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[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

[00:00:03]

>>> ALL RIGHT.

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

WE ARE STARTING OFF WITH INVOCATION.

DIRECTOR SNYDER WILL INTRODUCE SUSAN KEMP.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

THIS EVENING'S INVOCATION IS BEING GIVEN BY PASTOR SUSAN KEMP, THE PASTOR OF WORSHIP.

AND WOMAN'S MINISTRY AT THE WOODLANDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

>> WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS MEETING -- THIS IS GIVEN BY SUSAN KENT, PASTOR OF WORSHIP AND THE WOMAN'S MINISTRY AT THE WOODLANDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

SHE HAS BEEN A PASTOR THERE FOR A LITTLE OVER NINE YEARS.

SHE OVERSEES THE WORSHIP COMMUNITIES AS WELL AS THE WOMEN'S MINISTRY.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND LIVE IN ALDEN BRIDGE.

THEY HAVE FOUR CHILDREN.

ONE WHO WORKS WITH HER HUSBAND ROBERT.

>> I WANT TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND EVEN THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.

I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD GIVE THEM PRAISE AND I PRAY THAT YOU WILL GIVE THEM THE HEART TO WANT TO STAND IN THE GAP FOR THOSE WHO PERHAPS DO NOT HAVE A VOICE.

I PRAY FOR THE WISDOM OVER EACH ONE OF THEM.

SPIRIT OF SELF-SACRIFICE.

AND I GIVE YOU THANKS FOR THEM, FOR THE FAMILIES.

FOR THE TIME AND THE EFFORT THEY PUT TO REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY.

WE PRAY ALL OF THIS IN YOUR NAME.

AMEN.

>> AMEN.

>> THANK YOU, SUSAN.

NOW WE WILL DO THE PLEDGES TO OUR FLAGS.

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

>> THE TEXAS FLAG.

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

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

[2. Call meeting to order;]

POSTED OCCURRED INSIDE THE BOUNDARY OF THETOWN AT THIS OFFICE BUILDING -- TOWNSHIP AT THIS OFFICE AND IS HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE TO THE DECLARATION MADE BY THE TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT WHICH SUSPENDS CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE PUBLIC ACT TO REDUCE COVID-19.

I WILL NOW TAKE ROLL.

DIRECTOR BROWN?

>> HERE.

>> DIRECTOR GROGAN'S MILL?

>> HERE.

>> DIRECTOR RIESER?

>> HERE.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS?

>> PRESENT.

>> DIRECTOR SNYDER?

>> PRESENT.

>> I AM HERE.

WE HAVE SIX OF THE SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE.

WE WILL MOVE TO THE ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA.

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

DO WE HAVE A MOTION?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> OPPOSED? WE HAVE AN AGENDA.

THE FIRST ITEM IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

[4. Public comment;* ]

MARCH 16, 2020, TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED CERTAIN REQUIREMENT OF THE OPEN MEETING ACT TO REDUCE COVID-19 AND THEY RELATED TO THE PUBLIC EMERGENCY.

THE TOWNSHIP USING VIDEO CONFERENCE SINCE THE MARCH 25, 2020, BOARD MEETING AND THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL BE USED TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT AND IT'S BEEN MODIFIED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE BOARD MEETING HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE.

EACH PERSON WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD MUST CALL IN VIA PHONE PRIOR TO THE

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CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT.

THERE ARE ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS AVAILABLE IN THE AGENDA MATERIALS.

THEY WANT TO MAKE COMMENTS ON THE AGENDA OR IF THEY WISH TO ADDRESS THE SPECIFIC COMMENTS MUST DO SO UNDER THE PUBLIC COMMENT ITEM.

WE TAKE THE CALLS AS THEY COME.

WE REQUEST THREE MINUTES PER CALLER AND WE'LL TAKE THE FIRST CALL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MY NAME IS BRUCE CUNNINGHAM.

I AM ON THE GROGAN'S MILL VILLAGE BOARD AND ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE WOODLANDS FARMER MARKET UNDER THE GROGAN'S MILL VILLAGE CENTER.

I'M SPEAKING ON MY OWN BEHALF.

EASY ACCESS TO THE GROGAN'S MILL CENTER IS IMPORTANT FOR THE RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO VISIT THE STORES, BANKS AND THE RESTAURANTS IN THE CENTER AS WELL AS THE FARMERS MARKET.

THIS WEEK, THE COUNTY CLOSED THE CROSSOVER ENTRANCE AND EXIT FROM THE CENTER WHICH IS LOCATED BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH MILL BEND ROADS.

IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST ON WHAT IS HAPPENING, I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM COMMISSIONER NOAK'S OFFICE.

"PRECINCT THREE IS WORKING ON IMPROVEMENTS AT THE GROGAN'S MILL, SOUTH MILL BEND, GROGAN'S MILL/NORTH MILL BEND INTERSECTION.

AS PART OF THAT EFFORT TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND MOBILITY ALONG GROGAN'S MILL ROAD, PLANS ARE TO REMOVE THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE GROGAN'S MILL AT THE SHOPPING CENTER DRIVEWAY.

THERE WILL BE NO MORE LEFT TURN OUT OF THE SHOPPING CENTER ON TO THE NORTHBOUND GROGAN'S MILL.

PRECINCT THREE IS DETERMINING WHETHER TO KEEP THE LEFT TURN ACCESS TO THE SHOPPING CENTER FROM THE NORTHBOUND GROGAN'S MILL." THAT WAS THE END OF THE COMMENT.

CLOSURE OF THE INTERSECTION WILL HAVE IMPACT ON THE TRAFFIC USING THE CENTER.

SINCE IT WILL BE LESS CONVENIENT.

THIS WILL IMPACT STORES, WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN DAMAGED BY THE CLOSURE OF THE RANDALLS, THE ANCHOR STORE.

IT WILL IMPACT THE FARMERS MARKET AND THE RESULTANT MONEY IT RAISES FOR THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

THE CHANGE IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERNS THAT WILL RESULT FROM THE CLOSURE WILL BE SIGNIFICANT.

THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTH MILL BEND AT GROGAN'S MILL IS ONE OF THE MOST ACCIDENT-PRONE INTERSECTION IN THE WOODLANDS.

AS A RESULT OF THIS CHANGE, VEHICLES WHICH WANT TO GO NORTHBOUND WILL NOW FIRST HAVE TO GO SOUTHBOUND AND MAKE A U-TURN BEFORE THEY RESUME THE NORTH MILL BOUND JOURNEY.

SIMILAR PATTERN WILL OBSERVE ON THE NORTHBOUND SIDE COMING SOUTHBOUND.

THE LEFT TURN LANE ON GROGAN'S MILL TO SOUTH MILL BEND HOLDS TWO OR THREE CARS.

ANY MORE THAN THAT WILL BACK UP IN THE TRAFFIC LANE.

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A LINE.

PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE JUMPING THE LIGHT.

OR GO THROUGH IT AFTER IT HAS CHANGED.

IT'S A DISASTER THAT WILL NOT WAIT TO HAPPEN.

I ASK THAT YOU REQUEST THE COMMISSIONER NOWAK TO RECONSIDER THE PLAN.

IT HAD NOT BEEN DISCUSSED WITH THE COMMUNITY AT ALL.

IT WILL HARM THE COMMERCIAL HEART OF GROGAN'S MILL.

IT COULD LEAD TO OTHER UNDESIRABLE CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE COMMUNITY.

IT COULD LEAD TO MANY INJURED PEOPLE.

MANY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WILL BE ASKING HIM TO DO SO.

PLEASE JOIN THE CHORUS.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, BRUCE.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT TO OUR ATTENTION.

WE'LL NOW TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> MY NAME IS DON LEHMAN.

I'M A RESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE OF GROGAN'S MILL AND I LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY OF LAKESIDE COVE.

I AM THE ONLY HOMEOWNER REPRESENTATIVE ON THE LAKESIDE COVE H.O.A.

I KNOW THERE WAS CALLED IN LAST WEEK TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FREQUENT ODORS FROM THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT FROM SAWMILL ROAD AND EACH OF US ASK FOR YOUR HELP TO GET THIS ADDRESSED FOR THE VIABILITY OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

YESTERDAY, A LARGE DELEGATION HEADED BY DR. SEKULA-GIBBS, DR. SNYDER AND THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE COPE WERE HOSTED BY JACE HOUSTON AND THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY FOR A TOUR OF THE PLANT.

INCLUDED THE VISIT WERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM GROGAN'S MILL ASSOCIATION, THE M.U.D.

DISTRICT AND THE RESIDENTS OF LAKESIDE COVE.

WE WERE SHOWN FOUR OF THE MOST LIKELY CONTRIBUTORS OF THE ODOR EMISSION OF THE TOWNSHIP AND WE WERE INFORMED THE PLAN HAS TAKEN ACTIONS TO MINIMIZE THE EMISSIONS AND TOLD OF POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS LONG-TERM.

FRANKLY, MANY IN THE GROUP WERE SHOCKED WHEN WE WERE TOLD THAT RAW SEWEAR GAS HAD BEEN ROUTINELY ENTERED IN THE ATMOSPHERE NEAR THE PLANT AND COULD BE

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CONTRIBUTING EASILY TO THE PROBLEM.

THIS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED DURING THE PAST WEEK.

THE GROUP WAS ALSO SHOWN ACTIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THE OTHER THREE PROCESS STEPS WHICH ARE THE POTENTIAL ODOR CONTRIBUTORS.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS GREATLY APPRECIATIVE OF THE SHORT-TERM ACTIONS.

HOWEVER, I MUST POINT OUT THE ODORS HAVE STILL BEEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS.

THE RIVER AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVES EXPLAIN THE PROCESS WHICH THEY ARE UNDERTAKING TO SELECT AN OUTSIDE ENGINEERING COMPANY TO DETERMINE THE VARIOUS ACTIONS AND THE INSTALLATIONS WHICH CAN BE TAKEN TO ELIMINATE THE ODOR PROBLEM.

WE WERE INFORMED THAT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NUMBER 2 IN THE TOWNSHIP ALSO HAS SOME SIMILAR PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE ALSO NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IN THIS STUDY.

THERE HAVE BEEN ODOR COMPLAINTS ABOUT THAT PLANT.

OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THE PROCESS WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL BY EACH OF THE M.U.D.

DISTRICTS INVOLVED AND AN AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE WILL ASSURE THAT THE PROCESS COMPLETES BY THE END OF 2021.

FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS WE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING TO THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY AND CALLING THE STATE OF TEXAS ABOUT THE ODORS COMING FROM THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ON SAWDUST ROAD AND WE FIND OURSELVES FINALLY MAKING SOME LIMITED PROGRESS.

WE CONTINUE TO NEED THE TOWNSHIP'S SUPPORT OF THE EFFORTS TO ASSURE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT AT THAT TREATMENT PLANT ON SAWDUST ROAD TO FINALLY HAVE A TOWNSHIP WITH NO ODORS BEING EMITTED FROM THE FACILITY.

WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, DON.

WE DO HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM ON THAT TONIGHT.

WE WILL NOW TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> GOOD EVENING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME, FOLKS?

>> WE CAN.

>> EXCELLENT.

MY NAME IS EDMOND CHAPMAN, AND LIKE BRUCE CUNNINGHAM I'M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE GROGAN'S MILL VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

FIRST, AS A PRELIMINARY MANNER, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I KNOW HOW HARD YOU ARE WORKING IN THESE WEEKLY MEETINGS, TAKING A LOT TO PULL TOGETHER.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE.

WE DO IT JUST ONCE A MONTH.

ALSO, DIRECTOR NELSON, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSTING.

I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

I THINK MY QUESTION IS MORE GENERAL AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES, WHAT GENERAL GUIDANCE CAN YOU PROVIDE WOODLANDS CITIZENS ABOUT SAFE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?

>> IN CASE WE HAVEN'T TOLD YOU, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO INTERACT DURING PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE DO HAVE A COVID-19 AGENDA ITEM AND I BELIEVE DIRECTOR SNYDER IS GOING TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE VOLUNTEERISM OPPORTUNITIES AS PART OF THAT AGENDA.

>> THAT WOULD BE OUTSTANDING.

AS THIS CONTINUES ON, WE ALL GET CALLS FROM PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OUR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS AND ANY ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE WE COULD GET ON THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

BECAUSE I THINK YOU HAVE A LOT OF HEARTY SOULS IN THE WOODLANDS THAT WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED AN APPROPRIATE FASHION.

>> WE APPRECIATE THAT.

>> I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.

>> THANK YOU.

WE'LL TAKE OUR NEXT CALL.

>> HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> WE CAN HEAR YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS ANNA CASTILLO.

I LIVE IN THE VILLAGE OF COLLEGE PARK.

SPECIFICALLY, WINDSOR HILL.

FIRST, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP.

I DO WANT TO WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR, MR. NELSON.

WELCOME FOR TAKING THIS ON.

I DECIDED ON THIS SPECIAL EARTH DAY, THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY TO PARTNER WITH SOME OF THE PREVIOUS COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE WITH THE GROGAN'S MILL AREA RESIDENTS.

THE ODORS THAT HAD BEEN EXPERIENCED IN THEIR SUBDIVISION.

I SPECIFICALLY WANTED TO MENTION AN INTERSECTION AT WATERWAY AVENUE AND LAKE ROBINS DRIVE.

IT'S ACROSS FROM THE CINEMAS, ACROSS FROM MORTON'S.

I BELIEVE IT'S WHERE THE OLD HUBBLE & HUDSON MARKET USED TO BE.

MY HUSBAND AND I FREQUENT THE REFUGE BAR AND BIS TRO OFTEN.

EVERY TIME WE WALK THROUGH THE MANHOLE AREA IT REALLY SMELLS.

I DON'T KNOW WHICH WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

BUT ACCORDING TO THE MAP IT IS LISTED AS METRO M.U.D., WHICH TAKES IN THE BIGGEST

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PART OF THE TOWN CENTER.

I THINK THAT THIS NOT ONLY FOR OUR OWN SAFETY NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AT THE SAME TIME THE REST OF THE STUDIES ARE DONE TO HOPEFULLY RECTIFY THIS.

I THINK WHEN IT COMES TO ALSO GETTING THE WORD OUT THERE OF COME VISIT THE WOODLANDS, THE VISITORS AND THE CONVENTION CENTER, ALL THE THINGS NEED TO BE RECTIFIED.

IT'S CLOSE TO MARRIOTT AND THE W.

HOTEL.

I'M ALWAYS SHOCKED THAT I CAN SMELL IT.

THERE ISN'T A PARTICULAR TIME THAT I SMELL IT OR NOT.

IT'S ALWAYS THERE.

SO I WANTED TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOU AWARE OF THAT.

I HOPE IT IS ADDED TO THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL BE MONITORED AND WE HOPE IT CAN BE RECTIFIED.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

>> THANK YOU, ANNA.

WE'LL NOW TAKE OUR NEXT CALL.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I AM NEIL GAINER, LIVING IN GROGAN'S MILL.

20-YEAR RESIDENT OF THE WOODLANDS.

I'M ELECTED BOARD MEMBER OF THE GROGAN'S MILL VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

AN ELECTED DIRECTOR OF THE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NUMBER SIX.

I AM SPEAKING ON MY OWN BEHALF.

I HAVE ENGAGED WITH THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY SINCE 2018 REGARDING OBJECTIONABLE ODORS FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY NUMBER ONE ON SAWDUST ROAD.

THERE IS A RECORDING OF THE ISSUE IN THE "WOODLANDS VILLAGER." IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD BECOME INVOLVED IN PUTTING A SPOTLIGHT ON THE O'DORES ARISING FROM THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT.

RECURRING ODORS DEGRADE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE WOODLANDS RESIDENTS AND MAY HAVE ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE PROPERTY VALUES IN AREAS ADJACENT TO A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT.

AFTER ALL, WHO WANTS TO MOVE IN TO A HOME IN AN AREA KNOWN TO EXPERIENCE INTERMITTENT SEWER-LIKE ODORS? I AM SURE THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS STATEMENT.

"THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ITS RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND VISITORS." AND FROM THE SAME TOWNSHIP WEB PAGE, "THE TOWNSHIP STAFF AND PUBLICLY ELECTED BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE COMMITTED TO PROMOTING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE WOODLANDS AND PROVIDING SERVICES THAT ENHANCE PROPERTY VALUES." THIS BOARD NOW HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE UP TO THESE COMMITMENTS AND PROVIDE SUCH A SERVICE.

I ASK THAT THE TOWNSHIP BOARD PLACE ON A FUTURE AGENDA CONSIDERATION AND ACTION ON THE FOLLOWING MATTER.

PROCURE AND RESTORE NON-FORESTED AND REMAINING FORESTED AREAS AROUND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY NUMBER ONE.

AND OTHER WOODLANDS TREATMENT, SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES TO BUFFER ODORS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

ENHANCE THRIVING FOREST RESERVES AROUND THE TREATMENT PLANT BECOME GREAT AMENITIES FOR WOODLANDS RESIDENTS AND HELP TO ABSORB OR DISSIPATE THE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT ODORS SHOULD THESE EVER ESCAPE, EVEN AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF THE ADVANCED ODOR REMOVAL TECHNOLOGIES.

THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES OF THE USE OF MANAGED SYSTEMS FOR THE MULTIPLE BUFFER PURPOSES.

ESPECIALLY FOR OPERATIONS THAT CAN RESULT IN RELEASE OF OFFENSIVE ODORS.

EVERY MEASURE NEEDS TO BE EMPLOYED TO ENSURE THAT THE ODOR EMISSIONS FROM THE TREATMENT PLANTS ARE THINGS FROM THE PAST.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, AND THE TOWNSHIP BOARD FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THIS EVENING.

>> THANK YOU, NEIL.

WE WILL GO TO OUR NEXT CALL.

>> GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS DAVID KNOX.

I'M A RESIDENT OF THE VILLAGE OF WEST INDIAN SPRINGS AND I'M SPEAKING AS INFORMAL SPOKESMAN FOR 880 TENNIS PLAYER UNLESS THE WOODLANDS AND MY COMMENTS RELATE TO ITEM 9 ON THE AGENDA REGARDING THE BOARD DECISIONS RELATING TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

ON MARCH 16, THE BOARD AUTHORIZED THE CLOSING OF ALL COMMUNITY TENNIS COURTS AND OTHER FACILITIES TO POTENTIALLY REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS.

I BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOW SAFE FOR SMALL GROUPS OF UP TO FOUR PEOPLE TO PLAY TENNIS NEIGHBORING A SAFE DISTANCE OF THE SIX FEET BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS.

I REQUEST THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE THE REOPENING OF ALL TENNIS COURTS IN THE WOODLANDS.

AS SOON AS IS FEASIBLE.

I WAS ABLE TO COLLECT THE NAMES OF AT LEAST 80 PEOPLE IN A FEW HOURS YESTERDAY THAT SUPPORT THIS REQUEST.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

>> THANK YOU, DAVID.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR E-MAIL THIS AFTERNOON.

WE'LL NOW TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

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>> DAVID, PERFECT TIMING.

I'M ANDREW SCHULTZ.

ALSO A WOODLANDS TENNIS PLAYER.

I ECHO YOUR REQUEST.

THAT IS THE PURPOSE FOR JOINING THE MEETING SO THANK YOU FOR CONVEYING MY MESSAGE.

I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO ADD.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

>> THANK YOU, ANDREW.

>> GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

DO WE HAVE A CALLER? OKAY.

NO CALLER.

WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> HI.

THIS IS PATTY MALLSBURY.

>> HI, PATTY.

>> HI.

I LIVE WITH MY HUSBAND CHARLES MALLSBURY IN LAKESIDE COVE VILLAGE OF GROGAN'S MILL.

I JUST WANTED TO BRING TO THE BOARD'S ATTENTION THE FOUL ODORS THAT ARE RELEASED FROM THE SJRA TREATMENT PLANT NUMBER ONE.

MY HUSBAND AND I BOUGHT OUR CONDO IN LAKESIDE COVE BACK IN NOVEMBER OF 2016.

OUR HOME INSPECTOR WAS FROM THE SURROUNDING AREA AND BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION THE PLANT AND THE INTERMITTENT SMELL.

HE CLAIMED TO HAVE A RELATIVE THAT WORKED AT THE PLANT AT THE SJRA AND WAS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM BUT DID NOT WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY OR DID NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

THAT WAS ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO.

I RECENTLY LEARNED A HOMEOWNER IN AN ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BEEN COMPLAINING FOR OVER 20 YEARS ABOUT THE SMELLS.

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT A NEW PROBLEM.

I DO NOT HAVE EACH DATE GOING BACK FOUR YEARS WHEN WE EXPERIENCED THE NAUSEATING SMELL BUT I DO REMEMBER CHRISTMAS WEEK OF LAST YEAR BECAUSE THE ODOR WAS HORRENDOUS AND CONTINUOUS.

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE EXTREMELY EMBARRASSED BECAUSE MY DAUGHTERS WERE VISITING THAT WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AND THERE WERE MANY, MANY, MANY TIMES THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS.

EVERYBODY WAS, "WHAT IS THAT SMELL?" IT WAS SO EMBARRASSING.

SEVERAL NEIGHBORS CAN TELL ME THEY CAN SMELL THE SEWAGE INSIDE THEIR HOMES.

OUTSIDE IS BAD ENOUGH.

BUT INSIDE THE HOME IS UNACCEPTABLE.

THE MOST REVEALING EXPERIENCE HAPPENED LAST WEEK, I GUESS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ON APRIL 11 AT AROUND 7:30 P.M.

WE WERE OUT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE PASSED A PLANT EMPLOYEE WALKING THE STREET TO MONITOR THE SMELL.

MY HUSBAND ENGAGED HIM IN A CONVERSATION AND ASKED HIM IF HE KNEW WHEN THE ODOR IS ESCAPING AT THE PLANT? HE SAID YES, WE CAN SMELL IT.

THE PLANT EMPLOYEES KNOW WHEN THE FOUL ODOR IS RELEASED.

ARE THEY SHOWING UP IN LAKESIDE COVE TO MONITOR FOR SMELL AND TO TRACE IT JUST FOR SHOW? I WAS THEN TOLD REPEATEDLY BE HIM, MY HUSBAND, TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT HE WAS A LOWER LEVEL WORKER AND WAS NOT ALLOWED TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION.

THIS IS A HOME VALUE ISSUE.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE.

IT NEEDS TO STOP.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND ANY HELP YOU CAN PROVIDE IN RECTIFYING THE ISSUE ONCE AND FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, PATTY.

THANK YOUR HUSBAND CHARLES FOR US.

WE'LL TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DO WE HAVE ANOTHER CALLER, WILLIAM? CALLER, WE HAVE YOU LIVE.

CAN YOU STATE YOUR NAME? CALLER? WILLIAM, I DON'T THINK THEY ARE PAYING ATTENTION.

WE MIGHT HAVE TO GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

HOLD ON.

DID YOU DISCONNECT THEM OR -- IF YOU SHUT OFF YOUR VIDEO, YOU CAN HEAR US.

OKAY.

WE'LL HAVE TO GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

THAT WAS IT.

ALL RIGHT.

IF THERE ARE NO MORE CALLS PENDING WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT AND MOVE ON TO

[5. Receive, consider and act upon the acceptance of the forms of the Oath of Office, Official Bond and Statement of Elected/Appointed Officer for the newly elected Director of The Woodlands Township;]

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AGENDA ITEM 5.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FORMS OF THE OATH OF OFFICE.

OFFICIAL BOND AND THE STATEMENT OF ELECTED APPOINTED OFFICERS, NEWLY DIRECTED DIRECTOR OF THE TOWNSHIP.

KAREN DEMPSEY WILL PRESENT.

>> WE RECEIVED COPY OF THE OATH AND BONDS.

STANDARD FORMS PROMULGATED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS AND WITNESSED BY A NOTARY.

>> DO WE HAVE A NOTION TO ACCEPT OATH OF OFFICE FORM AND THE OFFICIAL BOND STATEMENT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? THAT WILL CARRY.

ALL RIGHT.

[6. Administration of the Oath of Office to newly elected Director of The Woodlands Township; ]

AGENDA ITEM 6 IS GOING TO BE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OF OFFICE TO THE NEWLY ELECTED DIRECTOR OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

I'LL GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW ON HIS BACKGROUND.

JASON NELSON IS AN ORDAINED ELDER IN THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

HE HOLDS A B.A.

M.A.

M.E.D., AND AN M.D.I.D.

DEGREE FROM TRINITY UNIVERSAL -- TRAINTY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, HOUSTON BAPTIST AND THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AT THE SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY AND HE SERVED SEVERAL CHURCHES.

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUGAR LAND, WOODLANDS UNITED METHODIST, THE WOODLANDS AND IS THE LEAD PASTOR AT ROSE HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN TOMBALL.

IN ADDITION, HE HAS SERVED ON THE PLANNING TEAM, FINANCE COMMITTEES AND STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEES.

HIS WORK ALONGSIDE NON-PROFITS LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, MEALS ON WHEELS, SALVATION ARMY, PRISO MINISTRY, UNITED WAY AND MOSES CLOSET, FOSTER CARE MINISTRY.

BEFORE ENTERING THE FULL-TIME MINISTRY HE SPENT SEVEN YEARS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION AND TAUGHT HISTORY AND SERVED AS SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT CHAIR.

