Ordinance No. 396 adopted the annual budget for the fiscal year of July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010.
Ordinance No. 399 prohibits littering in the city and defines littering. "A person commits the offense of littering if he throws or places or causing to be thrown or placed any glass, glass bottles, wire, nails, tacks, cans, garbage, trash, refuse or rubage of any kind nature or description on the right-of-way of any street, alley, public road or state highway or on or in any waters or on the banks of any stream or on any land or water owned or operated or leased by the city or any board department agency or commission hereof or on any private rental property owned by another or others without the owners' consent," according to how the ordinance was read. Violation of this ordinance could be punished by a fine of up to $500 or up to 90 days inprisonment or by both fine and inprisonment.
Alton Police Officer and Fire Chief Sam Barton advised the board that he ordered some new uniforms for the police department. Barton modeled the uniform for the aldermen to see what it looked like. The shirts are gray with charcoal-colored pants. Barton said these uniforms would not replace the department's dress uniforms for court but would be used on a day-to-day basis. The aldermen said they liked the uniform but advised Barton to talk with Police Chief Rusty Warren before making it a practice for all police officers to wear the uniform.
Water department/maintenance supervisor Garry Simpson said the Department of Natural Resources accepted the second plan about the city's inflow and infiltration (I&I).
Now that the plan has been accepted, the city has to start working on the plan. Simpson said they have done work on some of the manholes and some smoke testing.
However, there is a field were the manholes have been buried and the water department now has to find them and dig them out to make sure there isn't any runoff in the water system.
Cracks were found on the fiberglass liner of the city pool. It was decided that City Clerk Dinah Slaughter would contact the company the fiberglass liner came from to have them do the repairs.
Slaughter informed the board that the tin horn at the Alton Senior Citizens Center is completed and should level a ledge in the parking lot.
The board agreed to sign a road relinquishment agreement with MoDOT after they see the maps of what they want to do.
The aldermen voted 3 to 1 to pay the monthly expenditures.
Alton City Board meetings are the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at city hall. The next board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 14.