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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WELCOME TO THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

[2. Call meeting to order;]

WE WILL START WITH AN INNOVATION, FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR OF THE WOODLANDS

[1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;]

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

IN HIS SPARE TIME HE ENJOYS SPORTS OF ALL KINDS.

HISTORY, TRAVELING, WALKING WITH HIS WIFE NANCY SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH HIS THREE DAUGHTERS AND HE IS DEVOTED TO HIS CHURCH FAMILY AND PART TO BE PART OF THE WOODLANDS FIRST.

DR. WEBB, PLEASE LEAD US IN PRAYER.

YOU MAY HAVE TO UNMUTE, DR. WEBB.

>> OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

GREAT.

THANKS.

PRAY WITH ME, PLEASE.

FATHER WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US TO LIVE IN.

THE SPECIAL PLACE THAT IT IS.

WE KNOW IT'S SPECIAL BECAUSE OF THE INFLUENCE AND THE EFFORT THAT PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN TO MAKE IT SO.

SO FATHER, I PRAY TONIGHT THAT YOU WOULD B WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THAT YOU WOULD GIVE THEM WIS DECISIONS THEY MAKE.

I ALSO THANK YOU FOR THEM AND THE TIME AND THE EFFORT THEY GIVE.

I PRAY YOUR BLESSINGS ON THEM, THAT YOU WO THEM SAFE AND THAT YOU WOULD BLESS THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL AND KEEP THEIR FA SO THEY CAN CONCENTRATE AND FOCUS ON THE GOOD WORK THEY ARE DOING.

SO WE PRAY FOR YOUR GOOD, PLEASING AND PERFECT WILL TO BE DONE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND IN OUR LIVES.

FATHER, WE PRAY FOR OUR NATION.

WITH COVID-19, WE PRAY YOU WOULD RID OUR NATION OF THE STRUGGLE THAT WE HAVE HAD WITH IT.

LORD, WE TURN OUR EYES TOWARD YOU, AND W AND WE PRAY IN CHRIST'S NAME.

AMEN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: AMEN.

THANK YOU, DR. WEBB.

>> THANK Y'ALL.

APPRECIATE IT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GOD BLESS YOU AS WELL.

WE'LL GO TO THE PLEDGES TO OUR FLAG AND WE WILL START WITH THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES.

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

TO OUR TEXAS FLAG.

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

I DO DECLARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW THE MEETING WAS POSTING 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE IN BOUNDSRIRY OF THE -- BOUNDARY OF THE TOWNSHIP.

IT'S POSTED ONLINE AND IT'S HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO SUSPEND CERTAIN MEMBERS TO COMPLY W REQUIREMENTS OF COVID-19.

DIRECTOR BROWN?

>> TREASURER BROWN: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR MILNER?

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR NELSON?

>> DIRECTOR NELSON: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR RIESER?

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

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: HERE.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: HERE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: DIRECTOR SNYDER?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: PRESENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE ARE ALL PRESEN ACCOUNTED FOR AND NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

[4. Public comment;* ]

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY ABSTENTIONS? WE WILL GO TO PUBLIC COMMENT.

IT'S VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE AND THE CALL NUMBERS AND I INSTRUCTIONS WERE INCLUDED WITH THE POSTING OF THE MEETING.

WE ASK THE INDIVIDUALS TO LIMIT COMMENTARY TO THREE MINUTES.

WE WILL START WITH OUR FIRST CALLER.

HELLO?

>> CALLER: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

THIS IS STEVE LIKEY.

I RESIDE IN THE VILLAGE OF ALDEN BRIDGE.

I PROMISE ONE DAY I WON'T CALL IN THE TOWNSHIP.

YOU WILL PARDON MY FREQUENT CALLS, I HOPE.

I WANTS TO RECOGNIZE THE BOARD FOR THE DE MADE IN DEALING WITH THE REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS 5, 8, 9 IN THE SPECIAL MEETING HELD THIS PAST MONDAY.

I THANK YOU.

HOWEVER, I MUST TAKE EXCEPTION TO THE THR FOUR-HOUR LONG EXECUTIVE SESSION.

UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, EXECUTIVE SESSION IS FOR CONFIDENTIAL OR PERSONNEL OR PENDING LEGAL MATTERS THAT NEED TO BE DISCUSSED IN PRIVATE.

TYPICALLY THEY LAST 15 TO 30 MINUTES IN DURATION.

FOR A SESSION TO LAST SO LONG THERE HAD TO HAVE BEEN EXTENSIVE DISCUSSION ON VARIOUS AGENDA ITEM, POSITIONS AND OPINIONS HELD BY MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE

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DIRECTORS PRESENT.

I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THE PUBLIC HAS NOT ONLY THE NEED BUT THE LEGAL RIGHT TO LISTEN TO THESE DISCUSSIONS IN AN OPEN MEETING FORMAT.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE DIRECTORS' THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS AND SHOULD HEAR FIRSTHAND ABOUT THE ELEMENTS LEADING TO A BOARD DECISION.

IT ALSO GIVES THE PUBLIC THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ITS ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ACTION OR INACTION, AS THE CASE MAY BE.

PARTICULARLY VALUABLE FOR LESSER-KNOWN NEW DIRECTORS TO THE BOARD AND ALL DIRECTORS, OF COURSE, AT RE-ELECTION TIME.

THE WAY THE BOARD CONDUCTED EXTENSIVE OPEN DISCUSSIONS DURING THE RECENT 2021 BUDGET WORKSHOPS WAS TO ME A PERFECT EXAMPLE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT.

SO I ASK THAT THE BOARD LIMIT FUTURE EXE SESSIONS TO THEIR DEFINED PURPOSE AND CONDUCT AGENDA ITEM DELIBERA DISCUSSIONS IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW.

THANK YOU, AGAIN, MR. CHAIRMAN.

HAVE A GOOD MEETING, EVERYONE.

BYE-BYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MR. LAKEY.

I'M SURE I SPEAK FOR ALL WE WILL MISS WHEN YOU DO NOT CALL.

WE WILL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER: MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

CAN I GET YOUR NAME?

>> CALLER: GOOD EVENING.

TED STANLEY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE PARK VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

GOOD EVENING TO YOU.

AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND TO MR. NORRELL.

I THOUGHT THAT TONIGHT I WOULD WEAR MY HA COLLEGE PARK VILLAGE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AND GIVE YOU UPDATE OF THE VILLAGE AND A FEW POINTS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE ON AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 9.

IS THIS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO DO THAT?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, THIS WOULD BE YOUR TIME.

>> CALLER: OKAY.

VILLAGE REPORT IS WHY I'M ASKING.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THE COVID CRISIS AFFECTED MANY OF US IN MANY WAYS AND THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION WERE NOT IMMUNE EITHER.

THERE HAVE WAS A PUN INTENDED THERE.

I CAN'T SPEAK FOR MY FELLOW VILLAGE PRESIDENTS AS I'M SURE EACH OF US HAD THEIR OWN UNIQUE SITUATION BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THOUGHTS FROM COLLEGE PARK VILLAGE PERSPECTIVE.

WE MISSED OUR MARCH MEETING DUE TO THE SHUTDOWN OF THE TOWN HALL MEETING FACILITIES.

BUT FOR US OUR MARCH MEETING IS OUR ANNUAL MEETING.

AND IT'S MANDATORY AS DESCRIBED BY THE BYLAWS.

SO THERE WE MOVED OUR -- WE MUST HOLD THE MEETING.

WE MOVED IT FROM MARCH TO APRIL.

WE COMBINED IT WITH THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING SO THAT BECAN GET OUR AN -- WE CAN GET THE ANNUAL BUSINESS DONE.

WE DID IN A ZOOM FORMAT.

WE HAVE MET EVER SINCE THEN IN THE ZOOM FORMAT.

WE ONLY MISSED ONE MEETING THIS YEAR AND WE CONDUCTED ALL THE OTHER MEETINGS IN A ZOOM FORMAT.

AS FAR AS OUR EVENTS GO, OF COURSE WE PLANNED THE NORMAL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL AND THE WINTER EVENTS.

BUT AS YOU KNOW, SO FAR WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HOLD ANY OF THE EVENTS UP TO THIS POINT.

HOWEVER, WE DO STILL HOLD OUT HOPE WE MAY BE ABLE TO SALVAGE A FEW EVENTS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL MAKE IT HAPPEN.

WE CONTINUE TO KEEP THE EVENTS OUR FALL E THE AGENDA AND CONTINUE TO DISCUSS FOR THOSE.

IF WE ARE ABLE TO HOLD THOSE EVENTS WE CERTAINLY HOPE TO MAKE THEM BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.

AS WE KNOW THE RESIDENTS WILL BE LOOKING GETTING OUT AND ABOUT AND KIND OF RESUMING NORMAL ACTIVITIES.

SO, WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

AGAIN, NOT SPEAKING FOR ANY OF THE OTHER PRESIDENTS ON THIS POINT EITHER BUT COMPLETING THE SERVICE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE.

I WENT TO MY OFFICE TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A MONTH.

I HAVE ONLY BEEN IN MY OFFICE ABOUT FOUR SINCE MARCH.

THE REASON I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE I NEED MY OFFICE SCANNER AND MY HIGH-TECH PRINTER AND SUCH.

I DON'T HAVE ALL THE CAPABILITY AT HOME SO IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT I DID HAVE TO GO TO MY OFFICE.

SOME VILLAGE OFFICERS MAY BE BETTER EQUIPPED THAN OTHERS TO DEALT WITH THE OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT.

BUT IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE.

ALSO, ALTHOUGH WE DID NOT SPEND ANY OF THE MONEY ON EVENTS THIS YEAR AS WE HAD PLANNED, WE STILL HAD TO PAY FOR INSURANCE AND OPERATIONAL EXPENSES.

WE DO HOPE TO CONTINUE TO HOLD -- WE CONTINUE TO HOPE TO HOLD SOME EVENTS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

SO THAT IS WHERE WE STAND FROM COLLEGE PA OF THE MEETINGS AND THE EVENTS AND SO FORTH.

I WANT TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON THAT AN BACKGROUND ON THAT.

ON ANOTHER NOTE, AND SINCE WE DID DISCUSS THIS I FEEL COMFORTABLE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY OTHER VILLAGE OFFICERS ACROSS T WHEN I SAY WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH DON NORRELL A HAPPY RETIREMENT AND THANK HI HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS OVER

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THE YEARS AND FOR LEADERSHIP AND THE DEDICATION TO OUR COMMUNITY.

DON, WE WISH YOU THE VERY BEST IN RETIREME YOU AND VICKY A BLESSED LIFE IN YOUR NEXT CHAPTER.

GODSPEED, DON.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THANKS TO THE ENTIRE BOARD AND THE STAFF FOR DELIVERING SUCH GREAT SERVICE THROUGH THE TRYING TIMES.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS.

GOOD NIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, TED.

MR. NORRELL STILL HAS A WEEK WITH US.

WE ARE NOT DONE WITH HIM.

>> CALLER: WE MAY NOT GET TO SEE HIM AND SAY GOODBYE.

SO I WANTED TO SAY THAT ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGES.

THANK YOU, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NO WORRIES.

ALL RIGHT.

GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

HELLO, NEXT CALLER.

SO, IF YOU THINK YOU ARE TALKING AND YOU NEED TO UNMEET, HIT STAR-6 ON -- UNMUTE, HIT STAR-6 ON YOUR PHONE.

>> I LIVE IN SHADOW LAKE FOREST.

I'M SURE YOU ARE AWARE THERE IS AN ONGOING PROJECT GOING DOWN ALONG BEAR BRANCH AS THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY TO REPLACE WASTEWATER PIPING.

THEY HAVE CURRENTLY PLACED SEVERAL GRAVEL ROADS AND SOME CULVERT OVER THE WATER CROSSINGS.

I KNOW IT'S PART OF THEIR PLAN WHEN THEY ARE DONE WITH THE WORK THE IDEA IS THEY WILL WORK WITH THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP TO MAKE REVISIONS AND TO RESTORE THAT AREA.

I'M WONDERING IF THERE HAS BEEN ANY CONSIDERATION.

A LOT OF THE ROADS THAT HAVE CURRENTLY OVERLAY WHAT WAS PASSED IN 2017 AS THE WOODLANDS, YOU KNOW, WALKWAY AND THE PATH PLAN.

I'M WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY CONSIDERATION TO TRYING TO RETAIN SOME OF THE ROADS AND THE CULVERTS THAT ARE PLACED TO BASIC FACILITATE THE USE FOR ADDITIONAL BIKE PATHS WALKWAYS WITHIN THE AREA.

I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU FOR CONSIDERATION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGU COMMENT.

WE'LL TAKE IT AWAY.

>> CALLER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

OUR NEXT CALLER? ALL RIGHT, CALLER.

CAN I GET YOUR NAME? I HEAR BREATHING BUT I DON'T HEAR -- DO WE HAVE A CALLER ON THE LINE, WILLIAM? ALL RIGHT.

CALLER, STAR-6 IF YOU NEED TO UNMUTE YOURSELF.

ALL RIGHT.

IF WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANYTHING WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 6257.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: HELLO, CALLER? DO YOU HAVE YOURSELF ON HOLD? OR ON MUTE? WRONG NUMBER? HELLO, CALLER?

>> CALLER: HELLO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I CAN HEAR YOU.

CAN YOU GIVE US YOUR NAME? HELLO? SIR? OKAY, WILLIAM.

WE HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

FOR ALL CALLERS IN THE QUEUE TO UNMUTE YOURSELF WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN, STAR-6 WILL OPEN YOUR LINE IF YOU ARE MUTED.

AND DO WE HAVE A CALLER WHO CAN GIVE US THEIR NAME? OKAY.

WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 7898.

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT, CALLER.

ARE YOU THERE? OKAY.

WE ARE CYCLING THROUGH SOME OF THE SAME CALLERS.

AND WE'LL GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY THEMSELVES AND PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

PRESS STAR-6 TO UNMUTE.

WE HAVE FOUR CALLERS THAT ARE UNRESPONSIVE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'VE CYCLED THROUGH THE FOUR CALLERS MORE THAN ONCE?

>> YES, SIR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE HAVE AN ACTIVE CALLER LINE RIGHT NOW.

TRY ONE MORE TIME.

STAR-6 TO UNMUTE.

AND WE'RE HERE TO RECEIVE YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT.

>> CALLER: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW, MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I CAN! THERE WE GO.

>> CALLER: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

YEAH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

MY NAME IS MICHAEL COUSINS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON RESOLUTION NUMBER 10 IF I COULD, PLEASE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CONTINUE.

>> CALLER: YEAH.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MICHAEL AND JOANNE COUSINS AND JOHN AND DEBRA KELLY, ERIN AND JEB SPILDT.

I APPRECIATE SPEAKING ON RESOLUTION NUMBER 10.

WE ARE RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS FOR OVER 25 YEARS NOW AND OBVIOUSLY REALLY ENJOY THE COMMUNITY.

WE'RE LARGE SUPPORTERS OF THE NORTHSHORE PARK.

THE FACILITIES AND RENOVATIONS THAT OCCUR COUPLE OF YEARS AGO ARE A TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT TO THE PARK.

HOWEVER, OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS, BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE RECENT RESTRICTIONS WERE THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS HAVE BEEN MORE HEAVILY USED.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO T WINWARD COVE.

THEY ARE IN USE ALMOST EVERY NIGHT WITH THE GROUPS OF YOUTHS AND YOUNG ADULTS PLAYING UNTIL AROUND 11:00 P.M.

WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE SHUT OFF.

IT'S A VERY SAFE PLACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO GATHER.

GENERALLY THE SOUND OF PEOPLE PLAYING VOL NOT UNPLEASANT.

HOWEVER, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE VOLLEY ACCOMPANIED BY LOUD MUSIC AND OBVIOUSLY YELLING WHEN THE GAME GETS EXCITING.

THIS GOES ON FOR A FOUR OR FIVE-HOUR PERIOD, AS I SAID ALMOST EVERY NIGHT RIGHT NEXT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

ALSO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING UP BY THE TEAM WHO ARE SWIMMING IN THE LAKE NEXT TO THE PROPERTY.

I DO CALL THE AFTERHOURS NUMBER EVERY NOW AND AGAIN.

THEY HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY RESPONSIVE AND HELPED OUT.

BUT I'M CAUTIOUS TO CALL AFTER 9:00 OR 9:30 P.M.

BECAUSE IT GETS LATE TO BE CALLING THE RANGERS.

WITH THAT AS THE BACKGROUND, WE REQUEST THAT THE LIGHTS OVER THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS ONLY BE OPERATIONAL UNTIL SAY 9:00 P.M.

THAT IS QUITE A LOT OF TIME TO ALLOW THE EFFECTIVE USE OF THE COURTS AND ALSO RESPECTS THE PRIVACY AND THE PEACE AND QUIET OF NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE ARE ALSO PREPARED TO DISCUSS A DIFFERENT TIME IF THE BOARD CONSIDERS.

WE ALSO REQUEST THAT THE PARK RANGERS FR AREA.

MAYBE EVERY HOUR JUST TO KEEP A CHECK ON PARTICULARLY, AS IT GETS LATE AND KEEP THE NOISE UNDER CONTROL.

WE ARE NOT REQUESTING A CHANGE TO THE OVER HOURS.

JUST THAT THE LIGHTS OVER THE VOLLEYBALL LIMITED TO SAY 9:00 P.M.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR CONSIDERING THE REQUEST.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MR. COUSINS.

WE WILL TRY TO GO TO ONE OF THE REMAINING CALLERS.

STAR-6 IS A REMINDER TO UNMUTE.

I HEAR SOMEBODY.

HELLO?

>> CALLER: CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, I CAN.

>> CALLER: HI.

THIS IS ANN PERRY AT 162 CAPSTONE.

I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CAPSTONE PARK.

WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 24 YEARS.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME MISCHIEF GOING ON IN THE

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LAST, I DON'T KNOW, WEEK.

I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD CALL THE POLICE.

I DO HAVE CAMERAS ON MY HOUSE.

AND MY TRUMP SIGN HASN'T BEEN STOLEN YET GO-AROUND.

WHAT? THREE YEARS AGO IN 2016, IT WAS STOLEN FOUR TIMES BY FOUR DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

AND I GOT SECURITY CAMERAS.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH, YOU KNOW -- WE DID ALSO HAVE A PROBLEM OVER THE 4TH OF JULY, SOMEBODY BLEW UP THE MAILBOXES THAT ARE ON OUR STREET.

AND I DID CATCH THAT ON CAMERA.

IT WAS KIDS HANGING OUT AT THE PARK.

AND THE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED AND THERE IS A POLICE REPORT AND WE STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT FIXED.

THEY PUT FIRECRACKERS IN THE MAILBOX WHERE YOU PUT THE PACKAGES.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

I'M NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE DIALOGUE DURING PUBLIC COMMENT.

I CAN LET YOU KNOW WE HAVE HEARD BOTH ISSUES AND WE'LL HAVE STAFF FOLLOW UP ON THE MAILBOX.

AND IT IS A CRIME TO STEAL A SIGN OR ANYTHING SO I DO ENCOURAGE YOU TO REPORT THOSE, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR SECURITY.

>> CALLER: YES.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE -- IT'S BEEN OVER SINCE THE 4TH OF JULY.

I DON'T KNOW, WE STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN OUR FIXED.

AND THE POST OFFICE -- I MEAN THE MAILMAN HAS TO DROP OFF PACKAGES AT OUR FRONT DOOR NOW.

I'M SURE HE IS PROBABLY TIRED OF THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL HAVE STAFF FOLLOW UP WITH THE POSTAL SERVICE.

>> CALLER: THERE IS A POLICE REPORT ON IT.

AND I DO HAVE CAMERAS.

AND I DID CATCH THE VIDEO.

MY CAMERAS DO REACH OUT THAT FAR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I THANK YOU FOR SHARING BOTH THOSE INCIDENTS WITH US.

>> CALLER: OKAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'LL TAKE IT FROM THERE.

>> CALLER: THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MA'AM.

OKAY.

WE WILL TRY OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 7898.

>> CALLER: CHAIRMAN BUNCH?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, MA'AM.

>> CALLER: THAT IS ALLISON WINTER.

PRECINCT CHAIR 59 IN THE WOODLANDS.

I LIVE IN CAPSTONE AS WELL.

I KNOW YOUR PREVIOUS CALLER DID TOO.

WE HAVE ALSO HAD OUR TRUMP SIGN STOLEN, TOO.

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME YEARS NOW.

TO WHERE WE TYPICALLY WIRE THEM TO THE TREE.

SO OUR SIGN WAS STOLEN A WEEK AGO THURSDAY NIGHT.

THEN SOMEONE, MY HUSBAND CHAINED IT AND WIRED IT TO THE TREE.

SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO STEAL IT AGAIN TUESDAY NIGHT.

LIKE I SAID WE HAVE ANOTHER NEIGHBOR IN THE AREA WHOSE WAS STOLEN IN THE DAYTIME.

MINE WAS AT NIGHTTIME.

I JUST REALLY, I DON'T KNOW IF Y'ALL HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO ANYTHING BUT I THINK CITIZEN AWARENESS WOULD BE GOOD.

TO HAVE PEOPLE KIND OF WATCHING OUT FOR THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT JUST REALLY DOES INFURIATE ME THAT PE COME ON MY PROPERTY AND STEAL MY THINGS.

