Board Meeting Minutes

Current Board Minutes

Meeting during TML Annual Conference
October 5, 2016


The TMUA Board of Directors Meeting was held at the Moonshine Grill on October 5, 2016.

The following members and guests were present:
Michael Thane President, Round Rock
Kevin Scalley, President-Elect, Brownwood
Glenn Dishong, Vice President, Georgetown
Jim Siddall, Secretary-Treasurer, Grand Prairie
Scott Williams, Past President, Pantego
Dan Reese, Region 1 Director, Canyon
Jeff Price, Region 3 Director, Mansfield
Steven Kana, Region 5 Director, Killeen
Lynn Short, Region 7 Director, Victoria
Todd Reck, TML Board Representative, Irving
Lauren Grossman, TML Affiliates Services Coordinator

Opening Comments by President Thane
President Michael Thane welcomed the Board members and called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Approval of Minutes
The minutes for the August 18, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were reviewed by the Board for approval.  A Motion was made by Lynn Short to approve the meeting minutes and was seconded by Kevin Scalley.  The Board approved the motion.

Affiliates Day Review
Lauren Grossman reported to the Board that TMUA has been assigned Room 10B in the conference center.  The room is set up for 100 people, theatre style and the audio visual equipment is in place.  A portable microphone will be available for audience participation.

President Thane will open the meeting and introduce the facilitators of the Open Forum, Lynn Short, Glenn Dishong,and Dan Reese to begin the program.  The Open Forum is scheduled between 9:00 am to 10:15 am.  At 10:30 am to 11:45 am TCEQ will present a program on new regulations.  The programs will resume at 2:00 pm after a lunch break.  At 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Jim McCain will present a program on Leak Detection and Water Loss.  The final program will be Ed Archuleta on How to Successfully Balance Revenue Requirements and Water Conservation.

Discussion on Membership Recruitment
Lauren Grossman reported that an email blast was sent on September 14th to all City Managers and Utility Directors listed in the TML system.  Eight new members have joined bringing the membership to 131 members.  The board discussed methods to increase membership and decided to offer a $25.00 discount off the Spring Conference registration if a new member joined before the end of October.  A motion was made by Glenn Dishong and seconded by Lynn Short to offer the discount to new members.  The Board approved the motion.

Discussion on Vacant Board Seats
Jim Siddall reported that Joel Otts resigned his Board membership due to work commitments.  This will open vacancies in Regions 2, 4, 6 and 8.  After discussions the Board recommended that Jim Siddall fill in as Region 4 Director and Kevin Scalley will fill in for Region 2 until replacements can be found.  Michael Thane will solicit a prospective member in Region 8 and Todd Reck will solicit a member in Region 6 to fill the other two positions.

Spring Conference Planning
The Board discussed various program topics for the Spring Conference scheduled for Georgetown in June 2017.  A tentative program was approved with Board members assisting Glenn Dishong in developing the topics and speakers.

Case Study:  Staff Development and Job Progression. Assigned to Glenn Dishong

Future Water Resources and Costs.  Assigned to Michael Thane

Unmetered water/water loss and how to calculate. Assigned to Glenn Dishong

Legislative Update with Heather Cooke.  Assigned toLynn Short

Regulatory Trends and Issues.  Assigned to Todd Reck

How to prepare for an inspection  Assigned to Jim Siddall with help from Steve Pettit and Todd Reck

Leadership keynote from SGR.  Lauren Grossman will follow up.

President Thane will schedule a conference call in the future to finalize the program and speakers.

It was determined there was no additional business and the President adjourned the meeting at 9:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Jim Siddall