ACT – Advancing the Community Of Tahoka, Texas
First United Methodist Church – Tahoka, Texas
6:05 pm Quorum Present: Vernon Baker, Roger Locke, Frances Truehart, Dee Dee Pridmore, Julia Allen
Meeting was called to order and Vernon led the Invocation. Minutes were unanimously approved as
Financial report showed an approximate balance of $23,940.71. Checks have been ordered and when they arrive we will open a post office box for the ACT Board. The treasurer will keep one key and the other one will be kept at City Hall.
The first item of discussion was the Signage on the highway into Tahoka. All four entrances will require
new signage. The triangle at the north entrance will be phase 1 with up to $10,000.00 being spent to add
signs and landscaping. Frances will meet with Frank out of the Lubbock Txdot office. It was suggested
that the Tahoka daisy be incorporated into the design as that is our ‘claim to fame’. It was also discussed
that all four entrances will incorporate some of the same design elements to display uniformity.
The Mini Park project will be a multi-phase project with phase 1 being the creation of a master plan. It was discussed that we would spend up to $3,500.00 to have an architectural firm draw up some plans. We will then decide what needs to be done first.
The downtown mural park was tabled until more information could be gathered
During the Public Forum John Baker mentioned that the city pool was in need of repair. We discussed that the restrooms are in desperate need of repair. We decided to allocate $5,000.00 to the city pool to be used for plumbing costs.
John also mentioned that Elizabeth Tew was interested in starting a community garden and was looking at lots and the cost of drilling a water well. It was stated that we would invite her to attend the next meeting and bring those ideas to the board.
The next meeting was set for Thursday February 17, 2011 at 6:00pm at the First United Methodist Church.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00.