State Senator Brent Howard says he believes finances still look strong overall for the coming legislative year. Senator Howard says he is hoping to be able to funnel some money to Quartz Mountain in southwest Oklahoma. Senator Howard says it's estimated about $6 million of deferred maintenance and repairs have not occurred at Quartz Mountain over the past 11 years.
Lots of discussion during a town hall meeting with congressman Frank Lucas in Weatherford over the concept of the potential impeachment of President Trump. Congressman Lucas says while speaker Nancy Pelosi likely has the votes for an impeachment resolution, he believes the process will play out over several months. Congressman Lucas will wrap up town hall meetings with stops at city hall in Elk City at and at the Washita Battlefield in Cheyenne.
A Clinton resident says he plans to seek the state house seat currently held by Harold Wright of Weatherford. Anthony Moore says he will seek the seat when State Representative Wright term limits from office. Moore made the comments during an economic development meeting in Weatherford Wednesday. However, candidates are not official until they file for the seat. The filing period for the seat will be next April with the state election board.
Weatherford Economic Development Director Yolanda Creswell says the Department of Commerce will tour Weatherford later this month. Officials with the Department of Commerce had planned to tour Weatherford last month, but had to reschedule.
Custer County Commissioners made a decision surrounding the acquisition of real estate following an executive session. However, commissioners did not elaborate on the reason for the pursuit of real estate acquisition.
Custer County Commissioners have approved a REAP Grant application for Butler EMS. Butler EMS applied for the same equipment through the REAP Grant process last year.
The city of Weatherford is being featured this month in the magazine Business In Focus says Economic Development Director Yolanda Creswell. The goal is to reach out nationwide to companies that could consider locating in Weatherford.
Clinton City Council approved a master service agreement with Dobson Technologies to provide internet services in the city, says City Manager Mark Skiles. The agreement to provide internet services to city government won't begin until later in 2020, however Dobson can provide those services to the public now that the city council has approved the master service agreement.
Thomas Fay Custer Schools Superintendent Rob Royalty says progress continues on bond projects in the district. Once demolition occurs, it will make way for construction of a new lower elementary and connected athletic facility. Royalty says that work is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2021.
Clinton City Council approved an amendment to the economic development trust. City Attorney Ryan Meacham says under the amendment, the city council will have more selection of trust members. Meacham told the council that by approving the amendment it would broaden the pool of potential candidates to serve on the trust as appointments become necessary.