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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.
January 16, 2012
Shafer Is New Ward III Commissioner
commission session started Monday with an empty chair (following the Jan.
2nd Sherri Doolin resignation) but ended with all seats filled. Larry
Shafer was approved on agenda item 8 (below) and was sworn in to complete
the remaining items on the agenda and also fill the Ward III seat until
a new commissioner is elected (March) and sworn in (May). The filing period
for 3 commission seats and the mayor's position is Feb. 6-7-8, 2012. Larry
will have to give up his park board seat so there is an opening there
now also. -- Ted Wright -- Jan. 16, 2012
5) Approved -- consent agenda
7) Mary Risley (Collinsville Downtown Inc) report:
** budget updates
** PayPal set up for this year's Hogs 'N' Hor Rods vendor / entry fees.
** Required National Main Street training in Baltimore (April 1st) costs $2500
8) Approved -- Larry Shafer to fill Ward III commission role until the commissioner
elected (in March) is swown in (in May). Larry will give up his seat on the
park board to join the commission. Larry is employed by a recycling firm,
had been employed by a local bank, and is a
former president of the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.
9) Cemetery fence -- Tabled. Public Works Director Phil Stowell has been gathering
pricing information for upgrading the fence & gates on the east and north
side of Ridgelawn. Two grades of fence have been estimated (6 ft tall):
--1) lap coated vinyl chain link 6ft tall (east ~$2K for 1200-1300 ft) &
(north ~$16K for 987 feet)
--2) a higher grade fence (east $63K) & (north $40K).
The current fence is 4 feet tall. The commission took no action and asked
that pricing for some stone pillars and other options also be explored. In
response to a question on future Highway 20 lane expansion impacts ... it
was stated that ODOT indicated the cemetery would not be impacted with expansion
going to the north near the cemetery and was also considered in the recent
sewer line construction past the cemetery on its way toward Highway 75.
10) City Attorney (Ken Underwood) reported the police department would soon
be selling off unclaimed property (mostly bicycles) with the proper orders
now in place. The sale will be advertised soon.
11) City Manager (Pam Polk) reported several events reception in near furure
including: Jan 19 INCOG & CTAG at OU-Tulsa; Jan 28 Collinsville Chamber
banquet (city has two tables); A street naming dedication in Owasso for Christopher
Horton Jan 28th 2pm, ; Tobacco Free Colalition Jan 24th.
12) No new business.
3) Approved consent
5) City Public Works Director Phil Stowell reportedon these topics:
** Pleasant mild weather elping with S-Curve construction. Switch to northern
set of lanes likely in about 2 and a half weeks. May 1st is new target date
for substantial completion.
** Police station facade work going smoothly.
** New feed store construction (~5000 sq ft.) progressing with city utility
** Commissioner Bud York asked if there was a plan for repair of damage due
the extra load on the detour streets. It is the city's opinion the repairs
would be done by the contractor (Paragon).
6) No new business.
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