HE COACHED FINAL, BASKETBALL AND TRACK.

HE -- FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND TRACK AND HE MENTORED AT-RISK YOUTH.

HE ORGANIZED GOLF TOURNAMENT TO RAISE FUND FOR THE SCHOOL LIBRARY AND NOMINATED TWICE AS TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

HE IS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR AND ASKED TO SPEAK THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATION, MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND THE COMMUNITY AND THE GLOBAL ASSISTANT MINISTRIES.

THE NELSON FAMILY MOVED TO THE WOODLANDS IN 2013.

HE AND HIS WIFE TIFFANY HAVE SIX CHILDREN ATTENDING MITCHELL INTERMEDIATE AND THE JUNIOR HIGH.

WE'LL ASK THE HONORABLE JUDGE MATT BEASLEY, PRECINCT THREE, TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO THE NEWLY ELECTED DIRECTOR.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH, THANK YOU VICE CHAIR RIESER AND THE DIRECTORS ON THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD.

IT'S AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO SWEAR IN OUR NEWLY APPOINTED TOWNSHIP DIRECTOR, MR. JASON NELSON.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THE SERVICE.

I APPRECIATE IT.

I WISH EVERYONE WELL ON THE ENDEAVORS.

MR. NELSON, ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE?

>> YES, I AM, JUDGE BESELY.

>> RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

REPEAT AFTER ME.

I, JASON J.

NELSON, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR -- >> I JASON J.

NELSON SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

>> THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTORS OF

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP -- >> THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE WOODLANDSTOWN.

>> TO THE STATE OF TEXAS.

>> AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION LAW OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE SO HELP ME GOD.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, JUDGE BEASLEY.

AND WELCOME TO THE BOARD, DIRECTOR NELSON.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WE WILL MOVE NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 7.

WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE CONSENT AGENDA?

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS? THE CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVED.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEM.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON INCORPORATION PLANNING STUDY MATTERS.

[8. Receive, consider and act upon Incorporation Planning Study matters (as requested by Chairman Bunch); ]

THIS IS A PLACE HOLDER ON THE BOARD MEETINGS UNTIL WE COMPLETE THE STUDY.

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WE WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO THE FULL BOARD, THE INCORPORATION BOARD MET WITH THE CONSULTANTS ON MONDAY AND WE DISCUSSED THE EXPECTATION OF THE FINAL PRODUCT.

WE HAVE ASKED THEM TO COMPLETE THE COMMUNICATION PIECES THAT WERE PART OF THE STUDY.

WE ALSO ASK THEM TO BE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT THE FINAL STUDY IN THE FALL.

TO THE PUBLIC.

WE BELIEVE IT WAS UNANIMOUS THAT OUR EFFORTS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, THAT OUR RESIDENTS DESERVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION OF THOSE OUTCOMES.

ALONG WITH THE OTHER ELEMENTS THAT WERE INCLUDED FOR THAT FINAL PRESENTATION.

SO, JULIA AND HER TEAM ARE BACK AT WORK FINISHING UP THAT WORK PRODUCT.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT THEY COME UP WITH.

THE OTHER TASK FORCE MEMBERS WANT TO CHIME IN?

>> I THINK YOU COVERED IT.

THE ONLY THING, CHAIRMAN BUNCH, THAT WE HAD HOPED, TOO, THAT WE WOULD HAVE SOMETHING TO THE BOARD FIRST SPRING, SOMETIME IN THE SUMMER TO SEE A DRAFT.

>> YEAH.

AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE COMPLETE MATERIALS ON HOW THEY WILL PRESENT WE WILL SHARE IT WITH THE BOARD.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE EVERYBODY -- WE DID WANT TO MAKE EVERYBODY AWARE WE HAD PUBLIC COMMENTS IN THE LAST FEW MEETINGS ABOUT NOT FINISHING THE STUDY.

OUR INTENTION IS TO HAVE EVERYTHING FINISHED, HAVE THOSE COMMUNICATION AND ACTUALLY MAKE A PRESENTATION TO THE PUBLIC ON WHAT WE SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS ORGANIZING AS AN IMPLEMENTABLE PLAN.

INCLUDING PROVIDING THE BENEFITS, THE PROS AND CONS.

I DID ASK THE CONSULTANT TO PUT IN TO CONSIDERATION A PANDEMIC NOW.

BECAUSE SO THAT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT SHOWED UP IN OUR STUDY IN THE PAST BUT WHAT WERE THE DISTINCT DIFFERENCES OF BEING MUNICIPALITY IN A PANDEMIC VERSUS TOWNSHIP AS WE ARE STRUCTURED? WE HOPE TO SEE HOW IT COMES BACK.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT IN CONTEXT OF ORDERS, I DID ASK ROBIN TO LOOK IN TO THE AUTHORITY LEVELS OF THE MULTILEVEL GOVERNMENTS DURING A PANDEMIC.

WE KNOW THAT THE PRESIDENT ISSUED HIS PHASED APPROACH AND THE GOVERNOR HAS HIS PHASED APPROACH.

I ASKED THE QUESTION WHAT ABOUT A CITY? BECAUSE WE JUST LEARNED THIS AFTERNOON ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY MASK ORDER.

IF WE WERE A CITY WOULD IT ALLOW US AN ABILITY TO OPT IN OR OPT OUT? I BELIEVE ROBIN CAME BACK AND SAID A HOME RULE CHARTER CITY WOULD HAVE MORE FOOTING THAN A GENERAL CITY.

BUT WE'LL TOUCH ON SOME OF THAT IN THE COVID UPDATE.

>> I THOUGHT IF ROBIN IS STILL AVAILABLE, I THOUGHT COUNTIES SUPERSEDED THE CITY, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

THEY DID NOT?

>> ON THE GENERAL CITIES, YES, BUT I THINK HOME RULE CHARTER CITIES THEY HAD MORE AUTHORITY.

>> OKAY.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF ROBIN IS PLUMBED IN BUT WE'LL LET HER ADDRESS THAT.

THERE IS NO ACTION TO TAKE ON ITEM 8.

WE CAN BLEED OVER TO ITEM 9.

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

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH?

>> YES.

>> DR. SNYDER, I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT THE CITIES DO HAVE AUTHORITY BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER JUST BEFORE EASTER IN HARRIS COUNTY THE JUDGE ACTUALLY ORDERED THE CLOSURE OF THE PARKS.

AND THE MAYOR OF HOUSTON SAID HE WASN'T CLOSING THE CITY PARKS.

SO, OBVIOUSLY HE MUST HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT.

ANECDOTAL OBVIOUSLY, BUT IT WOULD TAKE MORE STUDY.

>> YEAH.

I WOULD LIKE A LEGAL OPINION.

I WAS ON A CALL WITH THE COMMISSIONER CAGLE IN HARRIS COUNTY AT 5:00 THIS AFTERNOON.

AND IT SEEMED, IT APPEARED TO ME THAT THE JUDGE ORDERING, WEARING THE FACE COVERING, THEY CALL IT "FACE COVERING," NOT A MASK, THAT THE CITY OF HOUSTON DID NOT HAVE AUTHORITY TO OVERRIDE THAT.

I THINK IT DOES DEEM FURTHER DISCUSSION AND INSIGHT BY THE LEGAL COUNSEL.

THANK YOU, DIRECTOR RIESER.

>> WHAT I RECEIVED FROM MONTE AND ROBIN? ARE YOU ABLE TO SPEAK YET? ARE YOU MUTED? GO AHEAD.

>> I HAVE -- LET'S DO IT THIS WAY.

I'M NOT CURRENTLY MUTED.

THIS IS VERY SITUATIONALLY SPECIFIC BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR ISSUED AN ORDER

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THAT SAID THAT IT TRUMPED IF YOU WILL, OR SUPERSEDED LOCAL AUTHORITY, CITY AND COUNTY.

BUT AT LEAST AS FAR AS THE OCCUPATIONAL CONTROLS OVER CITIES, THE COUNTIES WOULD CONTROL.

T.M.L.

IS NOT ISSUING OPINIONS BECAUSE THERE IS CURRENTLY CITY AND COUNTY LITIGATION WITHIN THE STATE.

AS TO WHO HAS AUTHORITY.

BUT MONTE OPINED -- AND I DID LOOK AT THE STATUTE -- AND THERE ARE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 14 UNDER THE GOVERNMENT CODE THAT HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.

BUT HIS STATEMENT WAS ESSENTIALLY IF WE WERE A HOME RULE CITY, THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE THE ONLY OTHER ENTITY LIKELY TO HAVE AUTHORITY UNDER STATE LAW TO SUPERSEDE A COUNTY ORDER.

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF INGRESS AND EGRESS UNDER THAT CHAPTER.

THERE IS A SECTION OF THE CHANTER THAT DEALS WITH INGRESS AND EGRESS.

IF THERE IS A CONFLICT BETWEEN A CITY AND A COUNTY IN THAT SITUATION, THE COUNTY WOULD, THE COUNTY DECIDES.

OR THE COUNTY'S ORDER WOULD BE PARAMOUNT.

HAVING SAID THAT, I UNDERSTAND THE GOVERNOR IS SUPPOSED TO ISSUE AN ORDER NEXT WEEK.

T.M.L.

ANTICIPATES IT WILL HAVE THE STATEWIDE JURISDICTION.

AND HOPEFULLY IT STILL WILL ALLOW SOME JURISDICTIONAL DIFFERENCES BUT HOPEFULLY NOT CAUSE US TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH OUR RESIDENTS IN ONE COUNTY TRAVELING TO THE NEXT COUNTY.

ALL WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP BOUNDARIES.

AS AN UNINCORPORATED ENTY, THERE IS NOT MUCH WE CAN DO ABOUT THAT.

>> SO NOW YOU CAN SEE WHY I ASKED THE CONSULTANTS TO UPDATE THEIR ANALYSIS OF THE CITY STUFF.

BECAUSE IT IS CONVOLUTED.

THE ANSWER IS NO, IF YOU'RE A GENERAL CITY BUT YES IF YOU ARE A HOME RULE CHARTER ACCORDING TO MONTE AND THEIR RESEARCH.

I HAVE A QUICK PRESENTATION UPDATE.

IF WE WANT TO GO TO THAT, WILLIAM.

OH, WAIT.

AM I ON THE WRONG ONE? NO, I MOVED TO 9.

THERE WAS NO ACTION TO TAKE ON 8.

SO WE MOVED ON TO 7.

SORRY.

THANK YOU, ROBIN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I JUST GOT A QUICK UPDATE FROM LAST WEEK.

I WANTED TO HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PHASES THAT THE PRESIDENT OUTLINED.

AND THEN HOW IT LINES UP WITH WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS HAVE BEEN AND WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR.

INFORMATION IS THE VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS AND THE DEFINITION OF WHAT THAT MEANS.

THIS IS KEY BECAUSE IN EACH OF THE DIFFERENT PHASES THAT WE ARE SEEING, THIS GROUP IS ASKING TO STAY AT HOME THROUGH PHASE I AND PHASE II.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC KNEW WHAT WAS A "VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL." ELDERLY INDIVIDUALS IS ONE CATEGORY AND THE INDIVIDUALS WILL SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CHRONIC LUNG, OBESITY, ASTHMA AND THOSE WITH THE IMMUNE SYSTEMS COMPROMISED BY CHEMOTHERAPY FOR CANCER OR OTHER CONDITIONS REQUIRING SUCH THERAPY.

NEXT SLIDE.

SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE REQUIRING OR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT PUT TOGETHER LAST FRIDAY, HE STILL IS MINIMIZING THE SOCIAL GATHERINGS FROM THE PEOPLE NOT IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD EXCEPT WHERE NECESSARY.

HE DID MAKE A PARK OPENING OF THE NATIONAL PARK -- OR THE STATE PARKS I SHOULD SAY, THIS PAST MONDAY AND IS ALLOWING FOR GATHERINGS UP TO FIVE NONRELATIVES IN THE STATE PARKS.

HE HAD IN HIS ORDER REQUIRED MASKS TO BE WORN.

TODAY, RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN SURGERIES HAVE BEEN LIFTED.

THIS IS GREAT NEWS BECAUSE FOLKS WITH CANCER DIAGNOSTIC NEEDS WERE NOT HAVING SOME OF THOSE OUTPATIENT SURGERIES BEING PERFORMED BECAUSE NONESSENTIAL MEDICAL PROCEDURES HAD BEEN WAIVED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

ALL THE SAME HYGIENE STUFF STILL LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, THINGS THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY YOU CAN DO.

VISITING GROCERY STORES, GAS STATIONS, PARKS, HUNTING, FISHING, OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES, JOGGING, BICYCLING, PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING, MINIMIZING THE IN-PERSON CONTACT WITH PEOPLE NOT IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD.

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NOT A LOT OF CHANGE THERE.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, RETAIL TO GO WILL BE UP AND RUNNING AT THE WOODLANDS MALL.

WOODLANDS MALL WILL BE COMMUNICATING AND HAS ALREADY HAD SEVERAL OF THE INTERIOR STORES AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TO-GO MODEL THE GOVERNOR AUTHORIZED.

THERE WILL BE ONE PICKUP SITE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE MALL.

I'LL HAVE NICK WALDA INCLUDE THAT IN THE DAILY UPDATES SO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING TO SHOP AT THE MALL AND DO A TO-GO OPTION, WE CAN HELP YOU NAVIGATE THAT.

GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT HOW DO YOU GO IN TO PHASE ONE? THIS IS THE, YOU KNOW, THERE IS A LOT OF FODDER ON THE INTERNET ON, YOU CAN'T JUST OPEN UP, IT'S TOO SOON.

ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS.

WELL, THERE ARE CRITERIA IN ORDER TO GO IN TO PHASE ONE.

THE SYMPTOMS HAVE TO HAVE 14 DAYS OF DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY FOR THE INFLUENZA-LIKE ILLNESSES.

A DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY FOR THE COVID-19-LIKE SYMPTOMATIC CASES FOR 14 DAYS.

CASES HAVE TO HAVE A DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY OF DOCUMENTED CASES FOR 14-DAY PERIOD.

IT HAS AN AND/OR DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY OF THE POSITIVE TESTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL TESTS IN A 14-DAY PERIOD.

SO THAT HAS A CONDITION.

IN THE HOSPITALS, TREATING ALL PATIENTS WITHOUT CRISIS CARE AND ROBUST TESTING PROGRAM IN PLACE FOR AT-RISK HEALTHCARE WORKERS INCLUDING THE ANTIBODY TESTING.

THIS IS NOT JUST A WILLY-NILLY WE CAN OPEN UP AND GO TO PHASE ONE.

THESE ARE THE GUIDELINES THAT HAVE BEEN LAID OUT WHERE YOU HAVE TO SATISFY SEVERAL CRITERIA.

NEXT PHASE.

SO PHASE ONE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE GOVERNOR, WE HAD INDIVIDUALS.

THE VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS AS DEFINED STILL STAY AT HOME.

SOCIAL DISTANCING STILL IN PLACE.

AND NOW WHEN WE OFFICIALLY GET TO THE PHASE I, WE ARE ALLOWED TO GATHER GROUPS UP TO TEN.

MINIMIZE NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL FOR EMPLOYERS, THEY WILL BE ASKED TO ALLOW FOR THE TELEWORK OR REMOTE WORK.

THEY CAN START BRINGING BACK EMPLOYEES IN PHASES.

MINIMIZE NONESSENTIAL BUSINESS TRAVEL.

THEY ARE ASKING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO BE MADE FOR THE VULNERABLE EMPLOYEES.

WE KNOW THAT YOUTH ACTIVITY, SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE STILL CLOSED SO THIS APPLIES TO THE TOWNSHIP.

CHRIS NEWMAN WILL HIT UP ON THE PARK AND REC SIDE OF THE EQUATION.

LARGE VENUES WILL HAVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS.

GYMS CAN OPEN WITH THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND THE BARS WILL STAY CLOSED.

THE GOVERNOR ORDERS ON THE 17TH, HE CLOSED THE SCHOOL STATE WIDE FOR REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.

THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WAS EXPECTED OUT OF PHASE ONE.

NEXT SLIDE.

WHAT WE DON'T KNOW YET IS HOW DO YOU GO FROM PHASE ONE TO PHASE TWO? I'M TRYING TO DIG IN TO THAT AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET AS CONCISE DETAILS AS WE DO FOR PHASE I.

BUT VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS WILL STAY HOME AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET IN THE GROUPS UP TO 50.

NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL CAN RESUME.

SO THIS IS YOUR VACATIONING AND DOING THINGS FOR FUN.

THEY WILL STILL ENCOURAGE FOR REMOTE WORK.

NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS CAN RESUME.

THEY DO WANT BUSINESSES TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE VULNERABLE POPULATION.

NOW WE CAN GET BACK IN TO THE SCHOOL AND/OR ORGANIZED YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE SOCCER CLUBS, THE BASEBALL, THE SOFTBALL, BASKETBALL.

ALL THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE WANT TO ENGAGE IN, IN ORGANIZED SPORTS.

LARGE VENUES WILL HAVE THE MODERATE PHYSICAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS SO THAT IS LOOSENED FROM PHASE I.

AGAIN, GYMS AND BARS ARE NOT ABLE TO OPEN.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT SUPPOSED TO GIVE US INFORMATION ON MONDAY, THE 27TH.

WE OPEN UPDATE THE SLIDE WHEN WE HAVE THE DETAILS.

NEXT SLIDE.

PHASE THREE IS ESSENTIALLY A RETURN TO THE NEW NORM.

WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT THEY STILL WANT THE VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

BUT THEY ARE NOT ASKED TO STAY HOME ANY LONGER.

THEY SHOULD JUST MINIMIZE THE TIME SPENT IN CROWDED ENVIRONMENTS.

SO THIS IS BACK TO THE PAVILION BEING AT FULL CAPACITY, GYMS RUNNING TO THE NORMAL SANITATION PROTOCOLS, BARS ARE OPEN AND THEY MAY HAVE CAPACITY RESTRAINTS.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, IT APPEARS TO BE LIFE GETS BACK TO THE NEW NORM.

WE DO NOT KNOW THE CONDITIONS MOVING FROM PHASE TWO TO PHASE THREE.

SO THOSE ARE THE DETAILS WE KEEP SEEKING AND WE WILL BRING THEM TO EVERYONE AS

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SOON AS WE HAVE THEM.

NEXT SLIDE.

CAN YOU ZOOM THIS UP? THIS IS A LETTER THAT I HAVE ASKED STAFF TO DRAFT.

IT'S HARD TO READ.

IF YOU CAN'T ZOOM IT UP, IT'S OKAY.

I'LL SPEAK TO IT.

AS WE KNOW THAT THERE IS CRITERIA MOVING FROM THE PHASE, BETWEEN PHASES AND WE KNOW TO GET IN TO PHASE I WE NEED TO HAVE A 14-DAY TRAJECTORY ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT DATA POINTS.

I'M LOOKING TO SEND A LETTER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT AND THE HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN ORDER TO ASK THEM TO PROVIDE REPORTING BASED ON THE DAY THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED, VERSUS THE WAY IT'S BEING REPORTED TODAY.

I KNOW IN THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS WE HAVE DISCUSSED THAT A CASE CAN BE REPORTED AS MUCH AS 14 TO OVER 20 DAYS AFTER THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED AS A NEW POSITIVE CASE.

IF WE ARE TRYING TO FACTUALLY AND ACCURATELY TRACK THE TRAJECTORY IT COULD GO BACK TO THE DATE THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED.

SO I WOULD LIKE THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE SENDING OF THE LETTER THAT WILL GO TO BOTH HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ASKING THEM TO ORGANIZE THE DATA BY THE DATE THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED SO WE HAVE MORE REAL-TIME CURRENT ACTUAL DATA.

THAT TRACKS THE THE GUIDELINES THAT HAVE BEEN LAID OUT.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? HELLO, BOARD? ARE THEY ALL MUTED?

>> NO, I'M HERE.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

>> SURE.

>> IN PHASE I WHERE IT TALKS ABOUT THE LARGE VENUES OPERATE UNDER STRICT PHYSICAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS, DOES THAT REFERENCE THE SIX FEET OR THE REVISED TEN FOOT DISTANCING?

>> I THINK YOU ARE STILL AT THE SIX FEET BUT THEY HAVEN'T PUT IT IN WRITING YET.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO FOR THIS LETTER DOES ANYBODY HAVE OBJECTIONS TO ASKING FOR THE DATA BY THE DATE THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED?

>> ONE CLARIFICATION IS IT GOING TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY?

>> IT'S GOING TO BOTH, BOTH.

IT'S COMING FROM ME TO BOTH HEALTH DISTRICTS.

>> OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> EXCUSE ME, CHAIRMAN.

I WANT TO SAY I THINK IT'S REASONABLE TO WANT THE DATE THAT THE TEST WAS GIVEN.

IT'S VERY UNUSUAL TO NOT -- AS A PHYSICIAN IT'S VERY UNUSUAL TO NOT DATE THE TEST BASED ON WHEN IT WAS GIVEN.

IT'S SO ARBITRARY TO SWITCH OVER TO WHEN IT WAS REPORTED.

THAT PUTS IN A LOT OF VARIABLES THAT ARE NOT RELEVANT NECESSARILY TO THE PATIENT.

SO I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT ON TARGET TO ASK FOR THE DATE THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED.

THE OTHER THING I'D LIKE TO JUST ASK FOR SOME CLARIFICATION AT ONE POINT FROM OUR LEGAL AUTHORITY REGARDING THE MASK SITUATION.

SINCE IT DIRECTLY AFFECTS CREEKSIDE PARK, AND IT IS GOING TO PUT AN UNDUE BURDEN AND UNFAIR BURDEN ON THAT POPULATION VERSUS THE REST OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

I THINK IT WOULD BE INTERESTING AND APPROPRIATE TO FIND OUT FROM A LEGAL AUTHORITY WHETHER THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN LEGALLY EVEN AS A TOWNSHIP LEGALLY OBJECT TO, EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY OF BEING A CITY.

AND IF THERE IS ANY -- SOMEBODY MENTIONED LAWSUITS THAT ARE ONGOING.

IF THERE IS SOME, IF WE COULD GET EXPLORATION IN TO THAT AND FIND OUT IF THIS IS A WAY TO JUST LET HARRIS COUNTY KNOW WE ARE STANDING UP FOR OUR RESIDENTS.

THERE IS A TENDENCY FOR THEM TO OVERLOOK US.

TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE STANDING UP FOR THEM AND WE WANT THEM TO BE, TO NOT BE OVERLY BURDENED AND PUNISHED FOR THE $1,000 FINE FOR NOT WEARING A MASK.

I THINK THAT IS ONEROUS.

BASICALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT KIND OF A FINE -- I CAN SEE RECOMMENDING, STRONGLY RECOMMENDING BUT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND HOW SOMEBODY IS GOING TO ACTUALLY ENFORCE $1,000 FINE ON AN INDIVIDUAL FOR NOT WEARING A MASK.

ESPECIALLY WHEN THE EPIDEMIC IS ON THE DOWNHILL SIDE.

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SUPPOSEDLY WE HAVE PEAKED ON THE 8TH OR 9TH OF THIS MONTH.

SO THERE IS, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THIS IS A DRACONIAN MEASURE.

>> SO DOCTOR, ROBIN WANTED TO ADDRESS THAT COMMENT OR THAT QUESTION.

>> IF I MIGHT, FIRST OF ALL, AN ENTITY WITH LEGAL AUTHORITY TO PRACTICE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN ENFORCE A FINE-ONLY OFFENSE THAT AFFECTS THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE SAFETY.

UP TO $2,000.

SO THE COUNTY CERTAINLY HAS THAT AUTHORITY UNDER CHAPTER 4.18 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

IF THE BOARD CHOOSES -- AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY BASIS TO DIRECT OUR RESIDENTS NOT TO COMPLY WITH THE COUNTY JUDGE'S ORDER, FOR A SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT.

WE ARE NOT INCORPORATED.

AND THAT IS PART OF THE DIFFICULTY IN BEING UNINCORPORATED.

WE COULD IF THE BOARD DIRECTS ASK EITHER THE CHAIRMAN OR OUR GENERAL MANAGER TO ASK THAT THEY RESCIND THE CRIMINA PENALTIES OR OTHERWISE TAKE IN TO ACCOUNT THE DIFFICULTY AND BURDEN IT PLACES ON THE CITIZENS.

I CANNOT SAY WHETHER OR NOT IT WOULD HAVE ANY EFFECT.

>> WOULD YOU RECOMMEND, ROBIN, THAT WE PUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN -- I SEE THE LETTER IS DIRECTED TO DR. SHAW AND THE OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES.

IT WOULD BE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

BUT WOULD WE NEED ANOTHER LETTER, SEPARATE LETTER THAT WOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARD THE JUDGE?

>> I'M GOING TO DEFER TO DON AND TODD STEVENS ON THAT AS TO THE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO SEND SUCH A LETTER.

MY EXPERTISE IS MORE ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT IS LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE.

WE ARE SORT OF OUTSIDE THAT BOX.

SO I WOULD DEFER TO DON NORRELL.

AND/OR TODD STEVENS ON WHERE THE LETTER SHOULD BE DIRECTED.

