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.
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.
V. EXECUTIVE SESSION
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
action taken following executive session.
CMA (Municipal Authority):
No specific topics other than consent agenda & city manager's report.