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October 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM - BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Minutes
I. ROLL CALL AND DETERMINATION OF QUORUM  
II. INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
III.1. Minutes of August 26, 2020 (pg. 1)
IV. NEW BUSINESS
IV.1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Presenter:  Hon. David Saucedo
IV.1.a. ACTION ITEM:
IV.1.a.1. Discussion and/or action to approve Garza/Gonzales & Associates auditing firm the second year of a possible five year contract for auditing services.  Estimated cost of audit is $36,000.
IV.1.a.2. Discussion and/or action to approve decreasing the TCDRS 2021 Plan from a 250% match to 200% match.  Contribution retirement rate of 19.55% and Group Term Life rate of 0.22%. (pg. 7)
IV.1.a.3. Discussion and/or action to approve decreasing the Nationwide Retirement Services matching rate to 2% for staff and 4% for Executive Director.
IV.1.a.4. Discussion and/or action to approve awarding IT Network Upgrade contract to Flexile Systems for $76,898.47.
IV.2. AUDIT COMMITTEE
Presenter:  Mr. Joe Cardenas
IV.2.a. Discussion and/or action to approve audit prepared by Garza/Gonzales & Associates for the period of September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. (pg.11)
IV.3. BUDGET COMMITTEE
Presenter:  President Hector Gonzales
IV.3.a. Discussion and/or action to approve Budget for Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021. (pg.134)
IV.4. ADVISORY COMMITTEES
IV.4.a. Area Advisory Committee on Aging
Presenter:  Hon. Bella Rubio
IV.4.a.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.4.a.1.a. Ratification to approve the HHSC Contract No. HHS00874100017 between Health and Human Services Commission and Middle Rio Grande Development Council beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2022. Total funding amount not to exceed $5,161,392.00.
IV.4.a.1.b. Discussion and/or action to approve the Proclamation for National Family Caregivers Month, November 2020.
IV.4.a.2. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.4.a.2.a. Area Agency on Aging Program Report (pg. 142)
IV.4.b. 2-1-1 Area Information Center
Presenter:  Mr. Henry Garcia
IV.4.b.1. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.4.b.1.a. 2-1-1 Program Report (pg.143)
IV.4.c. 9-1-1 Advisory Committee
Presenter:  Mr. Henry Garcia
IV.4.c.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.4.c.1.a. Discussion and/or action to authorize the $46,392.27 for the 9-1-1 program ESInet Connectivity from Century Link. (Pricing is based on The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Cooperative Purchasing Program, HGACBuy contract number #EC07-20)
IV.4.c.1.b. Discussion and/or action to authorize for procurement of desk for PSAP dispatcher (Maverick, Dimmit, and Real County), not to exceed $20,000.00.
IV.4.c.2. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.4.c.2.a. 9-1-1 Program Report (pg.151)
IV.4.d. Homeland Security Committee
Presenter:  Hon. William R. Mitchell
IV.4.d.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.4.d.1.a. Ratification to approve the Interlocal Agreement between Middle Rio Grande Development Council and the Public Safety office within the Office of the Governor for homeland Security services in the amount of $17,500.
IV.4.d.2. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.4.d.2.a. Homeland Security Program Report (pg.153)
IV.4.e. Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
Presenter:  Hon. Francisco G. Ponce
IV.4.e.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.4.e.1.a. Ratification to approve the Interlocal Agreement between Middle Rio Grande Development Council and the Public Safety office within the Office of the Governor for Criminal Justice services in the amount of $39,182.65.
IV.4.e.1.b. Ratification to accept the second half of the Law Enforcement Training Academy funding in the amount of $52,017.50.
IV.4.e.2. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.4.e.2.a. Criminal Justice Program Report (pg.154)
IV.4.f. Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Presenter:  Mr. Henry Garcia
IV.4.f.1. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.4.f.1.a. Solid Waste Program Report (pg.155)
IV.5. STANDING COMMITTEES
IV.5.a. Community & Economic Development Committee
Presenter:  Hon. Bruno Lozano
IV.5.a.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.5.a.1.a. Ratification to approve the EDA CARES funding in the amount of $397,181.00
IV.5.a.1.b. Ratification to submit an application for the Economic Development District Partnership Planning Grant in the amount of $210,000 with a $52,500 general fund match for a total of $262,500. Contract beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023.
IV.5.a.2. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.5.a.2.a. Planning and Operations Activity Report (pg.156)
IV.5.b. Finance Committee
Presenter:  Mr. Joe Cardenas
IV.5.b.1. ACTION ITEMS:
IV.5.b.1.a. Ratification of expenditures/obligations of goods and services over $25,000.00.  (pg.158)
IV.5.b.2. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.5.b.2.a. Finance Report update of "Statement of Expenditures"
IV.5.c. Workforce Committee
Presenter:  Ms. Otila Gonzalez
IV.5.c.1. ACTION ITEMS:

