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ALL RIGHT.

[00:00:01]

GOOD EVENING.

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING.

WE ARE GOING TO START OFF WITH A QUICK PRAYER.

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

DEAR GOD, WE PRAY FOR YOUR WISDOM, WE PRAY FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AS WE TAKE ON THE BUSINESS OF OUR TOWN.

WE ALSO PRAY FOR YOUR PROTECTION AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS AND FOR HEALING FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTRY.

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

NOW THE PLEDGES TO OUR FLAGS.

STARTING WITH THE UNITED STATES.

>> 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.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AND TO OUR TEXAS FLAG.

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

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DECLARE IN THE ACCORDANCE OF STATE LAW THE MEETING WAS POSTED 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE AND IT OCCURRED INSIDE THE BOUNDARY OF THE TOWNSHIP AND

[2. Call meeting to order;]

ADDITIONALLY ONLINE.

WE ARE HOLDING THIS MEETING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE TO DECLARATIONS BY GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT TO SUSPEND CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS WITHIN THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

I'LL TAKE ROLL.

DIRECTOR BROWN?

I THOUGHT I HEARD A "HERE." >> TREASURER BROWN: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SORRY.

TURN ON THE BRADY BUNCH VIEW.

THERE WE GO.

DIRECTOR MILNER?

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR NELSON?

>> DIRECTOR NELSON: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR RIESER?

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR DR. SEKULA-GIBBS?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AND DIRECTOR DR. SNYDER?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE ARE ALL PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR.

WE DO NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT OUR AGENDA.

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

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE HAVE ADOPTED OUR AGENDA.

I WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM FOUR, PUBLIC COMMENT.

[4. Public comment;* ]

PUBLIC COMMENT IS ALSO BEING HELD VIA CONFERENCE CALLING IN.

INSTRUCTIONS WERE INCLUDED WITH THE POSTING OF THE MEETING.

INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT WE ARE ASKING TO KEEP THE COMMENTS TO AROUND THREE MINUTES.

IN ORDER FOR TO US GET TO THE COMMENTS AND THE FULL AGENDA.

WE WILL TAKE A CALL IN THE ORDER THEY WERE RECEIVED.

WE'LL START WITH OUR FIRST CALLER.

>> WE HAVE ONE CALLER.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CALLER, IF YOU COULD STATE YOUR NAME.

>> CINDY WILSON WITH THE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WELCOME, CINDY.

>> THANK YOU.

SO I HAVEN'T DONE IT BEFORE.

DO YOU WANT ME TO START TALKING? IS THAT WHAT I'M ALLOWED TO DO?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES AND 58 SECONDS TO SAY WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE.

>> OKAY.

WELL, THANK Y'ALL SO MUCH FOR ADOPTING OUR PROCLAMATION THAT YOU ON YOUR LIST.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

I'M WITH THE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB.

I'M THE FOUNDER OF THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAPTER OF THE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB.

WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AT THIS TIME.

MY COLEADERS ARE NADIA AND JACKIE.

WE MEET ONCE A MONTH AT CANOPY.

WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH MEMORIAL HERMAN.

WE ALSO HAVE SOCIAL EVENTS.

WE HAVE CHAPTERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE A CHAPTER IN KENYA AND COSTA RICA.

WE ARE WANTING TO HONOR WITH THE PROCLAMATION JUNE 23, INTERNATIONAL WIDOWS DAY.

AND IN OUR AREA WE TRY TO FOCUS ON GROWTH INSTEAD OF GRIEF.

WE ARE THE BRIDGE WIDOWS EXPERIENCE AND HELPING THEM TOWARD THE GROWTH THEY CAN ARC INTO.

DO Y'ALL HAVE QUESTIONS FOR ME OR DO I SAY AS MUCH INFORMATION AS I CAN GIVE YOU?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE HAVE A PROCLAMATION TO READ HERE SHORTLY BUT WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE CONTINUE.

>> OKAY.

ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IS THAT ON JUNE 26 AND JUNE 27, WE ARE HAVING A FREE, A FREE WIDOW EMPOWERMENT EVENT.

IT IS FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO SIGN UP WHO IS A WIDOW.

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IF THEY WANT TO DO IT FREE, THEY JUST AGREE TO FILL OUT A SURVEY THAT WILL HELP US UNDERSTAND MORE WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE.

IF THEY DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY, IT IS $59.

WE'LL HAVE THE LIVE WEBINARS, P.D.F.

HANDBOOK, PRERECORDED VIDEOS AND A VAULT VIDEO.

I PERSONALLY WILL BE ON ONE OF THE PANELS AND REPRESENTING A WIDOW OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

WE WILL HAVE MANY BREAKOUT PANELS AND SESSIONS TO HELP WIDOWS UNDERSTAND WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THEM.

WE HAVE SEVERAL SPEAKERS.

ONE OF OUR BIGGEST SPEAKER IS A NATIONAL LEADER IN HOW THE SCIENCE OF RESILIENCE, SO I WOULD LOVE FOR ANY WIDOWS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS.

IF Y'ALL, IF Y'ALL SIGN THIS PROCLAMATION WILL HELP.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, CINDY.

WE APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL TAKE OUR NEXT CALLER, IF THERE IS ANY.

>> HI THERE.

I THINK IT'S ME.

THIS IS JODIE JONACHECK.

I CAME HERE LAST YEAR AND I VISITED WITH BOARD WITH MY COUNTERPART KIMBERLY MORED AROUND THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR AND WE WERE PROVIDED INFORMATION ON SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE WOODLANDS.

I THOUGHT I WOULD VISIT AGAIN TODAY TO PETITION THE BOARD TO CONSIDER SOME OF THE ACTIONS THAT WE HAVE PROPOSED LAST YEAR.

I FEEL LIKE NOW GIVEN THE CURRENT CRISIS WE ARE GOING THROUGH MORE THAN EVER WE NEED THE UNIQUE ATTENTION.

AND SPECIAL INTENTION FOCUSED ON THE WAYS WE CAN PROBABLY SERVE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY LIVING WITH A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER.

IN THE WOODLANDS THERE ARE 28,600 PEOPLE INCLUDING MYSELF LIVING WITH A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER.

THERE ARE 6,600 OF US LIVING WITH A SEVERE AND PERSISTENT MENTAL ILLNESS LIKE MYSELF.

THESE ARE THE ILLNESSES THAT COME WITH THE EMOTIONAL AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA FROM TIME TO TIME WE MIGHT EXPERIENCE THINGS LIKE THE DELUSIONAL THINKING, SUICIDEALITY, PSYCHOSIS AND MANIA AND THINGS THAT MAKE US ACT IN WAYS THAT ARE NOT GENERALLY, NOT WHAT YOU WOULD GENERALLY SEE IN THE DAY-TO-DAY.

GIVEN THE PANDEMIC AND THE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, THE POLITICAL AND THE RECENT SOCIAL UNREST I THINK THE NUMBERS ARE LIKELY TO GROW AND THE 28,600 OF US STRUGGLING A GREAT DEAL MORE SO THAN GIVEN THAN THE AVERAGE.

RIGHT? I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT THE TOWNSHIP BE PROACTIVE ADDRESSING THESE THINGS.

WHAT WE PROPOSED LAST YEAR WERE THESE: ONE FOR EVERY BUDGET ITEM THAT YOU URGENTLY BRING A MIND SET THAT THE WELL-BEING IS A TOP PRIORITY FOR EVERY SINGLE THING YOU DO.

NUMBER TWO, YOU WORK WITH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE TO INCREASE THE MENTAL HEALTH AND THE SUB SISTANCE BUSE TRAINING FOR EVERY OFFICER AND YOU CONSIDER CONSIDERING TOWNSHIP BUDGET TO ASSIST IN THIS AND FURTHER TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN.

AS WELL AS LOOK AT SPEAKING WITH AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE BUDGET FOR THE UNIT KNOWN AS THE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM OPERATING OUT OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRECINCT ONE CONSOLE OFFICE.

LAST, HIRE A FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBER AS A COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR TO INCREASE ACCESS, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR THE MENTALLY ILL IN THE COMMUNITY.

THE LAST ONE YOU WILL FIND THAT THE CITIES ACROSS THE NATION RIGHT NOW ARE REALLY LOOKING AT THIS.

AS A WAY TO REDUCE THE LOAD THAT THE POLICE FORCE IS HAVING TO TAKE ON GIVEN THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES.

ALL RIGHT.

I KNOW THAT WAS FAST.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, JODIE.

WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> WE DO NOT HAVE ANY MORE CALLERS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

GIVE IT ANOTHER 20 SECONDS.

ALL RIGHT.

WILLIAM, ONE MORE DANCE.

ALL RIGHT.

IF THERE ARE NO MORE CALLERS WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT AND WE WILL GO TO AGENDA ITEM FIVE.

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

THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT.

DON?

>> THANK YOU, MR. -- OOPS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YOU GOT MUTED AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION TODAY ABOUT AN AWARD THAT THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP LEAD.

THE TOWNSHIP WAS NOTIFIED LAST WEEK THAT IT WILL BE RECEIVING THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION -- THIS IS CALLED THE NRPA --

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INNOVATION AND CONSERVATION AWARD.

THIS AWARD RECOGNIZES A PARKS AND RECREATION AGENCY LEADING AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT THAT CREATES LOCALIZED SOLUTIONS FOR ADDRESSING LOCAL OR REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES.

AND IN THE WOODLANDS, IN TERMS OF THIS AWARD, THIS AWARD FOCUSES ON INNOVATIVE APPROACH ASSIST, APPROACHES THAT THE WOODLANDS COMMUNITY HAS TAKEN IN FOREST MANAGEMENT, AND WATERSHED PROTECTION, AND RECYCLING YARD WASTE DIVERSION.

THIS AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE VIRTUAL 2020 NRPA CONFERENCE AND IT IS CALLED THE BEST OF THE BEST CEREMONY IN OCTOBER OF 2020.

AGAIN, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION ON THIS AWARD.

THAT IS ALL I HAVE, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DON.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED IN EARNING YET ANOTHER AWARD FOR THE PARKS AND REC DEPARTMENT.

JUST LAST YEAR THEY BROUGHT HOME THE GOLD.

SO, THEY CONTINUE TO PERFORM.

THANK YOU, DON.

ALL RIGHT.

[a. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation in support of diversity in The Woodlands and healing for the nation (as requested by Director Snyder);]

TO ITEM 6.

PROCLAMATIONS.

WE HAVE THREE PROCLAMATIONS TONIGHT.

OUR FIRST ONE IS, HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY DIRECTOR SNYDER.

OUR STAFF DRAFTED A PROCLAMATION.

THAT PROCLAMATION WAS SHARED WITH THE BOARD.

THE BOARD PROVIDED FEEDBACK.

AT THE END OF THE DAY WE DID NOT HAVE A FINAL COPY THAT HAD 100% CONSENSUS.

SO, I TOOK THE BALANCE OF WHAT WAS AGREEABLE FOR MOST.

NOT ALL.

AND ISSUED THIS PROCLAMATION.

DIRECTOR SNYDER, WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ IT?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: OF COURSE.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

BE IT PROCLAIMED WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BELIEVES THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL AND DESERVE COMPASSIONATE AND FAIR TREATMENT.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP FIRMLY REJECTS ACTS OF RACISM, PREJUDICE AND INJUSTICE.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP DESIRES HEALING AND UNITY IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, COUNTRY, AND WORLD.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP IS SUPPORTIVE OF ALL RESIDENTS, REGARDLESS OF ETHNICITY, OR ORIGIN, LIVING AND WORKING IN THE TOWNSHIP.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS SERVES AS HOME TO A HOST OF PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP CELEBRATES OUR DIFFERENCES AS INDIVIDUALS AND DESIRES INCLUSIVETY WHICH HELPS -- INCLUSIVETY WHICH HELPS TO ENRICH THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS IS A PLACE THAT WELCOMES EVERYONE FROM EVERYWHERE TO GROW AND THRIVE.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP REAFFIRMS THE ORIGINAL VISION OF THE FOUNDER, REGARDING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS AS DEFINED IN THE ORIGINAL PROJECT AGREEMENT.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS COMMUNITY SHALL ALWAYS ENDEAVOR TO REMAIN A PLACE FOR ALL RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF RACE, NATIONALITY, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND IDENTITY, AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS TO LIVE, TO WORK, TO PLAY AND LEARN IN HARMONY WITH NEIGHBORS, EMPLOYERS, TEACHERS AND FELLOW CITIZENS.

NOW THEREFORE, I, GORDY BUNCH, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP DOES HEREBY PROCLAIM AND ENCOURAGE ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN THE WOODLANDS TO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF A DIVERSE COMMUNITY.

TO REJECT RACISM AND INJUSTICE AND TO HONOR AND SUPPORT OUR LONG-STANDING TRADITION OF ADVANCING A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE FEELS WELCOME, SAFE AND SECURE TO GROW AND THRIVE TO THE BEST FUTURE THAT WE CAN ENVISION.

SIGNED GORDY BUNCH, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, WOODLANDS, TEXAS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DR. SNYDER.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ANYBODY HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ON THAT?

IF NOT -- >> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING, CHAIRMAN.

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I APPRECIATE THE SENTIMENTS AND I AGREE WITH THE BULK OF THE PROCLAMATION.

SINCE I AM A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN, I CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE SUPPORT THE WORDS "SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND IDENTITY" THAT WERE USED TO REPLACE THE WORD "SEX." AND CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE ARCHBISHOP OF LOS ANGELES WHO IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE USCCB WROTE.

HE SAYS THAT THE SUPREME COURT EFFECTIVELY REDEFINED THE LEGAL MEANING OF SEX AND THIS IS AS INJUSTICE THAT WILL HAVE IMPLICATIONS OF MANY AREAS OF LIFE.

I DO BELIEVE WE ARE ALL MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE AND LIKENESS AND WITHOUT EXCEPTION WE MUST BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY, COMPASSION AND RESPECT AND THIS IS A TENET OF MY FAITH.

I ALSO THINK WE SHOULD HAVE PUT IN THERE THE WORD "WORSHIP" WHICH IS IN THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE'S SECTION ENTITLED GEORGE MITCHELL'S VISION OF THE WOODLANDS BY ROBERT HEINEMAN.

IN THAT, IT SAYS THAT THE WOODLANDS IS A DYNAMIC HOMETOWN WITHIN A NATURAL FOREST.

IT'S KNOWN FOR ITS BALANCE BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE.

WE ARE A THRIVING BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND A PREMIER DESTINATION FOR VISITORS.

AND A PLACE WHERE GENERATIONS LIVE, WORSHIP, WORK, LEARN, AND PLAY.

SO, I JUST WANTED TO STATE THAT.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU SIGNED THAT AND I RESPECT THAT.

I HOPE THAT YOU WILL RESPECT MY CONSIDERATION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE WHO WANTS TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE WIDOWS DAY, THE INTERNATIONAL

[b. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation recognizing June 23 as International Widows Day; ]

WIDOWS DAY PROCLAMATION? DIRECTOR MILNER HAD HIS HAND UP FIRST.

>> PLEASE DO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

DIRECTOR MILNER?

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: OKAY.

SO THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS, BE IT PROCLAIMED: WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS BENEFITS GREATLY FROM ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER SUPPORT TO WOMEN OF ALL AGES, FAITHS AND BACKGROUNDS WHO ARE SEEKING COMFORT DURING TIMES OF GRIEF AFTER THE LOSS OF A SIGNIFICANT OTHER; AND WHEREAS, THE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB WAS FOUNDED IN 2011 AS A NON-DENOMINATIONAL ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES WIDOW MENTORING, LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT THROUGH MEMBER SERVICES, ACTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND INSPIRATIONAL BLOG; AND WHEREAS, IN 2010, THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTED A RESOLUTION TO ANNUALLY OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL WIDOWS DAY ON JUNE 23 TO GIVE SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO THE SITUATION OF WIDOWS OF ALL AGES AND ACROSS REGIONS AND CULTURES; AND WHEREAS, ON JUNE 23, 2020, THE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB OF THE HOUSTON AREA, WHICH HAS THREE CHAPTERS LOCATED IN CENTRAL HOUSTON, KATY AND THE WOODLANDS, WILL OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL WIDOWS DAY TO HONOR OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY OF WIDOWS; AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS ENCOURAGES ALL RESIDENTS TO JOIN IN OBSERVATION OF SAYS INTERNATIONAL WIDOWS DAY AND COMMENDS THE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB OF THE WOODLANDS FOR RAISING AWARENESS ON BEHALF OF WIDOWS AND SERVING AS A SOURCE OF COMFORT, COMPASSION AND POSITIVE CHANGE; NOW, THERE I, GORDY BUNCH, AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, DO I HEREBY PROCLAIM TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020 AS INTERNATIONAL WIDOWS DAY.IN WITNESS HEREOF, GORDY BUNCH HAND CAUSE THE SEAL OF THE TOWNSHIP TO BE ATICKETTED TO THE 18TH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR 2020.

GORDY BUNCH, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR MILNER.

WHO IS OUR DIRECTOR ON THE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE?

>> I AM.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALREADY.

DR. SHELLEY WOULD YOU MIND READING THE PARKS AND RECREATION PROCLAMATION?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I WOULD IF I HAD IT IN FRONT OF ME SO I'LL HAVE TO DEFER

[c. Receive, consider and act upon a proclamation declaring July as Parks and Recreation Month in The Woodlands;]

BACK TO YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THAT IS FINE.

ALL RIGHT.

I HEAR JASON NELSON WANTS TO DO IT.

DIRECTOR NELSON?

>> DIRECTOR NELSON: MY PLEASURE.

BE IT PROCLAIMED: WHEREAS, IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARKS ASSOCIATION AND THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP'S 150 PARKS, 14 POOLS, 220 PLUS

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MILES OF PATHWAY, COUNTLESS GREENBELTS, TWO RECREATION CENTERS, TWO BOATHOUSES AND AN ADVENTURE COURSE; AND WHEREAS, PARKS, RECREATION ACTIVITIES, AND LEISURE EXPERIENCES PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE, GROW, AND DEVELOP; AND WHEREAS, THESE AMENITIES ARE GENERAL RATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER AND EXPERIENCE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY THROUGH FUN RECREATIONAL PURSUITS AND EVENTS; AND WHEREAS, PARK AND RECREATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROVIDE OUTLETS FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES, SOCIALIZATION, AND STRESS REDUCING EXPERIENCES; AND WHEREAS, PARKS, FOREST PRESERVES, AND OPEN SPACE PROVIDE A WELCOME RESPITE FROM OUR FAST-PACED, HIGH-TECH LIFESTYLES WHILE PROTECTING AND PRESERVING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS HAS BEEN DESIGNED AROUND THE CONCEPT THAT PERSONAL AND FAMILY LIFE ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED, AND THAT THE NATURAL AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT SHOULD ENHANCE OUR COMMON LIFE; AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS UNDERSTANDS THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF PRESERVING AND PROTECTING OPEN SPACES, STRATEGICALLY PROVIDING AND MAINTAINING PARKS AND RECREATION AMENITIES TO SUSTAIN PROPERTY VALUES, AND THE VALUE OF OUR PARKS IN DRAWING TOURISTS AND VISITORS; AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TOUCHES THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS, AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF POSITIVE PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND SPECIAL EVENTS; AND WHEREAS, THE TOWNSHIP ENCOURAGES ALL CITIZENS OF THE WOODLANDS TO CELEBRATE BY PARTICIPATING IN THEIR CHOICE OF PLEASURABLE ACTIVITIES TO FIND REFRESHMENT FOR THEIR LEISURE; NOW, THERE, I, GORDY BUNCH, AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF JULY AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I HAVE SET MY HAND AND CAUSED THIS SEAL OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP TO BE AFFIXED TO THE 18TH DAY OF JUNE, 2020.

WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, WOODLANDS, TEXAS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

WE HAVE NEW RECREATIONAL AMENITIES.

I KNOW DIRECTOR NUNES IS GOING TO COVER IT LATER ON TODAY.

PARK DIRECTOR NUNES WILL COVER LATER TODAY.

NOW TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA?

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

I SEE DR. SNYDER.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: SO MOVED.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AND A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THAT WILL PASS.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEM 8.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON EMERGENCY AUTHORITIES RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

[8. 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;]

EPIDEMIC, AND AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER TO ACT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF PRESENTATIONS HERE.

I THINK WILLIAM WILL BRING UP THE FIRST.

>> ALL RIGHT.

SO THIS WILL BE A QUICK UPDATE THAT WE PUT TOGETHER FOR UPDATING THE COMMUNITY.

YESTERDAY, GREG ABBOTT, EARLIER IN WEEK GREG ABBOTT PROVIDED A LOT OF FEEDBACK ON THE CURRENT SITUATION.

OBVIOUSLY IN THE MEDIA, WE ARE HEARING A LOT OF COVERAGE ON THE INCREASED NUMBER OF CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS ACROSS TEXAS AS WE HAVE REOPENED.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT WAS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY ARE STILL MONITORING HOSPITAL CAPACITY.

AND THAT WE ARE IN GOOD CONDITION.

WE DO HAVE INCREASES BUT WE HAVE ALSO HAD SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF TESTING THAT IS OCCURRING.

THERE WAS AN AGGRESSIVE TESTING IN THE NURSING HOMES, JAIL FACILITIES AND A LOT OF THE CASES HAVE BEEN IN CLUSTERS THROUGH THAT.

BUT THEN IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE ARE NOW TESTING ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS.

SO WE ARE GOING TO SEE MORE POSITIVE BECAUSE WE ARE TESTING MORE OF THE POPULATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

TEXAS HAS ESTABLISHED FIVE LEVELS FOR HOSPITAL CAPACITY IN ORDER TO MAKE IT EASIER TO COMMUNICATE.

FIVE BEING A NORMAL HOSPITAL STAFFING OPERATION.

AND ONE BEING THE HIGHEST REQUIRING OUTSIDE CAPACITY.

SUCH AS THE OFF-SITE, MOBILE UNITS AND CONVENTION CENTERS.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT CONFIRMED WE ARE AT LEVEL FIVE AS OF YESTERDAY.

WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN POSITIVE TESTS FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 30.

THAT IS BEING ASSIGNED TO VISITING BARS, INTERACTING IN GROUP SETTINGS.

TABC PUT OUT NOTICES TO LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDER TO ENSURE THEY COMPLY WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE OPEN TEXAS GUIDELINES.

IF THEY DON'T, SOME OF THE ESTABLISHMENTS MAY GET TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN.

NEXT SLIDE.

HE REALLY REHIGHLIGHTED THE NEED FOR WEARING MASKS, MAINTAINING GOOD HYGIENE,

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SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

BASICALLY OUR GOAL AS IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN HAS BEEN TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE HOSPITAL CAPACITY.

WE ARE COMPARATIVE TO OTHER STATES FEWER POSITIVE CASES.

WE ARE THE SECOND LOWEST DEATH RATE AND WE CONTINUE TO LESS THAN 10% OF OUR POSITIVE CASES NEEDING THE HOSPITALIZATION.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE STATEWIDE CAPACITY.

I WON'T BELABOR THE SLIDE BECAUSE I HAVE CHARTS TO SHOW IN A MINUTE OF THE ENTIRE STATE.

ONLY GALVESTON COUNTY CURRENTLY EXCEEDS THE ACCEPTABLE THRESHOLD.

OBVIOUSLY WE ARE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND HARRIS COUNTY.

HOUSTON AREA HOSPITALS AGAIN, I HAVE THE SLIDES THAT WILL COVER THIS.

IT DOES SHOW THAT WE STILL HAVE LOCAL CAPACITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

GOING IN TO THE DAILY INFECTIONS AND TESTING, THIS DOES GIVE US COMPARATIVE DATA POINTS.

ON THIS PARTICULAR SLIDE, THIS GOES TO MAY 1.

IT SHOWS TEXAS INFECTION RATE PER 100,000.

147 PER 100,000.

COMPARED TO OTHER TIMES.

ILLINOIS WAS THE HIGHEST AT 89 PER 100,000.

THIS MOVES THIS TO JUNE 18.

IT SHOWS TEXAS IS STILL AROUND 13 PEOPLE PER 100,000.

AND THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IS AT 24 PEOPLE FOR 100,000.

SO WE ARE LESS THAN HALF OF WHAT THE COUNTRY AVERAGE IS.

NEXT SLIDE.

DAILY DEATH RATE, THIS GOES BACK TO MAY 1.

TEXAS WAS AT .

11 PER 100,000.

NEW YORK AT THE TIME WAS AT 1.87.

NEARLY 20 TIMES WHAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING LOCALLY.

NEXT SLIDE.

HALF OF THE DEATH RATE OF THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.

LESS THAN A THIRD OF NEW YORK.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO PROJECTED TOTAL DEATHS IF YOU LOOK AT MAY 1 NUMBER, 2.96 PER 100,000 FOR TEXAS AT THE TIME AND NEW YORK WAS AT 122 PER 100,000 ON MAY 1.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

TEXAS HAS GONE TO 7.27 PER 100,000.

NEW YORK IS NOW AT 157 PER 100,000.

THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE IS AVERAGING OR PROJECTED TO AVERAGE 35 PER 100,000.

SO TEXAS IS 1/8TH OF THE COUNTRY'S AVERAGE OR STILL 20 TIMES LESS THAN TEXAS.

I BRING UP THESE POINTS BECAUSE HEADLINES ARE TEXAS IS SEEING A SPIKE, TEXAS IS HAVING ISSUES.

THE RELATIVITY IS LOOK AT THE HOSPITALS AND WHAT THE CAPACITY IS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO HOSPITAL RESOURCES.

BACK ON MAY 1, THE NUMBER OF THE BEDS NEEDED 3.9 PER 100,000.

COMPARATIVE TO THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE NEEDED 15.

AND NEW YORK WAS AT 35.

WE GO TO TODAY, NEXT SLIDE.

THERE WE GO.

TEXAS ACTUALLY SHRUNK.

3.27.

THE COUNTRY HAS COME DOWN DRAMATICALLY AS WELL.

BUT WE ARE STILL, YOU KNOW, HALF OF THE COUNTRY AVERAGE AND CLOSE TO HALF OF NEW YORK HOSPITALIZATIONS PER 100,000.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS OUR LOCAL TRACKING.

THE 26-COUNTY REGION WE ARE PART OF AND IT WILL SHOW US THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SLIDE YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SCROLL IT.

NO, THAT IS ME.

I HAVE MINE ZOOMED.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS GREEN.

THAT IS THE CONFIRMED NUMBER OF THE COVID PATIENTS AND GENERAL ISOLATION DEATHS.

WHILE THE NUMBER INCREASED STEADILY OVER TIME THE BLUE LINE IS ALL OTHER BEDS IN USE FOR ALL OTHER REASONS.

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE BLUE LINE AND THE ORANGE LINE IS OUR CAPACITY IN OUR REGION.

SO, WE STILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF BEDS AVAILABLE ANOTHER GENERAL USE.

NEXT SLIDE.

OUR I.C.U.

BEDS USED FOR COVID IS THE GREEN LINE AT THE BOTTOM.

I.C.U.

IN DARK BLUE IS ALL USES FOR OTHER USES.

AND THE ORANGE LINE IS AVAILABLE BEDS UNDER REGULAR OPERATING CONDITIONS.

THE RED LINE AT THE TOP IS THE SURGE CAPACITY.

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SO, WE STILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT ROOM IN OUR I.C.U.

UNITS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS OUR PEDIATRIC AND ADULT VENTILATION USERS.

WE HAVE COVERED THIS NUMEROUS TIMES.

THE LIGHT BLUE COLOR IS THE EVENT LATERS IN USE AND THE -- VENTILATORS IN USE AND THE DARK BLUE IS THOSE THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE CAPACITY FOR BOTH PEDIATRIC AND ADULT USE.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN BEDS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO BE I.C.U.

VERSUS CONFIRMED.

AS WE EXPAND TESTING WE SEE MORE CONFIRMED USE OF BEDS FOR I.C.U.

AND GENERAL USE.

THE NUMBER OF SUSPECTED IS STILL BEING TRACKED AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

THAT IS IT.

THAT IS THE FASTEST UPDATE I CAN GIVE YOU ON CORONAVIRUS, GOVERNOR UPDATE.

YOU KNOW, THE MESSAGE IS WE EXPECT TO SEE HIGHER NUMBERS BECAUSE WE ARE TESTING ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE NOW.

THOSE ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE WERE POSITIVE THE PRIOR MONTHS BUT THEY NEVER WERE TESTED.

SO WHAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR IS ORIGINAL GOAL IS THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY, THE ABILITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR TO RESPOND TO OUR NEEDS.

IT APPEARS WE ARE STILL IN GOOD CONDITION REGARDLESS OF WHAT INFORMATION YOU MAY BE HEARING OUT THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE ANOTHER UPDATE.

I'M NOT SURE WHICH ONE IS UP NEXT.

WHAT'S THAT? OH, DR. GIBBS HAD A FEW SLIDES SHE WANTED TO SHOW.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I'LL BE VERY BRIEF.

JUST WANTED TO REPORT THAT THERE WERE OVER 100 PATIENTS TESTED FOR COVID A DAY AT THE CREEK SIDE PARK ROB FLEMING AQUATIC CENTER.

WE APPRECIATE VERY MUCH THE HARRIS COUNTY STAFF COMING UP AND TESTING OUR RESIDENTS.

I KNOW THAT THE RESIDENTS APPRECIATED THAT, TOO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THERE IS STILL ONGOING TESTING IN THE WOODLANDS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

IT'S AT THE STERLING RIDGE PARK & RIDE AT 8001 MACBETH WAY.

THIS IS SPONSORED BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THEY ASK THAT YOU CALL THAT NUMBER.

OR THAT YOU GO TO THE WEBSITE TXCOVIDTEST.

ORG AND REGISTER IN ADVANCE.

IT'S A FREE TEST.

BUT THEY DO REQUEST THAT YOU REGISTER.

THAT GOES ON THROUGH SUNDAY.

IF I MAY SAY.

FROM 9:00 A.M.

TO 6:00 P.M.

THROUGH SUNDAY.

NEXT.

OKAY.

WE ARE ASKING EVERYBODY TO PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING BLOOD BECAUSE IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE SICK AND NEED OUR HELP.

NEXT.

FINALLY, REMEMBER TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY AND FOR 20 SECONDS AT LEAST.

TO USE HAND SANITIZERS.

TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA, ESPECIALLY INDOORS WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING TO PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK.

SO THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR NUMBERS AT A REASONABLE AMOUNT SO THAT COVID DOES NOT HAVE A DELETERIOUS IMPACT ON THE HOSPITALS AS WELL AS ON OUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

THAT'S IT, CHAIRMAN.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DR. SEKULA-GIBBS.

WE HAD ANOTHER PRESENTATION.

>> WE HAVE DR. CHRIS NUNES WITH A PRESENTATION ON THE PARKS AND THEN I WILL GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE BOARD MEETINGS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> THANK YOU, WILLIAM.

THANK YOU TO CHAIRMAN BUNCH AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THIS IS ANOTHER UPDATE ON YOUR PARKS RECREATION AMENITY OPENING.

NEXT SLIDE.

YOU HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF UPDATES.

YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN HEARING DIFFERENT REPORTS FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS NOW.

BUT WE NEEDED TO COME BACK TO THE BOARD BECAUSE WE HAD ANOTHER GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON JUNE 4, WHICH OUTLINED SOME DIFFERENT THINGS WE CAN DO NOW.

THERE IS ALSO OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS SINCE WE HAVE BEEN OPEN.

SOME RESIDENT REQUESTS FOR THE EVENING POOL HOURS.

WE WILL PROVIDE YOU SOME IDEAS ON HOW TO ADDRESS THAT FOR YOUR REVIEW.

THE OTHER CHANGES FROM THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER WERE HANDED OUT AT THE STAFF LEVEL.

WHICH INCLUDED CHANGING CAPACITIES AT THE TEXAS TREEVENTURES AND RIVA ROW.

WE IMPLEMENTED 65% CAPACITY WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS.

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NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A HIGH-LEVEL REVIEW OF WHAT FACILITIES ARE OPEN.

ALL OF OUR PARKS ARE OPEN.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS SLIDE DETAILS MORE OF THE AMENITIES THAT ARE OUR STAFF OPERATED.

MOST OF THOSE ARE OPEN OR STILL ARE UNDER MODIFIED ORDER.

AND TONIGHT WE'LL BE REVIEWING AMONG OTHER THINGS THE FIELD PERMIT, SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS AND THE TOWNSHIP'S SPECIAL EVENTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE MAIN CHANGE THAT I WANT TO BRING BEFORE THE BOARD IS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER 26, WHICH GOVERNOR ABBOTT SIGNED IN TO EFFECT ON JUNE 4, 2020.

THAT TALKS ABOUT OUTDOOR GATHERINGS IN EXCESS OF 500 PEOPLE.

IN THIS PRESENTATION WE WILL BE TALKING FOR THOSE GATHERINGS THAT ARE BELOW 500 AND ABOVE 500 ON HOW THEY MAY OCCUR IN THE COMMUNITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE FIRST THING TO REVIEW IS FIELD AND PAVILION PERMITS.

WE WITH BOARD APPROVAL START ACCEPTING FIELD RESERVATIONS AND PAVILION RESERVATIONS JUNE 19.

THAT IS TOMORROW.

THESE ACTIVITIES, THESE PERMITS ARE TYPICALLY UNDER 50 PEOPLE.

LARGELY THESE ARE BIRTHDAY PARTIES GOING TO A PAVILION.

WE WOULD INCLUDE ON THE PERMITS AND INFORMATION ON THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ALSO IDENTIFICATION THAT THE EQUIPMENT IN THE PARK IS NOT CLEAN AND SANITIZED.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO A PARK RECENTLY THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SIGNS THROUGHOUT THE PARK THAT STATE THAT AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE FIRST PART OF THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THIRD-PARTY SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS ARE MORE THE GROUPS UNDER 500.

WE WOULD START TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR THIS TOMORROW.

IF APPROVED WE WOULD HAVE A REQUIREMENT FOR THE SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAN.

REALLY LOOKING AT HOW THINGS WILL BE SPACED.

LINES, TENTS, TABLES, CHAIRS WITH THE GOAL THAT THERE BE SMALLER GROUPS WITHIN THE LARGER 500 GROUP.

ALSO IDENTIFICATION OF HOW SANITATION WILL BE HANDLED.

RESTROOMS, HAND WASHING, HAND SANITATION, ET CETERA.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FOR EVENTS OVER 500, IT GETS A LITTLE BIT UNIQUE BECAUSE WE ARE IN TWO COUNTIES.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND HARRIS COUNTY.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDICATED THEY ARE OKAY WITH EVENTS GOING UP TO 2,500 I SHOULD SAY.

WE WOULD REQUIRE A SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAN.

WE WOULD HAVE FOR THOSE EVENTS THAT WERE LARGER, THEY WOULD NEED A PERMIT FROM THE COUNTY WHICH WOULD FOLLOW THE MASS GATHERING PROCEDURES.

IN HARRIS COUNTY THE PROCEDURE WILL BE DIFFERENT.

HARRIS COUNTY, THE EVENTS FOR THERE WILL ONLY IMPACT ROB FLEMING PARK WHERE THEY WOULD NEED JUDGE APPROVAL.

THAT WOULD BE PRIOR TO US ACCEPTING THE APPLICATION.

SO THERE ARE TWO APPLICATIONS.

ONCE THEY NEED TO APPLY TO HARRIS COUNTY.

SECONDLY THEY WOULD GO THROUGH OUR NORMAL TOWNSHIP SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION PROCESS.

ASSUMING THAT THE HARRIS COUNTY WOULD APPROVE IT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SPEAKING OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF EVENTS THESE ARE TOWNSHIP SPECIAL EVENTS.

THE ONES THAT ARE SPECIAL EVENTS DIVISION IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT PRODUCES.

ALL THESE EVENTS ARE MORE LIKELY THE CONCERTS IN THE PARK, THE ROCK THE ROW EVENTS, SMALLER CONCERTS.

WE WOULD ALSO INCLUDE AND DEVELOP A SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAN, HAVE IT SPREAD THE PEOPLE OUT.

FOR THOSE EVENTS THAT ARE ABOVE 500, WE WILL BE COMING BACK TO YOU AT A LATER TIME TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE LARGER EVENTS WE DO, ESPECIALLY IN THE FALL LIKE LIGHTING OF THE DOVES.

MEMORIAL HERMAN TEN FOR TEXAS, LABOR DAY AND SOME OF THOSE EVENTS.

WE ANTICIPATE WE CAN COME BACK TO THE BOARD IN JULY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE THE EVENTS AS PART OF THE BUDGET REVIEW.

WE WANT TO MAKE THE BOARD AWARE OF THE COST OF THE ORIGINAL BUDGET VERSUS A REVISED BUDGET.

WE WOULD HAVE CONCERT PROGRAMS. ROCK THE ROW, WATERWAY NIGHTS FROM JULY TO ALMOST NOVEMBER.

THEY ARE NORMALLY UNDER 500.

WE'D HAVE OUR 9/11 OBSERVATION.

WE HAVE ARTS IN THE PARK.

VETERANS DAY AND WE HAVE LANDSCAPE, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS AND 3R BAZAAR.

ONE OF THE LARGEST ITEMS IS THE EXPANSION OF THE POOL SCHEDULE TO THE NIGHTTIME HOURS.

WHAT I WANTED TO DO IS GIVE THE BOARD A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF THE USE LEVELS.

