Council to meet Tuesday

Routine items top the agenda for the Big Spring City Council, as the government panel prepares to meet Tuesday evening. Among the agenda items for the meeting are: • Final reading of an ordinance amending the adopted 2010-2011 annual budget to increase the airpark fund budget for the purpose of providing 10 percent of the cost associated with the design phase of the airpark improvement project grant. • Final reading of a resolution suspending the Feb. 14 effective date for Oncor Electric Delivery Company's requested rate change to permit the city time to study the request and establish reasonable rates. The resolution will also approve cooperation with a steering committee of cities served by Oncor to hire legal and consulting services and negotiate and direct necessary litigation and appeals with the company. • Approval of late homestead exemption refunds for the month of December, 2010. • First reading of an ordinance calling for an election to be held for the District 1 and District 3 seats on the city council May 14. District 1 is currently represented by long time council member Stephanie Horton, while District 3 is represented by Joann Staulcup. The ordinance will also call for one central polling place within the city. • First reading of an ordinance authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds and establishing procedures for the sale and delivery of the bonds. • Approval of amended lease agreement with Flatco Telecommunications Service Inc. for communications and related equipment. • Make appointments to the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Development Board. Current members Paschal Odom, Edmond Crandall and Jan Hansen have all agreed to again serve on the board. • Make appointments to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals, which currently has four openings. Dale Coates, Tommy Corwin and Richard Wright have all agreed to serve again, while board newcomer Edward Roach has submitted a resume for the fourth seat.

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