Minutes from April 1, 2014 Meeting

Lynn County Hospital – Tahoka, Texas

5:15 pm Quorum Present: Dee Dee Pridmore, Stace Holland, Julia Allen, Frances Truehart and Shannon Lawson

Meeting was called to order and Julia led the invocation. The minutes were unanimously approved as presented.

Financial report showed a balance of $117,201.74.

Frances reported on the North triangle that she has talked to landscaper, Ernest Garcia to discuss suggestions for landscaping. He stated he would like to have the blueprint of the triangle that shows water lines and electricity before moving forward. Frances has petitioned John Baker for the blueprints.

Julia stated that Quest & Sons out of Lubbock had repaired the awning at the Mini Park. The cost was $503.00. Julia will check to see if the insurance will reimburse us for this cost or not.

DeeDee reported that the mural park had been sprayed for weeds and mowed. New plants will be placed in the planters when weather permits.

Shannon has got the brochures just about done and will get with Lynn County News to do the printing when complete. The TEDC Conference will be held in May in Richardson, Texas. Julia has made plans to attend and information was given to the other board members for their consideration.

After a brief discussion a motion was made for the ACT Board to contact Retail Coach, a company that surveys economic feasibility, and invite them to survey Tahoka and let us know what they think will prosper and what direction they see our city moving. They are a highly respected firm with a great track record. We would like to request up to $3000.00 to be used toward this endeavor.

Julia presented First Bank & Trust’s request for Economic Development Funds in the amount of $11,500.00 for fencing around their building and adjacent property. According to the documents sent to us this was for 280 feet of fence which makes the cost $41.00 per foot. After much discussion there was a motion to deny funding for the fence as stated above. The motion carried with a unanimous vote. It was discussed however, that if they were to present us with a request for something a little more in line with economic development and more fiscally responsible we would certainly be glad to work with them in the future.

The next meeting was set for May 6, 2014 at 5:15 at LCHD Meeting room

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 pm.

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