The Killeen City Council will discuss its meeting protocol and duties during its workshop session Tuesday.
The council’s rules of order and methods of conducting business and making appointments will be at the center of a new proposal compiled by City Manager Ron Olson, who has spent the last few months overhauling the city’s administrative policies.
The city is in the final stages of approving new financial rules in light of a $394,000 external management audit completed in August.
The new policy formalizes long-term budget strategy, limitations on issuing debt, and the promotion of better control and oversight of city assets and funds.
Olson said the council would go through a series of policy reforms before the next budget creation process. Consideration of long-term budget strategy policy is expected to follow the council protocol discussion.
On Tuesday, the council will also discuss a slew of grants to help pay for police body armor, transportation safety programs and pet adoption preparation.
The council will discuss accepting $124,933 in Special Traffic Enforcement Program grant funds from the Texas Department of Transportation. The program provides reimbursable funds for specific traffic safety initiatives.
The city will provide a local match of $73,937 to pay for salaries, benefits and gas mileage.
The council will also discuss accepting a fully-funded state grant to outfit Killeen officers with tactical body armor.
The grant will provide more than $120,000 for the equipment and requires no local match. The original resolution to accept the grant was postponed last week after a legal notice was inaccurately filed.
The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. at the Utilities Collection Building, 210 W. Avenue C.
The council’s agenda can be viewed online at killeen.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
At the workshop, the council will also:
- Discuss the purchase of $95,000 of training and duty ammunition for the Killeen Police Departments. Funds for the purchase were allocated in the fiscal year 2018 budget.
- Discuss the purchase of $300,000 in Killeen Fire Department uniforms paid over the next three years. Funds for the purchase were allocated in the 2018 budget.
- Discuss the purchase of $450,000 in consumable medical supplies for the fire department paid over the next three years. Funds for the purchase were allocated in the 2018 budget.