In a regular meeting of the Altus City Council Tuesday evening, city officials learned that they may soon be able to enjoy the benefits of a 3-day weekend according to city administrator Mike Nettles.
He said that it’s still too early to tell what kind of effect a 4-day work week will have on cities that have already implemented that change, but officials are discussing the change for Altus.
Nettles also revealed that a special called meeting of the City Council will be held this Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. to review various space requirement recommendations for the new combined Municipal Complex approved by voters in late August as part of the MAPS program.
Nettles believes a facility costing $7.5 to $8-million would be the most feasible for Altus.
City Electrical Department worker Mary Billingsley received the honor for “City Employee of the Quarter” for July, August and September of this year.
Also during the meeting, Mayor T.L. Gramling swore in Randall Parks and Billie Fowler as two new additions to the Altus Police force.
Bob Stephenson, Public Works Director, reported that the Utility Services Group detected water leaks amounting to nearly 16,000 gallons of water per day and that all the areas have been pinpointed and scheduled for repairs.
In its last order of business before convening in executive session, the council unanimously approved authorizing City Administrator Mike Nettles to become program administrator for a federally mandated identity theft program for the city.
Council members approved a revision to the City and Altus Fraternal Order of Police contract, authorizing the mayor to sign the labor agreement.