Stillwater News Press

June 26, 2013

GOVERNMENT WATCH: Stillwater City Council, Stillwater Utilities Authority, Stillwater Medical Center Authority

By Nick Woodruff
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater City Councilors unanimously approved a resolution and several ordinances at Monday’s meeting.

They are:

• Resolution 2013-10 supports a housing tax credit application by Legacy Senior Residences. Limited Partnership development of elderly housing will be at the intersection of East Virginia Avenue and Burdick Street in Stillwater.

• Ordinance No. 3233 rezones land at 819 S. Perkins Rd. from a single-family residential district to a commercial general district.

• Ordinance No. 3234 rezones land at 919 E. Ninth Ave. from public district to agriculture.

• Ordinance No. 3235 rezones land at 498 S. Mockingbird Lane from a single-family residential to a residential-two family district and multifamily district.

• Ordinance No. 3232 closes a portion of a right-of-way of Henderson Street at 400 S. Drury Lane.

• City Manager Dan Galloway announced there would not be a July 1 meeting.

The Stillwater Utilities Authority Board of Trustees approved contracts with eight bidders to provide water treatment chemicals for the July 1 to June 30, 2014 fiscal year.

The Board unanimously approved the contract when it passed the consent agenda at Monday’s meeting.

Here are the chemical suppliers:

• Aluminum Sulfate, General Chemical Performance Co.

• Chlorine gas, Brenntag Southwest

• Carbon dioxide, Airgas USA LLC

• Sodium silico-fluoride, Brenntag Southwest

• Calcium oxide, U.S. Lime St. Clair

• Polymer, SNF Polydyne

• Anhydrous ammonia, Airgas Specialty Products

• Liquid oxygen, Air Liqude

In other action, the Board:

• Extended the contract with On Cue Marketing LLC and ConocoPhillips Fleet to provide fueling services for city vehicles.

• Extended the contract with Asplundh Tree Expert Co., for tree trimming and tree removal services around high-voltage lines.

The Stillwater Medical Center Authority Board of Trustees discussed the “Oncology Clinic Remodel Project” at Tuesday’s meeting.

Even though the building will be specified for oncology, it could be easily remodeled to be something else later, said Steven Taylor, the hospital’s assistant administrator.

The hospital’s facilities committee  met June 11 and discussed the project and compared three bidders, Hoey Construction, Sexton Construction and Alexander Construction. Hoey Construction was the least expensive with a $519,721 bid, then Sexton Construction at $561,520 and Alexander Construction at $587,630.

The previous budget for the project construction was $411,000 and the committee chose Hoey Construction to remodel the Oncology Clinic.

The total cost budget was $567,110 and the actual cost is going to be $707,373. Although more than the anticipated budget, the building can be easily transformed for something else at a later date, Taylor said.

Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Moeller said the oncology clinic remodeling would be a big step for a future cancer center.

After discussion, the board approved of the remodeling of the Oncology Clinic 4-0.

Other items approved at the meeting include:

• Approval of May 28 minutes.

• Approval of the scorecard and core measures scorecard.

• Acceptance of the May 2013 financial report.

• Acceptance of the June 19 finance committee minutes.

• Acceptance of the June 11 facilities committee minutes.

• Approval of a roof replacement, which would replace eight roof sections at the Stillwater Medical Center.