The Altus Municipal Authority and City Council will hold a regular meeting, Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers of the Municpal Complex to consider items on the consent agenda.
The AMA will discuss procedures to begin plans for an Altus Senior Citizen Center. In recent City Council meetings, Councilman Rick Steen is the initiator for the item bringing attention to the fact of a need to move forward on this project, being one of the projects yet to be paid for by the MAPS Fund, as voted on in 2008.
Steen said, “It’s going to be an interestings meeting Tuesday night.”
The AMA will also consider to authorize the Electric Department t0 repair 47 transformers and declare and dispose of 16 transformers as junk. They will consider to approve a five year contract between the AMA and Progressive Waste Solutions of TX, Inc., to provide a “flatbed service” for bulk waste removal. AMA will also consider to award Freese and Nichols for the “Request of Qualifications of Professional Hydraulic Evaluation Services,” to survey for the quality and potential water yield of a well field located immediately South of the Red River and West of Highway 283, and authorize a contract.
After the AMA meeting adjourns, the City Council meeting will be called to order to discuss items on the consent agenda.
The City Council will re-consider payment for legal services already rendered to Lester, Loving, & Davies, P.C., as payment was denied on February 19. The Vendor has requested the Council re-consider.
The Council will also consider some relief of payment by Double Bit, Inc. of Athens, Texas, regarding electrical damage that occurred during a contracted project to replace concrete at the Quartz Mountain Regional Airport.
Council will consider to adopt an annual Fair Housing resolution to promote affordable housing for all population groups, especially low-income, minority, immigrant, and other disadvantaged populations.
Council will also vote to approve waiving demolition liens on six properties owned by Jackson County, to make bidding on the properties more feasible to interested parties for a Commissioners’ Sale.
Council will discuss a new offer made by Verizon Wireless to install a 100’ telecommunications tower in a lease area of 2,500 square feet in the City’s golf course. The current offer of $750 per month is $250 more that the rejected previous offer.
Council will consider an ordinance to repeal Ordinance 2011-11, and consider a resolution to encourage Oklahoma Legislature to approve and enact Senate Bill 501, amending the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Work Places Act to give local control to cities and towns and allow them to enact and enforce laws restricting smoking on city-owned properties, like parks and sports complexes.
A resolution to adopt the “Police Standard Operations Procedures Manual, Version 2013” will be considered for approval. It was considered at the Feb. 5th City Council meeting but was tabled until it was revised and showing changes made to the document from the current manual.
The City Council will also consider to approve a Partnership agreement by and between Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force), and the City of Altus Police Department, and to authorize the Mayor and Police Chief to sign this agreement on behalf of the City.
A request for proposal to operate and maintain the city’s existing firing range will be considered for approval, to allow for more training for police agencies, and also increase revenue by making it available to the public for recreational firearms use.
The Council will also consider a resolution to authorize the City to Fox and Drechsler, Inc., a Oklahoma Department of Transportation pre-qualified engineering firm, to conduct bridge maintenance safety inspections under Bridge Inspection Contracts for April 2013 to April 2016.