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September 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
                                                         INTRODUCTORY MATTERS

The Board may discuss, consider, and take appropriate action, including expenditure of funds as necessary or appropriate, on any item listed on this agenda:
 
1. Welcome guests and members of the public.
2. Roll call, establish a quorum, call Public Hearing and Board Meeting to order; declare the hearing and board meeting open to the public.
3. Moment of silence.
4. Public comment.
PUBLIC HEARING
1. Receive any public comments, requests to contest, and the General Manager’s report and recommendations regarding the following applications for permits, permit amendments, and/or requests for exceptions to the District’s water well spacing or minimum tract size requirements: 
1.A. Applicant/Owner: Town of Annetta - P.O. Box 1150, Aledo, TX 76008

Type of Application:  Operating Permit

Location of well or proposed well(s): Aledo ISD New Elementary, W FM 5, Annetta, TX 

Requested Permit Volume: 35,040,000 gallons/year

Description of Request: The Town of Annetta is seeking an Operating Permit to drill and operate a public water supply well to provide municipal public water supply to the new Aledo ISD elementary school located along FM 5 in the Town of Annetta. 
1.B. Applicant/Owner: Paloma Venado Ranch LLC - 3912 Broadway Ave., Haltom City, TX 76117

Type of Application:  Exception to Minimum Well Spacing Requirements

Location of well or proposed well(s): 1222 Friendship Road, Weatherford, TX 76085

Description of Request: Paloma Venado Ranch LLC is seeking an exception to the District’s water well spacing requirements under District Rule 4.7, in order to drill and operate two (2) new high capacity water wells for the purpose of agricultural irrigation. Both of the proposed well locations fail to meet the required spacing from the nearest property line (1,000 ft.), and both of the proposed well locations also fail to meet the minimum spacing from other registered wells (3,250 ft.).
1.C. Applicant/Owner: Richard and Mary Corley - P.O. Box 278, Saint Jo, TX 76265

Type of Application:  Exception to Minimum Well Spacing Requirements

Location of well or proposed well(s): Roberts Cut Off Road, Bowie, TX - Acres: 1.500, AB 982, FRANK MARLETT SURVEY, 1 WF LOT 

Description of Request: Richard and Mary Corley are seeking an exception to the District’s water well tract size and spacing requirements under District Rule 4.7, in order to drill and a domestic water well for a future home. The well is proposed to be located on a lot that is less than the required 2-acre minimum tract-size and fails to meet the required spacing from the nearest property line (50 ft.).
2. Discuss, consider, and possible action by the Board to approve or deny, in whole or in part, the applications for permits, permit amendments, and/or requests for exceptions to the District’s water well spacing or minimum tract size requirements set forth above in this agenda.
3. Adjourn or continue hearing in whole or in part.
                                                         REGULAR BOARD MEETING
 
1. 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.
1.A. Approval of minutes from Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on August 17, 2020.
1.B. Approval of bank statement ending August 31, and current financial reports of the District.
1.C. Approval of Investment Report.
1.D. Payment of bills/invoices received through September 21, 2020.
1.E. Reimbursements for expenses incurred on behalf of the District through September 21, 2020.
2. Any items from consent agenda that were pulled for further discussion.
3. Discussion and presentation of the District's 2019 Annual Report; take action as necessary.
4. Discussion regarding the following requests for an extension to drill approved water wells, take action as necessary:
4.A. Non-Exempt Well(s):
4.A.1) Well ID 10150 and 10151 for Stonegate Partners - Deer Creek LP.
4.A.2) Well ID 11901 for Lackland Fairview LLC in Wise County.
4.A.3) Well ID 11570, 11992 and11993 for the Town of Annetta in Parker County.
4.B. Exempt Well(s):
4.B.1) Well ID 13193 for Antonio Porras in Wise County.
5. Discussion regarding two (2) applications for replacement wells submitted by Rolling Hills Water Service, in Hood County; take action as necessary.
6. Discussion regarding adoption of proposed 2021 water use fees, in accordance with statute and District Rules, for non-exempt water wells including the adoption of Resolution 20-004 Setting Water Use Fees for 2021; take action as necessary.
7. Management Report on Administrative and Operational Issues: The General Manager and staff will brief the Board on the following and any other items included in the General Manager’s written report, 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.
7.A. General Manager's report
7.B. Report on delinquent customers of the District and take any necessary action for collection of delinquent fees.
7.C. Report on Education and Outreach activities.
7.D. Report on injection well applications filed with the Railroad Commission
7.E. Well Registration and Groundwater Production reports
8. Review line item expenditures and adopt budget amendment(s) as necessary.
9. General Counsel’s Report: The District's legal counsel will brief the Board on pertinent legal issues and developments impacting the District since the last regular Board meeting, and legal counsel's activities on behalf of the District, including without limitation: waste injection; well monitoring activities; District rules enforcement activities; District Rules and District Management Plan development or implementation issues; groundwaterrelated legislative activities; joint planning and desired future conditions development activities; developments in groundwater case law and submission of legal briefs; contractual issues related to the District; open government, policy, personnel, and financial issues of the District; and other legal activities on behalf of the District, take action as necessary.
10. Determine time and place for next meeting.
11. New business to be placed on the next meeting agenda.
12. Adjourn board meeting.
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