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>>ALRIGHT I BELIEVE WE ARE READY TO START.

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KAREN.

AND LOOKS LIKE WE ARE ON.

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

AND WE ARE GOING TO START OFF WITH AN INVOCATION.

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

TONIGHTS INVOCATION WILL BE PROVIDED BY FATHER TOM RAFFERTY.

FATHER TOM IS A NATIVE OF HOUSTON.

GROWNING UP IN THE HEIGHTS AREA.

AND A PRIEST TO THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON HOUSTON FOR 38 YEARS AND HAVE SERVED AS A PASTOR OF ST. ANTHONYS CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE PAST 13 YEARS.

FATHER RAFFERTY PLEASE LEAD US IN AN INVOCATION.

>>YES THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

LET US PLACE OUR SELF IN GODS PRESENCE.

ALMIGHTY GOD YOU ARE THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

FOLLOWING IN YOUR WAY WE RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH THAT YOU PROCLAIM.

THAT ALL HUMAN LIFE IS WORTHY OF LOVE AND RESPECT.

HELP US TO EMBRACE OUR OWN BLESSINGS.

AND GIVE US YOUR AID IN SPREADING YOUR BLESSINGS THROUGH OUR GIFTS AND TALENTS.

HELP US TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE PEOPLE OF WOODLANDS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

BLESS THIS MEETING.

GIVE US WISDOM, INSIGHT, AND COURAGE.

WE AS ALL THESE THINGS IN YOUR NAME.

AMEN.

>> THANK YOU FATHER TOM.

APPRECIATE YOU HELPING US OUT TONIGHT.

>> YOUR WELCOME, THANK YOU.

>> I WILL NOW DO THE PLEDGES TO OUR FLAGS.

>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS.

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

NOW THE TEXAS PLEDGE.

HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEE TEXAS.

ONE STATE, UNDER GOD.

OK.

I DECLEARE UNDER STATE LAW THAT THIS MEETING WAS POSTED IN ACCORDENCE WITH STATE LAW

[2. Call meeting to order;]

NOTICE OF THE MEETING WAS POSTED IN ADVANCED.

72 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

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

POSTING OCCURED INSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP AT THIS OFFICE

[4. Public comment;* ]

BUILDING.

IN ADDITION, ACTUALLY AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE BUILDING.

IN ADDITION THE MEETING AS POSTED ONLINE AS BEING HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN

[5. Receive, consider and act upon a recognition of state-wide achievements by The Woodlands High School Choir;]

ACCORDANCE WITH BY TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS CERTAIN

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REQUIREMENTS OF THE OPENS MEETING ACT.

TO HELP REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19.

>>> AT THIS POINT WE ARE 25%.

THE CURRENT ISSUE IS WE HAVE ADDITIONAL GUARDS ON STAFF TO HANDLE SANITATION AND WE ARE VERY MUCH INTO BEING TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

YOU WILL BE REVIEWING YOUR STRUCTURE AND THAT WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING HANDLED LATER ON IN THE AGENDA.

IN ONE OF THE ITEMS WE ARE WORKING ON WHICH IS THE DIRECTION FROM THE BOARD WAS THE NOTION THAT WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE THE EXPECTATIONS OF LIMITED ACCESS.

AND THAT THERE IS NO PRIVILEGE.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS IF WE GET THERE AND WE ARE AT 97 WE ARE NOT DIFFERENTIATED BETWEEN A PASS HOLDER FOR THE PEOPLE AND SO ON.

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IT IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

>> NEXT SLIDE.

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

CONTENT GUARD TRAINING IS A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT RIGHT NOW.

OVERALL THE GUARDS TAKE ABOUT 30 TO 34 HOURS OF TRAINING.

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

MOST IS BOUNCED BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM AND IN WATER EXERCISES.

FOURTEEN OF THOSE HOURS ARE CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACT SPIRIT AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE, THAT IS 15 DIFFERENT SKILLS THAT THE LIFEGUARD HAS TO DO TO BE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY.

