ACT – Advancing the Community Of Tahoka, Texas
Poka Lambro Office – Tahoka, Texas
6:00 pm Quorum Present: Vernon Baker, Roger Locke, Gloria DeLeon, Dee Dee Pridmore, Roosevelt
Meeting was called to order and Vernon led the Invocation. Minutes were unanimously approved as
Tommy Botkin was recognized for his work with the Steering Committee and presented with a pen set.
Financial report showed an approximate balance of $20,971.70.
Discussion was opened on our initial projects. Several ideas were discussed for the mural park including
using tin panels for the murals which could be switched out. The cost for the mural park was estimated at approximately $5,000. 00 and work on that project would not begin until spring due to weather.
We discussed the welcome signs and noted that the first project should be replacing the sign on the north end of town. TxDot is willing to help and says that lighting and water are already in place and they will repair/replace as necessary. Shi Dotson had expressed to Vernon that he would want to be included in the planning so he can have the state do their part. Shi had also suggested that FFA and 4H be included in the project. We discussed that we are part of the ‘Port to Plains’ project and there may be some grant monies available through them. It was determined that we would like to have welcome signs at all four entrances to Tahoka.
The Mini Park will become our signature project and will probably take several years to complete. We
discussed that we need to get our master plan drawn out and start on whatever area is determined to be first in line.
During the Public Forum John Baker mentioned that Phebe K Warner Club is interested in a beautification
project and would be a great source of help. Community pride feeds itself and the inclusion of our different clubs and organizations will help to insure that the entire community know we are in this for them.
The next meeting was set for Thursday January 6, 2011 at 6:00pm.
Dee Dee moved that the meeting be adjourned and Gloria seconded.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm.