Month 2008-9 September
Meeting of 2008-9-9 Regular Meeting
LAWTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008 6:00 P.M.
WAYNE GILLEY CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBER
Mayor John P. Purcell, Jr. Also
Mitchell, City Manager
Vincent, City Attorney
Hushbeck, City Clerk
Mayor Purcell called the meeting to order at 6:09 p.m. Notice of meeting and agenda
on the City Hall notice board as required by law. Invocation was given by Pastor Paul Craig,
The Christian Center, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Shoemate, Ward One
James Hanna, Ward Two
Jay Burk, Ward Four
Robert Shanklin, Ward Five
Jeff Patton, Ward Six
Haywood, Ward Seven
Warren, Ward Eight
Drewry, Ward Three
PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION FOR ROADBACK, INC.
Mayor Purcell presented a proclamation commending Roadback, Inc. for helping the
and those who are in need of assistance with substance use disorders.
PRESENTATION OF CITIZEN OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER 2008 TO MARLENE
Sandra Kuntz, Mayor s Commission on that Status of Women announced that Marlene
has been named Citizen of the Month for September.
Mayor Purcell read a Certificate of Congratulations from the State of Oklahoma and
of Commendation from the Mayor s Office.
RECOGNITION OF CITY EMPLOYEES: MARDI REPASY REVENUE SERVICES;
TAYLOR, JIMMY CROW, RICHARD WERSTEIN, BERNIE NAUMAN, STEVE
GUERRERA, ALL OF LICENSE AND PERMIT.
Mayor Purcell read a letter to the editor from Pastor Robert Weiger, Bible Baptist
recognizing City of Lawton inspectors for job well done. He presented Certificates of
Recognition to City of Lawton employees.
Gary Jackson, 1137 Elm, stated he knows a family that is in need. He stated
the wife had a
seizure during childbirth and has been unconscious ever since. Her husband was a City of
Lawton employee who went through a lot of turmoil during this situation but was terminated
after being late five times. He suggested they come up with a more accommodating situation to
solve this problem rather than termination. There should be a position within the City of Lawton
that is not so time specific where this individual can support his family. Sometimes they need
do the right thing rather than what is written.
Alan Barber, 1118 NW Maple Avenue, stated as a concerned citizen he would like to
come together and show support for this family in need. He requested that the city employees be
allowed to have a fundraiser to help the family and do whatever they need to get the father
employed. He stated from what he has heard, this man is a good worker.
Himey Griffith, from Park Ridge Neighborhood, stated there was a fire in this area
Sunday. He has been trying to get some answers regarding this fire. He noticed some things
bothered him. The fire was going on for 15-17 minutes before any kind of fire truck was on the
scene. When a truck finally did arrive it was a pick up. He stated they ran out of
stated he did not see another truck on the scene for 20 more minutes.
Mayor Purcell questioned if Mr. Griffith contacted his councilmember or the City
He stated the records will have to be pulled to find out the exact times. He
suggested that Mr.
Griffith make an appointment with the City Manager who will be able to get some answers.
Herbert Derricott, 6212 NW Cheyenne Drive, stated he would like to commend the city
employees working in the plumbing department. They have come out numerous occasions and
helped him out. He would also like to thank Denise in the City Clerk s office who has also
helped him. There are reasonable people in City Hall who try to resolve the problems that
Shanklin questioned if they were going to do anything with the request from Mr. Barber
the city employee who was terminated.
Vincent stated that he and Tim Wilson have visited with Mr. Barber and they are trying
out a solution.
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 that item #2 needs to be considered separately.
MOVED by Warren, SECOND by Hanna, to approve the Consent Agenda with the exception of
item 2. AYE: Haywood, Warren, Shoemate, Hanna, Burk, Shanklin, Patton. NAY: None.
1. Consider the following damage claims recommended for approval
and consider passage of
the resolution authorizing the City Attorney to file a friendly suit for the claims which are over
$400.00: Mike and Kim Spencer in the amount of $1,051.48
(Res. 08-124), H. Allen Johnson in
the amount of $111.59, Margariette M. Colby in the amount of $198.70 and Heesun and Ronald
Stanfield in the amount of $525.00 (Res. 08-125). Exhibits: Legal Opinions/Recommen-dations
Resolution No.__, Resolution No.___.
