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SPAG Board of Directors Meeting






Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting for the Board of Directors of the South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG) is called for 09:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The meeting will be held via telephone/video teleconference. The Board of Directors agenda is posted online at www.spag.org under the Calendar of Events (November 2020). 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, November 9, 2020 will be read into the meeting record.

The following are instructions on how to access the teleconference 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. (Enclosure A)

     Consider approval of the minutes and ratification of the actions taken at the October 13,

     2020 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 October 13,  

     2020 meeting.

3. (Enclosure B)

     Consider acceptance of the financial report for the month of September 2020.

4. (No Enclosure)

     Recognize Calvin Davis, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lubbock District

     Director, for his service on the SPAG Board.

5. (Enclosure C)

     Consider approval to purchase replacement Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)

     batteries for the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) located in Levelland.

6. (Enclosure D)

     Consider approval to purchase 4 laptop computers at a cost of $12,000.

7.  (Enclosure E)

     Consider approval of the Emergency Responders Advisory Committee (ERAC) Bylaws. 

8. (Enclosure F)

     Consider approval of the Emergency Responders Advisory Committee (ERAC) Policies

     and Procedures.

9. (Enclosure G)

     Consider approval of the scoresheet for the Emergency Responders Advisory

     Committee (ERAC).

10. (Enclosure H)

       Consider approval of the Regional Project Eligibility Coversheet.

11. (Enclosure I)

       Consider approval of the 2020 Homeland Security: Threat Hazard Identification Risk

       Assessment (THIRA), Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR), and 2021 Texas

       Homeland Security Implementation Plan (IP) as recommended by the Emergency

       Responders Advisory Committee (ERAC).

12. (Enclosure J)

       Consider approval of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) Bylaws.

13. (Enclosure K)

       Consider approval of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) Policies

       and Procedures.

14. (Enclosure L)

       Consider approval of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) Scoresheets.

15. (Enclosure M)

       Consider resolution certifying that the SPAG Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Plan is

       consistent with and supportive of the area’s current economic adjustment strategy,

       and that the RLF is being operated in accordance with the policies and procedures

       contained in the RLF Plan, and the loan portfolio meets the standards contained


16. (No Enclosure)

       Consider Committee Appointments.

      Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

      Ricky Caballero, Lubbock County, nominated by Latrelle Joy

      Aunie Sellers, Crosby County, nominated by Rusty Forbes

            Steve Butcher, Lamb County, nominated by Clinton Sawyer

      Johnny Contreras, Terry County, nominated by Geronimo Gonzales

      Ramon Sanchez, Bailey County, nominated by Mike Slayden

      Emergency Responders Advisory Committee (ERAC)

      Lance Barrett, Lubbock County, nominated by Gilbert Flores

      Cole Kirkland, Hockley County, nominated by Armando Lopez

      Wanda Mason, Lynn County, nominated by John Baker

      Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)
      Jeremy Ross, Hockley County, Armando Lopez

17. Staff Reports

  • Presentation and discussion on status of area hospital capacity – Kelly Davila
  • Presentation on Texas Water Development Board Region 7 Upper Brazos Flood Planning Group and selection of SPAG to serve as Administrative Agent – Kelly Davila

18. 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 authPorized 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).’

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.

1323 58th Street
Lubbock, TX 79412 United States