TEXAS MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ASSOCIATION
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP BUSINESS MEETING
Austin Marriott North
Round Rock, Texas
February 2, 2007
The General Membership Business Meeting was held at the Austin Marriott North on Friday, February 2, 2007. President Will Wilde called the meeting to order at 9:07 a.m. and welcomed everyone present. 34 members were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the October 26, 2006, 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. Jim also advised the membership of the proposed 2007 dues increase.
TML BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT
Dale Fisseler gave a brief report on the TML Board of Directors resolutions. He advised there are at this time five bills of interest to TMUA.
President Wilde advised the membership that we now have 214 paid members.
President Wilde presented the Outstanding Municipal Utility Award to the City of Conroe. Christian Jones accepted the award on behalf of the City of Conroe.
Bud Ervin announced the winners of the 2007 TMUA scholarships. Three scholarships were awarded to dependents of members. The awardees were: Mark Daugette, Trent Marish, and James Smith.
2007 Annual Conference Fiona Allen advised the membership of the plans for the October 2007 meeting to be held in conjunction with the TML conference. She requested input from membership for additional topics for the conference.
NOMINATION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Bond presented the nominations for the 2007-08 regional directors and board officers
Region 1 To be announced
Region 3 Bud Irvin, Mansfield
Region 5 Tom Clark, Brushy Creek
Region 7 Val Ruiz, San Antonio
Director-at-large, Rooster Smith, Hempstead
President – Keith Bonds – Longview
President Elect- Fiona Allen, Arlington
Vice President – Ed Hansen, Spearman
Secretary/Treasurer – Jim Siddall, Grand Prairie
Will Wilde TML Board of Directors
President Wilde advised the membership that Tom Clark, Region 5 Director, will not be able to fulfill his entire term due to prior commitments. Tom advised that he would serve until a replacement was found. Fiona Allen made a motion to approve the slate of officers as presented. Julie Smith seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved by the membership.
RECOGNITION OF TMUA SPONSORS
President Wilde thanked the TMUA sponsors for the help in raising funds for the organization.
It was determined there was no additional business. The President thanked everyone for their attendance and adjourned the meeting at 9:25 am.
Jim Siddall Secretary/Treasurer