2. Consider the following damage claims recommended for denial: Reynaldo and Irmtraud
Alfar in the amount of $4,607.73 and Linda Debose in the amount of $528.20. Exhibits: Legal
Vincent stated the Debose claim involves a dumpster rolling into a car in a parking
lot. At the
time the dumpster was inspected the wheel locks were found to be locked. Subsequent
information indicates that an employee at the shopping center went out and locked those wheels.
Staff is recommending approval of the claim in the amount of $528.20.
MOVED by Haywood, SECOND by Shoemate, to adopt Resolution 08-126 approving the claim
of Linda Debose in the amount of $528.20. AYE: Warren, Shoemate, Hanna, Burk, Shanklin,
Patton, Haywood. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
Vincent stated that staff continues with the recommendation to deny the claim of
MOVED by Patton, SECOND by Warren, to deny the claim of Reynaldo and Irmtraud Alfar in
the amount of $4,607.73. AYE: Shoemate, Hanna, Burk, Shanklin, Patton, Haywood, Warren.
NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
3. Consider adopting a resolution approving the settlement
by a joint petition and making
payment in the workers compensation claim of Walter Lopez. Exhibits:
Resolution No. 08-127.
4. Consider adopting a resolution approving a proposed settlement
and authorizing the filing of
a joint journal entry to make payment in the pending lawsuit of Rebecca Nelson, Case No., CJ-2007-446,
against the City of Lawton. Exhibit:
Resolution No. 08-128.
5. Consider approving contract with Lance Burnett of Under
the Influence Band to perform at
the 2008 International Festival and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the agreement.
Exhibit: Contract on file in City Clerk s office.
6. Consider terminating a portion of contract (CL08-045) Mowing
and Litter Contract for
Areas D, E, I, J, and K with Bruce Poindexter and approve Parks and Recreation Department to
spot bid said mowing areas temporarily until a new contract can be awarded. Exhibits: None.
7. Consider rejecting bid proposals for the Storm Drainage
Replacement Project #2008-10 and
authorize staff to re-advertise. Exhibits: None.
8. Consider approving the construction plans for waterlines
located on SE Interstate Drive and
SE H Avenue. Exhibits: Location Map.
9. Consider approving the revised construction plat for Oak
Ridge Addition, Part 1, subject to
conditions. Exhibits: Plat Map.
10. Consider approving construction plans for a sewerline
to serve the proposed Walgreens at
th and Lee Boulevard. Exhibit: Location Map.
11. Consider approving Agreement for Limited Services with
the Museum of the Great Plains.
Exhibits: Agreement for Limited Services.
12. Consider approving an extension to the current lease agreement
between the City of
Lawton and Crossroads Youth and Family Services, Inc., dba, Crossroads Head Start/Early Head
Start. Exhibits: Letter from Crossroads Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Proposed Extension to the current Lease Agreement on file at the City Clerk
13. Consider approving a lease agreement between the City
of Lawton and Crossroads Youth
and Family Services, Inc., dba, Crossroads Head Start/Early Head Start. Exhibits:
Letter from Crossroads Youth and Family Services, Inc. Proposed Lease Agreement
on file at
the City Clerk s Office.
14. Consider approving an indemnity agreement between the City
of Lawton and Kim M.
Smith who resides at 2620 NW 77
th Street for the partial reimbursement of installation expense
of a backflow prevention valve in accordance with Council Policy 6-3, and authorize the Mayor
and City Clerk to execute the document. Exhibits: Agreement between City of Lawton and Kim
15. Consider approving a request to provide assistance to
the Medicine Park Police Department
as authorized by Title 11, Section 34-103A for the Spirit of Survival Marathon. Exhibits:
Copy of the Letter from the Medicine Park Police Department requesting our assistance and Title
11, Section 34-103A.
16. Consider awarding (CL09-003) Liquid Oxygen to Airgas Mid
South Inc. of Tulsa, OK.
Exhibits: Department recommendation, abstract of bids.
17. Consider awarding (CL09-002) Fluorosilicic Acid to Lucier
Chemical Industries Ltd of
Jacksonville Beach, FL. Exhibits: Department recommendation, abstract of bids.