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IN 2019 FOR THE EIGHT OR SO DAYS WE ARE OPEN.

JUNE 6, JUNE 14, 2019.

WE HAD 6,500 USERS.

IN 2020, WE HAD ALMOST 8700 USERS.

SO THE POOLS ARE POPULAR AND ARE BEING USED.

WE HAVE ONLY HAD ONE DAY WHERE WE REACHED -- EXCUSE ME, ONE HOUR WHERE WE REACHED 50% CAPACITY.

THAT WAS AT BEAR BRANCH TWO DAYS AGO AND IT WAS AT 5:00.

WE WORKED THROUGH THE SITUATION.

SO FAR TODAY THROUGH JUNE 14, WE HAVE SOLD 3200, ALMOST 3,300 POOL PASSES.

NEXT SLIDE.

ONE OF THE LARGEST CHALLENGES WITH EXPANDING THE SCHEDULE IS THE GUARDS.

WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF GUARDS FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS NOW.

WITH THE LACK OF AVAILABILITY WE ALSO HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE GUARD ATTRITION.

AS YOU KNOW, WE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN ONE OF THE POOLS BECAUSE COVID TEST.

WHEN THERE IS A COVID TEST, IT ALSO HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING THE ONE GUARD OUT AND MANY GUARDS OUT.

THE INABILITY FOR US TO HAVE A ROSTER THAT IS, THAT IS A BENCH STRENGTH THAT IS LONG AND WAITING TO FILL SLOTS WE DO NOT HAVE THAT THIS YEAR.

IN ADDITION, WE HAVE GUARDS THAT QUIT, THAT MAY BE TERMINATED, THAT ALSO TRY TO ACCOUNT FOR VACATION TIME, SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.

AND, OF COURSE, HOW GUARDS DEAL WITH THEIR SCHEDULES POST-JULY 4TH.

SO GUARD ATTRITION IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO LOOK AT.

NOW WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ADDING TWO HOURS TO THE SCHEDULE YOU JUST SAY IT'S TWO HOURS.

BUT IT WORKS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH AN OPERATION THAT IS SIX DAYS A WEEK.

AND SO YOU GO FROM AN EIGHT-HOUR SHIFT TO A TEN-HOUR SHIFT.

IT ACTUALLY NEARLY DOUBLES THE NEEDED AMOUNT OF GUARDS.

YOU NEED A SECOND SHIFT.

SO THE NUMBER OF GUARDS YOU WOULD NEED IS ANYWHERE BETWEEN SEVEN TO NINE GUARDS PER POOL THAT IS OPERATING, TIMES MULTIPLE POOLS THAT WE ARE REALLY CHALLENGED RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING FOUR POOLS A SECOND SHIFT DUE TO SWIM LESSONS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS GUARD ATTRITION.

JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE BACKGROUND ON THIS.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE NUMBERS WE LOOK AT TO FORECAST HOW ARE WE DOING WITH GUARDS.

THIS HELPS US WITH OUR HIRING PROGRAM TO UNDERSTAND DO WE NEED MORE FIRST YEAR GUARDS VERSUS SECOND OR THIRD YEAR GUARDS.

HOW MANY GUARDS ARE GOING TO COLLEGE OR HOW MANY MIGHT BE LEAVING US TOWARD THE LATE PART OF THE OPEN SEASON AND THE POSTSEASON? TO MAKE SURE THAT THE POOLS THAT ARE OPEN STAY OPEN THROUGH THE SEASON.

THAT IS OUR GOAL.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THE OPTIONS WE DEVELOPED TO TRY TO DEVELOP EVENING HOURS.

OPTION ONE IS THE CURRENT PLAN THAT DOES NOT HAVE EVENING HOURS.

OPTION TWO IS WHAT WE CALL THE 5/2 PLAN.

WHERE WE WOULD HAVE A NUMBER OF POOLS, ALDEN BRIDGE, CREEKWOOD, FOREST GATE, SAWMILL, HARPERS OPEN 12:00 TO 6:00.

TWO POOLS WOULD MOVE THE START TIME FROM 12:00 TO 2:00 AND 2:00 TO 8:00 SO WE COULD DO IT WITH THE EXISTING NUMBER OF GUARDS.

THAT IS THE REAL CHALLENGE WE ARE HAVING NOW.

THOSE WERE BEAR BRANCH IN WENDTWOODS AND WE IDENTIFIED THOSE POOLS DUE TO THE ATTRACTIONS IN THE POOL AND SOME OF THEIR LOCATION AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPTION THREE WHICH IS A 6/1 PLAN, SIX POOLS WOULD OPERATE FROM 12:00 TO 6:00 AND ONE WOULD OPERATE FROM 12:00 TO 8:00.

THAT WOULD BE A CHALLENGE.

WE DON'T SEE THAT AS A FEASIBLE OPTION RIGHT NOW DUE TO THE NUMBER OF GUARDS.

OPTION FOUR WOULD BE ALL POOLS GOING TO 2:00 TO 8:00 SCHEDULE.

AND THEN HAVING A 12:00 TO 6:00 SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

HOWEVER IT WOULD CANCEL THE SWIM LESSONS.

THE EVENING SWIM LESSONS.

OX FIVE IS 12:00 TO 8 -- OPTION FIVE IS 12:00 TO 8:00 AND WE WOULD ONLY HAVE FOUR POOLS OPEN.

HOW DO I GET THE CAPACITY IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF GUARDS? I HAVE TO FIND THE GUARDS SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE EXISTING POOL.

WE WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE HARPERS LANDING, WENDTWOODS AND BEAR BRANCH AND CANCEL SWIM LESSONS TO GET THE NUMBER OF GUARDS AVAILABLE FOR THE EXTENDED SHIFTS.

NEXT SLIDE.

ONE THING WE DID NOT TALK ABOUT YET WAS IDENTIFICATION OF A POSTSEASON SCHEDULE.

NORMALLY WE HAVE 8 OUT OF 14 POOLS THAT ARE OPEN.

WE ARE LOOKING AT A LAST DAY OF THE REGULAR SEASON ON AUGUST 11 FOR ALL THE POOLS EXCEPT WENDTWOODS.

ITS LAST DAY WOULD BE AUGUST 14.

THAT IS LARGELY DUE TO THE TOMBALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHEDULE AND THE CONROE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHEDULE.

THEY ARE JUST A LITTLE OFF AND WE ARE TRYING TO PROVIDE THE SCHEDULE.

WE HAVE A POSTSEASON SCHEDULE WHERE THE WEEKEND ARE ALDEN BRIDGE, BEAR BRANCH, SAWMILL AND WENDTM WOODS.

IT WOULD BE THROUGH LATE AUGUST.

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LAST THINGS THAT WE WOULD BE DOING WOULD BE THE STAFF IMPLEMENTATION.

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WE HAVE A NUMBER OF MEETINGS THIS WEEK TO IDENTIFY THE ELECTRICAL ISSUES AT THE LIKES EDGE BOAT HOUSE AND START TO ACCEPT THE RECREATION CENTER RESERVATIONS.

THEY ARE LARGELY ON HOLD BASED ON THE CAPACITY ISSUES AT THE BUILDING WE HAVE.

WE ARE TRYING TO MANAGE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GOING TO THE PROGRAMS VERSUS TAKING OUT MORE OF THAT TIME FOR THE PROGRAMS FOR RENTALS.

NEXT SLIDE.

IN CONCLUSION, THE OVERALL RECOMMENDATION IS TO PROCEED WITH THE PAVILION RESERVATIONS.

IT SHOULD SAY THE PAVILION RESERVATIONS, THE THIRD PARTY SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS.

THE POOL SCHEDULE OPTION TWO TO ALLOW TWO POOLS BEAR BRAND AND WENDTWOODS TO GO FROM 2:00 TOAL:00 P.M.

AND DO IT EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JUNE 22.

APPROVE THE POSTSEASON SCHEDULE AND THE TOWNSHIP SPECIAL EVENTS, ROCK THE ROWS, THE CONCERT IN THE PARK, AND THE WATERWAY NIGHTS PRESENTED IN THE BUDGETED DOLLARS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I WAS REALLY A BIG FAN OF OPTION THREE.

BUT THEN YOU SAID WE CAN'T DO IT.

>> SORRY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THAT IS OKAY.

ARE WE STILL HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH TRAINING ADDITIONAL LIFEGUARDS?

>> YES.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DO WE HAVE ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A MOTION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OUTLINED BY DIRECTOR NUNES?

>> ONE QUESTION.

GORDY? ONE QUESTION FOR DR. NUNES? YEAH, DR. NUNES, WHAT IS THE NATURE OF ELECTRICAL PROBLEM AT THE BOAT HOUSE?

>> THE NATURE OF THE ELECTRICAL LINE IS A BROKEN ELECTRICAL SERVICE LINE.

WE HAVE SERVICE THAT COMES FROM ONE OF THE ORIGINAL APARTMENT COMPLEX.

IT'S UNDERNEATH CEMENT.

WE BELIEVE SOME OF THE NEW CONSTRUCTION BROKE IT, COMPROMISED IT.

AND WE NOW ARE WORKING TO GET A NEW SERVICE TO THE AREA WITH A NEW EASEMENT.

AND THAT WAS FAIR AMOUNT OF THE MEETINGS EARLIER IN WEEK TO GET THIS ADDRESSED.

THERE IS DESIRE TO GET IT UP TO THE BOARD LEVEL, STAFF LEVEL.

IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS IN THE COURSE OF THE LAST SIX WEEKS, WE NEED THAT FACILITY OPEN.

WE DID ALMOST 1,000 RENTALS LAST WEEKEND.

>> OBVIOUSLY, I HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR THAT.

>> YES, SIR.

>> BUT I UNDERSTAND WITH THE CONSTRUCTION IN THAT AREA, I GUESSED THAT MIGHT BE WHAT THE ISSUE WAS.

THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW.

APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, IF I MAY BEFORE I MAKE A MOTION.

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT I HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ASK.

ONE, DR. NUNES, ABOUT THE ROB FLEMING AQUATIC CENTER.

IS THERE PLANS PERHAPS IN LATE JULY TO OPEN THAT? OR FOR THE SUMMER? ARE WE LOOKING AT LEAVING IT CLOSED? OR AT THIS POINT IN TIME, IT'S TO BE DETERMINED?

>> MY RECOMMENDATION AT THIS TIME IS I DO NOT HAVE THE GUARDS TO OPEN THAT FACILITY.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU.

THE OTHER I HAVE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE REACH OUT, THERE IS A QUICK, THIS IS ACCORDING TO OTHERS WHO EITHER CALL, TEXT OR E-MAIL, TURN-AROUND WITH REGARD TO ALDEN BRIDGE, CLOSING IT AND REOPENING.

IF YOU COULD -- I KNOW IT'S BEEN POSTED.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN ON THE WEBSITE.

SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

BUT IF YOU COULD RE-EMPHASIZE WHAT THE TOWNSHIP DID ONCE THAT WAS IDENTIFIED TO WHEN WE REOPENED, PLEASE.

>> SURE.

WE GOT WORD THAT ONE GUARD TESTED POSITIVE AFTER THEY CAME THROUGH OUR NORMAL PROCEDURES AND WERE SCREENING ALL STAFF FOR TEMPERATURES.

WE ARE NOW EVEN ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE, YOU KNOW, ANY CONDITIONS, THE NORMAL, YOU KNOW, HAVE YOU BEEN COUGHING? THOSE TYPE OF QUESTIONS.

THERE IS A QUESTIONNAIRE WE ASK THEM TO FILL OUT.

WE FOUND THAT THE INDIVIDUAL TESTED POSITIVE.

WE THEN IMMEDIATELY CLOSED THE POOL DOWN.

WE RESANITIZED FACILITY.

WE MOVED GUARDS AROUND.

THIS IS ANOTHER FACTOR WHY I'M CONCERNED ABOUT EXTENDING THE HOURS.

WE HAD TO MOVE GUARDS AROUND ON THE OFF DAYS TO FILL TOMORROW.

WE WERE ABLE TO BRING IN A NEW GROUP OF GUARDS.

TO THAT.

THE GUARDS -- EXCUSE ME, THE GUARDS AND THE STAFF THAT HAD CONTACT WITH THAT INDIVIDUAL, CLOSE CONTACT, YOU CAN BE AT A FACILITY AND NOT HAVE CLOSE CONTACT.

WE WORKED THROUGH THAT.

THOSE GUARDS NOW ARE GETTING TESTED.

THEY ARE NOT WORKING.

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NOTIFICATION OF THE VARIOUS PEOPLE AT THE POOL, ESPECIALLY OUR SWIM LESSON PARENTS AND KIDS.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION, DR. NUNES.

I MOVE, MR. CHAIRMAN, TO ACCEPT OPTION TWO.

AND HIS REPORT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

OPTION TWO AND THE FACILITIES AS OUTLINED?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: YES.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OPPOSED? OKAY.

THAT WILL PASS.

WE'LL WORK ON OPTION THREE.

I REALLY LIKE TO HAVE SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL OPTIONS BUT I UNDERSTAND CONSTRAINTS.

I THINK WE HAD ONE MORE PRESENTATION.

IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT IS CORRECT, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I HAVE A PRESENTATION.

BEFORE I GET INTO THIS, THE BASIS OF ALL THE DISCUSSION ON THIS PRESENTATION GETS DOWN TO REALLY ESSENTIALLY A COUPLE OF THINGS.

FIRST OF ALL, THINKING THROUGH TO THE FUTURE WHEN YOU WANT TO START MEETING IN PERSON AGAIN IF YOU WILL OPPOSED TO CURRENT SYSTEM OF MEETING BY VIDEO.

AND SECONDLY WHEN WE START DOING THAT, WHAT PROCEDURES DO WE NEED IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE KEEP THE RESIDENTS SAFE, THE BOARD SAFE AND THE STAFF SAFE? WE WILL BE GOING THROUGH SOME OF THAT.

WHAT I'LL BE ASKING THIS EVENING AT THE END IS TO CONSIDER GIVING A TIMELINE OF -- IT MAY NOT BE A DEFICIT.

IT COULD BE YOU WANT TO MEET THROUGH JULY BY VIDEO.

AND THEN AT THE END OF JULY YOU WILL CONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT TO REOPEN.

IF YOU WILL, THE BOARD MEETING FACILITIES.

THE MEETING FACILITIES USED BY OTHER GROUPS.

AND THEN THE TOWN HALL TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

SO IN MAY, WHAT THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS DID, YOU ESTABLISHED A SCHEDULE THAT YOU WOULD CONDUCT VIDEO BOARD MEMBERS THROUGH THE MONTH OF JUNE.

THE AT THE CURRENT TIME, TOWN HALL BOARD CHAMBERS AND THE MEETINGS ROOMS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND THE TOWN HALL LOBBY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

THE BOARD HAS A COUPLE OF OPTIONS YOU COULD CONSIDER MEETING.

ONE OF THOSE IS TO CONTINUE TO MEET REMOTELY THROUGH JULY AS LONG AS THE GOVERNOR DISASTER DECLARATION IS IN PLACE.

YOU MAY RECALL I SENT SOMETHING TO YOU EARLIER, A WEEK AGO THAT INDICATED THE GOVERNOR UPDATED IF YOU WILL, THE DISASTER DECLARATION.

THAT REALLY TAKES US THROUGH ABOUT JULY 12.

WE BELIEVE IT WILL PROBABLY BE REINSTATED IN JULY FOR ANOTHER MONTH.

BUT AGAIN, THAT COULD CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

THE RELEVANCE OF THAT DISASTER DECLARATION IS THAT IT ALLOWS FOR THE CONTINUED SUSPENSION OF THE CERTAIN PROVISIONS IN THE TEXAS OPEN MEETING ACT.

WITHOUT THAT SUSPENSION OF THE REGULATION WE CAN'T MEET REMOTELY.

THAT WOULD END THAT.

BUT WE DON'T EXPECT IT TO COME TO AN END IN JULY.

WE DON'T KNOW WHEN IT MAY END.

BUT WE EXPECT IT TO BE CONTINUED THROUGH JULY.

SO WITH THAT, I THINK THE REALLY ONLY TWO VIABLE OPTIONS FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER IS TO CONTINUE TO VIDEO CONFERENCES LET'S SAY THROUGH THE END OF JULY.

THEN YOU CAN DETERMINE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

OR TO RETURN TO THE IN-PERSON MEETINGS.

YOUR UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE JULY 16 AND JULY 22.

THOSE ARE THE REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS.

YOU THEN HAVE ONE ON JULY 30.

WHICH IS A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING TO RECEIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET.

THE FOLLOWING WEEK IT GETS INTENSE FOR THE BOARD THAT YOU HAVE UP TO FIVE DAYS THAT WEEK FROM 8:30 TO 12:00 NOON EACH DAY.

WHERE YOU WILL HAVE BUDGET WORK SESSIONS.

THOSE ARE THE PRESENTATIONS THAT YOU RECEIVE WHERE YOU REVIEW THE BUDGET AND THEN LATER ON YOU WOULD DETERMINE, YOU SET UP THE BUDGET HEARINGS.

BUT AGAIN FOR THE NEXT PROBABLY MONTH AND A HALF YOU HAVE A NUMBER OF THE MEETINGS COMING UP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE THING BEFORE WE GET IN TO THIS SLIDE THAT I SHOULD ALSO INDICATE, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK THAT YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW IS THAT AS WE ARE SEEING AGAIN THE NEW

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COVID-19 CASES, YOU WENT THROUGH THAT EARLIER, MR. CHAIRMAN.

WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A CONTINUED CONCERN FROM FOLKS ATTENDING LET'S SAY A PUBLIC MEETING OF ANY SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS.

SO, IF WE DECIDE TO PROCEED THAT WAY, I BELIEVE YOU WILL PROBABLY END UP WITH SOME RESIDENTS WHO MAY NOT COME TO THE MEETING BECAUSE OF THAT.

AND SOME WHO WOULD.

GOING FORWARD WE NEED TO FIND A WAY -- I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT A POINT OF HAVING A SCENARIO WHERE THE RESIDENTS COULD CONTINUE TO CALL IN.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE AVAILABLE PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THOSE THAT ATTEND THE MEETING.

SO THERE COULD BE VARIATION THERE BUT I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE A NUMBER OF FOLKS WHO WOULD HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT COMING TO THE MEETINGS.

TO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ARRANGEMENT IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO WITH IN-PERSON BOARD MEETINGS HOW THAT WOULD BE ARRANGED.

WHAT WE BELIEVE WOULD NEED TO HAPPEN IS ALL SEVEN DIRECTORS WOULD BE SEATED AT THE DAIS.

WE WOULD SPREAD THOSE AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

WE HAVE ORDERED ACRYLIC SHIELDS TO INSTALL BETWEEN THE SEATS.

SO THAT GIVES SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT.

THE DISTANCING, I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S RIGHT ON SIX FEET BUT IT'S AS MUCH AS WE CAN EXPAND IT ON THE EXISTING PODIUM, OR DAIS UP THERE.

