in part by:
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.
October 13, 2011
NOTICE OF THE MEETING OF THE
COLLINSVILLE CITY COMMISSION
TYPE OF MEETING: Work Session
DATE: Thursday October 13, 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 4:00 p.m. on Monday,
October 10, 2011.
Angela McGinnis, City Clerk
1. Call to Order
2. Flag Salute
3. Roll Call -- Commissioner Dollin (formerly Davis)
4. iPad Training. -- The Commissioners have new iPads
which they are still learning to use in hopes of improving communications
while reducing paperwork.
Commissioners Dee Sink & Bud York receive tips for using the new iPad
computers from Phil Stowell and Angela McGinnis.
5. Discussion concerning
the following buildings:
Building 910 W. Center
Veterans Building 903 W. Main
Museum and Depot on South 10th
Empty building at 215 S. 11th (south of Police Station)
-- see brief summary of discussions below.
6. Discussion concerning
Re-districting City Commission Ward Boundaries. -- no
discussion, but the commissioners received handouts with two new proposed
(by INCOG?) Collinsville ward boundary maps options based on the new 2010
census data. Check back for scans of those maps.
Citizens Building 910 W. Center:
building which was moved to the fairgrounds in 1974 has had many uses
in the subsequent years. It had been used by the Seniors Citizens group,
Fair Board, 4-H, CB Club, and even as the temporary city hall. CDBG grants
had provided multiple upgrades to the building and another was in progress
this summer before an August
2011 attic fire put that on hold. The informal discussion indicated
a city desire to tear down the damaged building. Actual ownership between
the city and Tri-County Fair Board was discussed (and continued at the
Oct. 17th commission meet). There will be some insurance money from the
Building 903 W. Main:
The building (built
in 1946) is in need of repairs and maintenance but suffers froma lack
of funding as the American Legion group than owns the building is diminished
in membership and activity from earlier days. Based on city statements,
Marie Gilispie with the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary indicated the
legion might be willing to sell/donate the building to the city to help
get those repairs and on-going maintenance if the American Legion had
continued use of the building (along with other public uses). The Veterans
of Foreign Wars (VFW) group built their
own building north of town several years ago. The commissioner discussed
possible options for a community center type operation if they did decide
to take on the project.
and Depot on South 10th:
the Chamber of Commerce moved their office out of the Depot
Museum (1984- 2005) the museum has rarely been open for public viewing.
The former Santa Fe Depot building was moved in 1975 from it's original
location adjacent to the tracks on Main when saved by the Collinsville
Historical Society and placed on city property at the fair ground near
10th and Center. The caboose was purchased by the Historical Society and
placed in 1977. Maintenance and improvements by the city have been requested
by Bill Thomas for years on behalf of an apparently inactive historical
society. Ron Evans has assisted Bill as have several members of the Nifty
Fifties organization. Viability of the Historical Society and bringing
in new members was discussed before the city decides on further action.
Tracking down previous leases or agreements (between the city and historical
society) is also on-going as well as a new potential agreement..
building at 215 S. 11th (south of Police Station):
in bad shape and possible mold issues. Recommend tearing it down. Police
may need additional storage space elsewhere.
(Note: since I am so late in updating this page, I can report that
the commission approved removal of this building at the Oct.
17th commission meet.)
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