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THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP

Board of Directors Meeting

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

June 2, 2021

MINUTES

THE STATE OF TEXAS   §

COUNTIES OF HARRIS & MONTGOMERY   §

             The Board of Directors of The Woodlands Township met in regular session, open to the public, on June 2, 2021, posted to begin at 10:00 a.m. The meeting was held via video conference within the boundaries of The Woodlands Township, The Woodlands, Texas.

             
STANDARD ITEMS
             
   1. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance;

No invocation was given. Chairman Gordy Bunch led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag and the Texas State flag.
             
   2. Call meeting to order;

Chairman Gordy Bunch called the meeting to order at 10:04 a.m. and declared that notice of this meeting was posted 72 hours in advance within the boundaries of The Woodlands Township at the office building located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands, Texas, and posted online at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov, and is being held via video conference in accordance with the declaration made by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, which temporarily suspends certain requirements within the Texas Open Meetings Act to help reduce the potential transmission of the COVID-19 public health pandemic emergency. The roll was then called of the duly elected members with two members being absent.
Present: Chairman Gordy Bunch; Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs; Treasurer John Anthony Brown; Director Bob Milner; Director Jason J. Nelson
Absent: Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser; Director Ann Snyder
Staff Present: Jeff Jones, John Powers, Karen Dempsey, Robin Cross, Nick Wolda, Todd Stephens, Palmer Buck
             
   3. Receive, consider and act upon adoption of the meeting agenda;
             
  Motion by: Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs moved to adopt the agenda.
  Second by: Director Bob Milner 





Passed: Chairman Gordy Bunch YES
Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser ABSENT
Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs YES
Treasurer John Anthony Brown YES
Director Bob Milner YES
Director Jason J. Nelson YES
Director Ann Snyder ABSENT
 
             
   4. Public comment;* 

There were no individuals who provided public comment.
             
CONSENT AGENDA
             
   5. Receive, consider and act upon the Consent Agenda;
(This agenda consists of non-controversial or "housekeeping" items required by law. One motion with modifications, if applicable, approves for action, all items contained within the Consent Agenda. Items may be moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda by any Board Member making such request prior to a motion and vote.)


Note: There were no items on the Consent Agenda.
             
REGULAR AGENDA
             
   6. Receive, consider and act upon a resolution regarding the proposed 2021 Montgomery County Thoroughfare Plan and the potential impact that it may have on roadways in and adjacent to The Woodlands;

Chairman Gordy Bunch shared that all Township Directors were provided a draft resolution regarding the 2021 Montgomery County Thoroughfare Plan.  Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs asked for a staff presentation regarding details of the proposed thoroughfare plan.  Todd Stephens, Intergovernmental Relations Manager, shared information regarding Montgomery County's Virtual Public Meeting platform as it relates to the 2021 Montgomery County Thoroughfare Plan.  He then shared information regarding the public comment period, which is open through June 11, 2021 at Noon.  Mr. Stephens shared an overview of various maps pertaining to the proposed plan changes.  

Board discussion followed. During Board discussion, Chairman Bunch included City of Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler via phone to comment regarding projects in the proposed thoroughfare plan that are adjacent to both the City and the Township.
             
  Motion by: Director Bob Milner moved to approve the modified resolution, as discussed.
  Second by: Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs 


Passed: Chairman Gordy Bunch YES
Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser ABSENT
Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs YES
Treasurer John Anthony Brown YES
Director Bob Milner YES
Director Jason J. Nelson YES
Director Ann Snyder ABSENT
 
             
DISCUSS FUTURE AGENDA /ANNOUNCEMENTS
             
   7. Consideration of items to be placed on the agenda for next month's meeting;

Director Bob Milner requested that discussion of traffic flow/traffic management in the Creekside Green/Kuykendahl Road area be added to a June meeting agenda.
             
   8. Board announcements; and

Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs announced that the South County 4th of July parade will be held on Saturday, July 3rd.

Chairman Gordy Bunch announced that he recently attended the dedication of the new Montgomery County Veteran's Memorial in Conroe and suggested that everyone visit the memorial.

Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs announced that she and Director Jason J. Nelson attended the Memorial Day salute at Town Green Park and praised the Township for a great production. She then shared that there will be a non-Township event to raise funds for veterans and support the veteran's monument displayed at Town Green Park.
             
   9. Adjournment.
             
  Motion by: Treasurer John Anthony Brown moved to adjourn the Board meeting at 11:07 a.m.
  Second by: Director Jason J. Nelson 

Passed: Chairman Gordy Bunch YES
Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser ABSENT
Secretary Shelley Sekula-Gibbs YES
Treasurer John Anthony Brown YES
Director Bob Milner YES
Director Jason J. Nelson YES
Director Ann Snyder ABSENT
 
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Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
Secretary, Board of Directors

    

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