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are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we
call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills
of northeastern Oklahoma.
in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide
electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more
than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata,
Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.
the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third largest
based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two employees cover
the Cooperatives more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining
the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.
NOTICE OF THE MEETING OF THE
COLLINSVILLE CITY COMMISSION
MEETING: Work Session
DATE: Thursday August 11, 2011
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Commission Chambers, Collinsville City Hall
106 N. 12th Street
Notice and agenda filed
in the office of the City Clerk and posted at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Monday,
Aug. 1, 2011.
Angela McGinnis, City Clerk
1. Call to Order -- 2. Flag Salute -- 3. Roll Call -- All
4. Discussion concerning
disposition of Collinsville Sale Barn Property.
James Rodrick is the current lease holder for the Collinsville
Livestock Sale Barn which is located on city property just south of town.
Despite the favorable terms of $100 per year for approximately another 158
years, Rodrick is requesting to buy the property outright (at the assessed
value believed to be approximately $130K) before building a feed store. His
son will operate both the sale barn and feed store. Rodrick says it is againat
the advise of his financial advisor but he feels it is the "right thing
to do" and also thinks the "it is fair that the city receive a fair
value" for their property instead of just $100 each year which were terms
locked in years ago when the sale barn moved from downtown. Rodrick stated
that if for some reason the sale was not possible that he would contine with
the existing lease. It appeared none of the commissioners could see any disadvantage
to the city so this will likely be an agenda item soon for commission action.
5. Discussion concerning
International Property Management Codes.
This is apparenty a system that could help the city
staff more effeciently and fairly process letters, notices, citations, etc
... to work property maintenance issues for multiple properties. Includes
a software system and provides an additional enforcement tool.
6. Discussion concerning
illegal parking on city thoroughfares. -- This topic
drew the most interest and had at least 10 citizens present their views to
the commissioners and city staff on what centers on delivery drivers double
parking on Main Street which is also a state highway and being ticketed by
Collinsville police. I will not attempt to cover all their concerns from the
lengthy discussion, but will attempt to summarize a few key points:
* Double parking is illegal, and passing a vehicle double parked is potentially
illegal if double yellow lines are crossed.
* The city should be doing everything possible to make doing business on Main
Street easier ... not more difficult.
* Moving deliveries to the back door of many local merchants introduces many
new security issues.
* Why is this now "a problem" with no change (to the laws or delivery
driver routine in decades), except Main Street got wider?
* Concern with Collinsville's reputation (for law enforcement) by delivery
drivers, potential out of town shoppers and locals.
* Several expressed a concern that a policeman making a u-turn in the middle
of downtown to give a warning to a delivery driver seemed worse than any potential
hazard for the few minutes drivers are double parked.
* Although designated parking spots for the delivery trucks (which are too
long for the existing angle parking) seems like a good "legal" alternative,
some seemed reluctant to give up permanent parking spaces all day for the
short infrequent deliveries.
* One extreme proposal would ask the legislature for a (state-level) exemption
for these type of deliveries. With exemptions already in place for school
buses and certain mail deliveries.
* Common sense goes a long way
* The traffic load on Main/Highway 20 is expected to increase with the S-Curve
improvements and just continued growth.
(Previous Coverage: 7/5 city
meet & 6/6 city meet)
7. Discussion concerning
Outdoor Cafes. -- Mayor Sallee opened the discussion
stating ADA (Americans With Disibilities Act) and safety concerns should be
clearly defined and handled uniformly for dining establishments that wish
to have outdoor seating and tables. He also noted that each property has unique
contributors to what can be allowed without obstructing pedestrian flow. Bartlesville's
rules and procudures are being studied for possible incorporation here. A
yearly permit system is likely, with liability insurance required, no glass
containers allowed, as examples of some features. It was also discussed that
side streets would be treated the same as Main Street for ADA requirements.
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