OUR THINGS.

AND THAT THEY ARE SILENCING US, NOT ALLOWING US TO HAVE OUR OWN BELIEFS.

I THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISSUE.

JUST WANT TO LET Y'ALL KNOW ABOUT THAT.

I WILL CONTACT THE SHERIFF AS WELL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, ALLISON.

WE'LL FOLLOWUP AS WELL.

>> CALLER: THANK YOU.

BYE-BYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'LL GO TO OUR NEXT CALLER.

>> CALLER 5545.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

STAR-6 OPENS THE MIC.

GOING, GOING, GONE.

WAS THAT THE LAST ONE?

>> ONE MORE TO TRY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL TRY ONE MORE CALLER.

DO WE HAVE A CALLER ON THE LINE?

>> CALLER: CHAIRMAN, THIS LOOKS LIKE A REPEAT.

THIS IS MICHAEL COUSINS AGAIN.

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I HAD MY PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, MICHAEL.

WE APPRECIATE THEM AGAIN.

I BELIEVE THAT IS THE LAST OF THE ACTIVE PUBLIC COMMENT IN THE QUEUE.

HAVING NO RESPONSE FROM THE LAST CALLER.

WE WILL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT.

AND MOVE DIRECTLY TO THE REGULAR AGENDA.

AGENDA ITEM 5.

[5. Receive, consider and act upon proclamations; ]

RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON PROCLAMATIONS.

I DON'T KNOW, DO WE HAVE THE PRONOUNCE PROCLAMATIONS? IT'S OKAY.

IF WE DON'T HAVE THEM.

I MIGHT, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DEFER AGENDA ITEM 5.

I DON'T HAVE THE PRINTOUT OF THE THREE PROCLAMATIONS.

SO WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TO THAT WHEN I HAVE THOSE.

SO THOSE CAN BE READ.

WE HAVE REALLY GOOD ONES WE DON'T WANT TO OVERLOOK THIS YEAR.

I KNOW THAT WE HAD ONE THAT REQUESTED BY TWO DIRECTORS.

LET ME WORK ON GETTING COPIES AND SEND T DIRECTORS -- >> I THINK THAT DR. SEKULA-GIBBS AND I BOTH HAVE A COPY OF PROCLAMATION "C," HONORING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THAT IS CORRECT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WHICH ONE OF YOU LOVELY INDIVIDUALS HAS THE HONOR TO READ THE PROCLAMATION?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WE WILL BOTH DO SO.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GOOD! AWESOME!

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT.

I'M GOING TO START.

DR. SEKULA-GIBBS WILL HONOR THE END.

THE 19TH AMENDMENT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE SUSAN B.

ANTHONY AMENDMENT.

WE FELT, BOTH FELT A LITTLE HISTORICAL BEFORE WE READ THE PROCLAMATION.

IT WAS FIRST PASSED BY CONGRESS ON JUNE 4, 1919.

BY A VOTE OF 56-25 IN THE SENATE.

OVER THE SUMMER IT WAS RATIFIED BY THE NECESSARY 36 STATES AND THE TENNESSEE WAS THE LAST STATE TO VOTE FOR THE PASSAGE ON AUGUST 18, 1920.

SECRETARY SEKULA-GIBBS AND I HOPED TO HAVE A CELEBRATION THIS YEAR IN HONOR OF THE 100 YEARS AND HONOR THE TOWNSHIP HONORING THAT.

I WILL BEGIN AND DR. SEKULA CONCLUDE.

BE IT PROCLAIMED WHEREAS 100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION FORMALLY AMERICAN WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS PLEASED TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF AMENDMENT 19.

AND TO HONOR THE HEROIC WOMEN AND MEN WHO MADE WOMEN SUFFRAGE POSSIBLE.

AND WHEREAS, THE 19TH AMENDMENT READS THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES TO VOTE SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED UNITED STATES OR BY ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX.

CONGRESS SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO ENFORCE ARTICLE BY APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

AND WHEREAS, IN JULY 1848, 200 WOMEN SUFF ASSEMBLED FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL WOMEN'S CONVENTION IN SENECA FALLS, NEW YORK, TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH, PROPERTY OWNERSHIP, AND THE VOTE.

WHEREAS IN 1890, WYOMING BECAME THE FIRST STATE TO GRANT WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.

AND WHEREAS, IN JANUARY 1918, THE 19TH A PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NECESSARY TWO-THIRDS VOTE.

IN JUNE 1919.

IT WAS APPROVED BY THE SENATE AND SENT T STATES FOR RATIFICATION.

DR. GIBBS?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR SNYDER.

I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE.

THEN I HAVE A SHORT COMMENT.

WHEREAS, ON JUNE 28, 1919, TEXAS BECAME THE FIRST SOUTHERN STATE TO RATIFY THE SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT BY LEGISLATIVE MAJORITY ON AUGUST 18, 1920.

TENNESSEE BECAME THE 36TH STATE TO A AMENDMENT.

PROVIDING THE TWO-THIRD MAJORITY N LEGALIZE WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE.

AND WHEREAS, THE CERTIFIED RECORD OF APPROVAL BY THE TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE WAS SENT BY TRAIN TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL, IN THE EARLY HOURS OF AUGUST

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26, 1920.

AT 8:00 A.M.

THAT MORNING, SECRETARY OF STATE BAINBRIDGE COLBY SIGNED THE DOCUMENT WITHOUT CEREMONY AT HIS RESIDENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

AND WHEREAS, AUGUST 26, 2020, MARKS THE OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT BECOMING A PART OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNIT STATES PROVIDING FOR WOMEN SUFFRAGE AND HISTORICAL MILESTONE TO BE LAUD AND CELEBRATED.

NOW THEREFORE, I GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2020 AS NATIONAL WOMEN CENTENNIAL SUFFRAGE MONTH.

IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC MONTH.

AND TO HAVE THE BOARD'S PERMISSION TO READ THIS HISTORIC PROCLAMATION.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DR. SN DR. GIBBS.

HISTORIC EVENT.

HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE RIGHT TO VOTE WI WITHHELD FROM ANYONE.

ANY GENDER OR RACE.

THANK YOU BOTH FOR REQUESTING THIS ITEM.

I DO HAVE COMPANIES OF THE OTHER PROCLAMATIONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANOTHER DIRECTOR REQUESTED ONE OF THE OTHER TWO.

AND OR HAS A COPY OF IT.

IF NOT I CAN READ BOTH.

SO WE CAN -- JOHN, ARE YOU ABOUT TO SAY SOMETHING?

>> TREASURER BROWN: IF IT'S IN THE AGENDA PACKET I CAN DO THE SEPTEMBER 11 ONE.

PATRIOT DAY.

EITHER ONE.

WHATEVER.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GO AHEAD.

THAT IS THE FIRST ONE.

>> TREASURER BROWN: BE IT PROCLAIMED SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, THE UNITED STATES WAS ATTACKED BY TERRORIS THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT CITIZENS IN NEW WASHINGTON, D.C., AND PENNSYLVANIA.

WHEREAS, ON THIS 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRIBLE DAY WE PAY TRIBUTE TO THE INNOCENT WHO WERE SENSELESSLY KILLED IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK.

THEIR DEATHS HAVE LEFT INDELIBLE HOLES IN THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITY AND AMERICA.

AND WHEREAS, IN THE AFTERMATH OF THOSE H ACTS, THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DISPLAYED THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF BRAVE SELFLESSNESS, RISKING OR SACRIFICES THEIR TO SAVE THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS.

WHEREAS WE PAY HOMAGE TO THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND ORDINARY CITIZENS WHO PERFORM EXTRAORDINARY ACTS OF COURAGE AND VALO OUR NATION'S MOST DIRE MOMENT OF NEED.

AND WHEREAS THE TRAGIC EVENTS OF SEPTEMB 2001, HAVE UNIFIED OR NATION AGAINST THE FORCES OF HATRED AND OPPRESSI REAFFIRMED OUR DEDICATION TO THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEALS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.

WHEREAS, A REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE WOODLANDS CENTRAL FIRE STATION ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, AT 7:30 A.M.

AS WE GATHER AT THE WOODLANDS CENTRAL FI STATION WE ARE ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATING THE RESILIENCY, DETERMINATION, COMPASSION, STRENGTH, PATRIOTISM THAT DEFINED US AS AMERICANS.

WHEREAS, WE URGE ALL CITIZENS TO HONOR T LOST THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

TO REFLECT UPON AMERICA'S PROUD TRADITION OF FREEDOM AND BRAVERY.

TO RENEW THE COMMITMENT TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY, STATE AND OUR NATION.

THEREFORE, I ON BEHALF OF GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, PATRIOT DAY AND THE NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR BROWN.

I HAVE DIRECTOR MILNER QUEUED UP TO READ REMAINING SEPTEMBER 11 PROCLAMATION.

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: THANK YOU.

BE IT PROCLAIMED WHEREAS THE MEMBERS OF FIRST RESPONDERS ORGANIZATION UNDERGO SIGNIFICANT EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE EXPERTISE REQUIRED TO RESPOND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

WHEREAS, INDIVIDUALS BOTH CAREER AND VOLUNTEER, FROM 911 DISPATCHERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, SEARCH AND RESCUE AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SAFETY SECTOR COME TOGETHER AS FIRST RESPONDERS TO PROTECT AND AID THE PUBLIC IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

AND WHEREAS, EVERY DAY FIRST RESPONDERS RISK THEIR OWN SAFETY IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES.

AND WHEREAS, FIRST RESPONDERS ARE READY RESPOND 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND OUR FIRST AND BEST DEFENSE AGAINST ALL EMERGENCIES THAT MAY THREATEN OUR COMMUNITIES, WHATEVER NATURE.

AND WHEREAS, FIRST RESPONDERS ARE VITAL EVERY COMMUNITY TO MAINTAIN SAFETY AND ORDER IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

AND WHEREAS, THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN SUPPORTING THE FIRST

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RESPONDERS AND TEXAS GOVERNANCE CODE SECTION 662.050 DECLARES THIS DAY SHALL BE REGULARLY OBSERVED BY APPROPRIATE CEREMONIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OTHER PLACES TO HONOR TEXAS FIRST RESPONDERS.

NOW THEREFORE I ON BEHALF OF GORDY BUNCH AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, FIRST RESPONDERS DAY IN WOODLANDS, TEXAS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU, DIRECTOR MILNER.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE A CEREMONY IN THE AFT SEPTEMBER 11 AT THE PARK AND WE WILL SHARE DETAILS AS THOSE UNFOLD.

THAT BRINGS AN END TO THE PROCLAMATIONS.

WE NOW MOVE TO THE AGENDA ITEM 6, WHICH IS OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, CAN I SAY SOMETHING REAL QUICK?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SURE.

>> THE PERSON WHO WAS ASKING TROUBLE WITH THE CALLER WAS MR. CLAUDE HUNTER.

SO HE SAID HE HAD PROBLEMS LAST WEEK.

MAYBE SOMEBODY FROM STAFF CAN HELP HIM OUT WITH THAT.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP.

HE LET ME KNOW.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL SEE IF WE CAN GET CLAUDE CLARIFICAT CALLING.

WE WILL NOW GO TO AGENDA ITEM 6, THE CONSENT AGENDA.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA?

[ CONSENT AGENDA]

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS? THAT WILL CARRY.

AGENDA ITEM 7, ABOUT ACT EMERGENCY AUTHORITIES RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

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

(COVID-19) EPIDEMIC, AND AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER TO ACT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.WE ARE GOING TURN IT OVER TO DR. CHARLES SIMS. HE HAS A HARD STOP SO WE WILL TURN IT OVER FOR HIM.

>> I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME OUT.

CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES, SIR.

>> PERFECT.

I DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC PRESENTATION TODAY I JUST WANT TO RUN THROUGH A COUPLE OF ITEMS TO KIND OF UPDATE WHERE WE HAVE BEEN SINCE I LAST ADDRESSED THE TOWNSHIP.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSS ANY ISSUES THAT THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS.

THERE HAS BEEN CHANGE SINCE I LAST ADDRESSED THE BOARD.

IT'S BEEN SEVERAL MONTHS.

WE HAVE HAD JULY WAS AN INTENSE MO CORONAVIRUS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

ALSO IN HARRIS COUNTY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

CURRENTLY MONTGOMERY COUNTY NUMBERS ARE OVER 7,000 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

WITH APPROXIMATELY 100 DEATHS.

1.5% MORTALITY RATE.

IN THE COUNTY WE HAVE 1,250 ACTIVE CASES BUT THE GOOD NEWS WE HAVE OVER 5,000 DOCUMENTED RECOVERED CASES NOW.

SO FOUR TIMES AS MANY RECOVERED PATIENTS AS WE HAVE ACTIVELY ILL PATIENTS CURRENTLY.

THE STATE OF TEXAS HAS OVER 500,000 CASES WITH 10,000 DEATHS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

HARRIS COUNTY HAS BEEN RELATIVELY HARD HIT BECAUSE OF THE POPULATION DENSITY.

LUCKILY WE ARE LESS DENSE POPULATION SO WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT LESS RAPID SPREAD.

OUR HOSPITAL CAPACITY WAS A BIG ISSUE OVER THE LAST MONTH OR SO.

ALL FOUR MAIN HOSPITALS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAD TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT EFFORTS TO INCREASE THEIR BED CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO CARE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

AT ISSUE WITH THE PATIENTS THEY STAY SICK A LOT LONGER THAN OTHER RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES AND THEY REQUIRE THE HOSPITAL STAYS ON THE ORDER OF 2-3 WEEKS FOR THE ILL PATIENTS RATHER THAN 2-3 DAYS LIKE WE SEE WITH INFLUENZA OR R.S.V.

OR THE OTHER VIRUSES THAT CIRCULATE EVERY YEAR.

AND IN JULY, IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY, ST. WOODLANDS PEAKING AROUND 60 CASES A DAY.

MEMORIAL HERMAN WAS MORE THAN THAT.

AROUND 70 CASES A DAY.

METHODIST WAS THE SAME.

THAT PUSHED OUR CAPACITY ESSENTIALLY TO THE LIMIT.

PEOPLE WERE -- I DON'T THINK PEOPLE REALIZE HOW CLOSE WE WERE TO OVERWHELM THE MEDICAL SYSTEM IN LAST WEEK OF JULY.

ONE OR TWO MORE PATIENTS IN THE I.C.U.

PROBABLY WOULD HAVE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAD TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT ALLEGATIONS OF CARE OR READJUST RESOURCES.

WE HAVE BEDS.

THERE IS ROOM IN THE HOSPITAL.

WE DON'T HAVE NURSES, RESPIRATORY TECH AND OTHER THINGS TO SUPPORT THE PATIENTS THAT REQUIRE A LOT OF CARE.

ONE OF MY LONG-TERM PATIENTS I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF FOR 15 YEARS ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL 28 DAYS ON THE EVENT LATER AND VECMO, A TO GIVE THE OXYGENNATION.

HE WENT IN RENAL FAILURE.

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HE HAD A NURSE, PROFUSIONIST AND DIALYSIS NURSE, TAKING CARE OF HIM.

THREE IN THE DAY AND THREE IN THE NIGHT SHIFT SO SIX PEOPLE FOR ONE PATIENT.

HE EVENTUALLY PASSED AWAY.

THAT IS WHY THE RESOURCES WERE TAXED IN THAT TIME.

THE PATIENTS WERE REQUIRING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF CARE.

THE HOSPITAL DID A GREAT JOB IN THE COUNTY.

THEY WERE ALL VERY COOPERATIVE WITH EACH OTHER.

EVEN THOUGH THESE ARE COMPETING HOSPITAL SYSTEMS. THEY DID A GOOD JOB OF ROTATING WHO WOULD TAKE THE TRANSFERS FROM L.B.J.

OR THE BEN TAUB HOSPITAL AND OR TAKE THEM FROM LIVINGSTON OR SURROUNDING AREAS.

WE HAD INNOVATIVE WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF TH FROM THE NORMAL CARE MODEL TO A TEAM MODEL TO STRETCH RESOURCES AS FAR AS TH COULD.

P.P.E.

WAS NEVER AN ISSUE IN HOSPITALS.

ALL THE HOSPITALS IN THE AREA HAVE GOOD P.P.E.

SUPPLIES.

THAT HAS NOT BEEN AN ISSUE IN THE AREA.

IT WAS HUMAN RESOURCES I THINK PUSHING US EDGE.

LUCKILY OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WE HA SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT.

WE ARE ABOUT ALL THREE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS ARE ABOUT 50% CAPACITY OF WHERE WE WERE TWO OR THREE WEEKS AGO.

I DON'T HAVE A GOOD STATISTIC ON THE H.C.A.

BUT MEMORIAL WOODLANDS, ST. LUKES AND METHODIST IN WOODLANDS ARE RUNNING 50% CONSISTENTLY.

WE HAD A NICE DROP IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS LAST THREE OR FOUR DAYS IT'S PLATEAUED.

SO WE WILL SEE WHERE IT PUTS US IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

IF YOU LOOK AT CASE REPORTS FOR THE COUNTY, THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN CONSISTENTLY DROPPING.

SOMETIMES THERE IS A BACKLOG THAT IS RELEASED AND THERE MIGHT BE A SPIKE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE SLOPE OF THE LINE, IT'S TRENDING DOWN.

BUT ALSO MAYBE STARTED TO PLATEAU AND IT LOOKS LIKE A STEADY STATE LINE ABOUT WHERE WE WERE KIND OF IN THE APRIL/MAY TIME FRAME.

WE HAVE SEEN STEADY NUMBER OF THE CASES.

THE HOSPITALS CAN MAINTAIN THE CARE OF THE NUMBER OF PACES BUT NOT FOR TOO MUCH WITH THE NUMBERS MUCH HIGHER THAN WE MIDDLE OF JULY.

THAT IS THE STATE OF OUR MEDICAL CARE IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW.

PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME TO TALK SOMEWHAT ABOUT TREATMENTS.

I WANT TO HIT HIGHLIGHTS ON THE ACTIVE TREATMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW.

BASICALLY THERE IS REALLY ONLY THREE ACTIVE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW THAT ARE BENEFICIAL FOR THE PATIENTS.

THOSE ARE DEXAMETHASONE, WHICH IS ASTEROID.

WHICH IS GIVEN TO PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THERAPY.

IT'S REALLY THE TREATMENT THAT HAS SHOWN EFFICACY TO TREAT WE ARE DUCTION OF MORTALITY OF 33%.

THAT IS A HUGE NUMBER.

WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT TREATING ILL PATIENTS LIKE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

IT SHOWED THE BENEFIT OF THE PATIENTS ON THE HIGH-FLOW OXYGEN OR VENTILATORS BUT NOT IN THE OUTPATIENT, NOT IN PEOPLE ON ONE OR TWO LITERS OF OXYGEN.

THIS IS REALLY FOR THE PATIENTS N OUTPATIENT.

NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED IF YOU SIT AT QUARANTINING FROM THE CORONAVIRUS.

IT'S SOMETHING FOR THE PATIENTS WHO ARE I.C.U.

OR BORDERLINE I.C.U.

PATIENTS.

IT DOES DECREASE MORTALITY BY 33%.

WE WERE SLOW TO GET ON TO THE STEROID TRE BECAUSE SOME OF THE INITIAL DATA OUT OF CHINA SHOWED THAT THE STEROIDS MADE PEOPLE WORSE.

THAT IS TRUE.

IF YOU GIVE PEOPLE STEROIDS IN THE FIRST ILLNESS WHEN THE VIRUS LOAD IS HIGH, THEY SHED VIRUS FOR A LONGER PERIOD O THEN THEY CAN POTENTIALLY INFECT MORE PEOPLE.

SO WE WEREN'T USING STEROIDS INITIALLY IN EPIDEMIC AND WE STARTED TO SEE VERY SICK PATIENTS IN THE I.C.U.

THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD INFLAMMATORY SYNDROMES THAT WERE USING SYNDROMES AND WE HAVE SEEN IMPROVEMENTS SO NOW CLINICAL TRIALS HAVE SHOWN DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT WITH THAT THERAPY.

PATIENTS WHO ARE ON OXYGEN AFTER 7 DAYS WHEN THEY ENTER THE INFLAMMATORY NONVIRAL PART OF THE ILLNESS.

THE SECOND THERAPY IS REMDESIVIR, WHICH IS THE ANTIVIRAL MEDICINE THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH THE NEWS.

MADE BY GILEAD.

SOME DATA SHOWS DECREASE OF HOSPITAL STAY.

NO MORTALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR REMDESIVIR.

THERE IS CRITERIA CHANGE FOR THE REMDESIVIR OVER THE LAST MONTH.

NOW THE C.D.C. AND THE OTHER AGENCIES RECOMMEND NOT USING IT ON PEOPLE ON VENTILATOR, VECMO ARE VERY ILL PATIENTS.

IT'S AN ANTIVIRAL.

AS I ALLUDED THERE IS TWO PHASES.

FIRST SEVEN DAYS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE VIRAL SYMPTOMS. FEVER, ACHINESS, FEELING POORLY.

THEN THEY START TO GET SHORT OF BREATH.

THEN THE SECOND PHASE WHERE IT'S THE INFLAMMATORY PHASE.

THE VIRUS LOAD BY THE TIME MOST PEOPLE END UP IN THE I.C.U.

