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[1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER]

[00:01:08]

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS MEETING.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE ROLL.

WHICH I KNOW I'M HERE.

AND WHO DID YOU SAY WAS WITH US AGAIN, CONNER? WAS IT SETH.

>> YES, I'M HERE.

>> AND DO WE HAVE COMMISSIONER METZ OR DO WE HAVE AN ALTERNATE FOR THE COUNTY? ALL RIGHT.

WELL, HOW ABOUT FOR THE SMALL CITIES? OKAY.

DO WE NOT HAVE A QUORUM THEN? WE HAVE TO HAVE AT LEAST THREE OF THE FOUR CATEGORIES, DO WE NOT?

>> WE RECEIVED WORD FROM MAYOR RICH WHEELER THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE JOINING US.

SO MAYBE THERE IS A TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY.

>> WE CAN WAIT.

WHILE WE'RE WAITING, WE CAN HAVE FUN WITH MY VIDEO.

I'M UPSIDE DOWN.

THAT IS WHY I'M NOT SHOWING MYSELF.

I'M GOING TO TEXT MAYOR WHEELER AND SEE IF I CAN TRACE DOWN ANY DIFFICULTIES HE MIGHT HAVE.

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I DID NOT GET A RESPONSE FROM THE MAYOR'S RESPONSE.

>> I RECENT THE INVITE TO MAYOR WHEELER AND COMMISSIONER METZ.

>> OKAY.

HI, EVERYONE.

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH MAYOR WHEELER AND HE IS TRYING TO GET ON RIGHT NOW.

HE'LL COME ON AS RUTH ANN AND YOU CAN CHANGE HIS NAME AS WELL.

RICH, YOU MAKE UP OUR QUORUM.

THANK YOU FOR GETTING ON.

>> I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING THE MEETING ID.

BUT I MADE IT.

THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE TOTALLY FINE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE HAVE A QUORUM NOW.

WE CAN MOVE ON TO OUR AGENDA.

AND WE HAVE IN OUR PACKETS, IT LOOKS LIKE STARTING ON WELL, WHERE IS MY AGENDA HERE?

>> I DON'T REALLY THE SAME KIND OF LAYOUT AS I NORMALLY HAVE HERE.

BUT LET'S SEE.

WAS THERE AN AGENDA OUTLINE? OKAY.

AGENDA ITEM TWO LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE APPROVING PRIOR MEETING MINUTES.

ACTUALLY, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT.

ALL RIGHT.

HELP ME OUT RUTH ANNE, I DON'T HAVE A GOOD OUTLINE HERE.

IT'S ALL JUMBLED INTO 63 PAGES.

[2. PUBLIC COMMENT]

>> WE WOULD START WITH AGENDA ITEM, PUBLIC COMMENT.

SO I'M GOING TO WILL, I KNOW THERE IS A NEW SYSTEM THAT I'M FAMILIAR WITH, WITH THE

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CALL IN NUMBERS.

SO DO WE HAVE ANYONE ON ANY OF THE LINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> HOLD ON A SECOND.

>> WE'VE GOT THREE CALLERS.

WE'LL OPEN UP THE FIRST ONE.

CALLER 0693.

0693.

OKAY.

I'LL MOVE ON TO THE SECOND ONE.

CALLER ENDING IN 3538.

MOVE ON TO THE LAST ONE, THEN.

CALLER 6945.

CALLER 6945, WE CAN HEAR YOU IN THE BACKGROUND.

WE HAVE THREE CALLERS THAT ARE NON RESPONSIVE.

>> VOYERISM AT ITS BEST.

>> TWO OF THEM ARE TWO OF MY STAFF MEMBERS, SO NOT TOO WEIRD.

>> NO WORRIES.

WE'VE GIVEN EACH PERSON ON THE COMMENT LINE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

[3. ACTION ITEM – Approval of Meeting Summary from September 9, 2019]

ACTION TO APPROVE OUR MEETING MINUTES FROM SEPTEMBER 2019.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> MOTION.

>> AND SECOND.

>> AND ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING PRIOR MEETING MINUTES SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MY ABSENTIONS? THAT IS YOU.