>> DON?

>> I WOULD SUGGEST IF THE BOARD ISDRESSED IN DIRECTING A LETTER THAT IT BE DIRECTED TO THE HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE.

THE HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE IMPLEMENTED THE ORDER.

I THINK THAT IS THE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO -- IF WE HAVE OBJECTIONS TO MAKE THAT KNOWN WITH HER.

>> EXCUSE ME.

DO YOU HAVE A FEELING ABOUT THIS? BECAUSE WE ARE IN A PECULIAR SITUATION HAVING JUDGE KIOH WHO PRESIDES OVER THE MAJORITY OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS.

AND THEN WE HAVE JUDGE HIDALGO WHO PRESIDES OVER THE MINORITY OF THE RESIDENTS.

ONE JUDGE SAYS MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED AND HE HAS NO INTENTION OF MANDATING THOSE AND THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER OTHER JUDGE THAT SAYS YOU WILL GET $1,000 FINE IF YOU STEP OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE WITHOUT A MASK AND YOU DON'T FIT IN SOME OF THE EXEMPTIONS THAT THEY HAVE SUBMITTED.

SO, THAT PUTS IN AN UNUSUAL SITUATION.

EVEN VERSUS OTHER CITIES INSIDE HARRIS COUNTY WHO ARE OBJECTING VEHEMENTLY AS WELL.

THEY MAY BE WHOLLY CONTAINED IN THE COUNTY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?

>> ARE YOU ASKING DON OR THE BOARD?

>> DON.

>> OBVIOUSLY IT'S A VERY UNFORTUNATE AND A DIFFICULT SITUATION.

BUT I GUESS AGAIN, I WOULD DEFER TO THE BOARD ON THIS.

WE CAN CERTAINLY SEND A LETTER VOICING CONCERN.

BUT REALLY IN ALL OF THIS YOU WOULD HOPE THERE WOULD BE SOME CONSISTENCY.

OBVIOUSLY IN THIS ONE THERE IS NOT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY OTHER THAN I THINK IT IS UNFORTUNATE.

>> THIS AFTERNOON AT THE 5:00, THE HARRIS COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIAL MEETING ALL THE JUDGES WHO SPOKE AND THE CALLS THAT CAME IN WERE ADAMANTLY OPPOSED TO NOT ONLY THE REQUIREMENT BUT ALSO THE $1,000 FINE.

I WAS ONLY ON THE CALL UNTIL 5:45.

I THINK IT WOULD BE PRUDENT FOR US TO SEND A LETTER.

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ON THE SAME HAND I THINK NOW SINCE IT IS OFFICIALLY FROM THE JUDGE, THE FACE COVERINGS SAYING THEY ARE MANDATORY, I WOULD HOPE WE AS A COMMUNITY, AS THE TOWNSHIP COULD PROVIDE FACE COVERINGS, MASKS, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM FOR THE VILLAGE OF CRIMESIDE PARK.

BE IT THAT I ASSUME THAT THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS AT THE ROB FLEMING CENTER.

OFFICERS ARE STILL THERE, MR. NORRELL? COULD WE HAVE A SITE FOR RIGHT NOW UNTIL IT'S RESOLVED THAT THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FACE COVERINGS THAT WE PROVIDE THOSE? WOULD THAT BE POSSIBLE?

>> DON, CAN YOU START WITH THE POPULATION OF CREEKSIDE PARK? AND THEN, YOU KNOW, IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE WE CAN PROVIDE ANYTHING.

I DO THINK WE ABSOLUTELY COULD WRITE A LETTER OBJECTING TO THE POLICY.

I THINK FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE IMMUNE COMPROMISED AND FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE ILL, IT'S WELL ADVISED TO WEAR MASKS.

WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GOING ON IT SEEMS VERY LATE IN THE DAY TO ALL OF A SUDDEN GET TO THAT LEVEL.

WE HAVE BEEN OPERATING IN STAY AT HOME AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MODE FOR ALMOST A MONTH NOW.

YOU ARE GETTING A MASK ORDER IN ARREARS, WHICH IS CONCERNING, ESPECIALLY WITH $1,000 FINE.

DON DO YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THE NUMBERS OF THE CREEKSIDE PARK AND THE PRACTICALITY OF PROVIDING MASKS?

>> OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD I THINK THE POPULATION IN THAT AREA IS IN THE RANGE OF 15,000 TO 18,000 TOTAL.

I SHOULD HAVE THE EXACT NUMBER.

BUT I DON'T RECALL THAT.

BUT IT IS IN THAT RANGE.

I THINK PART OF THE DIFFICULTY YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT HERE IS THAT YOU COULD CERTAINLY PROVIDE THOSE IN CREEKSIDE PARK.

THE OTHER ISSUE IS YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE MAYBE A LARGE CONTINGENT OF FOLKS IN THE MONTGOMERY PORTION, THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PORTION THAT WOULD ALSO WANT US TO PROVIDE MASKS.

WHICH WILL BE REASONABLE UNDER THAT SCENARIO.

SOL AGAIN, WE CAN DO WHAT THE BOARD WOULD DIRECT.

BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE JUST NOW STARTING TO BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY ACCESS SUPPLY OF THE MASKS.

SO, I'M NOT FOR SURE WHAT QUANTITY WE HAVE ON HAND OR HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE.

SECONDLY, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WE WOULD HAVE TO ISSUE BECAUSE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU WOULD ISSUE ONE MASK PER PERSON AND THAT IS IT.

YOU WOULD PROBABLY NEED TO DO MORE THAN THAT.

>> I THINK, DON, TO BE CLEAR, THE MASKS THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE NOT THE N95 MASKS.

>> EXACTLY.

>> THE LIST OF THE MATERIALS ARE LOW COST AS A BANDANA.

I KNOW NICK HAS BEEN LOOKING IN TO FACE COVERINGS FOR VISIT THE WOODLANDS.

WE HAD A QUICK CONVERSATION.

I, MY, AM ACQUIRING GATOR NECK MATERIAL FOR MY OWN STAFF BECAUSE I HAVE PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO GO IN TO HARRIS COUNTY FOR WORK.

AND, I HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM AS AN EMPLOYER THE ABILITY TO DO THEIR WORK.

BUT I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO SEND A LETTER BASED ON IF THE BOARD HAS A CONSENSUS DISAGREES WITH THE ORDER.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING WITH PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY WEARING MASKS.

PEOPLE ARE VOLUNTARILY DOING THAT.

BUT WHEN YOU START PUTTING OUT $1,000 FINE, YOU KNOW, I QUESTION THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF BEING TOLD I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH?

>> YEAH.

>> IF WE ARE GOING TO WRITE A LETTER, WE NEED TO WRITE A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR AND ATTORNEY GENERAL.

WRITING TO THE SHERIFF OF HARRIS COUNTY WHO SUB VER VENT TO THE JUDGE ISN'T GOING TO HELP US.

WE SHOULD WRITE TO THE GOVERNOR AND ASK A GOVERNOR TO ISSUE AN ORDER TELLING THE COUNTIES THEY CAN'T ARREST PEOPLE FOR NOT WEARING MASKS.

HE IS REALLY THE PERSON WHO HAS THE OVERRIDING AUTHORITY.

>> BUT HE PUT A MASK ORDER ON THE STATE PARKS.

SO I'M NOT SURE HE WOULD AGREE.

>> BUT HE ALSO DIDN'T SAY THERE WAS A FINE IN YOU DIDN'T.

>> THAT IS TRUE.

>> WE CAN WRITE A LETTER TO THE JUDGE.

WE CAN WRITE A LETTER TO THE SHERIFF.

IN THE END IF WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS, I THINK IF WE DO THAT WE NEED TO COPY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

WITH THE POINT THERE NEEDS TO BE A CONSISTENT STANDARD THROUGHOUT TEXAS AND IT

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SHOULD BE UP TO THE STATE OFFICIALS TO MAKE THE DECISIONS.

WE ARE NOT THE ONLY COMMUNITY THAT SITS IN MULTIPLE COUNTIES.

>> THAT IS RIGHT.

>> THE OTHER QUESTION IS THE CONTRACT LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CREEKSIDE PARK IS FUNDED BY THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

WOULD WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TELL OUR CONTRACT CONSTABLE DEPUTIES THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE ARE LOOKING FOR ENFORCEMENT ON?

>> YOU COULD BUT THE SHERIFF COULD STILL COME IN AND ISSUE FINES IF HE CHOSE TO.

HE CAN GO ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTY.

>> THAT IS TRUE.

BUT LOOKING AT PEOPLE WE ARE FUNDING.

>> I'M NOT ARGUING, GORDY.

I'M JUST POINTING OUT THE OBVIOUS.

>> YEAH.

WELL, IT DOES NOT HURT FOR US TO CRAFT A LEFTER TO HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE HIDALGO.

HER ORDER GOES INTO EFFECT ON MONDAY, THE 27TH.

YOU KNOW, IS THERE ANY BOARD MEMBER WHO DOES NOT AGREE WITH THAT SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY CONFUSION OR COMPLICATIONS? OKAY.

I'M TOLD LET'S TAKE A VOTE.

WHY DON'T I HAVE THE BRADY BUNCH VIEW?

>> DON'T WE HAVE TO HAVE A MOTION BEFORE WE CAN VOTE?

>> YES.

DR. SHELLEY, YOU STARTED A JUDGE TO GO TO THE HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE HIDALGO PROPOSING THE ORDER.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THE MOTION? DID WE LOSE DR. SHELLEY?

>> I'M WILLING TO MAKE THAT MOTION IN HER PLACE IF SHE IS UNABLE TO.

>> YOU ARE A CREEKSIDE PARK RESIDENT.

>> THAT IS TRUE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

CREDIT HER FOR THE IDEA.

MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

RAISE YOUR HANDS.

>> AYE.

>> WE'LL LET DR. SHELLEY WEIGH IN LATER ON.

WHEN SHE GETS BACK.

>> I WOULD ASK THAT WE COPY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ON THE LETTER.

>> OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

WILLIAM, WE HAD A FEW MORE SLIDES LEFT AND THEN WE CAN -- WAS ALREADY COVERED.

THERE WAS NO OPPOSITION TO THAT ONE.

LESS CONTROVERSIAL I GUESS.

ALL RIGHT.

THE LAST FEW SLIDES, JUST A REAL QUICK UPDATE.

WE CAN GO PAST THE LETTER.

I'LL SEND IT OUT TOMORROW FOR THE OUT DISTRICTS.

COVID TRACKER FOR SET RACK.

THIS SHOWS THE MULTICOUNTY REGION.

GO AHEAD TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE GENERAL BED USE AS OF THIS AFTERNOON.

YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE A DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY FROM A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, A WEEK AGO.

WE CAN GO NOW TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I.C.U.

BEDS.

RECEIVED A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPTICK.

YOU CAN STILL SEE THE OPERATIONAL NORMAL AVAILABLE I.C.U.

BEDS VERSUS THE SURGE.

THERE IS STILL A LOT OF CAPACITY THERE.

NEXT SLIDE.

VENT USAGE.

YOU CAN SEE THE TREND LINE.

THE LIGHT IS VENTILATOR IN USE.

DARKER BLUE IS THE VENTILATORS IN THE MULTICOUNTY REGION.

ALL RIGHT.

THEN THIS IS THE SLIDE SHOWING THE BED USAGE.

TOP SLIDE IS THE I.C.U.

BEDS IN USE BY COVID VERSUS CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED COVID.

THEN THE BOTTOM IS THE GENERAL BEDS IN USE BY CONFIRMED OR THE SUSPECTED COVID.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, THE NUMBER OF THE PEOPLE UTILIZING THE BEDS TODAY ARE SUBSTANTIALLY NOT COVID PATIENTS.

BUT THESE ARE GOOD SLIDES TO LOOK AT.

BECAUSE THEY SHOW YOU THE ACTUAL MEDICAL TIMELINE.

THE MEDICAL TRENDS.

THESE ARE WHO ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AS OF 4:00 P.M.

THIS AFTERNOON.

IN A MULTICOUNTY REGION.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT IS THE QUICK DATA UPDATE.

THIS WAS THE LAST INFO GRAPHIC FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

TOTAL, TOTAL CASES, NUMBER OF THE HOSPITALIZATIONS HAS DROPPED FROM YESTERDAY.

TOTAL RECOVERY IS UP.

WE ARE STANDING STILL AT SEVEN DEATHS.

WE DIDN'T HAVE THE HARRIS COUNTY NUMBERS WHEN I PUT THIS TOGETHER THIS AFTERNOON.

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BUT I DO HAVE THOSE IN AN E-MAIL.

I'LL READ THAT REAL QUICK.

HARRIS COUNTY ACTIVE CASES, THEY HAD 150 NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS.

THIS IS FROM JUDGE HIDALGO UPDATE GOING ON RIGHT UP UNTIL OUR MEETING.

THEY HAD 80 TOTAL DEATHS.

PAST 5,000 POSITIVE CASE -- THEY PASSED 5,000 POSITIVE CASES AND THEY HAVE IMPROVED ON THE TESTING CAPABILITIES SO THAT IS GOOD NEWS.

TESTING STILL LAG IN REPORTING.

SO THAT LAG IN THE REPORTING TO ME PAINTS A MISREPRESENTATION OF THE TREND LINE.

WE HAVE TO GET THAT CORRECTED.

I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE REPORTING THE WAY THEY AGREED TO BUT THE CITY OF HOUSTON IS REPORTING BASED ON THE DATE THE TEST WAS ADMINISTERED VERSUS THE DATE THE LAB GETS BACK IN THEIR HANDS.

SO THAT IS A DISSTINGS IN HARRIS COUNTY.

THE -- DISTINCTION IN HARRIS COUNTY.

THE CITY DOES IT ONE WAY AND THE COUNTY DOES ANOTHER WAY.

I'M NOT SAYING THEY ARE RIGHT OR WRONG BUT I THINK WE GO TO THE DATE THAT IS RELEVANT.

THAT IS IT FOR MY SLIDES.

WE DO HAVE DIRECTOR SNYDER AND DIRECTOR BAILEY TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE EFFORTS.

WE'LL START WITH DIRECTOR SHELLEY.

>> SORRY.

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.

I FELT, I WENT DARK.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED FOR.

>> WE TOOK YOUR SUGGESTION.

WE PASSED A MOTION TO SEND A LETTER TO JUDGE HIDALGO AND COPY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OPPOSING THE MASK ORDER.

>> OKAY.

MAY I ADD MY VOTE TO THAT.

>> I WILL RECORD YOU AS AN AFFIRMATIVE AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE THAT.

I'M SORRY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

>> IT'S ALL GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU ARE PREPARED FOR YOUR UPDATE AS THE IMMEDIATE CALL LIIA -- MEDICAL LIAISON WE'LL TAKE IT NOW.

>> I SUMMARIZED EVERYTHING WELL SO I WON'T GO OVER THE NUMBERS.

AND YOU PRESENTED THE PHASE IN, OR THE REOPENING OF THE SOCIETY AND THE ECONOMY VERY WELL.

IT'S A FLUID SITUATION.

THAT IS THE KEY.

I LOOK FORWARD AS YOU DO TO MONDAY WHEN THE GOVERNOR RELEASES MORE OF HIS PROGRAM TO REOPEN AND HIS TASK FORCE.

THE STRIKE FORCE TASK FORCE GOING TO RELEASE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT REOPENING THE ECONOMY.

SO THAT WILL BE EXCITING NEWS FOR ALL OF US.

WHAT I DID WANT TO MENTION IS HELP OUR HEROES.

WHICH IS EXPANDING IN ITS REACH ON WHAT WE ARE ASKING THE RESIDENTS TO HELP WITH IN THE WOODLANDS.

WE ARE EXPANDING BY INTRODUCING AND NICK WALDA CAN ELABORATE ON THIS.

I KNOW HE KNOWS QUITE A LOT ABOUT IT BECAUSE HE WAS ON THE CALL WITH DARREN HESS WHEN WE DECIDED TO LAUNCH THIS.

BASICALLY AT THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMERGENCY CENTER, HESS' RECOMMENDATION.

IT'S CALLED "ADOPT A HEALTHCARE WORKER." SO FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS WE ARE AT THE GROGAN'S MILL CENTRAL FIRE STATION, BETWEEN 10:00 A.M.

AND 2:00 P.M.

TOMORROW, WHICH IS THURSDAY, THEN THE FOLLOWING MONDAY AND THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY WE ARE GOING TO BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS THAT WILL HELP THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS WITH SOME OF THEIR PERSONAL NEEDS THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND TO BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING SO HARD.

SO WHAT WE ARE SAYING WITH ADOPT A HEALTHCARE WORKER, WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO BRING IN THE NONPERISHABLE ITEMS THAT THEY MIGHT NEED BUT DON'T HAVE TIME TO SHOP FOR.

SUCH AS, BOTTLED WATER, BOTTLED SPORTS ENERGY DRINKS, NONPERISHABLE SNACKS, VITAMIN "C" TABLETS, EMERGENCY TABLETS, TRAVEL SIZE TOILRIES, TOILET PAPER, BATHROOM TISSUE, DISINFECTANT SUPPLIES, HANDWRITTEN NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR CARDS.

THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE THINK THAT WOULD BE NICE TO EXPAND IN THAT REGARD.

AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND, IT WOULD BE -- I WANT NICK TO CHIME IN ON THIS.

I DON'T KNOW.

ARE WE ASKING THEM TO PUT THEM IN INDIVIDUAL BASKETS OR BAGS AND SAY THIS IS A BAG FOR ONE INDIVIDUAL? THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING BUT SINCE THIS IS A REAL-TIME ADAPTATION WE

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ARE DOING, I WOULD LIKE HIM TO SAY ARE WE JUST ASKING THEM, ASKING THE RESIDENTS

-- >> DO WE HAVE NICK ON?

>> -- PACKAGE THEM UP OR ARE WE GOING TO PACKAGE THEM OURSELVES? WE HAVE STAFF ON SITE AND WE COULD PACKAGE THEM OURSELVES.

THAT WOULD BE FINE, TOO.

WE JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHAT TO TELL THE RESIDENTS.

I LOOKED THROUGH THE PRESS RELEASE AND I WASN'T SURE.

NICK, ARE YOU THERE?

>> YES.

I AM HERE.

THE PLAN WAS TO HAVE REALLY OUR RESIDENTS WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO DROP THOSE OFF AT THE FIRE STATION.

WHICH IS OVER, THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION ON GROGAN'S MILL.

AS YOU MENTIONED BETWEEN 10:00 A.M.

AND 2:00 P.M.

TOMORROW.

THOSE WILL BE TAKEN UP TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY O.E.M.

WHERE THEY HAVE SOME GROUPS THERE THAT CAN PACKAGE THESE TOGETHER.

THEY HAVE A PROCESS ALREADY IN PLACE THAT THEY ARE DOING FROM THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT'S EASY FOR OUR RESIDENTS TO BE ABLE TO DROP THESE OFF.

WE CAN TAKE THEM TO CONROE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

>> SO THEY DON'T PACKAGE THEM UP THEMSELVES.

JUST BRING A CASE OF WATER.

>> CORRECT.

>> SUPPLIES.

MUCH LIKE WE HAVE ALREADY DONE WITH THE HELP OUR HEROES.

OKAY.

GOOD.

THANK YOU.

>> DR. SHELLEY, THAT INFORMATION THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.

WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP WEBSITE.

I'LL HAVE THE LIST YOU TALKED ABOUT THERE.

>> GOOD.

THAT IS GREAT.

WE HAVE DATA THAT NICK HAS, THE RESIDENTS HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB TO BRING IN DONATIONS AND BRINGING THE MASKS IN PARTICULAR.

AFTER THE CONVERSATION WE JUST HAD ABOUT HOW CRUCIAL MASKS SEEM TO BE GETTING HERE.

IN THIS TIME, THIS WAR AGAINST THE INVISIBLE ENEMY, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE RECOGNIZE THE MASKS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, THE HOMEMADE MASKS HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY IMPORTANT TO THE HEALTH AND THE WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THIS.

THIS IS ONE MASK THAT WAS MADE BY A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

IT'S MADE OUT OF PAPER.

IT HAS ELASTIC.

YOU SEE HOW IT WORKS? THE ELASTIC ON THE BACK.

I FIND THIS TO BE A LIGHT WEIGHT, NOT SO HOT VERSION AS I DROPPED IT.

IT ALSO, THEY PUT THIS WONDERFUL NOSE GUARD ON IT.

DON THIS IS FOR YOU.

YOU WEAR GLASSES LIKE I DO.

THAT THROUGH THE NOSE GUARD, IT WILL PREVENT YOUR CLASSES FROM FOGGING UP.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T WEAR GLASSES YOU REALLY DON'T CARE.

BUT I CARE.

SO YOU PUT THE NOSE GUARD, YOU PINCH IT DOWN OVER YOUR NOSE AND YOUR BREATH DOESN'T GO UP AND FOG UP YOUR MASK.

I GIVE THESE STUDENTS A REAL, AN "A" PLUS TO DESIGNING THIS.

THEN THEY STAPLED IT TOGETHER.

A MASK THAT DOESN'T EVEN REQUIRE SEWING.

I'M ALL FOR THAT, TOO.

FOR ME.

SO THAT IS ONE TYPE OF MASK.

THEN THERE IS ANOTHER TYPE OF MASK THAT PEOPLE DONATED.

THESE ARE LOVELY AS WELL.

LOOK AT THAT.

YOU CAN GO, IT'S REVERSIBLE.

DON'T YOU THINK THAT IS CLEVER? IT HAS STRINGS ON IT WHICH WERE COMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU CAN TIE IT TO WHATEVER -- SOME PEOPLE, SOME PEOPLE HAVE BIG HEADS.

LET'S FACE IT.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE SMALLER HEADS.

SO THIS IS PERSONALLY ADJUSTABLE.

THAT IS NICE.

THIS IS ANOTHER MASK THAT IS POPULAR.

YOU HAVE THE EAR BANDS.

YOU PUT IT AROUND AND YOU CAN ATTACH IT TO YOUR EARS.

SOMETIMES IF YOUR EARS AREN'T PUT IN THE RIGHT SPOT ON YOUR HEAD THEY DON'T FIT AS WELL.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WHEN YOU GET ONE OF THESE, THAT IT FITS YOUR HEAD SO IT WILL GO ON AND STAY ON YOUR EARS.

ALL THE HOMEMADE MASKS ARE WONDERFUL.

THEY HAVE HELPED A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

IT LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO NEED THESE FOR A LONG WHILE IN THE FUTURE.

SO THANK YOU, EVERYONE, WHO ARE MAKING THESE MASKS AND WHO ARE DONATING THEM.

WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH.

I WANT TO ESPECIALLY SHOUT OUT TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING IT, BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST ADMIRABLE.

THEY ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB ON HELPING OUT WITH FIGHTING COVID AND DEFEATING COVID.

SO DO YOU HAVE THE LIST, NICK? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD TO THIS AND TELL FOLK WHAT IS WE RECEIVED?

>> WELL, IT'S IN THE THOUSANDS WHICH IS GREAT.

SO LIKE GLOVES, 12,380 PAIRS OF GLOVES THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

FACE SHIELDS, 224,000 MASKS.

1,240 SAFETY GOGGLES.

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318 AND MUCH MORE.

RATHER THAN GO THROUGH THE NUMBERS, THE NUMBERS, TOO, ARE ON THE WEBSITE.

I APPRECIATE, I'M APPRECIATIVE OF THE RESIDENTS IN THE WOODLANDS.

>> THEY ARE EVEN BRINGING ANTISEPTIC WIPES, ALCOHOL BOTTLES.

BOTTLES OF ALCOHOL.

THOSE THINGS ARE STILL HARD TO FIND.

PEOPLE, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE BEEN SHOPPING ANYONE.

I HAVEN'T DONE IT MYSELF.

BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO WHEN YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE VULNERABLES.

SO, THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT'S HARD TO FIND.

NOT ON THE SHELF.

BUT THE RESIDENTS ARE FINDING THEM.

THEY ARE BRINGING IN ALCOHOL.

BRINGING IN THE SANITIZING WIPES AND SHARING THEM WITH US.

WE REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

PLEASE KEEP IT UP.

SO FOR THE NEXT THURSDAY AND THEN MONDAY AND THURSDAY WE'LL STILL BE TAKING DONATIONS AT THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION AT THE GROGAN'S MILL.

I WOULD SUGGEST ALSO THAT IF THIS TURNS OUT THAT THERE IS AN UPSWING IN CASES, WHICH DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE WILL BE BUT IF THERE IS, WE WILL ADJUST THE HELP THE HEROES AND EXTEND IT.

BUT RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY IS OUR LAST DAY.

SO IF YOU HAVE ITEMS AND YOU ARE THINKING OF DONATING THEM, LIKE SHIELDS, FACE SHIELDS OR GOWNS OR SUITS THAT PROTECTIVE SUITS, THEN PLEASE BRING THEM IN.

WE WOULD BE APPRECIATIVE OF TAKING THEM.

>> THANK YOU, DR. SHELLEY.

AND NICK FOR THE UPDATE.

WE ALSO HAVE AN UPDATE FROM DIRECTOR SNYDER.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

THE NON-PROFITS ARE REALLY WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP INDIVIDUALS AND THE FAMILIES BY PROVIDING BASIC NEEDS.

