Month 2007-12 December
Meeting of 2007-12-18 Regular Meeting
LAWTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
18, 2007 6:00 P.M.
WAYNE GILLEY CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBER
Mayor John Purcell, Jr. Also Present:
Mitchell, City Manager
H. Vincent, City Attorney
Hushbeck, City Clerk
Mayor Purcell called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Notice of meeting and agenda
on the City Hall notice board as required by law. Invocation was given by Dr. Charles Whitlow,
Union Baptist Church, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Shoemate, Ward One
James Hanna, Ward Two
Janice Drewry, Ward Three
Robert Shanklin, Ward Five
Haywood, Ward Seven
Warren, Ward Eight
Patton, Ward Six
PRESENTATION OF CITIZEN OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER TO ANGELA HILBERT.
Sharon Means, Chairman, Mayor s Commission on that Status of Women announced
Angela Hilbert has been named Citizen of the Month for December. She stated that Ms. Hilbert
was not in attendance.
Mayor Purcell read a Certificate of Congratulations from the State of Oklahoma.
PRESENTATION OF OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE HONOR ROLL OF SERVICE.
Mayor Purcell introduced Larry Thoma, Mayor of Elgin and Robert Johnson, City Manager
Mr. Johnson stated that he is the Vice President and Mayor Thomas is the immediate
president of the Oklahoma Municipal League. He stated they are in Lawton to present
certificates and pins to eleven employees that have completed twenty-five years of service in the
public sector. They recognized the following City of Lawton employees: Juan
(Fire), George Fisher (Fire), Lt. Ricky Chapman (Fire), Larry Carr (Fire), Lt. Juan Ayala
(Police), Mike Cargill (Parks), Jackie Somerlott (Public Works), David Dixon, (Public Works),
Michael Hood (Public Works), Johnny Payne (Public Works) and Norman Bush (Public Works).
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: None
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items are considered to be routine by the City Council
will be enacted with one motion. Should discussion be desired on an item, that item will be
removed from the Consent Agenda prior to action and considered separately.
Mayor Purcell stated someone would like to speak on item #2. Haywood requested
item #8 and
Shanklin requested item #4 be considered separately.
MOVED by Warren, SECOND by Haywood, to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception
of items #2, #4 and #8. AYE: Haywood, Warren, Shoemate, Hanna, Drewry, Jackson,
Shanklin. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
1. Consider the following damage claim recommended for approval
and consider passage of the
resolution authorizing the City Attorney to file a friendly suit for the claim which is over
$400.00: Victoria Heskett in the reduced amount of $5,800.00. Exhibits: Legal
2. Consider the following damage claim recommended for denial: Julia and Samuel Dennis in
the amount of $2,559.08. Exhibits: Legal Opinion/Recommendation.
Vincent stated Ms. Dennis filed a claim against the City. She alleges she fell
at Greer Park Kid
s Zone when she slipped in some mud by the drinking fountain. Staff believes it was open and
obvious. Ms. Dennis did have medical bills, but if it was her own negligence that caused her to
slip, then she is responsible. Staff is recommending denial of the claim.
Julia Dennis, 2122 NW Ozmun, stated this happened on the 6
th, not the 10th. She stated the mud
was slimy and she did not know this until she stepped on it and her feet went out underneath her.
She stated it was not intentional. She had never been to the Kid s Zone before and
she did not
know the proper place to walk. She stated the only place she could see to walk was the cement
where the water fountain is. She expected the concrete to be wet, but not slimy mud. She
not feel that she is to blame and her medical bills need to be paid.
Shanklin questioned if Ms. Dennis had medical coverage or did she pay these bills
out of her
Ms. Dennis stated she does have health insurance but these bills have not been paid.
they will ask her questions about the injury and she felt since it was on City property, it is the
City s responsibility.
Vincent stated the City is not the insurer of everyone that comes onto City property. He stated
we are governed by the Oklahoma Governmental Tort Claims Act which specified what our
Shanklin stated Ms. Dennis has been forthright and come here and looked them in the
eye. He is
not saying that we owe her all of it, but he would be willing to pay the deductible. He questioned
if she had a deductible.
Ms. Dennis stated if the insurance company considers this an injury, she probably
will not have a
Vincent stated Ms. Dennis does have recourse through the court system.
