Winter averaging, the possible hiring of a building inspector and issues with Almega Cable were among the items on Ash Flat City Council's unfinished business during their regular monthly meeting held July 20 at Ash Flat City Hall.
The winter averaging issue was tabled until a rate study can be conducted to determine whether to raise the rates or keep things the same.
Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw said he would discuss with Scott Brewer, who was absent for the meeting, the possibility of becoming the city's building inspector.
Area residents continue to have issues with Almega Cable and not being able to receive channels, nor has the company replaced missing channels that were guaranteed by a supervisor from the Texas company. A letter was sent to the company on two different occasions requesting their presence at a city council meeting to answer questions from residents. Once again, Almega was a no show.
In new business, an annexation issue was passed making the land from Family Fitness down Nix Ridge to From the Beginning Daycare, Secluded Estates, the Veteran's Memorial and the Ash Flat Ball Park part of the city of Ash Flat.
The city is still waiting on one bid for the new shop building's construction next to the Ash Flat Fire Department prior to making a decision.
In other business, the council agreed to let Traw have the final say in the purchase of a dump bed for the city's Ford F-350 pickup. Two bids were received from Hil-Bilt from Benton and Kesslers. Traw said the truck will save a lot of wear and tear on the city's backhoe.
Ash Flat City Council also went into executive session regarding the hire of Steve Powell as a full-time officer. Powell, who currently works part-time for the city's police department will become a full-time employee immediately.
The next regular session of Ash Flat City council will be held Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Ash Flat City Hall.