Water board holds training session
MILANO—A board training session, and re-election of officers, dominated the first meeting of 2011 for the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District (POSGCD) Tuesday.
Re-elected were board president Nathan Ausley, vice-president Dwayne Jekel and secretary treasurer Kerry Starnes. The 10-member board is composed of five each from Milam and Burleson counties.
The training session included requirements for members, discussion of nepotism laws and the Texas Open Meetings Act.
Gar y Westbrook, POSGCD manager, said the board’s rules committee met earlier in the day to consider the GMA 12 joint planning process and desired future conditions (DFCs), groundwater resources in the district, future process for evaluating district DFCs, and identification of possible necessary changes to district rules and district Groundwater Management Plan.
No action was taken Tuesday evening by the full board.
Westbrook discussed the Texas Legislature’s session, now under way in Austin.
He said Gov. Rick Perry’s call for eminent domain reform, and protection of property rights, will not affect the POSGCD.
“Some water districts have the power of eminent domain but the POSGCD does not,” Westbrook, said.