Woodward, Okla. —
In other action Monday, commissioners acted on items involving water treatment services and municipal judicial services.
Commissioners renewed the annual contract with Accurate Environmental Services for professional services related to the city's drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. The retainer fee remained the same at $2,000 a month.
The commissioners also adopted an ordinance that increased the compensation for the municipal judge by approximately 8.5 percent to $3,250 per month. The ordinance also set a 2-year term for the municipal judge to serve between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2014.
Riffel said that like the city attorney's compensation (which was increased to $165 at the commission meeting on Nov. 19), the municipal judge's compensation "hasn't had an increase for quite a while."
"And he has an increasing load on his back," Riffel said of the municipal judge position, which has been held for the past year by local attorney Justin Eilers.