PARKWAY UTILITY DISTRICT MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 10, 2019
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, January 10, 2019, 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. Also attending were: Gary Syzek of Systems Project Management; Sergeant Terry Ganey of the Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct No. 3 (the “Constable”); Diane F. Brewer 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.
Discussion ensued regarding trash collection, signs attached to power poles in the District and that such signs are illegal and can be removed.
The President then directed the Board to consider the approval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on December 13, 2018. Upon a motion by Director Rettig, seconded by Director Woods, after full discussion and with all Directors present voting aye, the Board approved the minutes of the regular meeting held on December 13, 2018, as presented.
PARK AND RECREATION UPDATE
Mr. Syzek stated that he will contact Michael Murr to schedule site visits and field trips to parks in the area in February 2019.
DIRECT WASTE REPORT
It was reported that Mr. Singleton would not attend tonight’s meeting due to a scheduling conflict.
Sergeant Ganey entered the meeting at this time.
PATROL SERVICE REPORT
Sergeant Ganey then presented and reviewed the Patrol Service Report for December 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto. Sergeant Ganey reported that motor vehicle burglaries had increased in December 2018 and he is monitoring motor vehicle burglaries on a weekly basis to determine the hours of the day such burglaries occur.
Sergeant Ganey next reported that four (4) vehicles, including one (1) truck and three (3) all terrain vehicles were stolen in December 2018.
Sergeant Ganey then reported that he recently met with his chief regarding an informational flier and videos that will be published on the Harris County Precinct 3 website. Sergeant Ganey stated that the video will be available for publication on the District’s website.
Discussion ensued regarding illegal dumping of solid waste within certain areas of the District. Mr. Syzek discussed a vacant house at 12842 Abalone Way and Sergeant Ganey stated that he will investigate such property.
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
The Board next discussed approving the Interlocal Agreement for Law Enforcement Services between the County and the District (the “Agreement”), for patrol services for 2018. Ms. Brewer presented the Agreement for approval and execution, which is for a term of one (1) year, effective beginning March 1, 2019, and ending on February 29, 2020, a copy of which is attached hereto.
Upon motion by Director Balderas, seconded by Director Woods, after full discussion and with all Directors present voting aye, the Board approved the Agreement effective March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020.
Deputy Ganey exited the meeting at this time.
SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPORT
Mr. Syzek presented the Systems Project Management Report, a copy of which is attached hereto.
Mr. Syzek discussed residential nuisance abatement in the District.
Mr. Syzek reported that will be conducting an inspection of Forest Park Apartments on January 15, 2019.
Mr. Syzek next discussed the Van Hut Lift Station site restoration and stated that the site will require restoration to complete such project.
Mr. Syzek stated that the Board requested that he obtain a quote to install a new sprinkler controller. Mr. Syzek presented a proposal from Storm Water Solutions (“SWS”) for the Stonefield Detention Irrigation Controller and System Test, a copy of which is attached hereto, in the amount of$1,275.
In response to a request from a member of the public, Mr. Syzek explained the photographs in his report of the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Discussion ensued regarding debris in storm drains at the intersection of Hunter’s Field and Van Hut.
Mr. Syzek then discussed the Harris County Flood Control Town Hall Meeting that will be held at the District Administration Building (the “Building”) on January 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Upon a motion by Director Rettig, seconded by Director Balderas, after full discussion and with all Directors present voting aye, the Board approved the SWS proposal for the Stonefield Detention Irrigation Controller and System Test, subject to receipt of a Form 1295 Certificate oflnterested Parties from SWS.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Mr. Syzek reported that the Harris County Fire Marshall inspected the Building in advance of the January 23, 2019 workshop to determine the number of people that the Building can safely occupy at such meeting. Mr. Syzek also reported that the Fire Marshall noted that emergency lights and new fire extinguishers are needed at the Building.
Director Balderas reported that she has recently received instructions about receiving website notifications on cell phones.
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD, the meeting was adjourned at 6:52 p.m.
PASSED AND APPROVED this the 14th day of February, 2019.