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City Commission Meeting
March 15, 2004
Sale and consumption of alcohol
on public right of ways discussed
"Charlie's Park" Donated To City
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The Collinsville City Commission (& Municipal Authority) met Monday, March 15 at 7pm (at the City Hall Annex) with the following agenda:

City Commission CONSENT agenda items-- Approved

1. Discussion and possible action regarding prohibiting the sale and/or consumption of alcohol or intoxicating beverages on public right of ways.
Rev. Roger Brumley of Eastside Baptist Church had requested this action from the City Commission in anticipation of the annual Hog N' Hot Rods Show which has had outdoor beer sales and consumption on Collinsville publics streets (in a designated event area) the past few years. Rev. Brumley said he had a responsibility to the community to warm them against the negative effects of alcoholic beverages on our society (particularly our youth). Pastor Kelvin Limbocker (and several other pastors) also spoke in favor of not allowing the alcoholic beverages outside at this (or other) events. The commission deferred action on the item, but requested the city attorney take a look at the current city and state statutes relating to this topic. They will again consider this topic at the next city meeting on April 5th. No one spoke in favor of allowing outdoor beer sales.

2. Consideration and possible action on acceptance of donation of property at 405 N. 9th St. for the purpose of establishing a public neighborhood park, to be named, Charlie's Park, and to direct City Staff to prepare the necessary plans and paperwork.

The city commission approved acceptance of the property (at 9th & Walnut) on the condition that the abstract provide the city a clear title to the property. The property is being donated by Curtis and Esther Leach in memory of their late son, Charlie Leach. It is hoped the park can be formally dedicated on April 8, 2004, commemorating Charlie's birthday. Mr. & Mrs. Leach plan to provide much of the equipment for this neighborhood park coordinating with city personnel on design and requirements. A half-court basketball court is planned along with benches, picnic tables and a sand box.

3. Discussion and consideration to approve an emergency clause for proposed Ordinance 744 (see item 4). -- Approved

4. Consideration and possible action to approve Ordinance 744, an Ordinance relating to Finance and Budget Administration, Chapter 1, Sections 7-101 through 7-110 and Repealing Sections 7-101 through 7-109 of the Code of the Ordinances of the City of Collinsville, Oklahoma, declaring an Emergency and declaring an Effective Date.
-- Approved. This ordinance will allow the City Manager (or his designee) to make purchases up to $10,000 without prior commission approval (if other bid restrictions are met).

5. Consideration and possible approval of Vision 2025 Collinsville Downtown/Neighborhood Funds Project and Collinsville City Hall Project.
--Approved (by Commissioners Sallee, Rogers & Porter). This contract with the Tulsa County will allow Collinsville to start the process of getting work paid for on the Collinsville City Hall project. The description of the project (in the contract) is: "The $2.3M from Vision 2025 is to rebuild the historic 1913 City Hall/Fire Station destroyed by fire in December 2001. The orginal building will be rebuilt and city functions such as administration, revenue collections, utility billing and personnel will be conducted from this building. There will be a large multi-purpose room for city commission meetings, city boards and authorities, city court and community functions. The fire and emergency medical sevices will be re-located in a new structure adjacent to the City Hall building to create a campus for city operations in downtown Collinsville. Police operations that were conducted out of the destroyed building were relocated in 2003 a few blocks away and will not be part of the Vision 2025 funding."

The Collinsville Municipal Authority (CMA) Agenda Follows:

a) Approval of Minutes of the Collinsville Municipal Authority Regular Meeting of March 1, 2004; and Approval of Minutes of the Collinsville Municipal Authority Special Session Meeting of March 8, 2004.
b) Approval of disbursements and payroll.
Approved by all trustees
-- Approved

1. Consideration and possible action to approve payment to Collinsville Downtown, Inc. in the amount of $1,500.00. This is installment 7 of 8.
--Approved (by Commissioners Sallee & Rogers) Commissioner Porter voted no.

2. City Manager Report.
--Mike Tinker reported that bracing work on City Hall could begin within a week. The other debris removal requires a 10-day prior permit from the state. Meetings continue with the City Hall architect. Sales Tax number were up in Feburary after a down month in January. (City Sales tax for Feb was $70,334.35 and Use tax was $2,014.14.) The stoplight at 12th & Main remains a 4-way stop as the city electrical crew trys to get parts for the decades old equipment.
-- Ted Wright 3/15/2004

These Scouts from Troop 44 (led by David Kirwin) attended the city commission meeting Monday March 15th.'s
City Commission / CMA Meeting Index
The first item on the city commission's agenda Monday was a preemptive strike at the ever controversial portion of the annual Hogs N' Hot Rod Show which is beer sales outside during the event.
Commissioner Brad Overholt was not in attendance.
From the minutes of the March 8, 2004 Special Session of the CMA: The (only) bid of $49,420 by Ark Wrecking was accepted for debris removal and structural stabilization of City Hall. Trustees Sirmon, Rogers, Sallee and Overholt voted yes. Trustee Porter voted no. The first phase will be stabilization.