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June 7th City Commission Meet
June 7, 2004
City Hall Architect Concept Plan Review
Public Hearing: Budgets for 2004-05
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The Collinsville City Commission met Monday, June 7th at 7pm (at the City Hall Annex) for the regular meeting of the Municipal Authority and Commission. Commissioner Bateman was absent.

Selected City Commission Topics:
1. Discussion and possible action regarding conceptual plans from Jim Graber, Architect concerning the City Hall/Fire/EMS project.
The Commission approved proceeding with designs. Bids for the Fire/EMS building might be ready for bids in about 2 weeks. Bids for the City Hall building might be ready for bids in 60-90 days.

2. Public Hearing on the proposed 2004 - 2005 fiscal year budget.

3. Close Public Hearing and open discussion by Collinsville City Commission regarding proposed 2004 - 2005 fiscal year budget.

4. Consideration and possible action to award Solid Waste contract.
The Solid Waste bid was rejected and will be re-bid with several alternatives, including residential once weekly with hauler providing polycarts, once weekly with City providing polycarts and looking at multi-year contracts with a contractor to (hopefully) get more competitive bids.

5. Discussion and possible action approving a Policy and Procedures Manual for the Collinsville Police Reserve Unit. Approved

6. Discussion and possible action on Resolution 2004-07 regarding to a flashing speed sign in the area of Highway 20 & Collinsville High School. Cory Slagle discussed the school's attempts (for several years) to get warning lights in front of the high school on State Highway 20. Slagle indicated that many motorist on the highway fail to notice they are in a school zone and the safety of not only high school students and teachers are at risk but also elementary and middle school students that are on the buses that stop at the high school. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has finally agreed to install the lights which will cost $20K if the school or city comes up with 20% ($4K). The city tabled this item to their next meeting while they pursue funding options with state officials.

7. Discussion and Consideration of appointing a Planning Commissioner for the Ward 1 appointment. Leslie Russell was approved to fill the seat vacated by Gary Johnson's resignation.

8. Discussion on possible Zoning Code Text Amendment relating to required separation for sexually-oriented businesses. City Planner Erik Enyart requested direction from the commission on following the lead of Tulsa, Bixby and Owasso who have already approved 1000 foot set back requirements for sexually-oriented business from schools, churches and other establishments frequented by children (e.g. Libraries and daycare centers). Jenks and Catoosa are currently considering similar changes. Without a formal vote, the commission provided direction to Enyart to draft a Collinsville zoning code to increase the seperation from 500 to 1000 feet.

1. Consideration and possible action to go into Executive Session to discuss the following:
a) Collective bargaining negotiation updates with local FOP Lodge 166 and Local 3310 IAFF as allowed by O.S. 25, 307 (b) (2).
· 2004/2005 Contract

Open Session:

2. Discussion and possible action concerning Local 3310 IAFF 2004/2005 contract. The commission approved the new 1 year contract with the Collinsville fire fighters.


Selected CMA Topics:

Same budget hearing and discussion as above ...

City Manager's Report's
City Commission / CMA Meeting Index
While Cory Slagle was addressing the City Commission about Hwy. 20 warning lights for the high school, the School Board was approving him as the new principal at CHS.
Architect Jim Graber presented the latest conceptual drawings for the City Hall building and the new Fire/EMS building.
Karen Randell-Clark, Collinsville's new City Clerk, attended the City Commission meeting June 7th as an observer. She will begin her official duties June 15th. She had previously been with the City of Tulsa.
Note: I was splitting time between the concurrent city & school meeting so my coverage for both will be partial -- Ted