PARKWAY UTILITY DISTRICT MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 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, November 8, 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 Woods. Also attending were: Gary Syzek of Systems Project Management; Sergeant Terry Ganey of the Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct No. 3 (the “Constable”); Jamal Singleton of Direct Waste Solutions, Inc. (“Direct Waste”); 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.
The President then opened the meeting to public comment.
District resident, Donna Beveridge, congratulated the Board on the success of the November 6, 2018 Park Bond Election.
As no further public comments were offered, the President instructed the Board to proceed with the agenda.
The President then directed the Board to consider the approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 11, 2018. Upon a motion by Director Rettig, seconded by Director Balderas, after full discussion and with all Directors present voting aye, the Board approved the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 11, 2018, as presented.
DIRECT WASTE REPORT
Mr. Singleton presented the Direct Waste Report, a copy of which is attached hereto.
Director McNeil stated that although the District’s customers are paying for recycling services (“Recycling”), such customers do not appear to be using such services. Director McNeil then asked Mr. Singleton for his opinion on options for increasing Recycling. Director Balderas then stated that customers have reported that Direct Waste has not picked up Recycling on certain collection dates and that Direct Waste needs to more effectively collecting recycling within the District. Director Balderas went on to recommend that the District conduct a customer survey regarding interest and participation in Recycling. A discussion ensued regarding options for increasing participation in Recycling. Mr. Singleton stated that he provided the Board with the amount of customers that participate in Recycling for this month at the District’s December 13, 2018 Board meeting. A further discussion then ensued regarding circulating a survey and informational flier regarding Recycling. Mr. Syzek stated that he will coordinate the mail-out to District customers with Director Balderas and Municipal District Services.
PATROL SERVICE REPORT
Sergeant Ganey presented and reviewed the Patrol Service Report for October 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto. Sergeant Ganey first discussed an increase in motor vehicle burglaries and ways to identify those that might be committing such burglaries. Sergeant Ganey stated that there is also an increase in the theft of all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles from customers’ garages. Sergeant Ganey next updated the Board on removal of abandoned vehicles within the District.
PARK AND RECREATION UPDATE
Mr. Murr next updated the Board on the District’s Master Park Plan (the “Park Plan”). A discussion ensued regarding such plan. Messrs. Murr and Barner reminded the Board that the Park Plan is conceptual and may be updated at any time. In response to a question from the Board, Mr. Murr stated that he will coordinate with Mr. Syzek to schedule visits to parks within other Districts so that the Board may continue to research concepts for parks within the District.
COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH REPORT
Mr. Barner reported to the Board that a new crime watch group was being formed in the Greenwood Utility District (“Greenwood”). Mr. Barner stated that Greenwood’s Board, in response to requests from its residents, directed RBAP to coordinate with various homeowner’s associations, the Sheldon Independent School District and the Constables in order to arrange for meetings to form such group. Mr. Barner went on to state that such group had held its first meeting and established the Greenwood Community Safety Group (“GCSG”). Mr. Barner suggested that after the GCSG had an opportunity to organize further that Parkway Community Crime Watch members coordinate with GCSG to meet and discuss community safety concerns within the larger Sheldon area. Mr. Barner informed the Board that he will provide updates on GCSG’s progress as he receives them.
SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPORT
Mr. Syzek presented the Systems Project Management Report, a copy of which is attached hereto. Mr. Syzek first discussed the Parkway Forest Baptist Church’s Fall Festival. Mr. Syzek next reported customer’s requests that the District install signage on the District’s walking trails regarding dog waste disposal. Mr. Syzek went on to update the Board regarding the Van Hut Lift Station Manhole Replacement Project. Mr. Syzek last reported that Harris County Precinct One has awarded a storm water drainage improvement project to Van De Wiele & Vogler, Inc. Such project is for the improvement of drainage of certain areas within the District.
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD, the meeting was adjourned.
PASSED AND APPROVED this the 13th day of December, 2018.
Secretary, Board of Directors