NOT ONLY DO THEY DEMONSTRATE THE SKILL BUT THEY ARE TESTED AND RIGHT NOW RED CROSS IS SAYING THAT WITHIN LIMITS, WITHIN SOCIAL DISTANCING THE CROSSTRAINING CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

YOU CAN'T DO THAT EXERCISE WITHOUT MAINTAINING 6 FEET.

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T IT.

>> ONE OTHER CHALLENGE IS THE TRAINERS FOR THE GUARDS.

FOR THE FIRST LINE SUPERVISORS.

WE DO THE BULK AND BY THIS TIME, WE HAVE DONE THE BULK OF THE TRAINING FOR THE YEAR AND WE HAVE A VERY SMALL CLASS.

WE CAN DO MORE TRAINING AND THAT WOULD CHALLENGE THE NOTION AND ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING.

AND ONCE WE GET THROUGH THIS ELECTRICAL ISSUE WE WILL PROVIDE NOTICE AND OPEN AT REGULARLY SCHEDULED.

WE ARE ALSO WORKING THROUGH THE PRESERVATION PROCESS AND WAITING FOR ADDITIONAL DIRECTION FROM THE GOVERNOR ON THAT MATTER.

WE DO HAVE FIELD PERMITS ON JUNE 15.

WE HAD A MEETING THIS WEEK ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE OPERATING.

AND IN A FEW DAYS WE CAN FIGURE THAT OUT AND WORK TO UNDERSTAND TO GET MORE DIRECTION FROM THE STATE.

AS YOU ARE AWARE THEY ARE MODIFIED ON AN EVERY DAY OR EVERY OTHER DAY BASIS AND WE

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ARE NOT READY TO PROVIDE DIRECTION ON THAT MATTER RIGHT NOW.

NEXT LINE PLEASE.

>>> IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS POINT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO RESPOND.

ANY QUESTIONS.

>> I JUST HAVE ONE.

THIS IS A TEST.

DURING THE FIREWORKS MANY PEOPLE DO YOU THINK, IS THERE A COUPLE OF AREAS AND HOW MANY PEOPLE COULD ATTEND.

>> WE ARE THINKING 15,000.

WE ESTIMATED 15,000 PROPER PARKING SPOTS.

SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT, FOUR PEOPLE.

CAR, SOME PEOPLE HAVE FIVE, SOME WILL FILL THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK, YOU WILL GET THOSE NUMBERS UP THERE WHEN WE HAVE THE 100,000 NUMBER THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WHAT I CALL INFORMAL -- INFORMAL PARKING SPOTS WHERE PEOPLE WILL PARK WHERE THEY WANT FOR THE SHOW.

WE ARE NOT READY TO ANNOUNCE LOCATION BUT WE WILL GET FURTHER AND SOLIDIFIED.

WE ARE CONFIDENT THIS IS A GOOD SHOW AND WE LOOKED AT THE ANGLES AND THE SIDELINE VIEWS.

WORKING WITH THE CONTRACTOR HAS BEEN GREAT.

>> THANK YOU SIR.

>>> I HAVE A QUESTION.

>> DR. NOONS, I'M SURE YOU LOOKED AT THE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON TRAFFIC IN THE AREA AND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS WHICH I AM SURE, I DON'T HAVE A BIG ISSUE WITH BUT HAVE YOU TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THE IMPACT THAT MAY HAVE.

>> YES, WE ARE, MY COUNTERPOINT AND THE NEXT OFFICE MARIAN, THE DIRECTOR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAFFIC, WE HAVE HAD SOME INITIAL MEETINGS WITH HER AS WELL AS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THEY HAVE LISTED THE FIRE MARSHAL OF HOMELAND SECURITY AT THE TALKING LEVEL RIGHT NOW ON HOW WE MANAGED THE PARKING AND HOW WE MANAGE THE BLOWOUT.

SO AT THE END OF THE FIREWORKS SHOW WHEN EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND EVERYONE WANTS TO GO HOME, HOW DO WE DO THAT IN A SAFE MANNER.

THOSE PLANS ARE -- THEY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TOO.

>>> ARE RIGHT, I JUST HAVE ONE CLARIFICATION.

