Minutes from August 4, 2016 Meeting

5:20 pm Quorum Present: Dee Dee Pridmore, Carmen Chapa, Jack Jaquess and Jerry Ford Jr

Meeting was called to order and Dee Dee Pridmore led the invocation. The minutes were unanimously approved as written.

Financial report showed a balance of $204,077.94.

Project #2

Nothing new

Project #3

Nothing new but it was brought to our attention that the new roof on the concession stand was torn off with the last windstorm. Since we had no bids, no action was taken but Jack Jacquess did make known that he did not wish for the ACT board to pay to have the roof replaced again.

Project #4

Jerry Ford presented a bid from Rusty Cook to tear down the wall at the mural park and demo of the concrete slabs. After discussion a motion was made to ask the City Council for $8,500 to demo the wall and haul off the brick. DeeDee Pridmore motioned and Carmen Chapa 2nd with Jerry Ford in favor and Jack Jaquess abstaining from the vote. After that is completed we will revisit the removal of the concrete slabs and a master plan for the park.

Project #7

Nothing new.

Project #9

Fa├žade Improvement Project. Completed documents were read and approved as presented by unanimous vote.

The Port to Plains membership fee of $250.00 was approved by the City Council. Jack Jaquess requested $627.00 in travel request for Port to Plains meeting on September 13 through September 15. This amount will include room, per diem, and registration for the conference. All members present were in favor of this expenditure.

The board discussed the Town Crier that the City wants to move to the corner of Ave J and Hwy 380. The City would like for the ACT board to pay for the purchase and installation of this sign. Jack Jaquess moved that we not fund this project but his motion died due to lack of a second. DeeDee Pridmore moved that we look at it further after some questions were answered such as who would have control of the input? Who is liable for repairs? Will advertising be sold on the sign? Carmen Chapa 2nd and there were no nays.

Jack Jaquess discussed whether or not the ACT board should have their own web site. He would like to see it be a place where anyone can list their properties that they have for sale.

The meeting was adjourned at7 :05 pm.

Next meeting is set for September 1, 2016 at 5:15, at City Hall Meeting Room

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