Regular meetings of the Altus Municipal Authority and the City Council were held Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Council Chambers. Although the meetings began at 6:30 p.m., Council entered into extensive executive session which resulted in the meeting not ending until 11:15 p.m. Council went into executive session to discuss the employment of an individual employed employee, the City Manager as authorized by Section 307 (B)(1) of Title 25 O.S.A. There was no action taken.
The AMA received a progress report on the Round Timber Well Field Rehabilitation Project, moving the original goal of completion from Nov. 1 to an estimated completion of mid November. The original budget of $450,000 for the project has since been increased by an additional $200,000. Today’s Round Timber Well Field Rehabilitation Project budget stands at $650,000.
A vote was taken to award a single source quote from Northrop Grumman of San Diego, Cal. for five new hand held meter reading computers and hardware to replace the five current 2007 models.
A contract between the AMA, the City of Altus, and Haynes Equipment Company, LLC, of Oklahoma City, for the Well Controls and Telemetry was approved.
There was no new business of the AMA to discuss. The City Council meeting immediately followed.
Authorization was given to the City Manager to sign the single audit engagement letter and the compilation engagement letter for the year ended June 30, 2015 between the City of Altus and the audit firm of Arledge & Associates, P.C. of Edmond.
Resolution No. 2015-37, appointing Steve Winfrey, General Manager for Haynes Equipment Company, LLC, of Oklahoma City, as purchasing agent for the Well Field Controls and Telemetry was approved.
Approval was also granted to Resolution No. 2015-38, accepting a Quit Claim Deed conveying 1.35 acres of land to the City of Altus from the USA acting through the Bureau of Reclamation for Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport, as required by the federal government.
Council then agreed to allow the property owner of 709 S. Benson 15 days to demolish the property himself.
Ordinance No. 2015-20 accepting the recommendation of the Altus City Planning Commission (ACPC), changing the zoning classification of The Trails at Kerr Creek addition from agriculture to auto-urban residential, for 70 lots of detached housing units was approved.
Ordinance No. 2015-21 accepting the recommendation of the Altus City Planning Commission (ACPC), changing the zoning classification of the Mesquite Meadows addition from agriculture to auto-urban residential, for 70 lots of single family detached units was also approved.
Council then approved an agreement between the City of Altus and George Nassaney, Nassaney Land Company, LLC, developer to allow into a proposed addition on a right-of-way on City property located on the southeast corner of proposed addition, for the development of a Planned District Housing addition with single-family housing units. The new roadway will connect with the existing Cleveland Street in the University Heights addition.
The City of Altus Residential Anti-Displacement Plan 2015 for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Set-Aside Program was then approved.
Vote was taken and approved to award a contract to IntrinsiCorp of Missouri to create a web-based Global Information System (GIS) for the City of Altus, and for ongoing maintenance of the GIS website.
Resolution No. 2015-39 authorizing and renewing a contract for services for expenditure of hotel/motel tax revenues between the City and the Altus/Southwest Economic Development Corporation (EDC), for FY 2015-16 in the estimated amount of $240,000, was approved.
Vote was then taken and approved to award Bid #17800 for Altus Air Force Base Main Gate Resurfacing Project to T7G Construction, Inc., Lawton, as the lowest and best bidder at $270,520.
A quote for asbestos removal from the Altus Senior Activity Center to the NorthStar Demolition and Remediation, Inc., Shawnee, as the lowest and best quote of $15,120, was approved.
After executive session, no votes were taken, there was no new business, nor any Mayor appointments or comments. There were no comments or reports from the City Manager.
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