IS LOW.

BUT THE BODY IS ATTACKING THE VIRUS AND D THEIR OWN TISSUE TO PUT THEM IN THE I.C.U.

WE ARE GIVING REMDESIVIR TO PEOPLE WHO WERE SICK.

THOSE WEREN'T THE PEOPLE WE SHOULD GIVE IT TO.

WE NEED TO GIVE IT TO PEOPLE EARLY.

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IT'S AN INTRAVENOUS MEDICINE THAT HAS TO BE GIVEN UNDER MONITORING IN THE HOSPITAL.

IT'S NOT A PILL FORM.

WE HAVE PROBABLY BEEN GIVING IT TO THE WRONG PATIENTS THE WHOLE TIME.

IF WE GIVE IT TO PEOPLE EARLY IN ILLNESS BENEFIT BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING USED IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS ONLY.

WE ARE NOT SEEING A LOT OF THE BENEFIT FROM IT.

ALTHOUGH THERE IS SHORTENING OF THE I.C.U.

STAY.

CONVALESCENT PLASMA IS THE THIRD THING USED HEAVILY WITH SOME EFFICACY TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

THIS IS PLASMA TAKEN FROM PEOPLE WHO ALREADY RECOVERED FROM THE VIRUS AND THEY HAVE ACTIVE ANTIBODIES TO NEUTRALIZE THE VIRUS.

THERE IS TONS AND TONS OF DATA NOW SHOWING IT'S SAFE.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES GIVEN.

EFFICACY DATA IS STILL ANALYZED.

I DON'T HAVE ANY NUMBERS TO TELL YOU.

THE PRELIMINARY REPORTS SHOW LIKE REMDESIVIR GIVEN EARLY IN THE FIRST SERVE DAYS IN THE VIRAL PHASE OF THE IN -- FIRST SEVEN DA VIRAL PHASE, PEOPLE GET BETTER FASTER.

IF YOU WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE SICK, SHORT OF BREATH AND ON A VENTILATOR, CONVALESCENT PLASMA WON'T HELP THOSE PATIENTS.

IT'S THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT IS THE PROBLEM AND THEY NEED STEROIDS.

I MAY HAVE MENTIONED WHEN I FIRST ADDRESSED YOU A FEW MONTHS AGO TOSALUSAMAB.

IT'S AN ANTIINFLAMMATORY USED TO TREAT O INFLAMMATORY DISEASES.

IT'S USED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

DATA HAS NOT BEEN VERY GOOD AND ACTUALLY MOST PEOPLE ARE NOW RECOMMENDING NOT USING IT ANYMORE.

I WANT TO HIT ON THAT BECAUSE WE DISCUSS THE FIRST MEETING.

SO THOSE THREE ARE THE ONLY ACTIVE INTERVENTIONS OTHER THAN SUPPORTIVE CARE.

GIVING PEOPLE OXYGEN THEY NEED, GIVI SUPPORT THEY NEED.

TRY NOT TO OVERWHELM THEM WITH A FLUID WH MISTAKE THEY MADE EARLY IN THE EPIDEMIC AND NOW WE ARE NO LONGER MAKING.

THE MORTALITY RATES ARE LOWER THAN YOU W IN THE NEW YORK OUTBREAK BECAUSE THEY WERE TREATING PATIENTS MORE LIKE WE SEPTIC PATIENTS WITH FLUID AND EARLY INTUBATION TO GIVE THEM SUPPORT HARMING THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

WE TRY TO GIVE THEM LESS FLUIDS KEEP THEM OFF THE VENTILATOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

THE PRESSURE OF THE VENTILATOR DAMAGES TH FURTHER AND MAKES THE PEOPLE SICKER.

WHAT WE CAN DO FROM A LOCAL LEVEL, THIN CONTROL OF AS PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY IS MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WASHING HANDS.

THOSE THINGS SAVE MORE PEOPLE AND PREVEN MORE THAN ANY DRUGS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT.

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF CASES IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS BECAUSE PEOPLE FINALLY STARTED TO WEAR MASKS.

WHEREAS, A MONTH AGO WHEN I WOULD GO TO KROGER, MAYBE 50% OF THE PEOPLE WEARING MASK.

I GO TO HOME DEPOT AND 20% WEARING THEM.

NOW IT'S RARE TO SEE PEOPLE IN THOSE PLACES NOT WEARING THE MASKS.

EVEN OUT IN TOWN AT OTHER SMALL AREAS.

I THINK WE ARE SEEING THE SIGNIFICANT MASK USE.

BY WEARING A MASK THE PATIENT PROTECTING PEOPLE SO THEY ARE NOT SPREADING THE UNKNOWING WILL TO OTHER PEOPLE -- UNKNOWINGLY.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPORTANT.

WE HAVE SEEN SOME OUTBREAK WHEN THEY WERE NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

WASHING HANDS IS IMPORTANT.

I MAY HAVE PLUGGED MY PODCAST AT THE FIR MEETING WHICH ENTITLED WASH YOUR HANDS, DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE.

AND BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE CAN DO TO STOP THE SPREAD OURSELVES.

THE ONLY OTHER ACTIVE INTERVENTION THAT I THINK WILL MAKE THE MOST DIFFERENCE IS THE VACCINES.

WE HAVE MANY, MANY VACCINES AND RESEARCH RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS 35 OR 40 IN THE UNITED STATES.

IN DIFFERENT STAGES.

THREE OR FOUR ARE GETTING IN TO THE THIRD STAGE OR WHAT IS CALLED THE STAGE THREE, RESEARCH PROTOCOLS WHERE THEY ARE DOING LARGE-SCALE SAFETY EVALUATIONS.

WE HAVE SEVERAL THAT ARE SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE.

SOME OF THOSE ARE ALREADY MASK PRODUCED W EXPECTATION THEY WILL BE SAFE.

THIS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN WE WOU NORMALLY DO IN A NORMAL SITUATION.

NORMALLY DRUG COMPANIES DON'T MAKE HUNDR MILLIONS OF DOSES THAT IS NOT F.D.A.

APPROVED BECAUSE IF IT DOESN'T GET APPROV WOULD BE A FINANCIAL HIT FOR THEM.

BUT THERE IS A PROCESS REQUIRED TO GET HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF VACCINE PRODUCED.

THEY ARE BETTING THEY WILL GET F.D.A.

APPROVAL ONCE THE DATA IS THERE AND WE WON'T HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME FOR PRODUCTION OF THE VACCINES.

SO THE VACCINE IS BEING PRODUCED B APPROVAL.

SEVERAL VACCINES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE.

THERE JUST HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH TIME YET TO HAVE LONG-TERM SAFETY DATA.

HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE IT BY THE WINTER AND IN TO THE SPRING.

WE WILL START DOING MASS VACCINATIONS.

ALL THE HOSPITALS IN THE AREA AND THE HO SYSTEMS ARE PART OF THE BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S GROUP AND WE ARE ALREADY RAMPING UP SOME PROCESSES TO MASK VACCINATE OUR PATIENTS IN THE BAYLOR MEDICAL FOR INFLUENZA ONCE THE INFLUENZA VACCINE AVAILABLE NEXT MONTH.

WE WILL USE IT AS A TOOL TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE CAN VACCINATE TENS OF THOUSANDS

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OF PEOPLE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, ONCE THE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE, WE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE SAME FACILITIES.

DRIVE-THRU FACILITIES TO VACCINATE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY.

THAT IS KIND OF THE END OF THE COVID INFORMATION.

I WOULD TO DISCUSS TODAY.

OR PUT OUT TO Y'ALL TODAY.

I KNOW SCHOOL COMING UP, SCHOOL OPENING COMING UP IN A FEW WEEKS, PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED TO TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL.

I'LL PLUG MY OTHER PODCAST.

WE DID A FOLLOWTOWN THE OTHER C.H.I.

ST. LUKE'S PODCAST THE DAY AND IT TALKS ABOUT SCHOOLS A LITTLE BIT.

I'M A LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY AND I WAS ASKED TO GIVE ADVICE IN EARLY JULY WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN AUGUST 16, LAST WEEK.

AT THAT POINT I HAD TO MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION.

I WON'T TAKE ALL THE CREDIT OR ALL THE NEGATIVE PRESS FOR STOPPING THE SCHOOLS HAVE OPENING ON TIME.

BUT AT THAT TIME, THAT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION BECAUSE IT'S A VERY COMPLICATED ISSUE.

I SEE BOTH SIDES OF EVERY PART OF THIS ISSUE.

BUT LIKE I SAID WE WERE AT A MAX CAPACIT HOSPITALS THEN AND WE COULD NOT AFFORD TO GET TWO OR THREE MORE PATIENTS OF THE HOSPITAL I.C.U.S OR WE WOULD CATASTROPHIC OVERWHELMING OF THE MEDICAL SYSTEM.

THE SCHOOLS AREN'T ABLE TO OPEN UP WITH TWO OR THREE DAYS' NOTICE.

SECOND WEEK OF JULY WE HAD TO MAKE A DEC MIDDLE OF AUGUST.

AT THAT POINT IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO SAY WE HAVE TO DELAY THE ON SET OF THE IN-PERSON SCHOOLING.

THE SCHOOLS HAVE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB.

ALL THE SUPERINTENDENTS WERE ON BOARD.

I THINK THEY KIND OF SIGNED A LETTER THAT MADE IT LOOK LIKE THE PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY MADE MOST OF THE DECISION BUT I THINK SUPERINTENDENTS WERE IN LINE WITH THAT DECISION.

IT IS GIVING THEM SEVERAL WEEKS TO SL PROCESSES IN THE CLASSROOMS. TO MAKE THEM SAFER.

IT LOOKS LIKE 20% OF THE STUDENTS HAVE ELECTED TO PROBABLY STAY HOME AND DO FULL-TIME ONLINE SCHOOLING.

AT LEAST FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

BUT 80% OF THE KIDS ARE PLANNING TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL.

EVEN THAT 20% LETS US SOCIALLY DISTANT AN IT EASIER IN SOME OF THE BIG SCHOOLS, LIKE SCHOOL, MCCULLOUGH HIGH TO SEPARATE STUDENTS.

MOST OF THE KIDS WILL NOT BECOME ILL OR VERY HILL.

THEY ARE NOT SUPER SPREADERS OF THE DISEASE.

THEY MAY NOT SPREAD IT TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

OLDER STUDENTS IT IS POSSIBLE.

THEY ACT MORE LIKE ADULTS SO WE HAVE TO SERIOUSLY.

WATCH FOR THE SPREAD IN THE SCHOOLS.

100% MASK REQUIREMENT IS ESSENTIAL IN THIS SITUATION.

BECAUSE IF WE HAVE A PATIENT OR A STUDENT WITH THE VIRUS, AND NO ONE IS WEARING MASKS IN THE CLASSROOM, NOT ONLY DOES IT PUT THE KIDS AT RISK GETTING THE VIRUS NOW WE HAVE A CASE TO SHUT DOWN AND QUARANTINE AN ENTIRE CLASSROOM.

RIGHT NOW IF ONE STUDENT HAS IT AND IS WEARING A MASK AND TESTS POSITIVE AND ASYMPTOMATIC WE DON'T HAVE TO SHUT DOWN A CLASSROOM IF EVERYONE IS DOING P.P.E.

APPROPRIATELY.

WE DO IT IN THE MEDICAL FACILITY NOW.

IF A PATIENT COMES IN THE FACILITY, THEY WEAR A MASK AND I'M WEARING A MASK I DON'T QUARANTINED.

IT'S LOW RISK EXPOSURE.

WE EXTRAPOLATE THAT TO THE SCHOOL.

EVERYONE WANTS TO DO THIS SAFELY, AS POSSIBLE.

EDUCATIONALLY APPROPRIATELY AS POSSIBLE.

WE WILL MONITOR THE SITUATION CLOSELY.

THAT IS WHERE I SEE THINGS RIGHT NOW IN COUNTY.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR GIVE MORE DETAILS ON ANYTHING THAT PEOPLE MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SURE.

I KNOW DR. SIMS YOU HAVE A HARD STOP IN A FEW MINUTES.

IF ANY DIRECTOR HAS A QUESTION, WANT TO MAKE IT CONCISE SO IT CAN BE ANSWERED.

>> I WANT TO THANK THE DOCTOR FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING.

MY QUESTION RELATES TO THE POTENTIAL MUTATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN OBSERVED IN THE CORONAVIRUS.

SARS2.

WHETHER IT IS BECOMING, WHETHER YOU BECOMING LESS DAMAGING, LESS MORBIDITY AND LOWER MORTALITY AND POTE MORE CONTAGIOUS ALONG THE SAME LINE?

>> RIGHT.

SO, THERE HAS BEEN ONE MAJOR MUTATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

WE CALL IT THE "D" TO "G" MUTATION.

THAT IS ABBREVIATION FOR THE AMINO ACID SEQUENCE OF THE VIRUS.

THAT OCCUR AND WE STARTED TO SEE A RAPID RISE IN "G" VARIANT IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH; WHEREAS, JANUARY OR FEBRUARY OF THE UN STATES ESSENTIALLY 98%

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PRESENTED CASE VARIANT.

NOW IT'S 98% ARE THE "G" VARIANT.

THE "G" VARIANT IS MORE, IT SEEMS TO DEVELOP HIGHER VIREMIUM IN PATIENTS TO MAKE IT MORE CONTAGIOUS AND EASILY SPREAD.

THAT IS PROBABLY WHY IT TOOK OVER AS THE MAJOR VARIANT.

BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO INCREASE THE MORTALITY.

IT IS HARD TO JUDGE MORTALITY RATES NOW JANUARY OR FEBRUARY BECAUSE WE WEREN'T GOOD AT TREATING THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THEN.

MORTALITY RATES COULD BE CORONAVIRUS RELATED OR SUPPORTIVE CARE RELATED.

WE ARE NOT GIVING FLUIDS AND PUTTING PE VENTILATOR EARLY AND WE ARE GIVING STEROIDS.

SOME OF THE MORTALITY DECREASE COULD BE FROM THAT.

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO CAUSE HIGHER MORTALITY.

THERE ARE SIX MAIN VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS NOW.

BUT LUCKILY THE VIRUS DOESN'T SEEM TO BE IN AREAS THAT WILL MAKE IT LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE SINGLE VACCINE.

UNLIKE A FLU THAT TENDS TO CHANGE MAJOR PROTEINS EASILY AND YOU NEED A NEW FLU SHOT EACH YEAR BECAUSE YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT EPITOPE TO TARGET VACCINE TO.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT WITH THE CORONAVIRUS.

THERE ARE MUTATIONS BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO MUTATE IN THE MAJOR TARGETS OF THE VACCINES AT THIS POINT.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

CAN YOU ADDRESS THE NEED FOR PATIENTS TO COME IN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IN TO THE DOCTORS OFFICES FOR ROUTINE CARE AND FOR EMER AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

IT'S HORRIBLE.

I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL PEOPLE DIE AT HOME BE HEART ATTACK BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE OF MY PATIENTS SAID I HAD A STROKE B WANT TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

I CAN SPEAK TO THE BAYLOR ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP BECAUSE I'M ON SOME OF THE CONFERENCE CALLS.

WE ARE TRYING TO SEND OUT INFORMATION AND DO PUBLIC SERVICE INFORMATION ON REMINDING PEOPLE IT'S SAFE TO GO TO YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

I TELL MY PATIENTS THIS IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN WORLD.

COME TO THE HOSPITAL.

RIGHT NOW IN ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL THEY HAVE 30 COVID CASES AND I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE.

THEY ARE IN ISOLATION AND PROTECTED AND WE ARE UTAHING THE APPROPRIATE P.P.E.

AROUND THEM.

IN THE OFFICE WE SCREEN EVERY PATIENT.

ACROSS THE WHOLE MEDICAL GROUP WE SCREEN PATIENT BY PHONE BEFORE THEY COME IN TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T HAVE THE RISK FAC OR SYMPTOMS. IF THEY DO WE HAVE A WAY TO DEAL WITH THE PATIENTS.

TO KEEP THEM BEING INTERMIXED WITH THE P THAT DON'T HAVE THE RISK FACTORS OR SYMPTOMS OF COVID.

PATIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

DOCTOR IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

FRONT DESK STAFF REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK.

PLASTIC SHIELDING.

THE TRANSMISSION IS UNHEARD OF IN THOSE SITUATIONS.

YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET THE VIRUS AT W KROGER OR HOME DEPOT THAN YOU ARE AT YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

ALSO WE UTILIZE VIRTUAL VISITS.

ONE GREAT THING THAT CORONAVIRUS TAUGHT US WE CAN HAVE THE ZOOM MEETINGS AND THE ZOOM VISITS.

I KNOW A LOT OF DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO DO IT ON THE PHONE.

IT'S NOT LEGAL.

BUT THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO GET IT DONE.

MEDICARE AND OTHER ENTITIES HAVE REQUIREMENTS FOR DOING IT APPROPRIATELY.

WE ARE TRYING TO GET UP TO 30% ZOOM VISITS MEDICAL GROUP BECAUSE IF YOU TAKE EVERY THIRD PATIENT OUT OF THE WAITING SOCIAL DISTANCING YOUR WAITING ROOM EASILY AND YOU DON'T EXPOSE PATIENTS ARE AT MORE RISK.

IF IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY.

SOME THINGS JUST CAN'T BE DONE VIA ZOOM.

I'M A MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE MEDICAL GROUP.

SO I HAVE OBGYNS IN MY GROUP.

THEY SAY HEY, WE CAN'T GET HIT 30% ZOOM VISITS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DO.

THAT IS TRUE.

BUT FAMILY PRACTICE, WHEN YOU DO THE BLO CHECKS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, YOU CAN DO IT FROM HOME.

SO WE HAVE, WE ARE TRYING TO GET MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR CARE EITHER VIRTUALLY OR IN THE OFFICE TO MAKE SUR CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARE NOT BEING IGNORED LIKE BLOOD PRESSURE OTHER THINGS.

WHICH I CAN TELL YOU BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE DIABETES KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN CORONAVIRUS KILLS EACH YEAR.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THOSE ARE MAINTAINED.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

DR. SIMS I KNOW YOU REQUESTED 7:00 DEPARTURE.

I THINK YOU HAVE ANOTHER COMMITMENT.

IT'S RIGHT AT 7:00.

>> I APPRECIATE IT.

I'M GIVING A LOT OF THE LECTURES RIGHT NOW.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

EVERYONE IN ALL THE HEALTHCARE AND THE HO COMMUNITIES AND THE LOCAL PHYSICIANS, EVERYBODY IS DOING THEIR PART.

WE KNOW THAT IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A MARATHON FOR YOU GUYS AND YOUR STAFF.

THE ONLY THING I HAVE A QUESTION ON IS ON THE SET RAC IT TRACKS A LOT OF DIFFERENT RESOURCES AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT SHOWS US THERE IS AVAILABLE BEDS.

PERHAPS YOU CAN TALK TO THE SET RAC FOLKS ABOUT TALKING ABOUT THE PERSONNEL AVAILABLE TO SERVICE THE PEOPLE.

IT PROVIDES IF YOU LOOK AT THE SET RAC RE ABOUT TO SHOW THEM IT LOOKS LIKE THE AMPLE CAPACITY AT TIMES WHEN YOU ARE THERE MAY BE BEDS BUT THERE

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IS NO PERSONNEL THEM.

MIGHT BE A GOOD DATA POINT TO ADD.

>> WE HAVE 250 BEDS.

WE CAN CONVERT EVERY ONE TO A COVID BED IF WE NEED TO WE DON'T HAVE 250 I.C.U.

NURSES TO STAFF THE BEDS.

THAT IS A GOOD POINT.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY TRACK THAT.

IT IS HARD BECAUSE WE REPURPOSED A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER THE EPIDEMIC.

PUT ONE I.C.U.

NURSE WITH THE NON-I.C.U.

NURSES TO TAKE CARE OF A POD OF SEVEN PATIENTS CAN'T TRACK HOW MANY I.C.U.

NURSES WE HAVE ARE USING THE NON-I.C.U.

NURSES FOR THE NON-I.C.U.

CARE IN THE AREA TO THE AVAILABILITY FOR TWO OR THREE NURSES TO TREAT A LARGER NUMBER OF PATIENTS.

THAT IS A VALID POINT THEY NEED TO NOT MAKE IT LOOK AS CLEAR-CUT AS THE BED NUMBER EQUALS CAPACITY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ONE OTHER THING ON THE MORTALITY RATE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE AWARE OR MAYBE YOU ARE.

THE ANTIGEN TESTS ARE CURRENTLY NOT BEING COUNTED.

OR REPORTED.

THAT SKEWS THE DATA, THE GROSS DATA ELEMENTS.

IT WILL SHOW FEWER POSITIVES BUT IT SHO NEGATIVES.

DO YOU -- I KNOW THERE IS PEOPLE DEBATING THE ACCURACY OF THE ANTIGEN TESTS BUT THEY ARE NOT COMING IN THE DATA SETS.

>> THE ACCURACY OF THE TESTS ARE VARIABLE.

EVERY TEST HAS FALSE POSITIVES AND FALSE NEGATIVES.

IT VARIES WITH THE TYPE OF TESTING.

THE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS EVEN WITHIN THOSE, THERE ARE VARIANCES AND POSITIVES -- EXCUSE ME, FALSE POSITIVE AND FALSE NEGATIVE AND SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY.

