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Collinsville, Oklahoma

City Commission Meeting
for Feb. 21, 2005
Facade Matching Grants Dropped
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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.

City Commission
II. 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)
Dr 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.


1. Consideration and possible action to go into Executive Session to discuss and possibly take action on the following:

Confidential communication 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.


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

Collinsville Municipal Authority (Agenda):

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


-- Ted's comments in this color added to the posted agenda.'s
City Commission / CMA Meeting Index

ONG Franchise Renewal
On Hold Due To
City Charter Conflict

Oklahoma Natural Co. representative Jim Stout discussed potential solutions to the current issue with renewing ONG's franchise in Collinsville.