IS IT FAIR TO SUMMARIZE THE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE BOARD WOULD BE IMPROVED -- APPROVING THE BALANCE OF THE AMENITIES THAT WILL BE REOPENED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE GENERAL MANAGER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS.

>> THAT WILL BE CORRECT.

>> DO WE HAVE A MOTION FOR THAT RECOMMENDATION.

>> I SECOND THAT MOTION.

>> EVERYONE RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SAY AYE.

>> ARE THERE ANY WHO ARE OPPOSED? OKAY.

THAT WILL CARRY.

THANK YOU DOCTOR.

>>> THINK YOU.

>>> DON.

I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO THE DOCTOR FOR HER REPORT.

>> THANK YOU EVERYONE.

I HAVE A BRIEF REPORT TONIGHT.

BASICALLY, THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CASES IS CONTINUING TO RISE IN HARRIS COUNTY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUT THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR COVID-19 IS DIMINISHING.

AND ESPECIALLY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR COVID-19 IS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS.

SO IT IS NOT OVERWHELMING AT ALL, THE HOSPITALS AND THAT IS A POSITIVE SIGN AND WE

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ARE HAVING MORE RECOVERIES THAN WE ARE HOSPITALIZATIONS BY FAR.

WE DO CONTINUE TO HAVE SOME DEATHS WHICH IS A TRAGEDY BUT THEY ARE NOT INCREASING AND THEY ARE DIMINISHING IN FREQUENCY.

SO THAT IS ALL ENCOURAGING AND I BRING THAT TO YOU WITH A GREAT DEAL OF RELIEF.

THE OTHER THING THAT I WANT TO REINFORCE THAT I BROUGHT UP LAST WEEK IS THAT, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO REESTABLISH NORMAL BEHAVIOR IN TERMS OF GETTING THEIR HEALTH CHECKED, THERE BLOOD PRESSURE AND OTHE SCREENINGS AND BRINGING CHILDREN FOR VACCINATIONS.

DOING THINGS THEY WOULD NORMALLY DO.

I KNEW FOR A TIME HOSPITALS AND OFFICES WERE TOLD THEY COULD NOT TAKE CARE OF ROUTINE PATIENTS AND THAT IS OVER.

PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GO BACK FOR THEIR ROUTINE CHECKS.

JUST THE LITTLE STATISTICS, THERE IS A LARGE NETWORK OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH WORK AND THEY HAVE REPORTED THAT SINCE COVID-19 STARTED THERE HAS BEEN BETWEEN A 84% TO 90% REDUCTION IN CANCER SCREENINGS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO REVERSE THAT TREND.

WE WANT THEM TO GO BACK FOR THEIR CANCER SCREENINGS AND THEIR ROUTINE EXAMINATIONS.

IT IS DEFINITELY TIME TO DO THAT AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING ANYTHING AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE.

>> I WILL SAY I WENT TO THE MALL TODAY AND THE MALL WAS PRETTY BUSY AND MOST PEOPLE WERE WEARING THEIR MASKS BUT NOT EVERYONE.

THE FAMILY UNITS WERE NOT NECESSARILY WEARING MASKS WITH CHILDREN.

MY POINT IS THAT, THE APPLE STORE WAS PRETTY BUSY AND THAT, DO NOT THINK BY CALLING 911 OR TAKING A RIDE IN AN AMBULANCE OR SITTING IN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO COVID-19.

THOSE ARE AREAS THAT WILL BE EXTREMELY SAFE AND CLEAN AND DISINFECT IT CONSTANTLY.

SO THEY WILL BE SAFER THAN SIMPLY GOING LIKE I DID TODAY AND STANDING IN LINE AT THE APPLE STORE.

DON'T WORRY.

I TELL THIS TO MY OWN FAMILY MEMBERS.

DON'T WORRY ABOUT GOING TO THE DOCTOR YOU WON'T CATCH ANYTHING.

THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THE AREAS ARE CLEAN AND SAFE AND DISINFECTED FOR ALL OF THEIR PATIENTS WHO COME IN IN NEED CARE.

