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South Plains Association of Governments Board of Directors Hybrid Meeting

October 12 @ 9:30 am





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, October 12, 2021. The Board of Directors agenda is posted online at www.spag.org under the Calendar of Events (October 2021). You may email any public comments prior to the meeting to Belinda Solis at bsolis@spag.org. Comments received by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 11, 2021 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:  564-816-4245

Password: 626030

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 June 8 and July 23, 2021 meetings.

3. (No Enclosure)

     Annual Review of SPAG Investment Policy.

4. (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 August 10, 2021 meeting.

3. (Enclosure B)

     Consider acceptance of the financial report for the months of July and August 2021.

4. (No Enclosure)

     Recognize and celebrate the transition of the SPAG Regional Emergency

     Communication Operating System to the Statewide ESInet/Network: Commission on

     State Emergency Communications (CSEC) Commissioner Clinton Sawyer and Executive

     Director Kelli Meriweather.

5. (Enclosure C)

     Consider resolution authorizing the submittal of the FY2022 – 2023 Solid Waste Grant

     Application in the amount of $258,842 to the Texas Commission on Environmental

     Quality (TCEQ).

6. (Enclosure D)

     Consider approval of Bylaws revisions as recommended by the Solid Waste Advisory

     Committee (SWAC) .

7. (Enclosure E)

     Consider approval of the FY2022 – 2023 Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) score

     sheet and proposed funding cycle plan for FY2022 – 2023.

8. (Enclosure F)
     Consider approval of an application development Interlocal Agreement with Lubbock

     County for the submission of an EDA American Rescue Plan Act Travel & Tourism Grant


9. (Enclosure G)

     Consider resolution to enter in-to an Interlocal Agreement in the amount of $76,765.98

     with the Public Safety Office, Office of the Governor, to provide criminal justice

     planning for the South Plains Region in FY2022.

10. (Enclosure H)

      Consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wilson to administer

      American Rescue Plan (ARP) Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) award.

11. (Enclosure I)

      Consider approval of a resolution to apply to the U. S. Department of Commerce,

Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant application.

12. (Enclosure J)

      Consider resolution to authorize signatories for all TxDOT Public Transportation Grant


13. (No Enclosure)

       Consider Committee Appointments.

       Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC):
      Veronica Olguin, Cochran County, nominated by Pat Sabala Henry

14. Staff Reports

  • SPAG COVID Response Update – Tim C. Pierce
  • West Texas Women Owned Business Webinar sponsored by the Governor’s Commission for Women – Tim C. Pierce
  • Section 551.053 (Notice of Requirements of a Political Subdivision Extending into Four or More Counties) – Tim C. Pierce  

15. 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 10/07/2021 at 8:08 A.M. at 1323 58th Street, Lubbock, Texas.