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Council to consider revising Water Restriction Program Ordinance

September 1, 2013

The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Council Chamber of the Municipal Complex.


During the AMA meeting Energy Services Specialist for OMPA, Palma Lough, will provide an update and present a $20,000 check for the CUP Re-certification Program.


The AMA will consider items on the consent agenda including a claim from Wicker Construction Company, Inc., in the total amount of $90, 820, for the Athletic Training Facility for the Altus High School Renovation to be paid from the Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2008 (MAPS).


Deputy City Administrator James Wilson give a presentation of the financial and operational report for the period ending Aug. 31.


AMA will discuss authorizing the Purchasing Department to advertise for bids for the Electric Department to purchase Remote Read/Disconnect Meters, “No Disconnect Collars.”


They will also consider to acknowledge the 2012 Contract for both the AAFB Main Gate Waterline Relocation Project and the Falcon Road and Park Lane Water Project, consider making the project tax exempt and appoint the low bidder as purchasing agent, and consider to authorize for bids. This item will also be discussed during the City Council meeting.


During the City Council meeting, Council will consider to approve a Resolution to accept and adopt the Jackson County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Council will also consider a resolution acknowledging receipt of the certified election results from the Jackson County Election Board, and declaring the approval of Ordinance 2013-08, granting to CenterPoint Energy Oklahoma Gas a franchise for a 25-year period, as approved by the voters at the Special Election on Aug. 13.


They will also consider to approve an Ordinance revising the City’s Water Restriction Program, or approve the Ordinance with further amendments.


Council will vote to approve Capital Outlays funds’ expenditures for forty-eight desktop computers, per State contract in FY 2013-2014 budget for the amount of approximately $43,000.


Council will also vote to retain the professional services of Michael L. Darrah of the law firm Durbin, Larimore, & Bialick, P.C. in order to recover sales tax revenue which was spent on the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant.


Council will consider to enter executive session to discuss the appraisal of real property, the value of leased grounder water, paragraph five of the original 1965 Round Timber Water Wells Lease between C.F. Mock and Pauline Mock and the City, and paragraph 1.02 of the 2007 Modification to the Groundwater lease Agreement between the new owners, Leonard Keith Spears and Sherry K. Spears, and the City.


Also during executive session Council will discuss the resignation of James Wilson, as Deputy City Administrator, and a transition plan. They will also discuss a negotiation update between the City of Altus and the FOP #120.


After discussion of new business and comments and reports from the City Administrator, Council members, and the Mayor, the meeting will adjourn.