>> SO THAT IS NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, WE CONTINUE TO HAVE COVID-19 TESTING.

IT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IN THE WOODLANDS WHO NEEDED.

YOU CAN GET IT THROUGH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY WEBSITE, YOU CAN ALSO GO TO A WEBSITE THAT IS AFFILIATED WITH WALMART THAT IS CALLED DO I NEED A COVID-19 TEST.COM.

YOU CAN SEE THAT ON THE WOODLAND TOWNSHIPS WEBSITE.

THEY KEEP IT UP TO DATE VERY WELL.

THOSE SITES ARE IN THE WALMART IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS.

THERE IS ALSO ONE COMING TO THE KROGER.

YOU CAN REACH THAT ONE AND REGISTER.

THEY REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION KROGER HEALTH.COM/COBIT TESTING.

DO I NEED A COVID-19 TEST.COM OR KROGER HEALTH.COM/COBIT TESTING.

THOSE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WOODLAND TOWNSHIPS WEBSITE.

SO IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TESTING BY ALL MEANS GO TO THOSE WEBSITES AND FILL OUT THE PREREGISTRATION SO YOU CAN ACHIEVE THAT.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT THANK YOU DR. SHELLEY.

DON DO WE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> ONE QUICK ITEM.

I WANTED TO CONFIRM THAT OUR NEXT MEETING WHICH WILL BE JUNE 18 AND 24 WILL BE VIDEOED FOR THE MEETINGS AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.

THIS IS BASED ON THE GOVERNOR'S IF FOR SOME REASON THE DECLARATION IS NOT ISSUED AGAIN IN MID JUNE, THEN WE MAY HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY WE HAVE THE MEETINGS.

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AT THIS POINT AND TIME, IT WILL BE RENEWED IN JUNE AND IT WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE END OF JUNE IN TERMS OF REMOTE MEETINGS.

I WOULD ALSO INDICATE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY SPECIAL COVID-19 MEETINGS ESTABLISHED FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

WE WOULD HAVE AGENDA ITEMS ON JUNE 18 AND JUNE 24 MEETINGS.

I DON'T ANTICIPATE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS COMING UP DURING THAT TIME.

I THINK WITH THE AUTHORITY THAT THE BOARD HAS GIVEN THE GENERAL MANAGER AND THE PARKS DIRECTOR, I THINK WE CAN DO ALL OF THE OPERATIONAL THINGS WE NEED TO DO.

AGAIN IF THERE IS A NEED FOR A SPECIAL MEETING THEN CERTAINLY THE CHAIRMAN CAN CALL THAT MEETING WITHIN A 72 HOUR PERIOD.

THAT IS IT IN TERMS OF MY REPORT.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO RESPOND TO ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSS ANY ISSUES WITH THE BOARD.

>>> ANY FORWARD DISCUSSIONS?

>>> I DID LOOK AT THE SLIDES THAT I USUALLY UPDATE EVERY WEEK AND THERE WERE NO MATERIAL CHANGES IN THE HOSPITALIZATIONS OR THE PROJECTIONS AND WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORTS.

>> I SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ARE THERE ANY WHO ARE OPPOSED?

>> THEY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.

[8. Receive, consider and act upon FY2020 CARES Act funding sub-allocations for the Conroe-The Woodlands Urbanized Area;]

>>> ITEM EIGHT.

R ALLOCATIONS FOR THE CONROE-THE WOODLANDS URBANIZED AREA.

>>> GOOD EVENING BOARD.

THE CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT OR THE CARES ACT ALLOCATED $25 BILLION IN TRANSIT GRANTS TO PREVENT AND PREPARE FOR AND RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

OUR LOCAL URBANIZED AREA FOR TRANSIT RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY $9.5 MILLION IN CARES ACT FUNDS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OR THE FDA.

THE 2010 CENSUS RESULTED IN THE EMPTY EIGHT DESIGNATING THE CITY AND WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP AS DUAL RECIPIENTS OF FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDING THROUGH THE NEWLY FORMED CONROE WOODLANDS URBANIZED AREA.

WHICH WE COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE NICKNAME.

