WALTERS CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 20, 2017

WALTERS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

JUNE 20, 2017

The Walters City Council met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. on June 20, 2017 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall. Those present were Mayor David Mitchell; Vice Mayor Roberta Ellis; Councilmen Steve McCammon and Richard Anderson; City Manager Shawn Strange; City Attorney Hyman Copeland; and City Clerk Dollie Glenn. Councilman Bob Nance was absent.

Former Municipal Judge Gerald Hayes opened the meeting with prayer.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

Visitors present were former Fire Chief Monty Powers and spouse Wendy, former Municipal Judge Gerald Hayes, Accounts Payable Clerk Karla Eschiti, Police Chief Tommy Stranahan, Water Superintendent Billy Bruce and Cotton County Emergency Management Director Kesto Simpson.

Item #3—Richard Anderson made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None
(a) Approval of June 06, 2017 regular City Council meeting minutes.
(b) Approval of purchase orders and signing of checks for all City funds presented at the 06-20-17 council meeting and ratification of routine checks subsequent to the 06-06-17 regular council meeting.

Item #4—Steve McCammon made a motion to approve Resolution No. 827, a Resolution adopting the City of Walters General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #5—Roberta Ellis made a motion to approve the 2017-2018 Worker’s Compensation Plan Renewal Agreement with the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG) in the amount of $53,190.00. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #6—Richard Anderson made a motion to approve the June 13th, 2017 Quarterly Planning & Zoning Meeting minutes. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #7—City Manager Shawn Strange stated that the City Charter allows for an Alternate Judge to be appointed and Gerald Hayes has expressed his willingness to serve. Steve McCammon made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 822, a Resolution appointing Gerald Hayes as Alternate Municipal Judge for the City of Walters. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

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Item #8—City Manager Shawn Strange informed the City Council that the Comanche Tribe has a work program available for the City. He stated that there are 10 adults available for work up to 8 weeks and we must provide the supervision. Roberta Ellis made a motion to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Comanche Nation Workforce. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #9—City Clerk informed the council that the ASCOG REAP Grant Application does not become available until July 11th. She stated that the council would need to choose a project before the REAP Grant Workshops. The first Workshop is on July 18th. City Manager Shawn Strange recommended that the Council choose the Oil and Chip of Streets for the 3rd year in a row. He stated that we are eligible for more points since we did not get the grant the last 2 years. Richard Anderson made a motion to approve the REAP Grant Project of Oil and Chip of Streets. Roberta Ellis seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None
City Clerk stated that as soon as the application is completed this will be back on the agenda for the final approval.

Item #10—Richard Anderson made a motion to declare the Police Department miscellaneous equipment as listed as surplus and authorizing the City Manager to dispose of as he sees appropriate. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #11—City Manager Shawn Strange informed the council that he and Police Chief Tommy Stranahan have found a used Police Car with the City of Edmond, fully equipped and he would like to purchase it and the Police Reserves would reimburse the City. He stated that the Police Reserves received a donation to pay for the car. Strange stated that Chief Stranahan test drove the car and nothing is wrong with it. He stated that we would still need to install radios in the unit. City Attorney Hyman Copeland stated that the City Council would need to accept the donation, then approve the purchase of the car. Richard Anderson made a motion to accept the donation and to approve the purchase of the car. Roberta Ellis seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #12—Roberta Ellis made a motion to give the City Manager authority to purchase another police unit if it becomes available. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Mayor David Mitchell recessed the City Council meeting to go into the regular session of the WPWA meeting.

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Mayor Mitchell called the City Council meeting back to order.

Item #13—Richard Anderson made a motion to ratify the action of the WPWA on approving the Resolution on the “Line of Credit” at the Walters Bank & Trust not to exceed an amount of $200,000.00 for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #14—Roberta Ellis made a motion to ratify the action of the WPWA on approving the letter to Representative Tom Cole on behalf of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) concerning the City of Walters opposition to the proposal of selling the Power Marketing Administration’s (PMA’s) transmission assets. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #15—Richard Anderson made a motion to ratify the action of the WPWA on Power Supply Agreement between Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Cotton Electric Cooperative and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, and the Walters Public Works Authority, a Public Trust of the City of Walters. Roberta Ellis seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #15A—Richard Anderson made a motion to ratify the action of the WPWA on approval of Resolution for the Loan between the Walters Bank & Trust and the WPWA for the purchase of the O.D.O.T. Maintenance Yard. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #16—Steve McCammon made a motion to approve a Budget Amendment to the Capital Outlay Fund. Increasing the Revenue side for FY 2016-2017. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #17—Richard Anderson made a motion to approve Budget Amendments within the City of Walters General Fund: Departments as follows: Police, Parks, GF Administration for FY 2016-2017. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:
Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson
Nays: None

Item #18—Council discussed the six (6) month employment review of the City Manager as agreed upon at the time of hire. No action was taken.

Item #19—City Clerk stated that the Accounts Payable Clerk gave each of them the Check Register to review the checks to be signed tonight. Continued…

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Item #19—Continued…Clerk gave the city council the Cash Report showing how much money is on the books after the checks for tonight and the May Financials for review. Cemetery Secretary gave the city council the Cemetery Financials for review. Mayor David Mitchell requested that the WPWA “Debts List” be placed in the council packets each meeting. No action taken.

Item #20—There was no new business.

Purchase orders were approved and the following checks signed.

NO NAME AMOUNT

Meter Deposits Fund

Cemetery General Fund

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

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