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Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Agenda October 25, 2010

October 24, 2010 by Randy Keck

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE
UPPER TRINITY GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
at the
District Office
1250 E. Highway 199, Suite 102
Springtown, TX
Monday, October 25, 2010
Board Meeting begins at 6:00 P.M.
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REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DISCUSS, CONSIDER, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION, INCLUDING EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS AS NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE, ON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Welcome guests and members of the public.
2. Roll call, establish a quorum, declare the board meeting open to the public.
3. Consent Agenda:
Each of these items is recommended by the Staff and approval thereof will be strictly on the basis of the Staff recommendations. Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the General Manager or his designee to implement each item in accordance with the Staff recommendations. The consent agenda will be approved as a block. Any Board member that has questions regarding any item on the consent agenda may have the item pulled and considered as a regular item on the agenda. Any items so pulled for separate discussion will be considered as the first items following approval of the consent agenda.
A. Approval of minutes from Board meeting on September 20, 2010.
B. Approval of minutes from Board Work Session October 18, 2010.
C. Approval of bank statement ending September 30, 2010, and current financial report of the District.
D. Payment of bills/ invoices received through October 25, 2010.
E. Reimburse General Manager, Office Manager and or Director of Field Operations for invoices/ bills paid on behalf of the District through October 25, 2010.
4. Any items from consent agenda that were pulled for further discussion.
5. Committee Reports and Charges.
A. Special Committee on creation of District Water Well Monitoring Program:
(i) Committee report regarding the purchase of special equipment necessary to allow staff to measure, record, and track water levels.
(ii) Committee report on progress with implementing District Water Well Monitoring
Program as adopted by the Board.
(iii) Action as necessary on recommendations from committee based on its report provided
under Agenda Item 5.A.(i) and (ii).
B. Policy & Personnel Committee:
(i) Committee report on personnel matters regarding proper handling of information placed
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into staff personnel files, proper protocol for placing information in staff personnel files,
and proper procedures for Board performance review and staff appeals based upon
information contained in staff personnel files.
(ii) Committee report on creating procedure and job description for a person to be designated
to monitor the progress in achieving the goals listed in the Management Plan and to
ensure that all goals are met prior to the end of each year going forward.
(iii) Action as necessary on recommendations from committee based on its report provided
under Agenda Item 5.B.(i) and (ii).
C. Budget & Finance Committee:
(i) Committee report on proposed 2011 budget for the District.
(ii) Action as necessary on recommendations from committee based on its report provided
under Agenda Item 5.C.(i).
6. Adopt Resolution #10-003 setting usage fees for the District for 2011.
7. Adopt Resolution #10-004 adopting the District’s budget for 2011.
8. General Manager's report: The General Manager will brief the Board on the following items,
which may be discussed, considered, and acted upon by the Board, including authorizing the
initiation of, managing, or resolving enforcement action or litigation where applicable.
A. Report on action taken by staff relating to, and discussion of legal and technical issues and
options regarding, the permit application before the Texas Railroad Commission for the FENCO Commercial Stationary Treatment Facility to be located in Montague County.
B. Report on progress regarding Request for Qualifications for an auditor for the District.
C. Report on Intera’s progress in resolving database issues.
D. Report on alleged violation, operation of non-exempt water well without installing a meter, by
Dark Horse Operating Co., LLC, Rand Stinnett, P.O. Box 2184, Denton, TX 76202-2184.
E. Report on alleged violation, failure to register one well, failure to meter two wells, failure to
timely submit production reports from two wells, failure to timely pay production fees for two
wells, by Eagle Ridge Energy, LLC, Mark Grawe, 3500 Oak Lawn, Suite 300, Dallas, TX
75219.
F. Report on progress in collecting usage fees due the District from Texas H2O, Inc., 550 N.
Walnut Creek, Suite 100, Mansfield, TX 76063.
G. Report on available time for General Manager to meet with Commissioners Courts,
Cities, adjacent groundwater districts, realtor groups, Chambers of Commerce, Regional
Water Planning Groups, state legislators, and other stakeholders within the District for the
purpose of determining if members of the Board need to provide assistance.
H. Designate a staff member to authorize final approval of well applications and exceptions to
District Rules regarding spacing and to sign all necessary documents for final approval.
I. Report on audit opinion regarding the proper storage and control of the District’s checks.
J. Update on District administrative and operational matters.
9. Report on monitoring program for injection wells within the District.
10. Review line item expenditures and adopt budget amendment(s) as necessary.
11. Quarterly Investment Report to be presented by the Investment Officer.
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12. President’s report on progress in obtaining Texas Water Development Board approval of the
District’s Management Plan.
13. Report from Director Berkley regarding securing necessary surety bond(s) for District employees.
14. Authorize President and/ or General Manager to secure the services of Van Kelley and Intera to
act as liaison with the Texas Water Development Board by providing peer review, attending
stakeholder meetings, working to eliminate existing problems in the current Groundwater
Availability Model regarding accurate re-charge rates, pumpage rates, evapotranspiration rates,
static water levels, and drawdown information for each strata/ layer of the Trinity Aquifer in
north and north central Texas; working to convince TWDB that the next round of Desired
Future Conditions should not be until 2015; and providing regular updates to UTGCD
Board of Directors.
15. Authorize President and/ or General Manager to secure the services of Van Kelley and Intera to
answer the following questions: (1) How much water can be pumped from each individual layer of
the Trinity Aquifer, within the boundaries of the District, without creating a situation that results
in a depletion in the static water levels for each layer? (2) How much water is currently being
pumped from each individual layer of the Trinity Aquifer, within the boundaries of the District?
16. Authorize President and/or General Manager to work closely with legal counsel to bring all
available influence, evidence, and political power to cause TWDB to alter the date for the next
DFC from 2013 to 2015 in order to take full advantage of the re-worked GAM data which is
supposed to be available by 2015.
17. President’s report on obtaining information regarding in place storage of drilling by-products and/
or the storage of such by-products by the process known as “land farming” from Van Kelley (Intera).
18. Create a pilot program allowing residents with exempt wells to work with the District to obtain
current, accurate, and reliable usage information in order to determine actual total groundwater
usage within the District.
19. Public comment.
20. Determine time and place for next meeting.
21. New business to be placed on the next meeting agenda.
22. Adjourn board meeting.
The above agenda schedule represents an estimate of the order for the indicated items and is subject to change at anytime. These public meetings and hearings are available to all persons regardless of disability. If you require special assistance to attend the meetings or hearings, please call or (817) 523-5200 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to coordinate any special physical access arrangements.
At any time during the meeting or hearing and in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes, Annotated, the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Board may meet in executive session on any of the above agenda items or other lawful items for consultation concerning attorney-client matters (§551.071); deliberation regarding real property (§551.072); deliberation regarding prospective gift (§551.073); personnel matters (§551.074); and deliberation regarding security devices (§551.076). Any subject discussed in executive session may be subject to action during an open meeting.
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Sports Calendar

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

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