Commission tables charter amendment

At Tuesday night's Albany City Commission meeting they decided to table passing an amendment to the city charter (section 26) involving the Water, Gas & Light Commission.

The amendment would require the commission's General Manager to report directly to the Albany City Manager. This position of GM hasn't, in the past, been required to report to the city manager.

The amendment would also allow for extension of WGL distribution beyond the limits of the city of Albany.

Both Jon Howard and Bobby Coleman said they want more time to go over and make changes to the charter. Coleman says he has extensive questions and would need more than a meeting to get answers. Other commissioners said with all the changes the city has seen lately they don't think it's wise to pass this right now.

Also during the meeting they ratified the appointment of Phil Roberson as Assistant City Manager effective July 23, 2014.