SO THE CITY OF CONROE AND THE CITY FORMED A MOBILITY COMMITTEE TO ADVISE FOR THE AREA.

THE MEETING REQUIRES A WRITTEN AGREEMENT FOR HOW THE FUNDS ARE ALLOCATED WITHIN THE USE EA.

THIS IS KNOWN AS A SPLIT LETTER.

THESE SPLIT LETTERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE FDA FOR EITHER PARTY TO APPLY FOR AND TO DISPERSE FUNDS.

THE PROPOSED CARES ACT FUNDING APPROVED ON MAY 19 BY THE MOBILITY COMMITTEE USES FISCAL YEAR 2020 ADOPTED BUDGET AS A BASIS.

REVIEW SHOWS $7.8 MILLION IN EXPENDITURES FOR THE TOWNSHIP AND TO $.2 MILLION FOR THE CITY OF CONROE.

SO SPLITTING FOR THE CARES ACT BY AN EQUIVALENT BREAKDOWN RESULTS IN CONROE RECEIVING A LITTLE OVER $2 MILLION OF THE CARES ACT FUNDS OR 22% AND THE WOODLANDS RECEIVING $7.4 MILLIO FUNDS.

THE EXACT FUNDING NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOR THE AGENDA ITEM.

I DID ROUND UP.

I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THIS PROPOSED SPLIT.

>>> WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR RUTHANNE?

>> AS A MATTER OF INFORMATION I AM A CHAIRMAN FOR THE BOARD THE BOARD DID MEET TO DISCUSS THIS DEVIATION FROM OUR ALREADY WRITTEN AGREEMENT FORMULA BUT I DO THINK IT IS FAIR BECAUSE IT IS BASED OFF OF THE ACTUAL PLEDGES THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

I WILL MAKE THE MOTION TO APPROVE SINCE I'M MORE FAMILIAR WITH IT.

CAN I GET A SECOND PERIOD ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY AYE.

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ANY OPPOSED?

>> THAT WILL CARRY.

[9. Receive, consider and act upon appointing an alternate member for The Woodlands Township to the Conroe-The Woodlands Urbanized Area Mobility Committee to replace retiring President/General Manager Don Norrell;]

THANK YOU RUTHANNE.

>>> ITEM NINE.

ACT UPON POINTING AN ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE COMMITTEE TO REPLACE THE RETIRING PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER DON NORRELL.

>> SO, SPEAKING OF THE UZA, YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU ARE THE CHAIRMAN OF THAT COMMITTEE AS WELL AND THE ALTERNATE MEMBER IS DON NORRELL.

UPON HIS RETIREMENT THE TOWNSHIP WILL NEED TO APPOINT A NEW ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE COMMITTEE.

SO I COUPLE OF POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT THE APPOINTMENTS PURPOSE COMMITTEE BYLAWS.

THE APPOINTMENT SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE BODY OF ELECTED OFFICIALS FOR THE ORGANIZATION WHICH IS YOURSELVES.

THE ALTERNATE APPOINTEE MAY BE OF THE TOWNSHIP AND THERE IS NO LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS EACH APPOINTMENT MAY SERVE AN APPOINTMENT OF THE ALTERNATE MEMBER, WILL HAVE VOTING RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF A REGULAR MEMBER WHEN SERVING IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT REGULAR MEMBER.

>>> OKAY, SO TYPICALLY IF THESE MEETINGS IT HAS BEEN DOWN MYSELF AND IS THERE ANY OTHER STAFF THAT FREQUENTLY ATTEND THOSE MEETINGS?

>> I KNOW WE HAVE SARAH AS OUR TRANSIT PLANNER.

SHE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE OF THOSE MEETINGS AS WELL.

>> OKAY.

>> POWERS ATTENDS FREQUENTLY AS WELL.

>> YES GO AHEAD.

>> I WOULD RECOMMEND RUTHANNE DO IT.

I WAS LEANING IN THAT SAME DIRECTION.

RUTHANNE THIS IS REALLY YOUR FORTE.

>> OKAY.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR RUTHANNE TO BE THE ALTERNATE.

ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND AND SAY AYE.

>> ARE THERE ANY OPPOSED QUICKSAND WELCOME RUTHANNE.

YOU ARE NOW MY CLEANUP HITTER.

>> ALRIGHT.

I'M HAPPY TO DO IT.

>> I WAS GOING TO SAY YOU MAY HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO CLEAN UP TOO.

>> OUCH.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

>> YOU ARE ALREADY THERE.

>> AGENDA ITEM TEN.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON THE FINANCIAL REPORT.

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

PAGES 116 THROUGH 131.

A PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU CHAIRMAN AND GOOD EVENING DIRECTORS.

KAREN OR WILLIAM HAVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT THAT I WILL READ TO YOU THIS EVENING.

SO WE WILL START OFF WITH THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES.

THIS IS THE REPORT FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING APRIL 30 AND STARTING WITH REVENUES THAT YEAR TO DATE BUDGET IS 65 MILLION.

THE ACTUAL REVENUES TOTAL 66.9 MILLION RESULTING IN A $1.9 MILLION FAVORABLE REVENUE.

THE COMPONENTS ARE LISTED IN THE FAR RIGHT COLUMN.

THAT IS YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE PIXEL STARTING AT THE TOP WE HAD A 771,000 FAVORABLE VARIANCE IN SALES TAX REVENUE THROUGH THE END OF APRIL.

THE $2 MILLION, THE $2.1 MILLION VARIANCE IN PROPERTY TAX IS PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE RECEIPT OF FUNDS FROM THE OCCIDENTAL ABATEMENT TERMINATION.

THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE SEEING REFLECTED THERE.

>> THE PROGRAM REVENUES HAVE BEEN UNBEARABLE VARIANCE OF 700,000, THAT IS PRIMARILY RELATED TO RECREATION PROGRAMS. YOU WILL RECALL FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL, ALL RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS WERE LARGELY SHUT DOWN AND SOME WERE SEEING THE EFFECT OF THEIR PROGRAM REVENUES.

>>> THE OTHER INCOME HAS A POSITIVE FAVORABLE VARIANCE OF 520,000.

THOSE ARE RELATED TO THE AGREEMENTS THAT THE BOARD ENTER INTO IN THE END OF 2019 RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY SERVICES AGREEMENT AND THE MAINTENANCE.

THEY WERE $300,000 EACH.

>>> SO MOVING DOWN THE PAGE WE PAGE IF YOU DON'T MIND.

YES.

WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE EXPENDITURES.

SO EXPENDITURES YEAR TO DATE FOR THE BUDGET TOTAL $31.7 MILLION AND ACTUAL

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EXPENDITURES WERE $28.5 MILLION RELATING IN A VARIANCE OF $3.2 MILLION.

THE PRIMARY COMPONENTS OF THAT ARE LISTED BY DEPARTMENT, THE LARGEST PARKS AND RECREATION'S AT ONE POINT $1.1 MILLION.

SOME OF THAT IS LIKE WHAT WE SAW IN LOSS OF REVENUE THERE WAS A DECREASE IN EXPENSES BECAUSE THE PROGRAMS WERE HAVING A DECREASE IN EXPENDITURES.

WE DO SEE SOME OF THAT REFLECTED THERE AS WELL AS TIMING DIFFERENCES.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD A $650,000 FAVORABLE VARIANCE AND ALL OF THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THAT MAKE UP THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT ARE RUNNING $480,000 RIGHT NOW.

>>> GOING TO THE NEXT PAGE PLEASE.

>>> YOU ACTUALLY REVIEWED THE SAME STATEMENTS AT YOUR BUDGET PLANNING STATION LAST WEEK.

SO I WILL NOT GO OVER THEM IN GREAT DETAIL BUT, JUST AS A REMINDER OF WHERE WE ARE ON SALES TAX AND DEPOSITS AND ON HOTEL TAX DEPOSITS.

SO HERE IS THE APRIL REPORT AND AS YOU CAN SEE, WE COLLECTED ABOUT $18.4 MILLION OR 36% COLLECTED.

