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South Plains Association of Governments Board of Directors Hybrid Meeting

May 10 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm





Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting for the Board of Directors of the South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) is called for 09:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The Board of Directors agenda is posted online at www.spag.org under the Calendar of Events (April 2022). You may email public comments prior to the meeting to Belinda Solis at bsolis@spag.org. Comments received by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 9, 2022 will be read into the meeting record.

The following are instructions on how to access the Hybrid meeting via telephone:
To join meeting, you can dial-in using your telephone

Phone #: 1-346-248-7799 

Meeting ID:  833-2185-1830

Password: 786233

Persons joining the meeting by telephone will be invited to provide public comment and are requested to limit their comment to three minutes.




1. (No Enclosure)

     Receive Public Comments (See Public Comment Procedures below – limited to three

     minutes per speaker).

2. (No Enclosure)

Consider approval of the minutes and ratification of the actions taken at the April 12, 2022 meeting.

3. (No Enclosure)

     Review Board of Directors Agenda.





1. (No Enclosure)

Receive Public Comments (See Public Comment Procedures below – limited to three minutes per speaker).

2. (Enclosure A)

Consider approval of the minutes and ratification of the actions taken at the April 12, 2022 meeting.

3. (Enclosure B)

Consider acceptance of the financial report for the month of March 2022

4. (No Enclosure)

Recognize Mary Owen, Regional Director for Senator Ted Cruz, for her contribution to the people of the South Plains.

5. (No Enclosure)

     Presentation by Greg Conte, Director, Texas Broadband Development Office.

6. (Enclosure C)

     Consider acceptance of the 2020-2021 SPAG Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Auditors’ Report.

  NOTE: The comprehensive Annual Financial Report is enclosed, but due to the size is separate from the Agenda Packet.

7. (Enclosure D)

     Resiliency & Recovery Plan update and discussion.

8. (Enclosure E)
Consider approval of application development interlocal agreements with City of Brownfield, City of Crosbyton, City of Morton and City of Lockney for the submission of an TDA Fire, Ambulance and Service Trucks (FAST) Fund Application.

9. (Enclosure F)

Consider approval of an interlocal agreement with the City of Lubbock for the administration of the American Rescue Plan Act Small Business Relief Funding Program.

10. (Enclosure G)

Consider establishment and approval of the 2023-2024 Community Development Fund; TxCDBG Regional Project Priorities.

11. (No Enclosure)

      Consider Committee Appointments.

      9-1-1 Advisory Committee

      David Cochran, Hale County, nominated by David Mull

12. Staff Reports

  • Argo Blockchain Helios – Dickens County grand opening – Tim Pierce
  • 2022 – 2023 West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association Board – Tim Pierce

13. Adjourn

Public Comment Procedures: Citizens may address the Executive Committee/Board concerning any issue posted on the agenda for the meeting. All Public Comments shall be subject to the following:

  1. All individuals desiring to make a public comment should identify himself/herself before providing his/her public comment.
  2. All public comments shall be made in relation to the posted agenda item;
  3. Each speaker will receive three minutes and no portion of a speaker’s allotted time may be given (assigned, relinquished, or donated) to another speaker.  Any member of the public that requires the assistance of a translator will have six minutes to speak;
  4. Each speaker will only be allowed to speak once to the Executive Committee and once to the Board;
  5. The Board President shall follow the order of persons wishing to speak as listed on the sign-up sheet; and
  6. The Board President, with the consent of the Board, may add additional procedures or limitations and may alter these procedures depending on the circumstances in order to facilitate the orderly conduct of Board business at the meeting.

Executive Session Disclosure Statement:  The Board of Directors reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of the meeting to discuss any item listed on this agenda as authorized by Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, including but not necessarily limited to §551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), §551.072 (Deliberations regarding Real Property), §551.073 (Deliberations regarding Gifts and Donations), §551.074 (Personnel Matters), §551.076 (Deliberations regarding Security Devices).

Public Notice:  This notice complies with Texas Government Code Chapter 551, Open Meetings Act, Section 551.041 (Notice of Meeting Requirements); Section 551.043 (Time and Accessibility of Notice Requirements); Section 551.053 (Notice of Requirements of a Political Subdivision Extending into Four or More Counties): and Section 551.127

(Videoconference Call). The notice has been filed at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of meeting with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, and posted on the website of the South Plains Association of Governments at www.spag.org.

Individuals with Disabilities/Special Needs:  If you plan to attend this public meeting and you have a disability or special need that requires special arrangements at the meeting, please contact the SPAG offices at (806) 762-8721 at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting in order for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

Posted May 6, 2022, at 4:30 P.M. at 1323 58th Street, Lubbock, Texas.