The Woodward News

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January 5, 2013

City to look at policies

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward City Commissioners will be taking a look at various policies during their first meeting of 2013.

The city commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 in City Hall.

Three out of the 4 main action topics on Monday's agenda address various city policies, including a new social media policy, an updated substance abuse and drug testing policy, and an update of the city's entire personnel policy manual.

The proposed policies and updates were not included in the city agenda packet provided to The News, so it is not clear what the new policies will entail.

However, information in the agenda packet did state that the proposed social media policy "compares with other municipalities around the state."

The packet information also states that the updates to the substance abuse and drug testing policy as well as to the policy manual as a whole are being made to bring those policies into compliance with current laws.

In other business, city commissioners will consider an interlocal governmental agreement between the city and the Board of County Commissioners for Woodward County.

According to the agenda packet, the agreement concerns the placement of city inmates.  The agreement states that the county will agree to house city inmates at no charge to the city.

The packet information states that the cost savings for the city will allow "appropriated funds to be diverted to E911 revenue shortfalls."

City commissioners will also vote on a resolution that would give notice to the Woodward County Election Board to call for an April 2 municipal election for the Ward 1 and Ward 4 commissioner seats.

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