THE PRECEDENT GENERAL MANAGER AND THE TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY WOULD MOVE TO THE STAFF SIDE BOARD.

WE WOULD PUT IN ADDITIONAL TABLES TO ACCOMMODATE THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE PODIUM MICS BECAUSE THERE WOULD NOT BE MICROPHONES AT THE TABLE.

THE SPEAKER MICROER PHONE IS SIX FEET FROM THE DAIS.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ADDITIONAL STAFF, WHAT WE WOULD TRY TO DO IS SPACE EVERYTHING SIX FEET APART IN THE BOARD CHAMBERS.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT WHEN YOU START SPACING IT LIKE THAT, THE SEATING IN THE BOARD CHAMBERS WOULD BE LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE IN ADDITION.

THIS IS THE PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO BE THERE OVER AND ABOVE THE BOARD MEMBERS.

30 PEOPLE WOULD CONSIST OF STAFF AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

THE OVERFLOW SEATING IS LIMITED TO NINE SEATS IN THE CHAMBER LOBBY AND TO THE 20 SEATS IN WHAT IS CALLED THE BIG MEETING ROOM.

150/152.

EACH OF THOSE AREAS IS EQUIPPED WITH A VIDEO FEED OF THE MEETING.

SO EVERYBODY IF PEOPLE WOULD COME FROM ONE TO THE OTHER TO EITHER MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT OR TO ENTER ON A PARTICULAR ITEM UNDER DISCUSSION IT IS WORKABLE.

THEY CAN SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE BOARD MEETING ROOM.

WE WOULD ENHANCE THE CLEANING OF THAT, OF THE BOARD CHAMBERS PREMEETING.

WE WOULD AGAIN, TRY TO SECURE, MAKE SURE WE HAD GOOD DISTANCING ON THE CHAIRS.

WE WOULD HAVE A PERSONAL PROTECTION STATION THAT PEOPLE COULD PICK UP MASKS.

WE WOULD ANTICIPATE HAVING A TEMPERATURE CHECK.

HEALTH SCREENING STATION.

AND AGAIN, TRY TO LIMIT THE NUMBER, OR THE AMOUNT OF PAPER BEING EXCHANGED IF YOU WILL.

WE WOULD TRY TO CUT THAT DOWN AS BEST WE CAN.

A COUPLE OF ISSUES THAT THE BOARD SHOULD DETERMINE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO I MENTIONED HEALTH SCREENING, TEMPERATURE CHECKS.

THAT IS WHAT WOULD OCCUR WHEN YOU COME IN THE DOOR.

IN THE OTHER TOWN HALL WE ARE REQUIRING THE TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES TO WEAR MASKS WHEN OUTSIDE OF THEIR OFFICE AREAS.

WE WOULD NEED TO HAVE THE DISCUSSION ON WHERE THE BOARD WOULD CHOOSE TO GO WITH THIS IF AND WHEN YOU OPEN THE MEETING ROOMS. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS RESTATES THAT ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE ATTENDING THE MEETING WOULD HAVE A TEMPERATURE CHECK, A HEALTH SCREENING, GO THROUGH THE PROTOCOL BEFORE ENTERING THE CHAMBERS.

WE WOULD PUT THAT INFORMATION ON THE, ON OUR AGENDA TO INDICATE WHAT

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PEOPLE CAN EXPECT WHEN THEY GET TO THE MEETING.

AGAIN, WE HAVE HIGHLIGHTED FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED.

OR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

WE NEED ONE OF THOSE TO REALLY BE SET AS TO SHOWING THE FOLKS WHAT WE EXPECT IF THEY COME TO THE BOARD CHAMBERS.

WE MAY END UP HAVING TO CHANGE UP PUBLIC COMMENT A LITTLE BIT.

AGAIN OUR STANDARD PROCESS WE PROVIDE A SIGNUP SHEET AT THE FRONT DESK BEFORE THE START OF THE MEETING.

WE DELIVER THAT TO CHAIRMAN WHEN THE MEETING STARTS.

WE MAY AUTOMATE THAT PROCESS BUT THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN DETERMINE INTERNALLY.

THE OTHER THING WE COULD DO IS GO TO THE PREREGISTRATION PROCESS WHERE A PERSON REQUESTS TO SPEAK AND SUBMITS IT IN IF ADVANCE SO NO SIGNUP SHEET WOULD HAVE TO BE PROVIDED AT THE DOOR.

AGAIN, THAT IS KIND OF THE EXCHANGE IF YOU WILL USING A PEN, PAPER, GIVING THAT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.

IT'S JUST THAT TOUCH TYPE OF ISSUE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WOULD SPEAK FROM THE PODIUM WHEN CALLED UPON.

AND THE PODIUM AND THE MICROPHONE WOULD BE CLEAN BETWEEN SPEAKERS.

NEXT SLIDE.

DURING OUR NORMAL, I GUESS, PROCESS WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE, OR PRE COVID-19, WE HAD 25 MEETINGS A MONTH IN TOWN HAL.

SO YOU HAD 230 MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT WOULD BE COMING IN THE MEETINGS.

PRIMARY GROUPS BEING DEVELOPMENT STANDARD COMMITTEE, RESIDENTIAL DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEES, A NUMBER OF THOSE.

VISIT THE WOODLANDS.

VILLAGE ASSOCIATION ALSO MET IN THE MEETING ROOMS. WHAT ALSO HAPPENS IN TOWN HALL WE PREVIOUSLY HAD A NUMBER OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT COME IN TO MEET WITH STAFF.

MAKE RESERVATIONS.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS.

CURRENTLY THESE TYPES OF THINGS BEING HANDLED BY PHONE, E-MAIL, AND OF THE REGULAR MAIL.

FOR REOPENING FOR THE PUBLIC WE NEED TO DETERMINE WHAT THE STANDARD PROTOCOLS WILL BE AND TELL THE PUBLIC WHAT THE EXPECTATION IS AS THEY COME IN THE TOWN HALL FACILITIES, WHAT THEY SHOULD EXPECT.

AGAIN, MY RECOMMENDATION IS A SCREENING WOULD TAKE PLACE.

AND AGAIN IN GOING, BEING IN THE EMPLOYEE AREA OF TOWN HALL I BELIEVE THAT ANYBODY IN THERE, UNLESS THEY ARE JUST IN A PRIVATE OFFICE SHOULD BE WEARING A FACE MASK OF SOME TYPE.

>> DON, ONE QUESTION.

THE GROUPS THAT YOU ARE OUTLINING THERE, NONE OF THOSE GROUPS ARE ACTUALLY BOUND BY THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, ARE THEY?

>> THE D.S.C.

HAS REQUIREMENTS.

AND AGAIN, YOU CAUGHT ME KIND OF COLD HERE ON THAT ONE.

I KNOW THEY ACT JUST LIKE EVERYTHING HAS TO COMPLY WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS BUT I'M NOT FOR SURE OF THE ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENT ON THE STATE LEVEL.

>> YEAH, WE NEED TO CLARIFY THAT.

>> OKAY.

>> OBVIOUSLY IF THEY DON'T, TO ME WE SHOULD CONTINUE ZOOMING ALL THOSE MEETINGS UNTIL SUCH TIME -- THE ONLY REASON WHY WE WOULD EVEN CONTEMPLATE COMING BACK IN MY VIEW IS THAT THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION HAS BEEN ENDED AND WE ARE REQUIRED TO.

IF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED, I THINK WE HAVE PROVEN WE CAN DO THIS WORK VIA ZOOM VERY EFFECTIVELY.

>> SURE.

AND I WILL GET THAT INFORMATION TO YOU.

I APOLOGIZE IT.

I DON'T HAVE IT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD TODAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, AGAIN, ON A REOPENING, AND AGAIN YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT, DIRECTOR RIESER.

I THINK THE ZOOM MEETINGS HAVE BEEN GOING VERY WELL FOR ALL OF THE GROUPS.

BUT AS YOU LOOK DOWN THE ROAD, WHETHER WE WOULD CHANGE TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS IN JULY, AUGUST OR WHENEVER IT WOULD BE WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS GET THE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO GET ANY EQUIPMENT WE NEED IN AND REALLY PREPARE OURSELVES FOR WHENEVER THE BOARD SHOULD DECIDE THAT YOU REALLY WANT TO REOPEN THOSE FACILITIES.

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WHAT WE ALSO KNOW WITH THIS IS THAT EVEN IF WE REOPEN TO THE GROUPS, THE ONLY ROOM THAT REALLY WORKS IS 150/152.

SO RATHER THAN HAVING A NUMBER OF MEETINGS IN ONE.

WHAT WE WOULD NEED TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME BETWEEN MEETINGS TO ACTUALLY DO THE SANITIZING THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED.

AGAIN, WHAT WE WOULD DO, WHAT WE WOULD RECOMMEND IS WE HAD NO OUTSIDE FOOD, BEVERAGES PERMITTED IN TOWN HALL.

AND THIS WOULD, WE WOULD BE PROHIBITING FOOD VENDOR, CATERER, PERSONNEL FROM TOWN HALL.

AND REALLY PRETTY MUCH LOCKING DOWN ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

THE OTHER THING IS THAT VISITORS, THE PUBLIC WISHING TO ATTEND D.S.C.

OR RDRC MEETINGS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING.

AND WAIT IN THE BOARD CHAMBERS LOBBY UNTIL SUMMONED.

AGAIN, THAT IS TRYING TO KEEP THE NUMBERS DOWN IN ALL OF THESE MEETINGS SHOULD THEY OCCUR.

SO, I GUESS, I BELIEVE THAT IS ALL I HAD ON THE PRESENTATION.

THE QUESTION REALLY COMES DOWN TO IN MY ESTIMATION WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO FOR THE MONTH OF JULY? REALLY, PROBABLY FOR THE FIRST HALF OF AUGUST? YOU HAVE REGULAR MEETINGS COMING AND YOU START YOUR BUDGET MEETINGS.

SO I THINK YOU SHOULD PROBABLY LUMP THOSE, IF AGAIN ASSUMING THE GOVERNOR ALLOWS THE DISASTER DECLARATION TO CONTINUE HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROCEED WITH THE MEETING? OR MEETINGS?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I HEARD DIRECTOR RIESER SAID ZOOM AS LONG AS YOU CAN ZOOM.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE THOUGHTS?

>> I WILL CONCUR.

I THINK WE ARE FORTUNATE IN THIS DAY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE HAVE.

IF IT'S FOR THE SAFETY, IT APPEARS TO WORK FOR THE BOARD MEETINGS I THINK IF THE GOVERNOR SO ALLOWS WE COULD CONTINUE TO HAVE OUR ZOOM MEETINGS, TOO.

>> I WOULD AGREE, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

CAN I ASK FOR CLARIFICATION, DON? I KNOW WE HAD A PREBUDGET OR A PRESENTATION OF THE BUDGET ON THE 30TH OF JULY.

IF WE SCHEDULE THAT AS A BUDGET WORKSHOP, DOES IT CHANGE SOME OF THE PROCEDURES WE'D HAVE TO GO THROUGH? OR WE STILL HAVE TO HAVE AN OPENING AND CLOSING?

>> IF YOU WILL RECALL, THE PURPOSE OF THAT -- IT'S REALLY A NEW PROCESS IN JULY 30.

DIRECTOR BONIFACE PREVIOUSLY ONCE WE GOT THROUGH WITH THE 2020 BUDGET HAD RECOMMENDED AND THE BOARD SUPPORTED ACTUALLY HAVING THE INITIAL BUDGET PRESENTATION, KIND OF THE OVERVIEW TO THE PUBLIC PRIOR TO THE BOARD TAKING UP THE WORKSHOPS FOR THE BUDGET.

THAT IS WHAT THE MEETING ON THE 30TH WOULD BE ALL ABOUT.

SO IT'S SIMILAR TO A REGULAR BOARD MEETING IN JUST PRESENTING THIS IN A PUBLIC FORMAT.

THEN YOU GO INTO THE FOLLOWING WEEK, YOU GO INTO YOUR WORKSHOP IF YOU WILL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> I THINK BRIAN WHEN HE WAS PROPOSING THAT WAS THE, HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME WITH THE BUDGET BEFORE WE ACTUALLY SAT DOWN IN A WORKSHOP SESSION.

SO, YOU KNOW, BUT I JUST THINK THAT FRANKLY, DON, I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB OF COMING ONE A PLAN.

IF WE ARE FORCED TO IMPLEMENT IT, WE'LL -- I THINK WE CAN GET THROUGH THAT.

ONE THING I MIGHT OFFER TO YOU ON THE PUBLIC COMMENT IS WE CAN JUST HAVE A TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEE WITH AN IPAD TAKING THE INFORMATION.

THEN IT CAN BE TRANSFERRED ELECTRONICALLY WITHOUT ANYBODY ELSE TOUCHING THE DEVICE.

>> SURE.

>> I THINK THAT WOULD BE BETTER THAN A PREREGISTRATION.

BUT I DO THINK THAT WE HAVE PROVEN WE CAN DO THE CALL-IN PUBLIC COMMENT.

I THINK THAT SHOULD BECOME A PERMANENT PART OF OUR MEETINGS GOING FORWARD.

THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOW UP AT TOWN HALL TO MAKE A COMMENT.

I THINK ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE HEALTH CONCERNS AND IN THIS KIND OF CRAZY ENVIRONMENT WE ARE OPERATING IN.

THANKS FOR DOING ALL THAT.

IT LOOKS LIKE A SOLID PLAN.

>> THE OTHER THING -- >> YEAH.

>> EXCUSE ME.

THE OTHER THAT DIRECTOR BONIFACE HAD MENTIONED ABOUT THE, IF I RECALL, ABOUT THE

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JULY 30 MEETING AND HAVING IT IN THE EVENING WAS TO ALLOW PEOPLE, RESIDENTS TO COME AND GIVE THEIR THOUGHTS ON ANY TYPE OF THE BUDGET ITEMS AS WELL AS WHAT THEY FELT THEY WOULD LIKE US TO CONSIDER BEFORE WE BEGIN THAT NEXT WEEK.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE CALL-IN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT OPTION GOES AWAY WHEN THEY WAIVE ALL REMOTE MEETINGS.

I AGREE IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE COULD DO THAT BUT ONCE WE GET BACK IN PERSON IT COMES BACK TO THE OLD WAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO DO WE HAVE AGREEMENT WE STAY ON ZOOM UNTIL THE GOVERNOR REPEALS THAT AUTHORITY?

>> YES.

>> I'LL MOVE.

I MOVE TO REMAIN ZOOMING UNTIL IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO MEET IN PERSON.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> SECOND.

EVERYBODY IN AGREEMENT WITH THAT?

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'RE ZOOMING.

THERE WE GO.

HELP STAFF PLAN FOR THE FUTURE?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YOU WANT THE FACILITY ANSWER NEXT.

>> WHENEVER IT SHOULD BE.

BASED ON IT WILL PROBABLY BE AT LEAST COVID-19 IN SOME STATE WILL BE CONTINUING AT LEAST FOR A WHILE.

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF WE KNEW WHAT YOUR EXPECTATIONS WOULD BE FOR THE PUBLIC COMING IN, IN THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO GET WHATEVER EQUIPMENT WE NEED FOR SCREENING AT THE FRONT IF WE ARE GOING TO DO A TEMPERATURE TEST COMING IN THE CHAMBERS AND THE HEALTH SCREENINGS.

SO IT WOULD BE GOOD TO KNOW IF YOU SUPPORT THAT, SO THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY RAMP UP AND GET READY FOR THAT.

>> I WOULD SUPPORT THAT, DON.

THAT WE ARE READY.

IT MAY NOT BE NECESSARY.

I THINK WE SHOULD FOLLOW WHATEVER THE C.D.C. AND THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE.

IT CAN'T HURT FOR TO US BE READY TO DO THIS.

AND HAVING THE NO-TOUCH THERMOMETERS SO WE CAN MAKE TEMPERATURES WHEN BRINGING PEOPLE IN.

AND THE MASK REQUIREMENT, REALLY SHOULD FOLLOW WHATEVER IS BEING RECOMMENDED BY THE C.D.C. AND THE GOVERNOR AT THAT TIME.

WE MAY HAVE TO IMPLEMENT THIS AS EARLY AS THE FIRST JULY BOARD MEETING.

I THINK YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO GO OUT AND START GETTING READY.

HOPEFULLY IT WILL GET BETTER AND WE WON'T HAVE TO USE IT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE SHOULD HAVE MASKS ON HAND FOR THOSE WHO SHOW UP WITHOUT THEM.

>> YEP.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: HAND SANITIZER.

I DON'T THINK WE ARE GOING TO NEED PLEXIGLASS IN BETWEEN -- THE WAY THE SEATING IS SET UP RIGHT NOW WE GOT IT SPACED OUT.

I DON'T THINK YOU NEED PLEXIGLASS BETWEEN SIX FEET SEPARATION.

IF WE HAD TO HAVE OVERFLOW WE COULD DO OVERFLOW EVEN IN THE LOBBY WHERE WE HAVE THE VIDEO ROUTED OUT.

THE AUDIO AND THE VIDEO GOES INTO THE LOBBY AS WELL, CORRECT?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

YES.

>> CHAIRMAN? I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE PLEXIGLASS SEPARATING THE BOARD MEMBERS BECAUSE IT WILL ALLOW US THEN, IF I UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY, WE'LL HAVE PLEXIGLASS IN THE FRONT AND THE SIDES, MR. PRESIDENT, MR. NORRELL, RIGHT, IN THE FRONT AND THE SIDES? THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO TAKE OUR MASKS OFF.

>> NO, THE WAY IT WOULD SET UP, YOU WOULD HAVE IT ON THE SIDES.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: IT WOULDN'T BE IN THE FRONT? BUT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT.

BUT IF THAT COULD ALLOW TO US TAKE OUR MASKS OUT IT WOULD BE WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I WAS TALKING ABOUT THE PLEXIGLASS BETWEEN OUR RESIDENTS.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: OH, NOT WITH THE RESIDENTS, NO.

BETWEEN THE BOARD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THE RESIDENTS WOULD BE SPREAD SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER.

I WOULD BE EXCESSIVE USE OF THE PLEXIGLASS.

>> YEAH.

THE OTHER THING I THINK ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO GO THROUGH THE SAME HEALTH CHECKS ON THE WAY IN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

OUR FOREHEAD SHOULD BE SCANNED IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE EVERYBODY ELSE DOING IT, WE SHOULD DO THE SAME.

RIGHT NOW IF YOU FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR'S INTERACTIONS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE COUNTIES, THERE IS ALREADY A COUPLE OF COUNTIES IN TEXAS WITH MANDATORY MASK-WEARING INSIDE BUILDINGS.

NOT PRIVATE RESIDENCE BUT INSIDE THE OFFICE BUILDINGS AND PLACES OF BUSINESS.

