During regular meetings of the Muskogee Public Works and Finance committees and special meetings of the Muskogee City Council and Redevelopment Authority, city councilors took the following action:
• Forwarded without recommendation a resolution establishing and adopting a housing incentive program.
• Received a report from Holloway Updike & Bellen regarding progress toward the completion of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality consent order sewer system projects.
• Approved a $24,000 agreement with Mass Architects Inc. for the design of Muskogee First Responder Multi-agency Training Center.
• Approved amendments to the city’s affirmative action plan for fiscal year 2015.
• Approved the retirement of one police canine, declaring the same as surplus and conveying possession to its handler.
• Approved claims for all city departments from April 7 through April 25.
• Awarded the lowest qualified bid of $35,450 to Aquamen Waterslide Restorations for waterslide refinishing at River Country Water Park.
• Accepted a $603,755 proposal submitted by American Fire Training Systems Inc. to construct the multi-use training building for the Muskogee First Responder Multi-agency Training Center.
• Approved a resolution declaring properties located at 29th and Denison streets as surplus property and authorizing the sale of those properties in the amount of $4,008 to Inhofe Land and Cattle Inc.
• Approved a resolution authorizing the chairman to execute any and all necessary documents, deeds, closing documents or related instruments as may be required to facilitate the transactions relating to the conveyance of real property located at the southwest corner of U.S. 69 and Shawnee Bypass intersection.
• Authorized settlement of a lawsuit styled City of Muskogee vs. South York Plaza LLC, et al., pending before Muskogee County District Court as long as it does not exceed an undisclosed amount agreed upon during an executive session.