City Council had four legislation items for its July 23 meeting.
The first was an agreement with Everstream Solutions to allow the company to attach fiber optic lines onto city-owned utility poles. Safety-Service Director Nicole Ward explained the fiber would be for commercial customers only and the company would like to use approximately 120 poles.
Under the agreement, Everstream would pay $10 per attachment every year. This item was held to a first reading.
Council also passed final readings to amend 2019 appropriations to budget $37,000 related to outfitting three new police cruisers for duty, and well as an advancement of funds to make final payment on the residential street paving program. The advance will be repaid at the end of the year after more revenue from license plate taxes is received.
Council also passed a first reading for a three-year agreement with the State Auditor’s Office for local government services at a cost not to exceed $22,000 per year. The office performs GAAP conversion for the city in preparation of financial audits.