Haywood questioned who her insurance was with.
Ms. Dennis stated her insurance is with Federal Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Haywood questioned if she has filed any claim with her insurance.
Ms. Dennis stated she has not filed. She felt the injury happened on City property
and the City
would be responsible. She stated the hospital and radiologist has been asking for payment.
Haywood questioned if the emergency room asked for her insurance information.
Ms. Dennis stated no. She didn t go to the emergency room. She went
to her doctors office.
Shanklin stated he would be willing to pay her out of pocket expenses. This
is what insurance is
for. We cannot be responsible for vehicle wrecks all over town. He appreciates her dilemma,
but she is covered by insurance.
Ms. Dennis stated she will contact her insurance company to see what they say.
Shanklin suggested they table this issue for sixty days.
Shoemate questioned what the claim for $430.08 was for?
Ms. Dennis stated that is for loss of wages.
Vincent stated that would not be covered by her insurance.
Shoemate stated he would rather pay her for the lost wages.
MOVED by Shoemate, SECOND by Shanklin, to approve Res. 07-163 and all supporting
documents to approve the claim of Julia and Samuel Dennis in the amount of $430.08 for loss
wages. AYE: Haywood, Shoemate, Hanna, Drewry, Jackson, Shanklin. NAY: Warren.
3. Consider ratifying the actions of the Lawton Water Authority
by approving an amendment to
the Lease Agreement with the Sunken Bridge Yacht Club, and authorize the Mayor and City
Clerk to execute the Amendment. Exhibits: Amendment No. 1 is on file at the City Clerk
4. Consider releasing $10,125 of Hotel/Motel Tax revenues
to the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of
Commerce for advertising and marketing of the new direct air service by Delta Airlines from the
Lawton Fort Sill Regional Airport to Atlanta, Georgia and take action as deemed necessary for
transfer of funds. Exhibits: Letter of Request, Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce,
December 7, 2007.
Shanklin stated he does not understand why they have to ask for this money. He
supported them with $5,000 from the contingency fund a year ago.
Mitchell stated this is separate from that $5,000 for Santa Shops Lawton. He
stated this is for
advertising for the Delta Air Service. The City of Lawton agreed to use $50,000 of hotel/motel
tax to match a grant. The Chamber is requesting partial release of that $50,000.
MOVED by Shanklin, SECOND by Haywood, to approve the release of $10,125 of Hotel/Motel
Tax revenues to the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce. AYE: Warren, Shoemate, Hanna,
Drewry, Jackson, Shanklin, Haywood. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
5. Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement
with Roy B. Hooper from January
1, 2008 through June 30, 2008, for the purpose of providing professional consulting/lobbyist
services to the City and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the Agreement. Exhibits:
Consultant Agreement will be available for review in the City Manager s Office.
6. Consider entering into a Professional Services Agreement
with Comport Network Services
to perform a Geographical Information System (GIS) Needs Assessment and Implementation
Plan for the City of Lawton. Exhibits: Memo from Derrell Morgan, Emergency
Communications. Agreement is on file in City Clerk s Office.
7. Consider approving the Release of Mortgage between the
City of Lawton (Lender) and Ms.
Sarah E. Owens (Borrower), a participant of the City s CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation
Program and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the implementing documents.
Exhibits: A copy of the mortgage is on file at the City Clerk s Office.
8. Consider approving a Resolution amending Resolution 05-170
by providing for additional
members to the Lawton Base Realignment and Closure Committee. Exhibits: Resolution 07-___.
Haywood stated this does not reflect this community. He stated this committee
does not include
representatives from Goodyear or the Northside Chamber.
Mayor Purcell stated the BRAC committee was put together way back when before we
about BRAC. People were added to this committee in order to get the funding from the
Department of Defense OEA. These are the kinds of people that they recommended be put on
this committee. The bigger the committee gets, we cannot control the kinds of things that we
need to do to get back to OEA. He stated Goodyear is involved in the subcommittee level, but
the BRAC committee is not made up of everyone in the city. Subcommittees are made up of
many people in the city.
Haywood stated he would like to see some people on this committee.