WE ARE ON A TWO-MONTH LAG FOR SALES TAX.

SO IT WAS APRIL DEPOSITS BUT RELATED TO FEBRUARY ACTIVITY.

EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT ON YOUR SCREEN THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE UPDATE.

WE ARE NOW INSTEAD AT THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR END IT REPRESENTS 44% OF OUR TOTAL ANTICIPATED COLLECTIONS FOR THE YEAR END WE ARE 750,000 OR 3.4% FAVORABLE FOR WHERE WE WERE THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

WE ARE EXPECTING ANTICIPATING IMPACTS FROM THE COVID-19 AND THE LARGE SHUTDOWN OF THE ECONOMY BUT IT HAS NOT REFLECTED IN THIS REPORT OR IN THE MAIN REPORT.

WE WILL SEE WITH THE NEXT REPORT WITH THAT WILL SHOW US.

>> SO MONIQUE, JUST QUICK MAP, OUR ACTUAL BUDGET IS $470,000 BEING DEPOSITED.

>> YES, YES, SIR, THAT IS).

>> OKAY.

>>> I'M ONLY GOOD AT MATH.

>>> SO MOVING DOWN TO THE HOTEL TAX REPORT.

THIS IS THE HOTEL TAX REPORT.

THIS WAS A ONE MONTH LAG.

SO THIS RELATES TO THE MARCH ACTIVITY.

YOU CAN SEE WE ARE $2.3 MILLION COLLECTED REPRESENTING JUST UNDER 25% THAT IS ABOUT $586,000 BEHIND THE SAME TIME PERIOD FROM LAST YEAR.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE MONTH OF APRIL, YOU CAN SEE THAT WE DID HAVE THAT IMPACT IN MARCH AS THE HOTELS STARTED SHUTTING DOWN.

SO THAT IS NOT UNANTICIPATED ALL.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS BEEN MONITORING THIS CAREFULLY AND HAS PLANS TO ADDRESS THIS AND SO WE WILL SEE GOING FORWARD WHAT THE NEXT REPORT WILL SHOW.

>>> THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

I WILL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>>> OF RIGHT DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MONIQUE.

>> I'M THINKING YOU DID SUCH AN JUST HAD THIS LAST WEEK.

IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE ANY QUESTIONS.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FINANCIAL REPORT.

>> MOVED.

>> ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALRIGHT, THAT WILL PASS.

YOU ARE APPROVED.

THANK YOU MONIQUE.

[11. Recess the regular meeting of the Board of Directors;]

>>> AGENDA ITEM 11.

WE WILL BE RECESSING THE REGULAR MEETING IN ORDER TO MOVE ON TO A PUBLIC HEARING.

SO I AM RECESSING THE BOARD MEETING AT 6:44 P.M.

AND I AM NOW GOING TO CONVENE AND CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING TOWNSHIP

[12. PUBLIC HEARING: Convene and conduct a Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to Township Order No. 020-09 regarding pool fees;]

ORDER NUMBER 020 -- ZERO NINE.

PAGES 132 THROUGH 140 WILL HAVE THE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER PRESENT.

>> YES THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN AND THANK YOU.

AS YOU KNOW LAST WEEK, YOU RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT FROM THE PRESENTATION ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE FEES.

THE FEES ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE ORDER THAT CHAIRMAN JUST MENTORED AND THAT REQUIRES

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PUBLIC HEARINGS IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE ORDER.

THE FEES THAT YOU REVIEWED LAST WEEK ARE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND CHANGING THE RESIDENT DAY PASSES FROM $6 TO $5 AND THE NONRESIDENTS DATE PASSED FROM $12 TO $10.

AND LEADING THE SEASON PASS RATE AS THEY WERE UNCHANGED WHICH IS $40 FOR RESIDENTS AND $120 FOR NONRESIDENTS.

>> THE AMENDMENTS ALSO REMOVE THE CATEGORIES FOR DAY CARES AND GROUPS AND SWIM TEAM MEMBERS AND CARS.

AND THAT IS THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT MAY BE ON THE LINE.

