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June 15, 2014

Busy night set for city commission

Woodward, Okla. — City Commissioners will be busy in a number of areas during Monday's regular meeting.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the commission room at city hall with an agenda including water and sewer rate adjustments, bids and various agreements.

City officials are recommending water rate changes that were originally discussed in a budget workshop in May.

Commissioners will be asked to approve a base monthly rate for residential customers of $11.95 for the first 3,000 gallons, then $1.45 for every 1,000 gallons over the 3,000. The commercial base rate will be $11.95 for the first 3,000 gallons, then $1.75 for every 1,000 gallons over the initial 3,000.

If approved, commercial users outside of the city will play a monthly base rate of $23.90 for the first 3,000 gallons, then $3.50 for every 1,000 additional gallons used.

Rates for large volume industrial customers (those using more than average of 10 million gallons a month) will be 75 cents per 1,000 gallons plus acquisition costs and other related expenses.

Bulk rates will be $15 per load for 500 to 3,000 gallons and $60 a load for a tanker.

The basic sewer charge for a single family will be $13.20 per month plus 80 cents for every 1,000 gallons used over 10,000. The rate is the same for duplex and mobile home parks where each unit is served by a separate water meter.

Various facilities and businesses using less than 10,000 gallons of water per month will be charged $13.20 per restroom plus $1.25 for every 1,000 gallons over the 10,000.

Buildings and businesses that typically use over 10,000 gallons a month will pay $13.20 per restroom plus $1.25 for every 1,000 gallons in excess of 10,000, if approved by the commission.

Proposed solid waste rate for single family dwellings is $17.60 a month, and it will be the same for duplex and multiplex dwellings not utilizing trash receptacles.

The commission will also take up the annual contract with the Woodward Industrial Foundation for economic, industrial and community development services at $32,000 per month.

Also, commissioners will take up the annual agreement with the school district for 3 resource officers. The school pays 50 percent of the salary and benefits for a lieutenant and sergeant and 80 percent for a corporal.

Commissioners will be asked to approve a Kline Materials 6-month bid for concrete and a bid from Waste Research Inc. of Chouteau for a new refuse truck. Waste Research's bid is $108,760 with delivery available within 14 days.

The consent agenda includes several agreements:

• Horse Power Promotions for cage fights at the stadium on Aug. 9

• Federal Bureau of Land Management for a wild horse and burro adoption at the stadium on July 25-26

• Ambucs for Kid's games at the park on July 4

• Pot 'O Gold Promotions for team roping event at the roundup arena on June 21

• and with Sharon-Mutual Technology Students Association for an ice cream social at Centennial Park on June 22.

Meeting as the Woodward Municipal Authority, commissioners will take up the industrial foundation contract.

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