ITEM 4, APPROVE RESOLUTION SUPPORT OF AWARDING FY 18, 29, AND 20.

[4. ACTION ITEM – Consider and approve Resolution in support of awarding FY18, FY19, & FY20 Section 5310 Program, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Funds]

>> THANKS, CHAIRMAN.

ON BEHALF OF CONROE, I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND ASK SUSAN MCCLAY WITH THE GOODMAN CORPORATION TO PRESENT OUR RECOMMENDATION, PLEASE.

>> GOOD MORNING.

SUSAN MCCLAY FROM THE GOODMAN CORPORATION.

IN MARCH, WE ADVERTISED FOR A CALL FOR PROJECTS.

AND WE HELD VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAMS, THE NEEDS FOR SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF THE 5310 PROGRAM AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

WE DID SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THIS YEAR AND THAT WE HAD ASKED POTENTIAL APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT A NOTICE OF INTEREST, IF THEY WANTED TO APPLY TO HELP THEM COMPLETE THE APPLICATION CORRECTLY, AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR, WHAT THEY WERE COMMITTING TO DO IF THEY WERE TO RECEIVE THE FEDERAL FUNDS.

AND I THINK THAT THAT WORKED.

WE HAD ONE GROUP APPROACH US THAT DID SUBMIT A NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST, BUT AFTER TALKING WITH HER ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE REQUIRED AS A RECIPIENT OF FEDERAL FUNDS, SHE DID NOT SUBMIT ON THE BEHALF OF HER PROGRAM, WHICH WAS BRIDGELAND, I BELIEVE IS THE NAME OF BRIDGE FARMS. WE DID RECEIVE AN APPLICATION FROM MEALS ON WHEELS MONTGOMERY COUNTY, SENIOR RIDES.

THE FUNDS THAT WE HAD AVAILABLE TO PROGRAM WERE FOR FY 18, 19 AND 20.

THEY SUBMITTED FOR 380,000, WHICH LEFT A BALANCE OF ABOUT 135,000, WHICH WE ARE NOT GOING TO PROGRAM AT THIS TIME.

AND IT IS FOR PURCHASE OF SERVICE AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE, LIKE IT HAS BEEN IN PRIOR YEARS.

THE APPLICATION WAS REVIEWED AND SCORED BY THE CITY OF CONROE.

THEY RECOMMENDED AWARDING THE FUNDS TO MEALS ON WHEELS MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND WE ARE BRINGING THAT RECOMMENDATION TO YOU TO HAVE YOU CONSIDER A RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR

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THAT RECOMMENDATION.

>> ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? IF WE HAVE NO QUESTIONS, DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE?

>> MOTION.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

CONGRATULATIONS.

MEALS ON WHEELS, A LITTLE EXTRA FUNDING.

>> THAT WILL MAKE THEM HAPPY.

THANK YOU.

>> THEY DO A GREAT JOB.

ALL RIGHT.

[5. ACTION ITEM – Consider and approve the FY2020 Conroe-The Woodlands UZA FTA Urbanized Area Formula Sub-Apportionments for Sections 5307 and 5339 Programs]

AGENDA ITEM 5 IS GOING TO BE CONSIDER AND APPROVE FISCAL YEAR 2020 CONROE WOODLANDS UZAFTA URBANIZED AREA FORMULA.

PAGE 44.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I AM GOING TO ASK ROB MCHANY TO PLEASE PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THIS AGENDA ITEM.

>> THIS IS 5307 AND FISCAL YEAR APPROPRIATIONS.

THIS APPROPRIATIONS COMES OUT ANNUALLY.

THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY 20 WAS 3.367 TO THE UZA.

THAT IS ABOUT $60,000 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

WE SEE A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPTICK EVERY YEAR, GIVEN THE PERFORMANCE AND ET CETERA.

OF THIS, THE APPROPRIATIONS, THE SPLIT THAT WE HAVE USED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS NOW 17.5 PERCENT FOR CONROE AND 82.5 PERCENT FOR WOODLANDS IS BASED OFF POPULATION, POPULATION DENSITY AND PERFORMANCE FACTORS.

THIS GOES INTO A SPREADSHEET.