SOME OF THEM USED BY SOME LESS SCRUPULOUS SUPPOSED TO BE CONFIRMED WITH THE P.C.R.

AND THEY ARE NOT DONE.

I THINK THAT IS WHY THOSE TESTS CAN'T BECAUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CONFIRMED BY A P.C.R.

TEST.

OTHER ANTIGEN TESTS DON'T REQUIRE CONFIRMATION BY THE P.C.R.

TEST AND THOSE CAN BE COUNTED.

THERE IS SOME DISCREPANCY AND WE HAVE TO TAKE IT IN TO ACCOUNT.

THE TREND I THINK IS BETTER TO LOOK AT OVER ALL.

I CAN TELL YOU I LOOK ONLY AT THE ST. LUKE'S DATA EVERY DAY.

OUR DATA PRETTY MUCH CORRELATES, THE PATTERN CORRELATES SO I FEEL COMFORTABLE LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE IT'S CORRELATING WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING WHEN WE ONLY USE THE P.C.R.

TECHNOLOGY IN NUMBERS REPORT OUT INTERNALLY TO THE MEDICAL STAFFS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WELL, AGAIN WE APPRECIATE YOU.

WE WANT TO LET YOU GET BACK BECAUSE YOU HAVE ANOTHER ONE BEHIND US.

>> I APPRECIATE IT.

I APPRECIATE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO Y'ALL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, DR. SIMS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WILLIAM, WE'LL GO FROM THERE DIRECTLY TO MY SLIDE DECK.

I WILL TRY TO GO QUICK AND NOT REPEAT ANYTHING THAT THE DOCTOR ALREADY COVERED.

I KNOW WE HAVE OTHER AGENDA ITEMS TO GET TO.

THERE IS NEW DATA SETS THAT ARE OUT THERE NOW IN THE IMHE TRACKING SYSTEM.

THAT HAS BEEN UPDATED.

SO THIS FIRST REPORT IS TALKING ABOUT THE DAILY INFECTIONS AND THE TESTING.

IT GIVES YOU A PROJECTION OF WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE.

BASED ON VARIOUS LIKE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.

SO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MANY CONFIRMED INFECTIONS WE ARE SEEING.

THIS GOES BACK TO MARCH.

IT SPEAKS TO THE TREND LINE.

DR. SIMS WAS REPORTING.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

IT SHOWS YOU THE RAMPING UP OF THE NUMBER OF THE TESTS BEING DONE IN A GIVEN DAY.

SO WE ARE SEEING MORE TESTING.

WHICH IS GIVING US MORE RESULTS.

THE LAST SLIDE SHOWS INFECTION RATE SLOWING DOWN.

WE GO TO THE NEXT SLADE, THIS IS GOING T PROJECTED TOTAL DEATHS BY DECEMBER 1 FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.

THEY HAVE THE VARIOUS PROJECTIONS BASED ON THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE.

AND THE USE OF MASKS.

THEN WE GO TO NEXT SLIDE.

THIS TALKS ABOUT THE HOSPITAL RESOURCES STATEWIDE.

WE HAVE VARIOUS LINES HERE THAT HAVE DIFFERENT DATA POINTS.

I.C.U.

BEDS.

I.C.U.

BEDS NEEDED AND THE AVAILABLE AND THE VENTILATORS AVAILABLE.

EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE, WE HAVE ALL THE BEDS.

THE VENTILATORS THAT WE NEED.

TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS A NEW DATA SET THE WASN'T AVAILABLE IN THE PAST.

THIS GOES BACK TO TRACK THE MOBILITY BASED ON THE CELL PHONE DATA.

IF YOU LOOK FAR LEFT THERE IS A BASELINE ACTIVITY CREATED BACK IN

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MARCH.

PRIOR TO CORONAVIRUS REALLY HEADING TOWARD SHUTDOWNS AND STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS.

YOU CAN SEE AT THE PEAK OF THE SHUTDOWN WE HAD A NEAR 50% REDUCTION IN MOBILITY FOR PEOPLE MOVING AROUND.

NOT GOING TO PARKS, NOT GOING TO WORK, N ANYWHERE.

IF YOU GO TO LOOK AT THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE, IT SHOWS THAT RIGHT NOW WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING WE ARE STILL 22% REDUCTION IN MOBILITY AND MOVING AROUND THAN WE WERE AT THE BASELINE PRE-PANDEMIC, PRE-SHUTDOWN.

NEXT SLIDE.

THESE ARE THE SET RAC REPORTS.

DR. SIMS' UPDATE, BED COUNTS.

THINK WITHOUT THE PERSONNEL DATA IT CAN GIVE YOU A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY BUT YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF THE COVID PATIENTS SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE PEAK OF JULY.

THIS IS GENERAL BEDS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS THE GENERAL BEDS FOR HARRIS COUNTY.

I SHOWS A SIMILAR DOWNWARD TREND.

NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS GOING TO BE MONTGOMERY COUNTY I.C.U.

BEDS.

YOU CAN SEE A LARGE SPIKE IN MIDDLE OF JULY AND THAT WE ARE TAPERING BACK DOWN.

THE NEXT SLIDE WILL BE HARRIS COUNTY.

I.C.U.

BEDS.

SHOWS MORE SIGNIFICANT SLOPE.

WE ARE BACK DOWN TO PREJULY NUMBERS.

SO, ALL GOOD TRENDS ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

I WILL HOPE WE WILL FOLLOW UP ON THE NURSING AND THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF REQUIRED TO MAKE THE BEDS USABLE.

NEXT SLIDE IS TODAY'S UPDATE.

WE WILL SKIP THIS.

HE HIT THE DATA POINTS IN HIS PRESENTATION.

HE GAVE US A MORE ACCURATE UPDATE ON HOSPITALIZATIONS.

ACCOUNTING FOR OTHER COUNTY TRANSFERS.

THIS IS THE JOHNS HOPKINS REPORT.

THIS IS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT LAGS ONE DAY ON THE NUMBER OF THE POS BUT IT DOES PROVIDE YOU SOME COMPARABLE DATA.

YOU HAVE GOT IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER THE FATALITY RATE 1.45%.

THAT IS MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

PRETTY WELL IN LINE WITH WHAT DR. SIMS WAS SAYING.

IF YOU LOOK DIRECTLY ABOVE THAT LINE YOU WILL SEE THE STATE WIDE FATALITY RATE RIGHT NOW IS 1.9%.

THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE ABOUT THE ANTIGEN TESTS NOT INCLUDED THE GROSS NUMBERS IS, YOU KNOW, WITH THEM NOT BEING INCLUDED, YOU ADDED THEM BACK IN, YOU WOULD DRIVE DOWN PERCENTAGES BECAUSE YOU'D HAVE A HIGHER GROSS NUMBER TO DIVIDE AGAINST.

THAT IS ONE DATA POINT TO KEEP IN MIND.

ON THE LAST SLIDE IS THE SAME JOHNS HOPKI FOR HARRIS COUNTY.

FOR HARRIS COUNTY THE MORTALITY RATE IS 2.03%.

SO, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTIES.

AS HE MENTIONED, THE MOBILITY AND THE MA TRANSIT AND THE DENSITY OF POPULATION WILL VARIANCES, JUST BEING A SHORT DIFFERENCE.

BLESSED TO BE IN WOODLANDS.

AS FAST AS I CAN GIVE MY REPORT.

WE WILL GO TO DIRECTOR SNYDER WHO HAS A PRESENTATION.

SORRY.

I ADDED A BUNCH OF STUFF.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

WE'LL USE THESE IN THE DAILY UPDATES.

I DID SOME P.S.A.

MESSAGES TO GO OUT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

PEOPLE ASKING ABOUT THE MASK ORDERS.

THERE IS A MASK ORDER STATEWIDE.

THE GOVERNOR GAVE LATITUDE TO EACH OF THE CITIES AND THE COUNTIES TO COME UP WITH THEIR ENFORCEMENT AND FINE RULES.

HARRIS COUNTY IS IMPOSING A FINE AND ENFORCING.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS NOT.

YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

GROUP GATHERING.

GOVERNOR SIMILARLY GAVE FLEXIBILIT MUNICIPALITIES AND THE COUNTIES TO REGULATE THEIR AREAS.

WE DON'T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY AS A TOWNSHIP.

WE FALL UNDER HARRIS COUNTY AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT PART OF THE WOODLANDS Y YOU ARE SUGGEST TO DIFFERENT RULES BUT COMMUNICATING THIS INFORMATION WITH THE DAILY UPDATES.

NEXT SLIDE.

RESTAURANTS, SIMILARLY, HAVE A STATEWIDE STANDARD.

50% IN THE DINING CAPACITY.

BUT NOT A LIMITATION ON THE OUTDOOR DINING.

SO WE ARE TRYING TO REENCOURAGE THE RESIDENTS TO GET OUT USE LOCAL FACILITIES.

THE BUSINESSES NEED THEIR PATRONAGE WHETHER IT'S IN PERSON, OUTDOOR, CATERING OR TO-GO.

NEXT SLIDE.

OFFICES HAVE SIMILAR RESTRICTIONS.

THIS IS ALSO THE STATEWIDE DEAL.

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IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS.

IF YOU NOTICE CERTAIN RETAILERS THAT HAVE THE PEOPLE CHECKING THE NUMBER OF THE PEOPLE COMING IN THE STORE THERE IS OCCUPANCY RESTRICTION IN PLACE IN ORDER BUSINESS.

SO, THEY ARE MANAGING THE CAPACITY.

IF THEY HAVE THE SMALLER CAPACITY AND SMALLER STORE.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT ONE.

BACK TO SCHOOL.

I HAD THIS QUESTION MYSELF.

SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ARE FLASHING BUT EVERYB VIRTUAL.

IT'S STILL ENFORCEABLE FLASHING SPEED LIMIT ZONE.

YOU WON'T KNOW EXACTLY AS THIS COVID SCHOOL YEAR GOES ON WHO IS IN SCHOOL AND WHO IS VIRTUAL OR WHO IS HYBRID.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNITY KNOWS IF YOU SEE FLASHING SCHOOL SIGN DURING THAT TIME THE SPEED LIMIT IS IN EFFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT ONE.

THIS HAS TO DO WITH JUST PRACTICING HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND THIS IS ALSO ABOUT REINFORCING WHAT THE DOCTOR SAID ABOUT GOING TO THE DOCTOR.

THE NEXT ONE.

THAT IS THE END.

GREAT.

SUBSET DATA POINTS I CUT VIDEO FOR TODAY T SEND OUT TO THE COMMUNITY.

THEY WILL HAVE THE GRAPHICS TO GO WITH THEM.

TO TRY TO KEEP THEM GETTING CURRENT UPDATES VERSUS JUST SOME OF THE STUFF WE HAVE HAD.

NOW TO DR. SNYDER PRESENTATION IF WE CAN.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: OKAY.

I WILL ALSO BE VERY QUICK TO GO THROUGH.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

ONE THING I DID WANT TO SEE.

CISD THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, YESTERDAY, DID START SCHOOL.

FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS.

SO, THAT IS ANOTHER REASON THAT FLASHING LIGHTS.

THEY ARE DOING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ATTENDANCE.

SO, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WILLIAM.

I WANTED TO SHARE WITH US ALL THAT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, THE WOODLANDS WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND HAVI CHALLENGES.

SO, WE AS A TOWNSHIP BOARD AND COMMUNITY ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR NON-PROFITS.

INTERFAITH OF THE WOODLANDS, HOMETOWN NON-PROFIT, HAS SEEN 100% INCREASE FOR EACH SERVICE.

FOOD PANTRY, CRISIS, AS WELL AS THEIR GROCERY DELIVERY TO SENIORS.

THE ONE THING THEY DID WANT ME TO MENTION IS THAT THEY ARE STILL PROVIDING THE SERVICES.

BUT IT'S EITHER CURBSIDE OR BY PHONE.

THEY APPROPRIATE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDING AND ALSO THE GENEROSITY OF THE COMMUNITY FOR THE FOOD PANTRY AND FINANCIAL DONATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOOD BANK NOT ONLY SERVES RESIDENTS OF THE WOODLANDS, BUT THE ENTIRE MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

THEY HAVE SERVED 131% INCREASE OVER THE 2 THROUGH THE END OF JULY TIME FRAME.

TOTAL MEALS ARE OVER 5 MILLION.

THEY HAVE SEEN DOWN TICK SOMEWHAT SINCE APRIL AND MAY BUT THEY STILL HAVE A CONSTANT REQUEST FROM IF THE FOOD PANTRY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

INCLUDING ALL THE FOOD PANTRIES IN THE WOODLANDS.

THEIR DISTRIBUTION INCREASED BY 62% IN COMPARISON TO 2019.

CISD, MONTGOMERY AND MAGNOLIA, THEY ARE A THANKFUL FOR WHAT THE FOOD BANK PROVIDED.

THE NEXT SLIDE, WILLIAM.

MEALS ON WHEELS SERVES THE SENIORS.

THEY HAVE ADDED A NUMBER OF SENIORS SINCE THE MID-MARCH THROUGH END OF JULY.

THEY HAVE DELIVERED CLOSE TO 100,000 MEALS.

WHICH IS A BIG UPTICK FROM BEFORE.

THEY ARE STILL OFFERING TRANSPORTATION.

BUT THE TRANSPORTATION IS LIMITED TO ONE RIDER PER VEHICLE.

DUE TO COVID-19.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CENTER WHICH ALSO HAS PRESENCE IN THE WOODLANDS HAS SEEN THEIR GREATEST INCREASE IN IN THE FOOD ASSISTANCE.

THEY DO MOBILE MARKETS SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK.

AS DOES INTERFAITH AND MEALS ON WHEELS.

THE COLLABORATIVE WITH A NUMBER OF THE FAITH-BASED.

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AS WELL AS THE OTHER NON-PROFITS TO HELP.

THESE STRUGGLING FAMILIES AND THE INDIVIDUALS NEEDING SERVICES.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE GENERO COMMUNITY AND COUNTY HAS INCREASED FOR THEM.

BUT BECAUSE THE NEED HAS RISEN BY 67%.

ONE MENTION THAT I DID WANT TO INCLUDE IS -- NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, WILLIAM.

WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

I THINK CHAIRMAN BUNCH MENTIONED IT ALSO.

SUICIDE IS PREVALENT.

IT HAS BEEN DRASTICALLY INCREASED.

MOST NOTICEABLY STUDIES HAVE SHOWN AND SURVEYS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.

THIS PAST YEAR, WITH AS MANY AS 1 IN 4, AGES 18 THROUGH 24 CONSIDERING SUICIDE.

ADULT POPULATION, ACCORDING TO THE C.D.C. REPORTED THAT 11% OF THE ADULTS SURVEYED HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE.

YOU KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS H PREVIOUS EVENTS, BE IT HURRICANE IKE OR KATRINA, RITA, IMELDA, SOME OF THE OTHER CATASTROPHES THAT WE HAVE HAD, HAVE HAD A START, MIDDLE AND END.

THIS DOESN'T DISCONNECT.

UNLIKE 9/11 OR HURRICANES, THE CORONAVIRU ISN'T JUST SOMETHING WE WATCH ON THE NEWS.

IT'S NOT LIMITED TO A SPECIFIC TIME AND PLACE.

IT'S EVERYWHERE.

FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO H END DATE.

WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE.

AND ONE OF THESE IS YES TO YOUTH.

THEY WANT TO SHARE THE CRISIS HOTLINE.

888-756-8682.

THEY HAVE SEEN DRAMATIC INCREASE IN SUICIDES.

CHILD ABUSE.

AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.

WANTED TO HAVE US.

THEY WERE THANKFUL THAT WE AS A TOWNSHIP BOARD WOULD OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR HOTLINE DURING OUR MEETING.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THE OTHER CHILDREN SAFE HARBOR, AS YOU KNOW, WE PARTNER AND GIVE FUNDS TO CONSTABLE GABLE, PRECINCT THREE.

DR. CONSTANCE, WHO HEADS UP THE CHILDREN'S SAFE HARBOR WANTED ME TO SHARE THEY HAVE SERVED MORE CHILDREN BETWEEN 3, MID-MARCH TO MAY 31 THAN ANY OTHER AGENCY IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA.

THESE CASES DON'T BE MORE VIOLENT AND ALSO AGGRESSIVE.

THEY ARE VERY, VERY THANKFUL FOR THE TOWNSHIP AND OF COURSE CONSTABLE GABLE'S SUPPORT IN HELPING THEM WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, THEIR MENTAL HEALTH SESSIONS AS WELL AS BEING ADVOCATES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HAVE SHARED BEFORE MOSAICS OF MERCY, WHI RESOURCE HUB FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING.

AGAIN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER NON-PROFITS, THEY WILL HELP YOU NAVIGATE WITH OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES.

AS WELL AS PODCAST, AS WELL AS SHARE IT W INDIVIDUALS STRUGGLING WHERE TO FIND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND HELP.

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU.

I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT OR TALK TO EACH ONE OF THE LEADERS AND/OR THEIR STAFF.

THEY ARE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL THAT THE TOWNSHIP HAS MADE THIS A PRIORITY TO REACH OUT AND LET PEOPLE BE AWARE OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

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

THANK YOU TO ALL THE NON-PROFIT GROUPS THAT CONTINUE TO LIFT UP THOSE WHO NEED HELP.

REACH THOSE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE DAILY AND AT A TIME OF CRISIS.

ALL RIGHT.

DR. SHELLEY, DR. SIMS WAS AN UPDATE FOR TODAY.

WE NEED MOTION TO APPROVE THE UPDATES.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I'M MOVE THAT.

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>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ART IN FAVOR OF ACCEPT THING UPDATE SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OPPOSED? WE'LL GO ON TO AGENDA ITEM 8, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON CONTINUING THE BUDGET

[8. Receive, consider and act upon continuing the Budget Task Force for 2020 and 2021 budget years (as requested by Chairman Bunch and Director Milner);]

TASK FORCE FOR 2020 AND 2021 BUDGET YEARS.I THIS IS A LONG DISCUSSION.

WE WANTED TO CONTINUE THE BUDGET THRO CORONAVIRUS PERIOD.

WE PROBABLY COULD GET A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> I DO HAVE A QUESTION, CHAIRMAN BUNCH.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: GO AHEAD.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: IF I MAY.

LAST FALL AT THE SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 MEETING, WHERE WE RECEIVED THE CONSIDER AND ACTED UPON A PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP AND THE GENERAL MANAGER, SUSAN WELLBUS DISCUSSED A SEARCH FIRM AS WELL AS IDENTIFYING WE NEEDED A TASK FORCE.

OF AT LEAST THREE BOARD MEMBERS.

I KNOW THAT I HAD PRIOR TO THIS JOHN BROWN INTERVIEWED SOME OF THE, NOT THE FINALISTS SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE FIRE CHIEF.

AND AT THAT TIME, DURING THIS MEETING ON 19, YOU STATED THAT YOU, OF COURSE, SHOULD BE PART OF THE TASK FORCE AND RECOMMENDED DIRECTOR RIESER AND DIRECTOR BROWN.

YOU SAID TO ME, "I DON'T WANT DIRECTOR SN IN A STRADDLING POSITION BECAUSE I RE-ELECTION." I FIND IT INTERESTING AND IT'S -- THAT BOTH FOR '21 TWO THAT ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION FROM THAT TASK FORCE.

THAT IT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THESE ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I REALIZE THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ONE WAS HIRING AND INTERVIEWING.

WHAT DATE DID WE HIRE THE FIRE CHIEF?

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I'M SHOWING THAT WE PUT ON SEPTEMBER 19, THE AGENDA ITEM WAS TO DISCUSS THE RECRUITMENT FOR THE REPLACEMENT.

I WAS NOT ON THE FINAL INTERVIEW FOR FIRE CHIEF.

I WAS ON THE ONE PRIOR TO THAT WHEN WE INT BELIEVE, SIX.

BUT ON SEPTEMBER 19, YOU FELT THAT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PUT ME -- AND I AGREED -- AND YOUR COMMENT WAS "IN A STRADDLING POSITION WAS UP FOR RE-ELECTION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OF COURSE, I DON'T HAVE THE DATE WE ACTUALLY ENDED UP HIRING THE CHIEF.

BUT I BELIEVE IT WAS BEYOND THE ELECTION DATE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE CUTOFF THINGS.

SO, MAYBE STAFF CAN TELL ME WHEN DID WE HIRE?

>> THE FIRE CHIEF'S FIRST DAY OF WORK, I WANT TO SAY IT WAS NOVEMBER 30.

I THINK HE WAS HIRED AS I RECALL IN OCTOBER.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> WHEN IT OCCURRED.

YES.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO WHAT WE ARE ASKING NOW IS FOR THE EXISTING 2020 BUDGET TASK FORCE TO STAY ON TASK FORCE FOR 2020.

THAT WE WOULD HAVE A CONTINUATION OF A BUDGET TASK FORCE IN 2021.

WE CLEARLY BASED ON OUTCOME OF AN ELECTIO CHANGE THE MEMBERS OF THE 2021 BUDGET SHOULD THERE BE A CHANGE IN THE DIRECTORS AVAILABLE.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: SO WE ARE JUST APPROVING THE TASK FORCE NOT THE INDIVIDUALS?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: NO.

I THINK THE TASK FORCE FOR 2020 HAS BEEN APPROVED.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WELL, YES.

