October 10, 2023 – Minutes


October 10, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District (CCGCD) convened the Regular Meeting in the District Board Room located at 9 Toepperwein Road, Boerne, Texas.


Directors Present:

Milan J. Michalec – District 2 (President)

Bob Webster – District 1 (Vice President)

Curt Campbell – District 4 (Treasurer)

Allan P. Bloxsom III – At Large (Secretary)

Ben Eldredge – District 3 (Asst. Secretary/Treasurer)

Directors Absent:


  1. Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Director Campbell.
  3. Establishment of a Quorum: A quorum was established will 5 out of 5 directors present.
  4. Public comment: No comments.
  5. Consent Agenda: Motion to approve by Director Campbell, seconded by Director Webster. Approved 3-0-2.
    1. Approval of minutes from the September 11th, 2023 Regular Meeting
    2. Payroll, employee benefits, operational expenses, and payment of such
    3. Monthly financial report(s)
    4. Monthly operations report
  6. Public Hearing on the proposed amendments to the Rules of the District. The proposed amendments to the District’s Rules primarily affect, but are not limited to, Rules: 2: Definitions; 3.1: Existing Wells; 3.2: New Wells; 4.6: Export Fees; 5.9: Plugging of Wells; 8:  Procedural Rules; 10: Groundwater Production Limits; and include legislative changes from the 88th Texas Legislature. No comments.
  7. Discussion and possible adoption of the proposed amendments to the District’s Rules. Motion to approve proposed amendments to the District’s Rules made by Director Campbell, seconded by Director Bloxsom. Approved 5-0.
  8. District activities & subcommittee updates:
    1. Monthly report: General Manager Micah Voulgaris presented the staff’s monthly report.
    2. Discussion and action on the current drought stage: Remaining in Stage 4.
    3. Subcommittee updates: No updates.
    4. GMA 9: Not all members had approved the scope of work for Advanced Groundwater Solutions. The scope of work should be approved at the November meeting on Tuesday the 28th at 10:00 AM.
    5. Region L: No updates.
    6. District Monitor Well Expansion Project: Operations Manager Heath Hoffman is working with a property owner in the Northwest area of the county to either drill a monitor well or outfit an existing well.
    7. Camp Bullis Sentinel Landscape Project: No updates.
  9. Executive Session. In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes, Annotated, the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District Board will meet in executive session for consultation concerning attorney-client matters (§551.071).
  10. Action, if any, resulting from executive session.: Notice of violation letters will be sent to the City of Fair Oaks and Alzafar Shrine.
  11. Discussion and action on sponsoring and participating in the One Water in the Hill Country Conference on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Herff Farm in Boerne. The conference will feature speakers from city government, engineering firms, and nonprofits presenting on the region’s water challenges and opportunities for innovation.: Director Eldredge requested $750 to help fund the conference. Motion by Director Bloxsom to approve $750 sponsorship, seconded by Director Michalec. Approved 5-0.
  12. Discussion and action on updating and adopting the District Fee Schedule. Changes in District Fee Schedule will be discussed further next month.
  13. Discussion and action related to engaging a new auditor for the District.
  14. Correspondence
  15. Future meeting dates and meeting topics: Next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 13th at 6:00 PM. The next GMA 9 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28th at 10:00 AM.
  16. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 PM.



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