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August 18, 2012

Government Watch: Stillwater, Perry city councils meet Monday

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Perry City Council will consider authorizing and approving an Airport Improvement Program grant at its 6:15 p.m. Monday meeting at the council chambers, 729 Cedar Street.

The City Council will consider a resolution approving the grant which will be used to overlay asphalt on the Perry Municipal Airport’s runway

The Stillwater City Council will consider amending provisions of the recently approved Westwood Neighborhood Area Parking District at its 5:30 p.m. Monday meeting at the Stillwater Municipal Building, 723 S. Lewis.

The Council will increase the fine for illegal parking from $25 to $30 if it is paid within 48 hours. The fine increases to $60 if it the 48-hour time limit is exceeded, excluding weekends and legal holidays.

The parking fines will be implemented on Oct. 1.

The changes to the fines were requested to avoid extensive and expensive changes to the tracking software in the Court Clerk’s office and the city’s handheld ticketing units, Director of External Service John McClenny wrote in a memo to the Council.

The City Council will receive a report from City Manager Dan Galloway requesting it to authorize purchase of a fire tanker for the Stillwater Fire Department. The tanker will help the fire department battle wildfires in Payne County, Galloway said.

Galloway is asking the city to authorize the expenditure of $360,000 to buy the tanker.

The Stillwater Utilities Authority will meet immediately following the City Council meeting. It is expected to discuss the cost and implementation of a plan to increase water pressure in the southwest part of Stillwater.

The Payne County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the County Commissioners meeting room, 315 W. Sixth St.

The Commissioners will consider a resolution for a special referendum to allow liquor by the drink on Sundays in Payne County.

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