The City of Waurika held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening at 6:00 pm, November 6, 2017.
All members of the council were present.
The minutes of the meeting held October 9 2017 were approved.
It was voted that the property insurance bids would be sent out to be renewed February 2, 2018.
Because the city is receiving Federal Funds the city has to adopt Ordinance Number 11032017-1 (see below), amending Section 1-12 of Article 2, City Commission, Chapter 1 to include gender identity and disability in the nondiscrimination clause.
The council approved the 2018 Waurika City Commission meeting schedule. The only change being that the June meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7th, 2018.
Next, the council voted to approve the 2018 Holiday Dates (Christmas will still be on the 25th of December).
Christmas bonuses for each full time employee in the amount of $100.00 was approved.
The various departments submitted their reports.
Virgil Duncan reported that he read water meters, unloaded trailers of trash at the street barn, and loaded roll-offs with trash.
He moved various barricades.
Virgil also took bricks out of the road at the alley on Broadway and reinstalled bricks after the gas company laid a new gas line.
He also repaired the pot holes with asphalt; 4 in the 100 block of East G street, 2 in the 400 block of Ash, 4 in the 200 block of East H. street, and 1 in the 600 block of Florida.
Purchases and claims in the amount of $42,521.93 were approved.
The city also spent $307,813.00 of FEMA money. $1,375.00 was also approved in interest payments from the Waurika Special Revenue Fund.
The financial reports submitted by RS Meacham were approved.
No new business was discussed.
Immediately following the Waurika Council Meeting the Waurika Public Works Authority (WPWA) began it’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Acting City Manager Brad Scott reported that the city Water Plant is being maintained and the employees working at the plant are receiving additional training.
Toni from Evoqua came towards the end of the month of October and gave tremendous help and guidance with repairing and maintaining the plant equipment.
Glenn Roberts reported that the Water Department has had a busy and stressful month. However, they have accomplished quite a bit and have learned much from Toni from Evoqua.
He reports that many of the valves need to be rebuilt and the stainless steel 6” pipes under the filters used for the CIP cleans need to be replaced.
There are some mechanical items that will need to be replaced or repaired. Money that had been allocated for sewage may have to be diverged to spend the necessary money (approximately $3,000.00) to complete the needed maintenance.
Purchase orders and claims in the amount of $58,965.73 were approved.
RS Meacham submitted a financial report for WPWA that was approved.
Under New Business the council approved the spending of approximately $3,000.00 to replace the valves at the Waurika Water Plant.