The Woodward News

May 8, 2014

Goetzinger to serve another term as Mayor

Rachael Van Horn
Woodward News

— Mayor Gary Goetzinger signed and presented two ceremonial proclamations during Monday’s city commission meeting.

A proclamation officially setting May 5-9 as Oklahoma Home and Community Education Week was presented to a group of six officers of the Woodwardettes, a local home and economics education club.

The proclamation kicks off a week of celebration for the now 100 year old Oklahoma Home and Community Education, of which the Woodwardettes is a subgroup.

"We did the proclamation this year because we are celebrating the 100th year of the Extension Service," said Woodwardettes President, Marilyn Gibson. "We are hoping to draw more members through this outreach to the community."

Mayor Goetzinger also signed and presented another proclamation known as the Kids-To-Parks Proclamation, which set May 17th as the official day when children are encouraged to visit a park and spend time out of doors, Goetzinger said in his remarks.

Goetzinger presented the proclamation plaque to Woodward Parks employee, Rex McCurley.

In other ceremonial business, Commissioners Steve Bogdahn, John Meinders and Gary Goetzinger were reinstated to their respective seats in a swearing in ceremony Monday evening. Meinders and Goetzinger did not draw opponents in the recent primaries, however Bogdahn drew challenger, John Nicholas Mueller. Bogdahn defeated him 219 to 74 April 1, in the primary elections.

Immediately after the swearing in ceremony, commissioners voted to reappoint  Goetzinger as Mayor with only one dissenting vote - his own - which he offered only as a display of humor.

In his absence, commissioners also reappointed Roscoe Hill as Mayor Pro-Tem.

Commissioners approved a concessionaires agreement between the City of Woodward and K&T Catering. The agreement extends an already established relationship the city has with K&T Catering, who provides concessions for and manages the Aquatics Center, the new mini golf course and the paddle boat rental program at Crystal Beach Park.

The agreement grants K&T Catering rights to provide all concessions for scheduled and special events at Crystal Beach Park for one year.

Commissioners also approved a request by Rowland Investments and M&L Aviation to rent property at the Woodward Airport for the purpose of constructing a private hanger.

According to the agreement, the private companies would finance the construction of the private hangers on the airport property. Under the terms of the agreement the two companies would have a 25 year lease on the land to use the hangers as they need.

At the 25 year mark, the hangers would become the property of the City of Woodward, according to Assistant City Manager, Doug Haines.