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December 3, 2012

Payne County commissioners, Stillwater city councilors met Mnday

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Payne County commissioners approved utility crossings by Calyx Energy at several locations Monday.

The locations were near 68th Street and Bethel, near 68th Street and Council Creek, near 56th Street and Council Creek, near 44th Street and Council Creek. A utility crossing by 51 East Rural Water was approved at Airport Road near Brush Creek.

Commissioners approved a Pictometry agreement for the county assessor’s office for $1,500 a year.

Commissioner Gloria Hesser said the assessor’s office already has an agreement with Pictometry, the extra money would allow for all the computers in the assessor’s office to be able to use the software.

County Assessor James Cowan said the county already has an agreement with Pictometry through E911, the county’s emergency response board.

Commissioners heard a presentation by Ben Crocket about a section of 68th Street.

Crocket said he was concerned about dangerous sections of the road. He said a young man had died recently in a roll-over crash.

Commissioner Zach Cavett said a two-mile stretch of 68th Street was in his district and he was going to drive it to see if any extra safety measures should be put it place.

Commissioners accepted a $100 donation from Jim Campbell for improvements to North Sangre Road and Yost Road.

Stillwater city councilors heard an update from the Michael Henderson, general manager of Lakeside Municipal Golf Course during Monday’s meeting.

Henderson, who took over as general manager in 2010, said the course has shown financial improvement each year.

Director of Development Services Paula Dennison gave a presentation on Stillwater’s storm water and flood plain management programs.  

Stillwater’s community rating system under the Federal Emergency Management System has shown improvement, from a level 8 to a level 6, she said. The new classification could result in a 10 percent reduction in premiums from the federal government, Dennison said.

Councilors approved a resolution to have Infrastructure Engineers, Inc. of Oklahoma City to inspect the city’s bridges as required by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Councilors approved an environmental review and assessment and release of funds for the 2012 Community Development Block Grant small cities program. Valerie Silvers, grants coordinator for city, presented information about the grant.

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