EACH NON-PROFIT AS WELL AS THE FAITH-BASED HAVE SEEN A DRASTIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF THE FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STRUGGLING.

I COME TO BE THANKFUL FOR THEIR -- I CONTINUE TO BE THANKFUL FOR THEIR SELFLESS SERVICE.

THIS IS WHAT HAS MADE US AS A COMMUNITY SO STRONG.

LAST WEEK THE CRISIS ASSISTANCE CENTER, MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK, THE WOODLANDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, BAN TOGETHER TO FIELD OVER 500 FAMILIES.

I THINK BEFORE I SHOW MY SLIDE IS WHAT IS AMAZING IS SO MANY OF THE FAMILIES GOING THROUGH THE MOBILE MARKET.

IT'S THE VERY FIRST TIME.

THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON THE GIVING END, NOT ON THE RECEIVING END.

IT'S HUMBLING.

NICK, DO YOU HAVE THE SLIDE DECK? THANK YOU, WILLIAM.

>> THERE YOU GO.

SO, LET'S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK IS DOING A TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS JOB.

NAY CONTINUE TO HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF THE SAFE FOOD HANDLING AND PROVIDING HUNGER RELIEF.

MR. CHAPMAN MENTIONED THE VOLUNTEERS AND PEOPLE BEING WILLING.

THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK COULD USE YOU IN THE FOOD SORTING AND THE DISTRIBUTION.

AND PROVIDING THE FOOD TO SCHOOLS AND THE SENIOR BOXES THEY HAVE SERVEED IN MARCH, CLOSE TO 1 MILLION MEALS.

THAT IS A 43% INCREASE.

THEY ARE PROJECTING IN THE MONTH OF APRIL TO PROVIDE OVER 1 MILLION.

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IT IS AMAZING.

THEY WILL HAVE 28 MOBILE DISTRIBUTIONS THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

THE INTERFAITH OF THE WOODLANDS WHICH IS OUR HOMETOWN NON-PROFIT THAT HAS DONE AMAZING HAS SEEN OVER 100% DEMAND IN THE FOOD PANTRY.

THEY ALSO HAVE DONE DONATIONS TO THE HEALTHCARE AS WELL AS LAW ENFORCEMENT.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT DR. GIBBS WAS SPEAKING TO ABOUT PROVIDING THE PACKAGES TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS.

TUESDAY, THURSDAYS ARE WHEN INTERFAITH IS OPEN FOR THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

THEY ARE PROVIDING CRISIS ASSISTANCE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THEY CONTINUE TO SEE AN UPSWING ON THAT.

WHAT THEY WOULD REALLY LIKE IS THE FOOD DONATIONS.

THEY WILL ACCEPT THOSE ON WEDNESDAY.

THE DRIVE-THRU.

AS WILL OF COURSE AS THE FUNDING.

THAT IS SOMETHING VERY MUCH NEEDED.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

THE CRISIS ASSISTANCE CENTER HAS SEEN IN THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION OVER 500% INCREASE.

THEY ARE STILL PROVIDING CRISIS ASSISTANCE FOR THE RENT AND UTILITIES BUT DOING IT VIA E-MAIL AND PHONE.

THEY ARE OFFERING THAT TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

AND THEN THE MOBILE FOOD MARKET, I KNOW, TODAY THEY HAD ONE IN THE EAST COUNTY.

BUT WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER ONE SATURDAY IN THE WOODLANDS.

AND WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL, TOO, FOOD AS WELL AS MONETARY DONATIONS.

WITH REGARD TO MEALS ON WHEELS, THE NEXT SLIDE, WILLIAM, MEALS ON WHEELS SERVES A LARGE POPULATION IN THE WOODLANDS.

THEY SHARED THAT WITH ME THIS MORNING.

THEY HAVE SEEN 39% INCREASE IN MEALS COMPARED TO MARCH OF 2019.

IN MARCH ALONE THEY SERVED OVER 15,000.

WHAT I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT BOTH THE FOOD BANK, BER FAITH AND -- INTERFAITH AND THE CRISIS ASSISTANCE CENTER IS LOOKING AT HELPING IS THEY HAVE 150% INCREASE IN

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THE NUMBER OF THE SENIORS ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST.

THEY ARE NOT USING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF SAFETY.

AND THEIR TRANSPORTATION IS ONLY FOR SENIORS WHO ARE GOING TO DIALYSIS.

THEY ARE ONLY ONE SENIOR PER TRIP IS USING THEIR BUS.

WITH REGARD TO THE UNITED WAY, KNOW THAT -- NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT 211 IS THEIR HOTLINE.

BUT ALSO, LAST WEEK IN ROUND ONE OF THE FUNDING THEY PROVIDED FUNDS TO INTERFAITH, CRISIS ASSISTANCE CENTER AND MEALS ON WHEELS.

I KNOW ALL THREE NON-PROFITS WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.

I THINK SOMETHING WE ARE ALL INTERESTED IN, AND ONE OF THE VERY FIRST OTHER THAN THE INTERFAITH.

NON-PROFITS IN THE COMMUNITY IS ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

WHICH IS THE YMCA.

THE FACILITY IS CLOSED.

BUT THEY WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO CONNECT.

THIS SATURDAY, THEY WILL BE HOSTING ANOTHER MOBILE MARKET WITH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK.

THUS FAR THEY HAVE SERVED OVER A THOUSAND FAMILIES.

SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE PROVIDING WHICH IS NEW FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS IS CHILD CARE FOR THE AGES 1 THROUGH 12.

AT A VERY REDUCED RATE.

EXTENDED HOURS.

THREE MEALS, SNACKS, GAMES OUTDOOR PLAY.

STEAM PROJECTS AND ALSO THE "Y" OFFERING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE ESSENTIAL WORKER WHO ARE NEEDING THAT SERVICE.

ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THE PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

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SOMETHING THAT WE WILL SEE ON THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU KNOW, TODAY, MANY PEOPLE ARE SHELTERING AT HOME TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

I KNOW THE WHOLE BOARD AND THE COUNTY AND THE RESIDENTS ARE THANKFUL FOR THAT.

BUT WITH THIS HAS CAUSED MANY OF US FEELING ISOLATED, AND ALONE, AS THE QUARANTINE AND FEEL WE HAVE NO ONE TO TURN TO.

KNOW THE MENTAL HEALTH NON-PROFITS AS WELL AS THE FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY HAVE SHARED WITH ME THAT THEY ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO BE TRUTHFUL IF THEY ARE ANXIOUS, SCARED, ISOLATED OR EXHAUSTED IN DEALING WITH THE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE OR OTHER MENTAL HEALTH TO REACH OUT.

FOR THE COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, THERE IS A PHONE THAT PEOPLE MAY CALL.

THERE IS ALSO INFORMATION ONLINE.

BUT WHAT IS CHALLENGING AND DISTURBING AND TRAGIC IS THAT FOR MARCH 23, 2020, THROUGH LAST WEEK AS I REPORTED THERE HAVE BEEN 15 SUICIDES, WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR HALF OF THE YEAR TO DATE.

THAT IS 116 INCREASE FROM THE 2018, AND 85% INCREASE IN 2019.

ONE OF THE LOCAL, ON THE NEXT SLIDE WE WILL SEE, MENTAL HEALTH ENTITIES IS MOSAIC OF MERCY.

THEY HAVE SEEN A GRAVER UPTICK IN THIS.

BUT WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT PEOPLE WILL REACH OUT TO THEM AS WELL AS THE OTHER ENTITIES.

THERE IS THE WEBSITE.

AND ALSO THE PHONE NUMBER TO CALL.

I THINK ALL OF US WANT TO REITERATE THAT ASKING FOR HELP IS NOT A SIGN OF WEAKNESS.

IT'S SIGN OF STRENGTH.

OFTEN TIMES OUR SOCIETY MIGHT TELL US THAT IF WE ASK FOR HELP, WE ARE WEAK.

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BUT I THINK THE STRONGEST THING THAT SOMEONE CAN DO IS TAKE THAT FIRST STEP AND ASK FOR HELP.

TO REMEMBER WE AS A COMMUNITY ARE THINKING OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING.

IT'S HARD WHEN YOU HAVE LOST YOUR JOB, WHEN YOU HAVE NEVER HAD TO ASK FOR HELP.

AND WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A STRONG FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY AS WELL AS NON-PROFITS.

IN CLOSING, MY LAST SLIDE, GIVES A LITTLE BREATH FOR THE BROOKEVILLE COMMUNITY, THE INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL CHALLENGES OR SPECIAL NEEDS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN AREA OF HIGH INTEREST AND FOR OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

AND TOMORROW, THERE IS A FLOWER DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY AND 100% OF WHAT IS SOLD TOMORROW WILL GO TO HELP THE BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY.

IT WILL BE AT THE MERCEDES-BENZ OF THE WOODLANDS.

AND 11:00 TO 2:00.

IT'S A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL GIFT THAT WE CAN HELP SUPPORT A NON-PROFIT THAT DOES SO MUCH FOR THOSE WHO ARE CHALLENGED.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, DIRECTOR SNYDER, FOR THE UPDATE ON THE NON-PROFITS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH?

>> YES.

>> I'D LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT DR. SNYDER HAS MENTIONED IN THE PAST BUT I THINK IT'S WORTH UNDERSCORING THAT THEY ARE OUT THERE WORKING, TOO.

ST. ANTHONY'S BREAD FOOD PANTRY IS ALSO DISTRIBUTING FOOD ON A REGULAR BASIS.

THEIR OPERATION ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 9:00 TO 12:00 NOON AND SATURDAY FROM 11:00 TO 1:00 ACCORDING TO THEIR WEBSITE.

THEY ARE DOING A LOT OF GOOD WORK.

AT ST. ANTHONY IN THE WOODLANDS.

I WANT TO -- >> ABSOLUTELY.

THEY ARE ON OUR COVID-19 WEBSITE.

I REACHED OUT TO THEM BUT I DIDN'T HEAR BACK IN TIME TO PRESENT A SLIDE.

ONE OF THE THINGS DR. SEKULA-GIBBS THAT REACHING OUT TO THE NON-PROFITS BEFORE ANYTHING IS POSTED.

AND/OR PUBLISHED, I HAVE ALWAYS SHARED WITH THEM THAT I WILL USE WHATEVER INFORMATION THEY GIVE.

IT JUST WASN'T RECEIVED FOR THIS SLIDE.

I APOLOGIZE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

WE ALSO HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM DR. NOONS WHO WILL SHOW US TOWNSHIP REOPENING STRATEGY WITH PHASES ONE, TWO, THREE.

CHRIS?

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

WAITING FOR THE PRESENTATION TO COME UP.

WE HAVE PROBABLY BEEN WORKING ON THE PLAN FOR TWO WEEKS.

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IT REALLY WENT IN TO FAST TRACK ABOUT ON THURSDAY.

WHEN THE PRESIDENT KIND OF GAME SOME IDEAS OR GUIDELINES TOWARD HIS REOPEN.

IF YOU CAN GO TO THE SECOND SLIDE.

AS YOU TALKED ABOUT EARLIER TODAY, IT'S A CHALLENGE TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE STATE LEVEL, COUNTY LEVEL AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

WITH RECREATION AND PARKS AMENITIES YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE VARIOUS

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C.D.C. GUIDELINES, AS WELL AS THE INDUSTRY BES PRACTICES AND THE PARKS AND RECREATION COVERS A NUMBER OF THE INDUSTRIES; SUCH AS, AQUATICS, ADVENTURE INDUSTRIES, SPORTS.

WE HAD TWO RESIDENTS TALK ABOUT TENNIS.

THEY ACTUALLY JUST ISSUED SOME GUIDELINES AT 3:30 THIS AFTERNOON ON WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE TO OPEN UP THOSE COURSES.

SO THAT IS WHAT THE LAST BOARD IS.

THIS PLAN IS FLUID BASED ON A LOT OF CHANGES COMING IN FROM THE STANDPOINT.

NEXT SHREWD.

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S ORDER WHICH TALKS ABOUT THE VISITING PARKS AND AND MINIMIZE IN-PERSON CONTACT WITH PEOPLE NOT IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD.

THAT IS WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, BEFORE WE GET TO THE PHASE ONE, TWO, THREE, WE ARE IN THIS INITIAL PHASE.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF AMENITIES THAT ARE CLOSED WHICH WILL GATHER LARGER PEOPLE, LARGER GROUP OF FIVE, TEN, 15 AND SO ON.

SO WE LOOK AT THE LARGER PARKS.

THE SPORTS PARKS AND THE SPORTS COMPLEXES THAT WE MIGHT NOT OPEN THEM IN THE INITIAL PHASE.

BUT THE TRAILS ARE OPEN.

THE LAKES ARE OPEN FOR THE KAYAKING AND FISHING AND THAT TYPE OF STUFF.

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IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU WILL SEE THE TRADITIONAL AMENITIES, BASKETBALL COURT AND DOG PARKS HAVE BEEN CLOSED.

SO THIS IS WHAT WE ARE OPERATING IN THE COURSE OF THE LAST MONTH WHERE WE ALLOW PEOPLE TO WALK ON A PATHWAY, GO IN THE PARK BUT NOT GATHER IN THE PARKS.

IF THEY ARE WALKING THROUGH, GOING IN FISHING AND SO ON.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

WE START TO SEE PHASE I.

THIS STARTS TO MIMIC THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN OF THE PHASE I, TWO, THREE.

TEN PEOPLE, 50 PEOPLE AND LARGER THERE.

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BASED ON THE MEETING CRITERIA THAT WAS IDENTIFIED TO LOOK AT A 14-DAY DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY.

WE DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS FOR THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

WE BELIEVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE WILL FOLLOW THAT THRESHOLD BUT WE DON'T KNOW

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ABOUT HARRIS COUNTY.

SOME PARKS MIGHT BE OPEN BECAUSE THEY ARE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

OTHERS MAY NOT BE OPEN IN HARRIS COUNTY.

SO WE HAVE TO FLUSH THAT ISSUE OUT.

OVERALL WE ARE TRYING TO MANAGE THE NUMBER OF THE AMENDIES BY THE NUMBER OF THE -- AMENITIES BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

TEN-PEOPLE THRESHOLD LOOKS LIKE THE LARGER PARKS THE SPORTS COMPLEXES, THE TOWN GREENS, NORTH SHORE PARK WOULD STILL BE CLOSED.

WE CONTINUE TO OPEN UP THE TRAILS BUT WE WOULD THEN OPEN UP THE RESTROOMS. THE C.D.C. HAS CONTINUALLY SAID WHEN I LOOK THIS AFTERNOON THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE PLAYGROUNDS.

THOSE ARE STILL CLOSED.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE STARTED TO TRY TO DO SOME AQUATICS PROGRAMMING.

SO IF WE WERE IN SEASON WE MIGHT HAVE SWIM LESSONS.

IT DEPENDS HOW LONG THE PHASE LASTS.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS, SMALL GROUP LESSONS WHERE WE CAN SPREAD THE KIDS OUT IN THE

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POOL.

RECREATION CENTERS COULD BE CLOSED BUT WE COULD DO SMALL PROGRAM.

YOUTH COMPETITIVE SPORTS MIGHT BE ELIMINATED BUT MAYBE THERE IS INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES SO THE KIDS ARE SPREAD APART.

THE BOAT HOUSE, WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE TEN-PERSON LIMIT TO OPEN

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THAT UP WHERE WE WOULD REQUIRE RESERVATIONS.

SO A GROUP OLD NO MORE THAN TEN PEOPLE COME AT 9:00 IN THE MORNING AND PROGRESS THOSE, ANOTHER SET OF RESERVATION AT 9:30, 10:30.

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ANOTHER TEN COMES IN.

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WE KNOW THE FOLKS LAST AN HOUR OR HOUR AND TEN MINUTES SO THEY WOULD COME UP.

WE SHOULDN'T SEE A WAVE OF THE PEOPLE COMING IN AND OUT.

WE CAN MANAGE THAT THROUGH RESERVATIONS.

OUR SPECIAL EVENTS PROGRAM CANCELED NOW.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS. AND AS WE TALKED ABOUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WE HAVE RESTRICTED ACCESS TO THE

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COMMUNITY GARDEN.

WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

WE TRY TO BE CREATIVE WITH THE BASKETBALL COURTS AND THE TENNIS COURTS BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE IS A PENTAPODY MAND TO GET OUT THERE.

WE TRY -- THERE IS A PENT-UP DEMAND TO GET OUT THERE.

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WE TRY TO BE CREATIVE TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF THE PEOPLE ON THE COURT.

THE BASKETBALL COURT YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE HERE.

A COURT HAS SIX NETS.

YOU CAN RUN TWO GAMES SIDE BY SIDE AND HAVE 20, 30 PEOPLE ON THE COURT.

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WITH TWO RIMS WE'D ONLY PUT TWO RIMS BACK UP AND THAT WOULD LIMIT NUMBERS THERE.

AS WE MOVE TO THE 50 NUMBER, 50 THRESHOLD IN PHASE TWO WE'D PUT ALL THE NETS BACK.

SAME WITH TENNIS.

WE HAVE THREE COURTS SIDE BY SIDE, WE WOULD REMOVE THE MIDDLE NET SO A GROUP ON THE

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LEFT SIDE AND A GROUP ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

THERE IS NOBODY IN THE MIDDLE.

AGAIN, TRYING TO MANAGE THE NUMBERS TO THE TEN PEOPLE.

VOLLEYBALL COURTS THE NETS WILL BE PLACED BACK IN WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NORTH SHORE.

THAT IS DOUBLE COURT.

SKATE PARK, THE LARGER SKATE PARK WOULD BE CLOSED.

THE STATE ONE BUT THE OTHERS WOULD BE OPEN.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE GO PHASE TWO WITH 50 PEOPLE.

AGAIN THE CRITICAL BENCH MARKS ARE THE 14 DAYS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS TO WRAP IT UP BUT WHEN WE SEE IT WE COULD BRING STAFF IN TO LOOK AT THE MARKERS.

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WE WOULD LOOK AT THE PLAYGROUNDS AGAIN AND THE C.D.C. GUIDELINES.

WE WOULD PUT UP THE LARGE PARKS OF THE SPORTS COMPLEX BUT WE WOULDN'T TAKE REGULATIONVATION.

OPEN PLAY.

AQUATICS WE WOULD BE OPEN ON SOME OF THE PULLS, ASSUMING WE ARE IN SEASON.

WE HAVE CHALLENGES NOW SPENDING GUARDS.

WE HAVE 72 GUARDS THAT ARE ACTUALLY HIRED MISSING ONE COMPONENT OF THE TRAINING.

WE HAVE ANOTHER 120 GUARDS THAT ARE PENDING THE COMPLETE TRAINING.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS SAID AT THAT POINT WE CAN'T DO HANDS ON TRAINING IN THE GROUP SIZES.

ALTHOUGH WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME THINGS COME OUT FROM THE RED CROSS ON SOME NEW GUIDELINES THAT ARE COMING IN TO THE FRUITION OVER THE NEXT PROBABLY 48 HOURS.

WE OPEN UP THE RECREATION CENTERS.

AT PHASE II WITH THE MODIFICATIONS.

MODIFIED HOW YOU ARES.

WE LOOK TO OPEN UP THE TEXAS TREE VENTURES AGAIN.

WE LOOK TO OPEN UP THE BOAT HOUSES SPECIAL EVENTS WE TALK ABOUT HOW TO RETOOL SPECIAL EVENTS.

WE TALK ABOUT THE LARGER EVENTS.

AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD LEVEL? CUL-DE-SAC LEVEL? THAT IS STILL BEING WORKED OUT BY THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, THEIR PROGRAMS ARE OPEN.

THE COMMUNITY GARDENS, ACTUALLY IT SHOULD SAY UNRESTRICTED ACCESS BECAUSE THE GATES WOULD BE OPEN AT THE SPORTS COMPLEXES.

PHASE THREE AGAIN, WE BASICALLY ARE FOR THE MOST PART BACK IN BUSINESS WITH THE AMENITIES.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, AND THEN IT JUST REALLY SAYS EVERYTHING IS OPEN FROM THAT STANDPOINT.

FROM THAT I PRESENT YOU CONCEPTUAL PLAN.

A LOT OF THOUGHT HAS BEEN GOING IN ON THIS IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS OF TRYING TO MANAGE THE NUMBER.

MANAGE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

TO THE BEST OF THE ABILITY.

BUT IT TAKES BOTH STAFF MANAGING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT ALSO THE RESIDENTS TAKING IT UPON THEMSELVES TO SOCIA DISTANCING THEMSELVES IN THE PARKS, TOO.

>> SO I KNOW, CHRIS, THE PRESENTATION, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ORGANIZE THE PHASES WITH THE ASSETS REGARDING THE PARKS AND RECREATION.

I KNOW THIS AFTERNOON THREW A CURVEBALL IN THERE TO SEE IF WE COULD GET THE TENNIS COURTS OPENED UP, WHICH FALLS IN WHAT I CALL THE PREPHASE I, GIVEN THE GOVERNOR HAS OPENED UP THE STATE PARKS WITH THE GATHERINGS UP TO FIVE.

YOU CAN MAKE AN ARGUMENT IT GIVES YOU GREEN LIGHT FOR TENNIS BECAUSE IT'S NOT A FIVE-PERSON GAME.

I THINK THE COMMUNITY COULD USE RECREATIONAL RELIEF IF THERE IS A SAFE WAY TO IMPLEMENT OPENING UP THE TENNIS COURTS THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING THE BOARD CAN ENTERTAIN.

YOUR THOUGHTS?

>> AND THAT IS I THINK A LITTLE MORE DOABLE.

AS I MENTIONED IN THE PRESENTATION AT 3:30, THE UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION MOVED OFF OF DON'T PLAY TENNIS TO HERE ARE GUIDELINES.

THE GUIDELINES SOMEWHAT MATCHED UP WITH THE PHASE I GUIDELINES OF REMOVING NETS.

SO THEORETICALLY INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT HAVING A THREE-COURT COMPLEX, WE MAY HAVE A TWO COURT COMPLEX AND REMOVE ONE NET.

SO THEN AGAIN THERE IS ONLY FOUR OR FIVE PEOPLE AT THAT ONE COURT.

INSTEAD OF BRINGING ON A TWO-COURT COMPLEX, EIGHT PLUS PEOPLE ON A COURT.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND IF THE BOARD IS AMENABLE WE LOOK AT THAT STAGGERED OPENING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A LITTLE EXTRA RECREATIONAL OUTLET FOR THE RESIDENTS.

>> GORDY, I AGREE.

I MEAN I UNDERSTAND ALL THIS.

BUT IF PEOPLE ARE ON THE PATHWAYS AND THE OTHER PLACES, TENNIS ISN'T A SPORT WHERE YOU ARE ON TOP OF EACH OTHER VERY OFTEN.

I THINK IT'S TIME TO REOPEN THE TENNIS COURTS.

>> I ALSO AGREE.

I THINK THAT THE TENNIS THING MAKES SENSE.

I DO THINK THAT COMMUNICATION IS KEY IN THIS PART.

SPEAKING AS A FATHER NOW OF YOUNG KIDS THERE IS A TENDENCY WE DON'T COMMUNICATE THE OPENING OF THE TENNIS COURTS ONLY THERE MIGHT BE AN INDICATION ONCE THEY SEE THAT THERE IS ACTIVITY IN THE PARK, IT MIGHT OPEN UP THE FLOOD GATES SO TO SPEAK AND THEY THINK THE ENTIRE COURT IS OPEN AND THE BASKETBALL COURTS AND THEN THE PLAYGROUNDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE PLAN AND TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO HAVE RESPONSIBILITY.

I AGREE ABOUT THE TENNIS COURTS.

>> I JUST -- I AGREE WITH YOU, JASON.

THERE IS -- THE ONE THING THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN DURING THIS ENTIRE PROCESS IS THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE RESIDENTS UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO ACT RESPONSIBLY IN THIS MANNER.

I THINK WE NEED TO TELL PEOPLE LOOK, IT'S UP TO YOU TO POLICE THE GUIDELINES OF,

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YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO OPEN THE TENNIS COURTS BUT IF YOU SHOW ONE 40 PEOPLE WE WILL SHUT IT DOWN AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, YOU NEED TO, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE SMART.

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

LET'S GET ON WITH IT.

>> DIRECTOR NELSON WE WILL KEEP THE SIGNAGE UP IN PARKS THAT SAYS THE EQUIPMENT IS CLOSED.

THE ONLY EXCEPTION OR CHANGE FOR US WOULD BE OPENING THE TENNIS COURTS AND THEN THE DIRECTOR NUNES CAN KEEP THE SPACING OUT BETWEEN THE COURTS AS HE HAS INDICATED IN PHASE I.

ALL RIGHT.

>> I'LL OFFER A MOTION IF A MOTION IS NEEDED TO RECAP WHAT DIRECTOR RIESER SAID REGARDING OUR TENNIS COURTS.

IF THAT IS APPROPRIATE, CHAIRMAN.

>> I THINK IT'S TOTALLY FINE.

DIRECTOR SNYDER WILL MAKE A MOTION.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HANDS?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

SO WE CAN OPEN UP THE TENNIS COURTS IN A STAGGERED MANNER AS OUTLINED BY DR. NUNES.

