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July 14, 2013

Government Watch: Recreation leagues to be addressed at council meeting

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater Area Sports Association representatives will make their pitch to create a private/public partnership to operate the city of Stillwater’s adult and youth recreation leagues at the 5:30 p.m. Monday City Council meeting, 723 S. Lewis St.

The city operates adult basketball, softball and volleyball leagues. It also offers youth baseball, softball and basketball programs.

The city owns and maintains sports fields at various locations around Stillwater. Stillwater Medical Center officials have discussed creating a youth sports complex on some of the acreage it owns off West 12th Avenue.

The city has entered private/public partnership with nonprofit groups to operate the city’s Multi Arts Center and Lake McMurtry.

In other business, councilors will:

• consider budget amendments reflecting revenue and expenditures associated with the federally-funded Community Wildfire Protection Plan grant and one to appropriate Park and Recreation donation fund expenditures in 2014, which were erroneously omitted from the original 2014 budget.

• carry forward money allocated in fiscal year 2013 for projects started but not completed in that budget year.

• accept two electric easements at property located at 1423 S. Fern and 107, 113 and 117 S. Stallard St.

• accept on-site public waterline improvements and easements serving the Aspen Heights complex on Mercury Avenue and enter into a lease purchase agreement with Breckenridge Group, Stillwater, for waterline improvements built to serve Aspen Heights.

• set a public hearing for Aug. 19 to close utility easement at 711 W. Peaceable Acres Lane.

• authorize Mayor John Bartley to authorize seismic testing permits for GoldStar Land Services and Devon Energy Production at Stillwater Regional Airport, Lakeside Golf Course, Stillwater Water Treatment Plant, Boomer Lake, Boomer Lake Park and Whittenburg Park.

• hold a public hearing on a request to allow recreational vehicle parking in mobile home parks.

• hold a public hearing on a request to allow wholesale and retail trade in areas zone as industrial light.

• receive annual reports from the Friends of Lake McMurtry and Friends of Multi Arts.

• discuss and possibly vote on a resolution supporting City Manager Dan Galloway’s appointment to the District 5 seat of the Oklahoma Municipal League Board of Directors.

• consider three rezoning ordinances on second reading.

• hold an executive session to discuss economic development, including the transfer of property, financing or creation of a proposal to entice business to locate in Stillwater. Councilors may take action on their discussion when they return to open session.

The Stillwater Utilities Authority meeting schedule for Monday has been canceled. The next regular meeting is Aug. 5.

Payne County commissioners will open bids for used citizens band radios and two road projects at their 9 a.m. Monday meeting at the County Administration Building, 315 W. Sixth Ave.

Commissioners will open bids at 9:30 a.m. for an asphalt overlay on Yost Lake Road between Jardot Road and Brushcreek Road, and a chip and seal with fog seal on Fairgrounds Road between 68th and State Highway 33.

Commissioners also will discuss renewing several annual contracts, interlocal agreements and organization memberships.

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