TEXAS MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ASSOCIATION
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BUSINESS MEETING
Walch Haus Conference Center Inn on Barons Creek
February 1, 2008
The General Membership Business Meeting was held at the Walch Haus Conference Center, Fredericksburg, Texas on Friday, February 1, 2008. President Keith Bonds, called the meeting to order at 8:07 am and welcomed everyone present. 63 members were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the February 2, 2007 meeting held at the Austin Convention Center were presented by Jim Siddall. David Harris made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Ed Hansen seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Jim Siddall, Secretary-Treasurer gave a brief summary of the year-to-date finances.
RECOGNITION OF TMUA SPONSORS
President Bonds recognized the 2008 TMUA sponsors. He then called on each of the sponsors to introduce themselves and give a brief explanation of their company.
Jon Lindner spoke for Jacobs Carter Burgess
Mike McGuire spoke for Malcom Pernie
Sam Godfrey spoke for SAMCO Leak Detection
Charles Anderson spoke for CDM
James Oakly spoke for GovDeals
Jim McCain spoke for McCain Waterworks
Jeff Gregory spoke for Neptune
Chris Eckert spoke for R W Beck
Jeff Padavick spoke for Techline
David Wofford spoke for TESS
President Bonds again thanked each for their support. He then recognized each of the past TMUA presidents in attendance.
President Bonds advised the membership that we now have 187 paid members
President Bonds presented the Outstanding Municipal Utility Award to Julie Hunt Water Utility Director of the City of Arlington. He then presented the 2008 Distinguished Service Award to Greg Dickens Public Works Director of the City of Keller.
Bud Ervin announced the winners of the 2008 scholarship awards. Two scholarships of $750 were awarded to the dependents of members. The awardees were: Matt Hunt, son of Julie Hunt and Andrew Smith son of James “Rooster” Smith
NOMINATION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Bond presented the nominations for the 2008/09 regional directors and board officers
President – Fiona Allen, Arlington
President Elect – Ed Hansen, Spearman
Vice President – David Harris, Brownwood
Secretary/Treasurer – Jim Siddall, Grand Prairie
TML Board of Directors Representative – Will Wilde
Past President – Keith Bonds – Longview
Region 1 Jose Enriques, Amarillo
Region 2 Rod Taylor, Abilene
Region 4 David Bailey, Waxahachie
Region 6 Bill King, Texarkana
Region 8 Jason Pierce, Huntsville
Member at Large – James John “Rooster” Smith
John Kabala made a motion to approve the slate of officers as presented. Bud Ervin seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved by the membership.
President Bonds then turned the gavel over to the new 2008/09 President Fiona Allen. President Allen then thanked Past-President Bonds for his service and presented him with a wall plaque in recognition of his service.
It was determined there was no additional business. President Allen then thanked everyone for their attendance and adjourned the meeting at 8:50 am.
Jim Siddall, Secretary/Treasurer