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Collinsville, Oklahoma

City Commission Meeting
Sept 20, 2004
Streetscape Matching Grant Plans OK'd
Using $147K to Get $400K More
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The Collinsville City Commission met Monday, Sept. 20th
at 7pm (at the City Hall Annex, 1126 West Main) for the regular meeting of the Municipal Authority and Commission.

City Commission:

One item (not discussed but of note) in the expenditures approved in the consent agenda was $20,321 to Risley Trash Service for 7/21/04 to 8/20/04 refuse service. Minutes of a special meeting of the commissioners (Sept. 15th) for a work session were also approved.

1. Discussion concerning Collinsville Downtown, Inc. monthly Program Manager's report. No action required. Additional details on the Oct. 14th "Taste of Collinsville" event were asked.

2. Discussion and possible action to waive for Builder's Unlimited, Inc. the building permit fees for the construction of the new Fire/EMS building. Approved -- typical request so city doesn't charge itself for it's own inspections (~$900 at 10c/sq ft).

3. Discussion and possible approval to authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of intent to apply for FY 2005 TEA-21 Highway Enhancement funds in the amount of $400,000 with a 36.75% match provided from the City of Collinsville's Vision 2025 Downtown and Neighborhood allocation in the amount of $147,005. The overall $547,005 Main Street Enhancement project will be used to construct a portion of the improvements outlined in the 5 Year Main Street Revitalization Plan prepared by Land Plan Consultants Inc. Approved -- If the grant application is successful (won't know until April or May 2005), the city would have $547,005 to spend on City beautification/streetscape projects. If the grant is not approved the $147,005 would still be spent toward those projects. [Note: please attend the public meeting Thursday Sept. 23rd between 11:45am & 1pm to help decide the projects that money would be spent on. -- Ted]

4. Discussion and possible approval naming an Appearance District Task Force Committee to recommend a possible ordinance relating to appearance of buildings and property along arterial streets and designated districts in the community. The City Commission approved the Mayor's recommendations for the following 5 volunteers for that task force: Tharyn Nachtigall, Brad Francis, Linda Pavey, Commissioner Melodie Bateman, and Trent Rogers. The task force is requested to make a recommendation in two month timeframe.

5. Discussion updating the City Commission of recent visit from Brad Snow, Property Manager for WATCO Company, management company for SK&O RR concerning right-of way conditions, RR crossings and dilapidated properties owned or managed by the company. City Manager Mike Tinker reported on a Sept. 15th visit by Mr. Snow who apologized for missing the Aug. 16th City Meet. Mr. Snow promised to address the city's concern on most of the topics discussed at that meeting. Tinker indicated the city would keep the pressure on them (including Corporation Commission options) if required. One potential improvement beyond the maintenance and safety issues was the potential to have the second (unused) set of tracks removed before crossing improvements on Main and Walnut were made.One of likely solutions for some of the problem properties was for WATCO to trade the properties to someone willing to clear the problem buildings/tanks/etc.

1. Consideration and possible action to go into Executive Session to discuss the following: Confidential communication with City Attorney regarding pending investigations, proceedings, claims and litigation as allowed by O.S. 25, 307 (b) (4).: Tattershall
No action taken following executive session.

CMA (Municipal Authority):
No specific topics other than consent agenda & city manager's report.

-- Ted 9/20/2004 11:15pm's
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