TAHLEQUAH CITY COUNCIL - REGULAR MEETING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015 - 7:00 PM
CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 111 S. CHEROKEE AVE.
Meeting called to order.
Invocation – Police Department Chaplain Edgar Lucereo.
Comments will be accepted from the general public concerning topics that are not included in the meeting’s agenda. Individuals will be limited to 3 minutes of speaking time and the cumulative total of all comments from the public shall not exceed 15 minutes. Preference will be given to Tahlequah citizens. In compliance with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, no action or discussion is permitted by the City Council on any issue or topic raised by a speaker during this public comment period.
These items are placed on the Consent Agenda so that members of the City Council, by unanimous consent, can designate routine items to be approved by one motion. Any item proposed on the Consent Agenda not meeting with the approval of all Council members will be removed and heard in Regular Session.
Approve the minutes of the September 8 and September 21, 2015 City Council Meetings
Acknowledge receipt of August 2015 Financial Report
Appoint Beverly Grant as the Ward III appointee to the Tahlequah Code Book Review Committee
Approve General Fund Budget Reallocation in the amount of $3,508.83, for approved step raises for September 2015
Un-appoint Terry Reed from the Tahlequah Code Book Review Committee due to a conflict of interest
Terminate the employment of Dakota Hiatt as Collector in Solid Waste Services
Approve the 2016 Schedule of Meetings for the Recreation Board
Approve the following appointments: Bryan Shade as the At Large appointee to the Tahlequah Code Book Review Committee, Walt Davis as the Ward II appointee to the Recreation Advisory Board (with a term ending May 2020), Bruce Liar as Ward III appointee to the Recreation Advisory Board (with a term ending May 2018), Jeremy Langston as the Ward IV appointee to the Recreation Advisory Board (with a term ending May 2019), Stephen Highers as City Representative to EODD
ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS
Recognition of Years of Service for October Employees: Bradley Hale – Fire Department – 5 yrs., Ricky Tracy – Cemetery – 10 yrs.
Report from Library.
Report from Tahlequah Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Report from Chamber of Commerce.
Report from the Tahlequah Main Street Association.
Reports from City Departments: Street Department, Fire Department
Discussion and possible action on items removed from the consent agenda.
Discussion and possible action on Ordinance No. 1227-2015, Residential Development Landscaping Requirements. Councilor Weston.
Discussion and possible action to approve the following 2016 meeting schedules:
Abatement Board, Airport Board, Historic Preservation Board, Industrial Trust Authority, Library Board, Park Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Tahlequah City Council, Tahlequah Public Facilities Authority, Tahlequah Education Facilities Authority
Discussion on persons/governing body authorized to close City streets. Councilor Bliss.
Discussion and possible action for permission to order a new Sand Spreader for the Street Department. Commissioner Ryals.
Discussion on the mid-month special meeting.