WALTERS CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

The Walters City Council met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. on September 19th, 2017 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall. Those present were Mayor David Mitchell; Vice Mayor Roberta Ellis; Steve McCammon and Richard Anderson; City Manager Shawn Strange; City Attorney Hyman Copeland; and City Clerk Dollie Glenn. Councilmen Bob Nance was absent.

Interim Fire Chief Scooter Bivins opened the meeting with prayer.

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

Visitors present were Deputy City Clerk Sheri Davis, Accounts Payable Clerk Karla Eschiti, Ed Ducote II with Thornton, Musso and Bellemin, Inc., and Rebecca Bellemin with Thornton, Musso and Bellemin, Inc., Water Plant Superintendent Joey Spence, Chase and Melissa Barbe, Fireman David Taylor, Volunteer Fireman Kody McDowell, Interim Fire Chief Scooter Bivins and Jamon and Pam Kelley.

Item #3—Steve McCammon made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

(a) Approval of September 05, 2017 regular City Council meeting minutes.

(b) Approval of purchase orders and signing of checks for all City funds presented at the 09-19-17 council meeting and ratification of routine checks subsequent to the 09-05-17 regular council meeting.

Item #4—Approval of the September 12, 2017 Walters Planning & Zoning Commission Quarterly meeting. Roberta Ellis made a motion to approve the minutes as printed and Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

Item #5—Chase Barbe stated that he is wanting to move his business into the City limits and have a 1,000 gallon propane storage tank and propane filling station at 310 E Missouri. Jamon and Pam Kelley, owners of the Bunk House and Horse Sense stated how beneficial this would be for our town and their business. Barbe said he has spoke with the LPG State Inspector and the inspector said he could do this if the City approves it. City Manager Shawn Strange stated that there might be zoning issues, but the ordinance book states that modifications can be made by the City Manager and Fire Chief with the approval of the City Council. Mayor Mitchell told the Barbe’s that the first thing they need to do is come in and get with City Manager Shawn Strange. City Attorney Hyman Copeland stated that there are multiple challenges on bringing propane into the City Limits. No action taken.

Item #6—City Manager Shawn Strange spoke to Council again about the situation with the roofs. He stated that he is not ready to take any action. No action taken.

Item #7—City Manager Shawn Strange asked councils permission to advertise the D.O.C building. Continued…

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Item #7—Continued…Richard Anderson made a motion to approve advertising the D.O.C. Building with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce on their MLS. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

Item #8—Roberta Ellis made a motion to go into Executive session as per O.S. Title 25, Section 307 B (3), to discuss the American Legion Building, with Council, City Attorney, City Manager, City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk present. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

City Attorney Hyman Copeland stated that the only item discussed was the item on the agenda and that no action was taken. Roberta Ellis made a motion to come out of Executive session. Steve McCammon seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

No action take.

Item #9—Roberta Ellis made a motion to go into Executive session as per O.S. Title 25, Section 307 B (1), to discuss the pending retirement of City Clerk Dollie Glenn and possible appointment of new City Clerk, with Council, City Attorney, City Manager, City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk present. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

City Attorney Hyman Copeland stated that the only item discussed was the item on the agenda and that no action was taken. Roberta Ellis made a motion to come out of Executive session. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

Roberta Ellis made a motion to appoint Sheri Davis as City Clerk effective October 1, 2017. Richard Anderson seconded the motion. The vote was:

Ayes: Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Anderson

Nays: None

Item #10—City Clerk stated that the Accounts Payable Clerk gave each of them the Check Register to review the checks to be signed tonight. Clerk gave the city council the Cash report showing how much money is on the books after the checks tonight. Also to review was the August Financials and Financials for the Walters Cemetery.

Item #11—(a) City Manager Shawn Strange informed the council the A/C unit went out at the police department and that we are getting estimates. He stated that this will be on the next agenda. (b) City Manager informed the council that all the pot holes have been filled. (c) Mayor Mitchell asked about the Reap grant, City Manager Shawn Strange stated it has not been awarded yet. Continued…

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Item #11—(d) City Manager also informed the council that we should be getting our money from FEMA soon.

Purchase orders were approved and the following checks signed.

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