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HARRIS AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAVEN'T GONE THERE YET.

BUT THE GOVERNOR DID GIVE THEM LEEWAY TO DO SO.

SO ANTICIPATION OF THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE READY TO GO IF AND WHEN THAT MANDATE COMES DOWN.

SO, YEAH, I DON'T KNOW THAT PLEXIGLASS BETWEEN OUR DAIS STATIONS WILL BE SUFFICIENT, DR. SHELLEY, ON TAKING OUR OWN MASKS OFF.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: MAYBE WE COULD ARRANGE TO HAVE A COMPLETE BOX.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I'M THINKING THE POPE, THE POPE-MOBILE.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: LIKE THAT.

THE POPE MOBILE.

PERFECT.

CAN YOU DO THAT MAGIC, DON?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I AM RISKING MY LIFE NOT TO BE IN A BOX.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: YOU'LL HAVE AN EXIT IN THE BACK.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE CLOSED IN THE BACK.

BUT IN THE FRONT.

AND THE SIDES.

>> AS LONG AS WE MORE THAN SIX FEET APART, EVEN INSIDE, THAT REALLY SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE.

I WILL BE HAPPY TO MEASURE SIX FEET FROM THE FRONT OF THE DAIS.

WE'LL PUT A CHALK LINE OUT THERE AND NOBODY CAN CROSS IT.

I THINK LIKE I SAID, I REALLY DO THINK THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL EXTEND US THROUGH THE END OF JULY FOR SURE.

POSSIBLY AUGUST BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY TO GET PEOPLE IN THE SPACES.

NOT SO MUCH FOR OUR BENEFIT.

HOPEFULLY BY THAT TIME IT WILL HAVE DIED DOWN TO THE POINT WHERE WE ARE RESUMING RELATIVELY REASONABLE TRANSACTIONAL STATE.

BUT ANYWAY, I DO LIKE -- >> SORRY, BRUCE.

DID WE HIT ALL THE FACILITY QUESTIONS YOU HAD?

>> YES, SIR, YOU DID.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

DR. SNYDER, YOU DIDN'T HAVE A PRESENTATION.

DID YOU HAVE UPDATES YOU WANTED TO PROVIDE? YOU'RE ON MUTE.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I WILL HAVE MINE NEXT WEEK.

SEVERAL OF THE NON-PROFITS WANTED THE NUMBERS TO BE MORE ACCURATE.

ASKED IF -- THEY HAD IF WE COULD SHARE THAT ON THE MEETING ON THE 25TH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IF THAT CONCLUDES THE UPDATES ON THIS AGENDA ITEM WE WILL

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MOVE TO ITEM 9.

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WE WILL HAVE SHERIFF HENDERSON PRESENT.

>> HERE I AM.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU, EVEN THOUGH IT IS VIA ZOOM.

ANN, I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE LUNCH.

>> HELLO, SHERIFF.

>> A PORTION OF THIS A SECOND TIME.

I HAVE CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD TO MY SCREEN TO THE LEFT.

IF YOU SEE ME LOOK TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON I MAY BE REFERENCING HIM FROM TIME TO TIME.

I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THIS.

WE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, I CAN SPEAK FOR EVERYONE I KNOW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CERTAINLY FOR MY AGENCY ARE HORRIFIED, DISGUSTED, COMPLETELY TAKEN ABACK BY WHAT HAPPENED IN MINNESOTA.

THAT DEATH IS NOT REFLECTIVE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.

I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT.

WE WORK HARD AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO ENSURE INCIDENTS LIKE THIS DON'T HAPPEN.

WE HAVE A STRATEGIC PLAN WE HAVE PRESENTED TO Y'ALL ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, UPDATES AS WE HAVE GONE THROUGH.

THE STRATEGIC PLAN IS IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE FERGUSON RIOTS.

I WAS ASKED MANY TIMES BEFORE I TOOK OFFICE ABOUT WHAT WE WOULD DO TO PREVENT A FERGUSON INCIDENT FROM HAPPENING AND WHAT WE WOULD DO IF A FERGUSON INCIDENT HAPPENED.

ALL OF THAT IS ADDRESSED AS WE WENT THROUGH THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

THE AGENCY HAS FOUR CORE VALUES ON THE SCREEN BEHIND ME.

WE ADOPTED THOSE CORE VALUES TO ENSURE THE WAY WE WORK WITH THE PUBLIC AND RESPOND TO CALLS ARE COMPASSIONATE AND TRUSTED.

I STRESS TO THE PERSONNEL CONSTANTLY IF YOU TAKE OUR CORE VALUES AND THE CORE VALUES BECOME WHO YOU ARE, NOT ONLY DOES IT MAKE YOU A BETTER COP BUT IT MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON.

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN HAS A LOT OF ELEMENTS THAT SPEAK TO THE CRISIS TO KEEP IT FROM

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HAPPENING.

THERE IS NONE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE STRATEGY OF COMMUNITY POLICING.

AS YOU KNOW THE MODEL THAT WE HAVE IN THE WOODLANDS IS I BELIEVE ONE OF THE BEST MODELS THAT THERE IS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

I'M PROUD OF IT.

I KNOW YOU ARE AS WELL.

IT WAS MY GOAL WHEN I CAME IN OFFICE TO TAKE THAT MODEL AND GENERALIZE IT TO THE REST OF THE COUNTY.

WE HAVE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB OF DOING THAT.

I'M PROUD OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND THE COMMUNITY INTERACTION.

COMMUNITY POLICING IS WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC.

IT'S NOT A PROGRAM.

IT'S NOT SOFT ON CRIME.

IT IS SIMPLY WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE PARTNERS.

SO WE HAVE TRUST.

SO WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN WE HAVE ALREADY LAID THAT GROUNDWORK.

WE HAVE ALREADY WORKED WITH THE PUBLIC TO MEET THEM, TO HAVE INFLUENCERS UNDERSTAND WE ARE HERE TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND WE HAVE HIRED THE BEST MEN AND WOMEN AVAILABLE TO DO THE JOB.

THEY ARE WELL TRAINED AND THEY HAVE SERVANT HEARTS.

THAT IS WHAT WE WORK TO, YOU KNOW, TO EXUDE IN THE COMMUNITY ON A REGULAR BASIS.

SO, AS FAR AS SOME OF THE MEASURES THAT WE HAVE REVIEWED SINCE THE GEORGE FLOYD MURDER WOULD BE I HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF REQUEST FROM THE PUBLIC, AS PROBABLY HAVE MANY OF YOU, ASKING WHAT WE DO AND WHAT WE MIGHT DO DIFFERENTLY? THERE IS ONE IN PARTICULAR WE ARE REVIEWING.

WE HAVEN'T ADOPTED A POLICY YET.

WE ARE REVIEWING OUTRIGHT BAN ON CHOKEHOLD.

WE DON'T TRAIN A CHOKEHOLD.

THERE IS NO MANEUVER IN THE POLICY THAT SAYS A CHOKEHOLD IS APPROPRIATE.

OF COURSE, IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN IN A FIGHT, YOU KNOW YOU DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO WIN THE FIGHT.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON'T TEACH PULLING HAIR.

BUT THAT IS A TACTIC YOU MIGHT USE THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO USE TO WIN THE FIGHT.

SO WITH A CHOKEHOLD, IT WOULD BE SIGNIFICANT AIR FLOW RESTRICTION THAT WOULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO DEATH.

SO THERE IS A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE TO ENSURE WE HAVE THE RIGHT LANGUAGE.

SO WE GIVE DEPUTIES CORRECT GUIDANCE ON HOW TO PROCEED IN CERTAIN INSTANCES LIKE THAT AND PROTECT OUR CITIZENS THAT WE MIGHT BE IN AN ALTERCATION WITH.

USE OF FORCE REPORTING IS SOMETHING THAT IS CONTROVERSIAL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR MANY YEARS.

ALL USES OF FORCE ARE DOCUMENTED.

THEY ARE REVIEWED THROUGH THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.

SO ANY INSTANCES THAT MAY HAVE ANY ELEMENT THAT MAY INVOLVE AN EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE IS INVESTIGATED INTERNALLY THROUGH A SPECIFIC INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION BUT THERE IS ANYTHING CRIMINALLY RELATED THAT WOULD BE REFERRED TO THE D.A.'S OFFICE AS WELL.

OUR USE OF FORCE SOFTWARE DOES HAVE AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM WHICH IS ANOTHER ELEMENT CALLED FOR ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE HAD THAT FOR MANY YEARS WHICH WOULD MEAN IF A DEPUTY HAS "X" AMOUNT OF INCIDENTS IN A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD THAT THERE IS A WARNING SENT TO SUPERVISORS TO SAY HEY, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THIS GUY.

HE HAS THREE USES OF FORCE IN THE LAST YEAR.

THAT IS AN EXAMPLE.

I DON'T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT THE THRESHOLDS ARE.

BUT YOU WOULD LOOK TO SEE IF THERE IS A PRACTICE OF HEAVY HANDEDNESS OR USE OF FORCE TO ADDRESS THAT BEFORE IT BECOMES A BIGGER PROBLEM.

ANOTHER ELEMENT LOOKED AT IS A NATIONAL REGISTRY FOR BAD COPS.

WE HAVE THAT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS ALREADY.

IT'S THROUGH OUR GOVERNING BODY.

THERE IS A FORM YOU COMPLETE WHENEVER YOU HAVE A SEPARATION OF A PEACE OFFICER FOR WHATEVER REASON.

YOU CAN GET AN HONORABLE, A GENERAL, OR DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE.

THERE IS DEFINITIONS IN THERE.

ANY AGENCY HIRED IS MANDATED TO DO A BACKGROUND CHECK.

THAT IS ONE OF THE FIRST FORMS YOU WILL SEE ON TOP OF ANY BACKGROUND PACKET WHAT THE DISCHARGE WAS FROM ANOTHER AGENCY.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THAT FORM.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO IMPROVE AND THE GOVERNING BODY AS WELL.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT TEXAS HAS BUT IT DOES NEED IMPROVEMENT.

THE IMPEDIMENT TO A LOT OF THE POLICY CHANGES CALLED UPON ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE REALLY DIRECTED BY UNIONS.

TEXAS IS NOT A STRONG UNION STATE.

AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL I DON'T HAVE TO LOOK TO ANYONE TO CHANGE A POLICY AS FAR AS A GOVERNING BODY LIKE A CITY COUNCIL OR COMMISSIONER'S COURT.

I CAN CHANGE IT UNILATERALLY.

I DO IT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO ENSURE THAT EVERYTHING IS

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LEGAL AND PRUDENT.

BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY IMPEDIMENT SUCH AS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

AS WE SEE CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE WE ARE ABLE TO DO THOSE IN-HOUSE.

AND THE ISSUE OF BODY CAMS COMES UP ON A REGULAR BASIS AS WELL.

WE DO HAVE 113 BODY CAMERAS AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

WE HAVE BEEN A COMPLETE 100% VIDEO DEPARTMENT SINCE 2002.

SO EVERY VEHICLE THAT IS USED TO MAKE A TRAFFIC STOP OF ALL OF THE MARKED CARS HAVE VIDEO.

AND AUDIO CAPABILITIES.

SO WE HAVE BEEN ADDING BODY CAMERAS SLOWLY AS WE HAVE GONE ALONG.

BECAUSE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD MURDER, I HAVE LOOKED TO GET QUOTES ON BUYING ANOTHER 150 SO WE CAN OUTFIT ALL OF OUR PATROL DIVISION AND THEN SOME OF THE SPECIALIZED UNITS AS WELL.

SO IT IS PRETTY EXPENSIVE.

THE STORAGE IS THE BIGGER IMPEDIMENT THAN THE CAMERA IS.

WE WITH WORKING TOWARD GETTING THAT DONE.

I THINK THE TIME IS NOW TO GET THAT DONE.

SO THAT IS A QUICK RUN-THROUGH OF OUR RESPONSE TO THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD.

I WANTED TO SEE IF Y'ALL HAD ANY QUESTIONS Y'ALL WOULD LIKE TO ASK ME.

>> I HAVE ONE, MR. CHAIRMAN, IF I MAY.

SHERIFF HENDERSON, ONE, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU AND THE OTHER OFFICERS DO IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

AND KNOW THAT YOU PERSONALLY HAVE BEEN A PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE WOODLANDS SINCE I BELIEVE THE EARLY '90S.

SO THANK YOU.

IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU, YOUR DEPARTMENT MIGHT NEED AS WE GO INTO THE BUDGET SEASON? KNOW THAT FUNDS ARE GOING TO BE CHALLENGE FOR 2021.

BUT IS THERE SOMETHING THAT -- YOU MENTIONED THE BODY CAMERAS.

IS THAT SOMETHING YOU ARE LOOKING AT ADDING TO OR NEEDING MORE?

>> YES, MA'AM.

THAT BODY CAMERAS WOULD BE AN AREA WE WOULD LOOK TO.

YOU HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS WITH THE FUNDING FOR TRAINING.

OF NOTE, WE JUST FINISHED OUR AUTISM AWARENESS TRAINING.

THAT IS AN AREA THAT COULD LEAD TO A POTENTIAL USE OF FORCE THAT WE THROUGH THE TRAINING HOPEFULLY MAY BE ABLE TO AVOID EITHER USING FORCE OR DEADLY FORCE.

INITIATIVES LIKE THAT ARE IMPORTANT.

DOCUMENTING THAT.

THE BODY CAMERAS ARE AN ADD-ON FEATURE TO OUR EXISTING IN-CAR VIDEO SYSTEM.

SO ALL THE DEPUTIES HAVE A MICROPHONE WORKING WITH THE BODY CAM SYSTEM.

THEY HAVE THIN WIRES SO IT TURNS IN TO A BODY CAMERA/MIC FOR THE IN-CAR VIDEO SYSTEM.

SO ONE EVENT IS REPORTED -- CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD BROUGHT A SAMPLE TODAY IF I COULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU.

>> THAT IS THE SYSTEM.

IT DOESN'T SHOW UP WELL WITH THE BACKGROUND SCREEN BUT IT MOUNTS ON THE FRONT OF THE UNIFORM.

THERE IS A MAGNET ON THE BACK OF IT.

WITH IT BEING THE SAME BRAND AS THE IN-CAR VIDEO SYSTEM, IT'S A LOT CHEAPER.

IT'S ONE STORAGE SYSTEM.

I THINK THAT IS THE DIRECTION FOR TO US GO AS AN AGENCY.

IT IS DIFFICULT WHEN YOU GET AS BIG AS WE ARE AND BEHIND THE CURVE AS WE WERE.

ONCE AGAIN IT'S THE STORAGE.

FOR 150 CAMERAS OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, INCREASED STORAGE WE WOULD NEED WHICH WAS THE CLOUD-BASED STORAGE, WHICH WE DON'T LIKE, BUT THAT IS WHAT IT IS.

THAT IS THE WAY THE WORLD IS GOING.

IT WOULD BE $600,000 JUST TO EXPAND STORAGE FOR THE ADDITIONAL 150 BODY CAMERAS.

THAT IS ALWAYS THE ISSUE.

STORAGE OF IT, REVIEW OF IT.

PRODUCTION OF IT.

FOR CRIMINAL CASES.

FOR LAWSUITS AND OPEN RECORDS REQUEST, THE STORAGE.

THAT IS THE HIDDEN GREMLIN OF BODY CAMERAS THAT IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED.

THAT IS MY NUMBER ONE.

IF I ASKED CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD I'M SURE HE WOULD PROVIDE YOU WITH OTHER ITEMS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I APPRECIATE THAT.

I THINK SO MANY OF US DON'T REALIZE POPULATION WISE WE ARE THE 11TH LARGEST COUNTY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

I BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE SHARED THAT WE HAVE THE 7TH LARGEST POLICE FORCE.

>> YES, MA'AM.

7TH LARGEST OFFICE IN THE STATE.

LARGELY BECAUSE OF THE WOODLANDS.

BECAUSE IT'S UNINCORPORATED AREA AND THE WOODLANDS CONTRACT.

AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ITSELF, UNINCORPORATED COUNTY.

82% OR SO.

THE NUMBER CHANGES FROM TIME TO TIME.

THAT IS ABOUT WHERE WE ARE.

IT'S A LARGE AGENCY.

IT DOESN'T TURN ON A DIME.

THAT IS FOR SURE.

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COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, THE TIME IS NOW.

THE MONEY IS WELL WORTH IT TO BE SPENT.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU.

>> YES, MA'AM.

ANYONE ELSE?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I WANT TO THANK YOU, GUYS, FOR ALL THE ENHANCED LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

IT MAY NOT BE APPARENT TO EVERYONE BUT I KNOW THROUGH THE CAPTAIN HOLIFIELD, YOURSELF AND OTHER AGENCIES YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN DOING A GOOD JOB MONITORING THE VARIOUS PROTESTS THAT HAVE BEEN HELD WITHIN THE WOODLANDS.

THE PRAYER VIGIL THAT WAS HELD AT OUR CHURCH AND OTHER WEB TRAFFIC AND CHATTER THAT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE INSIGHT IN TO NEFARIOUS ACTS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT EVER OCCUR.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC DOESN'T HEAR ABOUT ALL THOSE THINGS.

BUT YOU GUYS ARE WORKING 24/7, AND THERE ARE ISSUES THAT ARE BEING RAISED DAILY THAT I KNOW I APPRECIATE AND THE REST OF THE BOARD APPRECIATES ALL THE EFFORTS.

>> THAT IS VERY KIND, MR. CHAIRMAN.

YOU ARE EXACTLY CORRECT.

THERE IS 24-HOUR WORK THAT GOES INTO MONITORING THE CHATTER.

WE ARE BLESSED WITH THE REAL-TIME CRIME CENTER WHO ARE ABLE TO SCOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR, AS FAR AS PROTESTS.

ALL THAT DULLS IS ALLOW US TO PREPARE FOR THEM -- ALL THAT DOES IS ALLOW US TO PREPARE FOR THEM.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE PROTESTERS ARE SAFE AND IF THERE ARE COUNTERPROTESTS THAT COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS WE WANT TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT.

WE WANT TO IDENTIFY THE CROWD SIZE AND IDENTIFY THOSE LEADING THE PROTEST.

WE ARE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING.

I MENTION I SAW DR. SNYDER.

I SPOKE AT THE ROTARY TODAY AND I TALKED ABOUT SOMETHING SIMILAR.

I BRAGGED ON THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO TRAINED OUR SPECIAL RESPONSE GROUP.

I THINK THEY ARE THE BEST THERE IS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND PROUD THAT THE AGENCY WAS TRAINED BY THEM.

THEY ARE -- BECAUSE THEY ARE TRAINED THE SAME AS WE ARE, THEY ARE ALWAYS OFFERING AVAILABILITY TO ANY PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE.

WHETHER IT BE IN THE WOODLANDS OR WILLIS OR ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTY, THEY WOULD RESPOND TO HELP US.

