February 21, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
South Plains Association of Governments
1323 58th
Kelly Davilia

Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group

Administrator – South Plains Association of Governments

1323 58th Street – Lubbock, TX – Phone: (806) 762-8721 – Fax: (806) 765-9544 – www.llanoplan.org


Public Meeting Notice

The Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group (LERWPG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at SPAG located at 1323 58th Street, Lubbock, TX 79412. All members of the public may participate in person or by calling 1-323-676-6169, access code 399 503 026#.  If you experience issues with connecting to the teleconference, please call Kelly Davila or Bree Price at 806-762-8721. In addition, participants have the option of joining with video and audio capabilities using the following information:


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Introductory Items

  1. Call to Order and Welcome
  2. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum
  3. Introduction of Members and Guests


Action Items

  1. Consider approval of November 30, 2023, LERWPG Regular Meeting Minutes
  2. Consider acceptance of the Financial Report (Dr. Ken Rainwater- Secretary-Treasurer)
  3. Discussion and potential action regarding certification of administrative expenses to be submitted to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for
  4. Appointment of Nominating Committee to recommend a slate of Officers for the remainder of the 6th Planning Cycle for the
  5. Public comment period
    1. Review of written comments
    2. Receive public
  6. Consider nominations received for Water Systems – Large Municipalities Representative Position
  7. Discussion and potential action on report from Technical Consultant (Paula Jo Lemonds, HDR)
    1. Review of draft Technical Memorandum content
    2. Consider approval of submitting Technical Memorandum to Texas Water Development Board
  8. Receive briefing on Task 5B Scope of Work for Evaluating Water Management Strategies and act as


  1. Technical consultant to present draft Task 5B Scope of Work for RWPG
  2. LERWPG to take action to approve the Task 5B Scope of Work and submit it to
  3. LERWPG to take action to approve technical consultant or SPAG to work with the TWDB on any follow-up information
  4. LERWPG to take action to approve SPAG to negotiate and execute the subsequent TWDB contract amendment that will be

Work Session Items

13 Report – TWDB Project Manager (John Maurer)

  1. Report – Region O Administrator (Kelly Davila)
  2. Report – Groundwater Management Area Representatives:
    1. GMA # 2 (Ronnie Hopper)
    2. GMA # 6 (Carrie Dodson)
  3. Report – Liaisons to adjacent Regional Water Planning Groups:
    1. Region A (Ben Weinheimer/Drew Satterwhite)
    2. Region B (Carrie Dodson)
    3. Region F (Dr. Melanie Barnes)
    4. Region G (Jeff Sammon)
  4. Receive Public Comments (limited to three minutes per speaker)
  5. Consider Date and Agenda Items for Next LERWPG Meeting
  6. Consider New Business and Announcements
  7. Adjourn



Public Comment: Citizens may address the Planning Group concerning an issue of interest that is posted on the agenda for the meeting. All Public Comments shall be taken at the Chairman’s discretion under the following guidance:

  1. All individuals desiring to make a public comment must sign in on the “Public Comment Sign-in Sheet” at least 5 minutes prior to start of meeting and should identify himself/herself before providing his/her Public Comment;
  2. All Public Comments shall be made in relation to the posted agenda item, unless otherwise decided at the discretion of the Chairman; and
  3. Each speaker will receive three minutes and no portion of a speaker’s allotted time may be given (assigned, relinquished, donated) to another speaker.
  4. Public comments can be submitted via email to kdavila@spag.org prior to the meeting. Note: Agenda items may be considered, deliberated, and/or acted upon in a different order than set forth. Additional information about this meeting is available by contacting Kelly Davila at the South Plains Association of Governments at (806) 762-8721.



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); and Section 551.053 (Notice of Requirements of a Political Subdivision Extending into Four or More Counties). The notice has been filed at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State and posted on the website of the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group at www.llanoplan.org.


Posted on                                  at SPAG Office, 1323 58th Street, Lubbock, TX.


Mark Kirkpatrick, LERWPG Vice-Chairman