- Category: Public Notices
- Published on 12 May 2010
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
Notice is given that the North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group (NETRWPG) is accepting nominations for positions to serve as voting members. Due to the expiring terms of eight positions, appointments will be made for each of the eight terms. State law and the Bylaws of the NETRWPG require diversity in the membership of the NETRWPG. To preserve that each interest group has proper representation; selections must include at least one representative from each of the interest groups: River Authorities, Water Districts and Water Utilities. Section 16.053 of the Texas Water Code lists the required interest groups and the requirement that the regional planning groups maintain adequate representation from those interests. Due to existing overlap, five members could be selected from any interest group. To preserve geographical diversity on a county level, selection for terms starting September of 2010 must come from the following counties: one member from each of the counties: Franklin, Gregg, Red River, and Upshur. Due to existing overlap, four members could be selected from any county within the region. The effort to strive to achieve geographical diversity is found in Article V, Section 4 of the NETRWPG Bylaws. Terms are expiring for positions held by Max Bain, Keith Bonds, Gary Cheatwood, Scott Hammer, Troy Henry, Richard LeTourneau, David Weidman and Richard Zachary. In this selection process, NETRWPG will strive to achieve interest group, geographic, ethnic and gender diversity. To be eligible, a person must be qualified as set forth in the NETRWPG Bylaws. The conditions of membership are set forth in the NETRWPG Bylaws. This method for submission of nominations shall be to submit nominations to the principal administrative office of the NETRWPG. The mailing address for such office is Northeast Texas Municipal Water District, P O Box 955, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656. The physical address of such office is 4180 Farm Road 250, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656. The deadline for submission is June 25, 2010.