To: The Board of Directors of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District, Galveston County, Texas, and to all other interested parties. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Bacliff Municipal Utility District will hold a regular meeting Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the Bacliff Water District Office, located at 4302 12thStreet. Bacliff, Texas for the purpose of consideration and action upon the following matters.
1) Call Meeting to Order
2) Approve the minutes of the January 13, 2020 Meeting
3) Approve the Financial & Investment Reports & Checks listed for bills in January.
4) Approve the Bacliff VFD Financial Reports & Monthly Minutes for December as Presented.
5) Public Comment
6) Discuss/Approve Letter from Chase Park Regarding Sidewalk Damage.
7) Discuss/Approve Gulf Coast Water Authority additional water Purchase or Sale
8) Call for Maintenance Tax Election for May 2, 2020
9) Discuss/Approve Water Improvement Project on Loop Lines
10) Engineers Report
11) Water & Plant line Report
12) Discuss New and Old Business
James Wistinghausen ,General Manager
February 5, 2020
The Regular Board Meeting was called to order at 6:00pm by Director Don Rodgers, at the District’s Regular Meeting Place, District Office 4302 12th Street, Bacliff, Texas.
Present: Don Rodgers, Dale Patterson, Victor Medina, Tony Poynor
Absent: Brad Bingham
Also present were: James Wistinghausen, General Manager, Yvonne Manis, Office Manager, Steve Don Carlos, District’s Attorney, Ron Bavarian, Districts Engineer
Guest Present: John Wade
Call Meeting to order
The meeting was called to order and everyone stood for the Pledge to the Flag
Approval of Minutes of the December 9, 2019 Meeting
A motion was made by Victor Medina to approve the Minutes of the December 9, 2019 meeting, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Financial & Investment Reports
A motion was made by Victor Medina to approve the Financial & Investment Reports and Bills paid of the previous month, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.
John Wade asked why the Fire Department is not on the Agenda. Yvonne stated they do not have a meeting in January to approve the Minutes in time for District meeting. He asked if the MUD District could refuse to supply water service to customers in Texas City. Steve Don Carlos stated the District had to furnish water as long as it was in our District and available.
2020 Proposed Budget
A motion was made by Tony Poynor to approve the 2020 Proposed Budget, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.
Chase Park Discussion
A motion was made by Victor Medina to table the discussion regarding the letter from Chase Park until next meeting, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.
Call for Director Election for May 2, 2020
A motion was made by Tony Poynor to call the election for Directors, scheduled for May 2, 2020 and to contract with Galveston County to host the election, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.
Call for Maintenance Tax Election for May 2, 2020
A motion was made by Tony Poynor to table the election for Maintenance Tax, scheduled for May 2, 2020 with Galveston County hosting the election until next month, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.
Gulf Coast Water Authority Discussion
Mike Morgan presented to the Board and anyone that was present, a report of cost and expense analyses regarding Gulf Coast Water Authority, wanting the District to purchase more water. A motion was made by Tony Poynor to table Gulf Coast Water Authority until next meeting, seconded by Victor Medina. Motion carried unanimously.
Engineer Ron Bavarian spoke regarding the follow up on using the Bond money for the Project to fix the dead-end lines. Letter on the approval from TCEQ stated the District can use the surplus funds of the Bond money. As far as the remainder of the Bond money we would have to send a request with details to TCEQ for approval to use any more. There was talk about saving the funds for the expansions on widening FM646. He stated TexDot said it would be around two or three years before they would start in our area. We would need to relocate water lines. That would be a large cost to the District.
Water and Sewer Report
James Wistinghausen presented the Water and Sewer report to the board. No Violations. Spoke regarding TCEQ flushing records, everything was fine.
New and Old Business
Mike Morgan talked about the need to install whatever is necessary to flush the lines that are not looped monthly, until something can be done to connect them.
Tony Poynor would like to look for future budget items and projects for the District that need to be improved or replaced.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:35pm by Dale Patterson, seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
Approved by: Director Don Rodgers