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February 6, 2013

At a glance – Muskogee Public Works and Finance committees

— During regular meetings Tuesday, the Muskogee Public Works and Finance committees took the following action:

PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

Approved:

• Ordinance rezoning property located on the northeast corner of 16th Street and Shawnee Bypass from single-family residential to local commercial district and authorized zoning map revisions.

• Preliminary and final plat of The Springs at Honor Heights Addition, consisting of one lot on 29.372 acres located on West Okmulgee Avenue.

• Formation of task force to study the proposed relocation or construction of a new Martin Luther King Center and authorized the expenditure of funds for budgeted for repairs on preliminary architectural services.

• Plans to move forward with proposed drainage improvements for the Elliot and Dayton Street and Chandler Road detention basins and provide direction to staff.

• Resolution supporting the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association and the city of Stillwater’s efforts to seek reconsideration of the Federal Aviation Administration’s asset study and airport classification standards.

• Resolution declaring (22) 1-ton super sacks of filter media surplus to the needs of the city and authorizing disposition of the same.

• Pilot program for bicycle lanes on Seventh Street from West Southside Boulevard north to Terrace Avenue and on 12th Street from West Okmulgee Avenue north to Martin Luther King Street.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Approved:

• Claims for all city departments Jan. 21 through Feb. 2.

• Purchase of two 8-foot rotary cutters for best bid to P&K Equipment in the amount of $5,999.07 each.

• Bid from Muskogee Communications in the amount of $199,994 as increased per specification and subject to any applicable rebates for purchase of New VHF Motorola digital radios, VHF Motorola repeaters and all associated equipment.

• Purchase of a 12-inch brush chipper to low bidder Miner’s Equipment in the amount of $29,000.

• Motion to reject all bids received on the half-ton extended cab, four-wheel drive truck and approval of making the purchase off the state contract for the lower purchase price.

• Final payment to Engineering Design Associates in the amount of $382.85 for engineering service in the electrical remodel of Muskogee Police Station.

• Motion to reject the only bid received for 2-yard solid waste containers, rear-loading type, and authorized staff to rebid.

• Final payment in the amount of $25,608.43 to Jones Plan LLC, for the Teaching Gardens and Butterfly Sanctuary at Honor Heights Park.

• Construction contract for Greenhill Cemetery project to the low bidder, Shaw Contracting, for a bid of $213,000 with two alternates for $60,000 and unit price of $20 per cubic yard for the total amount $273,020.

• Best bid for Hurst Jaws of Life E-draulic equipment from Tech Rescue of Mannford for $59,830 plus optional items for $4,090 for a total of $63,920.

• Authorization to submit grant requests to the City of Muskogee Foundation for the following projects: juvenile and adult community service program; housing rehabilitation program; police patrol car video cameras and body cameras; police tactical vehicle; first responder training center; street improvements; and Civil Air Patrol building rehabilitation.

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