October 19, 2020 - GWRC Agenda
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Remote meeting, per instructions below
Instructions for Remote Participation
The October 19, 2020 GWRC Board meeting will be held entirely remotely. 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 September 21, 2020 GWRC Meeting (ACTION ITEM)
6. Public Involvement – Comments and questions from members of the public are welcome at this time.
7. Financial Report
a. Monthly Financial Report (September 2020) – Michele Dooling, Director of Finance & Personnel
b. FY20 Year-End Balances Report – Dr. Linda Millsaps, Kate Gibson, and Michele Dooling
c. Audit Update – Michele Dooling
a. Housing Affordability Study and Action Plan – Jonathan Knopf, Senior Research Associate and Eric Mai, Research Associate, HousingForward Virginia
b. Environmental Strategic Plan – Denise Nelson, P.E., CFM, ENV SP, LEED AP, Environmental Engineer, The Berkley Group
iii. Resolution 21-06: Adopting GWRC 2020 Environmental Strategic Plan (ACTION ITEM)
c. 2050 Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan – Kari Barber, Transportation Planner
9. Old Business
a. Resolution 21-07: Approving GWRC FY22 Dues Structure (ACTION ITEM) – Dr. Linda Millsaps
b. Approval of FY20 GWRC Annual Report (ACTION ITEM) – Dr. Linda Millsaps
c. 5307 Update – Dr. Linda Millsaps and Chairman Cathy Binder
10. New Business
a. Discussion: How to Conduct Future Meetings
b. Executive Director’s Report – Dr. Linda Millsaps
i. Grants Update
ii. Staffing Update
12. Adjourn GWRC Meeting (Next Meeting: November 16, 2020)
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