The Altus Municipal Authority (AMA) and the City Council will meet just before the July 4 holiday, on the evening of July 3 at 6:30 p.m.
In the AMA, among other items, the trustees will consider approval of “whatever action the City Council takes in adopting, as is or as amended, separate emergency ordinances to amend the Altus Code 1980 to make increases for electric, sewer, water, trash and landfill fees…” These increases are in order to fund both budgets of the AMA and City Council according to the 10/10 (fiscal year 2013) budget.
During the Council meeting, among the many items to be discussed will be increasing the following utility rates referenced in the AMA item. These will include: water rates on Special Contracts, water rates for residents inside and outside the City, sewer fees, garbage and trash pickup rates for all classifications, landfill rates, electricity rates for all electrical customers. Each utility item will have an Emergency section making the change effective upon approval, July 3, with the exception of the water rates which will be effective with the July billing cycle.
In executive session, Parks and Recreation Director, Randy Marple’s retirement will be considered.