IT SAYS 2021.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

IT CAME UP IN THE BUDGET WORKSHOP.

GO AHEAD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH, CAN I SAY A WORD? IF I LOSE MY ELECTION, ANN.

OBVIOUSLY YOU WILL HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE ON THE BUDGET TASK FORCE.

THIS IS A SILLY CONVERSATION, FRANKLY.

ANN, LET ME FINISH.

WE ARE JUST DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING, YOU THE BUDGET.

IT'S -- SO WE SHOULD SWITCH OUT NOW AFTER, YOU KNOW, BOB AND JOHN AND I HAVE BASICALLY DONE ALL THIS WORK AND GOTTEN TO THIS POINT.

SO WE'LL JUST SWITCH IT UP BECAUSE WE RE-ELECTION? THAT DOESN'T MAKE A HECK OF A LOT OF SENSE, FRANKLY.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WELL, IT MADE SENSE LAST YEAR WHEN I WAS UP FOR RE-ELECTION.

IT'S A POINT TO MENTION.

I AM WORTHY OF MY OPINION AS MUCH AS YOU ARE.

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I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: I'M NOT SAYING THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION.

I DIDN'T ASK YOU TO STEP OFF THAT PARTICULAR COMMITTEE EITHER.

YOU SAID DAND I BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAID WAS YEAH, THAT IS PROBABLY APPROPRIATE.

I DON'T KNOW IT'S REALLY APPROPRIAT PARTICULAR CASE.

WE ARE JUST CONTINUING TO WORK ON THE STU BEEN WORKING ON.

IF I DON'T WIN, OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO REPLACE ME.

BIG DEAL.

I JUST THINK THIS IS PRETTY SILLY.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: WELL, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

SO THE AGENDA IS STYLED FOR TWO YEARS.

THERE IS NO BENEFIT OF DEBATING 2021.

BECAUSE WE HAVE FOUR DIRECTORS UP FOR RE-ELECTION.

I THINK THE INTENT WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ALL AGREED IN THE BUDGET PROCESS THAT THE BUDGET TASK FORCE WOULD CONTINUE FOR 2020.

THIS IS JUST CODIFYING THAT.

VALIDATING THAT PART.

WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING FOR 2021.

THAT IS A DECISION TO BE MADE AFTER THE ELECTION.

>> I ABSOLUTELY AGREE, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: FROM A PROCEDURAL STANDPOINT WE HAVEN'T DISBANDED THE BUDGET TASK FORCE.

DO WE EVEN NEED TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUATION OF THE ONE WE HAVE ALREADY APPOINTED? OR IS IT ALREADY APPROVED FOR THE 2020?

>> I THINK IT'S APPROVED FOR 2020.

I THINK IT'S HELPFUL THE WORK Y'ALL HAVE DONE.

IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE EACH ONE OF US PARTICULAR GROUP TO LOOK AT EVERY SINGLE ITEM WE CAN IN THIS TIME.

I THINK IT CONTINUES UNTIL WE DECIDE OTHERWISE.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: WOULD YOU LIKE A MOTION TO CONTINUE PROCEEDING OR YOU WANT A DISCUSSION?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WE NEED A MOTION TO PROCEED.

WE APPOINTED A 2020 BUDGET TASK FORCE I BELIEVE IN EITHER MARCH OR APRIL.

WE HAVE DONE NOTHING TO RECIND THAT TASK FORCE.

THE INTENT OF THIS ITEM WAS TO HAVE A DIALOGUE ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF CONTINUING TO HAVE A BUDGET TASK FORCE SO LONG AS THERE IS CORONAVIRUS THAT WOULD PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO THE STAFF AND THE INTERIM BUDGET MEETINGS OR TOWNSHIP MEETINGS GOING IN TO 2021.

I DON'T THINK NOW ACCORDING -- I AGREE WITH -- I AGREE WITH DR. SNYDER NO POINT TO APPOINT SOMEONE TO A POINT WHERE THEY OR MAY NO HERE.

BUT THE EXISTING TRIO HAS GOTTEN US THROUGH THE BUDGET AND FOR THEM TO CONTINUE GOING ON RIGHT NOW MAKES SENSE.

>> I AGREE.

IT MAKES SENSE.

I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK HAPPEN.

YOU ARE RIGHT.

WE DON'T NEED TO DO ANYTHING RIGHT NOW.

JUST ACKNOWLEDGE IT'S AN IMPORTANT MATTER.

WE'LL CONTINUE IN 2021.

THERE AREN'T MANY THOUGHTS THAT COVID WILL DISAPPEAR THROUGHOUT THE WINTER.

IT WILL LIKELY STILL BE HERE.

WE WILL NEED TO CONTINUE THE TASK FORCE.

WE CAN ADDRESS IT WITH THE NEW BOARD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

DON, KAREN, YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN?

>> I WOULD ASK KAREN IF SHE RECALLS THE TERMINOLOGY? I KNOW WE SET IT UP FOR THE' 20 AND THE '21 BUDGET BUT I DON'T KNOW THE PARAMETERS.

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THAT?

>> THE WAY IT'S SET UP, IT WOUND DOWN AT THE POINT WHEN THE BOARD ADOPTS THE BUDGET.

WHICH WAS, OF COURSE, DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

ONE SIMPLE WAY TO RESOLVE IT WOULD BE T HOUSEKEEPING MATTER EXTEND IT THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR AND WE CA THE AGENDA IN THE DECEMBER WHEN THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTM HOW TO HANDLE THAT MOVING FORWARD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

WE'LL TAKE A MOTION TO THAT EFFECT.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OPPOSED? ABSTENTIONS? OKAY.

THAT WILL GET US THROUGH THIS YEAR.

APPRECIATE THE EXTRA WORK YOU PUT IN THERE.

GO ON TO AGENDA ITEM RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON DISCUSSION OF DEFERRED

[9. Receive, consider and act upon discussion of deferred requirements within Village Association Service Agreements due to COVID-19 constraints (as requested by Chairman Bunch);]

REQUIREMENTS WITHIN VILLAGE ASSOCIAT AGREEMENTS DUE TO COVID-19 CONSTRAINTS.THIS IS SOMETHING I ASKED TO PUT ON THE AGENDA.

I WAS ASKED BY ONE OF THE VILLAGE AS PRESIDENTS FOR TO US REVIEW.

KAREN, I KNOW YOU HAVE A LONG LIST OF INFORMATION.

UNFORTUNATELY, I WASN'T CLEAR WITH STAFF ASKING FOR THE AGENDA ITEM.

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IT CAME DOWN TO WHAT TED STANLEY WAS SAYING IN PUBLIC COMMENT.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE REQUIREMENTS WITHIN OUR VILLAGE ASSOCIATION AGREEMENTS.

THERE ARE A FEW REQUIREMENTS OF WHICH THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF PERFORMING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

THE INTENTION OF THIS AGENDA ITEM WAS FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER WAIVING OR AMENDING THE CURRENT YEAR AGREEMENTS FOR THOSE ITEMS THAT CAN'T BE PERFORMED DUE TO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS AND OTHER COVID RELATED ISSUES.

SO NOT WAIVING THE THINGS THEY CAN DO.

WAIVING THE THINGS THEY CAN'T.

THEN MAYBE KAREN CAN TELL US WHAT ACTIO DIRECTION WE HAVE TO DO.

IF WE CAN'T DO IT TODAY MAYBE IT CAN COM FUTURE BOARD MEETING TO TAKE THAT MORE CORRECT ACTION.

>> SO, THE PRIMARY ITEM IN THE SERVICE AGREEMENT THAT THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS ARE STRUGGLING WITH MEETING IS THE PROVISION COMMUNITY SPIRIT EVENT.

THE CORE REQUIREMENTS OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION REALLY, THE FUNDING IS PROVIDING FOR THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT EVENT AND THEN FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES; SUCH AS, MAILBOXES, WEBSITES.

SOME OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIO ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO HOLDING THE MEETINGS BY ZOOM BUT IT'S INELIGIB FOR SERVICE AGREEMENT.

BUT ON AVERAGE THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION SPEND $5,000 OUT OF THE SERVICE AGREEMENT FUNDS ON THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT EVENTS.

DUE TO RESTRICTIONS ON THE GATHERINGS, THE TIMING FROM PARKS WERE CLOSED THE MAJORITY OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION HAVE NOT ABLE TO EITHER HOLD THE EVENT OR HELD OFF ON PLANNING THE EVENTS BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS OR THE CONCERN OVER GETTING TO THE POINT WHEN YOU CAN HAVE THE EVENT.

THEN NEEDING TO CANCEL IT AFTER THEY HAVE SPENT THE FUNDS.

ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR THE TOWNSHIP IN THE SERVICE AGREEMENTS THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO -- THE TOWNSHIP IS UNABLE TO GRANT FUNDS.

THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS ARE UNABLE TO GRANT FUNDS.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL OF IF WE ARE LOOKING AT THE WAIVING A PROVISION IS WE AREN'T INADVERTENTLY GRANTING FUNDS TO THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATION.

WHAT I RECOMMEND IS BECAUSE THESE ARE ANNUAL AGREEMENTS AND THE NEXT IS UP IN OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR, IF WE COULD HAVE BETWEEN THEN FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO ENSURE WE GRANTING FUNDS BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS LARGELY DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE THE CORE PIECE OF THE AGREEMENT.

I THINK IT WOULD BE THE BEST WAY FOR US TO HANDLE THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IS THERE IN YOUR MI ALLOCATE ANY REMAINING FUNDS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE PURPOSES CAN CARRY THOSE FORWARD FOR THE SAME PURPOSE FOR THE NEXT CALENDAR YEAR?

>> OFTEN THE VILLAGES, NOT ALL OF THEM, BUT OFTEN THE VILLAGES DO NOT EXPEND ALL OF THE FUNDS WITHIN A GIVEN YEAR.

WHAT THEY CAN DO IS THEY CAN CARRY THOSE OVER TO A FUTURE YEAR FOR THE FUTURE PURPOSES.

RESTRICTIONS REMAIN ON THE FUNDS SO THEY STILL CAN'T USE THEM FOR SCHOLARSHIP, DONATIONS OR THE LIKE.

BUT IF THEY -- ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE COULD LOOK AT IS BECAUSE IT'S AN ANNUAL AGREEMENT, WE COULD -- WE CERTAINLY WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO CLAW BACK ANY FUNDING.

WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOOK AT ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO DO.

ALLOW THEM TO CARRY IT OVER.

WE DON'T WANT TO NECESSARILY PUT ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ON THEM IN TERMS OF HAVING TO HAVE THE ADDITIONAL EVENTS.

MOST OF THEM, MOST OF THE VILLAGE ASSOCIATIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE VOLUNTEER-RUN ARE, THEY DO A GREAT JOB AT THE EVENTS TH TOGETHER.

BUT TO ASK THEM TO DO SOMETHING ADDITIONAL IS PROBABLY UNREALISTIC.

IT'S FINDING WAYS TO KEEP IT SO LIKE I SAID, THE ZOOM IS SOMETHING THAT THEY IF THEY ARE PAYING LICENSE FEE OR SOMETHING RELATED TO THAT.

THERE MAY BE OTHER THINGS THEY CAN DO AS WELL.

WHAT MOST STAFF RECEIVED IS THE REQUEST OF CAN YOU WAIVE THE PROVISIONS.

WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO HANDLE THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT WITHOUT HAVING THE IN PERSON EVENTS.

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE CAN GIVE STAFF TIME TO BRING IT BACK IN OCTOBER.

I JUST WANTED TO RAISE IT BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE THE PANDEMIC AND COVID WARRANTS SOME CONSIDERATION FOR THINGS THAT CAN PERFORMED.

NOT PUT THEM IN DEFAULT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, I'LL DEFER THIS ITEM TO OCTOBER.

FOR STAFF TO COME BACK.

ALL RIGHT.

AGENDA ITEM 10, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT UPON A REQUEST TO CHANGE THE PARK

[10. Receive, consider and act upon a request to change the park hours at Northshore Park (as requested by Director Rieser);]

HOURS AT NORTHSHORE PARK.

WE HAVE 30 PAGES AND I BELIEVE DOCTOR NUN PRESENT.

>> THIS IS ABOUT THE NORTHSHORE PARK AND THE HOURS OF OPERATION.

RECENTLY A RESIDENTS, MR. COUSINS WHO SPOKE IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT RAISED SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE HOURS OF OPERATION OF THE PARK, SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE FACILITIES LATE AT NIGHT.

REPORTEDLY PAST 11:00, INCLUDING MUSIC PLAYED WHICH IS INCONVENIENCE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE THREE MAJOR THINGS IN, I BELIEVE IT WAS AN E-MAIL TO THE BOARD.

LIGHTS ILLUMINATING THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS.

THIS IS HIS RECOMMENDATION TO HAVE IT SHUT OFF AT 9:00.

MORE FREQUENT VISITS BY THE PARK RANGE CONFIRMATION OF THE CLOSED HOURS.

FIRST I THINK WE NEED TO REVIEW THE TOWNSHIP ORDER.

WHICH IS 01909.

THIS ESTABLISHES THE PARK HOURS AND RULES.

THE FIRST ONE IS THE PARK HOURS WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY ESTABLISHED BY THE ORGANIZATION, WCAT AND WCUA IN 1984 AS A DAWN TO DUSK.

THEN AS THOSE OF THE LIGHTED FACILITIES CAME ON TO THE COMMUNITY A NEW RULE ADDED IN 1996, WHICH PERMITTED THE FACILITIES TO OPENED, THE LIGHTED FACILITIES OPEN UNTIL 11:00.

IN 2009, THE TOWNSHIP TOOK OVER THOSE RULES WHICH THEN BECOME THE ORDER AS ADOPTION.

THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH EVER SINCE.

THE OTHER PART OF THE TOWNSHIP ORDER IS P OF THE ENJOYMENT, AMPLIFIED NOISE.

WHICH DOES ALLOW SOME AMPLIFIED NOISE WITH DEVICE.

BUT IT HAS TO BE WITHIN 100 FEET.

WE HAVE SEEN A LITTLE BIT MORE ICE OF SMAL AMPLIFIED NOISE DEVICES.

SMALLER SPEAKERS LIKE YOU SEE ON THE ALEXA OR THE PILL SPEAKERS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING OUT OR PARTICIPATING IN A RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY.

A LITTLE BIT MORE BACKGROUND ABOUT NORTHSHORE PARK, SEVEN-ACRE FACILITY.

PEOPLE CONSIDER NORTHSHORE PARK THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE SYSTEM DUE TO THE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF THE EVENTS THAT ARE HELD IN IT.

MOST IMPORTANTLY THE FREQUENT AND THE HI USE-O THE PASSIVE AND THE -- USE OF PASSIVE AND SOCIAL USE FOR RECREATION.

IT'S NOT UNCOMMON YOU GO TO THE PARK AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY TO FIND 50, 60, 100 CARS OF PEOPLE ENJOYING THE PLAYGROUND AND ENJOYING THE LAKEFRONT, THE DOCK, GRASS FIELD.

THROW ALLEGE FRISBEE AND SO ON.

IT'S EXTENDED.

TWO LIGHTED VOLLEYBALL COURTS.

BOAT DOCKS, BOAT RAMP, PICNIC TABLES.

GRASS, PLAYGROUND AND SO ON.

THE PARK IS OPEN FROM 5:30 IN THE MORNING, THAT IS WHEN A CONTRACTOR OPENS THE GATE.

IT'S ONE OF THE FEW GATED FACILITIES.

THEN COMES BACK AT 11:00 AT NIGHT TO R FACILITY.

THAT IS 365 DAYS A YEAR.

THE PARK WAS BUILT IN 1985.

THERE WAS A SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT IN 1985.

WE PROVIDED THAT INFORMATION THROUGH GOOGLE TIME LINE POWERPOINT WHICH IS YOUR ATTACHMENT "B." THE PARK IN THE LAST 13, 14 YEARS RECEIVED TWO SIGNIFICANT FACELIFTS.

2007 TO 2009.

ADDED PARKING.

ADDED FIELD LIGHTS.

ADDED SECOND VOLLEYBALL COURT.

AT THAT TIME WE DID NOT SPECIFICALLY ADD A BUZZER TO THE VOLLEYBALL COURT WHICH IS TRADITIONAL IN A LIGHTED FACILITY TO SIGNIFY WHEN THE LIGHTS MIGHT TURN OFF SO PEOPLE CAN REHIT THE RED BUTTON AND THEN IT GOES ON FOR ANOTHER HOUR.

DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE NEIGHBORS.

WE WANT TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS.

IN 2015-2017, THE PARK WENT UNDER THE RENOVATION.

$3 MILLION RENOVATION.

WHICH REASSIGNED THE PARKING LOT.

ADDITIONAL DOCK SPACE, DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOAT HOUSE, NEW PLAYGROUND AND NEW GRASS AREA AND SO ON.

WE WORKED FOR HARD AS MR. COUSIN POINTED OUT IN HIS PUBLIC COMMENT ABOUT REALIGNING THE STAGE.

WE REMOVED THE STAGE AND REALIGNED IT 11 DEGREES AT A SIGNIFICANT COST.

WE ALSO AFTER THE CONSTRUCTION OCCURRED W ADDED ADDITIONAL REFORESTATION AND WE CONTINUED TO KIND OF BUFF UP REFORRESTATION AREA BETWEEN

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THE HOUSES AND THE PARK.

THE VOLLEYBALL COURT WAS ACTUALLY ONE OF THE ONLY FACILITIES IN THE PARK THAT WAS NOT CHANGED.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO REDO THAT COURT TO THE MORE CURRENT STANDARDS TO REALLY JUST MAKING SURE BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT TO FURTHER ENTICE PEOPLE TO COME TO THE COURTS.

THE OTHER THING THAT THE BOARD DID EVEN P RENOVATION WAS LIMIT THE COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES IN THAT PARK.

SO LARGE EVENTS THAT ARE NOW HELD AT TOWN GREEN IN THE SPORTS FIELDS.

NORTHSHORE PARK MENTIONED, DEVELOPED IN 1985.

THE NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND IT WERE DEVELOPED IN 1997.

WINWARD COVE DEVELOPED IN 1998.

LIGHTED FACILITIES IN THE COMMUNITY, COURTS, DOG PARKS AND SPORTS FIELD ARE A STANDARD WE HAVE.

PARTIALLY DUE TO THE HEAT OF THE DAY THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW AS WELL AS THE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.

PER THE TOWNSHIP ORDER ALL FACILITIES ARE OPEN UNTIL 11:00.

LIGHTED FACILITIES.

WE HAVE SEEN CONFLICTS WITH THIS ORDER A NUMBER OF TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

THE SPORTS FIELD, VALLEY PARK, SUN DANCE, FALCON RING AND ROB FLEMING AQUATIC CENTER AND THE ROB FLEMING PARK.

WE WORKED WITH THE RESIDENTS.

WE INCREASED THE REFORESTATION PLANNING A PUT SHIELD ON THE LIGHT, DEACTIVATED THE BUZZERS.

THE SOLUTIONS MITIGATED THE CONCERNS AND NO CHANGE TO THE TOWNSHIP ORDERS.

ONE OF THE OTHER THING WE ALSO DID IS IDE AREAS FOR THE HOT SPOTS BY THE PARK RANGERS.

THAT IS A PROGRAM WE WILL TALK ABOUT LATER.

SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO VOLLEYBALL THERE ARE NINE COURTS IN THE SYSTEM.

AT EIGHT TOWNSHIP PARKS.

NORTHSHORE PARK HAS THE TWO COURTS.

THE CURRENT SITUATION MR. COUSIN RELATED WE FEEL ABOUT THE VOLLEYBALL COURT DIRECTLY RELATED TO SOME OF THE OTHER COMMUNITY VOLLEYBALL COURTS THAT ARE NOT IN THE PARKS BEING CLOSED DUE TO COVID.

THOSE TRADITIONALLY ARE AT SOME OF THE CHURCHES WE VENE.

SO WHAT THAT HAS DONE IS FUNNELED A VOLLEYBALL PLAY, THE RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL PLAY IN TO NORTHSHORE.

THERE HAVE BEEN CALLS BY MR. COUSIN NEIGHBORS AROUND THE AREA.

AND OUR ON-CALL SUPERVISORS ARE ON 24 HOURS A DAY.

AND THE RANGERS ARE ON, PARK RANGERS ARE MIDNIGHT.

SO THERE IS A CAPABILITY OF GOING IN AFTER 9:00 TO ADDRESS CONCERNS.

BETWEEN JULY 28 AND AUGUST 4, WE CONTINU STUDY THROUGHOUT YESTERDAY.

WE TOOK SOUND READINGS ACROSS THE PARK.

FOUR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

WE IDENTIFIED THE AVERAGE SOUND WAS 60 DECIBELS.

THAT WAS DONE AT 8:00 P.M.

STAFF MADE AWARE OF THE INSTANCE OF THE PARK AFTER 11:00.

AT THIS TIME WE DO DISPATCH WITH THE ON-CALL SUPERVISOR AND WORK WITH THE SHERIFF OR THE RANGERS TO ENSURE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF THE PARK.

ONE OF THE FINAL ASPECTS TO TALK ABOUT IS FISHING.

FISHING, NORTHSHORE PARK IS THE FISHING LOCATION FOR AFTERDARK OR AFTERHOURS.