I DON'T FORESEE THAT HAPPENING.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS A SPECIAL PLACE.

WE HAVE A COMMUNITY THAT LOVES THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT.

ALTHOUGH OBVIOUSLY THEY WANT TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS ON WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

THE PROTESTERS OFTEN TIMES TURN TO US AND THANK US FOR BEING THERE.

BECAUSE WE HAVE THE TRUST WITH THEM.

WE HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT IS A VERY SPECIAL FEELING.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE ON THIS PLANET.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SHERIFF, I HAVE A RANDOM ODDBALL SUGGESTION OR QUESTION.

>> LAY IT ON ME.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WITH CONTACT TRACING BECOMING A STANDARD AS A COVID RESPONSE, COULD POSSIBLY THE ADDITIONAL CAMERAS FALL UNDER THE CARES ACT FUNDING? MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECEIVED $105 MILLION.

THE FIRST RESPONDERS ARE INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC.

SHOULD AN OFFICER HAVE INTERACTION WITH SOMEONE POSITIVE OR BECOMES POSITIVE THEMSELVES YOU COULD MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT THAT BODY CAM CAN HELP BACKTRACK WHERE THAT OFFICER HAD CONTACT WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND WITH OTHERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

JUST A SUGGESTION TO SEE IF IT MIGHT QUALIFY.

>> I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT.

MY INITIAL ANSWER WOULD BE PROBABLY NOT.

WE ALSO GOT A SEPARATE GRANT THAT WAS OUTSIDE OF THE CARES ACT THAT REIMBURSED A LOT OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE THROUGH THE COVID PANDEMIC.

WE HAVEN'T, WE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, HAVEN'T SPENT A LOT.

MOSTLY IN OVERTIME IS WHAT HAS BEEN CHARGED AGAINST THE COVID FUNDS, THE CARES ACT FUNDS.

BUT THAT -- I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER, I WILL FIND OUT AND GET WITH THE JUDGE'S OFFICE AND MAKE AN INQUIRY ABOUT THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I DEEM IT AS CONTACT TRACING DEVICES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

I THINK IT MIGHT ACTUALLY QUALIFY.

BUT NO, I JUST HAD THAT IDEA.

SO WE KNOW THERE IS FUNDING THERE FOR THAT.

IF IT CAN BE UTILIZED IN A WAY FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT, OBVIOUSLY WE'D BE WHOLLY SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I HAVE A QUESTION -- >> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OTHER -- OKAY.

PLEASE.

DR. SHELLEY.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: YES.

SHERIFF HENDERSON, REGARDING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST SIGNED AND DEALING WITH POLICE ISSUES AND SO FORTH.

ONE THING THAT YOU DIDN'T MENTION WAS THE PART OF HELPING OFFICERS TRAIN BETTER FOR DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH, DRUG AND ALCOHOL INTERACTIONS.

DO YOU NEED ANY FUNDING FOR THAT? OR DO YOU ANTICIPATE BEING ABLE TO ACHIEVE FUNDING THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE UNDER THAT NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER? WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT?

>> YEAH.

I WOULD THINK THAT WE WOULD CERTAINLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FUNDS FOR THAT.

WE CAN'T TRAIN ENOUGH.

OBVIOUSLY, THESE ARE ELEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN PUSHED DOWN TO LAW

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ENFORCEMENT OVER THE YEARS.

AS MENTAL HEALTH, DEREGULATION AND FUNDING WAS CUT BACK IN THE '70S, IT HAS BEEN CONTINUALLY PUSHED DOWN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

SO YOU FIND LAW ENFORCEMENT DOING A LOT OF DISORDER RESPONSE INSTEAD OF MORE OF A CRIME CONTROL RESPONSE.

SO THERE ARE AREAS THAT WE DON'T EXCEL.

I MEAN, WE HAVE VAST IMPROVEMENTS WE NEED TO MAKE IN DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTHCARE AND VAST IMPROVEMENTS WE NEED TO MAKE WITH HOMELESSNESS.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PROPOSALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR ADDING, FOR HAVING SOMEBODY OTHER THAN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO RESPOND TO THOSE.

THAT IS A HUGE UNDERTAKING.

IT WOULD PROBABLY STILL INVOLVE A LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE ANYWAY.

SO IF YOU HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH PERSON IN CRISIS WHO IS VIOLENT, THEN A SOCIAL WORKER WITHOUT WEAPONS IS NOT PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THAT.

SO YOU WOULD OFTEN TIMES STILL HAVE A LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE ON THE SCENES.

I DO WANT TO BRAG ON CONSTABLE CASH AND PRECINCT ONE.

THERE ARE SOME MENTAL HEALTH DEPUTIES HE HAS ASSIGNED THAT WORK THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

THEY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIVE.

SO THEY HAVE COME ALONG PRETTY GOOD.

I UNDERSTAND THAT Y'ALL HAVE ALSO PROVIDED SOME ADDITIONAL TRAINING.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED ANYTHING BIGGER THAN THAT AT THIS POINT.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE COULD GET IT DONE SHOULD YOU OFFER THE FUNDING.

WE WILL CERTAINLY REVIEW IT.

YOU HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS OVER THE YEARS.

SOMEWHERE AROUND $64,000 THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT TO US FOR TRAINING FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW BLESSED I AM TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH Y'ALL IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, IN YOUR ROLES AS WELL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, SHERIFF.

I KNOW WE HAVE ANOTHER PRESENTATION WITH CAPTAIN ZITZMANN FROM HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT FOURCONSTABLES OFFICE.

>> GOOD EVENING.

I WANT TO CHECK THE MIC REAL QUICK.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YOU ARE DOING GREAT, SIR.

>> PERFECT.

GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN.

THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE BOARD FOR GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK HERE TONIGHT.

MY NAME IS JONATHON ZITZMANN.

CAPTAIN WITH CONSTABLE MARK HERMAN'S OFFICE OF PRECINCT 4 IN HARRIS COUNTY.

MY RESPONSIBILITY IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE NORTH PATROL DIVISION, WHICH COVERS THE 50 SQUARE MILES NORTH OF LOUETTA BETWEEN 249 TO THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINE.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO TODAY IS BE BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO AND THEN TALK ABOUT POLICY SPECIFICS RELATED TO KIND OF WHAT IS GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY NOW.

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ONLY MARK HERMAN IS OUR -- OBVIOUSLY MARK HERMAN IS THE CONSTABLE.

HE WAS ELECTED IN 2016.

WHAT IS A CONSTABLE? LAYMAN'S TERM A TEXAS PEACE OFFICER, SAME AUTHORITY AND POWER AS A CITY POLICE OFFICER AND COUNTY SHERIFF.

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT IN TOTAL IS IT IS OUR MISSION TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL CITIZENS.

AND WE DO THAT BY PARTNERING BY THE AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, COMMISSIONER'S COURT AND OUR CONTRACT ORDERS.

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MOST IMPORTANTLY IS THE FOUR CORE VALUES THAT CONSTABLE HERMAN IMPLEMENTED WHEN HE TOOK OFFICE IN 2015.

THEY ARE HONOR, INTEGRITY, COMPASSION AND RESPECT.

NOT ONLY IS IT A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL OF OUR DEPUTIES TO MEMORIZE THE CORE VALUES, BUT IT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEPUTIES TO UNDERSTAND AND EMBRACE THE CORE VALUES IN EVERY DECISION THEY MAKE.

IF EVERY DECISION THEY MAKE IS GUIDED BY THE FOUR CORE VALUES CHANCES ARE THEY ARE MAKING A GOOD DECISION.

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PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLES OFFICE, WE ARE THE LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE NOW HAVE OVER 500 SWORN DEPUTIES AND WE SERVE MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES FROM WALLER TO SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE WOODLANDS, ALL THE WAY OUT TO ATTASCACITA BY LAKE HOUSTON.

WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY-ORIENTED POLICING AND WE ACCOMPLISH IT BY THE CONTRACT DEPUTY PROGRAM.

IT'S BECAUSE OF THAT WE CONSIDER OURSELVES THE CLOSEST FORM OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

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THE PATROL DIVISION IS THE LARGEST DIVISION AND THE MOST VISIBLE DIVISION IN THE

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DEPARTMENT.

IT'S 350 STRONG.

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WE LOVE TO PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY.

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AS WELL AS OUR AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

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SO A FEW OF THE THINGS I WANT TO TOUCH ON IS SOME OF OUR POLICY SPECIFICS.

BEFORE I GET INTO THAT I WANT TO ECHO WHAT SHERIFF HENDERSON MENTIONED.

WE AT THE PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLE OFFICE JOIN EVERYBODY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS IN CONDEMNING THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD.

AND THE WAY THAT TOOK PLACE IS JUST NOT HOW LAW ENFORCEMENT IS TRAINED TO HANDLE INCIDENTS LIKE THAT.

DEADLY FORCE OF THE PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLES OFFICE IS ONLY AUTHORIZED WHEN THE OFFICER BELIEVES THAT THE OFFICER'S LIFE OR LIFE OF ANOTHER IS IN JEOPARDY AND DEADLY FORCE IS IMMEDIATELY NECESSARY TO PRESERVE LIFE.

AND IT IS ALSO A REQUIREMENT BY US THAT ONCE THE IMMEDIATE DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY HAS PASSED DEADLY FORCE MUST CEASE.

ADDITIONALLY THAT KIND OF LEADS US TO THE NEXT POINT WHERE THE CHOKEHOLDS AND NECK RESTRAINTS.

FOR MANY YEARS THE PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLES OFFICE HAS CONSIDERED CHOKEHOLDS AND NECK RESTRAINTS DEADLY FORCE.

CHOKEHOLDS AND NECK RESTATES ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR THE POLICY FOR A LESS LETHAL OPTION.

THE ONLY TIME THEY CAN BE USED IS THE SAME AS A FIREARM WHEN IT IS TO PROTECT THE OFFICER'S LIFE.

NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE IS A CHOKEHOLD OR A NECK RESTRAINT AUTHORIZED.

ADDITIONALLY WE REQUIRE ALL OF THE DEPUTIES TO INTERVENE ANYTIME EXCESSIVE FORCE IS TAKING PLACE.

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DEADLY FORCE IS NOT PERMITTED UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES: AN OFFICER MAY NOT DISCHARGE THE WEAPON AS A WARNING.

AN OFFICER MAY NOT DISCHARGE THE WEAPON IN TO A MOVING VEHICLE OR FROM A MOVING VEHICLE UNLESS THE OFFICER REASONABLY BELIEVES THE INDIVIDUAL INSIDE THE VEHICLE IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY THAT MAY CAUSE THE DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.

ADDITIONALLY, THE PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLES OFFICE HAS HAD DASH CAMERAS IN ALL OF OUR MARKED PATROL CARS FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

WE STILL HAVE CONSISTENT WITH THAT TODAY.

AND WE ARE ALSO REQUIRING DEPUTIES TO UTILIZE BODY-WORN CAMERAS AS WELL.

IN 2017, WE RECEIVED OUR FIRST GRANT FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS TO IMPLEMENT OUR BODY-WORN CAMERA PROGRAM.

SINCE THEN WE HAVE CONTINUED TO PHASE IN BODY-WORN CAMERAS IN TO OUR, IN TO OUR OPERATIONS.

IN TOTAL WE HAVE 190 BODY-WORN CAMERAS.

I KNOW THE CONSTABLE RECENTLY COMMITTED REQUEST TO COMMISSIONERS COURT TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL BODY-WORN CAMERAS SO WE CAN ULTIMATELY OUTFIT OUR ENTIRE PATROL FORCE WITH BODY-WORN CAMERAS.

IT'S ALSO A REQUIREMENT THAT THOSE ISSUE A BODY-WORN CAMERA AND THOSE UTILIZING A MARK PATROL VEHICLE WITH A DASH CAM MUST UTILIZE THE CAMERAS.

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THE DEADLY USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS THAT OCCUR HERE AT PRECINCT 4 ARE INVESTIGATED BY THREE SEPARATE ENTITIES.

HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE HOMICIDE DIVISION, THE HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND OUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS UNIT AS WELL.

SO WE DON'T SOLELY INVESTIGATE OUR OWN DEADLY FORCE INCIDENTS.

WE PUSH THAT OUT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO ENSURE THERE IS INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT OF THE TYPE OF THE INVESTIGATIONS.

THIS DOES NOT COUNT OUT THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE TEXAS RANGERS FROM HAVING THE ABILITY TO INVESTIGATE ANY DEADLY FORCE, DEADLY USE OF FORCE INCIDENT THAT TAKES PLACE HERE IN PRECINCT 4.

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SO ALL USE OF FORCE INCIDENT NOT JUST DEADLY FORCE ARE REVIEWED BY OUR USE OF FORCE REVIEW PANEL WHICH IS MADE UP OF THE SUPERVISORY AND COMMAND LEVEL OFFICERS DONE AS A PROACTIVE MEASURE.

SO EVERY USE OF FORCE INCIDENT THAT WE HAVE IS THOROUGHLY REVIEWED BY HIGH RANKING OFFICIALS.

ANY USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS THAT MAY EVEN KIND OF BE QUESTIONABLE ARE REFERRED TO THE PRECINCT FOUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION FOR SECOND REVIEW.

IF THE PRECINCT FOUR INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION CONCLUDES ANY USE OF FORCE ACROSS THE LINE OR MAY BE CRIMINAL IN NATURE THERE IS A REFERRAL MADE TO THE HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT WHO THEN HAS A FINAL REVIEW OF THAT AND CAN MAKE THE CHOICE TO EITHER PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES IF IT RISES TO THAT NEED.

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SOME TRAINING SPECIFICS.

EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF OUR AGENCY IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE TRAINING AND DEESCALATION, CRISIS INTERVENTION, CIVILIAN INTERACTION, CULTURAL

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DIVERSITY AND EXCITED DELIRIUM.

THAT IS A REQUIREMENT BEFORE ANY OF OUR DEPUTIES CAN HIT THE STREET AS A SOLO INDIVIDUAL.

WHEN CONSTABLE HERMAN IMPLEMENTED THIS TRAINING POLICY BACK IN 2016, SERVE WHO HAD NOT RECEIVED -- EVERYBODY WHO HAD NOT RECEIVED THAT TRAINING WAS PUT THROUGH THE TRAINING AND WE HAVE CONTINUED THAT ALL NEW PERSONNEL RECEIVE TRAINING AS WELL.

ADDITIONALLY ANY NEWLY PROMOTED SUPERVISOR IS MENTORED AND TRAINED HOW TO IDENTIFY AND INVESTIGATE USE OF FORCE AND EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS.

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WITH THAT, I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE BOARD MAY HAVE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE CONSTABLE?

>> IF I MAY MAKE A COMMENT, CAPTAIN.

I KNOW THE RESIDENTS OF CREEK SIDE PARK SEND PRAISES ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THEIR VILLAGE.

WE ARE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.

FOR THE WOODLANDS.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

IT'S A PLEASURE SERVING THE CREEKSIDE PARK IN THE WOODLANDS COMMUNITY.

WE VALUE THE PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE CREATED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUE THAT PARTNERSHIP FOR MANY MORE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IS IF NOT I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE ADMIRATION AND THE APPRECIATION FOR THE CONSTABLE OPTION FOR THE CREEKSIDE PARK AREA OF THE WOODLANDS.

WOULD YOU WE WOULD HAVE NO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOUR TEAM IS DOING FOR US IN THE CREEKSIDE PARK AREA.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

AND THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE HERE TODAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WITHOUT ANY OTHER QUESTION OR COMMENTS DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORTS?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

GO TO AGENDA ITEM 10.

[10. Receive, consider and act upon acceptance of the Incorporation Study Consolidated Report as provided by The Novak Consulting Group;]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON ACCEPTANCE OF THE INCORPORATION STUDY CONSOLIDATED REPORT AS PROVIDED BY THE NOVAK CONSULTING GROUP.

PAGES 113-144.

I'M TOLD JULIA SOME GOING THROUGH ONE THIRD OF THESE.

SO 100 PAGES AT LEAST.

>> GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TONIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GOOD EVENING.

>> WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU AS WE HAVE LISTENED TO THE ORGANIZATION TALK ABOUT ALL THE LOGISTICS AND THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH IN THIS, IN LIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IT REALLY IS A REMINDER OF JUST HOW HARD EVERYONE IS WORKING RIGHT NOW AND REALLY JUST HAT TIP IN A LOT OF RESPECT TO THE PEOPLE THERE IN THE TOWNSHIP.

WE APPRECIATE FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT THERE IN THE WOODLANDS.

YOU A FORTUNATE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT ALL ALONG.

TONIGHT WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS SHARE WITH YOU A BRIEF -- NOT ALL 430 PAGES I PROMISE -- REPORT.

AND TO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK US ANY QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE THE ACTUAL REPORT.

SO I'LL MAKE SURE I AM SHARING THE CORRECT SCREEN.

ARE YOU ALL SEEING THE SLIDE? ONE SLIDE?

>> YES.

>> I SEE ONE SLIDE.

>> THAT IS THE WAY WE LIKE IT.

WONDERFUL.

JONATHAN INGRAM IS WE ME TONIGHT AS WELL.

WE ARE KIND OF MOVING -- WHAT WE WERE ASKED TO DO IS PROVIDE YOU WITH A SUMMARY OF ALL THE WORK AND A LIVING DOCUMENT THAT YOU COULD PULL BACK OUT AT A TIME WHEN THE COMMUNITY DETERMINES IT'S APPROPRIATE TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF INCORPORATION AGAIN.

THIS IS THE HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW SHOULD WE HAVE PUBLIC MEETINGS AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE THAT WE WOULD USE TO PUNCTUATE SOME OF THE MAJOR CHANGES WITH INCORPORATION.

I WANT JOHN TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT IS IN YOUR REPORT AND WHERE THE FINANCIAL MODEL GOES FROM HERE.

>> THANK YOU, JULIA.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS EVENING.

IT'S GOOD TO BE WITH YOU ALL IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.

AS JULIA MENTIONED, PART OF OUR TASK FROM RESULTING FROM THE LAST CONVERSATION WITH THE BOARD WAS TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO CONSOLIDATE ALL OF THE VARIOUS REPORTS AND STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AS PART OF THE INCORPORATION STUDY PROCESS.

WE MADE SOME EFFORT TO NOT ONLY CONSOLIDATE THOSE DOCUMENTS BUT TO ALSO CREATE

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ESSENTIALLY SUMMARY MATERIAL THAT IDENTIFIES THE MAJOR CONCLUSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OF THE MAJOR STUDY AREAS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GENERAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC WORKS, MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICTS AS WELL AS THE PAYMENT MANAGEMENT SIDE OF THE STUDIES.

IN ADDITION, WE OUTLINED WHAT WE WOULD VIEW AS THE PROCESS OF RESTARTING THE INCORPORATION PROCESS SHOULD THE CURRENT BOARD OR THE FUTURE BOARD DETERMINE TO DO SO.

