The Woodward News

December 4, 2013

City approves engineering firm

Rachael Van Horn
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — In a short, 10-minute meeting, Woodward City Commissioners approved a decision Monday night to enter into a contract for engineering services related to the 34th Street project.

Engineering firm Garver, LLC., was approved to provide engineering services needed to create plans for the 34th street enhancement project. The project is planned to add turning lanes in high traffic areas and widen the street in some other areas.

In other business, commissioners voted to support a city resolution that asks Oklahoma legislators to support House Bill 1875, which would reduce the fees charged by the Oklahoma Tax Commission on cities and counties from 1 percent to 1/2 percent.

In his report, Woodward City Manager Alan Riffel said city crews were preparing for the possibility of snow and colder temperatures.

He added that movement forward on 34th Street is on the radar now, since the project has been reviewed and approved by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.