SAN JACINTO RIVER AUTHORITY
LAKE CONROE DAM
James Adams, Chairman, Roosevelt Alexander, John R. Bartos, Robert
Bruner, Mark Evans, Jack Harris, David Jenkins, Marvin Marcell, James Morrison,
James Murray, Ronald J. Neighbors, Gary Oradat, Tom Ray, Ernest Rebuck, Jack
Searcy, Jr., Michael S. Sullivan, Steve Tyler and C. Harold Wallace.
Gary Stobb alternate for Robert Eckels, Allan Taylor alternate for
Carolyn Johnson, Robert Stephens alternate for Danny Vance.
Robert Eckels, Mary Alice Gonzalez, Carolyn Johnson, Tom Manison,
William Teer, Danny Vance and Kerry Whelan.
James Adams, Chairman
Motion by Mr.
Wallace to approve Gary Stobb as Judge Robert Eckels replacement to the
RHWPG. Second by Mr. Jenkins. Motion carried.
REQUESTS BY ALVIN AND NORTH HARRIS COUNTY REGIONAL WATER
AUTHORITY FOR CONTINGENCY FUNDING
Mr. Adams explained that
requests for planning funds from the Texas Water Development Board were being
referred to the regional planning groups for approval prior to being considered
by the Water Development Board. Mr.
Adams described the two requests that had been forwarded to Region H for
consideration and explained that the sub-committee had met to review the two
proposed funding requests.
The group discussed the
City of Alvin’s request for contingency funds for studying the Mid-Brazoria
County area. Several issues were
discussed including the scope of the request and the amount of funds requested.
Motion by Mr. Searcy to
approve the requested funding for the City of Alvin. Second by Mr. Harris.
Chairman Adams put the question and, after the vote, announced the
motion carried with three (3) members opposed.
A discussion then ensued
regarding the funding request of the North Harris County Regional Water
Authority. Several members discussed
how the proposed NHCRWA study related to planning efforts that had already been
completed by the Region H consultant team.
The purpose and scope of the two studies to be funded under the request
were discussed at length. The first
study (Task A) involved the investigation of alternative water supplies,
including outside sources of surface or groundwater, that could be used to
supply the future needs of north Harris County. The second study (Task B) would investigate the viability of
reuse and reclamation projects to meet future water demands within the
NHCRWA. The group then discussed the
timeline for completion of any studies utilizing planning contingency funds and
the potential for other entities to request funding for similar projects.
The group also discussed
whether or not it was appropriate for the regional water planning groups to be
involved in the approval process for funding requests submitted to the Texas
Water Development Board.
Motion by Mr. Searcy to
approve the funding request for Task A (Alternative Supply Study) for the North
Harris County Regional Water Authority.
Second by Mr. Alexander. Bylaws
for the Region H WPG require a majority vote of the total voting membership for
approval, and the vote appeared to be split almost evenly thus requiring a
manual count of the votes, and as the votes were being counted, a
representative of the NHCRWA announced that they wished to withdraw their
request. The request having been
withdrawn, the motion to approve the request was tabled without objection.
REVIEW AND APPROVE DATES AND SITES FOR SEPTEMBER PUBLIC
Ms. Callaway requested
that the Region H RWPG hold four meetings to provide opportunities for public
comment on the draft plan at the following locations:
Monday, September 18, 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Nolan Ryan Center White’s
Highway 35 @ Highway 6 1-10 at Hwy 562/61 (Hankamer Exit)
Alvin, Texas Chambers
Wednesday, September 20, 3 p.m. Thursday,
September 21, 7 p.m.
E. B. Cape Center Walker
4501 Leeland 1102
Houston, Texas Huntsville,
Motion by Mr. Harris to
approve the above dates and sites for the September public hearing. Second by Mr. Tyler. Motion carried.
REVIEW AND APPROVE JUNE REGION H UPDATE NEWSLETTER
Ms. Callaway presented a
draft of the June Region H Update Newsletter.
The group discussed some of the dates and information printed in the
newsletter including possible meeting dates at which the Region H RWPG would
review any TWDB comments on the final Region H plan.
Motion by Mr. Sullivan to
approve the draft June Region H Update Newsletter with revisions noted. Seconded by Mr. Murray. Motion carried.
presented Tables 8 and 8A. A discussion
Motion by Mr.
Jenkins to approve Tables 8 and 8A.
Second by Mr. Neighbors. Motion