THE IDEA BEHIND THIS DOCUMENT WAS REALLY TO PROVIDE AGAIN THAT CONSOLIDATED REPORT, CENTRALIZED REPOSITORY OF THE CONCLUSIONS AND THE STUDY SO THAT THE OUTCOME OF THE PROCESS COULD REMAIN EVERGREEN SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO REINITIATE THE PROCESS.

YOU WON'T SEE ANY NEW INFORMATION IN THAT REPORT.

AGAIN, JUST CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION.

THE OTHER AREA THAT WE HAVE BEEN TASKED WITH IS JUST KIND OF FINALIZING THE FINANCIAL MODEL.

THE MODEL HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT ALL OF THE CONCLUSIONS THAT YOU ALL HAVE DRAWN AS A BOARDED WITH RESPECT TO THE INCORPORATION STUDY MATTERS.

THE MODEL WILL BE TURN OVER TO THE TOWNSHIP AND CAN BE UPDATED ON ANNUAL BASIS AND THE TOWNSHIP STAFF TO INDICATE THE PLAN TO UPDATE IT WITH THE BUDGET INFORMATION EACH YEAR.

INITIATIVE, FINANCIAL MODEL AND THE SKILL SETS NECESSARY TO UTILIZE THE MODEL.

SO WE REMAIN A RESOURCE FOR THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT STAFF.

AND PROVIDED SOME ORIENTATION AND WE WILL PROVIDE ANY DETAIL TRAINING THAT MAY BE REQUIRED OR QUESTIONS AS YOU MOVE TO MANAGE THE PROCESS.

>> WE PROVIDED YOU THE REPORT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO TO GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET US ANY COMMENTS.

WE ARE HOPING THAT IT MET THE MARK AND THE DOCUMENT YOU HAVE IS THE LIVING DOCUMENT YOU WERE EXPECTING.

SO I THINK THE ORDER OF THE EVENING IS TO PERHAPS RECEIVE THE REPORT.

IF YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US WE ARE HAPPY TO ADDRESS THEM.

ALSO TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE ANY DIRECTION ON POTENTIAL ON THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER OR 2020 OR BEYOND.

WE ARE STILL HOLDING THOSE DATES AS WE WERE ASKED TO DO SO WHEN WE HAD THE LAST CONVERSATION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

JULIA, I DID HAVE A COMMENT I THINK LAST TIME WE MET.

I ASKED THAT WE PUT SOME CONTEXT OF THE PANDEMIC IN TO THE FINAL REPORT.

SO ON PAGE 27, YOU HAVE THE INCORPORATION PROS AND CONS, I THINK WE COULD ADD UNDER NEW REVENUE SOURCES.

YOU HAVE EXAMPLES THERE.

FEMA, MAYBE AFTER THAT WE COULD ACT CARES ACT AS AN EXAMPLE.

WE DID RECEIVE FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS AN OUTLINE OF FUNDING THAT SHOULD BE ALLOCATED TO MUNICIPALITIES AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

NOT SURPRISINGLY OUR NUMBER SAID ZERO.

ALTHOUGH IF WE WERE A MUNICIPALITY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO $21 MILLION.

SO IN THAT SECTION MAYBE ADD THINGS LIKE CARES ACT FUNDING.

AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT MAYBE IN THE PAST IT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED A PRO.

BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, WE CAN SEE THE BENEFIT OF CONSOLIDATING THE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITIES IN A SINGULAR DEPARTMENT INSTEAD OF TWO DIFFERENT DATA POINTS.

PLUS THE INABILITY FOR TO US MORE DIRECTLY RESPOND TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO, THOSE WOULD BE TWO THINGS I THINK THAT ARE PANDEMIC-RELATED THAT WE POSSIBLY SHOULD ADD TO THE PAGE 27 INCORPORATION PROS AND CONS.

>> I KNOW WE DID ADDRESS, YOU KNOW, KIND OF I WOULD SAY IN VERY BROAD TERMS JUST THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE WHAT SERVICES YOU WANT TO PROVIDE AS AN ORGANIZATION ELSEWHERE IN THE REPORT.

WE CAN MENTION THE CARES ACT.

OBVIOUSLY IF YOU CAN PROVIDE, YOU CAN STAND UP ANY KIND OF A DEPARTMENT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SO WE CAN CERTAINLY MENTION THAT.

I THINK EVERY DIRECTOR WAS PROVIDED THIS IN ADVANCE AND SUBMITTED ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS THEY MAY HAVE HAD.

ANY ADDITIONAL -- >> I DO HAVE ONE IF I MAY.

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JULIA, TONIGHT WAS TO ACCEPT THE INCORPORATION STUDY CONSOLIDATED REPORT BUT I BELIEVE IT'S ON PAGE 114.

THERE IS REFERENCE TO A FINAL REPORT.

AND USING THE WORD "FINAL." TO ME THIS REPORT IS NOT FINAL.

SIMPLY BECAUSE WE DID DISCUSS ABOUT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHICH PERHAPS MIGHT CHANGE OR ADD TO IT.

TO ME IT'S INTERIM REPORT OR A REPORT TO DATE.

WE HAD AT THE BEGINNING AS A BOARD EMPHASIZED TIME AND AGAIN THE IMPORTANCE THAT WE ALL WANTED COMMUNITY FEEDBACK.

AND KNOW DURING THESE TIMES AND THAT IS ONE OF YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT STEPS, BUT THE REPORT DOESN'T REFLECT SOME OF THE CONCERNS OR THE COMMUNITY INPUT THAT PERHAPS WOULD BE RELATED, A COMMUNITY FORUM.

I WAS CURIOUS AND I WENT BACK THROUGH.

IT WAS REFERRED TO AS A FINAL REPORT WHEN TO ME IT WOULD BE MORE OF A REPORT AS OF THIS DATE.

WOULD YOU CLARIFY?

>> SO I'M TRYING TO FIND THE REFERENCE.

I APOLOGIZE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SHE IS TALKING ABOUT 114 IN OUR AGENDA PACKET.

IT MAY JUST BE -- >> SORRY.

OF COURSE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IT MIGHT NOT BE -- >> IT'S NOT TRANSLATE FOR ME.

I'M SORRY.

>> THERE ARE REFERENCES AND YOU USE -- >> "FINAL." >> JUST ONE, I THINK.

ISN'T IT?

>> IT'S A FINAL REPORT.

TO ME IT'S JUST I WANT TO GO ON THE RECORD AS I THINK ALL OF US THAT WE REALIZE IT'S NOT FINAL.

BECAUSE I THINK OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU GOES TO NOVEMBER 2020.

IS THAT NOT TRUE, MR. NORRELL?

>> YES.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU.

>> I KNOW WE CALLED IT "DRAFT" ON THE COVER SHEET.

WE WILL GO THROUGH AND MAKE SURE THAT WE WILL NOT USING THE WORD "FINAL" TO IMPLY THAT WE ARE NEVER GOING TO BE SEEN OR HEARD FROM AGAIN.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: OKAY.

I APOLOGIZE.

I DIDN'T THINK, MR. CHAIRMAN, BUT IT WAS 114 ON MINE.

TO GO BACK -- >> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I'M LOOKING AT THE PRINTED MATERIAL AND I DON'T SEE "FINAL" AS GLARINGLY APPARENT OR NOT IN THE EARLY PAGES.

I DO AGREE IT'S A LIVING DOCUMENT.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: YES.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE INTEND IT TO BE UPDATED THROUGH THE BUDGET CYCLES AND INFORMATION THAT WE'LL HAVE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF YOUR ENGAGEMENT.

BUT WE CAN, YOU KNOW, IF WE GET CONSENSUS WE CAN RECEIVE THE REPORT, WE CAN CALL IT INCORPORATION CONSOLIDATION REPORT WHICH IS BRINGING IN ALL OF WHAT USED TO BE SEPARATED REPORTS.

DON'T HAVE TO USE THE WORD "FINAL." >> I THINK WHAT WE DID IN THE COVER LETTER --

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I'M SORRY.

THEY TOLD ME IT'S THE STAFF MEMO THAT DIRECTOR SNYDER IS READING.

>> I SEE.

WHAT WE SAID IN OUR LETTER IS IT'S THAT WE GATHER FINAL DELIVERABLES.

SO YOU WILL RECALL THERE WERE OTHER DELIVERABLES THAT WERE FINAL, LIKE THE POLICE STUDY AND THE WORK H.R.

GREEN DID.

SO THIS WORK ALSO REFERENCES ALL OF THOSE DOCUMENTS.

WE WILL MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T SAY "FINAL" ANYWHERE ELSE.

THE ONLY REFERENCE I FOUND TO "FINAL." >> SECRETARY SNYDER: I HAD ONE OTHER.

THIS IS FROM ONE OF THE RESIDENTS.

>> OH, COME ON.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I'M SORRY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GO AHEAD, DR. SNYDER.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THEY WANTED ME TO ASK IF YOU CALCULATED A NEW CITY TAX RATE BASED ON CURRENT MUNICIPAL BOND INTEREST RATES.

YOU ESTIMATED THE TAX RATE WOULD BE 14.5 CENTS USING THE 3.5% INTEREST RATE.

WHAT YOU WOULD ESTIMATE NOT.

>> WI HAVE NOT.

WISELY ONE OF THE THINGS YOU ACKNOWLEDGED IN MARCH IS FINANCIAL CONDITIONS WERE CHANGING DRAMATICALLY.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: YES.

>> THERE WERE CERTAIN ASSUMPTIONS THAT WE HAVE MADE AND REVISITING THEM

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CONSTANTLY IN THE PANDEMIC WOULD NOT BE FRUITFUL.

AS CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO CHANGE QUICKLY.

BUT THE MODEL ITSELF CAN BE UPDATED.

AS JONATHAN MENTIONED.

SO AFTER YOUR BUDGET IS ADOPT AND THEN IN JANUARY THE MODEL CAN BE UPDATED AND ALL OF THOSE ASSUMPTIONS CAN BE RETESTED AT ANY TIME THE BOARD OR THE FUTURE BOARD DECIDES TO REVISIT INCORPORATION.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU.

>> DR. SNYDER -- HOLD ON.

DR. SNYDER, SORRY.

THE COMMENT WASN'T ARRESTED AT YOU.

I HAD A DOG JUMPING ON ME.

I APOLOGIZE.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR RIESER.

I TOOK IT TOWARD ME.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: IT WAS NOT TOWARD YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AND ON THE DEBT QUESTION YOU ASKED YOU SAID A 14 CENT TAX RATE.

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE M.U.D.

TAXES? YOU ARE MUTED RIGHT NOW, ANN.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: UNMUTE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THERE YOU GO.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: IT CAME FROM BRUCE CUNNINGHAM.

I READ IT VERBATIM WHAT HE ASKED ME TO PLEASE ASK.

WILL YOU PLEASE ASK CONSULTANTS IF THEY CALCULATED NEW CITY TAX BASED -- I CAN'T SPEAK FOR HIM, MR. CHAIRMAN.

BASED ON THE CURRENT MUNICIPAL BOND INTEREST RATES.

THEY ESTIMATE THE TAX RATE WOULD BE 14.05 CENTS USING THE 3.15 INTEREST RATE.

WHAT WOULD THEY INTEST MATE NOW? I CAN'T SPEAK -- WHAT WOULD THEY ESTIMATE NOW? I CAN'T SPEAK FOR HIM.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THAT IS NOT PART OF THE MAIN INCORPORATION ANALYSIS.

THE TAX IMPACT WASN'T EVEN 14 CENTS.

SO MY GUESS IS HE IS REFERRING TO THE M.U.

D.

SUPPLEMENTAL, WHICH WAS A FUTURE PROJECTED M.U.D.

ABSORPTION RATE FOR 2023 OR 2024 AND NOT GERMANE TO THE MAIN BODY OF THE STUDY.

JULIA, CAN YOU CONFIRM THERE IS NO 14 CENT DEBT SERVICE RATE IN THE MAIN STUDY?

>> CORRECT.

JONATHAN YOU KNOW THE NUMBER BETTER THAN I OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD BUT NO 14 CENT NUMBER RINGING A BELL WITH ME AT ALL, SO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: JONATHAN YOU ARE PROBABLY MUTED, TOO.

>> YOU DIDN'T HEAR HIM NOD HIS HEAD?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IT WASN'T ON THE "BRADY BUNCH" SCREEN.

>> CAN FOLKS HEAR ME OKAY?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

>> GOOD.

NO, I AGREE WITH JULIA.

THERE IS NO REFERENCE THAT I CAN RECALL OR IDENTIFY THE SPECIFIC AMOUNT ATTRIBUTABLE TO INCORPORATION WAS AROUND 6 CENTS IN TOTAL.

SO, NO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT CAN WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE INCORPORATION STUDY CONSOLIDATED REPORT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN AGREEMENT SAY AYE OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

OPPOSED? THAT WILL CARRY.

THANK YOU, JULIA.

WE WILL BE BACK IN TOUCH WITH POTENTIAL DATES -- OBVIOUSLY IT'S FLUID WHEN CAN WE GATHER AS A COMMUNITY.

>> I UNDERSTAND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS WE CAN DO IT OUTSIDE.

BUT NOT INSIDE.

THAT IS NOT CONDUCIVE TO A COMMUNITY EVENT.

HOPEFULLY AS WE ENTER THE FALL WE WILL GET CLOSER TO HAVING SOME INFORMATION.

IN ADVANCE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND.

>> SOUNDS GOOD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AND CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT.

>> THANK YOU.

IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH YOU.

WE WISH YOU WELL.

STAY HEALTHY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

AGENDA 11.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR SECURITY GUARD SERVICES

[11. Receive, consider and act upon a contract extension for Security Guard Services for the Park & Ride facilities (C-2017-0115A);]

FOR THE PARK & RIDE FACILITIES.

PAGES 435-438.

RUTH ANN.

>> HELLO BOARD.

I'M HERE.

I'M HAVING A LITTLE ISSUE GETTING MY VIDEO TO START.

FAILED TO START.

SO MAYBE I'LL NEED TO PRESENT WITHOUT THE VIDEO IF THAT IS ALL RIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'LL TAKE THE CLIFF NOTES AT THIS POINT IF YOU HAVE THEM.

>> OKAY.

BE QUICK.

THREE YEARS AGO THE TOWNSHIP ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE VETS SECURING AMERICA TO PROVIDE SECURITY GUARD SERVICES TO THE PARK & RIDE FACILITIES FOR AN

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INITIAL TERM OF 36 MONTHS.

THE AGREEMENT TERM ALLOWS FOR TWO EXTENSIONS.

12 MONTHS PER EXTENSION.

FEDERAL TRANSIT REQUIREMENTS WE PERFORMED INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE FOR SIMILAR SERVICES TO DETERMINE THE PRICE REASONABLENESS.

WITH THIS F.T.A.

APPROVAL IT WAS DETERMINED THAT AN HOURLY RATE OF $16.16 WAS A REASONABLE RATE ESCALATION FOR THIS CONTRACT FOR THE EXTENSION.

AS VETS SECURING AMERICA HAS DONE ADEQUATE JOB PROVIDING SERVICES IT IS STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT EXTENSION OPTION OF 12 MONTHS WITH THIS NEW RATE STRUCTURE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

EXISTING CONTRACT WITH 12-MONTH EXTENSION AT A RATE THAT IS VETTED.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

RUTHANN, WE HAVE APPROVED IT.

WE'LL SEE YOU IN 12 MONTHS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AGENDA'S ITEM 12.

[12. Receive, consider and act upon an emergency preparedness briefing by The Woodlands Fire Department;]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BRIEFING BY THE WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT.

WE'LL HAVE BATTALION CHIEF JASON WASHINGTON PRESENT.

THIS IS ON 439-459.

>> HOW ARE Y'ALL DOING TONIGHT? A QUICK MICROPHONE CHECK.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DOING GREAT.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU, BOARD, CHAIRMAN, AND DIRECTORS FOR HAVING HE TONIGHT.

A QUICK NOTE REAL QUICK I AM OUT OF TOWN SO I'M AT A WORKING FIRE STATION.

THE ROCKPORT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO LET ME USE THEIR WI-FI FOR THIS MEETING SO IF IT GETS LOUD I MAY PAUSE FOR A SECOND IF THEY CATCH A CALL BUT I'LL GO THROUGH THIS AS QUICK AS I CAN FOR YOU.

2020 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS UPDATE.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT LATE.

SORRY WE HAVE HAD A FEW THINGS GOING ON, AS Y'ALL MAY KNOW.

THE INFORMATION IN THE PACKET FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES AND RESIDENTS ALIKE.

THERE WILL BE A PLETHORA OF INFORMATION IN IT.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THIS YEAR? OUR OFFICIALS ARE PREDICTING ABOVE AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON.

AVERAGE IS 12.

THEY ARE PREDICTING 13-19 NAMED STORMS THIS YEAR.

6-10 OF THOSE BECOMING HURRICANES WHICH ARE WINDS ABOVE 73 MILES PER HOUR.

3-6 MAJOR HURRICANES WHICH ARE CATEGORY THREE AND ABOVE.

THE HURRICANE SEASON JUNE 1 TO NOVEMBER 30.

WE ARE WELL INTO IT.

WITH AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER BEING THE PEAK MONTHS.

WE ARE CURRENTLY WE HAVE ALREADY HAD THREE NAMED STORMS ARTHUR, BERTHA AND CRISTOBAL.

CRISTOBAL WAS THE LATEST.

WE WERE WATCHING IT TO SEE IF IT WOULD FORM BUT WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE MUCH DETRIMENT TO US.

BACK ONE SLIDE.

I'M NOT CONTROLLING THE SLIDE.

ONE MORE ADVANCE.

SORRY.

STARTING IN 2019, ALL STORMS THAT BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION THAT WILL MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN 48 HOURS WILL BE NAMED.

OBVIOUSLY THEY NAME THEM ONCE THEY ARE NAMED, PEOPLE TEND TO PAY CLOSER ATTENTION TO THEM.

THAT STARTED IN 2018 WITH HURRICANE MICHAEL THAT STARTED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND 48 HOURS IT MADE LANDFALL AS CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE.

NEXT SLIDE.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP? WE IDENTIFIED APPROXIMATELY 18 TO 20.

THESE ARE ONLY A FEW WE COULD EXPECT.

POWER OUTAGES, WIDE SCALE PROPERTY DAMAGE, FLOODING, OF COURSE, CASUALTIES WE GOT LUCKY WITH HARVEY.

WE DIDN'T EXPERIENCE ANY.

CONGESTION, THAT COULD BE ROAD CONGESTION AND DEBRIS.

FIRES.

THE ONE THING ABOUT FIRES YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, IF WE ARE OUT DOING WATER RESCUES OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WE COULD STILL HAVE FIRES SO WE HAVE TO CREWS ON STANDBY FOR THAT AS WELL.

REGIONALLY STRANDED EVACUEES.

