- Published on Monday, 04 June 2012 08:58
BUDGET HEARING SCHEDULED FOR 6 P.M.
The Elk City Commission will meet tonight, Monday, at 7 p.m. in their chambers at City Hall.
Also meeting will be the commissioners and mayor as the Airport, Industrial and Public Works Authorities. A public hearing on this year's budget will begin at 6 p.m.
On the commission agenda is an item that would give "prior approval" for the city manager to purchase water rights without additional consideration from the panel. The spending limit would be $500,000.
The city could re-dig two water wells, which would cost $70,000. The item was included on the agenda.
Also slated for discussion and action is a rezoning request from Pat and Regina Williams, who want to construct commercial buildings near Grandmark Drive. A zoning committee has recommended the land remain zoned for residential use.
The commission will hear a resolution aimed at the way it apportions its sales tax revenue, and commissioners could approve the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget at the meeting.
The fire department could get a used 100-foot platform fire truck for $635,000. In a recent draft of the upcoming budget, the commissioners scheduled up to a million dollars for a similar truck.
There are two executive sessions scheduled. One would be to consider the applications of 14 treasurer candidates. The other would allow the city to discuss privately issues "pertaining to economic development, including the transfer of property, financing, or the creation of a proposal to entice a business to locate within the city’s jurisdiction."
Commissioners will also discuss the purchase of a new Ford pickup, and also a resolution supporting a tax credit award for housing.
The tourism budget is scheduled to be considered at Monday's meeting.