IF PEOPLE ARE FISHING IN POND IN THE COMMUNITY, WHEN PARKS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE DUSK REQUIREMENTS WE SUGGEST THEY GO TO NORTHSHORE AS A FISHING LOCATION.

THERE ARE OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE DEVELOPED FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER.

OPTIONS ONE, TWO, AND THREE REQUIRE PUBLIC HEARING.

ONE IS TO AMENDMENT THE ORDER TO PROHIBI NORTHSHORE PARK AT THE VOLLEYBALL COURTS PAST 9:00 P.M.

THE OPTION TWO IS TO CLOSE NORTHSHORE PARK TO ALL ACTIVITY AT DUSK OR A SPECIFIC TIME.

OPTION THREE IS TO AMEND THE ORDER TO PR AMPLIFIED SOUND PAST 9:00 P.M.

AT NORTHSHORE PARK.

OPTION FOUR IS REMOVE THE LIGHTS.

HOWEVER THERE ARE OTHER LIGHTS AT THAT PA ON UNTIL 11:00 P.M.

OPTION FIVE DIRECT STAFF TO MANAGE THIS AS A HOT SPOT WITH THE RANGER UNIT.

WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH NOW.

OPTION SIX ADD LIGHTS TO THE OTHER VOLLEYBALL COURTS.

SPREAD THAT LOAD.

THAT COST IS $22,000 PER COURT.

WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THREE PARKS.

OPTION SEVEN IS DEVELOP A VOLLEYBALL BRANCH PARK AND OTHER SUITABLE LOCATION TO MOVE PLAY OUTSIDE OF NORTH PARK.

AT THIS POINT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE TO TRY TO MITIGATE THE ACTION.

THE BOARD IS -- THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD IS DETERMINE A COURSE OF ACTION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

DIRECTOR RIESER, THIS IS YOUR AGENDA REQUEST.

YOU ARE ON MUTE.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THE ONLY REASON I BROUGHT IT UP IS WE ARE GETTING COMPLAINTS

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FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

IF DR. NUNES HAS A MITIGATION STRATEGY T WILL SATISFY THE NEIGHBORS I'M PERFECTLY HAPPY ALONG WITH IT.

>> THE LAST PHONE CALL WE RECEIVED ABOUT PLAY AFTER HOURS -- EXCUSE ME.

NOISE, WAS JULY 19.

ABOUT THE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS.

WE RECEIVED ONE ON JULY 27.

THAT WAS A FITNESS PROVIDER THAT WENT TO THE WRONG LOCATION.

WE MOVED THEM OUT OF THE PARK.

THAT WAS AT 7:00 P.M.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: DR. NUNES, IF IT'S A PROBLEM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOU HAVE A MITIGATION STRATEGY AND YOU JUST ELUCIDATED YOU THINK YOU CAN WORK THIS OUT, GO AHEAD AND WORK IT OUT.

WITHOUT US HAVING TO CHANGE THE HOURS OR ANYTHING ELSE.

I'M JUST REACTING TO A COMMENT.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT DURING THE WEEK, IF WE HAD A LOT OF THE NOISE AND IN A NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER 11:00 IN THE EVENING, THAT WOU DISRUPTIVE.

SO, BUT YOU MAKE IT SOUND AS IF THERE IS A SOLUTION.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURSUE IT.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SEE, I THI SCHOOLS START GOING BACK IN TO SESSION, IF THEY GO BACK IN TO SESSION THAT THE KIDS, MOST OF THE KIDS THAT I HAVE SEEN ARE TEENAGERS OR YOUNG ADULTS.

ONCE THEIR SCHEDULES GET MORE PACKED WIT ACTIVES, I.E., SCHOOLS, I THINK IT WILL TIME THERE.

IT DOESN'T NEGATE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING SPOT FOR THE PARK TO TRY TO HAVE MORE VISUAL PRESENCE IN THE PARK THAT WE CAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CHRIS, THE HOT SPOT BASICALLY PUTS A RANGER ON SITE FROM 9:00 TO 11:00?

>> I WOULDN'T SAY IT PUTS HIM ON FROM 9:00 TO 11:00.

YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THE CURRENT ST BETWEEN TWO OR THREE RANGERS.

THEY ARE ON CALL TO GO TO ANY ONE OF THE 150 PARKS.

THEY ARE BOUNCING AROUND DOING DRIVE-BY INSPECTIONS.

WHEN WE DO WHAT IS CALLED HOT SPOT, NORT TYPICALLY WILL GET TWO VISITS PER DAY BECAUSE IT'S A TOWNWIDE PARK.

WE MIGHT VISIT AS A HOT SPOT UP TO FOUR TIMES OR FIVE TIMES A DAY.

TO MAKE THAT.

WE ARE ALSO LOADED IN THE TOWN CENTER RANGERS BECAUSE THEY GO FROM THIS BUILDING TOWN HALL TO TOWN CENTER.

THEY DRIVE BY NORTHSHORE SO ANOTHER VISUAL PRESENCE THERE.

WE DON'T STATION ANYBODY THERE FOR THE HO MAKE MORE FREQUENT APPEARANCES IN THE THE INSPECTION TO ENSURE RULE ENFORCEMENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I THINK DIRECT RIESER PUT IT OUT THERE.

WHAT HE IS ASKING FOR IS WHAT IS YOUR PR INITIAL STEP TO TRY TO MITIGATE THE ISSUE? SO WE CAN APPROVE YOUR BEST RECOMMENDATION? IF THAT DOESN'T WORK COME BACK TO LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES.

>> AT THIS TIME MY RECOMMENDATION IS OPTION FIVE.

IF THE BOARD NEEDS TO REREVIEW IT NEXT MO THE FUTURE WE HOPEFULLY BY THAT TIME WILL MITIGATING STRATEGIES WE CAN IDENTIFY AS WELL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

BECAUSE OF THE NEW SETUP CAN YOU TELL US WHAT OPTION FIVE IS?

>> YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

OPTION FIVE IS DIRECT STAFF TO CONTINUE TO NORTHSHORE AS A HOT SPOT BY THE RANGER UNIT, TOWN CENTER AND THE PARK RANGERS ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH SOUND AND NOISE.

HOT SPOT PROGRAM ENSURES MORE FREQUENT V PARK BUT NOT STATIONING A STAFF MEMBER FACILITY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: CAN WE ADD TO THAT AN EMPHASIS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 TO 11:00? OKAY.

DR. NUNES MADE RECOMMENDATION FROM HIS POSITION OF EXPERTISE.

IF IT DOESN'T CURE IT WE CAN BRING IT BACK.

WOULD ANYBODY LIKE TO MAKE DR. NUNES MOTION?

>> I'LL MAKE THE MOTION, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANY OPPOSED OR ABSTENTIONS? DR. NUNES LET US KNOW.

MR. COUSINS LET US KNOW IF THE MITIGATING FACTORS WORK.

IF THEY DO NOT WE'LL BRING IT BACK LATER IN THE FALL.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE'LL GO NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 11, RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ACT

[11. Receive, consider and act upon Board procedures, policies and protocols (as requested by Chairman Bunch and Director Snyder);]

UPON BOARD PROCEDURES, POLICIES AND PROTOCOL REQUESTED BY MYSELF.

I HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF DIRECTORS QUESTION RULES AND THE BOARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

THIS WAS AN AGENDA ITEM WE PUT UP TWO MONTHS AGO.

AND THEN DEFERRED TO ALLOW BOARD FEEDBACK.

NOW WE WILL LET KAREN WALK THROUGH THE FEEDBACK.

>> THANK YOU.

AS THE START TIME OF THE MEETING I HAD RECEIVED FEEDBACK FROM SEVERAL DIRECTORS.

JUST AS A REMINDER, THE BOARD HAS A POLICY REGARDING MEETING TIME AND FORMAT.

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WHAT WAS INCLUDED IN YOUR BOARD MATERIALS ON PAGES, STARTING PAGE 178.

FUNCTIONALLY THE BOARD PROCESS AT THE MEE THE BOARD CHAIRMAN OR THE HIGHEST RANKING OFFICER WHO PRESIDES OVER THE AND THE CHAIRMAN'S ABSENCE.

THE BOARD HISTORICALLY OPERATED WITH THE LIMITED POLICY TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY AND STILL OPERATE CONFINES OF THE STATE AND THE OTHER APPLICABLE LAW.

SO, I PUT TOGETHER KIND OF A QUICK POWE PRESENTATION OF THE -- I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT TWO AREAS WHERE I DID RECEIVE FEEDBACK.

IT WAS PRIMARILY RELATED TO -- GET IT ON THE SCREEN.

SO THE TWO AREAS WERE RELATED TO THE EST OF THE AGENDA.

WHERE THE CURRENT BOARD POLICY ALLOWS ANY TO ADD AN ITEM TO THE AGENDA.

THEN I DID RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON EXECUTIVE SESSION.

AS WELL AS ONE AREA THAT WE DON'T COVER AT ALL, WHICH RELATES TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AND HOW MOTIONS ARE MADE.

SO, NOW IF I COULD JUST SKIP THROUGH THIS.

I WENT OVER THIS FIRST PART.

THE REQUEST I RECEIVED WERE GENERALLY WHEN AGENDA ITEMS ARE REQUESTED THAT THE BOARD REQUIRE AT LEAST TWO DIRECTORS TO SUPPO ADDITION OF AN AGENDA ITEM.

THIS WAS MENTIONED IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS.

IN ONE IT WAS REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE AGENDA ITEM WAS REQUESTED AND IN ONE IT WAS FOR THOSE REQUESTED NOT AT A PUBLIC MEETING TO REQUIRE AT LEAST TWO DIRECTORS.

THEN FOR PROCLAMATIONS TO HANDLE THOSE THE SAME WAY.

IN ADDITION AS I MENTIONED, I DID GET A REQUEST IN TERMS OF A DEFINED BOARD PROCESS.

THE BOARD HAS NOT ADOPTED PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE, OR ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER.

SO WHEN A QUESTION COMES UP TO WHETHER TABLING MOTION OR DEFERMENT REQUIRES A SECOND OR A VOTE, THAT IS HANDLED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

PRIMARILY JUST DEPENDING ON THE TIMING.

THEN THE LAST THING WAS REGARDING THE RETAINING CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSIONS.

SO IN TERMS OF THE FIRST ONE, THAT IS NOT AN UNCOMMON POLICY FOR CITIES AND THE OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO HAVE.

WHERE TWO DIRECTORS OR THE TWO COUNCILMEM REQUIRED TO GET SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA.

I DID PUT TOGETHER POTENTIAL POLICY STATEMENTS IF THE BOARD WANTED TO CONSIDER ADDING THOSE TO THE POLICY.

THE TOP ONE DOES STATE THAT IF IT IS PLAC AGENDA AT A MEETING IT WOULD REQUIRE -- LET ME GO BACK TO SAY THE RIGHT THING.

THE FIRST ONE WOULD SAY THE TWO DIRECTORS WERE REQUIRED REGARDLESS.

IN OPEN SESSION MEETING IT WOULD REQU DIRECTORS TO SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD.

OR IF IT'S REQUESTED OUTSIDE OF A MEETI REQUIRE TWO DIRECTORS SO THE DIRECTOR WOULD NEED SUPPORT OF AT LEAST ONE OTHE DIRECTOR.

IN THE POLICY IT WOULD APPLY TO ALL TOPICS, INCLUDING PROCLAMATIONS.

IF IT'S MADE IN OPEN SESSION, IT WOULD NO REQUIRE A SECOND PERSON TO AGREE TO IT.

IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS REQUESTED OUTSIDE OF A REGULAR BOARD MEETING.

THOSE ARE THE TWO DIFFERENT WAYS THAT I HAVE SEEN IT DONE IN THE OTHER CITY POLICIES.

THOSE ARE PRESENTED HERE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: KAREN, OBVIOUSLY IF AN AGENDA ITEM IS ASKED FOR IN AN OPEN MEETING SITUATION, IT'S EASY FOR ANOTHER DIRECTOR TO SAY YEP.

I'M ON BOARD WITH THAT.

I THINK THAT IN MY VIEW, I WAS ONE OF THE PUT THIS IN, WHEN AGENDA

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ITEMS GET SENT GENERAL MANAGER OR THE CHAIRMAN AND THE REST OF THE BOARD DOESN'T GET SIGHT OF THEM UNTIL THE AGENDA IS ACTUALLY POSTED.

I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT.

>> ONE QUESTION I WOULD HAVE IS IF A DIRECTOR WANTED SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA, WOULD IT BE THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO GO FIND THE SECOND DIRECTOR TO SUPPORT IT? OR WOULD, YOU KNOW, YOU OR THE TOWNSHIP ST OUT THIS HAS BEEN SUGGESTED.

DOES ANYONE FROM THE BOARD WANT TO SU SOMETHING TO THAT NATURE?

>> SO THAT IS ONE OF THE INHERENT CHALLENGES.

IF WE WERE TO SHOP IT TO GET A SECOND PERSON TO SUPPORT AN ITEM, WE RUN THE RISK OF HAVING OPEN MEETINGS VIOLATIONS.

>> I HAD WORKED IN A COMMUNITY WHERE WE H POLICY OF EVERY ITEM REQUIRED TWO BOARD MEMBERS.

ANY REQUESTED AGENDA ITEM REQUIRED TWO BOARD MEMBERS TO SUPPORT IT.

WHAT WOULD TYPICALLY HAPPEN IN THAT SITUATION I WOULD HAVE A BOARD MEMBER THAT WOULD COME TO ME WITH THE SUGGESTION OF WHAT THE WANTED ON THERE.

AND THEN GIVE ME THE NAME OF THE PERSON THAT WOULD SECOND THAT OR SUPPORT THAT, IF YOU WILL.

THE SECOND BOARD MEMBER.

WHAT I WOULD DO THEN IS HAVE STAFF FOLLOW UP WITH THE CALL TO THAT DIRECTOR TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DID INDEED SUPPORT IT.

THEN WE WOULD PLACE IT ON THE AGENDA.

I WILL SAY SOMETIMES IT WAS A VERY CUMBERSOME SYSTEM.

BUT WE TENDED TO MAKE IT WORK.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: A QUESTION, MR. NORRELL, IF I MAY, PLEASE.

IF I HAD SOMETHING I WANTED TO PUT ON THE AGENDA WITHOUT ASKING ANOTHER BOARD MEMBER, HOW WOULD I KNOW THAT PERHAPS BOARD ME WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF THAT?

>> WELL, IT STARTS TO BE -- >> SECRETARY SNYDER: I DON'T TALK TO ANYONE.

IT WOULD BE A CHALLENGE FOR ME.

>> IT DOES CREATE A FEW CONCERNS UNDER OUR TOMA PROVISIONS.

I THINK WHAT HAS TYPICALLY HAPPENED AND AT LEAST THE WAY I SAW IT WAS THAT IN A LOT OF THE SITUATIONS, WE WOULD HAVE IT PRESE BOARD MEETING.

I THINK THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

AS THE DIRECTOR RIESER SAID, TYPICALLY SOMEBODY WOULD SPEAK UP TO SAY YEAH, I WOULD SUPPORT THAT.

SO, MOST OF THEM MOVE FORWARD THAT WAY.

THE ONES THE WE WOULD HAVE THAT WOULD BE PRESENTED OFF-CYCLE, IF YOU WILL, TENDED TO BE -- I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T OPEN MY M HERE.

I'M IN TO IT NOW SO I CAN'T BACK UP.

THEY TENDED TO BE COMING FROM ONE IN CERT TWO AREAS.

IN THOSE AREAS IT WAS ALWAYS THE SAME COUPLE OF MEMBERS THAT ACTUALLY WOULD PROPOSE AND HAVE A SECOND FOR THAT AGENDA ITEM.

MOST OF THE AGENDA ITEMS DID COME THROUGH THE, IF YOU WILL, THE MEETING PROCESS, THOUGH.

SO AGAIN IT GETS CUMBERSOME IN MY INFORMATION IF A BOARD MEMBER IS OUT THERE SHOPPING AN ISSUE TO SEE WHO IS SECONDING IT.

IT'S PROBLEMATIC THERE.

>> LET ME TRY SOMETHING ELSE, THEN.

THE CITY OF HOUSTON WITH THEIR COUNCIL ALL COUNCILMEMBER TO TAG AN AGENDA ITEM.

ESPECIALLY ONE THAT HASN'T BEEN TABLED IN A PUBLIC FORUM, DON.

SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN HAVE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THEIR POSITION WILL BE ON THE ITEM.

IF I DON'T SEE SOMETHING UNTIL 72 HOURS B THINK THERE ARE ISSUES THAT DESERVE MORE DISCUSSION THAN THAT.

SO, PERHAPS THAT IS THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT.

I DON'T KNOW.

IT'S JUST A WAY TO TRY TO CLEAN UP THE WAY WE DO THINGS.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THAT, BRUCE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YEAH.

THE TAG IS VERY EFFECTIVE METHOD OF SLOWING DOWN THE PROCESS AND GIVING COUNCILMEMBERS A CHANCE TO BASICALLY LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SITUATION.

WITH THE TOMA RULES IN PLACE, I DID HAVE ABOUT THAT, DON.

SO IF YOU HAVE CONSTITUENTS WHO COME TO YOU AND MAKE A REQUEST TO HAVE SOMETHING ADDRESSED AND THEN ARE YOU SAYING THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THEM TO CALL IN

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AND MAKE THE REQUEST PUBLICLY? OR WOULD IT BE BETTER THAN TO JUST SEND THAT TO YOU? OR SEND THAT TO THE CHAIRMAN? WHAT IS THE PREFERRED METHOD?

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: DON, A SECOND.

DR. SHELLEY, THAT WASN'T WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT.

I WAS TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, AT THE END MEETING WE HAVE, THERE IS A SECTION WHERE REQUESTS FOR AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

THAT IS DONE IN PUBLIC.

EVERYBODY SEES IT.

WE KNOW YOU WILL HAVE AT LEAST A WEEK OR M ITEM.

AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT REQUESTS THAT WE GET THROUGH THE E-MAIL OR ANYTHING ELSE.

I'M JUST SAYING THAT REQUESTS THAT ARE M OUTSIDE OF A PUBLIC FORUM, DIRECTLY TO THE G.M.

OR THE CHAIR, WOULD BE SUBJECT TO EITHER BEING TAGGED OR, YOU KNOW, ASKING FOR CONCURRENCE FROM AT LEAST ONE OTHER DI BEFORE IT'S PLACED ON THE AGENDA.

>> SO LET ME THROW OUT A HYBRID SOLUTION FOR THIS.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, IN PUBLIC SETTING, THAT DOES PROVIDE EVERYBODY AN IDEA WHAT IS COMING UP ON FUTURE AGENDAS.

I DON'T THINK THAT WE ACTUALLY GET A LOT DIRECTOR REQUESTED AGENDA ITEMS IN THAT AGENDA ITEM.

ONE OF OUR LAST AGENDA ITEMS TONIGHT IS AGENDA ITEM 14 WHICH IS SET FOR PUTTING ON THE AGENDA TO GIVE STAFF MORE TIMES AND THE DIRECTORS A HEADS UP ON WHAT IS GOING ON.

THINGS THAT COME IN, IN BETWEEN THE BOARD MEETINGS THROUGH THE STAFF, YOU KNOW, THERE IS TWO WAYS TO DO THAT.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EITHER A TAG YOU WHERE DIRECTOR REQUEST THAT THOSE IN THE STAFF OR TO THE CHAIR, THE CHAIR CO THE SECOND.

IF THE CHAIR DOESN'T SECOND FOR THE AGENDA, THEN IT CAN GO TO A TAG SYSTEM.

THAT GIVES YOU AN ALTERNATIVE TO HAVING T HAVE EVERYTHING GO THROUGH A TAG.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOU TAGGED IT OR NOT? IF I MADE A SUGGESTION, OF AN AGENDA ITEM, HOW WOULD I KNOW?

WOULD YOU E-MAIL OR CALL ME TO -- >> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

AS AN EXAMPLE IF YOU -- WELL, I AM A DIRECTOR.

JUST LIKE THE OTHER SIX OF Y'ALL.

IF IT GOES TO STAFF AFTER A PUBLIC MEETING, AND THE GENERAL MANAGER BRINGS IT TO ME AND SAYS THIS WAS A REQUEST FROM A DI IT'S SOMETHING I IMMEDIATELY WILL SUPPORT FROM THE AGENDA, IT GOES ON AGENDA.

THAT IS TWO DIRECTORS THAT APPROVE IT.

IF IT'S SOMETHING I THINK SHOULD WAIT AND THE OTHER DIRECTOR DOESN'T WANT TO WAIT THERE IS STILL AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOME ELSE TO WEIGH IN.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE TAG SYSTEM.

OBVIOUSLY, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW IT WOULD WORK TO PULL IT YOU PUSH FOR THE SECOND PERSON TO SUPPORT? DON CAN YOU ALLUDE TO HOW IT MIGHT WORK OR MAYBE KAREN?

>> I GUESS I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE TAG SYSTEM THAT IS USED IN HOUSTON.

KAREN, DID YOU DO ANY RESEARCH ON THAT?

>> NO, SIR.

>> OKAY.

>> I CAN SPEAK TO THAT SINCE I SERVED ON THE COUNCIL IN HOUSTON.

IT'S PUBLIC.

YOU DON'T TAG IN PRIVATE.