AS Y'ALL KNOW HOW CROWDED THE FREEWAYS GOT.

WE WERE PASS THROUGH COUNTY WE WERE STILL VERY CROWD AND THE FREEWAYS AND THE PEOPLE COMING IN THE WOODLANDS.

WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT AS WELL.

DISPLACED RESIDENTS AND VISITORS HOPEFULLY THAT THE RESIDENTS WILL TAKE THE WARNINGS AND IF WE ASK THEM TO EVACUATE THEY WILL EVACUATE THE AREA.

BUT YOU STILL ARE GOING TO HAVE THOSE THAT DO SAY AND ARE DISPLACED.

VISITORS THAT COME TO US AS WELL.

THEY MAY BE STRANDED AS WELL.

TORNADOES, OF COURSE.

WE CAN'T FORGET ABOUT THE TORNADOES.

WITH HARVEY THERE WERE 52 DOCUMENTED TORNADOES, PROBABLY MORE.

WE CANNOT COUNT THOSE OUT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO IN THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP, WHAT DO WE DO AS A COMMUNITY?

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OUR KEY SUCCESS FACTORS ARE PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY.

WE HAVE ALWAYS STOOD ABOUT THAT AND WE WILL CONTINUE WITH THAT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HOW DO WE PREPARE? WE ENCOURAGE THE RESIDENTS AND EMPLOYEES A LIKE FOR AN EVACUATION PLAN.

IF YOU MAKE AN EVACUATION PLAN COMMUNICATE WITH THE PLAN WITH FAMILY MEMBERS OR SOMEONE.

IF YOU ARE LEAVING TOWN, LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE LEAVING TOWN.

ONE THING ABOUT THE EVACUATION PLAN YOU HAVE TO PUT IT IN MOTION BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO STRESS.

SIMPLE DISASTER SUPPLY.

SOME OF THESE MAY SEEM COMMON BUT WE LIKE TO GO OVER THEM.

NONPERISHABLE FOOD.

WATER, ONE GALLON PER DAY PER PERSON.

THAT IS SHOWER WATER AND WATER TO DRINK.

MEDICINE IF YOU CAN.

I DON'T KNOW OF SOME PEOPLE MAY BE ABLE TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF A BIGGER STASH OF THE MEDICINE.

BUT IF YOU CAN GET YOUR MEDICINES TOGETHER BEFORE YOU LEAVE AND HAVE THEM HEAD READY TO GO.

EXTRA CASH.

HOPEFULLY OUR BANKS DON'T CLOSE DOWN OR SOMEONE WILL LOSE POWER BUT IF YOU GET EXTRA CASH TOGETHER TO TAKE WITH YOU THAT IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE.

YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE CREDIT CARDS OR YOUR DEBIT CARDS OR BANK CARDS ANYWHERE ELSE.

BATTERY-POWERED RADIOS AND FLASHLIGHTS FOR OBVIOUS REASON.

SOLAR OR PORTABLE POWER USB CHARGER FOR THE CELL PHONE.

GAS UP YOUR VEHICLES.

WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR US.

WE HAVE STANDBY FUEL TANKS FOR OUR VEHICLES.

BUT IF YOU PLAN TO LEAVE TOWN GAS UP YOUR VEHICLES.

WE HAVE SEEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN ON THE FREEWAYS AND THE GAS STATIONS SHUTTING DOWN.

WE RECOMMEND EVERYBODY HAVE AN ABC FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

WE RECOMMEND YOU HAVE TO ONE IN YOUR HOME.

IF YOU HAVE A TWO-STORY HOME ONE UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS ALIKE.

INSURANCE CHECKUP FOR YOUR HOME.

CONSIDER FLOOD INSURANCE WHICH REQUIRES 30-DAY WAITING PERIOD.

THE TOWNSHIP ACTION PLAN, THIS IS WHAT WE DO AS A TOWNSHIP TO PREPARE THE FACILITIES AND THE EQUIPMENT.

LIKE I SAID BEFORE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT, WE ARE OBVIOUSLY ALWAYS MAINTAINING THAT AND HAVING THAT READY.

AS FAR AS THE TOWNSHIP, THE PARKS AND THE AQUATICS IF WE SECURE FACILITIES, MAYBE THE SCHOOL EQUIPMENT OR PARK EQUIPMENT WE NEED TO SECURE IT BEFORE A MAJOR STORM HITS.

COORDINATION WITH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THE HARRIS COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER.

WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH THEM.

IF WE GET A STORM OR DISASTER WE STAY IN CONTACT WITH THEM THROUGH THE E.O.C.

AS WELL.

PREPARATION AND ACTIVATION OF OUR TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER.

ANY TIME -- ANYTIME WE GET A NAMED STORM WE THINK WE'LL HAVE A DISASTERRER A NAMED STORM WE IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE E.O.C.

TO MAKE SURE ALL THE ELECTRONICS ARE UP AND RUNNING AND MAKING SURE OUR PHONE NUMBERS ARE UP TO DATE AND THE CONTACTS WITH THE TWO COUNTIES WE DO SERVE ARE UP TO DATE.

CONFIRMATION OF CRITICAL CONTACTS AND NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.

BOARD MEMBER AND THE PARKS OR ANYBODY IN THE TOWNSHIP THAT NEEDS TO BE NOTIFIED AS ESSENTIAL WE NOTIFY THEM AS WELL.

THE NEXT SLIDE.

WE ARE GOING TO THE TOWNSHIP ACTION PLAN.

WE RESPOND.

SO EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN WE CAN PUT THAT IN PLACE 120 HOURS PRIOR TO LANDFALL.

SO ANY TOMORROW -- I WILL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF CRISTOBAL.

WHEN IT WAS HANGING OUT WHERE IT WAS THEY TELL US IT WILL MAKE LANDFALL IN FIVE DAYS.

WE REFER OUR PLAN WITH THE E.O.C.

I DON'T HAVE THE PLAN WITH ME BUT THERE ARE KEY COMPONENTS OF THE PLAN AT CERTAIN HOURS.

WE START AT 120 HOURS OUT AND WE START GOING DOWN THERE UNTIL HOUR ZERO.

DUE TO MICHAEL THE WOODLANDS MIKE -- HURRICANE MICHAEL, THE WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT IS PREPARED TO ENACT 48-HOUR RESPONSE PLAN.

NEXT SLIDE.

NEXT FEW SLIDES WILL GO OVER THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE.

THE TOWNSHIP RESOURCES.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE TWO HIGH WATER VEHICLES THAT ARE IN SERVICE NOW.

THE BOARD DID APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A THIRD AND A FOURTH.

THAT WE WERE HOPING WOULD BE HERE BY THE END OF JUNE.

I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

I'LL HAVE TO GET WITH CHIEF ADAMS TO PUSH BACK A LITTLE BIT.

BUT NOW IT WOULD GIVE US FOUR VEHICLES, TO STRATEGICALLY PLACE THROUGHOUT THE TOWNSHIP.

THE PLAN WOULD BE TO HAVE ONE PLACED IN CREEKSIDE, ONE NEAR GROGAN'S POINT AND SOUTH PANTHER CREEK AND ONE AS A SPARE.

THOSE SEEM TO BE THE HOT SPOTS.

WITH THE FOURTH VEHICLE WE HAD ONE AS A SPARE IF SOMETHING BROKE DOWN OR HAPPENED WITH ANOTHER ONE.

WE DO HAVE THE SIX BOATS.

TWO EVACUATION BOATS AND FOUR INFLATABLE BOATS.

NEXT SLIDE.

SO THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE CURRENT HIGH WATER VEHICLE THAT WE HAVE.

THE TWO THAT ARE COMING ARE ACTUALLY BIGGER THAN THIS.

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THIS IS A 2.5-TON.

THE ONES WE ARE GETTING SOON IS 5 TONS WITH A BIGGER PAYLOAD CAPACITY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE OUR EVACUATION BOATS.

THESE ARE THE BOATS THAT WOULD BE GOING INTO NEIGHBORHOOD TO GET PEOPLE OUT, AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE A FLAT-BOTTOM BOAT.

THESE ARE NOT SWIFT WATER BOATS BUT THEY COULD GO BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND BRING PEOPLE OUT TO THE HIGH WATER VEHICLES TO TRANSPORT THEM TO A SHELTER OR A SAFETY PLACE.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE INFLATABLE BOATS THAT WE CAN DEPLOY RAPIDLY TO RESCUE PEOPLE IF WE NEED.

MORE PICTURES OF THE BOAT.

NEXT SLIDE.

SAME THING.

NEXT SLIDE.

OKAY.

SO ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE CAN DO IS PREPARE TO RECOVER.

WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE START TO RECOVER? THE ONE THING WE, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE WANT TO DO IS AVOID FLOODWATERS IN THE VEHICLE.

IT DOESN'T TAKE THAT MUCH WATER TO SWEEP A VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD.

PEOPLE ALWAYS TRY IT AND WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE OUR PEOPLE NOT TO GET IN THE VEHICLES AND TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER THEY CAN'T SEE THROUGH.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK THROUGH FLOODWATERS FOR OBVIOUS REASON.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS UNDERNEATH THERE.

IT COULD BE ELECTRICALLY ENERGIZED OR YOU COULD STEP OFF INTO SOMETHING AND BE ENTANGLED IN IT.

WE WANT YOU TO PHOTOGRAPH DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY TO ASSIST THE FILING INSURANCE, FILING THE CLAIM INSURANCE.

NEXT SLIDE.

DO WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE.

WE DON'T ASK THAT YOU DO ANYTHING UNSAFE.

BUT IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A HOLE IN YOUR ROOF OR A BUSTED WINDOW AND YOU CAN SAFELY COVER THAT WE ASK YOU TO DO THAT.

THEN I KNOW AT THE TOWNSHIP WE ARE BIG ON THE NEIGHBORS AND HELPING THE NEIGHBORS.

IF YOUR NEIGHBOR NEEDS HELP, TRY TO HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR SECURE THEIR PROPERTY AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

WE LIKE THE ASK EMPLOYEES AND THE RESIDENTS ALIKE TO STAY INFORM.

THE BEST WAY IS THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP WEBSITE.

THERE IS A PLETHORA OF INFORMATION YOU CAN GET ON THE WEBSITE.

THE NEXT FEW SLIDES WILL SHOW SOME OF THE DIFFERENT WEBSITE TO REGISTER FOR.

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM OUR WEBSITE AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

RAY FACILITY IS A PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE.

MANY OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE RAVE PLATFORM.

THIS ALLOWS US TO, I BELIEVE WE HAVE 31 FACILITIES THAT MYSELF AND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN A BIG HELP.

WE HAVE GEO-FENCED OUR FACILITIES AND ANYTIME SOMEONE CALLS 911 FROM THE FACILITIES IT GIVES THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FACILITY, WHERE THEY ARE AT.

FOR INSTANCE, ROB FLEMING REC CENTER AND THE FACILITIES THAT HAVE THE MULTIPLE LIKE TENNIS COURTS AND POOLS.

WE HAVE BROKEN THOSE OUT ALSO.

SO IF YOU ARE ON A TENNIS COURT AND SOMETHING HAPPENS ON YOUR CELL PHONE IT WILL PICK UP AND TELL THAT YOU ARE ON A TENNIS COURT AND RELAY THAT INFORMATION TO THE DISPATCH CENTER.

WE ALSO ASK THAT PEOPLE REGISTER FOR THE SMART 911.

IT'S A PROGRAM THAT CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO.

IT'S NOT ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE EXCEPT FOR THE DISPATCHER THAT PICKS UP THE CALL BUT IT WILL GIVE US A LOT OF INFORMATION FOR ALLERGIES, YOU CAN POST PICTURES OR UPLOAD PICTURES OF YOUR PETS, YOUR FAMILY.

CURRENTLY MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS A SMART 911 COUNTY.

HARRIS COUNTY IS NOT.

OR THEY WERE NOT LAST TIME I CHECKED.

BUT THIS INFORMATION DOES FOLLOW YOU AROUND THE STATES, TOO.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER STATE THAT YOU ARE IN AND THEY ARE A 911 STATE OR COUNTY YOUR INFORMATION FOLLOWS YOU THERE.

THE INFORMATION IS SECURE AND IT HAS TO BE UPDATED EVERY SIX MONTHS.

SO IF YOU DO NOT UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY GO AWAY.

THAT INFORMATION FROM THE SMART 911 DUMPS IN TO THE RAVE PREPARE.

ON OUR END AS A FIRE DEPARTMENT ALLOWS ME TO GO TO A PROGRAM.

IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED DOCTOR OR ANY TYPE OF ASSET THAT COULD HELP US IN THE COMMUNITY, LET'S SAY IN GROGAN'S MILL WE ARE CUT OFF WHERE WE COULDN'T GET TO YOU I CAN PULL UP, GEO FENCE THAT AREA AND I CAN PULL UP TO SEE SOMEONE REGISTERED FOR THE SMART 911 MAY BE A PHYSICIAN.

MAYBE THERE IS AN EMERGENCY WE CAN'T GET TO BUT I COULD NOTIFY THEM TO CHECK THE PERSON OUT IF NEED BE.

TWO OTHER.

READY MCTX APP AND READYHARRIS.

ORG.

THEY HAVE GOOD INFORMATION TO PUSH OUT INFORMATION AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE.

I EXPLAINED SMART 911.

IT IS FREE.

THERE IS NO COST FOR THAT.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO, CHIEF, THE QUESTION I HAVE IS JUST ON THE P.P.E.

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ADDITIONAL ASSETS.

BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A POTENTIAL HURRICANE OR FLOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC, DO WE HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES ON THE MASKS, GLOVES? NOT JUST FOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS BUT FOR THOSE WE MAY BE DOING WART RESCUE OR EVACUATION SERVICE -- DOING WATER RESCUE OR EVACUATION SERVICES FOR?

>> I BELIEVE THE LIEUTENANT DIRECTOR ARE LOOKING INTO THAT TO SEE WHAT SUPPLIES WE HAVE TO USE IN THE FIELD.

WHAT EXTRA SUPPLIES WE HAVE TO USE IN THE FIELD.

I CAN GET BACK TO YOU.

I CAN GET THE INFORMATION AND GET BACK TO YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I MET WITH O.E.M., MONTGOMERY COUNTY, LAST WEEK.

THE COUNTY JUDGE ACTUALLY.

THEY HAVE A WAREHOUSING OF SUPPLIES TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO US BUT IF WE CAN GET YOU COORDINATE TO MAKE SURE WHAT WE HAVE ON OUR SHELVES AND IN OUR READY HANDS TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE SUPPLEMENTAL SUPPLIES IN PROXIMITY.

>> YES, SIR.

WE WILL DO.

WE HAVE BEEN IF CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE COUNTY AS WELL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OTHER DIRECTORS HAVE QUESTIONS FOR THE CHIEF? WE HOPE WE DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH A HARVEY OR AN ALLISON OR MEMORIAL OR TAX DAY FLOODING EVENT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC BUT WE ARE PROUD TO KNOW WE HAVE A NUMBER ONE RANKED WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT HERE IN CASE THAT DOES OCCUR AND READY TO ROLL.

WE APPRECIATE WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

>> WE'LL BE READY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE REPORT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

[13. Receive, consider and act upon an appointment to the Audit Committee; ]

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

ITEM 13.

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON AN APPOINTMENT TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

KAREN WILL BE WITH US SHORTLY.

DIRECTOR BONIFACE WAS OUR APPOINTED, OR ONE OF THE APPOINTED AUDIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

I'M RECOMMENDING DIRECTOR NELSON TO FILL THE VACATED AUDIT COMMITTEE SPOT.

KAREN WILL PLUG IN AND SAY SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT PRETTY QUICK.

THERE SHE IS.

>> I APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY.

THE BOARD DOES NORMALLY MAKE ITS APPOINTMENTS ANNUALLY.

THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD APPOINTMENTS ARE ACTUALLY BY THE CHAIRMAN APPOINTMENTS.

THEN THE BOARD DOES COME BACK AND AFFIRM THE APPOINTMENTS WHEN THEY ARE MADE.

WE HAD A VACANCY ON THE AUDIT COMMITTEE DUE TO THE RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR BONIFACE.

THE COMMITTEE COULD HAVE MET WITHOUT THE THIRD PERSON IT IS ALWAYS BENEFICIAL; PARTICULARLY, WHEN IT COMES TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THREE DIRECTORS.

SO THE CHAIRMAN DID APPOINT JASON NELSON TO SERVE ON THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

SO WHAT IS BEFORE YOU IS SIMPLY TO AFFIRM THAT APPOINTMENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE APPOINTMENT?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ABSTENTIONS? YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOURSELF ON A COMMITTEE.

IT'S ALL GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT TAKES CARE OF THAT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLING TO SERVE ON THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

AGENDA ITEM 14 IS EXECUTIVE SESSION.

WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEM FOR TONIGHT.

MOVE TO ITEM 15.

WHICH IS NOT NECESSARY.

AGENDA ITEM 16, ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA.

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

>> IF I MAY, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: PLEASE.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A REPORT ON FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO THE TOWNSHIP.

TO BE REIMBURSED FOR EXPENSES RELATED TO COVID-19.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

I KNOW WE DID MAKE APPLICATION FOR SOME GRANTS.

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE HEARD BACK.

BUT THAT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO GET AN UPDATE ON.

ANY OTHER ITEMS?

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, JUST A NOTE FOR STAFF TO SEE.

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS TO BE ON THE AGENDA.

HOWEVER, TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT BASICALLY A REBOOTING THE RDRC BACK TO ALLOWING THEM TO MEET.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL LET STAFF LOOK INTO THAT.

THEN I HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF DIRECTORS HAVE DIFFERENT QUESTIONS REGARDING BOARD PROCEDURES, BOARD PROTOCOL.

I THINK IT MIGHT BE TIME SINCE WE HAVE A WHOLE NEW BOARD MAYBE TO HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM IN JULY WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS WHAT THE CURRENT BOARD POLICIES ARE.

AND LOOK FOR ANY AMENDMENTS THAT THE BOARD WANTS TO INTRODUCE AT THAT TIME.

[02:25:09]

OKAY.

IF THERE ARE NO MORE WE CAN MOVE ON TO ITEM 17.

BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS?

[17. Board announcements; and]

I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE THE PEDAL KAYAKS IN SERVICE AT THE RIVER ROW BOATHOUSE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE AWESOME WATER BIKES THEY ARE FUN.

WE ARE WAITING ON THE ELLIPTICAL BOARDS WHICH WE HOPE TO HAVE SOON.

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO GO TEST OUT THE EQUIPMENT, THE AMENITIES WE HAVE PAID FOR TWO OR THREE OF THE WATER BIKES IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE ADDITIONAL ASSETS COMING.

ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS? IF NONE, MOTION TO ADJOURN?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NO ONE HAS EVER NOT IN FAVOR OF ADJOURNING.

I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY'S TIME.

SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.