Mayor Purcell suggested Councilmember Haywood submit a name and it will go to Council
MOVED by Haywood, SECOND by Drewry, to approve Res. 07-164 amending Resolution 05-170
by providing for additional members to the Lawton Base Realignment and Closure
Committee. AYE: Shoemate, Hanna, Drewry, Jackson, Shanklin, Haywood, Warren. NAY:
None. MOTION CARRIED.
9. Consider approving an agreement with Public Service Company
of Oklahoma for
Contribution-In-Aid-Of-Construction for electrical distribution service with the City of Lawton
to convert existing transformer station from 3-Phase 120/208 to 3-Phase 120/240 for the newly
constructed Building Maintenance Shop. Exhibits: Proposed Public Service Company of
Oklahoma Contribution-In-Aid-Of-Construction Agreement for Electric Distribution Service.
Copy of PSO Billing for Service.
10. Consider approving Change Order #2 with Archer Western
Contractors LTD for necessary
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State reimbursed repairs at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) resulting from the heavy summer storms. Exhibits:
Change Order #2 is on file in the Public Works Administration office.
11. Consider approving the construction plans for an 8-inch
waterline to serve Storage Depot
located at NW 40
th Street and Rogers Lane. Exhibits: Location Map.
12. Consider releasing the performance bond for The Highlands,
Part 1, and accepting the
improvements, a maintenance bond, and an escrow agreement in lieu of minor improvements.
Exhibits: Plat Map. Maintenance Bond and Escrow Agreement are on file in City Clerk
13. Consider awarding (CL08-018) Automatic Transmission Repair
to Premier Auto Service of
Lawton, OK. Exhibits: Department recommendation, abstract of bids.
14. Consider awarding (RFPCL08-024) Concession Operations
Eastside Community Park to
LaSill Optimist Club of Lawton, OK. Exhibits: Department recommendation, abstract of bids,
Lease & Non-Exclusive Concession Operation Agreement.
15. Consider approving appointments to boards and commissions. Exhibits: None.
17 NW Eagle Mt. Road
Lawton, Oklahoma 73507
BRAC Co-Ordination Committee
17 NW Eagle Mt. Road
Lawton, Oklahoma 73507
Great Plains Improvement Foundation
913 ½ SW 4
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
16. Consider approval of payroll for the period of December
10 - 23, 2007.
1. Consider accepting the 10-inch and 8-inch waterlines
constructed near NW Cache Road
and NW 40
th Street to serve Cache Road Shopping Center, permanent utility easements, escrow
agreement for minor incomplete improvements, and an escrow agreement in lieu of a
maintenance bond. Exhibits: Location Map. Easement, Escrow Agreement and Maintenance
Bond are on file in City Clerk s Office
Richard Rogalski, Planning Director, stated the waterline has been constructed and
There is an escrow for minor improvements. The record drawings have been submitted. There
were some problems with record drawings and the water and sewer line were not exactly
constructed as planned. The record drawings need to be corrected to reflect this.
MOVED by Drewry, SECOND by Hanna, to accept the 10-inch and 8-inch waterlines
constructed near NW Cache Road and NW 40th Street to serve Cache Road Shopping Center,
permanent utility easements, escrow agreement for minor incomplete improvements, and an
escrow agreement in lieu of a maintenance bond. AYE: Hanna, Drewry, Jackson, Shanklin,
Haywood, Warren, Shoemate. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
17. Hold a public hearing and consider approving an ordinance
closing portions of SW 24
Street and SW 24th Place south of Jefferson Avenue. Exhibits: Ordinance No. 07-___,
Application, Location Map and Council Policy 5-1.
Rogalski stated on November 6, 2007, the City Council set the date to consider closing
portion of SW 24
th Street and SW 24th Place south of Jefferson Avenue. This area was formerly
a mobile home park. The applicant is City Moving and Storage. The applicant proposes to
Lots 2 14, Block 1; Lots 5 15, Block 2, and Lots 4 11, Block
3 of the Replat of Blocks 14,
15, and 16, Trope s Five Acre Blocks into one parcel and construct cul-de-sacs where SW 24th
Street and SW 24th Place will end at the north end of its property. The applicant intends
petition district court to vacate this right-of-way upon a successful closure ordinance by the City
PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. No one appeared to speak and the public hearing was closed.