EVERY COUNCILMEMBER HAS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO TAG.

IT WORKS FOR ONE WEEK.

THEN THE ITEM COMES BACK.

NOW THEY WERE MEETING WEEKLY.

SO THAT IS A DIFFERENT SITUATION THAN HOW WE MEET HERE.

YOU WOULD HAVE TO DETERMINE THE DURATION OF THE TAG.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO DOES THE TAG JUST DELAYS THE AGENDA ITEM TO A FUTURE AGENDA AND THEN PASS THAT TAG PERIOD IT AUTOMATI GOES ON WITH THE ONE DIRECTOR'S REQUEST?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: CORRECT.

IT DOES NOT PERMANENTLY AFFECT IT.

IT'S SIMPLY A DELAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO IN THAT CASE, ANN, SAY YOU HAD AN AGENDA ITEM THAT IF I WAS THE PERSON WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO HAVE TO SECOND IT.

AND THE CHAIR APPROVED THE AGENDA ITEM, THEN IF IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I DIDN'T WANT PUT ON THE AGENDA.

AND ANOTHER DIRECTOR WASN'T SUPPORTING IT, TAG OR THAT TAG BY A DIRECTOR I GUESS, IT WOULD ONLY DELAY IT ONE AGENDA.

IT WOULD STILL COME UP.

SO NO INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR DISENFRANCHISED FROM TRYING TO GET AN AGENDA ON THE BOARD AGENDA.

IS THAT HOW IT WORKS, DR. SHELLEY?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: YES.

COUNCILMEMBERS DID NOT SET THE AGENDA.

THAT WAS SET BY THE MAYOR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

BUT IN ORDER FOR THE COUNCILMEMBER TO GET AN ITEM ON THE AGENDA, IF YOU

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SUBMITTED AN ITEM TO BE PUT ON THE AGENDA, DID IT AUTOMATICALLY GET PUT ON?

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: NO.

NO.

THE MAYOR WOULD MAKE THAT DECISION.

>> YOU NEED A SECOND TO GET AN AGENDA ITEM ON THE AGENDA WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH HOW WE OPERATE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO DR. SHELLEY, IF YOU HAD ANOTHER COUNCILPERSON WHAT WOULD SECOND YOUR AGENDA ITEM DID IT AUTOMATICALLY GET IT ON THE AGENDA?

OR DID THE -- >> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: NO.

IT DIDN'T.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

>> WHAT WE ARE SAYING HERE, THOUGH, FOR ANY DIRECTOR TO GET AN AGENDA ITEM ON THE AGENDA IN THE FUTURE, ONE OTHER DIRECTOR HAS TO SAY YES.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: SO THERE WERE TWO PROPOSALS HERE.

ONE WAS BASICALLY SAYING YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE TWO PEOPLE SUPPORT.

THE OTHER WAS SAYING ONLY FOR THOSE ITEMS THAT AREN'T PUBLICLY REQUESTED.

LIKE WE HAVE TONIGHT WE HAVE AGENDA ITEM 14.

THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS POTENTIAL STATEMENT.

ONE SAYS IN ITEM AGENDA 14, DR. SHELLEY WANTS TO SEE TOYS-FOR-TOTS PROGRAM WITH PARK AND REC.

ONE OF THE STATEMENT WOULD REQUIRE ANOTHER DIRECTOR TO SAY YES, I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT.

THERE IS TWO.

THE OTHER POLICY ON THE BOTTOM SAYS IF IT PUBLICLY REQUESTED IT WOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED AS IT IS TODAY.

SO THERE IS TWO VERSIONS OF THAT SCENARIO.

THEN IF SHE WERE TO MAKE THE REQUEST IN BETWEEN BOARD MEMBERS, NON-PUBLIC REQUESTS, THEN IT COULD GO TO THE CHAIR FOR APPROVAL.

AS ONE WAY TO APPROACH IT.

LIFE SHOULDN'T BE THIS COMPLICATED.

REALIZED I WASN'T.

I THINK AN ITEM THAT COMES IN OUT OF CYC DOESN'T GET APPROVED TO BE ON THE AGENDA, I THINK THE CHAIR COULD DO THAT, AND IT CAN GO IN TO AGENDA ITEM 14 AS A PREPOPULATED REQUEST FOR A FUTURE AGENDA ITEM.

THEN THAT WAY IT IS THERE AND THE WHOLE BOARD WILL SEE IT AND WE CAN GET A SECOND AT A BOARD MEETING.

>> THAT IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY GOOD SOLUTION.

I WOULDN'T SUPPORT A SITUATION WHERE THE COULD SHUT DOWN ANY REQUESTS OUTSIDE OF THE CYCLE.

BUT THAT ACTUALLY A GOOD IDEA.

IF IT COMES IN OUT OF CYCLE AND THE CHA APPROVE, THEN IT'S BROUGHT UP AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING IN THE REQUESTS ITEMS AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

I THINK THAT PROBABLY IS A REALLY GOOD WAY TO DO THAT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WE WOULD GET MEWS OF THE AGENDA ITEM REQUEST IN PUBLIC.

>> I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE ARE TRYING TO CORRECT.

THAT IS NOT WORKING NOW.

IS IT THAT AGENDA ITEMS SIMPLY ARE NOT STA THE PUBLIC MEETING? IS THAT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO CORRECT?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE RAISED OVER YEARS.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: OKAY.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THERE HAS BEEN AGENDA ITEMS IN THE PAST THAT HAD ZERO SUPPORT THAT WOULD TAKE AN HOUR LONG AND HAD NO PROBABILITY OF GOING ANYWHERE.

SO IT'S NOT, IT'S -- WE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE FOR HOW DO WE HAVE PRODUCTIVE AND EFFECTIVE AGENDAS THAT HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF GOING SOMEWHERE.

TO COME ONE A SYSTEM THAT MIGHT MAKE EFFICIENT.

WHILE I'M NOT DISENFRANCHISING ANY INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR HAVING AN AGENDA ITEM MAKE IT TO THE AGENDA.

I DON'T KNOW.

OTHER PEOPLE HAD ISSUES WITH NOT GETTING THE INFORMATION, NOT KNOWING AN AGENDA ITEM WAS COMING UNTIL THREE DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING.

I CAN TELL YOU I HAVE BEEN ON THE BOARD TIME.

YOU GUYS ROUTINELY RECEIVE DOCUMENTS FROM THE STAFF WELL IN ADVANCE OF AN AGENDA ITEM POSTING.

AND/OR IN ADVANCE OF A MEETING.

I DO NOT ALWAYS GET THAT WITH THE PREVIOUS BOARDS.

I WOULD COME IN COLD.

OR WITH LIMITED TIME TO TRY TO PREPARE FO THAT WE GOT NOTICE THE SAME TIME THAT SOMETHING WAS COMING OTHER PEOPLE H START SO TO SPEAK ON AN AGENDA ITEM.

ALL RIGHT.

THIS ONE ITEM HERE, I GUESS IT WOULD BE HELPFUL, WHAT DOES THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD WANT TO DO TOWARD AN AGENDA ITEM POLICY?

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>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: I LIKE THE IDEA IF SOMEONE BRIDGES IT -- >> DIRECTOR MILNER: LIKE THE IDEA IF YOU BRING IT UP AND IT GOES TO YOU SAY I THINK WE NEED MORE TIME OR YOU SUSTAIN IT, IT WILL GO UP WHATEVER AGENDA ITEM IS ON THE AGENDA FOR THE BOARD TO NEXT MEETING AND CONSIDER TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT AGENDA.

AT LEAST THEN EVERYBODY GETS TO SEE ALL OF THE AGENDA REQUESTS IF IT IS NOT AUTOMATICALLY PUT ON AN AGENDA.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I WOULD GUESS VAST MAJORITY OF THE REQUESTS WOULD END UP BEING AGENDAED.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: I HAVE CONCERNS, OF COURSE.

THAT I THINK ALL SEVEN OF US ARE ELECTED.

EACH OF US SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LET SOMETHING A TOPIC OR AN ISSUE WE FEEL IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO PUT IT ON THE AGENDA.

DURING MY TENURE LESS THAN YOURS CHAIRMAN BUNCH, BUT THE STAFF HAS BEEN VERY GOOD ABOUT SENDING US DOCUMENTS.

I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS EXCEPT FOR MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE AS AN ISSUE.

I THINK EACH BOARD MEMBER WAS ELECTED AND SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA IF THEY FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I THINK WHAT DIRECTOR MILNER WAS SPEAKING TO IS IF IT'S NOT AUTOMATICALLY AN ACTIVE AGENDA ITEM IT ENDS UP ON THE AGENDA UNDER THE FUTURE BOARD AGENDAS.

EVERYBODY AGENDA REQUESTS MAKE IT TO THE AGENDA.

IT'S WHETHER IT'S ACTIVE AGENDA FOR THAT WEEK OR CONSIDERATION FOR AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE TAGGED?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THERE IS NO TAGGING.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: SUPPORTING OR WHATEVER.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: IT ENDS UP BEING THERE.

FULL PURVIEW, NO REQUEST IS BURIED.

IT ENDS UP ON AN AGENDA.

IT'S WHETHER IT IS ACTIVE OR FUTURE PROPOSED AGENDA ITEM.

>> I AGREE WITH DR. SNYDER.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY SHOULD BE SILENCED.

I THINK IT'S AN EFFICIENT METHOD TO GET THINGS ON THE AGENDA.

AND IF THEY NEED TO BE ON THE AGENDA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NEXT AGENDA, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THAT IS AN EFFICIENT WAY.

I AGREE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE ALL ELECTED SHOULD BE SILENCED IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING THEY WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP DISCUSSION WITH THE BOARD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: RIGHT.

OTHER ITEMS THAT AREN'T EVEN ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE SUPPORT.

IT CAN BE THE AGENDA WE'VE GOT IS LONG.

AND GOING TO HAVE MULTIPLE PRESENTATIONS AND THE TIMING FOR THAT AGENDA ITEM DO NOT MAKE SENSE FOR THAT WEEK.

AND SHOULD, YOU KNOW, BE DEFERRED TO A FUTURE BOARD AGENDA.

THE WAY IT WORKS NOW THEY ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADDED.

WE CAN HAVE 40 AGENDA ITEMS.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: DOES THIS PROCLAMATIONS?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I THINK THAT WAS A DIFFERENT -- IT DOES SAY PROCLAMATIONS.

READING WHAT KAREN TYPED HERE.

>> THAT WAS FOR THE SIMPLICITY TO HAVE ON POLICY THAT WOULD APPLY TO ALL TYPES OF AGENDA ITEMS. IT ALSO ADDRESSES THAT THAT WAS RAISED AS A SEPARATE ISSUE ABOUT REQUESTS TO HAVE THE TWO DIRECTORS SUPPORTING ANY PROCLAMATION.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: I THINK THAT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT SINCE WE DON'T VOTE ON PROCLAMATIONS.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH, THERE IS TH PROCLAMATION PROTOCOL IS RIGHT NOW THE CHAIR AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE PROCLAMATIONS AND REALLY MOST OF THOSE ARE CEREMONIAL.

YOU KNOW EVEN THE THREE THAT CAME IN TODAY.

I THINK I ONLY GOT ASKED ABOUT ONE OF THE THREE.

FOR A PROCLAMATION FOR CONSIDERATION THE CURRENT POLICY IS A BOARD PEB CAN REQUEST PROCLAMATION OF ANY SUBJECT MATTER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR FOR BOARD VOTE.

IS THAT NOT HOW IT IS TODAY, KAREN?

>> IT IS.

SO CURRENTLY ANY DIRECTOR CAN REQUEST PROCLAMATION.

CHAIR IS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY CEREMONIAL PROCLAMATION OUTSIDE OF THE BOARD MEETINGS SO EVEN IF THERE ARE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THE PERSON REQUESTING THE

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PROCLAMATION IS LOOKING FOR THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE AND THE PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF A PROCLAMATION, AND HISTORICALLY THAT IS WHERE MOST OF THE PROCLAMATIONS REALLY EXISTED.

WAS IN THAT CEREMONIAL NOT ON THE BOARD AGENDA.

THE MORE PROCLAMATIONS WE HAVE ON THE AGENDA THE MORE REQUESTS WE GET.

SO I WOULD SAY YOU KNOW WE ARE AT A POINT WHERE A THIRD OF THE PROCLAMATIONS WE HAVE ARE STAFF-GENERATED ONES IN RESPONSE TO PROGRAMS THAT STAFF IS DOING.

OR HAVE TO DO WITH HISTORICAL BOARD ACTIONS.

OUT OF THE THREE ON THE AGENDA TODAY THE F FALL IN THAT CATEGORY.

BUT WE HAVE OVER THE LAST I WOULD SAY TWO YEARS REALLY STARTED HAVING A LOT OF THE CEREMONIAL ONES THAT ARE PRESENTED ON THE BOARD AGENDA.

SO THOSE ARE THE ONES WHERE YOU CAN CONTINUE TO DO IT THE WAY IT IS.

YOU CAN REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.

YOU COULD TRY TO RETURN TO HAVING MORE OF THEM TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OF THE BOARD AGENDA PROCESS.

JUST RECOGNIZE IT CEREMONIAL PROCLAMATIONS ARE JUST THAT.

IT'S THE BOARD'S PLEASURE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: JOHN, YOU GOT ANY INPUT HERE?

>> TREASURER BROWN: PROCLAMATIONS ASIDE, I'M OKAY WITH THE ORIGINAL SUGGESTION ABOUT AGENDA ITEMS. IF NOT APPROVED BY THE CHAIRMAN THE FIRST TIME, THEN IT SHOWS UP ON THE SECOND ONE.

I MEAN SINCE WE DO MEET TWICE A MONTH, M THINGS THAT WE HAVE ON THE AGENDA ARE PRESSING.

THAT NEEDS TO MEET RIGHT AWAY ANYWAY.

SO, THAT IS MY TAKE ON IT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE NOT REQUESTED DURING AN ACTIVE BOARD MEETING IN BETWEEN THE BOARD MEETINGS, CHAIR APPROVES AND GOES AGENDA.

THE CHAIR WANTS TO DEFER, WHATEVER REASON GOES ON THE AGENDA ITEM FOR THE CONSIDERATION FOR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

SO IT IS ON THAT ACTUAL AGENDA.

IT'S JUST NOT ACTIVE.

ON THE PENDING FOR THE FUTURE BOARD.

SO EVERYBODY GETS PURVIEW OF THE REQUEST.

OKAY.

THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE A WHOLE LOT OF TEC PROGRAMMING TO ADMINISTER THAT POLICY.

>> IT CERTAINLY WOULD KEEP US CLEAR OF TOMA.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THANK YOU.

THAT DOESN'T HAVE US VENUE SHOPPING FOR SUPPORT.

OKAY.

>> HONESTLY, IF IT IS THAT PRESSING AND IMPORTANT WE KNOW THAT IN ADVANCE AND WE ASK FOR THAT AT THE END OF THE MEETING.

IT'S USUALLY AFTER THE MEETING WE ARE ASK RESIDENT AND USUALLY IT'S NOT THAT PRESSING MOMENT.

THAT IS HOW I LOOK AT IT.

IF IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT WE WILL LET WE WILL MAKE THE REQUEST AT THE END OF THE MEETING.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: RIGHT.

OKAY.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT GORDY IS PRETTY REASONABLE.

IF IT'S URGENT I'M SURE HE WILL ACQUIESCE TO PUT IT ON THE AGENDA.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THERE HAS BEEN A NUMBER OF AGENDA ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN ASKED MY OPINION OF AND I NEVER BLOCKED ANY OF THEM.

OR TRIED TO -- I HAVE CALLED DIRECTORS IN THE PAST AND ASKED THEM ABOUT THE TIMING OF SPECIFIC ITEMS. JUST BASED ON AN AGENDA WE ALREADY HAD ESTABLISHED TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTOOD THE TIMING WASN'T OPTIMAL.

ANYWAYS, WE CAN SPEND ALL NIGHT ON THIS.

REALLY JUST NEED CONSENSUS OF HOW WE WAN FORWARD ON THAT ONE PARTICULAR BOARD WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE OTHER TWO.

>> I DO THINK THAT THE PROCLAMATION ISSUE IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

SINCE WE DON'T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT THE PROCLAMATION, WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE A WAY TO DEAL WITH IT.

AND IN THE HEIGHTENED POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT WE ARE IN THESE DAYS I THINK IT'S

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LIKELY TO COME UP AGAIN THAT THERE WILL BE ISSUES THAT TAKE SOME ADDITIONAL SENSITIVITY TO.

SO I GUESS WHAT I'M WONDERING IS IF WE S AT LEAST HAVE SOME WAY OF CONSIDERING THAT.

SINCE YOUR NAME IS ON IT, CHAIRMAN, I THINK THAT IT DOES BEHOOVE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE SOME SORT OF INPUT IN WHETHER YOU THIN THE RIGHT CHOICE.

OR WHATEVER.

SO, RATHER THAN IT JUST BEING PRESENTED A DEAL.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: RIGHT.

AND, AGAIN, I THINK KAREN ALLUDED TO WE HAVE RAMPED UP THE NUMBER OF PROCLAMATIONS WAY ABOVE THE NORM.

THERE HAS BEEN A SUGGESTION THAT FOR PROCLAMATIONS THAT WE MAKE EVERY YEAR, HAVING THOSE PROCLAMATIONS, YOU KNOW, WELL A COUPLE OF THINGS.

ONE, OUR CURRENT WEBSITE IS NOT EXACTLY EASY TO FIND ALL THE PROCLAMATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED.

WE SPEND AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF TIME ON PROCLAMATIONS.

PERHAPS THERE IS A BETTER WAY TO DISPLAY AND STORE ALL OF THE HISTORICAL PROCLAMATIONS PUBLICLY.

SO THAT THEY DO GET, SO THEY ARE VISIBLE.

FREQUENCY AND THE NUMBER OF THE PROCLAMATIONS WE MAKE SHOULD PROBABLY BE LIMITED.

THERE ARE ONES THAT, YOU KNOW, IF IT'S AN RECURRING, I DON'T KNOW WE NEED TO READ THE AND JUST UPDATE THE CALENDAR YEAR.

THOSE ARE ONES THAT KAREN SAID I SHOULD SIGN OFFLINE.

AND THEN WE PRESENT THE VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS OR THEY ARE USED IN A CEREMONIAL.

WE HAVE THE TWO 9/11 CEREMONIES.

ONE IN THE MORNING AND ONE IN THE AFTERNOON.

MORE APPROPRIATE TIME TO BE READ RATHER THAN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOARD MEETING.

ALTHOUGH I THINK WE ALL APPRECIATE THOSE.

BUT THOSE ARE JUST TWO EXAMPLES.

THEY WILL BE REREAD, PART OF AN ACTUAL CEREMONY.

ALL RIGHT.

I THINK WE ARE LOSING ENERGY QUICKLY.

>> MAY I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE DO WHAT WE DOING? I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WORD EVERYTHING WE AGREED TO.

IF WE NEED A MOTION I'M HAPPY TO MAKE IT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

BOB, IF YOU WANT TO TRY TO CRAFT A MOTION FOR AT LEAST ONE BOARD POLICY CHANGE.

PERHAPS KAREN CAN GIVE YOU THE LANGUAGE THAT SHE WOULD BELIEVE ARTICULATES WHAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED.

KAREN, SOMETHING YOU CAN SEMINARRIZE FOR DIRECTOR MILNER -- SUMMARIZE FOR DIRECTOR MILNER?

>> I CAN DO THAT.

SO FOR ANY AGENDA ITEMS -- FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY.

FOR AGENDA ITEMS THAT ARE REQUESTED IN OPEN SESSION, ARE YOU ASKING FOR SECOND DIRECTOR TO AFFIRM OR IS IT JUST THIS SIMPLY R ENOUGH?

>> SIMPLE REQUEST WAS ENOUGH.

RIGHT?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WHEN YOU GO TO THE CHAIRMAN SECONDING AND IT GOES ON THE OTHER AGENDA ITEM ANYWAYS I THINK IN PUBLIC SETTING YOU ARE GIVING EVERYBODY ENOUGH NOTICE.

AND WE ARE ALL HERE.

SO IF SOMEONE WANTS TO SAY I DON'T THINK IT HAS SUPPORT, YOU CAN HAVE THAT OPEN DEBATE IN PUBLIC.

IF SOMEONE WANTS TO TRY TO EXPRESS CONCERN WITH THE NEED FOR THAT AGENDA ITEM.

>> SO THERE AGAIN WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT DISCUSSING THINGS, DEBATING THINGS THAT ARE NOT ON THE AGENDA.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THANK YOU, KAREN.

I'M ABOUT TO SAY I DON'T THINK WE CAN DO THAT.

I JUST THINK THAT I DON'T THINK WE SH FURTHER THAN IF SOMEBODY REQUESTS IT EVERYBODY HAS HAD AMPLE NOTICE IT WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

WE WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR IF IT THEY ISSUE.

IF IT GETS, IF THE AGENDA REQUEST IS MADE, YOU KNOW, NOT IN A PUBLIC SETTING, BUT TO THE G.M.

OR THE CHAIRMAN.

THAT THE CHAIRMAN WOULD THEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY YES OR NO.

IF HE SAYS NO, THEN IT HAS TO COME UP IN ITEM FOR REQUEST FOR AGENDA

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ITEMS FOR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

I THINK THAT IS WHAT I HEARD.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

THAT DOESN'T DISENFRANCHISE ANYONE.

