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Meeting Date: 01/27/2016  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon revisions to the Board Policy regarding Board meeting time and invocation;
FISCAL IMPACT:
BACKGROUND:
The Board has a policy regarding meeting time and format, public comment process, seating of the Board, officer elections and committee appointments. In late 2015, the Board made several changes to its operations that impact this policy. The purpose of this agenda item is to amend the Board Policy to reflect the new procedures in place for the Board's meeting time and format based on actions taken in November and December 2015.

In November 2015, the Board adopted its meeting schedule for 2016. The new schedule includes a regular monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month, a tentatively scheduled meeting on the third Thursday of the month, and planning sessions in February, May and September. The proposed amendment (attached) changes the wording of the policy to reflect this change.

In December 2015, the Board elected to add an invocation at the start of future Board meetings. The proposed amendment (attached) includes a new section called "Invocation" to ensure that the Township complies with with general principals of law and all the rights and obligations afforded under the United States and Texas Constitution and statutes. 

In December 2015, the Board amended its Guidelines for Public Comment, and these changes are included in the attached draft for ratification. Please note that the January 27 agenda also includes a separate agenda item, as requested by Director Bass, to discuss potential additional changes to the Guidelines for Public Comment.

An additional amendment, which is proposed by staff, removes obsolete language that relates to the Township's transition from May Elections to November Elections.
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt the changes as presented to align Township policy with current Township practice.
Attachments
Draft Amendments to Board Policy


    

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