February 5, New Caney – Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark, fresh off of one of his most outspoken and productive Commissioners Court meetings ever on January 24, 2017, has propounded several questions to prospective nominees for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District (LSGCD) Board of Directors. He has asked Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin to review the answers before he provides them to three of the nominees.
Clark intends to contact Former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder, longtime civil engineer Jack Curtsinger, and water, utility, and telecommunications expert Randy Councill later today to set up interviews. Clark hopes to make his decision on which candidate he will support for the LSGCD board by Monday, February 13, so that he may suggest one nominee for the Commissioners Court’s final interviews on February 14.
In accordance with a procedure adopted at the January 24, 2017, Commissioners Court meeting (motion Noack, second Clark, unanimously approved), each of the five Commissioners Court members may nominate one person for the interviews which will occur in a February 14, 2017, public workshop after the regular Commissioners Court meeting adjourns.
Clark told The Golden Hammer on Sunday, “I’m looking forward to getting a good strong candidate who will be a positive member of the board and who will stand up for water rights for Montgomery County and the citizens.”
Clark’s draft questions, which follow, would thoroughly seem to examine candidates for the LSGCD board:
“1. What are your experiences (personal or professional) with the Lone Star GCD or any other groundwater conservation or subsidence districts?
“2. Have you written letters (or emails) or spoke out publicly in favor of or in opposition to the Lone Star GCD and its policies/regulations in the past?
“3. Are you associated with or employed by any person or company involved with legal actions against the Lone Star GCD?
“4. Are you related to any person or company involved with legal actions against the Lone Star GCD?
“5. Are you, your family, employer, etc…. (sic) issued a permit by the Lone Star GCD?”
“6. What are your views on the current policies and regulations of the Lone Star GCD?
“7. What experience do you have in the water supply field?
“8. If appointed, what would your first actions be as a Director of the Lone Star GCD?
“9. How did you find out that the Commissioners Court was considering this appointment, and why are you applying?
“10. Are you a resident of Montgomery County, if so what part of the county?
“11. What local political/community groups are you actively involved with?
“12. What potential conflicts of interest would you have as a Director with the Lone Star GCD?
“13. Do you have business or personal relationships with any water systems?
“14. Are (sic) currently serving as a board member, HOA & or (sic) on any utility district that may be a conflict with this position?”