Electronic bids resolution tops council agenda

A resolution to ensure the “identification, security and confidentiality” of electronic bids or proposals is among the agenda items for Big Spring City Council in an emergency meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.The resolution basically permits the city to accept bids of proposals in electronic form. It also sets out rules to protect the integrity of those bids.The measure is designed to allow the city to keep pace with ever-changing world of technology, in which more and more “business” is conducted electronically instead of by paper.Another item on the agenda calls for an amendment to the code of ordinances that would include an alternate member to the board of adjustments and appeals who has experience and training to pass on fire-related matters and to add a city fire official as an ex-officio member to the board.There are final readings on calling for the May 11 election for mayor and District 5 council member, an ordinance making the intersection of Settles and Stadium Street a four-way controlled stop intersection and adopting the annual budget.Also on the agenda are:— adjustments and fees dealing with building codes and permits,— amending an agreement for $110,189.12 in unanticipated fees for the law enforcement center to be split between the city and Howard County,— approval of minutes from various boards,— approval of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation's annual audit,— discussion and consideration of replats for the McLellan Subdivision and Don's Tire and Truck Service Subdivision. City Council Chambers are located at 307 East Fourth St.