Minutes from November 3, 2016 Meeting

City Hall – Tahoka, Texas

5:15 pm Quorum Present: Dee Dee Pridmore ,Carmen Chapa, , John Wilson, Abraham Vega ,and Julia Allen.

Community members in attendance: Barbara Jaquess, Bill Chancy, Barbara Miller, Cathy Ross and Gary Jones.

Meeting was called to order and John Wilson led the invocation.

Kevin Carter with the High Ground of Texas came to speak with us about what they can do to help promote business in our town. He was very informative and explained who all was in the High Ground of Texas and how pooling our resources helps each member get the most out of their marketing dollars. He had some examples of some communities that had been helped in the past. The High Ground of Texas meets twice a year and participates in 3-4 trade shows a year. The ACT board decided to do a little more research on the group and make a decision next meeting as to whether or not to join.

The minutes were approved as written.

Financial report showed a balance of $220,380.47.

Project #2

Still waiting on Mitch Raindl to pour handicap ramp and sidewalks. Weather and a previous job have put him behind.

Project #3

John Wilson got a little more clarification as to where we stand at the pool. He will get with Tony Alvarez and get the dollar amount for the replacement tin then we can decide if it is something the ACT Board wants to do. Project #Julia Allen spoke to Jerry Webster and he stated the City Council did approve the expenditure of $8,500.00 for the removal of the unstable wall at the mural park. Dee Dee Pridmore has spoken to John Baker, who was in contact with Rusty Cook, but Mr Baker had not gotten back to her as of meeting time. Dee Dee will contact Rusty Cook to see when he can start demo. Elite Signs is ready to
take down the murals whenever we are ready.

Project #9

Julia Allen presented some changes to the façade project that the City Council had suggested. Changes included adding concrete repair/replacement to the approved expenditures, allowing the expenditures to have happened up to 12 months prior to asking for funding and increasing the amount that could be reimbursed to $7,500.00 or up to ½ of %15,000.00. After some discussion the changes were approved unanimously.

It was discussed that Witt Butane was moving their offices and their current location might be available for sale or lease.

Possible new members were discussed: Gary Jones, he agreed to join if City Council approved, Liz Tew said she wanted to think about it but sounded interested. Julia Allen mentioned Marissa Gomez and said she would see if she would be willing to serve. Also Tim Pledger was mentioned as he had expressed interest earlier in joining. Julia Allen will touch bases with him and see if he is still available.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.

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

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