Muskogee Public Works and Finance Committees, Redevelopment Authority, Special City Council — AT A GLANCE | New

PUBLIC WORKS

At a regular meeting Monday of the Muskogee Public Works Committee, city councilors took the following action:

• Approved minutes of June 6, 2022.

• Approved the preliminary and final dish for Lettie Mae Addition.

• Application approved by Hammons, Hamby and Price Attorneys, Applicant (Garrett Funeral Home, LLC, Owner) for specific use to permit a building housing a retort (crematorium) to cremate human remains at C-2, General Commercial District, specifically for a property located at 1020 W. Okmulgee.

• Denied approval of Order No. 4168-A to close a 20-foot driveway located in Block 10 of Harrison Place Addition for property consolidation purposes.

• Approval of the lowest bid in the amount of $179,200.00, to Hodge Farms & Dredging, LLC, for the disposal of bio-solids from the wastewater treatment plant, project number 2022016 .

• Approved proposal from SignalTek, Inc., for traffic signal maintenance for fiscal year 2022-2023.

• Approval of final payment to Cook Consulting, LLC in the amount of $276,204.45 for project #2020016, Waterline Interconnects Package B.

• Approval of final payment (holdback) to Rosscon, LLC in the amount of $156,680.52 for the NE Zone Plant and Overlay, Project No. 2020008.

• Approval of the reappointment of Muriel Saunders to the Muskogee Housing Authority for a term of three (3) years, commencing August 1, 2022 and ending July 31, 2025.

• Approved the reappointment of Wayne Divelbiss to the City Facilities Board for a full term of five (5) years, beginning August 1, 2022 and ending July 31, 2027.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

At a regular finance committee meeting on Monday, councilors approved:

• Minutes of the Finance Committee of June 6, 2022.

• Municipal services claim from May 28, 2022 to July 8, 2022.

• Amended Ordinance No. 3903-A, Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Muskogee, Chapter 82, Utilities, Article II, Charges and Procedures, Division 3, Water Service Charges, by amending Section 82-71 , Tariffs in General, Subsection “a”, providing for repeal, severance and setting an effective date.

• Authorized the Muskogee Police Department to apply for and, if approved, accept the 2022 Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $37,056.00.

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

At a special Monday meeting of the Muskogee City Council, councilors took the following action:

• Approval of Extension and Ratification Agreement between the City of Muskogee, Muskogee Redevelopment Authority and Muskogee Medical Center Authority, Promissory Note, Series 2016-A and Loan Agreement issued to the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority in the principal amount of One Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,600,000.00), extending the maturity date to September 30, 2022.

After returning from the executive session, the following actions were taken:

a. Proposal denied and developer ordered to resubmit economic development project, including possible transfer of real estate and preparation of proposal to induce business to locate in the northwest quadrant of the city.

b. No action taken on potential litigation by Okmulgee Enterprises, LLC., related to the denial of its application for a specific use permit.

vs. No action has been taken on the lawsuits named Darwin England vs City of Muskogee, CJ-2007-20, Deary Vaughn, et al. v. City of Muskogee, CJ-2007-1371, Elaine Taff v. City of Muskogee, CJ-2007-1410, and James Lacey, et al., v. City of Muskogee, CJ-2007-1377, filed with the court of District in and for Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

At a regular meeting Monday of the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority, administrators took the following action:

• Approved Minutes of WARC Special Appeal May 19, 2022.

• Approval of Extension and Ratification Agreement between the City of Muskogee, Muskogee Redevelopment Authority and Muskogee Medical Center Authority, Promissory Note, Series 2016-A and Loan Agreement issued to the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority in the principal amount of One Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,600,000.00), extending the maturity date to September 30, 2022.

After returning from the executive session, the following actions were taken:

• Proposal denied and developer ordered to resubmit economic development project, including possible transfer of real estate and preparation of a proposal to induce a business to locate in the northwest quadrant of the city.

• Approved the extension of an agreement with Retail Attractions, LLC from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.