Meeting Minutes 2018-08-09


AUGUST 9, 2018

The Board of Directors (the “Board” or “Directors”) of Parkway Utility District (the “District”) met in regular session, at 6:00 p.m., at 12843 Tidwell Road, Houston, Texas, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, pursuant to notice of said meeting posted in accordance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code; whereupon the roll was called of the members of the Board, to-wit:

Brenda McNeil – President
Alphonso P. Rettig, Jr. – Vice President
Jennifer Balderas – Secretary
Ron Everhart – Assistant Secretary
Gloria M. Woods – Director

All members of the Board were present, except for Director Everhart.  Also attending were:  Gary Syzek of Systems Project Management; Sergeant Terry Ganey of the Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct No. 3 (the “Constable”); Michael Murr of Murr Incorporated; Elliot M. Barner of Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC (“Attorney” or “RBAP”); and all persons on the attached Attendance Roster.

The President, after finding that the notice of the meeting was posted as required by law and determining that a quorum of the Board of Directors was present, called the meeting to order and declared it open for such business as may come before it.

Public Comment

Mr. Barner first introduced himself and explained the reason for adding the regular District meeting on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month.  Mr. Barner then reminded the Board and those members of the public in attendance about the District’s policy on public comments.

The President then opened the meeting to public comment.  As no public comments were offered, the President instructed the Board to proceed with the agenda.


Mr. Barner then introduced Michael Murr and discussed the upcoming November 6, 2018 Park Bond Election (the “Park Bond Election”).

Mr. Murr presented the draft Park Plan (“Park Plan”) and summarized the Park Plan, which is required to be made available prior to the Park Bond Election.  Mr. Murr identified existing conditions in the District and discussed plans for increased connectivity with trails and spaces for gathering.

Mrs. Benoit, a resident of the Parkway Forest subdivision (“Parkway Forest”) inquired regarding the location of recreational facilities (“Facilities”) and whether or not Parkway Forest was in the Park Plan.  Messrs. Murr and Barner indicated that Parkway Forest was the first (1st) subdivision in the District and that no property had been dedicated to the District in Parkway Forest for Facilities.  Certain properties in other subdivisions of the District have been previously dedicated to the District by developers for Facilities.  Messrs. Murr and Barner indicated that property acquisition will be considered in order to include Facilities in Parkway Forest.

Mr. Murr went on to describe the types of amenities included in the Park Plan, including gym equipment and Frisbee golf.

In response to a question from Mrs. Benoit, Mr. Barner stated that Park Bond Election polling locations are dependent upon May and November uniform election dates and Harris County’s (“County”) willingness to administer elections for water districts.  Mr. Barner further stated that the County has not released polling location for the November Election yet.

Patrol Service Report

Sergeant Ganey presented and reviewed the Patrol Service Report for July 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto.  Sergeant Ganey reported regarding a recent dirt bike pursuit in the District.

Systems Project Management Report

Mr. Syzek presented the Systems Project Management Report, a copy of which is attached hereto.

Mr. Syzek first discussed Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the District and the August 25, 2018 Harris County Flood Bond Election.

Mr. Syzek presented Storm Water Solutions’ proposal to install boulders and bollards to prevent unauthorized access of all-terrain vehicles in the Sunrise Pines Pond.

Mr. Syzek provided an update regarding sign abatement at the intersection of C. E. King Boulevard and Tidwell Road.  Mr. Syzek also discussed abandoned homes nuisance abatement.

Mr. Syzek next discussed the impact of flushable wipes in the sewer system.

Mr. Syzek then discussed the wash-out at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) site and management of the identified poorly drained areas at WWTP expansion project site.


it was reported that the East Reach of the GBC will meet on August 15, 2018.


Mr. Barner reported regarding updating the District’s website by Off Cinco to address ADA compliance requirements.  It was the consensus of the Board that Off Cinco discuss further at the next Board meeting.


PASSED AND APPROVED this the 18th day of September, 2018.





Secretary, Board of Directors

August 9, 2018 Minutes Signature

August 9, 2018 Minutes Signature