Clinton city council acting as the solid waste authority has made a decision surrounding a contract with Summitt Tuck of Oklahoma City regarding the enforcement of a penalty in the contract for the purchase of a trash truck. The penalty is 1% of the purchase price for each day the truck was delivered late, which turned out to be a total of 54 days. Councilman Ernie Dowdell made the motion surrounding enforcement of the penalty.
Dowdell was referring to Clinton city manager Mark Skiles and city attorney Ryan Meacham to negotiate on behalf of the city.
Cordell city council this week approved a resolution authorizing and directing the mayor to submit an application for financial assistance under the Fourpoint Energy local assistance program for digital communication equipment for the police department. Police chief Brandon Rogers on the need for the equipment.
Rogers says there are zero matching dollars in seeking the funding that would help assist in obtaining the digital communication equipment.
Voters in the Thomas-Fay-Custer school district passed a $21 million bond yesterday for school improvements that includes a new lower elementary and physical education building. Superintendent Rob Royalty says the third times a charm.
In other election results: Robert Frymire won the Thomas-Fay-Custer school board race. Jerry Beech has been elected as the new mayor for the city of Cordell. Steve McLaughlin, Zetta Penner, Kelly Tilley, Cheryl Wedel and James Newman Jr. all won council seats in Cordell. Lawana Price wins the treasurers race and Brandon Rogers is re-elected as marshall/chief of police. For complete election results visit our Facebook page.
A special meeting of the Weatherford city commission will be held Friday. Mayor Mike Brown says the commission will consider an ordinance declaring city-owned property across from city hall as surplus.
Brown says the city will have the property listed for 30 days to make sure there are no other offers on the property. The special meeting is planned for Friday morning at 9:30.
Weatherford schools superintendent Chad Wilson says the district is planning security upgrades at school sites this summer.
Wilson says the security upgrades are part of the bond package passed last year by district voters.
The Weatherford area chamber of commerce is gearing up for another season of its movie in the park series. Executive director Haley Kliewer says it starts in the month of May.
Kliewer says businesses can sponsor a movie in the park event. It costs $280 for the movie license. She says between 100-300 people attend the event.
The national council for home safety and security has released the list of the safest cities in Oklahoma for 2019, and Weatherford tops the list. Police chief Louis Flowers reacts to the top ranking.
Additionally Elk City was ranked 7th. A review of the most recent FBI uniform crime report statistics helped identify the safest cities in Oklahoma.
Carter Robinson is the newest member on the school board of education. Robinson was administered the oath of office yesterday. Robinson says there are challenges in schools.
Robinson assumes the seat held by long time board member Scott Selsor.
Weatherford mayor Mike Brown says he is hopeful that Weatherford will be next on the list for a national guard readiness center.
Several years ago the Weatherford industrial trust donated 30 acres of land to the national guard at the business & technology park for construction of the readiness center.
Clinton city council last night approved budget amendments for the capital improvement fund. Treasurer Debra Blanchard says it's a supplemental budget appropriation.
Additionally, in other business: the council nominated city manager Mark Skiles as a candidate for the board of trustees for the Oklahoma municipal assurance group.