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The Woodlands Township Board honors several with proclamations and encourages hurricane preparedness

By: The Woodlands Township
| Published 06/23/2022

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a Regular Board Meeting on June 22, 2022, at 6 p.m., at the office of The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd, The Woodlands, Texas.

The Board recognized several with proclamations, the first honoring retiring Public Sector Solutions Manager with Waste Management, Terry Woodson. Ms. Woodson has dedicated service to the residents of The Woodlands Township as Waste Management’s Public Sector Solutions Manager since 1997 and is retiring at the end of June. Ms. Woodson has been committed to providing high quality customer service and tremendous support to the Township, and the proclamation honors Ms. Woodson’s commitment to The Woodlands. View Proclamation.

Additional proclamations included recognition of International Widows Day; the South County Fourth of July Parade Committee and a proclamation declaring July as Parks and Recreation Month in The Woodlands.

Fire Chief Palmer Buck presented an emergency preparedness briefing related to hurricane season and advised residents to have 72 hours worth of food, water, medication and other necessary items in the event of a hurricane. View the presentation.

Township President and CEO Monique Sharp introduced the Township’s new Human Resources Director Angela Branch, and recognized Township staff who are recent graduates of Leadership Montgomery County: Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Ruthanne Haut and Visit The Woodlands Executive Director Elizabeth Eddins.

In addition, Ms. Sharp congratulated the finance department on earning two recent Government Finance Officers Association Awards: The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. She recognized Director of Finance Kellan Shaw and Director of Budgeting John Bruce for their help in achieving these awards.

The Board accepted the financial report, presented by Finance Director Kellan Shaw.

The Board approved a recommendation from the Audit Committee on the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the Single Audit Reports for the year ended December 31, 2021. View presentation.

The Board then recessed to Executive Session, and upon reconvening, approved a network agreement with ICTX/Wave Media to provide connectivity for the Township.

Earlier in the meeting, on the consent agenda, the Board:

• Received administrative reports from Community Services, Law Enforcement and Community Policing, Transportation (Park and Ride and Trolley System) and The Woodlands Fire Department.

• Adopted Resolution No. 009-22 regarding the Annual Report on Financial Information and Operating Data for the disclosure filing pertaining to Sales Tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2019; Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2019; and Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2021.

• Approved a budget amendment for fire vehicle modems.
Awarded a contract for annual medical physicals for The Woodlands Fire Department.

• Approved appointments to the Booking and Blocking Committee for The Woodlands Convention Center.

• Approved engagement of legal services with The Strong Firm, P.C.
The Board also heard reports from Village Associations and comments from the public.

The Woodlands Township Board Meetings may be attended in person, watched live online or viewed later via recording at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/meetingvideos . The agenda and attachments may be viewed at https://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/991/Agendas-Minutes-and-More.

PHOTOS: The Township Board of Directors recognized Terry Woodson with a proclamation on her retirement after 26 years of service as the Public Sector Solutions Manager with Waste Management. Pictured, left to right, Board Secretary Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser, Terry Woodson, Chairman Gordy Bunch, Directors Dr. Ann K. Snyder and Bob Milner, Treasurer John Anthony Brown.

The Township Board of Directors recognized Terry Woodson with a proclamation on her retirement after 26 years of service as the Public Sector Solutions Manager with Waste Management. Pictured, left to right, Board Secretary Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser, Terry Woodson, Chairman Gordy Bunch, Directors Dr. Ann K. Snyder and Bob Milner, Treasurer John Anthony Brown.

The Township Board of Directors honored the South County Fourth of July Parade Committee with a proclamation. Pictured, left to right, Board Vice Chairman Bruce Rieser, Secretary Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, Chairman Gordy Bunch, Directors Dr. Ann K. Snyder and Bob Milner, Treasurer John Anthony Brown and members of the parade committee and friends.

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