ALL STAFF ON BOTH THE CONROE TEAMS HAVE SEEN THIS SPREADSHEET.

HAVE DEVELOPED THIS AND IT'S PRETTY FORMULAIC.

THE SAME WITH THE 5339.

THE SPLIT IS CONROE 15.4 PERCENT AND WOODLANDS 80.6.

THE DIFFERENCE IF THAT QUESTION WERE TO COME UP, IN 53.89, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PERFORMANCE FACTORS NOT USED IN 5307.

THIS LETTER IS SPLIT LETTER THAT WOULD BE SIGNED AND SENT TO FTA, FTA TO THEN SPLIT THIS ALLOCATION AND THEN ALLOW FOR BOTH ENTITIES TO PROGRAM THEIR GRANTS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SO THIS IS ESSENTIALLY OUR FORMULA THAT WE'VE ALREADY AGREED TO.

WE NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SPLIT LETTER AS PRESENTED.

>> MOTION.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I HEARD A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

IT WILL TAKE US TO AGENDA ITEM 6.

[6. ACTION ITEM– Advise and provide recommendation on FY2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) FTA Urbanized Area Formula Program Sub-Apportionments]

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF, ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT, CARES ACT.

5307 FUNDING FORMULA.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

THIS IS RUTH ANNE WITH THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

TO GIVE BACKGROUND ON THE CARES ACT, IT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS AND SIGNED INTO LAW ON MARCH 27TH.

THE BILL ALLOCATES 25 BILLION FOR TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS.

AND THE PURPOSE IS TO PREVENT, PREPARE FOR AND RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS.

THESE FUNDS ARE PROVIDED OVER AND ABOVE THE ANNUAL AND REGULARLY ANTICIPATED FEDERAL FORMULA ENFORCEMENTS, WHICH WE JUST APPROVED AND THESE FUNDS ARE APPROPRIATED THROUGH THE 5307 PROGRAM AND THE SAME RATIO AS THEY WERE PROVIDED IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 APPORTIONMENTS.

RESULTED IN CONROE WOODLANDS UZA RECEIVING $9.5 MILLION.

PER THE INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CONROE AND WOODLANDS, THIS ALLOWS FOR A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT FOR DETERMINING HOW THESE FUNDS ARE GOING TO BE ALLOCATED.

AND SO WE WILL HAVE A SEPARATE SPLIT LETTER SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CARES ACT FUNDS.

AFTER THIS LETTER IS DECIDED UPON, AND APPROVED BY OUR BOARDS, WE WILL THEN SUBMIT IT TO THE FTA SO THAT WE CAN RECEIVE AND DISPERSE THE GRANT FUNDS.

PER 9030.1E, CERTAIN GUIDANCE WITH ALLOCATIONS, WITH RELATIONSHIP AMONGST THE DIFFERENT RECIPIENTS.

REQUIREMENTS ARE FAIRLY BROAD AND INTENDED TO FOSTER CONSENSUS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

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THE MAIN CONCERN OF THE FTA IS THAT THE FUNDING ALLOCATIONS SPLIT ARE FAIR AND EQUITABLE.

WITH THIS IN MIND, THE PROPOSED SCENARIO AGREED UPON BETWEEN THE CITY OF CONROE AND THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP USES FY 2020 ADOPTED BUDGETS FOR THE RESPECTIVE AGENCIES.

THE GOODMAN CORPORATION DID A REVIEW OF THE BUDGET ORGANIZATION, WHICH SHOWED 7.8 MILLION IN EXPENDITURES FOR THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP.

AND A BUDGET OF 2.4 FOR CONROE FOR FY 2020.

BASED UPON THIS, USING AN EQUIVALENT PERCENTAGE BREAKDOWN, RESULTS IN THE CONROE RECEIVING 2.06 MILLION, APPROXIMATELY 2.6 MILLION, 2.06 MILLION OR 22 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS.

AND THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP RECEIVING APPROXIMATELY 7.8 MILLION, 7.48 MILLION OR 78 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS.

