >> CAN I MAKE A COMMENT, PLEASE. SO, I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD DO THIS YEAR, BUT I THINK, THE SERVICE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING NOW IS JUST FOR THE ACTUAL RODEO, NOT SO MUCH THE COOKOFF, RIGHT, THAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THOSE DATES, RIGHT?

>> JUST THE WEEKEND DATES WERE PROPOSED, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AND WE'LL LOOK INTO FRIDAY EVENING AS WELL.

>> WELL, DURING THE COOKOFF, USUALLY, THAT'S THE WEEKEND

BEFORE THE RODEO STARTS. >> WE'RE LOOKING AT THREE

WEEKENDS, NOT THE FOURTH. >> JUST SOMETHING THAT WE LOOK INTO, I DON'T THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DO THIS YEAR, I WOULD LIKE TO GO 100% WITH WHAT WE HAVE HERE. I FOR ONE AM AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN ALL OF THESE DAYS IN THE COOKOFF, AND

SO, JUST SOMETHING TO LOOK INTO. >> OKAY.

>> AND YET, YOU NEVER SHARED YOUR BARBECUE WITH US.

>> I GAVE YOU SOME JERKY. >> I DON'T KNOW YOU MADE THAT.

>> BUT, DEFINITELY, I THINK WE OUGHT TO BE DOING FRIDAY-SUNDAY.

I THINK FRIDAY NIGHT WILL BE PARTICULARLY USEFUL, GIVEN THE TRAFFIC LEVELS ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO BRING IT BACK, I THINK THE COST OF ADDING FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE

GENERAL MANAGER'S AUTHORITY. >> FIRST CLASS TRANSPORTATION AND AGREEMENTS WITH ANY OTHER AGENCY REQUIRED TO ACTIVATE THE AS FAR AS AS APPROVED IN FINAL FORM BY COUNCIL TO CLE FRIDAY,

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SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY SERVICE. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> (CHORUS OF AYES). >> ANY OPPOSED?

>> AND THAT IS PASSED, THANKS. AND PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE OTHER CITIES INTERESTED IN PROMOTING IT FOR US AS WELL.

>> I WILL. >> THANK.

>> RECEIVE AND CONSIDER AN ACT UPON APPOINTMENTS TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE. NOW, ONLY ONE DIRECTOR QUEREQUESTED THIS AS TR LAST OPTION, ANYBODY ELSE DID NOT WANT TO BE ON THE AUDIT

COMMITTEE. >> I'M HAPPY TO VOLUNTEER IF

YOU NEED SOMEBODY. >> WELL, I WAS GOING TO

VOLEN-TELL SOMEBODY. >> I'LL VOLUNTEER.

>> WHO VOLUNTEERED? >> THAT WAS YOU, BOB.

>> I THINK IT SAID, FIFTH CHOICE IF THERE'S NO ONE ELSE, I

WILL GO AHEAD AND VOLUNTEER. >> SO, I GOT BOB AND BRUCE THAT HAVE NOW VOLUNTEERED, DO WE HAVE A THIRD VOLUNTEER FOR THE AUDIT

COMMITTEE? >> I'LL VOLUNTEER.

>> OKAY. THAT BRINGS US TO THE THREE. MOTION AND A SECOND TO

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APPOINTMENT DIRECTOR MILL, AND DIRECTOR RIESER, TO THE AUDIT

COMMITTEE. >> WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

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STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION, AND I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT THIS LAST WEEK ABOUT SOME OF THESE TASK FORCE COMMITTEES THAT AREN'T REQUIRED THAT WE WANTED TO HAVE A BROADER DISCUSSION ON WHETHER WE KEEP THEM OR COLLAPSE THEM INTO THE FULL BOARD. WE'LL DEFER AGENDA ITEM 16. AGENDA ITEM 17, I HAD PAL DIRECTOR NELSON ON HERE FOR PARKS AND REC ADVISORY COUNSEL. IF HE DOESN'T

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WANT TO SERVE, I'LL TAKE VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME.

>> I WOULD LOVE TO REMAIN ON THAT COMMITTEE.

>> OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPOINT DIRECTOR NELSON TO THE PARK'S AND REC'S ADVISORY COUNCIL?

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. >> (CHORUS OF AYES).

>> AND WE HAVE AN OPENING FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL, DO WE HAVE A PERSON WHO HAD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?

>> SO, IF I COULD ASK A QUESTION, I KNOW ORIGINALLY, THAT COMMITTEE MET WITH MARY ANN, NOW THAT SHE'S NOT THERE,

WHO DO THEY MEET WITH? >> SO, RIGHT NOW IT'S WITH

CHRISTIAN TURNITIS. >> I'LL VOLUNTEER.

