Walter City Council Meeting

WALTERS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

AUGUST 02, 2016

 

The Walters City Council met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. on August 02, 2016 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall.  Those present were Mayor David Mitchell; Vice Mayor Roberta Ellis; Councilmen Steve McCammon, Bob Nance and Richard Anderson; City Manager John Sheppard; City Attorney Hyman Copeland; and City Clerk Dollie Glenn.

 

Pastor Paul Metcalf with the Church of the Nazarene opened the meeting with prayer.

 

Visitors  present were City of Walters Electric Superintendent Roger Noland, Water Superintendent Wes Eidson, Accounts Payable Clerk Karla Eschiti, Chisholm Trail Consulting Engineer Scott Vaughn, Water Plant Operator Joey Spence, Pastor Paul Metcalf with the Church of the Nazarene and citizen Brent Yarbrough.

 

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

Ayes:           Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Nance, Anderson

Nays:           None

  • Approval of July 19, 2016 regular City Council meeting minutes.
  • Approval of purchase orders and signing of checks for all City funds presented at the 08-02-16 council meeting and ratification of routine checks subsequent to the 07-19-16 regular council meeting.

 

Item #4—Wes Eidson, representative for the Walters Chamber of Commerce, addressed the city council concerning the Annual Car Cruz that will be held on Saturday October 1st.  Eidson stated that the Car Cruz Committee is requesting permission to close the streets and alleys between Missouri and Nevada on Broadway.  Bob Nance made a motion to approve the Car Cruz Committee’s requests.  Richard Anderson seconded the motion.  The vote was:

Ayes:           Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Nance, Anderson

Nays:           None

 

Item #5—Steve McCammon made a motion to continue membership with Air Evac (also known as AirMedCare Network, which includes Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services and Med-Trans Air Medical Transport for employees that want to renew or enroll.  Employees will pay their own premium at the time of enrollment or renewal.  Roberta Ellis seconded the motion.  The vote was:

Ayes:           Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Nance, Anderson

Nays:           None

 

Item #6—Chisholm Trail Consulting, LLC Engineer Scott Vaughn discussed the bids that were received to install a Medium Intensity Rotating  Beacon Runway 16-34 AIP Project 3-40-0103-004-2015, Amendment No. 1, Walters Municipal Airport.  Vaughn presented his tabulation on the two (2) bids received compared to his Engineer’s estimate.  Engineering Estimate $12,500.00; Libra Electric Company $9,895.00 and Williams Electric $10,875.00.  Vaughn stated that after reviewing the content of the low bid submitted by Libra Electric Company, he found the bid to be materially in compliance with the requirements of the Bid Documents.  Continued…

 

 

 

 

 

WALTERS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

AUGUST 02, 2016

 

 

Item #6—Continued…Vaughn stated that it is his recommendation that the Walters City Council award a contract to Libra Electric Company in the amount of $9,895.00 with the provision that the award is contingent upon issuance of approval of this Amendment  by the FAA.  Richard Anderson made a motion to approve the Engineer’s recommendation.  Steve McCammon seconded the motion.  The vote was:

Ayes:           Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Nance, Anderson

Nays:           None

City Manager John Sheppard informed the city council that the FAA will pay 90% of the cost.

 

Item #7—Steve McCammon made a motion to approve the July 14, 2016 Walters Public Library Quarterly Meeting minutes.  Roberta Ellis seconded the motion.  The vote was:

Ayes:           Mitchell, Ellis, McCammon, Nance, Anderson

Nays:           None

 

Item #8—City Manager John Sheppard discussed the FEMA Disaster Declaration.  Sheppard stated that he attended the Applicant Briefing on the flooding.  He stated that we have more street damage.  He stated that we had to do more sandbagging.  Sheppard spoke on some drainage problems on Ross, Indiana and Hough.  No action necessary.

 

Item #9—City Manager John Sheppard informed the city council that Jim Russell at Lawton is trying to get small communities involved in a “-0- kill”.  He stated that employees Karla Eschiti and Earl Martin have been working really close on adopting out the animals.  Ms. Eschiti stated that we have only had 5 dogs euthanized so far this year.  Sheppard stated that we should put this off for now.  He stated that it is too expensive.  Mayor Mitchell thanked Ms. Eschiti for her efforts.  No action taken.

 

Item #10—City Manager John Sheppard informed the city council that he has had some golfers and the new Golf Superintendent all recommend that we cut the Golf Course back to 9-Holes.  Mayor and council all stated that they would like to meet with the Golf Association.  No action necessary.

 

Item #11—City Clerk stated that the Accounts Payable Clerk gave council the Check Registers showing all the checks they were signing at this meeting.  Clerk gave the council the Cash Report showing how much money is on the books after the checks for tonight.  No action taken.

 

Item #12—(a) City Manager John Sheppard presented the city council with the Resolution that the City of Edmond passed, which opposes SQ779.  He stated that the City of Walters may need to consider this also.  (b) City Manager John Sheppard informed city council that the Chamber of Commerce Compressor has burned up.  He stated that Powers can repair it for $1,851.00.  He stated that Powers can move the 3 Ton unit from the vacant DOC building if we want.  (c) City Clerk reminded the council of the OML/Meso Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City in September.  There was no other new business.

 

Purchase orders were approved and the following checks signed.

 

 

 

WALTERS CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

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NO                NAME                                               AMOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

  Meter Deposits Fund

 

 

  Cemetery General Fund

 

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to go into the regular session of the Walters Public Works Authority meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor

 

 

 

 

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Secretary Vice Mayor