SO THE STAFF REQUESTS THAT THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE ADVISE ON THIS, APPROVE THE SPLIT, AFTER WHICH WE WILL TAKE THIS TO OUR RESPECTIVE BOARDS FOR APPROVAL AND THEN COORDINATE A RESPONSE TO THE FTA.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SO DO WE WANT TO HAVE DISCUSSION ON THIS I KNOW I'M SUPPORTIVE OF ADJUSTING THE SPLIT TO MATCH THE BUDGET THAT IS ADOPTED THAT PROVIDES MORE MONEY TO CONROE THAN OUR EXISTING SPLIT.

I THINK THAT IS A FAIR WAY TO VIEW IT BASED ON ACTUAL OPERATIONS, IT GIVES US EACH PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THESE UNIQUE FUNDS.

SETH, YOU'RE THE COUNTER PARTY ON THIS FOR CONROE.

>> I WAS BRIEFED ON THIS A LITTLE EARLIER.

I AM IN AGREEMENT WITH THE SPLIT PLAN AS IT IS.

>> OUR ACTION WILL BE FOR SETH AND I, SETH TO TAKE IT TO CITY COUNCIL, FOR ME TO TAKE IT TO OUR BOARD FOR APPROVAL FROM OUR ENTITIES.

THERE IS NO ACTION TO TAKE ON THE AGENDA ITEM, IS THAT CORRECT?

>> OTHER THAN PRELIMINARY APPROVAL FOR US TO TAKE IT TO OUR BOARDS.

>> OKAY.

WE WILL GO FOR A MOTION TO PRELIMINARILY APPROVE PENDING BOARD AND COUNCIL AFFIRMATION.

I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION.

>> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AND THAT SHOULD CONCLUDE THE MAJORITY OF WHAT WE HAD FOR TODAY.

DO YOU HAVE THE OTHER, YOU WANT TO PULL BACK THE AGENDA? BECAUSE I'M OUT OF STUFF ON MY 63 PAGES.

OKAY.

[7. INFORMATIONAL ITEM– Vacancy of Alternate Representative position for The Woodlands Township due to retirement of Don Norrell]

VACANCY ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, GIVEN THAT DON NORRELL IS RETIRING AT THE END OF JUNE, CAN'T THANK DON ENOUGH FOR HIS SERVICE ON THIS BOARD AND MANY OTHER COMMITTEES.

AS WELL AS RUNNING OUR COMMUNITY FOR THE LAST 14.5 YEARS.

I THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO DO THIS AT THE BOARD LEVEL, DON OR IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO DO HERE?

>> I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE GO AHEAD AND DO THIS AT THE BOARD LEVEL.

AND THEN THE BOARD WE CAN NOTIFY THE UZA OF WHO THE ALTERNATE WILL BE FOR THE TOWNSHIP PRIOR TO THE NOVEMBER MEETING.

>> YEAH.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER UZA MEETING JUST TO FORMALIZE AND APPROVE THE FINAL SPLIT LETTER THAT GOES OUT.

SO WE CAN PROBABLY TAKE THERE AT THE SAME BOARD MEETING.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, WE DO KNOW DON IS RETIRING.

WE WILL MISS HIM AND WHEN WE TAKE UP THE SPLIT LETTER, ASK THE BOARD TO ASSIGN A REPLACEMENT ALTERNATE.

OKAY.

SO ARE WE GOING TO HAVE D WE HAVE TO HAVE A MEETING ONCE THE COUNCIL AND BOARD APPROVES THE SPLIT LEVEL OR IS THAT CONDITIONAL APPROVAL THAT WE JUST GAVE ENOUGH?

>> CONDITIONAL APPROVAL IS ENOUGH.

THAT GIVES OUR BOARDS THE CONFIRMATION THAT THE COMMITTEE HAS APPROVED IT.

SO THAT SUPPORTS IT FROM THIS COMMITTEE.

>> FAIR ENOUGH.

>> ON THAT BASIS, PAUL AND I CAN SIGN THE LETTER THEN.

>> ALL RIGHT.

RUTH ANN, ANYTHING ELSE WE NEED TO ADDRESS?

>> NO, SIR.

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>> ALL RIGHT.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

>> MOTION.

>> ALL IN FAVOR OF ADJOURNMENT SAY AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

APPRECIATE EVERYBODY.

SEE YOU GUYS NEXT TIME.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.