DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION:
Pursuant to the suspension of certain open meetings laws by Governor Greg Abbott, this CRRMA Board meeting will be held by video and telephone conference in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Some staff and Board Members may be present in the CRRMA offices, while others may attend via video or telephone. In order to maintain safe social distancing, members of the public will not be permitted to attend in person. Instead, the public may view and listen to the meeting from the video conference link below or may listen to the meeting using the telephone conference call in number below. The meeting will be recorded, and the video will be available the following day at www.crrma.org.
*NOTE: please use either the video or telephone option, but not both simultaneously, in order to reduce the possibility of feedback or other audio issues during the meeting.
Call to Order and Public Comments.
Recognition of former board members: Joe D. Wardy, Les Parker, and Joe R. Fernandez.
Discussion and action on the Election of Officers: Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Alternate Secretary.
Adoption of Minutes for the CRRMA Board meeting of July 8, 2020.
Discussion and action on a Board Resolution adopting the CRRMA Budget for Fiscal Year 2021, as recommended by the CRRMA Finance Committee.
Presentation, discussion and action on a Board Resolution selecting a firm to provide professional auditing services pursuant to the CRRMA’s Request for Qualifications issued on June 5, 2020 and authorizing the Executive Director to negotiate and execute an engagement letter with such firm.
Discussion and action on Board Resolutions authorizing the Executive Director to execute engagement letters with Peña Briones McDaniel, providing:
(a) certified professional accounting work related to general CRRMA activities; and
(b) audit services related to the Vehicle Registration Fee program.
Discussion and action on Board Resolutions, as they relate to the I-10 Widening Project from the Regional Mobility Strategy 2020, authorizing the:
(a) execution of a Second Amendment to an Agreement with Respect to Transportation Reinvestment Zone Number Two, with the City of El Paso; and
(b) submission of a loan application to the State Infrastructure Bank.
Discussion and action on a Board Resolution authorizing the execution of the following instruments, as they relate to the Valley Chile Road Project from the Regional Mobility Strategy 2020:
(a) Interlocal Agreement with the Village of Vinton for a portion of the project funding;
(b) Interlocal Agreement – VRF Project Development Agreement with El Paso County for a portion of the project funding;
(c) Work Authorization No. 2 with Huitt-Zollars, Inc. for design services; and
(d) Work Authorization No. 40 with Atkins North America, Inc. for oversight services.
Discussion and action on a Board Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to execute an amendment to Work Authorization No. 1 with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for survey activities on the El Paso County Bus Shelter and Sidewalk Program.
Discussion and action on a Board Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to execute an extension of the agreement with Atkins North America, Inc., as the CRRMA’s general engineering consultant, through July 24, 2021.
Presentation and discussion on change orders recently approved by the Executive Director for the 2013 El Paso County Comprehensive Mobility Plan and the Winn Road Project.
Discussion and action on Board Resolutions for the following items, as they relate to the employment of the Executive Director, in order to:
(a) approve the Annual Performance Evaluation and authorize the CRRMA Chair to communicate the results of the Evaluation to the City of El Paso and take other actions as necessary; and
(b) approve of the terms for continued employment of the CRRMA’s Executive Director and authorize the CRRMA to continue to reimburse the City of El Paso for the employment of the Executive Director.
The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority Board may retire into Executive Session pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 - 551.088 to discuss any of the following: (The items listed below are matters of the sort routinely discussed in Executive Session, but the Board may move to Executive Session to discuss any of the items on this agenda, consistent with the terms of the Open Meetings Act, as amended.)
Section 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY Section 551.072 DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY Section 551.073 DELIBERATION REGARDING PROSPECTIVE GIFTS Section 551.074 PERSONNEL MATTERS Section 551.076 DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES
Notes: Sign Language interpreters will be provided for this meeting upon receipt of a prior request. Requests must be made to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours prior to the date and time of the meeting.
Copies of this Notice/Agenda may also be provided in Braille, large print, or audiotape upon request. Any such request must be made to the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date and time of the meeting.
Interested persons may speak on any of the agenda items provided they have signed up to do so prior to the consideration of that item by the CRRMA Board. The Chair may limit the amount of time permitted for each speaker.
Public comment that does not relate to a specific agenda item must be made during the Public Comment agenda item. The public comment period will not exceed thirty (30) minutes and is intended to receive comments from the public on items that relate to the jurisdiction of the CRRMA Board. Each speaker is permitted up to three (3) minutes, but must be signed up to speak prior to the Public Comment agenda item. For topics that are not posted to this agenda, Board members may only provide factual statements of policy, direct the item to staff or place the item on a future agenda. No action may be taken on items that are not posted on this agenda.