|(a) A Board of an Eligible Entity must meet and have
a quorum at least once per calendar quarter, and at a minimum five
times per year and, must give each Board member a notice of meeting
five calendar days in advance of the meeting.
(b) Tex. Gov't Code, Chapter 551, Texas Open Meetings
Act, addresses specific requirements regarding meetings and meeting
notices. Tex. Gov't Code, §551.001(3)(J), includes in the definition
of a governmental body a nonprofit corporation that is eligible to
receive funds under the federal CSBG program, and that is authorized
by the state to serve a geographic area of the state. Thus, all Eligible
Entities must follow the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
As set forth in that law, there is the potential for individual criminal
liability for violations.
(c) Tex. Gov't Code, §551.005 requires elected
or appointed officials to receive training in Texas Open Government
laws. The Department requires that all board members or advisory board
members receive training in Texas Open Government laws, according
to the requirements of §551.005.
(d) A copy of the attendance roster for all Board trainings
shall be maintained at the Subrecipient level.
(e) The minimum number of members required to meet
quorum is three unless the Subrecipient's Certification of Formation/Articles
of Incorporation, bylaws, or the Texas Open Meetings Act requires
a greater number.