Month 1995-11 November
Meeting of 1995-11-28 Regular Meeting
LAWTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 28, 1995 - 6:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBER - WAYNE GILLEY CITY HALL
John T. Marley, Mayor, Also Present:
Presiding Gil Schumpert, City Manager
Felix Cruz, City Attorney
Brenda Smith, City Clerk
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Marley.
Notice of meeting and agenda were posted on the City Hall
bulletin board as required by law.
Present: Jody Maples, Ward One
Babe Whatley, Ward Two
Joe Dutcher, Ward Three
John Purcell, Ward Four
Robert Shanklin, Ward Five
Richard Zarle, Ward Six
Robert Mitchell, Ward Eight
Jim Branscum, At-Large No. 1
Glen Alford, At-Large No. 2
Absent: Carol Green, Ward Seven
PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTHS CERTIFICATE TO LINDA
GIBSON, MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE.
PRESENTATION OF PAINTING BY BRUCE SCOTT, LB&M ASSOCIATES
PRESENTATION BY LAWTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY ON STATUS
OF CERTIFIED CITIES PROJECT AND FIVE YEAR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None.
1. Res. relating to rates for rural water districts, and
commercial and government customers outside City limits tabled
for Outside Water Committee action after complaints from several
Pecan Valley residents regarding how much they pay for water.
2. Construction contract on Grand View Sports Complex Phase II
awarded to Kent Waller Construction.
3. Election to levy additional one-quarter cent sales tax for
capital outlay for: Police 35%, Fire 35%, and all others 30%;
documents to be returned to set election for March 12.
4. Damage claim denied: Mary Givan.
5. License Agreement with GSA re: west 100' of alley in Block
49, Original Townsite approved.
6. Ord. 95-59 relating to Alarm Systems approved.
7. Res. 95-129 repealing fee on licensing of alarm systems
8. Ord. 95-60 allowing late payments and waiving penalties on
utility charges for ALL federal employees; Ordinance is good only
until January 12, 1996.
9. Approved request from Arts For All Festival Committee for
funding to provide electric and water service to Shepler Park -
$2,955.11 from Council Contingency.
10. Direct purchase of police vehicles from State contract
approved; ordinance to be returned to allow purchases from State
11. Declare emergency and suspend procedures on bidding to
allow purchase of equipment for City's rainguage system approved;
vigorous discussion about why this had to be declared an
emergency since it was known about for a year.
12. Employment contract with Schumpert approved.
13. Damage claims approved: Rafael and Aida A. Tirado - Res.
95-130 - $665; Margaret and Jesse Dunn - $338.40.
14. Res. 95-131 Dennis Terry Workers' Comp.
15. Res. 95-133 on traffic control - considered separately -
approved 2-way stop signs on 21st Street at Elm.
16. Denied traffic controls.
17. Plans approved for NW 43rd and Santa Fe Avenue Drainage.
18. Reject bids for Country Club Heights Sewer and
19. Res. 95-132 establishing petty cash account for
Engineering for $500.
20. Revocable permit for #10 SW "H" Avenue, Clayton Green, for
parking and maneuvering approved.
21. Outdated Council Policies rescinded: 1, 9, 10, 14, 19, 37,
44, 47, and 52.
22. Assignment of bulk pebble quicklime contract to Global
Stone St. Clair, Inc.
23. Water meters and parts: Sensus Technologies.
24. Portable scoreboards: Scoreboard Sales & Service.
25. Liquid sulfur dioxide: Van Waters & Rogers.
26. Bid rejected for traffic control cabinets.
27. Contract with Law Enforcement Equipment Co. for ballistic
vests extended to 11/24/96 at same terms.
28. Appointments: Committee for Naming Public Facilities -
Leila Barfield, John C. Brandt, Ed Hennessee, Donald G. Jones,
Charlie Young; Pension Trust Commission - Dean Daniel; Building
Development Appeal Board - Kent Waller; Carnegie Library Advisory
Board - Diane H. Denham, Jahrea Smith; Arts & Humanities Council
- Carol Rigby; Parks & Recreation Commission - Cindy Gatliff;
Commission on Status of Women - Carol Rigby.
29. Payroll approved.
30. Executive session, Cofer v. City - no action.
REPORTS: Alford requested the Council be informed as to actions
regarding the traffic accident involving the Fire Marshal.
Schumpert said the bridge on Bishop Road is closed due to safety
problems found during bridge inspection; no problems were noted
two years ago. If it is a school bus route, state or county
commissioners may assist with funding repair. Alford said the
crew previously mowing one lot per day is now mowing eight per
ADJOURNED AT: 9:00 p.m.