Alto City Council members unanimously approved the city’s annual fire contract with the City of Baldwin at Tuesday night’s, July 8, council meeting.
The contract price will be $67.39 per structure for the Baldwin Fire Department to provide protection to homes located in Alto. This price equals out to 93 cents per month per structure for the fire service.
In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, the council:
•unanimously agreed to cancel the city’s current contract with Utility Service Company on cleaning the water tanks. The annual cost is $20,075. The city has been contracting with this company for 20 years but in the past couple of years they have been sending crews to do the work that have left messes at the tanks for the city employees to clean up. The city has received a quote from The Leary Construction Co., Inc., for $20,230 annually, for a 10-year term fixed beginning January 1, 2009.
•received copies of the city’s annual audit for the year ended December 31,2007. The audit was done by Ed K. Burton, LLC Certified Public Accountants, Toccoa. Alto Finance Officer Lisa Turner went over the audit with the council. The audit shows a total net assets amount of $1,854,547 for both the general fund and the water fund as of December 31, 2007. The city’s general fund net assets balance as of Dec. 31 was $167,204 and the water fund net assets balance was $1,550,219.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, at city hall.