18. Consider extending the contract (CL07-004) Tire Recapping
with Mileage Masters of
Oklahoma City, OK. Exhibits: Department Recommendation, Price Sheet, Contract Extension
19. Consider extending the contract (CL08-010) Nuisance Abatement
West Side with TCB
Services of Chattanooga, OK. Exhibits: Department Recommendation, Price Sheet, Contract
20. Consider awarding (CL09-004) Rental of Portable Restrooms
to ARA Equipment Rentals
of Lawton, OK. Exhibits: Department recommendation, abstract of bids.
21. Consider extending the contract (RFPCL07-010) Hardware/Software
Support System with
Atlantic Tech Services of Richfield, OH. Exhibits: Department Recommendation, Price Sheet,
Contract Extension Form.
22. Release Brenntag Southwest Inc. from contract CL08-032,
Sodium Hydroxide and allow
staff to re-bid and/or spot bid sodium hydroxide. Exhibits: Letter from Brenntag Southwest Inc.
seeking release from the contract and proof of their supplier s price increases.
23. Release DPC Industries Inc. from contract CL08-025, Sodium
Hypochlorite and allow staff
to re-bid and/or spot bid sodium hypochlorite. Exhibits: Letter from DPC Industries Inc.
release from the contract and proof of their supplier s price increases.
24. Consider approving appointments to boards and commissions. Exhibits: None.
25. Consider approval of payroll for the period of August
25 September 7, 2008.
OLD BUSINESS ITEMS:
26. Consider approving a Resolution amending Appendix A, Schedule
of Fees and Charges,
Lawton City Code, 2005, amending the inspection fees pertaining to Chapter 6 Building,
Construction and Housing, and Chapter 19A Stormwater Detention. Exhibit: Resolution No.
Burk stated he previously pulled this item a few weeks ago. He and staff went
through some of
the fees and a lot of them were fees that were not used anymore. They tried to make them more
condensed and clear cut. He stated they basically just cleaned it up and because of rising
they did have to go up a bit on inspection fees, from $15 to $25.
MOVED by Burk, SECOND by Warren, to approve Resolution 08-129 amending the inspection
fees pertaining to Chapter 6 Building, Construction and Housing, and Chapter 19A Stormwater
Detention. AYE: Hanna, Burk, Shanklin, Patton, Haywood, Warren, Shoemate. NAY: None.
27. Hold public hearings and adopt resolutions declaring the
structure(s) at: 611 SW Jefferson
and 504 SW Lee Blvd. to be dilapidated public nuisances, thus causing a blighting influence on
the community and detrimental to the public s health and safety. Authorize the City Attorney
commence legal action in district court to abate each nuisance. Further authorize Neighborhood
Services to solicit bids to raze and remove each dilapidated structure, if necessary. Exhibits:
Resolution No 08-____ and Resolution No 08-____; Summary documents with supporting
photos, reports from the Fire Marshal, Housing Inspectors, and case history are available from
Mayor Purcell stated the public hearing for 611 SW Jefferson was continued at the
Anthony Griffith, Neighborhood Services Supervisor, stated this property was presented
th as a dilapidated structure.
611 SW Jefferson
PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED
Sally Greenlee, stated the structure is part of her mother s property. She
does agree that it needs
to be torn down, however, in the past year and a half her husband crushed his ankle and he just
had his third surgery. She stated they would like to be able to take the structure down
themselves and it will be at least eight weeks before he can put any weight on his foot. She
requested six months to get the property demolished.
Haywood stated this property is in his ward and he has complained about this property.
Mayor Purcell stated that Mrs. Greenlee needs to tell the Council what she would
like to see
Mrs. Greenlee stated she would like to have six months to take it down.
Haywood stated his ward is trying to be pro active in tearing down houses. He
stated they have
been working on this for a year and Mr. Copeland, the neighbor, has been working on this for
four years. He stated the Council is proposing to give Mrs. Greenlee sixty days.
PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED.
MOVED by Haywood, SECOND by Burk, to postpone for sixty days.
Mayor Purcell stated that if this motion is approved, staff will have to go back
through the whole
process again with public hearings.
Haywood stated he realizes that.
Mr. Copeland, resident who owns property next door, questioned if they were going
it for sixty days and then come back for another hearing.
Haywood stated it may be torn down in sixty days.
