The Collinsville City
Commission met Monday, Feb. 21st
at 7pm (at the City Hall Annex, 1126 West Main) for the
regular meeting of the Municipal Authority and Commission.
All present for Roll Call:
Mayor Stan Sallee, Vice Mayor Gail Rogers, Commissioner Pam Porter, Commissioner
Melodie Bateman and Commissioner Brad Overholt.
III. CONSENT: All matters
under "Consent" are considered by the City Commission to be routine
and will be enacted by one motion. Any Commissioner may, however, remove an
item from consent by request.
1. Approval of Minutes of the Collinsville City Commission Regular Meeting
of February 7, 2005.
2. Approval of disbursements and payroll.
3. Cemetery Deeds
4. Acknowledgement of receipt of sanitary sewer line permit # S:000072041333
to serve Collinsville Middle School.
5. Appointing City Manager, Jim Whitlock, as Collinsville's representative
on INCOG's legislative consortium.
6. January Financial Report.
1. City Manager Report.
Jim Whitlock reported on the following topics:
* roadway & parking stripes to be repainted Feb. 22
* Cable TV franchise expiring in April
* city-wide garage sale June 4th in city park (no setup fee for sellers, entertainment
... will hopefully become annual event)
* a regional water supply study expected by June ... a regional water processing
plant near Collinsville is a potential recommendation. Collinsville exceeded
90% of water production capacity 5 days in the past year.
* initial estimates on the typical increase to city electric bills
for individuals were revised to $1.5 to $5. Also clarification that the increase
is not to the base power rate but instead to the power cost adjustment.
2. Discussion and possible
action thereon on approving Ordinance 755 granting to Oklahoma Natural Gas
for a period of 25 years a non-exclusive franchise and right to enter onto
public ways to install operate and maintain a natural gas system. Item
Tabled -- The city was reviewing a standard agreement to renew the 25 year
ONG franchise (which expires in June) when it
was dicovered that the existing (since 1980) ONG 2% remit to the city is in
conflict with the city charter which requires a 4% remit to the city. Jim
Stout from ONG (see photo above) discussed possible short-term work arounds
to the problem which might require a charter change vote by citizens.
3. Discussion and possible action thereon on attaching emergency clause to
Ordinance 755. Tabled
4. Update on activities of 2025 committee. (Dr. Susan Babbitt)
Babbitt provided status including legal/IRS issues and hassle factor causing
the committee to drop it's plan for facade matching grants to merchants and
instead move those funds ($17K) to enhancements to the city park to supplement
other neighborhood Vision 2025 funds. City crews will likely be used to tear
down the burnt-out former Kiwanis building in the park which might be replaced
by the available improvement funds as well as other improvements being considered.
5. Request of Frank Myers
to lease Mid Continent Concrete Plant facility to operate wrecker service.
Mr. Myers is the owner of Blessed Wrecker and was requesting
to take over the lease since Mid Continent has moved out of town. The larger
(& existing) facilities would allow Myers to expand his business. The
commissions did not act on the request as the city is also exploring the possibility
of a different concrete plant operation which would repace the water &
electric revenue lost when Mid Continent left.
6. First reading of Ordinance
756 pertaining to annexation of property located approximately ¼ mile
west of the intersection of 129th East Ave. and 126th St. N. (No action is
being requested; the item will be discussed and considered for possible approval
at the regular City Commission Meeting of March 7, 2005). Early
discussion on a 74 acre high density housing addition adjacent to school property
near Herald Elementary. The Collinsville Planning Commission will act on the
property plans/zoning issues before it is ready for City Commission action.
IV. EXECUTIVE SESSION
1. Consideration and possible
action to go into Executive Session to discuss and possibly take action on
with City Attorney regarding pending investigations, proceedings, claims and
litigation as allowed by O.S. 25, 307 (b) (4).
· SBC Tort Claim
· ONG Franchise
2. Possible actions on
any matter considered in executive session.
No action was taken after a half hour executive session.
V. NEW BUSINESS: None
1. Consideration of any
new business, which can be considered an emergency, to come before the City
Commission not known about or which could not have been reasonably anticipated
at the time of posting this agenda. None
IV. CONSENT: All matters
under "Consent" are considered by the Authority to be routine and
will be enacted by one motion. Any Trustee may, however, remove an item from
consent by request.
a) Approval of Minutes of the Collinsville Municipal Authority Regular Meeting
of February 7, 2005.
b) Approval of disbursements and payroll.
c) January Financial Report.
POSTED 2/18/05, Karen
Randell-Clark, City Clerk
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