BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 AT 6:30 P.M.
The Board of City Commissioners of the City of Shawnee, County of Pottawatomie, State of Oklahoma, met in Regular Session in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 9th and Broadway, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Monday, September 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m., pursuant to notice duly posted as prescribed by law. Mayor Peterson presided and called the meeting to order. Upon roll call, the following members were in attendance.
Pattie Hillhouse accepted the Mayor’s Proclamation for “Constitution Week” presented by Commissioner Steve Smith.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 5: Presentation by Peggy Johnson, coordinator for the Continuum of Care Sub-Region on the official homeless count that was taken in August 2011.
Ms. Johnson reported that locally Shawnee has 104 homeless citizens. Of that number 81 are considered “sheltered” homeless and 23 are considered to be street homeless. Comparatively, in January of 2011, Shawnee had 127 total homeless (street and sheltered) and in August of 2010, Shawnee had 75 total homeless.
Ms. Johnson stated that these figures are used by Housing and Urban Development to determine the amount of funds this area receives.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 6: Consider annexation request by North Rock Creek School for purposes of construction of new Middle School and Gymnasium and authorize staff to proceed with Notice and Hearing Requirements.
A motion was made by Commissioner Harrod, seconded by Commissioner Smith, to authorize staff to proceed with notice and hearing requirements to consider the annexation request by North Rock Creek School for purposes of construction of new Middle School and Gymnasium. Motion carried 6-0.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 7: Consider acceptance of public improvements for the plat of Shawnee Transfer Station and place maintenance bond into effect.
A motion was made by Commissioner Stephens, seconded by Commissioner Harrod, to accept the public improvements for the plat of Shawnee Transfer Station and place maintenance bond into effect. Motion carried 6-0.
AYE: Stephens, Harrod, Peterson, Collier, Winterringer, Smith
AGENDA ITEM NO. 8: Consider contract with the IAFF Local 206 for fiscal year 2011-2012.
A motion was made by Commissioner Stephens, seconded by Vice Mayor Collier, to approve contract with IAFF Local 206 for fiscal year 2011-2012. Motion carried 6-0.
Finance Director Cindy Sementelli reported that sales tax was down 4.27% over last year’s collections. However, when factoring in the city’s other revenues, such as franchise tax, the City’s budget is on target. Ms. Sementelli also reported that the City was going to become more proactive is policing delinquent sales tax accounts.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 10: Consider Bids:
a. Refurbish Screw Pumps Contract No., COS-SMA-12-01(Open)
Rice Painting & Sandblasting, LLC No Bid
Ponca City, OK
Urban Contractors, Inc. $183,000.00
Oklahoma City, OK $3,500.00 – Alternate
J.S. Haren Company $171,700.00
Wynn Construction Co., Inc. $186,000.00
Oklahoma City, OK
Assistant Utility Director Randy Brock read the bids into the record and requested that the bid award be deferred to the next meeting to allow staff to review and check references.
A motion was made by Commissioner Harrod, seconded by Commissioner Winterringer, to defer the bid award to the October 3, 2011 City Commission meeting. Motion carried 6-0.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 11: New Business (Any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the posting of the agenda)
There was no New Business.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 12: Administrative Reports
City Engineer John Krywicki gave an update on the Expo parking lot. He reported that utility companies have been out regarding relocation and that a grading plan is being developed. Mr. Krywicki laid out the following timetable regarding the project:
October 17 – request authorization to advertise for bids
November 8 – pre-bid meeting
November 21- bid opening and award
December 5 – pre-work meeting and notice to proceed
If this timetable is accurate, Mr. Krywicki expects the soonest completion date to be May 10, 2011.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 13: Commissioners Comments
Commissioner Harrod asked Mr. Krywicki about traffic flow during the construction of the Lake Road Bridge project. Mr. Krywicki responded that the project allows for one lane to be open at all time and a portable traffic light will be utilized as well.
Commissioner Harrod also asked if the Special Call Meeting scheduled for September 26, 2011 could be amended to include a joint meeting with the Pottawatomie County Commissioners to discuss Expo issues as well as financing issues. In the event the County Commissioners cannot meet on September 26th, then October 10th would be the alternate meeting date.
Regarding the proposed Special Call Meeting schedule consisting of a meeting on each Monday that is not a regular City Commission meeting, Commissioner Harrod stated he was not in favor unless Commissioners agree to compromise on the projects first.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 14: Adjournment
There being no further business to be considered, a motion was made by Commissioner Harrod, seconded by Commissioner Winterringer, that the meeting be adjourned. Motion carried 6-0. (7:18 p.m.)
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