During its regular meeting Monday, the Muskogee City Council took the following action:
• Claims for all city departments July 1-12.
• Lowest and best bids for water treatment plant chemicals.
• Lowest and best bids for wastewater treatment plant chemicals.
• Lowest bid in the amount of $124,287.14 submitted by Waste Research Inc. for the purchase of a refuse truck with a 20-yard rear-load packer body.
• Lowest bid in the amount of $18,193.97 submitted by Riceland Machine & Supply - The Ideal Pump Co. to rebuild a 16-inch vertical cascade pump for the wastewater treatment plant.
• Pipeline license agreement with BNSF Railway Co. to bore beneath railroad easement to accommodate the installation of a sewer collection line.
• Agreement between the city of Muskogee and Muskogee County for the disbursement of the Justice Assistance Grant funds totaling $30,885, with the city receiving an allocation of $20,885 and the county receiving an allocation of $10,000.
• Lease-purchase agreement for 19 new police patrol cars for an approximate cost of $28,000 per vehicle and six new police sport utility vehicles for an approximate cost of $33,300 per vehicle from state contract and related equipment for a total approximate price of $731,800, with financing provided by BancFirst at 2.5 percent interest.
• Receipt of five City of Muskogee Foundation grants in the amount of $644,363.
• Receipt of donated funds in the amount of $630.40 for the month of May and $4,380 for the month of June for the city's Animal Shelter Sponsorship Program.
• Appointment of Ann Stewart to serve a three-year term on the Eastern Oklahoma District Library System Board beginning July 1.
• Re-appointments of Richard C. Haugland, David P. Jones and John A. Schilt to serve four-year terms on the Muskogee City-County Port Authority beginning Sept. 1, 2012.
• Renewal of a one-year cooperative agreement between the city of Muskogee and the Nonprofit Resource Center.
• Renewal of contract for professional engineering services with Holloway Updike & Bellen.
• Motion to approve a memorandum of understanding with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 95 regarding the restructuring of Muskogee Police Department’s staffing needs.
• Motion to suspend discussion regarding the evaluation of City Manager Greg Buckley until all nine members of the City Council are present — two were absent Monday.