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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, April 13, 2021. 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 (April 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, April 12, 2021 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 March 9,

     2021 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 March 9,

     2021 meeting.

3. (Enclosure B)

     Consider acceptance of the financial report for the month of February 2021.

4. (No Enclosure)

     Update and overview of the 87th Texas Legislature presented by Honorable Charles

     Perry, Senator for Texas District 28.   

5. (Enclosure C)

     Consider approval to purchase equipment necessary to conduct virtual meetings in the

     SPAG Board Room and Law Enforcement Academy classroom.

6. (Enclosure D)

     Consider approval of resolution to join TexBuy, a cooperative purchasing program for

     goods and services.

7. (Enclosure E)

     Appointment of the 2019-2020 SPAG Audit Committee.

8. (Enclosure F)

     Consider approval of prioritization of the FY 2022 Criminal Justice Division Applications

     as recommended by the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC).

9. (Enclosure G)

     Consider resolution authorizing the submittal of an application to the Office of the 

     Governor, Public Safety Division, in the amount of $25,000 for Coronavirus Emergency

     Supplemental Funding (CESF).

10. (Enclosure H)

      Consider appointment of Criminal Justice Advisory Committee – Subcommittee to

      prioritize and score applications for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth grant


11. (Enclosure I)

      Consider resolution proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month.

12. (Enclosure J)

      Consider approval of Freese and Nichols as the technical consultant for the 1st Cycle of

      Regional Flood Planning for Region 7, the Upper Brazos Regional Flood Planning Group.

13. (Enclosure K)

      Consider a resolution authorizing the submission of an application in the amount of

      $148,772 to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) designating SPAG as the political

      subdivision to represent Regional Water Planning Group O.

14. Staff Reports

  • Recognize Irene Arredondo, 2-1-1 Program Specialist, for 15 years of service. – Tim Pierce
  • Reminder of proposed SPAG Board Meeting format for May, June, July, and August 2021.
  • National Child Abuse Awareness Month – Ayda Chapa.

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).’

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.

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Lubbock, TX 79412 United States