November 16, 2020 - GWRC Agenda

Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Except for a small group of Board members and staff that will meet in person, this meeting will be held virtually. Details for joining virtually are included in the Instructions for Remote Participation, below. The in-person location for this meeting is the GWRC Office, 406 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Instructions for Remote Participation

You can either join through GoToMeeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone or by calling in. You can also join through both GoToMeeting for video and by calling in for audio if your computer/tablet/smart phone does not have a microphone.

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Due to the nature of the Declaration of a State of Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pursuant to Code § 2.2-3708.2 this meeting is to be held by electronic communications, via the web platform GoToMeeting. The catastrophic nature of this declared emergency makes it impracticable and unsafe to assemble a quorum in a single location, and the purpose of this meeting is to discuss or transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue operations of the public body.

1. Call GWRC Meeting to Order – Chairman Cathy Binder

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum – Dr. Linda Millsaps, Executive Director

4. Approval of the GWRC Agenda (ACTION ITEM)

5. Approval of Minutes of October 19, 2020 GWRC Meeting (ACTION ITEM)

6. Public InvolvementComments and questions from members of the public are welcome at this time.

7. Financial Report

a. Monthly Financial Report (October 2020) – Michele Dooling, Director of Finance & Personnel

b. Audit Update – Michele Dooling

8. Presentations

a. Environmental Strategic Plan – Denise Nelson, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, LEED AP, Environmental Engineer, The Berkley Group

i. Presentation

ii. Resolution 21-06: Adopting GWRC 2020 Environmental Strategic Plan (ACTION ITEM)

b. 2050 Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan – Kari Barber, Transportation Planner

i. Presentation

ii. Resolution 21-08: Adopting 2050 Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan (ACTION ITEM)

c. Continuum of Care Update – Sam Shoukas, Continuum of Care Program Director

i. Funding Summary

9. Old Business

a. Resolution 21-09: Adopting GWRC Housing Affordability Study and Action Plan (ACTION ITEM) – Dr. Linda Millsaps

b. Fund Balance and Legislative Services Discussion – Dr. Linda Millsaps

i. Resolution 21-10: Approving GWRC FY22 Fund Balance and Legislative Services Amounts (ACTION ITEM)

c. Local Funding Discussion – Dr. Linda Millsaps

i. GWRC Charter

10. New Business

a. Executive Director’s Report – Dr. Linda Millsaps

i. Grants Update

ii. Staffing Update

11. Correspondence

12. Adjourn GWRC Meeting (Next Meeting: January 25, 2021)

Agenda Only

Meeting Packet: Part 1 | Part 2

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