MOVED by Haywood, SECOND by Warren, to adopt Ordinance 07-68, waive the reading of
the ordinance, read the title only. AYE: Drewry, Jackson, Shanklin, Haywood, Warren,
Shoemate, Hanna. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
(Title read by City Attorney) Ordinance
An ordinance closing a portion of SW 24
th Street Right-of-way and the SW 24th Place right-of
way located south of Jefferson Avenue, more particularly described in section one of
18. Consider Adopting a Resolution in Support of Roundstone
Development LLC in their
efforts to construct a multifamily development project at the northwest corner of 52
nd Street and
SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, Oklahoma for consideration by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
(OHFA) for the award of Oklahoma Affordable Housing Tax Credits. Exhibits: Resolution of
Support 07-_____, Correspondence from Roundstone Development LCC and Project location
Mitchell stated he received a request from the developer who is proposing to construct
style units on property located at the NW corner of 52
nd and Lee Boulevard. A month ago a
portion of this property was rezoned to R-4. The units will be placed on that piece of property.
The development is consistent with the City s affordable housing strategy and comprehensive
plan. The resolution is necessary so the developer may file the tax credit application with the
Oklahoma Housing Finance Authority.
Vincent stated there needs to be a correction on the resolution published in the
The resolution says substantially rehabilitate and it should read to construct.
Haywood stated he agrees with this but he was jumped on by someone in his ward asking
voted for the rezoning. He explained that the developer would be required to put in a detention
pond. He questioned if that was a correct statement.
Hanna stated that was the other developer they spoke with at the November 27
Warren stated that anything more than an acre will have to have some type of detention/
Haywood stated this water is going across someone s land and under Lee to 52
nd Street and
behind a restaurant and the credit union. It is also going down to 61st and Lee.
MOVED by Shanklin, SECOND by Hanna, to approve the amended Resolution 07-165 in
Support of Roundstone Development LLC in their efforts to construct a multifamily development
project at the northwest corner of 52nd Street and SW Lee Blvd, Lawton, Oklahoma for
consideration by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) for the award of Oklahoma
Affordable Housing Tax Credits. AYE: Jackson, Shanklin, Haywood, Warren, Shoemate,
Hanna, Drewry. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
19. Discuss Section 22-2-1-215, Division 22-2-1, Article 22-2,
Chapter 22, Lawton City Code,
2005, regarding water leak adjustments and take appropriate action if necessary. Exhibits:
Jackson stated there has been a considerable amount of discussion regarding commercial
enterprises being given the same consideration on adjustments on unknown leaks that single
family residential property are given. He feels that commercial businesses should be given the
same consideration if there is an unknown leak happening under some property.
Shanklin stated he feels the same way. They can arrive at this by some formula. He is thinking
somewhere in the line of three months back and three months forward. He stated you cannot
parts of the infrastructure. He suggested that staff bring back some kind of formula that is fair
and equitable. He stated that the business people in this city cannot be the enemy. He
tired of the calls.
Jackson stated that staff needs to develop some sort of plan to include commercial
Mayor Purcell stated they need to address the part that it is for underground, undetected
not toilets. This needs to be included in the overall ordinance.
Jackson stated they have stuck to that issue even for the residential adjustments.
Mayor Purcell stated that some of the things that brought this back on the businesses
were toilets running and they lost all of this water, but it was not an underground, undetected
leak. The issues have to be addressed or they will be right back here.
Warren stated they need to look at the definition of undetected. His
issue has been when that
business owner let his toilet run and did not pay any attention and then he wanted the City to help
him out. That is totally different than what Mr. Herring brought to his attention where he has
commercial piece of property that is not being used and there was an underground leak. No one
is in the building and there was no way to know what was going on. He does not know how we
Vincent stated that he and Rick Endicott, Finance Director, visited on this issue
and they believe
they have an idea on how to fix the problem. He stated they will look at writing the ordinance
eliminate any broken or leaking facilities like toilets or faucets.
Shanklin stated you can look at seven or eight water bills and tell if you have a
leak. He stated
they need to help everyone because water is expensive.
Warren stated he does not know if there is anything they can do for Mr. Herring now,
a $3,390 for a building he is not even using. He fixed it as soon as he found out he had a leak.
He would like to see if there is anything we can do about that. He stated there was also
with a sprinkler leaking at an abandoned theater on Cache Road. The entire theater was full of
water and he just happened to drive by and take some pictures and saw the water running out.
