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July 6, 2014

Officials to consider bid packages for fire station

Woodward, Okla. — City commissioners are scheduled to take up the various bid packages for the new fire station during their meeting Monday, July 7.

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

General Contractor Joe D. Hall will present to commissioners 29 bid packages that included 147 bids for a total of $7,227,525 to build and equip the new central fire station.

The bid requests were sent out earlier this year. Additional dirt work has been going on at the site with the anticipation of starting construction.

A new fire station was approved by city voters last year with a half-cent sales tax increase.

Commissioners will also take up a recommendation to accept a bid from JLT Contracting to rehabilitate taxi lanes at West Woodward airport. The bid is for $1,730,433.25.

Otherwise the meeting includes renewing an agreement with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs concerning a Community Intervention Center  and a couple of amendments to ordinances.

One amendment would repeal a portion of an ordinance concerning carrying firearms that conflicts with the new state statutes. The other will change maintenance at the cemetery by requiring watering only with soaker hoses and eliminating sprinklers to try and avoid water stain damage to monuments.

Commissioners will also take up a sewer backup claim and a supplement to the agreement with H. W. Lochner, Inc. for construction services at the airport.

The consent agenda includes several agreements and appointments to boards.

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