Month 1996-2 February
Meeting of 1996-2-22 Special Meeting
LAWTON CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
FEBRUARY 22, 1996 - 5:30 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 5:30 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
Carol Green, Ward Seven
Robert Mitchell, Ward Eight
Jim Branscum, At-Large No. 1
Glen Alford, At-Large No. 2
Absent: Richard Zarle, Ward Six
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: ANYONE HAVING AN ITEM FOR THE COUNCIL TO
CONSIDER RELATING TO THE MUNICIPAL COURT OR PARKS AND RECREATION
DEPARTMENT: Mary Hamm; Donna Mata.
1. Pursuant to Section 307B4, Title 25, Oklahoma State
Statutes, Consider convening in executive session to discuss the
City Council's pending investigation into the Department of
Municipal Court, and, if appropriate, take action in open
The Mayor and Council convened in executive session at 5:45 p.m.
and reconvened in open session at 6:15 p.m. with all members
present upon roll call except Zarle.
Cruz reported the Mayor and Council met in executive session to
discuss item one on the agenda, matters relating to the Municipal
Court, and no action is needed in open session on this matter at
2. Continue investigation into the policies and procedures of
the Municipal Court, and affirm, modify or establish policies and
procedures for the Municipal Court for implementation by the City
City Council directed the City Manager to rescind the letter that
he issued to the Municipal Judge on February 5.
Branscum and Mitchell left the meeting.
3. Conduct an investigation into the policies and procedures
of the Parks and Recreation Department, and affirm, modify or
establish policies and procedures for the Parks and Recreation
Department for implementation by the City Manager.
Dick Huck, Parks & Recreation Director provided an overview of
the department and responded to questions from the Council
4. Determine any future meeting dates or subjects of
Mayor Marley said there would not be a meeting this coming Monday
but one was planned for February 26 regarding the Public Works
Department. He asked if there was a desire to schedule a
department for March 4.
Council approved a motion that if there are no questions for a
department that they call it an information session, if there are
direct questions from two members for a particular purpose, then
they call it an investigation session.
Mayor Marley said Public Works would be discussed Thursday.
Council asked that Building Development be discussed the
following Monday. Schumpert said he would notify the departments
and that budget workshops would begin after May 1.
ADJOURNED AT: 7:35 p.m.