CHRIS, AS SOON AS WE GET GUIDELINES WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE YOU BACK.

I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY IS WHEN CAN WE GO OUT AND DO DIFFERENT THINGS? THE LAKE IS STILL OPEN.

WE NEVER CLOSED THAT.

THAT IS A MISINFORMATION OUT THERE WE CLOSED THE LAKE.

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HE CHANGED THE ACCESS WITH THE ORDER IN THE ORDER IS FISHING AND THE KAYAK STUFF?

>> WE HAVE COMMUNICATED THAT WE WANT PEOPLE TO FISH.

WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE OUT TO ENJOY NATURE.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE PERSONALLY USED THE GEORGE MITCHELL NATURE PRESERVE MANY TIMES ON THE WEEKENDS AND I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE OUT THERE THEY ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND RESPECTING EACH OTHER AND MOVING ON THE SIDE OF THE TRAIL, WHICH DIRECTOR RIESER SAID.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS.

WE CAN GO OUT AND WE CAN AGAIN CONTINUE TO IDENTIFY IN THE SHORT-TERM PERIOD OF WHAT IS STILL, WHAT IS OPEN.

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE THE RESOURCES.

>> ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS AFTER SEEING DR. NUNES PRESENTATION? CONCERNS?

>> WHEN IS THE EXPECTATION OF THIS BEGINNING, THOUGH, CHRIS? IS IT LIKE NEXT WEEK? TOMORROW? WHEN WILL THEY BE ABLE TO START?

>> I PROBABLY LATE TOMORROW TO THE 24TH.

>> JUST IN CASE SOMEBODY TEXTED OR E-MAILS ABOUT OH, I HEARD THE TENNIS COURTS ARE OPEN CAN I GO THERE NOW?

>> SURE.

SO THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE TENNIS COURTS WE HAVE LOCKED THEM.

SO IT'S A MATTER OF UNLOCKING THEM AND IN SOME CASES IT'S PUTTING ON THE NET OR TAKING OFF THE NET.

IT DEPENDS ON HOW WE DID IT ON THE RESPECTIVE COURT.

>> REMEMBER, WE HAVE 26 PARKS WE HAVE TO GET TO.

I THINK WE ARE AT 78 TO 80 COURTS NOW.

>> SO FOR CLARIFICATION -- I'M SORRY, DR. NUNES, YOU CUT OUT.

WE ARE LOOKING TO OPENING UP THE TENNIS COURTS BY FRIDAY? OR MONDAY?

>> WE PROBABLY HAVE THEM LATE TOMORROW NIGHT AND THEN IN TO BUT NO LATER THAN -- YES, THAT WOULD BE FRIDAY.

THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

THE 24TH.

THANK YOU.

>> I ASSUMING YOU WILL CONTINUE THE SAME PRACTICE OF THE COURT RESERVATIONS.

CHRIS?

>> RIGHT NOW ALL THE RESERVATIONS WERE SUSPENDED.

REMEMBER, OUR COURT RESERVATIONS WERE, THE MAJORITY OF THE COURT RESERVATIONS WERE NOT TWO PEOPLE PLAYING TENNIS.

THE COURT RESERVATIONS FOR LARGELY THE TENNIS LEAGUES, THE LADDERS, OUR OWN TOWNSHIP RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING.

THOSE WERE BASICALLY DROPPED UNTIL THE CURRENT ORDER WHICH WOULD EXPIRE ON MAY 10.

I BELIEVE.

THAT WAS THE ACTION THAT THE BOARD TOOK A FEW WEEKS AGO.

>> PRACTICALLY UNDER PHASE I YOU STILL DON'T GET BACK TO ORGANIZED ATHLETICS.

THAT IS BACK ON IN PHASE TWO.

SO IF WE WANT TO BE CONSISTENT THAT IS PROBABLY THE RIGHT WAY TO GO.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR THE EFFORT.

DON, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER ITEMS ON COVID-19 WE NEED TO ADDRESS? YOU'RE MUTED, DON, UNFORTUNATELY.

>> JUST SO THAT THE BOARD IS AWARE, PROBABLY OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS AS YOU HAVE YOUR MEETINGS WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT REOPENING TOWNSHIP FACILITIES.

CERTAINLY CHRIS WILL BE BACK AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THAT, IF YOU WILL, THE LEVEL ONE GATE LOOKS LIKE AND HOW WE PROCEED TO THAT.

CERTAINLY AS WE START TO LOOK AT LEVEL TWO AND MOVING OUT HE NEEDS TO BRIEF THE BOARD AS WE GO THROUGH THAT.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW QUICK THAT WILL BE.

A LOT OF THAT WE WILL WORK NEXT WEEK AS THE GOVERNOR SETS THE NEW STANDARDS.

WE ALSO HAVE TOWN HALL THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT.

WE ARE LOOKING AT WHEN EMPLOYEES DO GO BACK TO WORK.

HOW DO THEY DO THAT SAFELY? HOW CAN WE ASSURE THAT THE SAFE WORK PLACE IN TERMS OF THE DISTANCING, THE MONITORING, AND THE THINGS THAT WE WILL NEED TO DO.

SO, AS WE LOOK FORWARD WE WILL BE BRINGING THAT BACK TO YOU ALSO.

RIGHT NOW THE WAY I LOOK AT IT AND I CAN'T PREDICT WHERE IT MAY GO BUT FOR THE BOARD PERSPECTIVE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY WE'LL BE MEETING REMOTELY.

IT MAY BE LONGER THAN THAT POINT IN TIME BASED ON AGAIN THE NUMBERS.

YOU SEE IN LEVEL ONE IS TEN.

LEVEL TWO IS 50.

SO UNTIL WE GET IN THE LEVEL THREE IT IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO WORK TO TRY TO HAVE IF YOU WILL, A PUBLIC FORUM TYPE OF MEETING.

SO I THINK WE ARE IN THE MEETINGS FOR A WHILE.

AGAIN, THAT WILL BE UP TO THE BOARD.

BUT AT LEAST IN YOUR PLANNING, I'M JUST TRYING TO GIVE YOU SOME INDICATION OF PERHAPS WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE AT THIS POINT.

>> DON? A LOT OF THIS IS DEPENDENT UPON HOW MUCH LONGER THE GOVERNOR SUSPEND THE OPEN MEETINGS ACTIONS AS WELL.

WE ARE MEETING THIS WAY AS A RESULT OF THE SUSPENSION OF THE ACTIONS.

I WOULD REALLY SUGGEST, I WAS REALLY THINKING WHEN GORDY WAS SAYING THIS IS WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THE TOWNSHIP STAFF? HOW DO WE WORK THROUGH THE NEXT THREE MONTHS TO MANAGE EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED TO DO AS A TOWNSHIP WHILE MAINTAINING SAFE PRACTICES FOR THE EMPLOYEES? SOME OF THE THINGS WE OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT IS MAYBE IT COMES DOWN TO, YOU KNOW, EMPLOYEES WOULD ONLY HAVE TO SPEND A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE OFFICE AND YOU STAGGERED IT IN.

AND OR THE EMPLOYEE WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED OR OVER ISSUES MAY BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO WORK AT HOME.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS TO WORK THROUGH.

I AGREE, IT WILL BE A LONGER-TERM APPROACH.

AS THE BOARD MEETING IS CONCERNED THAT IS THE DEPENDENT ON THE GOVERNOR CONTINUING TO WAIVE THE OPEN MEETING ACT REGULATIONS.

>> I CAN PROVIDE YOU A PHASE II PREVIEW OF TOWN HALL.

SET UP TO COMPLY WITH 50 PEOPLE.

YOU CAN SEE THE SPACING OF THE CHAIRS IN THE AUDIENCE.

THE NUMBERS ARE SUCH THAT YOU COULD TECHNICALLY TRY TO DO IT HERE IN PHASE TWO.

BUT THEN YOU DON'T HAVE CONTROL OF WHO SHOWS UP TO THE MEETINGS.

ONCE YOU GO TO THAT VENUE, YOU DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO TURN PEOPLE AWAY.

I GUESS YOU COULD BY THE CAPACITY.

BUT THEN THAT VIOLATES PROBABLY SOMETHING ELSE TOO.

A LOT OF FUN STUFF TO WORK THROUGH OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

>> THE NINE OF US AT THE DAIS WOULD ALL BE VIOLATING SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.

>> CORRECT.

THAT IS CORRECT.

>> THERE IS MORE TO COME OBVIOUSLY.

THAT IS WHAT I WANTED TO ALERT YOU TO.

WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE PLANS.

>> IT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE INTERESTING.

IT'S, IT WILL BE A WHILE BEFORE WE GET BACK TO SITUATION WHERE THE BRAKES ARE OFF.

>> MR. NORRELL, I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS.

I HAVE HAD SEVERAL, A NUMBER OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS ASKING WHEN THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MEET AT TOWN HALL? I ASSUME THAT WILL BE THE SAME AS OUR BOARD MEETINGS OR WILL WE OPEN IT UP BEFORE SINCE THEIR MEETINGS ARE GENERALLY MORE THAN TEN BUT LESS THAN 50?

>> I GUESS I WOULD SAY IN TERMS OF WHERE WE ARE, WE WOULD PROBABLY LOOK AT OPENING IT BACK UP TO THE, IF YOU WILL, THE OTHER MEETINGS WE HAVE AT TOWN HALL WHEN WE HIT PHASE THREE.

I DON'T SEE THAT IN PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO.

BUT AGAIN, THAT IS UP TO THE BOARD.

WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT LATER.

>> DON, I AGREE.

YOU CAN'T CONTROL THE NUMBER OF THE PEOPLE IN THE MEETING.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY FOR THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS TO MEET ELECTRONICALLY LIKE THIS.

SO, AND I DON'T BELIEVE, ARE THEY BOUND BY THE TOMA?

>> NO.

>> IN THAT CASE, THEY NEED TO KEEP MEETING ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL WE GET TO PHASE THREE.

I MEAN, I JUST THINK IT IS SILLY TO TRY TO PUT A BUNCH OF PROCEDURES IN PLACE TO MANAGE THAT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION, CHAIRMAN.

IT'S NOT RELATED TO THE OFFICE BUSINESS BUT IT'S RELATED TO THE FUTURE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE.

IT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO DR. NUNES.

HOW ARE WE STANDING AND WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF THAT PARTICULAR EVENT?

>> WELL, I THINK THAT IS, EVEN WITHOUT CHRIS ANSWERING THAT, UNLESS THERE IS PHASE THREE THERE WON'T BE A PARADE.

>> RIGHT.

WE SHOULD BE.

I WOULD HOPE BY THAT TIME.

>> THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE RIGHT NOW TRYING TO PROJECT OUT ANY OF THE LARGER EVENTS IS WE ONLY HAVE GUIDANCE ON HOW TO GET FROM STAY AT HOME TO PHASE I.

THAT IS THE 14-DAY TRAJECTORY DOWNWARD TREND.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY GUIDANCE AT ALL TO GUIDELINE HOW DO YOU GO FROM PHASE ONE TO PHASE TWO AND PHASE TWO TO PHASE THREE? THAT IS LACKING.

WE NEED THAT INFORMATION TO TRY TO GATHER ANYTHING BEYOND A TWO OR THREE-WEEK WINDOW ON WHAT PHASE WE MIGHT BE GOING INTO NEXT.

WE NEED MORE INFORMATION ON THAT.

>> YES.

THANK YOU.

>> ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS ON THE CORONAVIRUS AGENDA ITEM? DON MAKE SURE I DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING.

>> NO, SIR.

YOU GOT EVERYTHING.

>> ALL RIGHT.

WE ALREADY TOOK ACTION ON IMPROVING THE TENNIS COURTS AND THE STAGGERED OPENING.

NOW TO ITEM TEN.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A QUARTERLY UPDATE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT.

IT STARTS PAGE 21.

WE START WITH THE CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD FROM THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE.

THERE WE GO.

WELCOME.

>> CHAIRMAN, GOOD AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH DIRECTORS.

IT'S MY PLEASURE TO BE HERE WITH YOU.

I'M PRESENTING TONIGHT ON BEHALF OF THE SHERIFF HENDERSON AND CONSTABLE FURMAN.

IT'S A JOINT QUARTERLY REPORT.

I WILL ASK FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION.

WHILE THEY ARE GETTING THAT UP, DIRECTOR NELSON, WELCOME TO THE BOARD.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU.

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IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU GETTING ACCLIMATED TO THE BOARD, REACH OUT TO US.

HAPPY TO HELP OUT.

>> GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

I MENTIONED THAT IS A JOINT QUARTERLY REPORT.

GO AHEAD TO THE NEXT ONE.

THE FIRST ONE I PRESENT TO THE DIRECTOR AND THE CHAIRMAN IS THE NUMBER OF THE CALLS AND THE INCIDENTS.

YOU WILL SEE ON THIS SLIDE THAT CALLS AND THE INCIDENTS ARE BROKEN IN TO TWO DIFFERENT COLORS.

THE GREEN REPRESENTS THE FIRST EIGHT VILLAGES OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THEN THE BLUE REPRESENTS THE VILLAGE OF THE CREEKSIDE LOCATED IN HARRIS COUNTY.

AND SERVICED BY THE HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE PRECINCT FOUR.

YOU WILL NOTICE WE HAVE A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF THE CALLS FOR THE SERVICE AND INCIDENTS FOR MONTH OF MARCH.

THIS IS IN PART BECAUSE OF THE COMMERCIAL AREA.

THE COMMERCIAL AREA ONCE IT WAS SHUTTERED THERE WERE FEWER ACTIONS THERE.

THAT IS PART OF IT.

THE SECOND PART OF THAT WAS DUE TO THE STAY AT HOME ORDERS WE SAW MORE AND MORE PEOPLE NOT TRAVELING BECAUSE THERE WAS NONESSENTIAL.

AS A RESULT WE HAD FEWER ACCIDENTS, FEWER TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND FEWER NEEDS FOR THE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT.

SO, THAT IS PART OF THE REASON FOR THE SLIGHT DOWNTURN IN CALLS AND THE INCIDENTS FOR THE MONTH.

IF YOU WILL GO FORWARD TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

YOU WILL NOTICE HERE THESE ARE CALLED THE CRIME CATEGORIES OF NOTE.

THESE ARE WHAT WE CALL QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES.

CRIMES THAT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WOULD WANT TO BE COGNIZANT OF AND MADE AWARE OF AND LOOK AT THOSE.

YOU WILL NOTICE AGAIN THE SAME COLOR SEPARATION, GREEN FOR THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY, BLUE FOR HARRIS COUNTY, AND AS YOU GO THROUGH THOSE, I WILL TELL YOU THAT WILL ARE A TOTAL OF 240 CRIME CATEGORIES OF NOTE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

IF YOU WILL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SLIDE YOU WILL SEE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF THE CRIME CATEGORIES FOR A SIX-MONTH RANGE.

AGAIN, I MENTIONED MARCH HAD 240.

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT IT IS VERY LOW.

THIS IS IN PART FOR TWO REASONS.

NUMBER ONE WE DID HAVE THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AND THE CURFEW ORDERS WHICH KEPT A LOT OF THE ACTIVITY THAT SOMETIMES RESULTS IN THE CRIMINAL CASES BEING FILE.

FROM OCCURRING.

PEOPLE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO TRAVEL.

JUDGE KEOH IMPOSED IT AND WHAT HARRIS COUNTY DID, BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE HAVE CRIMINAL ELEMENTS FROM THE SOUTH THAT WILL COME UP WHEN THERE IS NO CURFEW IN AN ADJACENT COUNTY.

SO THAT HAS HELPED QUITE A BIT.

SO THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS ON THAT.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE GET ASKED QUITE A BIT HOW WITH REDOING WITH THE COVID RESPONSE FOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS? I SPOKE TO SERGEANT RUBY AND I'M PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THE DEPUTIES FROM THE BOTH AGENCIES HAVE BEEN ISSUED THE APPROPRIATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

AND EXERCISED SOCIAL DISTANCING WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T MAKE ARRESTS.

WE ARE STILL MAKING ARRESTS.

WE STILL HAVE TO GO TO SCENES BUT WHEN WE CAN HANDLE A CALL FOR SERVICE THAT IS BY PHONE AND CERTAINLY WE WANT TO UTILIZE THAT SERVICE.

BUT IF WE HAVE TO ENGAGE, WE WILL.

IF WE HAVE TO MAKE ARRESTS, WE DO.

THAT IS WHAT WE DO IN THE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO WE CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT AS OF TODAY, NO DEPUTIES WITH EITHER AGENCY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

SO WE ARE PLEASED WITH THAT.

WHILE THE MEMBERS OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRST RESPONDERS AS WELL AS THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS CONTINUE TO SERVE A PROTECT WE ARE MINDFUL AND APPRECIATIVE OF THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT.

THE HEROES COLLECTION THAT Y'ALL ARE DOING ARE GREAT.

THIS IS THE ENVISION SPIRIT THAT MR. MITCHELL HAD WHEN HE WAS DRAWING OUT THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP SO MANY YEARS AGO ON THAT NAPKIN.

I AM PLEASED TO BE PART OF THIS.

AND SEE IT COME TO REAL LIFE.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

IN CLOSING, DUE TO THE SLIDE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF THE DISTURBING, FAMILY VIOLENCE AND THE RESIDENTS SUFFERING FROM A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO ECHO WHAT DR. SNYDER SAID EARLIER.

WHILE WE ARE A COMMUNITY ASKED TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE, WE MUST REMAIN SOCIALLY CONNECTED TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, SUPPORT GROUP AND THE ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES, TEMPLES AND SYNAGOGUES.

WE ARE EXPERIENCING AN UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS.

WE MUST BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER.

RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO REACH OUT FOR ANYONE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LOOK TO THE WOODLANDS WATCH.

THIS IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION TO BE CONNECTED IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

TO BE CONNECTED WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS.

TO BE REALLY INVOLVED.

DON'T WAIT FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT.

DON'T WAIT FOR THAT DAY TO GET CONNECTED TO YOUR NEIGHBORS.

GET CONNECTED TODAY.

WITH THAT SAID, I JUST WANT TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS I CAN ANSWER OF THE BOARD.

I TRIED TO BE BRIEF.

I TRIED TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION.

WE HAVE CERTAINLY A LOT GOING ON AND YOU CAN MOVE TO THE LAST SLIDE.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION, CHAIRMAN.

>> YES.

GO AHEAD.

>> YES.

CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD, WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE, OR IS THERE A WEBSITE YOU CAN REFER ME TO, TO COMPARE THE DATA THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING IN CRIME AND THE DOWN TICK IN CRIME YOU SHOWED, ALTHOUGH IT LOOKED LIKE IT WENT UP A LITTLE BIT IN CREEKSIDE PARK WHILE THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SECTION WAS GOING DOWN.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.

BUT COMPARE THIS YEAR WITH THE -- BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SAYING THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED EVENT.

WE ARE STAYING HOME.

AND PEOPLE ARE TOLD NOT TO GO OUT.

AND HAVE THE CURFEWS, MANDATORY CURFEWS.

NOT JUST FOR A HURRICANE.

NOT JUST FOR ATTACK OR ANYTHING THE WAY THAT 9/11 WAS.

[13. Receive, consider and act upon a quarterly update from Visit The Woodlands (Convention & Visitors Bureau);]

CAN YOU GO BACK AND LOOK? HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO WHAT WE EXPERIENCED AFTER 9/11? THAT SORT OF THING.

AFTER THE ECONOMIC CRISIS LIKE WE HAD IN 2008.

A LOT OF UNEMPLOYMENT THAT HIT ALL OF A SUDDEN AT THAT POINT.

ALL THE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF UNEMPLOYMENT STRUNG OUT AFTER A WHILE.

CAN WE COMPARE THIS EVENT? OR WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO BRING IT TO US AT ONE POINT THAT IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU?

>> I WOULD BE HONORED TO.

DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS, ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL NOTICE IS THAT WHILE WE HAVE A DIFFERENT TIME FRAME FOR EXAMPLE 9/11, THE ECONOMIC CRISIS OF 2008 THAT YOU REFERENCED, WE ALSO HAD A POPULATION GROWTH SINC THEN.

SO AS YOU HAVE A GROWTH, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE AN ARTIFICIAL INCREASE IN CALLS FOR SERVICE.

I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO CLARIFY WHY WE SAW AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS FOR THE CREEKSIDE VILLAGE, PART OF THEIRS WERE INCREASE OF THE DIRECTED PATROLS AND THE FACILITY CHECKS.

SO, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT MONTHLY REPORT AND I'M HOPEFUL THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN THAT.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THAT AND YOU COMPARE IT, YOU WILL SEE THEY HAVE HAD AN INCREASE IN THEIR DIRECTED PATROLS BECAUSE PRIMARILY THEY'RE A RESIDENTIAL AREA SO A LOT OF THE CALLS ARE INCREASED BY CHECKING EACH OF THE FACILITIES, THE PARKS, ET CETERA.

WHILE WE ARE LOOKING AT THE COMMERCIAL AREA WHICH IS ALSO THE LARGEST INCREASE IN THE CALLS.

I WILL DO MY BEST TO GO BACK TO SEE HOW MUCH DATA I CAN GET TO GIVE YOU COMPARISON.

OVERALL WHAT WE LOOK FOR IS THE CATEGORY OF NOTE OR QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES.

SHERIFF HENDERSON MADE IT CLEAR TO US OUR GOAL IS REDUCE THE CRIME.

SO MAKING THE PATROLS VISIBLE HELPS THE RESIDENTS FEEL SAFE AND COMFORTABLE IN THEIR HOMETOWN.

>> THE YEAR OVER YEAR DATA WAS IN THE CONCEPT AGENDA REPORT -- CONSENT AGENDA REPORT WE APPROVED.

>> THE OTHER QUESTION WOULD BE IS THAT DATA, PERHAPS I OVERLOOKED IT IN THE REPORT, IS IT ALSO SHOWN IN A LIKE PER 100,000 OR RATE? LIKE IS THE RATE SHOWN SO THAT IT WOULD BE ADJUSTED FOR THE POPULATION INCREASE OR DECREASE AS THE CASE MAY BE?

>> SO THE DATA FROM 2008 AS WELL AS 2001 WOULD NOT BE BASED ON THE PER 100,000.

CERTAINLY WE CAN GO AND GET THE POPULATION AT THAT TIME AND BE ABLE THE ADJUST IT AND GIVE YOU THOSE NUMBERS.

IT WILL TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME BUT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH AND ACCOMMODATE THAT REQUEST.

>> I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE DOING.

>> ONE LAST THING, CHAIRMAN, IF YOU'RE HONOR ME.

THE SHERIFF HAS ORGANIZED A PARADE OR A SALUTE TO HEALTHCARE TOMORROW AT 6:30 P.M.

UNTIL 7:30 P.M.

WHERE WE ARE DOING IT WITH THE OTHER FIRE AND E.M.S.

TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AT THE SHIFT CHANGE TO LET HEALTHCARE WORKERS KNOW THEY ARE APPRECIATE TO GIVE THEM A PARADE THROUGH THE PARKING LOT OF THE AREA.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR CARS THAT IS A GREAT WAY TO HE HOW THEY ARE APPRECIATED AMONG EVERYTHING ELSE FOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

>> THANK YOU, CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD FOR JOINT UPDATE.

HARRIS COUNTY WOULD BE PROUD YOU REPRESENTED THEM WELL TONIGHT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE REPORT?

>> MOVED.

>> MOTION.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

OPPOSED? THANK YOU, SIR.

>> NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 11.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON -- >> MR. CHAIRMAN, DO YOU HAVE A REPORT FROM THE CONSTABLE PRECINCT THREE LISTED?

>> I AM SORRY.

I DON'T HAVE IT ON MINE.

>> I WASN'T FOR SURE.

IT'S OKAY.

DO WE HAVE A -- WE HAVE PRECINCT THREE ON.

I APOLOGIZE TO CONSTABLES OFFICE PRECINCT THREE.

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PLEASE PROCEED.

DETECTIVE BRIDGES?

>> CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

>> YES, SIR.

>> GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN BUNCH AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

GO TO NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

>> INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, WE HAD FIVE DEVICES PROCESS AND THE 15 COURT ORDERS.

WE HAD A DEFENDANT ARRESTED FOR THE SOLICITATION OF 14-YEAR-OLD CHILD.

POST ARREST THE DEFENDANT MADE ADMISSION OF GUILT AND WAS LEARNED TO BE EMPLOYED AT THE LOCAL CHURCH AND WORKED WITH THE LOCAL YOUTH.

INVESTIGATION WAS STARTED IN REFERENCE TO ADULT MALE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT PICTURES OF THE YOUTH CHEERLEADING GROUPS ONLINE.

FOR THE SAFE HARBOR, WE HAVE HAD 18 CASES ASSIGNED.

35 SECTION WALL ASSAULT INVESTIGATIONS.

TWO INDECENCY WITH A CHILD, EIGHT INJURY TO A CHILD INVESTIGATION.

THREE CHILD EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATIONS.

THREE FELLLY CHARGES FILED.

NOTABLE CASES 17-YEAR-OLD CHILD, 12-YEAR-OLD CHILD AND 9-YEAR-OLD CHILD MADE OUTCRY THAT THE SEX FATHER HAD BEEN SEXUALLY -- THE STEPFATHER HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSING THEM.

