In the AMA, in addition to several other items, the trustees will consider an agreement for the fiscal year (FY) 2012-2013 for $200,000 between the AMA and the Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
Once again several AMA items concern water. The 2003 Interim Construction Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note will be discussed along with issues pertaining to it. A project with SBC Consulting Engineers of Altus to rebuild or repair eight multi-media filters, construction of a water line, and installation of a water meter outside the city limits will all be considered.
During the City Council meeting, which will be held immediately after the AMA meeting, council members will consider many items. One regards the possible ordinances for early retirement for eligible City employees, and another for a renewal of a contract between the City and the Department of Corrections (DOC) for the Altus Community Work Center.
Per council member Jack Smiley’s request at an earlier meeting, a section, 2-77 in the Altus Code 1980, will be considered. The council could delete a subsection stating: “(a) the City Council shall be responsible for all City business”. That section is already covered by state law.
A grant is available for Southwestern Youth Services, Inc. (SWYS) Transitional Housing project. This would be at no cost to the City, but the grant requires the signatures of the Mayor and City Clerk as part of the process. Two other items regard SWYS, one for the rental of the Rotary Center and a contract for services provided by SWYS for the Altus Municipal Juvenile Court.
An annual resolution will be considered for continued support and participation for the Main Street Altus Program. Another item concerns the contract between the City and MSA for $10,000 for funds for a Program Manager.
Implementation of summer season passes for the City pool will require approval of an Emergency Ordinance to have an effective date of June 5.
An increase in water rates from $2.80 to $3.30 per 1,000 gallons of water will be considered for the following Special Contracts: Duke Municipal Trust Authority, Blair Public Works Authority, Olustee Public Works Authority, Creta Water Corporation, Jackson County Water Company and Quartz Mountain Regional Water Authority. Rate increases for Bar-S Food Company and Altus Air Force Base will also be considered from $1.75 to $2.25 per 1,000 gallons of water.
Executive session items include filling the position of Finance Director, and an update on separate negotiations between the City and both the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Fraternal Order of Police. Any applicable action must be taken in open session.
Mayor David Webb may make appointments. City Administrator Elizabeth Gray, and council members may make comments and reports, followed by those of the Mayor before adjournment.