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, addition to this notice is needed due to the COVID-19 disaster and CDC’s recommendation regarding social distancing measures. The Board Members and the public will be allowed to be physically present with social distancing permitted and allowed two-way communications for those desiring to participate. Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the Bacliff Water District Office, located at 4302 12th Street. Bacliff, Texas for the purpose of consideration and action upon the following matters. To attend the meeting via telephonic means, please use the following number (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 880 2583 2633 Password is 430212
1) Call Meeting to Order
2) Approve the minutes of the March 9, 2020 Meeting
3) Approve the Financial & Investment Reports & Checks listed for bills in March.
4) Approve the Bacliff VFD Financial Reports for March & April as Presented.
5) Public Comment
6) Discuss/Approve 2019 Audit by McCall Gibson Swedlund Barfoot, LLC
7) Discuss/Approve Engage Burton Accounting, PLLC’s for 2019 Independent Account’s Report.
8) Discuss/Approve Request from Decker Dispose-All to discuss the new contract, ie. Payments, and cart deliveries.
9) Discuss/Approve Disconnection of Water & Sewer Service for Nonpayment.
10) Engineers Report
11) Water & Plant line report
12) Discuss New and Old Business
James Wistinghausen ,General Manager
May 6, 2020
The Audio Board Meeting was called to order at 6:05pm by President Brad Bingham, Recorded at the District’s Regular Meeting Place through Audio Only, District Office 4302 12th Street, Bacliff, Texas.
Audio Present:Dale Patterson, Brad Bingham, Don Rodgers, Victor Medina, Tony Poynor
Also audio present were: James Wistinghausen, General Manager, Yvonne Manis, Office Manager, Steve Don Carlos, District’s Attorney
Guest Audio Present:
John Wade, Heather Putnam
Brad Bingham called the meeting to order and turned it over to Yvonne Manis.
Speaker: Heather Putnam “Good evening everyone Welcome to Bacliff MUD Board Meeting. Today is Monday, April, 13, 2020. This meeting is being recorded for open record. To speak, please state your name, so that we know who is talking, and so that the meeting minutes are clear.
Due to the change in it being audio, we are muting all nonessential personnel. If you have any questions or comments, please email them to email@example.com.
Do me a favor guys please mute yourself while not speaking so we don’t have any background noise, TV, dogs, etc. John Wade ask if he would be allowed to speak, he was asked to wait until the end of the meeting and agreed.
Meeting turned back over to President Brad Bingham.
Approval of Minutes of the March 9, 2020 Meeting
A motion was made by Dale Patterson to approve the Minutes of the March 9, 2020 meeting, seconded by Don Rodgers. Motion carried unanimously.
Approval of Financial & Investment Reports
A motion was made by Don Rodgers to approve the Financial Reports and Bills paid of the previous month, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.
Amended Ratification of Postponement of May 2, 2020 Directors’ Election until November 3, 2020
A motion was made by Dale Patterson to approve amended Ratification of the May 2, 2020 Directors’ Election until November 3,2020, seconded by Don Rodgers. Motion carried unanimously.
Postpone rate increase for Decker Dispose All
A motion was made by Don Rodgers to postpone rate increase to Decker Dispose-All for each resident at this time, seconded by Dale Patterson. Motion carried unanimously.
Phase 19 Payment for closeout, payment and release of retainage to Texas Pride Utilities, LLC, for Phase 19 Sewer Project.
. A motion was made by Dale Patterson to approve Phase 19 Payment for closeout, finale payment and release of retainage in the amount of $92,518.01 to Texas Pride Utilities, LLC, for Phase 19 Sewer Project, seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously
John Wade ask how long we will be postponing the Decker Disposal-All fee. At this time the District is not sure depending on the pandemic. He questioned what the current and past update on the late fees and cutoffs for the customers are. James Wistinghausen talked about Governor Abbott postponing cutoffs but customers’ bills are still due, no matter how long we continue do this. We are trying to work with customers that are calling or coming in the office. No late fees or cutoffs, we had over 100 customers on our cutoff list last month. He asked about Bacliff VFD not on the Agenda, James Wistinghausen stated there has been no meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:19pm by Dale Patterson, seconded by Tony Poynor. Motion carried unanimously.
Approved by: President, Brad Bingham