14-YEAR-OLD CHILD MADE OUTCRY SHE WAS RAPED IN AN ELEVATOR AT THE WOODLANDS MALL NEAR THE WATERWAY.

THE SUSPECT IS A KNOWN MALE JUVENILE.

THE DEFENDANT PLED TO THE TEN YEARS INCARCERATION FOR OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF THE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

ANOTHER DEFENDANT PLED TWO YEARS T.D.C.J.

INCAR RATION FOR OFFENSE OF THE ONLINE SOLICITATION OF A MINOR.

WE ARE PROVIDING THE STATISTICS ON THE SLIDE.

YOU WILL NOTICE INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR.

SEXUAL ASSAULT OF CHILDREN HAVE GONE UP SIGNIFICANTLY.

FOR ICAC YOU WON'T NOTICE AS MUCH OF AN INCREASE DUE TO THE FACT OF THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND A LOT OF THAT HAS TO BE WORKED FROM THE OFFICE.

CERTAIN COMPUTERS AND CERTAIN TECHNOLOGY THAT THAT DETECTIVE NEEDS ACCESS TO WORK MORE OF THE INVESTIGATIONS.

AND I AM AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

>> DIRECTOR, DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE CONSTABLE? WELL, SIR WE APPRECIATE THE UPDATE.

I'M SORRY I ALMOST OVERLOOKED YOU.

>> IT'S OKAY, SIR.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE CONSTABLE PRECINCT THREE REPORT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> OKAY.

OPPOSED? ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE APPROVED BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT UPDATES.

NOW WE WILL MOVE TO AGENDA ITEM 11.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A PRESENTATION ON NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS REGARDING THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NO.

1.

THIS BEGINS ON PAGE 22.

DON NORRELL IS GOING TO INTRODUCE.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

DURING PUBLIC COMMENT, ON APRIL 16, AND AGAIN YOU HEARD ADDITIONAL COMMENTS THIS EVENING.

TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTOR HEARD FROM RESIDENTS IN THE LAKESIDE COVE NEIGHBORHOOD REGARDING THE ODOR PROBLEMS AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ON SAWDUST ROAD.

DIRECTOR SHELLEY SEKULA-GIBBS ASKED THAT THIS MATTER BE PLACED ON THE APRIL 22 AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION.

KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SAWDUST SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY.

THIS FACILITY AND THE TWO OTHER TREATMENT FACILITIES THAT THEY HAVE IN THE WOODLANDS RECEIVES AND TREATS SEWAGE FROM THE TEN M.U.D.S THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE WOODLANDS BOUNDARIES.

THE WOODLANDS M.U.D.S ARE UNDER CONTRACT TO PAY THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND THE FACILITY EXPANSIONS THROUGH THAT SEWAGE USE RATE.

THE WOODLANDS M.U.D.S ARE REPRESENTED, WILL BE REPRESENTED THIS EVENING BY THE WOODLANDS WATER AGENCY.

THIS EVENING WE HAVE JIM STINSON WHO IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE WOODLANDS WATER AGENCY, AND JACE HOUSTON WHO IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY JOINING US TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE.

HOWEVER, BEFORE GETTING STARTED WITH THE GENTLEMEN, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS FOR SOME OPENING REMARKS.

THEN WE CAN MOVE TO JIM STINSON AND JACE HOUSTON.

DR. SHELLEY?

>> THANK YOU, MR. NORRELL.

THANK YOU, BOARD, FOR ALLOWING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

OFF THE TOP I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT I RECOGNIZE AS DO MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS ISSUE THAT THE TOWNSHIP BOARD DOES NOT HAVE DIRECT AUTHORITY ON THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY.

NOR ANY AUTHORITY OVER THE M.U.D.ES AND THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY WOODLANDS WATER.

BUT THAT SAID, AS SOMEONE APTLY POINTED OUT EARLIER, WE DO HAVE ON OUR WEBSITE WE TAKE A STRONG INTEREST IN IMPROVING AND PROTECTING THE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT IS SO PRECIOUS TO EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN THE WOODLANDS.

MR. NORRELL HAS SAID IN THE PAST.

I'M SURE WITH CORROBORATE AGAIN TONIGHT IS SOMETHING THAT WE DO.

WE GET INVOLVED IN THE ISSUES WE DON'T HAVE DIRECT AUTHORITY ON.

BECAUSE THAT IS OUR ROLE.

WHETHER IT IS COVID, WE DON'T HAVE DIRECT AUTHORITY ON DEALING WITH SOME OF THE FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

WE STILL TAKE A STRONG INTEREST AND WE DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO REDUCE THE RISK AND TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY TO GET THROUGH A SITUATION LIKE THIS.

THE SAME THING COULD BE SAID BY THE FERAL HOG SITUATION.

WHERE FERAL HOGS GO ARE NOT THE TOWNSHIP PROPERTY.

SPRING CREEK AREA THAT COULD BE OWNED BY THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY OR OWNED BY THE COUNTY.

NEVERTHELESS, THE RESIDENTS HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE TOWNSHIP TAKE A VERY ACTIVE ROLE AND THEY HAVE.

IN SPIRE HEADING AND MR. JOHN POWERS -- IN SPEARHEADING AND MR. JOHN POWERS WORKED HARD TO TRY TO SPEARHEAD AND TO WORK TOWARD THE SOLUTIONS AND MITIGATIONS IN THAT REGARD.

SO THAT SAID, THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP WORKING ON BEHALF OF ITS RESIDENTS TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES THEY DON'T HAVE THE DIRECT AUTHORITY ON.

SO, YESTERDAY, WE WERE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE DR. ANN SNYDER PARTICIPATE AS WELL AS JOHN POWERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY.

AND EVEN STATE REPRESENTATIVE STEVE TOTE WENT ON A TOUR OF THE VARIOUS ASSETS OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY AS RELATING TO THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NO.

1.

THAT IS THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OUT OF THREE OF THEM IN THE WOODLANDS THAT IS AFFECTING LAKESIDE COVE AND THE APARTMENTS NEARBY.

AND OTHER HOMES IN THE AREA OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, WHICH IS ON SAWDUST ROAD.

OFF OF SOUTH MILL BEND.

SO THAT TOUR WAS WONDERFUL IN THE SENSE IT WAS INFORMATIVE FOR EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED.

WHO DIDN'T WORK THERE.

AND I REALLY WANT TO EXPRESS THE APPRECIATION OF THE HOMEOWNERS WHO ATTENDED IN THE TOUR.

DONE LEHMAN WAS THERE AND NEIL WAS THERE, AND THE GROGAN'S MILL ASSOCIATION AND ANOTHER RETIRED EXTIVE FROM TEXACO WHO -- EXECUTIVE FROM TEXACO AND HE WAS THERE.

HIS NAME IS KEN HALL.

THEY ALL LIVE IN THE LAKESIDE COVE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO THEY ARE APPRECIATIVE OF THE EFFORT EXTENDED ON BEHALF OF, ON THE PART OF THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY.

AND WE LEARNED A LOT.

WE SAW THE EFFORTS THAT THE RIVER AUTHORITY IS TRYING TO UNDERTAKE.

THEY ALSO POINTED OUT SEVERAL AREAS OF POTENTIAL EMISSION SOURCE.

AND IT WAS UNDERSCORED THAT THE PLANT IS AN OLDER PLANT.

IT WAS BUILT IN 1975.

IT'S IN THE NEED OF UPGRADES AND SOME ENHANCEMENTS THAT ALTHOUGH IT PASSES ALL THE INSPECTIONS IT'S STILL NOT OF THE SAME LEVEL THAT A PLANT WOULD BE IF IT WAS BUILT TODAY.

WHERE PRACTICALLY ZERO EMISSIONS ARE DETECTED IN A PLANT BUILT TODAY.

I THINK THE RESIDENTS ARE KEENLY ANTICIPATING WHAT MR. WEEKS SAID HE WOULD BE PRESENTING TO THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY, WHICH IS A PLAN TO HIRE AN ENGINEERING FIRM THAT WILL COME IN AND GIVE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE THAT MITIGATION OF ODORS THAT WE WANT, THAT STOPPAGE OF THE ODORS THAT THE RESIDENTS IN THE TOWNSHIP DESERVE.

THEY DESERVE CLEAN AIR.

THEY WILL BE PRESENTING PROPOSAL TO THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY FOR APPROVAL TO GET THIS DONE.

AND THEN THEY WILL TAKE THAT TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE WOODLANDS WATER WHO ARE MEMBER OF THE M.U.D.

BOARD OF THE COMMUNITY AND THEY WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE THOSE ENHANCEMENTS, THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WOULD BE NECESSARY.

NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE BUT I PREDICT MR. JACE HOUSTON WHO IS SPEAKING SEASON WILL ADDRESS THOSE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO -- SPEAKING SOON AND HE WILL ADDRESS THOSE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING THOSE.

I WELCOME THE INDIVIDUALS HERE TO PRESENT ON THIS AND I THANK THEM FOR SHARING THEIR TIME YESTERDAY.

AS WELL AS COMING TODAY.

I APPRECIATE THE EFFORT AND I WELCOME THEM.

>> JAYSE OR JIM START -- IS JACE OR JIM STARTING OFF?

>> MR. JIM STINSON STARTS OFF.

>> I'D LIKE TO OPEN WITH OUR M.U.D.'S AND THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY OPERATE SEVERAL HUNDRED MILE OF SEWAGE TRANSMISSION AND THE COLLECTION LINES ALONG WITH THE THREE TREATMENT PLANTS.

ODOR CONCERNS DO OCCUR OCCASIONALLY.

THEY CAN INVOLVE THE UNDERGROUND PIPING SYSTEM AS ANNA REFERRED TO EARLIER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEETING TONIGHT.

THEY CAN INVOLVE MANHOLES AND LIFT STATIONS.

OR THE ODORS CAN BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TREATMENT PLANTS.

OUR STAFF AND THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER AUTHORITY -- THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY TROUBLESHOOTED AND RESOLVED MANY ODOR CONCERNS OVER THE YEAR.

THE ODOR CONCERN FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NO.

1 HAS BEEN PROBABLY THE MOST CHALLENGING.

THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WAS TO REVIEW OPERATIONS AND THE SYSTEM TO SEE IF

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ANYTHING WAS NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY OR FAILING.

I THINK AFTER MUCH REVIEW AND THE EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS WE ALL CONCLUDED THIS WAS AN OLDER PLANT BUT IT WAS FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED.

AND THERE WERE NO REAL VIOLATIONS OCCURRING AT THE PLANT.

WE CONTINUE TO LOOK IN TO WHAT OPERATIONAL CHANGES CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE THE ODOR, WHAT EQUIPMENT OVER OTHER MODIFICATIONS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED TO REDUCE THE ODOR AND A DETAIL ENGINEERING STUDY HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO EXAMINE WHAT MODIFICATIONS OR REVISIONS TO THE PLANT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED OR CONSTRUCTED TO ROW DEUCE THE ODOR AND WHAT THE COSTS WOULD BE.

WITH THE BRIEF INTRODUCTION I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO JACE TO TALK TO THE DETAILS ONGOING WITH THE ODOR CONCERN.

>> SURE.

CHAIRMAN BUNCH, DIRECTORS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

JIM MENTIONED THE PRIORITY WORKING AT PLANT ONE IS TO IMPLEMENT SOME IMMEDIATE MITIGATION EFFORTS.

WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MOST LIKELY SOURCES OF ODOR.

WHICH WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO TRY TO ADDRESS THOSE.

AS JIM MENTIONED THE PLANT WORKS GREAT.

IT'S AN OLD PLANT BUT IT HAS BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OF.

ODORS ARE NORMAL OCCASIONALLY FROM PLANTS LIKE THIS.

SO WE ARE IDENTIFYING THE SOURCES, WE ARE IMPLEMENTING THINGS THAT WE HOPE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE QUICKLY.

WE ARE ALSO IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ODOR STUDY.

WE HIRED PERKINS ENGINEERING TO COME IN AND DO ODOR STUDY.

THEY MONITORED THE ODORS FOR A MONTH AND THEY WILL FINALIZE THE REPORT.

WE WILL HAVE AN ENGINEERING FIRM TO COME IN AND RECOMMEND NUMEROUS STRATEGIES.

SO WE'LL IDENTIFY EACH OF THE POTENTIAL SOURCES.

THEY WILL GIVE US SOME IDEAS AND STRATEGIES YOU CAN IMPLEMENT AT EACH LOCATION TO HELP ADDRESS THOSE.

EVENTUALLY THEY WILL PUT TOGETHER RECOMMENDATIONS AND IT WILL BE LIKE A COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS.

YOU WILL HAVE ODOR SOURCE LOCATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE THE ODOR AT THE LOCATION AND THERE WILL BE A CORRESPONDING COST TO EACH.

WE WILL DECIDE HOW MANY TO IMPLEMENT.

WE EXPECT TO HAVE THE FIRM ENGAGED NEXT MONTH.

WE HOPE TO HAVE THE ENGINEERING REPORT COMPLETED BY AUGUST/SEPTEMBER SO M.U.D.ES CAN LOOK AT THE RESULTS AND BEGIN TO MAKE DECISIONS.

THOSE ARE FOR THE LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS.

IN THE MEANTIME AS THEY NOTICED ON THE TOUR -- AND DR. SEKULA-GIBBS, I APPRECIATE YOU MENTIONING A LOT OF WORK ALREADY BEEN DONE.

WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS IMMEDIATELY TO TRY TO ELIMINATE WHAT WE CAN.

WE'D BE HAPPY TO STAND FOR QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY.

>> CHAIRMAN, I HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS TO MR. HOUSTON.

IT COULD BE ALSO TO MR. STINSON.

WOULD YOU JUST IDENTIFY FOR THE PUBLIC THE FOUR, PERHAPS THE FIVE HOT ZONES THAT ARE PROBABLY THE LIKELY SPOTS THAT NEED TO BE IMPROVED? I DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PLANT GETS CERTIFIED EVERY YEAR.

AS RUNNING JUST TOP NOTCH FOR ITS LEVEL THAT IT WAS DESIGNED FOR.

BUT THAT LEVEL HAS BEEN FAR SURPASSED BY TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY.

SO WE HAVE STEPS THAT WE CAN TAKE TO REALLY STOP THE SITUATION.

THROUGH IS A COST INVOLVED.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

I'LL START BASICALLY AT THE HEADWORK.

COMING IN THE PLANT, THERE ARE SEVERAL LARGE DIAMETER SEWER LINES.

THOSE LINES ARE IN THE AIRTIGHT.

THERE IS A VENT LOCATION.

SO AT ONE OF THE LOCATIONS WE HAVE INSTALLED WHAT IS CALLED "TEN MAN." IT'S A METAL PIPE STRUCTURE, A CHIMNEY THAT VENTS OFF GAS.

SO THAT IS THE FIRST LOCATION THAT IS VERY LIKELY SOURCE.

SO WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE STRATEGIES AT THE EVENT THAT IS COMING IN ON THE SELECTION SYSTEM.

AS YOU ENTER THE PLANT, ONE OF THE VERY FIRST PLACES THAT AN ODOR SOURCE IS CALLED THE "BAR SCREENS." THESE ARE JUST LIKE THE WORD IMPLIES.

THEY ARE SIMPLE METAL SCREENS THAT REMOVE LARGE OBJECTS FROM THE WAY STREAM.

THEY HAVE TO BE LIFTED TO THE TOP AND PUT IN A DUMPSTER.

THAT IS A LOCATION THAT IS A LIKELY SOURCE.

THE NEXT STEP IN THE TREATMENT PROCESS IS THE GRIT CHAMBER.

THE GRIT CHAMBER REMOVES SAND, MARBLES, BABY BY DOLLS OR WHATEVER MAKES IT THROUGH BAR SCREEN.

THIS IS OFF LOADED AGAIN TO A DUMPSTER.

SO THERE IS CONTACT WITH THE AIR.

AT THIS POINT THE SEWAGE IS STILL RAW.

BEYOND THAT, THERE IS ONE LAST LOCATION THAT IS A LIKELY SOURCE AS THE RAW SEWAGE ENTERS IN AERATION BASIN WHERE THE TREATMENT REALLY BEGINS THERE IS ONE MORE PLACE WHERE SEWAGE IS EXPOSED TO THE ATMOSPHERE.

WE HAVE RECENTLY COVERED IT WITH PLYWOOD AS A TEMPORARY MEASURE BUT WE WILL LOOK AT A MORE PERMANENT FIX AT THAT LOCATION.

REALLY BEYOND THOSE, AS YOU CONTINUE THROUGH THE PLANT LIKE YOU ALL SAW YESTERDAY ON OUR TOUR, THE TREATMENT PROCESS BEGUN.

THE ODOR CHANGES SIGNIFICANTLY.

IT'S MORE OF A EARTHY, MUSTY SMELL IF ANY BEYOND THE PLANT.

THOSE ARE THE LIKELY LOCATIONS THE FIRST FOUR OR FIVE I MENTIONED.

>> SO ANOTHER QUESTION.

THANK YOU, THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL.

HAVING SEEN IT, IT BECOMES MORE UNDERSTANDABLE.

I APPRECIATE THE EXCELLENT UPKEEP THAT YOUR STAFF MAINTAINS AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NO.

1.

THEY SEEM TO BE EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, FRIENDLY, HELPFUL AND PROUD OF THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING.

BUT THEY ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE WAYS TO WORK WITH US AND TO HELP THE RESIDENTS SO THEY DON'T EXPERIENCE THESE SERIOUS QUALITY OF THE LIFE AND POTENTIALLY HEALTH IF THEY HAVE LUNG ISSUES AND THEY GET INUNDATED WITH THE NOXIOUS FUMES.

THEY DON'T FEEL GOOD.

THEY DON'T BREATHE RIGHT.

SO, I THINK THAT THAT IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR TO KEEP IN MIND.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THE OTHER QUESTION.

I WANTED TO THROW THIS OUT.

I MENTIONED IT TO YOU YESTERDAY IS THAT ONCE THIS ENGINEERING FIRM IS HIRED, WOULD THEY BE ABLE TO LOOK AT A WAY TO SET UP MONITORING DEVICES IN APPROPRIATE AREAS SO THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE COMPLAINT-DRIVEN SYSTEM GOING FORWARD BUT YET THERE WOULD BE ABLE TO -- WE'D BE ABLE TO MONITOR EMISSIONS IN REAL TIME? AND THAT WAY THE BURDEN WOULDN'T BE ON THE RESIDENTS TO FILE COMPLAINTS BUT IT WOULD JUST BE AUTOMATIC THE WAY IT IS AT A LOT OF CHEMICAL PLANTS? THAT IS NUMBER ONE.

THEN NUMBER TWO, IS THERE IS A COMPANY CALLED BIOBOT OUT OF BOSTON.

THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING FASCINATING IN REGARD TO THIS COVID EPIDEMIC.

THIS NIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT THE PLANTS -- IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT THE PLANTS, PLURAL, WOULD BE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED.

THEY ARE PROVIDING A SERVICE WHERE THEY ARE MEASURING THE AMOUNT OF THE COVID VIRUS, THE CORONA SARS TWO VIRUS GOING IN THE PLANTS.

IF I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY WE WOULD SEND SAMPLES TO THEM IN BOSTON AND THEY WOULD RUN IT.

THIS IS A GRANT-DRIVEN PROGRAM.

THEY ARE GRANT FUNDED SO THEY DON'T CHARGE VERY MUCH AT ALL.

I THINK SHE SAID SOMETHING LIKE $150 A SPECIMEN.

THEN THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL US IF THIS COMMUNITY IS -- THEY ARE DOING THIS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

THEY HAVE 100 DIFFERENT WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS THEY ARE MONITORING NOW AND THEY HAVE 400 IN THE QUEUE THEY WILL START MONITORING.

SO THIS IS GOING ON ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY.

IT'S A WAY TO KNOW, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING IN THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU ARE JUST NOT PICKING UP OR IS YOUR COMMUNITY ONE OF THOSE THAT IS JUST BLESSED WITH NOT HAVING THE VIRUS? IT COULD BE, THEY ARE TRYING TO EXPAND IT TO FUTURE AS WELL.

SO THERE WOULD BE AN ONGOING IF SOMETHING POPS UP, WE COULD SEND SAMPLES TO SEE.

AND PUBLIC HEALTH MONITORING GROUPS ARE VERY INTERESTED IN DOING THIS.

YOU ARE PROBABLY MORE FAMILIAR WITH THIS.

YOU MAY HAVE DONE THIS IN OTHER AREAS.

I FOUND IT INTRIGUING AND FASCINATING CONSIDERING WE ARE DISCUSSING THIS AT THIS TIME AND IT SOUNDED LIKE LOW-COST ENDEAVOR AS WELL.

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO LOOK INTO IT IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT, YOU CAN SPEAK TO IT.

BIOBOT.

>> WE WILL LOOK IN THE SECOND -- THE BIOBOT ISSUE.

WE WILL BE HAPPY TO LOOK INTO THAT FOR YOU.

ON YOUR FIRST QUESTION ABOUT THE ODOR SENSORS, YES.

WE ARE LOOKING INTO THAT.

WE ARE BASICALLY ENVISIONING A SERIES OF THE MONITORING AROUND THE PERIMETER FENCE AND IN ADDITION WEATHER EQUIPMENT SO WE CAN KNOW IN REAL TIME AND THE TIME LOGGED WHEN ANY ODORS OCCUR AT THE PERIMETER AND LEAVE THE PLANT SITE AND THE DIRECTION OF THE WIND AND THE TEMPERATURE AND THE OTHER WEATHER DATA TO GO ALONG WITH THAT IN REALTIME.

YES, THOSE ARE SOME OF THE SOLUTIONS WE ARE LOOKING TO.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I HAD ONE QUESTION, JACE.

MAYBE IT'S YOU AND JIM AND IT HAS TO DO WITH THE FOREST BUFFER THAT WAS REQUESTED OR RECOMMENDED BY ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS DURING PUBLIC COMMENT.

IS THERE ROOM, ADJACENT TO THE TREATMENT PLANTS FOR THE ADDITIONAL BUFFERING?

>> THERE IS STILL SOME UNDEVELOPED LAND AROUND THE WASTEWATER PLANTS.

I BELIEVE THAT MR. GAINER WAS REFERRING TO WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ARE PRESERVED.

BECAUSE IF THOSE ARE DEVELOPED, THEY WILL LITERALLY BE RIGHT ALONG THE BORDER OF THE PLANT.

YOU KNOW AS THE DEVELOPMENT HAS MOVED CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE PLANT, AS THE DR. SEKULA-GIBBS MENTIONED WE CAN UPGRADE EQUIPMENT.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT.

BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO PRESERVE REMAINING BUFFERS.

>> IS THAT SOMETHING THAT YOUR ENTITY WOULD LOOK INTO SINCE IT IS YOUR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT?

>> WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK INTO IT WITH THE WOODLANDS WATER AGENCY.

BECAUSE ULTIMATELY WE ARE SORT OF THE CONTRACTOR OPERATOR FOR THE M.U.D.S.

THEY APPROVE ALL THE CAPITAL PROJECTS.

>> JIM, CAN WE PUT THAT ON YOU TO RAISE WITH YOUR VARIOUS M.U.D.S?

>> YES, SIR.

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WE ARE HAPPY TO LOOK INTO THAT AND REPORT BACK.

>> I THINK IF I MAY, CHAIRMAN BUNCH, IT CAME FROM DR. GAINER.

AND I, TOO, HAD MADE NOTES ON HIS REQUEST TO THE TOWNSHIP.

FOR THE CONSIDERATION TO PROCURE AND RESTORE THE NON-FORESTED AND THE FORESTED AREAS AROUND THE WASTE TREATMENT PLANT NUMBER ONE.

ALSO TO ENHANCE THE FOREST PRESERVE AROUND THE OTHER TREATMENT PLANTS, TREATMENT PLANT TWO AND THREE.

>> OKAY.

AND THEN -- >> HOLD ON A SECOND.

ARE WE TALKING ABOUT US TAKING OVER, YOU KNOW, BUYING THE LAND UP AND REFORESTING IT?

>> NO.

>> NO.

>> I WAS SUGGESTING THE M.U.D.S AND THE SJRA WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A BUFFER AND THEIR FACILITIES.

>> I WAS, TOO.

>> IT IS BASICALLY, I GUESS, JIM YOU CAN CLARIFY.

THE M.U.D., THEY ARE M.U.D.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND YOU ARE CONTRACTING OUT THE WASTE TREATMENT TO SJRA.

[14. Receive, consider and act upon the transfer of Trolley Operations from Brazos Transit District to the Township;]

>> THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY OUR WHOLESALE PROVIDER.

THE M.U.D.S HAVE AN EQUITY STAKE IN THE PLANTS.

AND THROUGH A CONTRACT THROUGH THE SAN JACINTO RIVER.

THEY PAY THE FEE THROUGH THE WHOLESALE RATES.

>> OKAY.

IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO LOOK FOR THAT BUFFER AND IF THE CAPACITY IS THERE, IT WOULD BE AWESOME.

I APPRECIATE THE MUD TAKING IT ON AS A REVIEW.

>> IT'S A NEW TOPIC THAT JUST CAME UP TODAY.

WE ARE HAPPY TO LOOK INTO IT AND REPORT BACK.

>> ESPECIALLY SINCE MUCH OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT CAME FROM THE M.U.D.

DIRECTORS, YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD BE ON BOARD WITH THAT.

>> COULD I ASK ABOUT AN ABILITY TO COME BACK AND FOLLOW UP WITH US? WOULD THAT BE APPROPRIATE TO GET MR. CHAIRMAN? PERHAPS THAT WOULD BE -- I KNOW THE RESIDENTS ARE AGGRIEVED TO, OR DISQUIETED TO LEARN THAT THERE MAY NOT BE MUCH CHANGE UNTIL 2021.

BUT PERHAPS IF WE HAVE A TIME LINE THAT COULD BE PRESENTED TO US, WE'D HAVE A

LITTLE -- >> I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL ONCE THEY HAVE THE TIMELINE THEY CAN SHARE.

MAYBE WE CAN GET A MEMO BACK TO THE BOARD AND INFORM THE PUBLIC.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S FRUITFUL FOR THEM TO COME BACK IN WHILE WAITING ON THE STUDIES TO COME BACK.

WE CAN GET A WE HAVE THIS UPDATE.

JIM, YOU SEEM TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT ANNA COSIO MENTIONED ABOUT THE WATERWAY.

IS THERE ANY STUDY GOING ON IN THAT AREA? BECAUSE SHE IS RIGHT.

I RECOGNIZE THAT ODOR ON LAKE ROBINS AND ACROSS FROM THE THEATER AS WELL.

>> YOU KNOW, TONIGHT IS THE FIRST THAT I WAS MADE AWARE OF IT.

AS I MENTIONED WE DO GET CONCERNS CALLED IN FROM THE TIME TO TIME THAT WE INVESTIGATE THAT ARE RELATED TO EITHER MANHOLES OR THE PIPES OR THE STATIONS AND THIS ONE WE'LL INVESTIGATE AND REPORT BACK TO ANNA AND THE TRUSTEE BOARD WHAT WE FIND.

>> OKAY.

>> THE AUDIO HAS BEEN VERY UNEVEN THE LAST TWO MINUTES.

AND I REALLY HAVEN'T HEARD TOO MUCH OTHER MY COMMENT ABOUT -- >> I'VE LOST MR. RIESER.

>> COMMENTS?

>> SO WE SAID AFTER YOUR COMMENTED WAS THE M.U.D.S WOULD LOOK AT THE ADJACENT LAND FOR THE ADDITIONAL BUFFER OR A REQUEST THAT WE ASK THEM TO LOOK INTO IT.

>> I THINK IT'S WORTH MAKING THE POINT THAT SOMETHING MR. HOUSTON SHARED WITH US YESTERDAY AND I SUPPOSE IT'S STILL THE CASE THAT THIS ENGINEERING STUDY IS GOING TO OF NOT JUST WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NUMBER ONE BUT WILL ALSO INCLUDE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NUMBER TWO.

IS THAT STILL THE CASE, MR. HOUSTON?

>> YES.

>> PERFECT.

>> BRUCE, DID WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?

>> YEAH.

I'M OKAY NOW.

I MEAN I THINK THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS WE DO HAVE THE THREE PLANTS IN THE WOODLANDS, DO WE NOT?

>> WE DO.

>> WHY DON'T WE INCLUDE ALL THREE IF WE ARE GOING TO DO A STUDY INSTEAD OF DOING TWO NOW AND HAVING A PROBLEM LATER? IT RELATES TO THE AGE OF THE PLANTS.

AM I RIGHT, MR. HOUSTON? WE DID DISCUSS THIS YESTERDAY.

>> YEAH.

THAT IS A FACTOR.

THE AGE OF THE PLANTS, PLANTS ONE AND TWO ARE OLDER.

PLANT THREE IS NEWER.

IT'S SMALLER.

WE HAVEN'T HAD ODOR COMPLAINTS AT THAT PLANT.

WE CAN DO AN ODOR STUDY THERE.

I'D LIKE TO FOCUS OUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES ON THE PROBLEM AREAS RIGHT NOW.

I MEAN ULTIMATELY THAT CALL IS UP TO THE M.U.D.S.

IT'S THEIR MONEY.

WE WILL STOLEDDY WHATEVER THEY WANT US TO STUDY -- WE WILL STUDY WHATEVER THEY WANT US TO STUDY.

>> WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATELY AGE OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF ALL THREE PLANTS?

>> PLANT ONE IS 1975.

I MAY HAVE TO GO TO MY BENCH TO GET THE AGE ON THE OTHER TWO.

WE HAVE THREE FOLKS ONLINE.

IF Y'ALL COULD UNMUTE CHRIS MEEKS, IF THAT IS POSSIBLE.

GO AHEAD, CHRIS.

>> YES, WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ONE WAS BUILT IN 1975.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TWO, THE RECENT UPGRADE WAS 2005.

AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT THREE WAS ABOUT 2003.

>> DO THE PLANTS OPERATE INDEPENDENT? I MEAN THEY ARE ALL INDEPENDENT BUT DO THEY OPERATE IN THE SPECIFIC ZONES IN THE WOODLANDS OR DOES WASTEWATER BASICALLY FROM ALL TURNOVER THE WOODLANDS ESSENTIALLY BE PARCELED OUT TO THE THREE PLANTS?

>> NO, SIR.

THERE IS THREE SEPARATE SERVICE AREAS THAT EACH OF THE PLANTS SERVE.

>> BUT THE COST FOR THE PLANTS, HOW IS THE COST RECOVERED? IS IT RECOVERED BY THE AFFECTED M.U.D.S OR ALL THE M.U.D.S COLLECTIVELY?

>> ALL THE M.U.D.S COLLECTIVELY.

>> SO YOU MIGHT, MR. HOUSTON, SHARE THE SCOPE OF THE TREATMENT PLANT ONE THAT IT IS GROGAN'S MILL, TOWN CENTER, WHAT IT ALL ENCOMPASSES AS WELL AS THE TREATMENT PLANT TWO WITH THE COCHRAN'S CROSSING, ALDEN BRIDGE AND STERLING RIDGE AND THEN THE TREATMENT PLANT THREE, HARPER'S LANDING.

SO THAT WE AS THE BOARD REALIZE THE, HOW MUCH EACH OF THE M.U.D.S COVER WITHIN OUR TOWNSHIP.

>> SURE.

CHRIS, GO AHEAD AND EXPLAIN THE SERVICE AREAS PROBABLY BETTER THAN ME.

>> JUST FOR THE ROUGH ESTIMATES IF YOU WOULD TAKE THE WHAT I CALL THE HOSPITAL DISTRICT, TO 42 AND 45.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT ST. LUKE'S, THE WALMART AND HARPER'S LANDING, THAT IS WASTEWATER 3.

TAKE GOSLING UP, WEST OF THAT IS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TWO.

EAST OF THAT IS WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT ONE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE WAS IS IF WE MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO PLANT ONE, THEN ALL OF THE M.U.D.S WITHIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL SHARE THOSE COSTS.

IF WE MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN ONE AND TWO, ALL THE M.U.D.S WILL AGAIN COLLECTIVELY SHARE THE COSTS.

IS THAT NOT CORRECT?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

ALL THE M.U.D.S SHARE IN THE COST OF ALL THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.

ALL THREE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ANY MORE ON THIS AGENDA ITEM? IF NOT WE LOOK FORWARD TO LESS ODORS SOONER THAN LATER AND UPDATED TIMELINE FROM JIM AND JACE WE CAN SHARE WITH THE FULL BOARD ONCE THAT IS MATERIALIZED SO DR. SHELLEY CAN COMMUNICATE BACK TO HER NEIGHBORS AND THOSE THAT ARE CONCERNED ON WHEN WE COULD EXPECT A MORE THOROUGH UPDATE.

>> DO YOU NEED A MOTION, MR. CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN, TO ACCEPT THE REPORT?

>> WE DO, YES.

MOTION TO ACCEPT?

>> I MOVE TO ACCEPT THE REPORT ON THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT STATUS.

>> OKAY.

SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> OPPOSED? ABSTENTION? THAT WILL CARRY.

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME TONIGHT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ITEM 12, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON QUARTERLY UPDATE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

WE'LL HAVE WALT LISIEWSKI PRESENT.

>> AM I HERE?

>> YOU ARE HERE.

YOU ARE PART OF THE BRADY BUNCH NOW.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT.

PLEASURE TO BE HERE.

I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF DEVLOPMENT STANDARDS COMMITTEE BUT IN TWO PHASES.

ONE FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

AND THEN WHEN THE COVID-19 SITUATION STARTED TO COME, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A BREAKDOWN OF SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN DOING ON THE ADJUSTMENT AND THE ENFORCEMENT MATTERS.

WE STARTED IN JANUARY.

WE ENDED UP WITH THE 236 APPLICATIONS SO FAR.

IT WAS DOWN FROM 268 LAST YEAR.

BUT THE BIG SWITCH HAPPENED IN MARM WHEN WE WERE DOWN IN THE -- MARCH WHEN WE WERE DOWN 29%.

WE TURNED OVER 136 TO LEGAL.

THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING.

WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE APPLICATIONS AND REVIEW FOR THE NEW HOMES.

WE HAVE SIX HOMES IN REDEVELOPMENT IN GROGAN'S MILL AREA.

WE HAVE INCREASES FROM THE CHURCHES.

WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAS APPLICATION IN FOR REMODELING.

UNITED METHODIST, OF COURSE, AND NEW HOPE CHURCH HAS AN APPLICATION THAT WE ARE WORKING ALSO.

ZILLIONTH ANTHONY HAS A PROGRAM COMING UP DEPENDING HOW THE FINANCING GOES.

WE WILL ENHANCE THE SHOPPING CENTER LOOKING AT THE TRASH, SCREENING, DUMPSTERS.

MAINTENANCE ITEMS. WE HAD A JOINT SESSION THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST WE HAD.

IT'S THE FULL CONTINGENCY AND THE RCRC WAS REPRESENTED EXCEPT FOR CREEKSIDE PARK.

SHORT-TERM RENTALS WE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT.

WE IDENTIFIED 62.

WE HAVE IN THE PROCESS NOW OF THE 22.

22 APPLICATIONS PENDING.

ONE OF THE OWNERS WERE LOOKING FOR VARIANCE.

WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THAT ON THE SHORT-TERM RENTALS.

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WE'LL STAY FOR WHAT WE HAVE PUT IN THE STANDARDS.

IF YOU RECALL, WHEN I GAVE YOU AN UPDATE IN DECEMBER.

ONE OF THE ISSUES WE HAVE WAS THE INTROSPECT.

THAT IS WITH THE HERALD OAK RESIDENTS.

COMPLAINT ABOUT NOISE, CONTINUOUS NOISE.

WE WENT TO THE MEDIATION.

WE HIRED A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT.

THE RESULTS OF THE MEDIATION WAS THAT THE INTERSPECT WOULD AWARD A CONTRACT TO BASICALLY ENCLOSE THE EQUIPMENT ON TOP OF THE ROOF.

AND INSTALLLATION TO HELP MINIMIZE THE NOISE.

WE HAVE A MEETING ON MAY 6.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE PROGRESS GOING ON WELL.

HOPEFULLY AT THAT MEETING WE CAN CLOSE IT OUT AND BE SATISFIED FOR ALL PARTIES.

I MENTIONED THAT WAS IN TWO PHASES.

THE THIRD WEEK IN MARCH, OF COURSE, EVERYTHING WAS SHUT DOWN.

BASICALLY VERY LITTLE WORK WENT ON.

WITH THE HELP OF WILLIAM AND THE STAFF, WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE MEETINGS BACK ON TRACK.

WE DID HOLD OUR FIRST MEETING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3.

VIDEO CONFERENCE.

WE FILED THE GUIDELINES THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAD PUT OUT.

WITH THE RESIDENTS CALLING IN.

THAT HAS WORKED WELL.

COMPLIMENT THE STAFF AT WILLIAM.

IT WORKED VERY, VERY WELL.

SOME OF THE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WE HAD TO MAKE.

WE RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT WE ARE NOT DOING ENFORCEMENTS BUT WE ARE WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT THEY STILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR THE PERMITS.

THE FIRST THING THAT BASICALLY POPPED UP WAS THE GROCERY STORES.

THERE IS A STANDARD THAT IS ONLY A CERTAIN TIME THAT TRUCKS CAN COME IN.

SO THEY CAN RESTOCK.

WE RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT IT NEEDED TO CHANGE.

SO THEY CAN BRING THE TRUCKS IN ANY TIME OF THE DAY TO RESTOCK THE STORES.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT THERE IS ISOLATION THAT ARE GOING ON.

THAT WITH THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE INDIVIDUALS IN QUARANTINE.

SO WE ARE ALLOWING THE RESIDENTIAL VEHICLES AND THE TRAILERS TO BE ON PERSONAL PROPERTY.

SO THE ISOLATION CAN OCCUR.

SO FIRST RESPONDERS CAN ISOLATE FROM THEIR FAMILIES.

YOU HAVE PROBABLY NOTICED AROUND THE COMMUNITY WITH THE EFFORTS TO TRY TO KEEP THE RESTAURANTS GOING WE AUTHORIZED WHEN THEY HAVE TENTS AND THE SIGNAGE TO KEEP THEM GOING.

WE ASK THAT THEY KEEP IT REASONABLE.

THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB ON THAT.

WE ARE ALLOWING SIGNAGE FOR THE MEDICAL CARE AND THE TESTING AND ALLOWING THAT TO GO.

WE NEED TO LOOK AT HOW TO KEEP THE PROCESS GOING SO WE SELL GAITED SOME RESPONSIBILITY.

WE AUTHORIZED THE COVERNANCE OF THE ADMINISTRATION TO ACT ON THE REVIEW OF THE COMMERCIAL ITEMS THAT WERE RECOMMENDED FOR SUMMER ACTION BY THE COMMUNITY STANDARD COMMITTEE.

THEY ARE THE ITEMS THAT WOULD COME TO THE D.N.C.

HISTORICALLY BEEN APPROVED AND IT'S STUFF GOING ON FOR YEARS.

THERE IS NO REASON THEY CAN'T MOVE FORWARD ON THAT.

QUESTION HAVE ALLOWED THE COVENANTS ADMINISTRATION TO ASK ON BEHALF OF THE RDRC.

IN AN ATTEMPT TO ACCOMMODATE THE HOMEOWNER APPLICATION AND CONTINUE PROCESS GOING ON ISSUING PERMITS.

THAT BASICALLY, YOU KNOW, FINALLY, RECOGNIZING THAT WE NEED TO KEEP THE PROCESS MOVING ON ANY OTHER ENFORCEMENT ITEMS THAT ARE REQUIRED ACTION PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MEETING.

THE COMMITTEE DESIGNATED THE D.S.C.

CHAIRMAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE STAFF TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE D.S.C.

FOR THE RESIDENTIAL MATTERS.

BOB DAVIS WHO IS WITH THE COMMERCIAL SIDE AND IS ON THE D.S.C.

BOARD FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE D.S.C.

CHAIR.

WE REALIZE THAT THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION.

AND WE DON'T THINK WE SHOULD HOLD UP ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING.

SO THAT IS BASICALLY IT, A QUICK UPDATE OF WHAT WE DID THE PAST QUARTER.

HOW WE TRIED TO CHANGE THINGS AND MOVE FORWARD IN THE COVID-19 SITUATION.

>> THANK YOU, WALT.

>> QUESTION OR COMMENTS?

>> IS THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE ARE PROVIDING TO THE D.S.C.

FUNCTIONING FOR YOU GUYS?

>> FABULOUS.

REALLY IS.

>> OKAY.

>> LIKE I MENTIONED, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF MEETINGS WE HAVE HAD, WE HAVE HAD THE RESIDENTS CALL IN.

WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PUT THE STUFF ON THE SCREEN.

SPLIT SCREEN.

LOOK AT THINGS.

I THINK THAT HAS WORKED WELL.

I MADE A CALL TO JOHN TO PASS THAT ON AND I CALLED DIRECTOR RIESER ALSO TO HE HIM.

>> PERFECT.

I THINK ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD?

>> NONE AT ALL?

>> WHEN YOU DO A THOROUGH REPORT IT DOESN'T LEAVE QUESTIONS.

SO THAT IS AWESOME.

THANK YOU, WALT.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT?

I THINK -- >> SO MOVED.

>> ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL GIVE THE DIRECTOR BROWN THE MOTION.

AND YOU WERE MUTED SO YOU WANT TO TAKE THE SECOND?

>> THAT WOULD BE FINE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> OPPOSED? WE HAVE ACCEPTED THE REPORT.

THANK YOU, WALT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> AGENDA ITEM 13.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A QUARTERLY UPDATE FROM VISIT THE WOODLANDS.

WE'LL START WITH NICK WALDA.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY HERE.

IN YOUR PACKAGE YOU HAVE FULL INFORMATION ABOUT STATS AND SOME OTHER THINGS SO I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THAT.

I HAVE A HANDFUL OF SLIDES.

THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE OR SIX IN NATURE BUT I WANTED TO REALLY KIND OF HIGHLIGHT OUT WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

IT'S A TALE OF THE TWO WORLDS.

IN JUST LIKE WALT HAD MENTIONED, JANUARY, FEBRUARY SO MUCH DIFFERENT THAN MARCH AND APRIL.

WE WERE OFF TO A GREAT START THIS YEAR IN THE JANUARY, AND FEBRUARY.

THEN MARCH IS WHEN THINGS STARTED CHANGING RAPIDLY ON US.

I WILL TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS WE WENT THROUGH WITH THAT AS WELL.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGING NEWS HERE BUT ALSO SOME OPTIMISM WE HAVE AS WELL.

SO BASICALLY WHAT I WILL DISCUSS IS A QUICK LITTLE COVID-19 BACKGROUND FROM THE VISITOR AND THE MEETING BUSINESS, HOSPITALITY UPDATE THAT WE HAVE, THE CURRENT EFFORTS OF WHAT WE ARE DOING.

THE TRAVEL INTENT.

NOT ONLY HERE BUT STATE AND THE NATIONAL.

WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH WHAT OTHERS ARE SEEING AND WHAT IS HAPPENING.

WHAT THE MEETING PLANNER OUTLOOK IS AND THEN THE FUTURE MARKETING EFFORTS.

I WOULD SAY THIS AS WELL.

ONE OF THE KEY TOURISM DRIVERS THE PAVILION WAS ACTUALLY OFF TO THE WOULD HAVE HAVE BEEN THE RECORD YEAR IN THEIR 30TH YEAR THIS YEAR.

THEY HAD OVER 45 EVENTS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.

AND WE ARE STILL BOOKING FOR THE END OF THE SUMMER AND IN TO THE FALL.

IT HAS CERTAINLY HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON US.

IF WE COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO BASICALLY ON MARCH 19, WHEN WE HALTED EVERYTHING, WE PAUSED EVERYTHING.

ALL OF OUR PAID MEDIA, OUR PROJECTS, THE TRAVEL.

IT BECAME CLEAR THAT THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY WOULD BE SEVERELY HURT.

IN FACT, JUST THE DAY BEFORE, I DID AN INTERVIEW WITH THE CNN LATIN AMERICA.

THIS WAS GOING TO AIR, IT WAS PROMO, PUBLICITY SHOW.

WE DIDN'T PAY FOR IT.

IT WAS WHY THE SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES LOVE TO TRAVEL AND LOVE TO COME TO THE WOODLANDS AND SHOP AND DINE AND BUY HOMES.

SO THAT OBVIOUSLY IS PUT ON HOLD FOR RIGHT NOW.

ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA P.R.

MEETING AND THE PUBLIC RELATIONS HAVE CONTINUED.

SO WE HAVE WORKED AS A STAFF DILIGENTLY IN PROMOTING WHAT WE DO HAVE.

WE HAVE HOTELS THAT ARE OPEN RIGHT NOW.

I'M GOING TO SPEAK TO THAT IN A MOMENT.

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, THOUGH, WE ALSO HELD A VIRTUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING HERE WITH, YOU CAN SEE ON THE GRAPHIC RIGHT HERE WITH THE DIRECTOR DOMINIC AND THE DIRECTOR BROWN, DIRECTOR JENNY TAYLOR FROM THE MARKET STREET, DIRECTOR TED HARRIS FROM THE MALL, DIRECTOR CLEPACK FROM THE PA VAILION, DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS, DIRECTOR HOLLY AND CHAIRMAN RIESER.

WE WERE IN THE FULL ATTENDANCE AND WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT THIS YEAR.

WE ARE PROJECTING, WE ARE 20% IN THE COLLECTIONS IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS.

BUT WE ARE LOOKING SOMEWHERE OFF IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 30 TO 40%.

THAT IS OUR CRYSTAL BALL RIGHT NOW.

WITH THAT SAID, WE HAVE REDUCED "VISIT THE WOODLANDS" BUDGET BY 33% AT THIS TIME.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO OUR HOSPITALITY UPDATE, WHAT AND HOW ARE THE PARTNERS DOING? WE HAVE SEVEN HOTELS THAT ARE OPEN RIGHT NOW.

I'M PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THE OCCUPANCY TONIGHT IS ABOUT 33%.

WITH AN AVERAGE BLENDED RATE OF $113.

SO WE STILL HAVE MONEY COMING IN, PEOPLE THAT ARE STAYING IN OUR HOTEL PROPERTIES.

RESTAURANTS, WE HAVE BEEN PROMOTING THE HECK OUT OF THEM.

WITH THE CURB SIDE PICKUP.

CHAIRMAN BUNCH MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT THE WOODLANDS MALL STARTING WITH THEIR RETAIL TO GO THIS FRIDAY.

WE ARE WORKING THAT DILIGENTLY.

WITH ALL THE OTHER RETAILERS AND ALL THE VILLAGE CENTERS WE ARE GOING TO PRESENT THEM WITH ONE FOCAL PLACE AT "VISIT THE WOODLANDS." NEXT UP.

THESE ARE SOME THINGS YOU WILL SEE.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE FRIENDS WITH US.

IF YOU ARE NOT.

BUT ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS TO BE FRIENDS WITH US.

[03:10:01]

ABOUT THE THINGS THAT "VISIT THE WOODLANDS" IS DOING.

THIS IS SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING OVER THE LAST MONTH.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THEN ALSO WE HAVE BEEN DOING THINGS FOR PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, BRINGING AWARENESS TO HOW IMPORTANT TOURISM IS.

AND HOW PEOPLE IN RECOGNITION THAT WE ARE A DESTINATION FOR VARIOUS THINGS.

SO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS THIS WAY.

OKAY.

NEXT.

SO BASICALLY WHAT ARE WE SEEING FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR? THEN I ALSO ASK CHAIRMAN RIESER TO WEIGH IN ON THIS AS WELL.

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS LESS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.

LESS NATIONAL TRAVEL AS WELL.

BUT OUR REGIONAL DRAW WE THINK IS GOING TO BE STRONG.

AND WE THINK THAT LATER IN THE SUMMER AND IN TO THE FALL, PERIOD OF TIME PEOPLE WILL WANT TO GET OUT.

WE HAVE THE FACILITIES.

WE HAVE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IS NATURE-BASED.

SO WE FEEL LIKE THAT IT IS GOING TO BE THAT LEISURE TRAVEL WILL BE STRONGER.

SMALL BUSINESS MEETINGS ONCE WE GET IN PHASE THREE.

BUT PHASE TWO AS MENTIONED EARLIER IS TRAVEL THAT CAN BE NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO BE RESUMED.

WE ARE HOPING THAT IT COULD BE MID-SUMMER, JULY/AUGUST.

WE WILL BE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE ADVERTISING AND MUCH OF THE P.R.

AT THAT PERIOD OF TIME.

NEXT.

FROM A MEETING PLANNER STANDPOINT.

MEETING PLANNERS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT Q4 OBVIOUSLY.

THAT IS IN PHASE THREE OF THE ROLLOUT.

WE ARE WORKING WITH ALL THE MEETING PLANNERS.

WE HAD A LOT OF THE CONVENTIONS ON THE BOOKS FOR 2021.

2022.

WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN WORKING.

WE ARE IN TOUCH WITH THEM.

WE ARE STILL TALKING, NOT SEEING CANCELLATION OF THOSE IN 2021-2022.

SO WE ARE STILL TRYING TO MAKE THOSE SALES.

MOST EVERYTHING THAT WAS CANCELED IN MARCH OR JUNE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL TIME FRAME.

ALSO AT THE SAME TIME, THE WOODLANDS MARRIOTT WAS GOING THROUGH A FULL WOULD BE, GOING THROUGH A FULL RENOVATION FLOOR BY FLOOR THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN A PERIOD OF FOUR-MONTH TIME FRAME.

THEY ARE GOING TO TRY TO REDUCE THAT AND GET IT DONE IN A MUCH QUICKER MANNER SO THEY ARE STILL ON FOR THE FULL RENOVATION OF THE MARRIOTT AND WE ARE REAL PLEASED TO HEAR THAT.

OKAY? NEXT SLIDE.

THEN WE HAVE KIND OF OUR OWN TYPE OF THE PHASES WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW.

PHASE I IS WE HAVE A BRAND NEW WEBSITE WE ARE WANTING TO LAUNCH.

BUT WE WANT TO DO IT WHEN WE ARE REALLY MORE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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

A TACTIC IN THAT NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL PLAN.

