The Woodward News

May 4, 2013

City to hear annexation request

Johnny McMahan
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward's City Commissioners will hold a public hearing, then later on a vote on annexing a piece of property on the south side of the city at Monday's regular meeting.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Mike Caldwell is requesting the annexation of some property he owns at 4409 Williams Avenue. Caldwell said he has an opportunity to acquire a long-term renter for the property, but it has to be within city limits.

Commissioners have received no protests.

The hearing will be held before the actual meeting starts, then a vote is scheduled during the meeting.

A second public hearing on a zoning issue was scheduled but the request has been withdrawn, according to information in the agenda packet.

The commission will also reorganize on Monday. Roscoe Hill and Michelle Williamson will be sworn in for 2-year terms, the commission will select a mayor and mayor pro-tem to serve for the next year.

The constant agenda includes a number of user agreements from rodeo to softball.

Also, commissioners will be asked to approve a bid for roof repairs at Kids, Inc., the public works warehouse and Elmwood Cemetery. The recommended bid is for $77,575 from Washington Roofing.

Other items include:

• Consideration of the agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police chapter.

• Consideration of the management agreement between the city, municipal authority and K&T Catering, LLC for operation of the Crystal Beach Aquatics Center for the summer.

• A request from Northwestern-Woodward For $60,000 to help support a nursing instructor at the campus site.

• Taking up a sewer claim

• Taking up a mowing agreement with Green Zebra Services

• Appointing Mary Ann Hawkins and Krista Yadon for 2 year terms to the Visual Arts Commission.

Meeting as the municipal authority, commissioners will take up a change order from Eagle View, Inc. on the Boiling Springs Golf Course improvements. The change is for an additional $155,102 for installation of sound, bunker draining, tee maintenance and repairs not identified in the original scope of work. According to the packet information loss of inmate labor contributed to some of the cost overruns.

The authority will also approve receipt of permits for construction of sewer lines in the Lakeview Fourth Addition, Reynolds Addition and Robin Drive.

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Woodward County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at the courthouse.

Commissioners are set to take up reports and several other routine times.

Also, they will take action on presentation of commendations from the governor's office to tornado volunteers and a resolution determining maximum monthly highway expenditures for May.

They will also hear a request for a utility permit in District #3 from DCP Midstream.

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The High Plains Technology Center board will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the school's board room.

An executive session is scheduled to discuss hiring part-time employees and substitutes for the FY 13 roster, and a vote is set in open session.

Otherwise, board members are to hear reports and approve some agreements and routine encumbrances.