At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Muskogee City Council Public Works and Finance Committees approved:

• Planning Commission recommendations on application of Horizon l, Mark Kizzia, agent, for preliminary and final plat for two lots on 1.04 acres in Smith Ferry Addition; request from Larry W. Brinker for preliminary and final plat for one lot of .7 acres in Sundeena Addition on North Country Club Road north of Gibson Street; and request from Todd and Deborah Whitman for consolidation of Lots 16, 17 and 18, Block 10 of Concrete Heights Addition on East Broadway east of North S Street.

• Jan. 15 as a city holiday in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

• Resolution of support for Greater Muskogee Community Foundation to build a 39-unit single family development in the area bounded by Wewoka Street on the north, North 12th Street on the east, Tamaroa Street on the south and North 17th Street on the west. The city has donated 28 city-owned lots to the project and will provide realignment of traffic flow during construction, prepare storm water permits with the Environmental Protection Agency and inspection services on water and sewer improvements for total development incentives of $56,500.

• Declaring property in the 700 block of North Fifth Street west of Girard and Howard streets to be surplus and sell it to Greater Shiloh Baptist Church for development of a playground and future housing development. Property is to be sold for $163. It was acquired by the county for nonpayment of property taxes and has been transferred to the city. The church has agreed to keep the property off the city weed abatement list for three years.

• Declaring surplus property in the 1000 block of Denison Street. The property will be sold to adjoining property owners George and Stella Derrick for $163 with the agreement they will keep it off the city weed abatement list for three years.

• Appointing Tobi Ledbetter and Dr. Joseph Cole to the Muskogee War Memorial Park Authority Board.

• Approval of claims for all city departments from Dec. 4 through Dec. 15.

• Proposal for waterfall repairs at Honor Heights Park from Muskogee Sprinkler Co. for $11,260. Project will involve removing about 100 feet of rock from the waterfall, putting down a textile liner and replacing the rock. Parks and Recreation Director Mark Wilkerson said the work will be complete in time for the Azalea Festival.

• Tort claim for Gayle Kathleen Skaggs for $375 for car rental required after a city vehicle struck her car on Nov. 8.

• Construction contract for the Bona Villa Drive waterline replacement to Cook Construction Co. for $72,410. Project will involve installation of a 6-inch water line.

• Bid from J-Mac Electric Inc., less all deductive alternatives for $390,670.45 for the Taxiway Charlie Lighting Project at Davis Field. Contract previously had been awarded to Clark Electric, but they were unable to meet bonding requirements.

• Extension of a six-month contract with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service for wildlife damage management. Contract is for safety from beaver, pigeon and cattle egret damage and is for $16,050, which includes salary, benefits, vehicle use and supplies and equipment for a Wildlife Service employee.

• Purchase of drive-in bank facility and adjacent parking lot between Third and Fourth streets and Okmulgee Avenue and Cincinnati Street for $175,000. The facility will be used for the collection of utility bills and other monies due the city.

• Resolution of support for grant application to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for enhancement funding for Phase 3 of the Muskogee Centennial Trail. The total project is not to exceed $399,448, with the local match not to exceed $79,890.

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