Mr. Copeland stated he has put up with this property for about eight years and there
has been no
improvements made in that time. He would like to know that something will be done in sixty
Vincent stated the way he understood the motion was that in sixty days, if the property
been torn down, staff will publish the notice again and go through the public hearing again and
basically start over.
Mr. Copeland stated that is not right. Mr. Burk has guaranteed him that this
thing will be down
in sixty days even if he has to come take it down himself.
Burk stated that was exactly what he said.
Haywood stated they could go ahead and pass the resolution, but Mrs. Greenlee would
able to take advantage of the break in tipping fees. He stated it will come down or he will deal
Vincent stated if the resolution is passed, the landfill fee goes to full price. It is only if they take
the structure down prior to the passage of resolution that they can get half price at the landfill.
Mr. Copeland stated he understood the money had already been set aside from the rental
of the front property. Money should not be in the question. If they have the money
to do this,
why keep postponing it. That is what is bothering him.
Mayor Purcell stated the reason was that Mr. Greenlee has just had surgery and is
unable to do
Mr. Copeland stated they could have someone else tear it down. They just want
to save that
Burk stated if they can t get this done in sixty days, the Council might as
well go ahead and do
what they were going to do. The Council cannot give them six months.
Mrs. Greenlee stated she would do her best to get it down.
Mr. Copeland stated they are leaving it unresolved. Someone needs to make a
Warren stated this is not any different than any other one that comes before the
understands that the property owner wants to save money on tipping fees, but they are past that
point. He wishes they could change the code to say that once it comes to Council they should not
be eligible for reduced tipping fees. He is not going to be able to support this motion. This case
is no different than any other they placed on the D&D list. Mr. Copeland should not have to
worry about this.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION by Warren, to adopt Resolution 08-130 declaring the structure at 611
SW Jefferson as a dilapidated public nuisance. MOTION FAILED DUE TO A LACK OF A
VOTE ON ORIGINAL MOTION: AYE: Burk, Shanklin, Patton, Haywood, Shoemate, Hanna.
NAY: Warren. MOTION CARRIED
504 SW Lee Blvd
Griffith presented photographs of the property. He stated the property came
before the City
Council on May 26, 2008, and was declared dilapidated. Due to an administrative error in his
division, the titleholders were unable to execute the resolution to remodel their building. He is
bringing this property back to the City Council to restart the clock and give the titleholder full
opportunity to take advantage of the time frames allowed in the resolution.
PUBLIC HEARING OPENED. No one appeared to speak and the public hearing was closed.
MOVED by Haywood, SECOND by Hanna, to adopt Resolution 08-130 declaring the structure
at 504 SW Lee Blvd as a dilapidated public nuisance.
SUBSTITUTE MOTION by Warren, to postpone for sixty days. MOTION FAILED DUE TO
A LACK OF A SECOND.
VOTE ON ORIGINAL MOTION: AYE: Burk, Shanklin, Patton, Haywood, Warren, Shoemate,
Hanna. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED.
28. Discuss Lawton City Code Section 22-2-1-215, interference
with meters-averaging charges-adjustment of water bills and if necessary provide direction to staff.
Exhibit: Lawton City Code
Warren stated there is really nothing they can do about it and it is not an issue
that staff did wrong. He stated he has a lady in his ward that has been a customer for forty years
and her bill is consistently $45. The other day she got a bill for $280. Staff checked and
was no leak and she was in the hospital for most of that time. He stated under the present
someone that doesn t take care of their house and allows a pipe to break and the water to leak
out, we will forgive them for that bill. But there is nothing we can do for an individual that
suddenly has a $200 bill for no apparent reason. He feels this is just the opposite
of what was
intended. It is unfair that they will not allow an adjustment on a bill that is without a doubt
error. He stated he is not really asking for anything with this item, but he feels that if they
give this woman help, then they don t need to be giving help to anyone. He questioned if
was any interest from the Council in doing away with adjustments completely.
Shanklin stated he does not feel they can do that. They need to fix it
where there is discretion
without having to come to the City Council. He stated one year we had over 4,000 leaks. There
has to be some leeway in the water even though there will always be someone trying to beat the
Warren stated he agrees, but he does not know how they get there. If they could
there, staff would have already found the solution.
Haywood questioned if the meter reader sometimes does not read the meter correctly. He stated
if one month his bill is $54 and the next month it is $108, somebody did not read the meter
correctly. He feels this could be the reason for some of the problems they are having right now
with some of these elderly people.
