Today is the final day of the contract the City of Altus has with the ODOC, and the female inmates currently housed at the Altus work center will be pulled and relocated to other centers in the state. The City has been given the option to replace the female inmates with male inmates.
Wednesday’s meeting will hear public input regarding the ODOC/City work center contract for 2010-2011. Also during the meeting, the Council will discuss the recent extensive damage to the City golf course greens and vote on how to renovate/reconstruct it. They will also have to decided how to finance the project.
The greens suffered extensive damage as a result of the heavy rains earlier this summer. Compounding the problem has been a lack of drainage.
Cost estimates include coring the existing greens (2,500 sq. ft. of greens) for a cost of $124,300; building new greens (4,000 sq. ft. of greens) for a cost of $276,980; or resurfacing the existing greens (2,500 sq. ft. of greens) at a cost of $45,375.
The Altus Municipal Authority issued its $300,000 series 2010 municipal capital improvements project note in June for financing proposed capital improvements for not only the golf course, but for parks, the library and auditorium.
Amounts allocated were $25,000 for the City Auditorium; $25,000 for Davis Park; $30,000 for the Altus City Library; and $220,000 for the golf course.
According to City Attorney Catherine Coke, and the Bond Counsel Terry Hawkins, the City can either reallocate how to spend the money, consider and pass resolutions to take money from other projects, or consider and pass resolutions to do a supplemental hotel/motel tax note.