The Odessa Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of two new generators at Monday night’s meeting.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator John Holmes:

John Holmes

Homes said the city will use one to run the water treatment plant in the case of a power outage.  Council also discussed the pipeline project the city is undergoing.  The motion was tabled until the Board is able to get a better idea of how the funds are being used.  Council also considered an ordnance affecting signage in town, but decided not to pass it until certain wording is more clear.  Discussion of a possible new ordnance took up a portion of Monday night’s meeting.  A new billboard within city limits has drawn concern about the current regulations on signs.  Holmes said they don’t want Odessa to become as crowded with billboards as some of the areas closer to Kansas City.  The ordnance did not pass because there were concerns about some specific wording, but it will be brought before the Board after it has been reworked.