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Municipal Authority Meet
August 11, 2003
at City Annex
and All Commissioners Present Except Stan Sallee.
Overholt Sworn In As Ward IV Commissioner
Acting as both City Commissioners
and Municipal Authority Trustees, Pam Porter, Gail Rogers and Brad Overholt
were joined by Mayor Sirmon's trustee vote and authorized the City Staff to
proceed toward contracting with GRDA as the new supplier of the city's electricty.
The Grand River Dam Authority
(GRDA) had previously supplied the city's power before a switch to Public
Service of Oklahoma (PSO) in 1992. That September 29, 1992 decision was reached
when Mayor Mike Sheehan cast a tie-breaking vote. PSO, now also referred to
as American Electric Power (AEP), has supplied the city's electricity during
an initial 10-year contract and a
Overholt (left) repeats the oath of office (administered by City Attorney Ken
Underwood) as Collinsville City Commissioner for Ward IV.
Lally (left) from AEP/PSO and Phil Stokes (right) from GRDA answer questions
for trustees / commissioners in this composite photo.
the city judge the differences between proposals submitted by both wholesale
electrical providers, was Shane Woolbright (above), Executive Director of Municipal
Electrical Systems of Oklahoma.
For several years the
PSO rates saved the city and it's electrical users money. During the last
few years the favor has shifted. One factor favoring GRDA now, is their rates
being more static (coal based). PSO rates are more volitile now as their rates
are dependent on natural gas prices in addition to coal.
AEP/PSO had improved their
proposal rates this week, but apparently not enough to sway the commissioners.
Prior to the Special City
Session, above, The regular monthly meeting of the City Board of Adjustment
was held. The board chaired by City Planner Erik Enyart, consisted of Gerald
Brannen, Connie Goad, Kyle Smalygo, and Shannon Stubblefield. They discussed
and deferred decision on two different daycare businesses in residences, pended
feedback from the city attorney. They granted an exception for a mobile home
/ non-conforming (50ft setback from 156th St.) buildings at 156th St. North
and Old Highway 169.