>> CORRECT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ANYBODY WHOEVER WANTS AN AGENDA ITEM CAN DO THAT IN OPEN PUBLIC.

IT ONLY CREATES A DELAY IF IT COMES THRO WHATEVER REASON IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE OR THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH WHATEVER ON WITH THE FUTURE AGENDA.

ALL RIGHT.

I THINK THAT IS THE MOST PALATABLE SUGGESTIONS.

I THINK DIRECTOR MILNER, YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE THAT MOTION.

>> DIRECTOR MILNER: I WILL MAKE THAT MOTION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

I CAN'T SEE ANYBODY BECAUSE WE ARE IN VIEW THAT DOESN'T ALLOW ME TO SEE ANYONE.

OKAY.

ALL IN FAVOR OF THAT POLICY CHANGE, ANY DIRECTOR CAN STILL REQUEST AN AGENDA ITEM IN PUBLIC BOARD MEETING AND ANY ITEM REQUESTED THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE PUBLIC SETTING WOULD REQUIRE CHAIR APPROVAL OR GOES AUTOMATICALLY ON THE SAME AGENDA REQUESTED UNDER FOR FUTURE REQUESTS.

EVERYBODY CAN STILL DO WHAT THEY DO.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> OPPOSED? ANY ABSTENTIONS? OKAY.

WE HAVE MAINTAINED NO DISENFRANCHISING.

THERE WERE OTHER ITEMS THAT WERE SUGGESTED FOR BOARD POLICY CHANGES.

TO CLARIFY THAT DID COVER PROCLAMATIONS, TOO, AS WELL.

I THINK.

BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT WAS STYLED.

WHAT WAS THE OTHER TWO ITEMS THAT WE MI ADDRESS?

>> SO ONE OF THE ITEMS WAS TO HAVE THE N DEFINITIONS FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE.

ITEM THAT WAS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED WAS ACTUALLY FOR TABLING MOTION.

BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE ALSO SOMETIMES USED INTERCHANGEABLY.

I WOULD SUGGEST IF THE BOARD IS INTERESTED IN DEFINING ONE, THAT WE GO THROUGH AND DEFINE I WOULD SAY THE GENERAL MOTIONS USED.

WITH THAT, THERE ARE A VARIETY OF RESOURCES.

I CAN PULL WHAT SOME OTHER CITIES HAVE USED.

SOME THINGS THAT HAVE RECOMMENDED WHERE IT'S KIND OF, IT'S BASED ON THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AND ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER BUT ARE NOT NECESSARILY EXACT.

THAT ARE DESIGNED MORE FOR PUBLIC BOARDS; SUCH AS, THE TOWNSHIP BOARD.

THEN I WOULD NEED SOME DIRECTION ON WHO THE BOARD WOULD EXPECT TO BE THE PARLIAMENTARIAN ON THAT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THIS IS AN ISSUE.

FRANKLY, IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS I'VE SEEN THIS USED OR WE HAVE HAD IT RULED THREE DIFFERENT WAYS.

ONE TIME, AN ITEM WAS TABLED AT THE REQ DIRECTOR.

THE NEXT TIME IT NEEDED A SECOND.

AND THEN A THIRD TIME IT WAS WE NEEDED A SECOND AND A VOTE.

I REALLY THINK WE NEED TO ESTABLISH A CLEAR PROCEDURE FOR TABLING.

THE ONE I WOULD SUGGEST, DIRECTORS CAN CHIME IN ON THIS, IS THAT IF SOMEONE MAKE A MOTION TO TABLE, YOU NEED A SECOND AN TO THE IMMEDIATE VOTE ON THAT PARTICULAR MOTION.

THAT IS THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR.

IT WOULD STOP THE DISCUSSION UNTIL THAT MOTION WAS VOTED ON.

IF IT WAS VOTED DOWN, THEN THE DISCUSSION CONTINUE.

IF IT WAS APPROVED THEN THE DISCUSSION WOULD END AND THE MOTION WOULD BE TABLED.

I KNOW THAT IS THE WAY THAT, YOU KNOW, LEGISLATURE DOES IT.

I THINK IT'S PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO DO IT THAT WAY.

YOU KNOW ONE PERSON CAN'T SHUT DOWN DEBATE OTHERS.

YOU WOULD NEED A SECOND AND THREE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS TO APPROVE THAT.

I THINK IT'S THE FAIREST WAY.

WE CAN PICK WHATEVER POLICY WE WANT TO DO BUT MAKE SURE WE DO IT THE SAME WAY EVERY TIME.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I LIKE WHAT YOU SUGGESTED.

I HAVE BEEN IN MEETINGS WHERE WE HAVE HAD TABLES AND VOTES.

AND PEOPLE MOTIONING ON TOP OF TABLE MOTI EXACT OPPOSITE MOTION.

IT'S BEEN INTERESTING TO WATCH AND ACTUAL OF.

IF WE HAVE ESTABLISHED RULES AND THEY ARE IN WRITING AND WE ALL AGREE TO THEM IT'S MUCH EASIER TO ENFORCE THAN THE SUBJECTI MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS OF HOW WE ARE APPLYING IT.

KAREN, WOULD YOU SUGGEST SINCE YOU BROUGHT IT UP THAT THERE IS A NUMBER OF

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DIFFERENT PROCEDURAL THINGS THAT IF YOU ARE GOIN ADDRESS TABLING WE SHOULD ADDRESS OTHER HOW TO OTHER MOTION, OTHER THINGS THAT ARE PARLIAMENTARY IN NATURE WE ARE LESS SPECIFIC ON SO WE CAN APPROVE A SET OF RULES FOR THE BOARD MEETINGS?

>> THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE TERRIBLY EXTENSIVE.

BUT THE MOTION TO TABLE, THE DECISION TO DEFER, AND THEN ALSO WHEN WE HAVE THE MULTIPLE AMENDMENTS TO MOTIONS THAT IS ANOTHER PIECE OF IT THAT GETS KIND OF CLOUDY.

IN SOME OF THE MEETINGS.

THEN MAKES IT CHALLENGING FOR THE MINUTES AS WELL.

ANYTHING IF WE ARE GOING TO CLARIFY ONE APPRECIATE BEING ABLE TO CLARIFY A NUMBER OF THOSE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

GO AHEAD, ANN.

>> SECRETARY SNYDER: THE DECISION T DECISION TO TABLE WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD CLARIFY THAT WHEN YOU GO THROUGH AND IDENTIFY THE PROCESS FOR EACH, KAREN.

WE HAVE USED BOTH TO DEFER AN AGENDA ITEM AS WELL AS TO TABLE.

AGREE WITH THE DIRECTORS.

IT'S BEEN CONFUSING.

NOT CONSISTENT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YOU ALMOST HAVE TO DEFINE WHAT THE MOTIONS ARE.

I HAVE USED THE WORD "DEFER" AND WHAT I'M SAYING, "DEFER" I USE THAT AS I BELIEVE THE BOARD CONSENSUS IS NOT TAKE ACTION OF THE ITEM.

THAT IS HOW I DEFINE "DEFERRAL." "TABLING" AS CUTTING OFF DEBATE, GOING FOR A VOTE WITH THE BELIEF THE ITEM HAS NO PROBABILITY OF RECEIVING SUPPORT.

AND THAT IS MORE HOSTILE ACTION THAN DEFERRAL WHICH IS MORE OF A CONSENSUS TYPE OF THING.

I THINK IF WE ARE GOING TO APPROVE RULES ON THE VARIOUS ACTIONS DURING A BOARD MEETING IF WE CAN HAVE THOSE WRITTEN OUT WE CA CLEARLY SEE THEM.

I DON'T THINK YOU THOSE TONIGHT; IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT IS A REQUEST THAT CAME THIS MORNING AND I DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE -- >> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YOU ARE KNOW.

YOU ARE SUPER AWESOME.

EVERYBODY EXPECTS YOU GUYS TO DO IT IN AN HOUR.

I THINK IT'S FAIR TO GIVE THE STAFF TIME TO ARTICULATE A SUBSET OF RULES WE CAN PHYSICALLY SEE AND THEN ADOPT.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: IN THAT CASE, CHAIRMAN BUNCH, CAN I MOVE TO DEFER THIS ITEM TO GIVE THE STAFF FOR TIME TO RESEARCH IT? AND COME BACK WITH A RECOMMENDED SOLUTION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE OF THE SUBSET OF THE BOARD POLICIES I THINK THAT IS APPROPRIATE.

IT DOES NOT REQUIRE A VOTE BECAUSE THAT WOULD ASSUME CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD.

WAS THERE ANOTHER ONE, KAREN? BOARD POLICY?

>> SO, THE LAST ONE RELATED TO CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION AND REVEALING ANY OF THAT OUTSIDE OF THE OPEN SESSION.

WE DO HAVE WORDING IN THE EXISTING POLICY THAT SPEAKS TO THAT.

SO IF WE WANTED TO FIRM THAT UP AGAIN TO REINFORCE WHAT IS ALREADY IN THE POLICY, THEN I DID PUT TOGETHER SOME POTENTIAL WORDING WE COULD ADD TO THAT.

I WILL JUMP BACK TO THAT.

I APOLOGIZE FOR SKIPPING SCREENS BACK AND FORTH.

"B" IN THE EXISTING STATE REVEALS DIRECTORS MAY NOT REVEAL NATURE OF DISCUSSION FROM CLOSED SESSION UNLESS REQUIRED BY THE STATE LAW.

WHAT I PUT TOGETHER IN THIS ADDITIONAL STATEMENT IS JUST REINFORCING THAT THE GOAL OF NOT DIVULGING THAT IS REALLY TO AVOID INADVERTENTLY WAIVING ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

SO IT JUST REINFORCES THAT THERE IS A LEGAL BASIS BEHIND NOT DIVULGING DISCUSSION FROM SESSION.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

NOT WAIVING THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE AS US AS DIRECTORS BUT AS AS THE ENTIRE TOWNSHIP.

>> RIGHT.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THAT IS WHY THIS KEEPS COMING UP.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT IT HAS BEEN MULTIPLE EXECUTIVE SESSIONS WHERE I HAVE HEARD FROM VARIOUS DIRECTORS AND/OR PEOPLE DIRECTLY TO ME THAT ARE COMMUNICATING NEAR DIRECT DIALOGUE THAT WAS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION NO PLAUSIBLE WAY OF BEING

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PUBLICLY OBTAINED PEOPLE ARE BUGGING AND WIRING DEVICES INSIDE THE SETTINGS.

SO THE RISK ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE DIRECT ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

IT'S THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE FOR THE ENTIRE TOWNSHIP.

BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY.

>> THIS HAS COME UP FROM TIME TO TIME OVER THE YEARS.

FROM A STAFF PERSPECTIVE.

THIS ISN'T NECESSARILY A RECENT CONCERN BUT IT HAS BEEN RAISED IN THE PAST.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

SO I MEAN I'M FOR STRENGTHENING ANY OF THE LANGUAGE THAT DRIVES HOME AND YOU GUYS WOULD HAVE SEEN IT IN THE INVI REQUESTS TO THIS PAST WEEK'S MEETING WHERE HIGHLIGHTED AND BOLDED AND ACCENTUATED ON THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSIONS.

I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ADD THIS SECTION "C GROUP.

>> I'LL SECOND THAT.

>> YES.

I WOULD ALSO, MAY WE ALSO ADD A "D" THAT STATES WHAT CAN BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ADDITION TO WHAT YOU HAVE DRAFTED, KAREN, IN "C"? CAN WE ADD A "D"? I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE -- I KNOW CHAIRMAN BUNCH READS IT PRIOR TO US GOING IN TO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

BUT IT WOULD SERVE AS GOOD REMINDER TO THE BOARD.

>> SO JUST TO CLARIFY WHAT YOU ARE REQUEST RESTATE WHAT IS IN STATE LAW AND RESTRICTIONS IN TERMS OF WHAT IS AND ISN'T REQUIRED? I CAN ADD "D" TO STATE THAT.

AND THEN JUST SO THAT IT REMAINS LIVING AND ADJUSTED BY ANYTHING THAT MAY BE CHANGED THROUGH THE STATE LAW IN BETWEEN JUST INCLUDE OR AS PERMITTED BY STATE LAW.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

WHY WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT I KNOW IT WAS RAISED IN PUBLIC COMMENT THE LENGTH OF OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION FROM MONDAY.

IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT THE ADJUDICATOR OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOLLOWING THE STATE LAW IS OUR ATTORNEYS.

IN THE CASE OF MONDAY WE HAD FOUR DIFFERENT LAW FIRMS. SO ANYTHING, ANY ASSERTION THAT ANY ACTION DURING OUR MOST RECENT EXECUTIVE SESSION VARIED FROM WHAT IS ALLOWED BY STATE LA WERE FOUR DIFFERENT LAW FIRMS INVOLVED LENGTHY DISCUSSIONS.

AS WELL AS TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THAT HAD A BREAK.

I DON'T THINK THAT WE ARE THE ARBITRATORS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

IT'S ALWAYS BEEN AN ATTORNEY HERDING THE CATS.

IS THAT ALSO FAIR ASSESSMENT OF HOW EXECUTIVE SESSION WORKS?

>> CHAIRMAN, THIS IS YOUR TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY AND I WOULD SAY YES.

THAT IS A FAIR ASSESSMENT.

AND YES, THERE WERE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTI THAT THERE HAD TO BE A SWITCHING OUT FROM ONE OF HOW THE MEETING WAS BEING CONDUCTED TO GO OVER TO A DIFFERENT PLATFORM.

AND THAT WAS THE SIGNIFICANT DELAY.

BUT THE LEGAL QUESTIONS THAT WERE BEING CONSIDERED AND PROVIDED TO THE BOARD WERE INTRICATE, DIFFICULT.

AND AS COULD BE EXPECTED HAVE NOT BEEN DONE BEFORE.

AND THEREFORE, REQUIRED A LOT OF EXPLANATION.

PROVOKED QUESTIONS.

NOT DIALOGUE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THE OTHER PART IS THAT THE ATTORNEYS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE MAKING

SURE -- >> THE ATT MAKE SURE THAT AS I'M SURE PEOPLE HEARD KEEP YOU ON TRACK.

>> NOT TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT, ROBIN, BUT DID ANYTHING GO ON IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION ON MONDAY THAT YOU FELT UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT FROM AN EXECUTIVE MEETING STANDPOINT?

>> NO, SIR.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THANK YOU.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO HEAR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE GOING TO ADHERE TO STATE LAW AS WE DO EVERY EXECUTIVE SESSION AND AS I PAINFULLY READ TO EVERY EXECUTIVE SESSION.

OUR ATTORNEYS WILL BE THE EMCEES OF KEEPING US ON COURSE TO THAT STATE LAW.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER SUGGESTION SECTION? ALL RIGHT.

I THINK WE CAN HAVE A MOTION.

AND A SECOND FOR ADDING "C" AND "D." >> MAKE THE MOTION.

>> OKAY.

>> SECOND.

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>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

THAT TAKES CARE OF THE TWO OF THE THREE THAT CAME IN FROM DIRECTOR REQUESTS AND WE'LL PARLIAMENTARY WHEN WE HAVE DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF WHAT THE WORDS MEAN SO WE CAN GET ON THE SAME PAGE.

THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR REQUESTS.

AGENDA ITEM 12 IS EXECUTIVE SESSION.

WE DO NOT HAVE A NEED TO GO IN TO EXECUTIV TONIGHT.

IT WILL TAKE US TO AGENDA ITEM 14.

[14. Consideration of items to be placed on the agenda for next month's meeting;]

ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA.

I HAVE WRITTEN DOWN A NOTE.

>> CHAIRMAN?

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YES.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: SINCE IT WAS BROUGHT TO THE BOARD'S ATTENTION THIS EVENING BY THE TWO SPEAKERS IN PUBLIC COMMENT WANT TO HEAR FROM STAFF.

YOU INDICATED THAT STAFF WOULD HAVE A CHA CONSIDER.

SO MAYBE THERE IS A WAY TO BRING THAT BACK UP.

SINCE TWO WOMEN CALLED IN AND HAD CONCERNS ABOUT -- >> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: YEAH.

THAT HAD TO DO WITH -- IT'S PROBABLY NOT AN AGENDA ITEM.

IT WOULD BE DIRECTING -- I DON'T KNOW.

WE CAN'T DIRECT STAFF IF IT'S NOT AN AGENDA ITEM.

TO WORK WITH ONE TO REPAIR -- WORK WITH SYSTEM ON REPAIRING THE MAILBOX IN CAPSTONE.

SECONDARILY WORKING WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS ON THE SIGN STEALING GOING ON IN THAT SAME AREA.

THOSE WERE THE TWO COMMENTS I HAD NOTES ON.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: YES.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: THERE WAS ANOTHER RESIDENTIAL REQUEST ON CONSIDERATION BY THE BOARD FOR THE BEAR BRANCH IMPROVEMENTS.

WHETHER OR NOT THOSE CAN BE MAINTAINED AS PART OF THE FUTURE PEDESTRIAN AND BIKING AMENITIES.

I THINK THEY HAVE BUILT GRAVEL ROADS IS W DESCRIBED.

WE DO HAVE AN ADVANCED NOTICE.

WE HAVE ESTUARY COMING IN NEXT WEEK ALREADY TO DISCUSS SUBSIDENCE AND THE WATER SUPPLY.

MAYBE WE CAN TAG ON THE EXISTING REQUEST FOR ESTUARY NEXT WEEK IF THEY CAN GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THAT BEAR BRANCH PROJECT.

AND THE FEASIBILITY OF ANY OF THOSE ROAD THEY PUT IN BEING RETAINED.

>> VICE-CHAIR RIESER: THERE IS ANOTHER ISSUE BEING RAISED SURROUNDING THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE.

THAT IS SEISMIC ACTIVITY IN THAT AREA AND THE ROUTING OF THAT WASTEWATER PIPE.

IT WOULD BE -- I THINK IT WOULD BEHOOVE US TO ASK SJRA TO GIVE US A TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT OF THAT.

I KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING TO THE RES ABOUT IT BUT IT'S SOMETHING TO ADD TO THEIR WEEK.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

THEY WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK.

ESTUARY IS GOING TO BE HERE.

I DO ANTICIPATE THAT WILL BE A FAIRLY LONG AGENDA ITEM GIVEN THE SUBJECT MATTER THEY WILL BE PRESENTING.

IF THE BOARD HAS ANY OTHER ESTUARY-RELATED ISSUES IT'S ALREADY AN AGENDA ITEM.

I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TAG THEM ON TO WHAT IS ALREADY THERE.

>> DIRECTOR SEKULA-GIBBS: THEY MAY BE ABLE TO GIVE US AN UPDATE ON THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NUMBER ONE STUDY.

I WOULD BE AN INTERIM THING BECAUSE IT ISN'T COMPLETED.

THEY COULD MENTION WHERE WE STAND ON THAT.

AS I SAID, IT'S NOT COMPLETED.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OKAY.

>> IN REGARD TO THE TWO ITEMS BROUGHT UP THE POSTAL BOXES AND THE SIGNS, WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT ADMINIST FOLLOWUP WITH THE SHERIFF AND FOLLOW UP POSTAL SERVICE.

AND TRY TO GET THOSE ISSUES RESOLVED.

THOSE WOULD NOT BE FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND AN AGENDA ITEM.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I AGREE.

STAFF CAN TAKE ACTION FROM THE COMMENTS.

SO I THINK WE'LL HAVE THE ESTUARY TAG ON TO WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO COME PRESENT FOR THE ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT THE BOARD ME SUGGESTED.

>> SURE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER BOARD REQUESTED AGENDA ITEM FOR NEXT WEEK? IT SAYS NEXT MONTH.

WE HAVE A MEETING NEXT WEEK, TOO.

ALL RIGHT.

IF NONE, WE'LL GO TO BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

[15. Board announcements; and]

ANY BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS? I HAVE AT LEAST ONE.

WE HAVE WEATHER THAT EVERY BOARD MEMBER RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THIS AFTERNOON.

THERE ARE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS BOTH PROJEC ENTER THE GULF AND MAKE LANDFALL AND HAVE AN IMPACT AROUND TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 26.

YOU KNOW IT'S LIKELY ONE OF THOSE TWO STORMS WILL IMPACT THE AREA.

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I KNOW THAT THE CHIEF WILL BE SENDING OU THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AS THE CONES OF CERTAINTY AND UNCERTAINTY GET MORE REFINED.

BUT I DID DO A P.S.A.

TODAY FOR NOTIFYING THE RESIDENTS ABOUT THA TRACK.

AS WELL AS THE REQUEST TO GO THROUGH TH PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST AT HOME.

AND LETTING THEM KNOW WE HAVE DONE OURS HERE.

KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE WEATHER.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS?

>> FILL UP YOUR CAR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: LOCK MY CAR?

>> FILL UP YOUR CAR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: OH, YEAH.

FILL UP CAR.

>> WEATHER IN THE GULF, FILL UP YOUR CAR.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: I THINK I WILL TOP OFF ON THE WAY HOME.

ALL RIGHT.

GO TO EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE AGENDA ITEM.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CHAIRMAN BUNCH: ALL RIGHT.

WE STAND ADJOURNED.

MR. NORRELL, WE HAVE YOU ONE MORE TIME A FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK.

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