[19. Receive, consider and act upon adopting the Board of Directors meeting schedule for 2022;]

>> I'LL VOLUNTEER, I'M NOT AN A COMMITTEE, SO I'LL BE HONORED TO SERVE ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVISEMENT.

>> MOVE TO APPOINT DIRECTOR SNYDER.

>> SECOND. >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

(CHORUS OF AYES). >> ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY'S GOT COMMITTEES. AGENDA ITEM 19, ADOPT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE. THIS WAS IN OUR BOARD PACKETS, KAREN'S GOING TO TALK TO US ABOUT IT. WHILE SHE COMES UP, I'M GOING TO ARTICULATE, THIS IS THE STANDARD FORMAT THAT WE'VE HAD FOR EVER, AND EVER, AMEN. . MIGHT BE TIME TO VISIT HOW WE DO OUR MEETINGS.

I'VE HEARD, AND THIS MAY NOT BE TRUE, BUT HAVING OUR MEETINGS ON THURSDAY AND FOLLOWED BY THE IMMEDIATE WEDNESDAY PUTS A COMPRESSION ON OUR STAFF. SO OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE A STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION IN JANUARY, DATES FORTH COMING, WE MIGHT WANT TO REIMAGINE THE TIMING OF OUR MEETINGS TO BE MORE RESPONSIVE AND EFFECTIVE AND NOT SO COMPRESSED IF THE FULL

BOARD'S AIMABLE FOR THAT. >> I THINK WE AUTO SET THE JANUARY MEETINGS. LET'S GO AHEAD AND SET THE JANUARY MEETINGS, AND WE'LL ACT ON THE REST OF THE YEAR FOR THE STRATEGIC SESSION, DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> ALL RIGHT. SO, WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE, AT LEAST

JANUARY. DO WE HAVE A SECOND. >> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND. >> ALL FAVOR SAY AYE. (CHORUS

OF AYES). >> WE ALSO NEED A STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION MEETING FOR JANUARY. DO YOU WANT TO HANDLE THAT THROUGH STAFF AVAILABILITY OF A QUORUM?

>> THAT'S FINE, WE COULD DO THAT.

>> OKAY. I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THOSE NEW IDEAS THAT WE MAY END UP WITH THE SAME MEETING SCHEDULE BUT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STAFF TO COME BACK AND SAY, CONSIDER THIS, AS

[ CLOSED MEETING (if applicable)]

THIS WOULD BE EASIER TO MANAGE, LESS STRESSFUL AND NOT MAKE IT SO FAR BETWEEN MEETINGS, BECAUSE WE'LL GO THREE AND-A-HALF WEEK TOSS A MONTH BETWEEN MEETING BECAUSE OF THE WAY IT'S CURRENTLY LAID OUT. NO ADDITIONAL ACTION ON 19. AND THAT MOVES US INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION WHERE WE WILL RECESS TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATED TO REAL PROPERTY ACCORDING TO THE DIVISION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CARED NAYSES AS 551OKAY, WE'RE

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SESSION AT 9:45 THAT WILL MOVES US TO AGENDA ITEM 22 CONSIDER THE PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF THE TOWNSHIP GENERAL MANAGER. WE

DID AN ANNUAL REVIEW. >> MOVE TO RAISE THE PRESIDENT

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GENERAL MANAGER'S BASE SALARY BY 3% WHICH IS THE AMOUNT THAT ALL

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OF THE TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES WERE GRANTED THIS YEAR IN THE BUDGET.

>> SECOND. >> ALL RIGHT, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. (CHORUS OF AYES)

>> ANY OPPOSED? >> ANY ABSTENTIONS, THAT WILL

CARRY. >> ANY FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEM

SNUZ >> IF WE COULD GET A STATUS UPDATE ON THE IOA WITH THE COUNTY REGARDING OUR PATHWAY SIGNS, THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC, I DON'T KNOW WETHER OR NOT THEY

SIGNED THEM OR NOT. >> THE PATHWAY SIGNS ARE ALSO

THE ENTRY. >> THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT.

>> OKAY. >> ANYTHING ELSE?

>> IT'S, YOU KNOW, COMMISSIONER PUT A TAG.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ADDED TO THE AGENDA A REVIEW OR A RECAP OF THE TXDOT FOR THE KIRKENDAL 1488. THEY HAD A

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DISCUSSION THIS WEEK, I WOULD LIKE TO GET A RECAP ON THAT.

>> WHEN'S THE COMMENT PERIOD END ON THAT?

>> THIS WILL BE AFTER THE COMMENT PERIOD. THANK YOU SIR.

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