SULPHUR RIVER BASIN AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015

PRESENT: Michael Russell, President

Borden Bell, Jr., Vice President

Patricia Wommack

Wally Kraft

STAFF: Nancy Rose, Secretary/Treasurer

John Jarvis, Consultant

ABSENT: Kirby Hollingsworth

Brad Drake

David Neeley

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 everyone 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

OCTOBER 20th, 2015:

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

the Minutes for October 20th, 2015 as presented.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 4: PUBLIC COMMENTS:

1. Jeff Lewis, City Attorney for the City of Texarkana, Texas:

He read about the “City of Texarkana, Texas “Resolution” of “No

Confidence” in SRBA.

He asked the Board of Directors if they had a “Policy” stating that additional

water rights be reserved for those who already have those rights at Lake

Wright Patman? Michael Russell, President stated: “No, we do not have a

Policy stating that! Mr. Lewis then spoke about the Letter in regards to

Wholesale Water Rights.

Mr. Lewis stated that he wanted the SRBA Board of Directors to answer all

questions in a public meeting before end of year 2015.

2. John Whitson, City Manager of City of Texarkana, Texas:

He asked that the SRBA Board of Directors coordinate a date with the

Secretary, of the City of Texarkana, Texas for SRBA and the City Council to

hold a special meeting and discuss, past, current and future actions of SRBA

related to water in Lake Wright Patman. He stated that he wanted this

done within 60 days.

3. Walt Sears, Administrator for Region D:

He passed out a sheet with his comments.

He stated that there errors he had found in the June 4, 2015 “Studies”.

He stated that Engineers should meet with Stakeholders to review work

orders.

Mr. Sears wants these questions answered.

Michael Russell, President stated that he would get with John Jarvis and get

these questions answered.

Borden Bell, Jr., Vice President asked John Jarvis, specifically, if he and

Becky Griffith would take care of this matter. John said: “Yes, he would get

with SBG, Inc. and get them to attend the next regular SRBA Board Meeting

to explain the questions”.

4. Ann Rushing, Mayor of City of Clarksville, Texas:

She stated that she really appreciated all that SRBA had done to help with

water planning.

She stated she was disturbed about how people acted at the last months

SRBA meeting. She said that it was quite a “Show”, put on to try and

discredit the SRBA Board Members. She stated that the comments were

malicious, downright dirty and slanderous.

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

AND EXPENDITURES:

Michael Russell, President stated that we have $180,736.98 in the Checking

Account and at this time we have no Certificates of Deposit.

Michael Russell, President stated that each one had a copy of the General Ledger

with all the Checks listing to whom and what they were written for.

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

the Reports of the Cash Position and Expenditures as presented.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 6: UPDATES ON THE CLEAN RIVERS PROGRAM:

Dr. Mike Buttram stated that we have plenty of water. But, he stated that we are

behind on water monitoring because of all the rain.

ITEM# 7: DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE APPROVAL OF THE FY2015

ANNUAL AUDIT AS PRESENTED BY WILF & HENDERSON, P.C.:

Mr. Larry Henderson of Wilf & Henderson, P.C. gave the presentation of FY2015

Annual Audit. He stated that it was a Clean Audit.

Borden Bell, Jr., Vice President asked Mr. Henderson what can be done about the

segregation of duties, besides hiring someone. Mr. Henderson stated that all the

small businesses are going through the same thing (Shorthanded).

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

Kraft to approve the FY2015 Annual Audit as presented and to have it placed on

the SRBA’s Web Page.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 8: DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION ON THE “ANNUAL REVIEW” OF THE

“INVESTMENT POLICY”:

Michael Russell, President stated that each one has a copy of the “Investment

Policy”. He stated that it has to be reviewed by the Board of Directors, annually.

A motion was made by Borden Bell, Jr., and seconded by Patricia Wommack to

approve the “Investment Policy” with No changes.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 9: DISCUSS AND TAKE ACTION CONCERNING ERRORS SET FORTH IN

“REVISED PATMAN AND NICHOLS YIELD MODELING” THAT WAS APPROVED AT

LAST MONTH MEETING:

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

Wommack to approve a “Resolution” to Revised engineering report dated June 4,

2015, prepared by Sulphur Basin Group, PLLC (“SBG”), with subject of “Revised

Patman and Nichols Yield Modeling”, was delivered to the Board of Directors of

Sulphur River Basin Authority (“SRBA”) at its meeting on October 20, 2015, and

was approved at such meeting; and

Whereas, subsequent to said meeting, it was discovered that said revised

engineering report contained various errors and was approved by SRBA’s Board of

Directors without having had sufficient time to review said revised engineering

report prior to its being considered for approval;

Now, Therefore, it is Resolved that when engineering reports and/or studies are

received by SRBA, they shall be delivered to the Board of Directors, and the Board

of Directors shall have at least twenty (20) days (Minimum) to review such

engineering reports and/or studies prior to said engineering reports and/or

studies being considered for approval by the Board of Directors.

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.

ITEM# 10: UPDATES ON THE FEASIBILITY STUDY:

John Jarvis stated that he and Michael Russell, President had attended the Project

Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting on October 28, 2015 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The Topics discussed were: Dam Safety and dates moved for Tentatively Selected

Plan (TSP). He stated that the Corps of Engineers keep moving the dates

backward.

He stated that the Ultimate Rule Curve is safe if only needs are for Texarkana,

Texas.

John Jarvis stated that he attended the PDT meeting in Ft. Worth, Texas at the

Corps of Engineers Office on November 12, 2015.

The Topics discussed were: Work Delay

Path Forward

Funding

Depending on the Corps of Engineers and SRBA answers, it could change the Path

Forward.

He stated that we will not know until the Corps of Engineers decides and that

could take a while. The Corps of Engineers keeps moving everything backward.

ITEM# 11: UPDATES ON REGION D:

Patricia Wommack stated that at the October 21, 2015 Region D, they elected

Officers for the Vacancies.

She stated that there were ratification between Region C & Region D Agreement

with Round 4.

She stated, the next meeting is set for Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

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

STAFF:

The next regular monthly meeting date is set for Tuesday, December 15, 2015 @

1:00 P.M.

ITEM# 13: ADJOURNMENT:

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

The motion carried with all members present voting AYE.