Barbara Curren, Revenue Services Supervisor, stated that it is possible at times
they have not
read the meter correctly, but she has, on her desk right now, similar instances where someone
uses 2,000 or 3,000 gallons per month and all of the sudden they get a high bill. They say they
check their premises and toilets and they cannot find the leak. Staff tries to work with these
customers to find out what has happened. There is a possibility that their toilet
may have hung
up and water is running, then it stops. There is no 100% way to verify that it is
on the City s
side or the customer side. They test meters and try to work with the customers as best they can.
Warren stated that staff did everything in the world to try and figure out what had
the account from his constituent. He stated that staff has to physically hold on to each
these accounts to make sure that these people don t get turned off until they figure out what
going on. He stated this is a policy issue and he doesn t know how they can get there.
Burk stated that usually in these cases it is not the meter that is the problem.
Curren stated that they do test a lot of meters.
Warren stated that he had no expectations that the Council would have a cure for
He just wanted to bring this out because it is an issue that everyone is dealing with. It
that the ones that this is affecting, are the ones that can afford it the least.
Curren stated that staff will work with these customers to give them more time if
they do have to
pay these bills.
NO ACTION WAS TAKEN.
29. Consider adopting an ordinance pertaining to Recreation,
adding language to Section 19-4-412, Article 19-4, Chapter 19, Lawton City Code, 2005, providing for
designated hunting areas
on private property within the city limits, minimum acreage size, distance from roads and
structures, and limiting firearms to shotguns, further providing for severability, and declaring an
emergency. Exhibit: Ordinance 2008-__.
Haywood stated that he had a call from one of his constituents, Dr. Kelsey, who wanted
sure it was legal for him to hunt within city limits.
Vincent stated if the Council approves this proposed ordinance it would affect property
that is at
least 320 acres, not separated by public roads, using shotguns with #6 shot or smaller and at least
200 yards from the road or any type of structure.
Haywood stated he is sure there will be no problems with this request. He questioned
Dr. Kelsey was going to hunt.
Charlie Kelsey stated that his grandsons are going to hunt for dove. He thanked
Haywood and Mr. Vincent for working on this ordinance. He moved to this area in September of
1955 and a lot has happened. He appreciated the Council s consideration.
MOVED by Haywood, SECOND by Shoemate, to adopt Ordinance 08-61, waive the reading of
the ordinance, read the title only and declaring an emergency. AYE: Patton,
Shoemate, Hanna, Burk, Shanklin. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED
(Title read by City Attorney) Ordinance
An ordinance pertaining to recreation amending Section 19-4-412, Article 19-4, Chapter
Lawton City Code, 2005, designated hunting areas by providing for hunting on private property
within the city limits, providing for severability, and declaring an emergency.
Addendum to agenda:
1. Consider authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute
the Oklahoma Department of
Environmental Quality (ODEQ) Application for Permit to Construct in order for the Residential
Communities Initiative housing project at Ft. Sill to move forward. Exhibits: Letter from Col.
Bridgford, Garrison Commander Ft. Sill, Letter from Picerne Military Housing and a Copy
the ODEQ Application for Permit to Construct.
Mitchell stated they received a request from Picerne Housing, who is now taking over
management of all of the housing on post. They are planning to expand their housing activities
on post and they need a permit to proceed with construction.
Shanklin questioned if they were going to use our sewer system.
Mitchell stated they are going to use our sewer system and have agreed to pay the
residential sewer rate for all of those house connections to that system.
MOVED by Patton, SECOND by Burk, to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) Application for Permit to Construct in
order for the Residential Communities Initiative housing project at Ft. Sill to move forward.
AYE: Haywood, Warren, Shoemate, Hanna, Burk, Shanklin, Patton. NAY: None. MOTION
REPORTS: MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL/CITY MANAGER
Warren stated he has a neighborhood, Lee West, that is taking a proactive attitude
as far as
neighborhood watch and they have requested speed bumps. He knows we don t do that because
of legal concerns with damage to property. A lot of cities such as Norman are using speed
humps which are a 3-inch rise over a 14-18 foot area. It is really effective and makes
attention to where you are at. The Lee West neighborhood has asked if they could be a test area.