He does not know how many millions of gallons of water ran out of that building, but the issue
is that this is not metered water, that was a fire flow which is an 8-inch pipe running into that
building dumping water as fast as it could come out for months. He questioned if there was any
way we could meter the water going into a fire flow. They need to get staff to look at this.
When those fire lines break, they just run until someone notices.
Shanklin stated the point is that something happened below where you could not see
it. If a toilet
runs, someone is capable of looking at their bill.
Warren stated that Mr. Herring s issue is one side of that coin and had that
been metered water
at the theater, that would be the other side. They should know that their sprinkler system
running water out, whereas Mr. Herring had no way of knowing that.
Shanklin questioned if there is any way they can address Mr. Herring s problem. He believes
Mayor Purcell suggested they deal with this item and then bring back Mr. Herring
MOVED by Jackson, SECOND by Shanklin, to direct staff to bring back a correction to the
ordinance to fix this problem regarding commercial enterprises. AYE: Shanklin, Haywood,
Warren, Shoemate, Hanna, Drewry, Jackson. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
Vincent stated the only way they can address Mr. Herring s problem, under the
would be to make the ordinance staff is working on retroactive. The problem is that staff may
have turned others down during this time and this would open that up. He stated Mr. Herring has
filed a claim and staff is looking to see if the City has been negligent. Staff is not recommending
that this ordinance be made retroactive.
Endicott stated they have offered to put Mr. Herring s bill on a payment plan
until the claim has
been processed. That is all staff can do at this point.
Shanklin questioned why others should be denied just because staff is afraid of opening
up a can
Vincent stated he is not saying they should be denied, but Mr. Herring s claim
is under review to
see if the City is negligent.
20. Consider accepting Vision 2030 as presented by the Mayor
s Strategic Direction Task
Force. Exhibits: None.
Drewry stated in 2006 Purcell commissioned this project for prospective planning
and to provide
the City Council with a tool for budgeting and decision making based on a view of the city s
future. The Lawton Strategic Planning Task Force was formed to research and assemble this
Mr. Tony Pokorny distributed a copy of the presentation.
Drewry stated on the back page of the presentation is a map that details the locations
various points considered. She stated the executive summary will include a pocket on the
page which will hold a CD that contains the full document. She stated the members of the task
force spent many hours interviewing companies and other cities within our area. She felt they
came up with some points that are very important for the city and some points that will be very
helpful for the growth of Lawton through the year 2030.
Mr. Pokorny reviewed each Chapter of the presentation. (Copy of presentation is
Drewry stated that a lot of time and effort went into this presentation and focusing
on what they
felt were the top priorities for the city of Lawton. She stated one of the top priorities they
recommend is to appoint action teams and leaders for implementing each recommendation. They
would suggest that the leader of each action team be the person who wrote the chapter on the
subject. She stated the group that wrote this plan sat in and listened to so much information
coming from all those interviewed. A lot of the knowledge they carry is not necessarily written
in this plan and they could be very helpful in seeing that these actions are carried out.
Warren stated that the committee did an excellent job.
Mayor Purcell stated that Councilmember Drewry, Mr. Pokorny and the rest of the committee
a great job. He stated they spent a lot of time putting this together and it is very beneficial. He
stated they need to start moving in this direction.
REPORTS: MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL/CITY MANAGER
Shoemate stated that Comanche Nation Waterpark is adding a new slide that will be
great for the
young people. He stated he attended a funeral in Walters yesterday and on the way out there
from I-44 all the way to the south edge of the dump ground looked like a pigs sty. He has never
seen that much litter on the highway. He suggested a truck go by once a week and pick that stuff
Drewry stated there are a lot of people that have been working to provide a lot of
clothes for 1,005 children in our city and over 600 families. Those things will be distributed
tomorrow. She encouraged everyone to come out and help distribute at the Boy s and Girl
Jackson stated a couple of months ago he was involved with Tony Griffith, Neighborhood
Services Supervisor, in trying to do something about the railroad right of ways. He thought there
was some kind of agreement reached and he understood we were just moments away from
getting some work done on right of ways. He would like an update on this issue.
