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June 16, 2013

Commission to take up contracts

Woodward, Okla. — Approval of the annual contract with the Woodward Industrial Foundation is one of the major topics Woodward City Commissioners will discuss in their regular meeting on Monday.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. in the commission room at city hall.

The annual contract for economic, industrial and community development services between the city and industrial foundation is for $32,000 a month according to information in the agenda packet.

Approval of City Manager Alan Riffel's employment agreement is also on the agenda. Commissioners held an executive session in May for the city manager's annual performance evaluation and will vote on the contract on Monday.

A nominal increase in water and sewer rates will also be voted on during the meeting. Increases are tied to the consumer price index, which has gone up 0.4 percent this year, but a minimum rate increase is rounded up to the nearest nickel, meaning most rates will go up 5 or 10 cents a month.

Commissioners will also take up an agreement between the city and BBW Partners for storm water draining and a resolution involving a lease purchase agreement by the municipal authority to finance the acquisition of lighting equipment for use at Crystal Beach.

Commissioners are also expected to renew the interlocal agreement with the county where the county will house city inmates for free, and the agreement with the Woodward school district for 2 resource officers - the school will pay 80 percent of the salary and benefits for one of the officers and 50 percent for the second.

Also on the agenda is approval of the  labor agreement with the firefighters union and possible approval of a rezoning along 8th Street north of Hanks Trail for senior housing proposed by Affordable Equity Partners. A public hearing on the rezoning will be held before the actual commission meeting starts.

Items scheduled for approval on the consent agenda include:

• An agreement with Main Street for a concert and poker run on July 6 at Centennial Park

• A team roping event at Crystal Beach Stadium on June 22.

• A barbecue contest put on by CASA on Aug. 9-10 at Crystal Beach

• The AMBUCS July 4 kids games at Crystal Beach

• A monster truck show June 29 at the stadium

• A car wash in the old Golden Corral parking lot.

Then meeting as the municipal authority, commissioners will take action on a resolution for the lighting at Crystal Beach Park and, then approve the lease purchase agreement with First Security Finance

Also on the agenda is a change order related to the 48th Street Phase III and Lakeview Phase I projects for an increase of $2,730 to relocate a sewer line to the north side due to unstable soil.

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