PHASE TWO IS TO RESUME ADVERTISING THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR.

THAT WE HAD DONE EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

WE HAD POSTPONED THAT AND PUSHED IT OUT TO THE SUMMER AND THE FALL.

AND THEN PHASE THREE WOULD CONTINUE TO DEVELOP SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE P.R.

MESSAGING TO SPEAK TO PEOPLE TRAVELING.

BUT CERTAINLY WITH CAUTION.

I BELIEVE THAT IS THE LAST OF MY SLIDES.

YEP.

I'D ASK THE CHAIRMAN RIESER, DR. SEKULA-GIBBS AND THE VICE CHAIRMAN JOHN ANTHONY BROWN IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DEFER TO THE OTHER TWO BOARD MEMBERS FIRST.

HEARING NO COMMENTS, ALL I'LL SAY IS WE ARE WORKING REALLY HARD RIGHT NOW.

EVEN UNDER UNPRECEDENTED CIRCUMSTANCES.

YOU REALLY THINK THE TEAM HAS DONE A GREAT JOB IN ADAPTING TO A TOTALLY NEW ENVIRONMENT.

TOTALLY NEW AND AN UNEXPECTED ENVIRONMENT.

I WILL ALSO SAY THAT WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THE "VISIT THE WOODLANDS" BUDGET.

WE ARE IN A GOOD PLACE TO BE ABLE TO, YOU KNOW, THROUGH THE BUDGET CUTS AND CHANGES IN THE WAY THAT WE WORK TO SURVIVE AS MUCH AS A 40% REDUCTION IN HOTEL TAX REVENUES WITHOUT HAVING TO EXHAUST OUR RESERVES.

SO, I'M JUST HOPING THAT AS WE START TO ROLL IN TO THE SUMMER MONTHS THAT THINGS WILL START TO PICK UP.

WE HAVE ALREADY COLLECTED THROUGH THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR, WE COLLECTED OVER 20% OF THE BUDGET REVENUES.

SO THE FIGURE OF THE REVENUE LOSS BETWEEN 30-40% IS KIND OF A WORST CASE SCENARIO FOR US GOING FORWARD.

ASSUMING, OF COURSE, THAT WE AREN'T SHUT DOWN AGAIN FOR ANY REASON THROUGHOUT THE END OF THE YEAR.

>> THEN I WOULD LIKE TO JUST ADD WELCOME ABOARD, DIRECTOR NELSON.

IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE "VISIT THE WOODLANDS," I'D BE HAPPY TO VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH YOU.

>> I'D LIKE TO COMPLIMENT THE "VISIT THE WOODLANDS" BOARD.

ESPECIALLY NICK WALDA AND HIS STAFF FOR DOING A HERCULEAN JOB OF MAKING IT LOOK LIKE IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT.

BUT I KNOW IT HAS BEEN CHALLENGING FOR EVERYBODY THERE.

BUT YOU HAVE SUCH SKILL.

AND EXPERTISE THAT YOU ARE LIKE WELL, THIS IS, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS SINCE 1917.

THIS IS ALL CHEESY AND PIECE OF CAKE, RIGHT? WE'LL JUST GET RID OF IT.

BUT THANK YOU, NICK.

THANK YOU SANNIA AND ELIZABETH AND ALL THE TEAM -- SONYA AND ELIZABETH AND ALL THE TEAM.

YOU ARE LEADING THE CHARGE, HERE.

AND ALSO YOU, CHAIRMAN RIESER.

BECAUSE THAT IS, YOU ARE RIGHT THERE IN SUPPORTING THEM.

AND UNDERSTANDING ALL OF THIS WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE.

I JUST TAKE MY HAT OFF TO ALL OF YOU AS AN OUTSTANDING TEAM.

THANK YOU FOR LEADING US.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, DR. GIBBS.

APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO WE NEED A MOTION FROM ALL THE ACCOLADES TO APPROVE AND RECEIVER AND ACCEPT THE REPORT.

>> I MOVE.

>> OKAY.

>> I SECOND.

>> OKAY.

GIVE DIRECTOR NELSON THE SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE?

>> EYE.

>> OPPOSED? WE HAVE ACCEPTED THE REPORT.

THANK YOU, NICK.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN RIESER.

NOW WE GO TO AGENDA ITEM 15.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE FINANCIAL REPORT.

MONIQUE IS GOING TO PRESENT.

I MISSED NUMBER 14.

I'M IN SUCH A HURRY.

I AM SORRY.

I MISSED NUMBER 14.

WE APPROVED 13.

14 IS RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE TRANSFER OF THE TROLLEY OPERATIONS FROM THE BRAZOS TRANSIT DISTRICT.

WE'LL HAVE JOHN POWERS PRESENT.

SORRY, MONIQUE.

>> YOU THANK YOU.

IN AUGUST OF 2008, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVED A BUDGET INITIATIVE REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF THE TROLLEY OPERATIONS OF THE BRAZOS TRANSIT DISTRICT TO THE TOWNSHIP.

THE BOARD AUTHORIZED PRESIDENT AND THE GENERAL MANAGER DON NORRELL TO PROCEED WITH IMPLEMENTING THE TRANSFER FROM BRAZOS AND BRAZOS INDICATED THEY WOULD DO SO.

HOWEVER IT REQUIRED THE F.D.A.

AND THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ASSOCIATION APPROVAL.

IT HAS TAKEN UNTIL MARCH 4 TO GET F.T.A.

REVIEW OF THAT.

THE DELAY WAS IN THE F.T.A.

UNDERSTANDING OF THE HISTORY OF THE GRANT FORCING THAT FUNDED THE SEVERAL PORTIONS OF BRAZOS'S ASSETS.

IT WASN'T THE TROLLEY OPERATION ITSELF.

THIS INCLUDES THE TWO PARK AND RIDES THAT BRAZOS OWNS THE PROPERTY FOR.

THE STERLING RIDGE PARK AND RIDE AND THE RESEARCH FOREST GOSLING PARK AND RIDE AND THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR THE TROLLEY IN THE WEST RIDGE.

WHICH IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SAWDUST PARK AND RIDE.

SAWDUST PARK AND RIDE IS ON THE PROPERTY OWNED BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND LEASED TO THE TOWNSHIP FOR THE PARK AND RIDE OPERATION.

THIS MARCH, BRAZOS TRANSIT DISTRICT REEVERED APPROVAL TO PROCEED WITH THE TRANSFER OF THE ASSETS TO THE TOWNSHIP.

IN 2019, THE BOARD APPROVED A RESOLUTION PART OF THE PROCESS THAT AUTHORIZED THE TRANSFER OF THE SIX TROLLIES, AS WELL AS THE PARCELS OF LAND WHICH IS ABOUT 50 ACRES.

AGAIN THE STERLING RIDGE PARK AND RIDE, THE GOSLING PARK AND RIDE AND THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY ON SAWDUST.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MARINA WHICH THE BRAZOS TRANSIT DISTRICT HAS THE BOAT HOUSE MARINA.

THEY LEASE THE LAND FROM THE WOODLANDS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY.

WHICH WAS PART OF THE CCSA TRANSFER SO THE TOWNSHIP WILL HAVE THAT LAND UNDERNEATH THE MARINA.

BUT BECAUSE THAT FACILITY WAS FUNDED WITH A DIFFERENT GRANT IT'S NOT ABLE TO BE TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY TO THE TOWNSHIP AT THIS TIME.

F.T.A.

INSTRUCTED BRAZOS TO DISPOSE OF THAT THROUGH THE FEDERAL DISPOSAL PROCESS AND B.T.D.

INDICATED A WILLINGNESS TO GO THROUGH THAT AND BE TRANSFERRED, TO THE TOWNSHIP AT A FUTURE DATE.

WE HAVE DONE SEVERAL ANALYSIS OF HOW THE TOWNSHIP COULD BEST OPERATE THE TROLLEY OPERATIONS.

IN YOUR EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, THE STAFF PUT TOGETHER SEVERAL SCENARIOS.

ONE IS A STATUS QUO AND TURNING AROUND TO CONTRACT WITH BRAZOS FOR THIS.

ANOTHER CONTRACTED SERVICE OR IN-HOUSE ASSUMPTION.

YOU KNOW, THE BENEFIT TO THE TOWNSHIP IS IT GIVES THE TOTAL CONTROL OF THE ADMINISTRATION, MAGMENT AND THE OPERATION OF THE TOWNSHIP TRANSIT SERVICES AND IT INCLUDES THE REAL PROPERTY.

AFTER LOOKING AT THE ANALYSIS, AND CONSIDERING THAT THE CARES ACT, THE CORONA RELIEF ACT, THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF, THERE IS $25 BILLION FOR THE TRANSIT-RELATED PROJECTS IN THE CARES RELIEF ACT.

THAT PROVIDES 100% FUNDING FOR THE CERTAIN PROJECTS.

THE TONGUESHIP WOULD BE ABLE TO USE 100% FEDERAL FUNDING FOR TROLLEY OPERATIONS IN THIS -- THE TOWNSHIP WOULD BE ABLE TO USE 100% FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TROLLEY OPERATIONS IN THIS TIME.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND AND HAVING THE TOTAL CONTROL AND THE ABILITY TO MANAGE AND ANALYZE, WE RECOMMEND IN THE SCENARIOS THAT YOU CONSIDER SCENARIO, TOTAL IN-HOUSE

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OPERATION.

AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL MANAGER TO DO THE NECESSARY THINGS TO TRANSFER THE PROPERTY TO THE TOWNSHIP.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SO YOU CUT OUT WHEN YOU MADE THE RECOMMENDATION.

MY GUESS BY YOUR VERBIAGE WAS YOU WERE RECOMMENDING SCENARIO TWO?

>> CORRECT.

>> OKAY.

I AM THE WOODLANDS/CONROE CHAIRMAN AND WE DID GET THE NOTIFICATION ON THE CARES ACT FUNDING TO OUR REGION.

WHICH WE SHARE FUNDING WITH THE CITY OF CONROE.

A FEDERAL SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT THAT WE WILL HAVE TO WORK THROUGH WITH THE CITY OF CONROE ON ALLOCATING THE FUNDS.

THIS HAS BEEN ON OUR AGENDA FOR ACTUALLY LIKE YOU SAID SINCE 2018.

TO TAKE OVER THE FACILITIES, THE LAND AND THE OPERATION.

SO I WOULD RECOMMEND SCENARIO TWO AS WELL.

AS WELL AS RECOMMENDED BY THE STAFF.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE DIRECTORS?

>> I HAD ONE QUESTION REGARDING THE F.T.E.S.

WE HAVE THE INCREASED MAN HOURS TO THE PROGRAM AND ADDITIONAL FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES.

DO WE KNOW HOW MANY THAT WOULD BE AND WHAT THE COST THAT WOULD BE?

>> WE DO.

IT'S ALL ROLLED UP IN THE COST TOTALLY BUT THERE ARE FOUR DRIVERS AND MECHANIC, TWO MECHANICS AND A PART-TIME PERSON.

IT WOULD BE REIMBURSED 100% THROUGH THE F.T.A.

AT THAT TIME.

>> IS THAT FULLY REFUNDED IN THIS TIME? WOULD IT CHANGE OR ONGOING?

>> THE ALLEGATION WILL CHANGE WHEN THE CARE RELEASE STIMULUS PACKAGE TERMINATES.

WE EXPECT IT TO BE THREE YEARS AND THEN AT THE REGULAR RATE, THE 80% OR 50% DEPENDING ON THE ACTIVITY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> REALLY, JOHN, THE OTHER THING IS THAT THESE RIDERSHIP NUMBERS BENEFIT THE PARK AND RIDE FORMULA WHEN WE GET THE FUNDS IN THE UZA.

I THINK WE ARE OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> WOULD IT BE FAIR TO SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, THE COST WE ARE TALKING ABOUT REALLY DON'T INCREASE PER SE.

IT'S JUST THAT WE ARE TAKING THEM IN-HOUSE RATHER THAN CONTRACTING?

>> THERE MAY BE NOMINAL STAFF COST THAT ARE ADDITIONAL.

>> PART OF THE RECOMMENDATION IS BASED ON THE SAME THEORY TAKING OVER THE STREETSCAPE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT BY BRINGING IT IN-HOUSE.

WE ANALYZE IT AND THEN WE RECOMMEND TO YOU THE BEST METHOD OF THE OPERATING THAT SAVES YOU THE MOST MONEY.

SO WE LEVERAGE THE PERIOD OF TIME WHERE WE ARE GETTING 100% ANYWAY AND IN THE FUTURE WE MAY LOOK AT A COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND THE PRICING DIFFERENT MODELS TO COME BACK TO SEE IF IT IS BETTER TO CONTINUE THE MODEL AT A REDUCED FUNDING LEVEL OR SOME OTHER SOURCE.

PART OF THAT IS TO CHAIRMAN BUNCH'S POINT IS THE RIDERSHIP NUMBERS THAT WE RECEIVE FROM THE TROLLEY COUPLED WITH THE EXPRESS HELPS THAT ALLEGATION THAT CHAIRMAN BUNCH WAS REFERRING TO IN THE UZA.

IT TAKES TWO YEARS FOR THE ACTUAL RIDERSHIP TO AFFECT THE ALLOCATION.

WE DO NEED A PERIOD OF TIME TO REALLY UNDERSTAND ALL OF THAT.

>> I UNDERSTAND, JOHN.

THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE IF WE WERE TO SHUT THE TROLLEY OPERATION DOWN COMPLETELY THERE WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE EXPRESS WE WOULD END UP HAVING TO MAKE UP.

SO WHEN WE START TALKING ABOUT THE NAKED COST OF TAKING OVER THE TROLLEY OPERATION, A LOT OF THOSE ARE OFFSET BY THE SAVINGS WE GET ON THE EXPRESS AS WELL.

>> YES, SIR.

>> CORRECT.

>> I MOVE TO ACCEPT THE SCENARIO TWO.

>> OKAY.

>> SO WE HAVE A MOTION.

WE HAVE A SECOND.

WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY.

I KNOW THAT DR. SNYDER YOU WERE TRYING TO TALK BUT YOU WERE MUTED.

>> I KNOW.

I APOLOGIZE.

I JUST, PART OF YOUR RATIONALE, MR. POWERS, IN OUR BOARD PACKET WAS HAVING THE AUTHORITY.

IF WE IN SCENARIO TWO DID TAKE THIS OVER WOULD YOU SPEAK TO THAT? PLEASE.

>> WE BELIEVE LARGE ADVANTAGE IS HAVING TOTAL CONTROL AND AUTHORITY OVER THE TROLLEY OPERATION AS OPPOSED TO ANOTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.

BRAZOS IS A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE YOU HAVE AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH.

THIS TAKES THE TROLLEY AND THE SERVICES IN TO YOUR HANDS DIRECTLY.

>> TO MAKE A FINER POINT ON THIS.

LAST YEAR, WE STRUGGLED TO GET BRAZOS TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF THE DRIVERS FOR US.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A WHILE.

THIS IS REALLY A GOOD OUTCOME FOR THE TOWNSHIP.

WE ARE TAKING OVER A BUNCH MORE LAND.

WE ARE TAKING OVER THE ASSETS.

WE HAVE CONTROL OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN THE ENTIRETY NOW.

IT CERTAINLY, I THINK IT'S A GREAT -- ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT WILL CARRY.

AGENDA ITEM 15.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE FINANCIAL REPORT.

MONIQUE?

>> THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 2020.

I'LL START ON PAGE 70.

THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES.

REVENUE FOR THE BUDGET BASIS THAT WAS $59.6 MILLION.

THE ACT RATE YEAR TO DATE ARE $61.1 MILLION.

RESULTING IN A FAVORABLE VARIANCE OF THE $484,000.

THE FAVORABLE VARIANCE IS MADE UP OF FAVORABLE VARIANCE IN THE SALES TAX REVENUE.

OF $850,000.

WE HAVE ABOUT $100,000 FAVORABLE VARIANCE IN PROPERTY TAX REVENUE.

THEN THOSE FAVORABLE VARIANCES ARE OFFSET, PARTIALLY OFFSET BY AN UNFAVORABLE VARIANCE IN THE INTEREST INCOME.

OF $347,000.

INTEREST RATES DID TANK IN MARCH FROM WHERE THEY WERE STARTING FOR PART OF THIS.

PART OF THIS IS A TIMING DIFFERENCE.

PART OF IT IS A DROP IN THE INTEREST RATES THAT WE SAW.

>> THEN WE ALSO THEN DID HAVE FROM THE AGREEMENTS THAT THE BOARD NEGOTIATED AND EXECUTED AT THE END OF 2019 RELATED TO THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY SERVICES AGREEMENT.

THERE WAS A STREETSCAPE MAINTENANCE COMPONENT.

THEN ALSO A D.S.C.

COMPONENT.

WE DID RECEIVER THAT REVENUE IN DURING THE FIRST QUARTER.

SO THAT THE OTHER INCOME NUMBER THAT YOU SEE THERE IS REFLECTING THAT.

IN TERMS OF OUR OPERATING EXPENSES -- SORRY ABOUT THAT.

WE HAD EXPENDITURE YEAR TO DATE BUDGET TOTALING $23.3 MILLION COMPARED TO THE ACTUAL EXPEND SURE OF $24.9 MILLION.

WE HAVE $2.9 FAVORABLE EXPENDSTURE VARIANCE.

THE MAJOR COMPONENT OF THE VARIANCE SINCE WE ARE ONLY IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR THEY ARE MAINLY TIMING DIFFERENCES AT THIS POINT.

FIRE AND RECREATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND MAJOR CONTRACTS LIKE THE STREETSCAPE AND THE STREET LIGHTING.

NOW IF YOU WILL GO -- > MONIQUE?

>> BRUCE, I THINK YOU WERE TRYING TO TALK? BUT YOU GOT MUTED.

OR DID HE FREEZE? BRUCE, YOU GOT MUTED SOMEHOW.

>> NO, I WAS SAYING THAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BE SEEING YOUR SCREEN? I'M NOT.

>> NO.

IT'S IN OUR BOARD PACKETS.

>> OKAY.

>> IT PROBABLY WOULD BE BETTER TO PUT UP ON THE SCREEN IF WE COULD.

>> YEP.

>> I THINK WILLIAM WILL TRY TO -- HE DOESN'T HAVE THE SLIDES.

WE'LL JUST HAVE TO RELY ON THE BOARD PACKETS.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

>> OKAY.

>> NEXT TIME -- >> IT'S A WHOLE NEW WORLD.

WE ARE LEARNING EVERY WEEK.

>> I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.

BECAUSE THE MEETING TONIGHT HAS BEEN AS UNSTABLE AS ANY WE HAVE HAD.

A LOT OF AUDIO DROPOUT.

>> OKAY.

NEXT TIME WE'LL GET THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS UP ON THE SCREEN.

SO I'M GOING TO MOVE TO THE SALES TAX REPORT WHICH PAGE 78 IN YOUR PACKAGES.

SO THIS IS THE SALES TAX REPORT FOR MARCH.

THEN I WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE SALES TAX REPORT FOR APRIL.

SALES TAX IS REPORTED ON A TWO-MONTH LAG SO WE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT THE JANUARY ACTIVITY.

SO ANY IMPACTS THAT WE MAY ULTIMATELY SEE FROM THE COVID-19 SITUATION ARE NOT GOING TO BE SHOWN HERE.

>> GREAT.

WILLIAM GOT IT.

>> THANK YOU!

>> THANK YOU, WILLIAM.

>> SO ON THE MARCH REPORT, YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT WE THROUGH MARCH WE WERE $14.8 MILLION COLLECTED WHICH REPRESENTED $1.1 MILLION OR 8.5% INCREASE OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019.

WE ARE ABOUT $849,000 OR 6.IS% AHEAD OF THE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR.

FOR APRIL THE NUMBERS WERE ALSO POSITIVE.

WE DON'T HAVE THE APRIL REPORT BUT I'LL SPEAK TO IT.

APRIL WAS $18.4 MILLION COLLECTED.

THAT REPRESENTED 36% OF THE TOTAL COLLECTIONS AND THE PERCENTAGES REMAINED BASICALLY THE SAME THAT YOU ARE SEEING HERE FOR MARCH.

POINTING THAT OUT BECAUSE IT MEANS WE AT LEAST HAVE A GOOD HEAD START, IF YOU WILL, OR A GOOD CUSHION HEADING IN TO WHAT WILL BE LIKELY DECLINES IN THE NEXT REPORT THAT WE SEE.

BUT FOR RIGHT NOW THIS IS WHERE WE ARE WITH THE SALES TAX.

NEXT PAGE IS THE HOTEL REPORT.

THIS IS A ONE-MONTH LAG SO THIS IS FEBRUARY ACTIVITY HERE.

AGAIN, THIS WILL BE A LITTLE BIT BEFORE, BEFORE THE COVID-19 IMPACTS WE MAY SEE.

BUT THROUGH THE MARCH REPORT.

WE ARE AT $2 MILLION COLLECTED.

WHICH IS JUST SLIGHTLY OFF, JUST REALLY ABOUT FLAT FROM WHERE WE WERE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

WE ARE ABOUT $140,000 OR 6.7% BELOW BUDGET.

THEN FINALLY I WANT TO POINT THIS OUT.

THE PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION, IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM LEFT.

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YOU CAN SEE THAT WE ARE 98% COLLECTED ALREADY.

SO THAT IS BECAUSE PROPERTY TAXES AS YOU ALL KNOW ARE DUE JANUARY 31.

SO THAT WE RECEIVER MOST OF THE TAX MONEY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

SO AT LEAST FOR THIS YEAR, FOR THE COVID, WE ARE NOT EXPECTING ANY IMPACTS ON THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE.

I WANTED TO CLOSE BY SAYING SIMILAR TO WHAT THE "VISIT THE WOODLANDS" IS DOING AND LOOKING AT THEIR BUDGET, THE TOWNSHIP BOARD ESTABLISHED A BUDGET TASK FORCE.

SEVERAL MEETINGS AGO.

THAT TASK FORCE WHICH IS LED BY THE CHAIRMAN RIESER ON THE BUDGET TASK FORCE MET ONCE.

SO WE ARE SCHEDULING A MEETING FOR NEXT WEEK.

THEY ARE STARTING TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, PRIMARILY RELATED AROUND A SALES TAX DROP.

LOOKING AT THE SCENARIOS ANYWHERE FROM 10% TO A 50% DROP.

THOSE REVENUES AND WHAT TYPES OF THE STEPS WOULD BE TAKEN WITH THE COMBINATION OF REDUCTION IN THE OPERATING EXPENDITURES, DEFERRAL OF CAPITAL AND UTILIZATION OF THE RESERVES TO SEE HOW WE WOULD ADDRESS A FINANCIAL SHORTFALL.

THOSE, ONCE THE TASK FORCE MAKES THE FINAL DECISIONS ON THAT, THAT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT A MAY 21 BOARD MEETING.

I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> DID YOU EVER GET THAT BUDGET TOOL OR THAT, WHAT WAS IT CREDIT CARD UTILIZATION TOOL YOU WERE LOOKING INTO?

>> JUST TODAY I GOT MY PASSWORD FOR IT.

TOMORROW I SHOULD HAVE THE ACCESS TO IT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

NEXT WEEK I'LL ASK YOU IF YOU GOT ANY -- >> I'M LOOKING FORWARD -- >> TO FILL IN THE BOARD, THERE WAS A SERVICE TO PROVIDE U CREDIT CARD ACTIVITY WITH A TWO-DAY LAG TO HELP US SEE WITHIN THE TWO-MONTH WINDOW, BECAUSE WITH THE SALES TAX

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LAGGING TWO MONTHS WE ARE IN THE DARK ON WHAT TO START EXPECTING AS FAR AS REDUCTIONS AND THE CONSUMPTION.

THE TOOL MIGHT HELP US GET MORE INSIGHT.

AWESOME.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MONIQUE?

>> IF THERE ARE NONE DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY ABSTENTIONS OR OPPOSITION? THANK YOU, MONIQUE.

THAT PAINTS A PRETTY AWESOME PICTURE PRE-COVID BUT IT DOES GIVE US A LITTLE CUSHION.

SO CAN'T WAIT TO SEE -- WELL, I DON'T REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE AFTER A FULL MONTH OF EVERYBODY IN THEIR HOUSES.

WE DON'T HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TONIGHT SO THAT PUTS US TO AGENDA ITEM 17.

WHICH IS ACTUALLY RECEIVE -- AGENDA ITEM 18.

ITEMS FOR THE NEXT BOARD'S MEETING.

IF THERE ARE ANY THAT YOU THINK OF, YOU CAN E-MAIL THE STAFF.

BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

OKAY.

NO BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I'LL SAY WELCOME ABOARD, DIRECTOR NELSON AGAIN.

THIS IS A UNIQUE WAY TO START OFF YOUR SERVICE ON THE TOWNSHIP BOARD SOCIALLY ISOLATED.

BUT LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU BETTER.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS I'M SURE ANY OF US WOULD BE HAPPY TO HELP FILL IN BLANKS FOR YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT.

MOTION TO ADJOURN.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND.

DO YOU? ALL IN FAVOR, ADJOURNMENT, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> NO ONE IS OPPOSED TO THAT, WE ARE ADJOURNED.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.



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