City Hall – Tahoka, Texas
5:39 pm Quorum Present: Dee Dee Pridmore, John Wilson, Carmen Chapa, Tim Pledger, Abraham Vega, Gary Jones and Julia Allen.
Community members in attendance: Barbara Jaquess, Jerry Webster, Barbara Morton & Cathy Ross
Meeting was called to order and Tim Pledger led the invocation.
The minutes were approved with correction to spelling of a word.
Financial report showed a balance of $235,841.83.
Report from Fiscal Year 2015-2016; 59,730.00 collected plus a $1,000.00 donation for a total of $60,730.00.
Julia has been in touch with Mitch Raindl and currently he is trying to finish up a job and we will be next.
Per John Wilson, Steel Building Company from Seminole will meet with Julia to give her a quote on the Pavilion. Things to consider will be a stained basketball court, inside lighting, and needs to be covered. It was reported the Harvest Festival may be held at the mini park. Will look for grant money to help with Pavilion. Splash pads have been discussed in the past and again discussed at this meeting. We have proposals but will wait on this project.
John Wilson spoke to Tony Alvarez who said he would only charge for materials, $2,137.67. Labor is free. He did state he was going to fortify the roof with additional beams before putting new roof on. John will also talk to Leighton about a rhino lining roof and report back to us next month. Michelle’s wish list for the pool this year include: Turbo Twister Pool slide – $2,899.99. Will revisit this in March and make a decision.
Rusty has halted work on the removal of the wall until he can get with Leighton Knox as his roof laps over the walls we need to remove and we need to see how he wants us to proceed. Nothing new to report.
Julia Allen will change/add wording to include “Applicant may apply for improvements completed within twelve (12) months prior to application”. Moved by Dee Dee, second by Tim Pledger. And Agreement will be changed to read as follows: “I propose I have or will carry out the following improvements to my business”.
E. Tim Pledger discussed several websites and the committee voted to go with Host Gator, moved by DeeDee, second by John Wilson, passed unanimously. The cost is $35 to be paid annually. Business Façade application and monthly Agenda will be posted on website.
High Ground of Texas: San Diego conference has been tabled until next year.
F. Executive Director: Jerry Webster was present and had nothing new to report.
G. President: Administrative money will be used to purchase a computer and printer for the office; cost is $800 or less. Will also ask the City Council for $1000.00 to outfit the office. Dee moved, second by Carmen. Passed unanimously. Julia Allen abstained.
Motion made by Julia, second by John that we pay Design Scapes invoice of $187.50 for a landscaping bid on the triangle. Passed unanimously.
V. City Town Crier: New Bids: Motion made by Tim to give City $10,000 for the purchase of this. Second by Gary, it passed unanimously.
Public Forum: None
The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 pm.
Next meeting is set for March 2, 2017 at 5:15, at City Hall Meeting Room