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REGION H WATER PLANNING GROUP MEETING

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MAY 3, 2000

SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY OFFICES

LAKE CONROE DAM

1577 DAM SITE ROAD

CONROE, TEXAS

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MEMBERS PRESENT:††† James Adams, Chairman, Roosevelt Alexander, John R. Bartos, Robert Bruner, Jack Harris, David Jenkins, Carolyn Johnson, Tom Manison, James Morrison, James Murray, Ronald J. Neighbors, Gary Oradat, Ernest Rebuck, Jack Searcy, Jr., Michael S. Sullivan, Steve Tyler, Danny Vance, Kerry Whelan and Woody Woodrow.

 

DESIGNATED ALTERNATES:††† Gary Stobb alternate for Robert Eckels, Rebecca Rentzalternate for Mark Evans, and Denis Qualls alternate for Tom Ray.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:††† Robert Eckels, Mark Evans, Mary Alice Gonzalez, Marvin Marcell, William Teer, Tom Ray and C. Harold Wallace.

 

PRESIDING:††† James Adams, Chairman††††††

 

 

APPROVE MINUTES APRIL 5, 2000 MEETING

 

Motion by Mr. Vance to approve the minutes as presented.Second by Mr. Searcy.Motion carried.

 

 

DISCUSSION ON MR. WILLIAM TEERíS RESIGNATION FROM THE REGION H WATER PLANNING GROUP

 

Mr. Adams stated that a letter of resignation had been received from William Teer.Mr. Adams further stated that Mr. Teer had resigned over irreconcilable differences with his water corporationís Board of Directors and felt that he would no longer be eligible to serve on the Region H Water Planning Group.A discussion ensued and it was the consensus of opinion that Mr. Teer was still eligible to serve on the Region H Water Planning Group.

 

Motion by Mr. Searcy to ask Mr. William Teer if he would be willing to continue to serve on the Region H Water Planning Group.Second by Mr. Alexander.Motion carried.

 

 


 

REVIEW AND DISCUSS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

 

Mr. Taylor reviewed and discussed in-depth the water management strategies for the water user groups in Region H.

 

 

GENERAL DISCUSSION

 

Mr. Adams stated that due to the time constraints on completion of the regional planning report for Region H, the amount of work required to be done with the consultants, and the deadline for submittal to the Texas Water Development Board, two meetings a month are now necessary for the months of June, July and August.It was stated that Regions C and I are already meeting twice a month.

 

Motion by Mr. Jenkins to have two Region H Water Planning Group meetings each month on the first and third Wednesdays of June, July, and August.Second by Mr. Tyler.Motion carried.

 

Mr. Sullivan stated that, in his opinion, the Joint Special Meeting between Regions H and I with lunch was very productive.He stated that it appeared that both regions had more in common than they realized and the exchange of information was definitely beneficial.

 

Mr. Oradat gave a status report on the Northeast Water Treatment Plant stating that submittals had gone out and the City of Houston is in the preparation stage of obtaining a permit.He further stated that this is a valuable project and the City is working to get it completed.

 

 

TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD

 

Mr. Rebuck stated that the Special Joint Meeting of Regions H and I were very informative and mutually beneficial.Mr. Rebuck also stated that the Texas Water Development Board is hosting a meeting of the 16 Chairs of the Regional Water Planning Groups in Austin on May 16, 2000 in Room 118, in the Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 Congress Avenue from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

 


 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None.

 

 

NEXT MEETING

 

June 7, 2000

10:00 a.m.

San Jacinto River Authority Office

Lake Conroe Dam

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED