SULPHUR RIVER BASIN AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th , 2016

SULPHUR RIVER BASIN AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2016

1:00 P.M.

PRESENT: Michael Russell, President

Borden Bell, Jr., Vice President

Patricia Wommack

Kirby Hollingsworth

Brad Drake

Wally Kraft

STAFF: Nancy Rose, Secretary/Treasurer

John Jarvis, Consultant

ABSENT: David Neeley

VISITORS: ATTACHMENT

ITEM# 1: MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 1:00 P.M.:

Michael Russell, President called the Meeting to order at 1:00 P.M.

He welcomed and thanked All in Attendance.

ITEM# 2: INVOCATION:

Invocation was given by Borden Bell, Jr., Vice President.

ITEM# 3: DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR

NOVEMBER 17th, 2015:

Michael Russell, President asked if anyone had any comments or amendments

to the Minutes for November 17, 2015?

A motion was made by Wally Kraft and seconded by Borden Bell, Jr., to approve

the Minutes for November 17th, 2015 as presented.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 4: PUBLIC COMMENTS:

There were NONE.

ITEM# 5: DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE REPORTS OF THE CASH POSITION

AND EXPENDITURES:

Michael Russell, President stated that we have $534,506.22 in the Checking

Account as of January 8th, 2016. He stated that we have a $283,620.94

outstanding balance with City of Dallas, Texas and City of Irving, Texas and that

makes a complete total of $818,127.16.

Nancy Rose stated that we have received $41,468.70 from “The City of Irving”

since this report was sent.

A motion was made by Brad Drake and seconded by Borden Bell, Jr. to approve

the Cash Position and Expenditure Reports as presented.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 6: UPDATES ON THE CLEAN RIVERS PROGRAM:

Nancy Rose stated that everything was going per schedules. She stated that

TCEQ was giving additional money ($5,841.00) to help with the cost of extra

water monitoring.

ITEM# 7: DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE “LETTER” TO MR. JOHN WHITSON,

CITY OF TEXARKANA, TEXAS:

Michael Russell, President stated that everyone has a copy of the “Letter” to

Mr. Whitson per his requests at the last monthly SRBA Board of Directors

A motion was made by Borden Bell, Jr., Vice President and seconded by Kirby

Hollingsworth to approve the “Letter” as written to Mr. John Whitson, City

Manager of Texarkana, Texas.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 8: SULPHUR BASIN GROUP PRESENTATION OF “REVISED PATMAN AND

NICHOLS YIELD MODELING MEMORANDUM”.

Mr. Ron Lemons, CEO of Freese & Nichols presented the Presentation of the

“Errata Sheet” with all the corrections and explanations for the “Revised

Patman and Nichols Yield Modeling Memorandum”.

Bob Murray, SBG, Inc. and John Jarvis, SRBA helped with answering questions

on the “Revised Patman and Nichols Yield Modeling Memorandum”.

The Presentation of this “Errata Sheet” and “Revised Patman and Nichols Yield

Modeling Memorandum” will be placed on the SRBA Web Site as soon as

ITEM# 9: PRESENTATION OF “PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK” PREPARED BY

RPS ESPEY (NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING).

Mr. Woody Frossard, Tarrant Regional Water District (JCPD) explained why the

Two Scopes of Work are needed. He stated that the Corps of Engineers and the

JCPD needs these studies done to move forward. He stated that there has been

a drought of record change. This Scope of Work is “Sulphur River Basin Instream

Flow Study Phrase 2”.

ITEM# 10: PRESENTATION OF “PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK” PREPARED BY

SULPHUR BASIN GROUP. (NO ACTION TO BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING):

Mr. Woody Frossard, Tarrant Regional Water District (JCPD) explained the

importants of the “Scope of Work” of SBG, PLLC, “CY 2016 Support Services”

ITEM# 11: UPDATES ON THE FEASIBILITY STUDY:

John Jarvis stated that there will be a meeting scheduled with IP on Phase II,

International Paper Analysis. He stated that he will keep the Board of Directors

up to date as it gets closer.

He spoke of the Corps of Engineers activities:

2). Date for Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) Meeting.

3). HEC‐EFM delay; The Ecosystem Functions Model (HEC‐EFM) is designed to

help study teams determine ecosystem responses to changes in the flow regime

of a river or connected wetland. HEC‐EFM analyses involve:

1). statistical analyses of relationships between hydrology and ecology

2). hydraulic modeling, and

3). use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to display results and

other relevant spatial data. Through this process, study teams will be able to

visualize and define existing ecologic conditions, highlight promising restoration

sites, and assess and rank alternatives according to predicted changes in different aspects of the ecosystem.

4). Corps of Engineers will be hosting a public meeting on Wright Patman Lake

study. Hopefully in February or March 2016.

ITEM# 12: ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND/OR STAFF:

The Next regular monthly meeting is set for February 16, 2016 @ 1:00 P.M.

ITEM# 13: ADJOURNMENT:

A motion was made by Brad Drake and seconded by Wally Kraft to Adjourn.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.