IV.5.c.1.a. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Texas Veterans Commission-Resource Administration Grant; Total grant award of $13,000; Contract # 2721TVC001; Contract period October 01, 2020 to September 30, 2021. (pg.166)

IV.5.c.1.b. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Wagner-Peyser Employment Services; Total grant award of $25,897.00; Contract # 2721wpa0001; Contract period October 01, 2020 to December 31, 2021. (pg.167)
 
IV.5.c.1.c. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Workforce Commission Initiatives; Total grant award of $37,783.00; Contract #2721WCI001; Contract period October 01, 2020 to December 31, 2021. (pg.168)
 
IV.5.c.1.d. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Reemployment Services and eligibility assessment; Total grant award of $134,979.00; Contract # 2721REA001. Contract period October 01, 2020-December 31, 2021 (pg.169)
 
IV.5.c.1.e. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Trade Act Services for dislocated Workers; Total grant award of $10,000. Contract # 2721TRA001. Contract period October 01, 2020-December 31, 2021. (pg. 170)
 
IV.5.c.1.f. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Additional program Funding; Total grant award of $14,547.00. Contract period October 01,2020-September 30, 2021. Contract # 2721WOO001. (pg.171)
 
IV.5.c.1.g. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Child Care attendance Automation; Total grant award of $42,027.00, Contract period October 01, 2020-November 30, 2021. Contract # 2721CAA001 (pg.172)
 
IV.5.c.1.h. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept CCDF Quality Improvement Activity; Total grant award of $323,589.00. Contract period October 1, 2020-October 31, 2021. Contract # 2721CCQ001. (pg.173)
 
IV.5.c.1.i. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and training; Total grant award of $282,428.00. Contract period October 01, 2020 September 30, 2021. Contract # 2721SNE001. (pg. 174)
 
IV.5.c.1.j. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Childcare services formula allocation .Total grant award $6,410,570.00. Contract period October 1, 2020-December 31, 2021. Contract # 2721CCF001.
 
IV.5.c.1.k. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Childcare and development Fund Child Care Local match. Total grant award $696,466.00. Contract period October 1, 2020-December 31, 2021. Contract # 2721CCM001. (pg.175)
 
IV.5.c.1.l. Discussion and/or action to authorize to accept Temporary Assistance for needy families/Choices. Total grant award $855,505.00. Contract period October 1, 2020-December 31, 2021. Contract # 2721TAF0001. (pg. 176)
 
IV.5.c.2. INFORMATION ITEMS:
IV.5.c.2.a. Director of Workforce Solutions Report (pg.177)
IV.5.d. Education Committee
Presenter:  Superintendent Dr. Guillermo Mancha
IV.5.d.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.5.d.1.a. Discussion and/or action to approve Middle Rio Grande Development Council Resolution No. 2020-1028-1 providing regional endorsement to Sul Ross University Rio Grande College for a funding application to the National Science Foundation for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) for Hispanic Serving Institutes (HSI) Program. (pg.183) 
 
IV.5.d.1.b. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.5.d.1.b.a. Education Committee Report
IV.5.e. Transportation Committee:
Presenter:  Hon. Bruno Lozano
IV.5.e.1. ACTION ITEM:
IV.5.e.1.a. Discussion and/or action to approve the Middle Rio Grande Development Council Resolution No. 2020-1028-2 in support of the Joint Resolution from the City of Del Rio, City of Brackettville and City of Uvalde for the Expansion of US Highway 90 into a Four Way Divided Highway and submission to the Texas Department of Transportation.

 
IV.5.e.1.b. INFORMATION ITEM:
IV.5.e.1.b.a. Transportation Committee Report
IV.5.e.1.b.b. Discuss the final Feasibility Study for the HB1079 Ports-to-Plain Project
IV.6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES
IV.6.a. Workforce Board Executive Director's Report
IV.6.a.1. INFORMATION ITEM
IV.6.b. Executive Director’s Report
IV.6.b.1. INFORMATION ITEM
V. OTHER BUSINESS
VI. ADJOURNMENT
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