For the second month in a row, the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (MTGCD) board of directors will discuss and consider approving amendments to the districtís rules and bylaws following the recent annexation of Bosque County. While the amendments were the focus of a lengthy discussion at last monthís meeting, the changes suggested by district staff were tabled to allow an opportunity to more closely review the language of the laws before putting the revisions in stone. The proposed changes can be viewed at www.middletrinitygcd.org.
In another ongoing discussion, the board will hear an update on Coryell County, where a November election is set to determine if the county will also join the local groundwater district. At last monthís meeting, MTGCD Manager Joe Cooper said supporters of the move said voters in the city of Copperas Cove will likely present the greatest opposition to the proposition since those residents rely on surface water, rather than groundwater for their supplies, and have a common opinion that they are already over taxed.
And another topic that has been on the drafting table, the construction of the districtís new offices and meeting facility in Stephenville will be discussed. At a called meeting last week, the board discussed two potential contractors for the facilityís construction and awarded the contract to Sunday Haus, L.P., of Weatherford.
MTGCD General Manager Joe Cooper said the district hopes to break ground in about two weeks, with an estimated completion time of 18 weeks.
In other items of business, the board will hear a regulatory/legislative update and MTGCD perspective from the districtís legal counsel.
Items of regular business will include the quarterly drought, investment, field tech and office reports.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. today at 1 p.m. in the council chambers at Dublin City Hall, located at 213 E. Blackjack Street. A permit hearing for three wells, two in Stephenville and one in Comanche will, be held prior to the business meeting.††