Meeting Minutes 2018-09-04



The Board of Directors (the “Board” or “Directors”) of Parkway Utility District (the “District”) met in an emergency session, at 6:30 p.m., at 12843 Tidwell Road, Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, September 4, 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 Rettig.  Also attending were:  Bradley Jenkins of Jones|Carter (“Engineer” or “Jones|Carter”); Charlie Chapline of Municipal District Services (“Operator” or “MDS”); Gary Syzek of Systems Project Management; and Elliot M. Barner of Radcliffe Bobbitt Adams Polley PLLC (“Attorney” or “RBAP”).

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 at 6:50 p.m. and declared it open for such business as may come before it.

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

Mr. Jenkins explained to the Board that the manhole located adjacent to Lift Station No. 4 (the “Manhole”) had experienced a failure.  Mr. Jenkins next presented photographs of such failure.  Mr. Jenkins further reported that Jones|Carter and the Operator have investigated options for both repair to and replacement of the Manhole.  Mr. Jenkins next presented proposals from Tackle Construction Co., Inc. (“Tackle”) and Reddico Construction (“Reddico”).

Mr. Jenkins then reviewed Tackle’s and Reddico’s proposals for replacement of the Manhole; such proposals were in the amount of $215,000.00 and $96,084.40, respectively.  Mr. Jenkins next explained that he had discussed the feasibility of repairing the Manhole with both Tackle and Reddico and only Tackle provided a proposal for repairing the Manhole.  In response to a question, Mr. Jenkins informed the Board that Tackle would be able to determine if the Manhole was repairable only after Tackle excavated and cleaned-out the Manhole.  Mr. Jenkins went on to report that should Tackle determine that the Manhole needed to be replaced, the Board could decide to engage either Tackle or Reddico at that time.  An extensive discussion ensued.

Upon a motion by Director Everhart, seconded by Director Woods, after full discussion and with all Directors present voting aye, the Board authorized Tackle’s proposal for repair of the Manhole and directed MDS to supervise such repair.


PASSED AND APPROVED this the 16th day of October, 2018.





Secretary, Board of Directors


September 4, 2018 Minutes Signature

September 4, 2018 Minutes Signature