Shanklin stated the other day he took some pictures of some trash over by Lincoln
School. He did
give this information to Mr. Griffith. He stated he thought there would be some people here
tonight to complain about what trash we don t pick up. He doesn t know what to tell
need to tell everyone what the program is. He personally does not know. For twenty years
picked up trash and there were no complaints. He feels they need a committee to study this
issue. He stated he does not want to hear that we don t have the money because we picked
for years. He stated they are kidding themselves if they think the taxpayers aren t getting
bellyful of the trash that we are not picking up. He has a mattress that has been there for almost
three months and he is going to let it lay in the alley until it disintegrates. Today
wrong down on H by the railroad track is that he had four cans, two on one side and two on the
other. He gave this information to Mr. Buckley and he was told this evening that he looked in
and saw some bricks and that means we don t pick it up.
Ihler stated the one Mr. Shanklin is talking about on 17 H, when the foreman went
looked at it, the can had construction debris in it.
Shanklin stated that a foreman goes around and looks in the trash can, he does not
Ihler stated there is a city code that they try to follow and that code says that
they will not pick up
construction debris and residents are not suppose to be putting that in their residential trash. He
stated that Councilmember Shanklin was at the meeting with Councilmembers Hanna, Haywood
and Patton when they went all through this. He stated the trash also had chunks of concrete
which will damage the trucks which will cost a lot of money. He stated this council committee
coming back with an ordinance that will change the code.
Shanklin questioned if he was the only one getting complaints on trash.
Haywood stated he also receives complaints.
Hanna stated the committee agreed to make changes to the city code.
Shanklin stated he does not understand our attitude towards this. He stated
the city crews will
not even look at him. Before they would tell a joke and have some water, but they have been told
that when they come by his, don t even look at him. He can assure you that. He does
why because he has done nothing to offend someone who works with his hands because he has
done it all of his life.
Ihler stated he does not have any idea what Councilmember Shanklin is talking about.
Shanklin stated you treat like you get treated, and that is his philosophy. You
treat me, and I am
going to do what I can to get even with you.
Haywood stated that for some reason people come from other wards to ward seven, he
because it was close to the landfill. He stated you can go on Bishop Road, on 52
between Sheridan Road and 82nd Street and you can see trash. He does plan to adopt
from the airport to 11th Street. He plans to trim and edge it along with Lawton View
McClung neighborhoods. He stated Eva McNally passed away about a month ago. He stated she
was on the Parks and Recreation Commission and she will be missed. He stated Raymond
Gates daughter, Linda Denise Lewis, also passed away. He stated they also need to take care
the young people and they need jobs. They need to keep them off the streets. They
develop after school programs. He stated today was his last day as chairman of the Airport
Authority. He stated the highlight was the ten year master plan and Delta Airlines.
Mitchell stated that Olive Garden should be opening on January 14
Mayor Purcell distributed a copy of a book from 1922 which was a report that was
put out by the
Rotary Club of Lawton. He stated it has an interesting budget and views of what was going on in
The Mayor and Council convened in executive session at 7:48 p.m. and reconvened in
open session at 8:07 p.m. Roll call reflected all members present.
BUSINESS ITEMS: EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS
21. Pursuant to Section 307B.2&4, Title 25, Oklahoma Statutes,
consider convening in
executive session to discuss AFSCME negotiations and the proceedings in
of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union vs. City of Lawton, Oklahoma, PERB No.
M1400, and if necessary, take appropriate action in open session. Exhibits:
Vincent read the title of item 21.
MOVED by Warren, SECOND by Hanna, to adopt Resolution 07-166 amending Resolution 07-86
by including twelve additional city positions in the list of positions eligible to be in the
AFSCME bargaining unit and extending the provisions of Resolution 07-86 to the employees in
these twelve positions with said action including the termination of the July 2007 cost of living
increase for the employees in the twelve positions. AYE: Shoemate, Hanna, Drewry, Jackson,
Shanklin, Haywood, Warren. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
22. Pursuant to Section 307B.1, Title 25, Oklahoma Statutes,
consider convening in executive
session to discuss the evaluation review of John H. Vincent, Jr., City Attorney, and if necessary,
take appropriate action in open session. Exhibits: None.
Mayor Purcell read the title of item 22. He stated the Council concluded that
Mr. Vincent is
doing an outstanding job.
There being no further business to consider, the meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. upon
second and roll call vote.
P. PURCELL, JR., MAYOR
TRACI HUSHBECK, CITY CLERK