We don t have the time and money to do this all over town, but this neighborhood would like
work with the City to put these on one or two streets that see a lot of fast traffic. There are
types, one is assembled and the other is just poured asphalt. He is requesting the poured asphalt,
so we really would only be out the cost of labor and the asphalt.
Mitchell stated a lot of cities use these for pedestrian crossings.
Patton stated he feels it is a good idea and a lot of places are doing this.
Vincent stated his biggest concern is that we would post proper notice.
Warren stated in Norman they paint it and post a sign.
Vincent stated if we don t sign it and mark it we will have an issue. Another
issue would be
with low rider cars.
Jerry Ihler, Public Works Director, stated that the City of Norman has some criteria
for the street
and the neighborhood. They will go out and take a traffic study of the speed limit of the cars.
Warren stated the important part is that they get that part of the information out
they actually end up installing one or not, at least we will have that criteria built and we can
move forward if we ever have one that meets that criteria.
Mayor Purcell stated this will need to go to Traffic Commission.
Ihler stated they would need to put together a policy and bring it back to the City
Shanklin stated the trees in Elmer Thomas Park are growing grotesquely and they cannot
replaced overnight. He intends to speak to Mike Dixon from the McMahon Foundation.
Hanna stated he would like to know why we are only one of three counties in the state
Oklahoma that does not receive any money from the gas tax.
Shoemate stated around November the Comanche Nation will open up their Nations of
which will be a 150 x 100 metal building next to the water park that will house
games, pasta and pizza.
Mitchell reminded the Council of a workshop next Tuesday, September 16
th at 6:00 p.m. to
discuss Waurika Water District water supply. He distributed a map of Phase IA downtown
Mayor Purcell stated he, Mitchell and Vincent attended the OML Conference last week
of the things they are going to talk about at the workshop on the 16
th is regarding the issuance of
general obligation bonds and the new IRS rules.
Vincent stated on September 18
th the Oklahoma Water Research Institute will be conducting their
Region V meetings to discuss the state water plan. He stated he will participate in those
Chief Ronnie Smith, Lawton Police Department, stated Ted Mason, a 30 year veteran
police department, passed away last week. He stated he was a great police officer and they
miss him. He stated the Cops and Kids Picnic is Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Elmer
Chief Bart Hadley, Lawton Fire Department, stated over the course of this meeting
he was able
to gather some information regarding the fire that was brought up during audience participation
by Mr. Griffith. The first unit was on the scene in less than seven minutes and they actually
six units on scene in under fifteen minutes. He stated no property was lost and no citizens were
The Mayor and Council convened in executive session at 7:57 p.m. and reconvened in
open session at 8:56 p.m. Roll call reflected all members present except Shanklin.
BUSINESS ITEMS: EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS
30. Pursuant to Section 307B.4, Title 25, Oklahoma Statutes,
consider convening in executive
session to discuss the pending Workers Compensation claim of Terry Turner, and if necessary,
take appropriate action in open session. Exhibits: None.
Vincent read the title of item #30. No action is required.
31. Pursuant to Section 307B.2, Title 25, Oklahoma Statutes,
consider convening in executive
session to discuss negotiations for a Collective Bargaining Agreement for FY 2008-2009
between the Fire Union IAFF, Local 1882, and the City of Lawton, and take appropriate action in
open session. Exhibits: None.
Vincent read the title of item #31.
MOVED by Hanna, SECOND by Burk, subject to ratification by the members of the IAFF Local
1882, move to approve Local 1882 s August 20, 2008, proposal for a two year contract.
AYE: Hanna, Burk, Patton, Haywood, Warren, Shoemate. NAY: None. MOTION CARRIED
32. Pursuant to Section 307B.1, Title 25, Oklahoma Statutes,
consider convening in executive
session for the semiannual performance employee review of Larry Mitchell as City Manager, and
in open session take other action as necessary. Exhibits: None.
Mayor Purcell read the title of item #32. He stated the consensus of the Council
is that Mr.
Mitchell continues to do an outstanding job and they are extremely pleased with the way he is
performing. No action is required.
There being no further business to consider, the meeting adjourned at 8:59 p.m. upon
second and roll call vote.
/s/ John P. Purcell, Jr.______________
JOHN P. PURCELL, JR., MAYOR
/s/ Traci Hushbeck_______________
TRACI HUSHBECK, CITY CLERK