TONSIL PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THIS PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM IS FOR THE POOL FEES.

WE HAVE ANYONE ON THE LINE?

>> WE CURRENTLY HAVE NO CALLERS.

>> WE HAVE NO CALLS.

>> I MIGHT AS WELL GIVE IT 30 SECONDS.

>>> ALRIGHT WILLIAM DO WE HAVE ANYONE ON NOW?

>> NO, SIR.

>> IF THERE IS NO ONE ON THE LINE FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING WE CAN CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND RECONVENE UNDER ITEM 13.

[13. Reconvene the regular meeting of the Board of Directors;]

THE REGULAR MEETING.

SO WE ARE RECONVENING THE BOARD MEMBER MEETING AT 6:47 P.M.

AND WE WILL NOW GO TO AGENDA ITEM 14.

[14. Receive, consider and act upon proposed amendments to Township Order No. 020-09 regarding pool fees; ]

RECEIVE CONSIDER AND ACT UPON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO TOWNSHIP ORDER NUMBER 020-09 REGARDING POOL FEES.

WE WILL HAVE JOHN CONTINUE.

>>> YES.

AT THIS TIME IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO EITHER DISCUSS THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OR EXCEPT A MOTION.

>> ALRIGHT DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE AMENDMENTS TO THE POOL FEES FOR 2020? ANY COMMENTS? ANY MOTIONS?

>> I WAS GOING TO SAY, I WANT TO REEMPHASIZE ONCE AGAIN THAT WE WILL HAVE THE MONTHLY PASSES BUT IT DOESN'T GRANT ANY RIGHT OF ENTRY IF THE POOLS ARE FULL.

I WANTED TO REITERATE THAT BEFORE WE VOTE ON THE NEW FEE STRUCTURE.

>> I AM PREPARED TO MOVE TO PRESENTED.

>> ALRIGHT, DO WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> I SECOND.

>> I AGREE WITH YOU DIRECTOR AND I THINK THE EXPECTATION WOULD BE SIGNAGE AND COMMUNICATION WITH THE PASSES MAKING SURE THE BUYERS ARE AWARE OF THE LIMITATIONS AND POTENTIAL OF LACK OF USE DURING THIS SEASON WITH LIMITED POOLS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR THE GOVERNOR TO SHUT THINGS BACK DOWN AND OR CAPACITY TO BE AN ISSUE.

WITH ALL OF THAT WE DO HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND PERIOD ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED?

>> THAT WILL CARRY.

>> WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SO WE WILL RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATING.

[15. Recess to Executive Session to discuss matters relating to real property pursuant to §551.072, Texas Government Code; deliberation of economic development negotiations pursuant to §551.087, Texas Government Code; discuss personnel matters pursuant to §551.074, Texas Government Code; discuss IT network or critical infrastructure security pursuant to §551.089, Texas Government Code; and to consult with The Woodlands Township’s attorney pursuant to §551.071, Texas Government Code;]

BEFORE WE GO WE DO HAVE AN E-MAIL THAT WAS SENT TO YOU FROM KAREN.

ADVISING ON HOW TO CALL INTO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

YOU CAN MUTE AND CLOSER VIDEO SCREEN.

RECESS EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY AND DELIBERATION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS PURSUANT TO 551.074, TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, DISCUSS IT NETWORK OR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY PURSUANT TO 551.089 AND TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE AND TO CONSULT WITH WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP'S ATTORNEY PURSUANT TO 551.071.

WE ARE AT RECESS.

>>> ALRIGHT WE ARE RECONVENING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

[16. Reconvene in public session;]

IT IS 7:25 P.M.

THERE IS NO ACTION TO TAKE COMING OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION.

WE ARE NOW ON ITEM 17.

>> CONSIDERATIONS OF ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THE AGENDA FOR NEXT MONTHS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUBMIT THEM NEXT TO THE STAFF.

ANY BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

IF THERE ARE NO BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I WILL TAKE A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

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>> SO MOVED.

>> I SECOND PERIOD.

>> ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SAY AYE.

>> OKAY WE ARE ADJOURN.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.