Council to discuss Airport Improvement Program

August 4, 2013

The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council will have their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Council Chamber of the Municipal Complex to discuss a Resolution accepting a FAA Grant offer for an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport. The AIP is to construct an airport entrance road and expand the terminal apron.

Council will vote to authorize the Mayor and City Attorney to execute the grant agreement upon receipt from FAA, and to approve awarding the construction contract to the lowest bidder, Altus Sand and Gravel, subject to receipt of the FAA grant. They will also consider a Resolution to adopt the budget amendment for the Airport Improvement Program (FAA) Grant of the City of Altus for the Fiscal Year 2013-2014, and consider to approve the lowest bidder, Bassco Services, Inc., to lease to the City of Altus a 3,000 Gallon Jet A Fuel Truck for use at the Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport, and consider to approve the fuel truck lease between Bassco Services, Inc. and the City of Altus. The will also vote to authorize staff to write-off four uncollectible airport accounts from 2006 - 2008 totaling $10,258.44.

Both AMA and City Council will consider a contract for water line, valves, and fire hydrant repair/installation services with Shoestring Enterprises, LLC, for repairs to the water distribution system. The AMA and City Council will also consider entering into a contract with M & B Contracting, LP, to provide flatbed trash services to begin within 24 hours, on August 7, and will consider other items on the agenda.

During the AMA meeting, a Resolution will be considered to adopt the budget amendment of the Altus Municipal Authority of the City of Altus for the Fiscal Year 2013-14, and AMA will discuss authorizing the Purchasing Department to advertise for bids for low stock transformers for the Electric Department.

During the City Council meeting, Council will consider to accept an update from Altus Recreation Advisory Committee (ARAC) Chairman, Candace Willingham. They will discuss whether to implement the recommendation from ARAC to move forward with a new City’s Cheerleading Program, available to youth 1st through 6th Grade, to coincide with the football season that runs Sept. through Nov. 3, at the standard enrollment fee of $25 each, with volunteer coaches.

They will also consider to approve the documents for the Veterans Drive Waterline Extension, Phase I Project, in the name of the City of Altus: Albilez Construction Company Agreement in the amount of $244,355.00 with funding (90%) to come from the Strategic Military Planning Commission grant monies; and consider a Resolution appointing a Purchasing Agent, and authorize execution of the Agreement by the Mayor.

Council will also consider a Resolution authorizing the City of Altus to make application as Applicant to SWODA for the FY 2014 Community Expansion of Nutrition Assistance (CENA) Program grant funds for the Altus Senior Citizens Center in the amount of $5,000 to purchase kitchen equipment, all for the benefit of senior citizens.

They will consider to approve an Easement and Right of Way from the City of Altus to WWC License, LLC, d/b/a Verizon Wireless, to provide access easements from U.S. Hwy. 62 north on City property to the Verizon Wireless telecommunications tower leased space (north of the golf course equipment maintenance facility) at The Greens of Altus, the City golf course and authorize signatures and filing of record at the Jackson County Clerk’s office.

Council will also consider to approve waiving landfill fees for Jackson County personnel hauling trash and debris from County-owned property at 621 East Liveoak, in preparation for a Commissioner’s Sale of this property on August 6, 2013, acknowledging past City notification to prior property owners of trash and debris at this location.

They will also discuss authorizing the Mayor to sign an easement granted by Altus Air Force Base (AAFB) for a City 12-inch sewer crossing under the Altus Air Force Base railroad spur, for a term of five (5) years through June 20, 2018, and authorize recording at Jackson County Clerk’s office.

Council members will consider to appoint Angie Murphy as the Authorized Agent to OMRF for the purpose of signing retirement paperwork and remove Matt Copppock as Authorized Agent.

Council will vote to enter executive session to discuss a negotiation update between the City of Altus and the FOP #120 and in open session take appropriate action.

The Mayor will have two appointments including a replacement on Altus Recreation Advisory Committee to fill a vacancy, and to appoint a Director for EDC Board from the Council.

After City Administrator’s, Council members’, and Mayor’s comments and reports, the meeting will adjourn.