DAVIS CITY COUNCIL AND DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 EAST MAIN
1. Call to order Davis City Council by Ed Parks.
2. Roll Call: Mayor Ed Parks, here, Vice-Mayor Josh Oakley, absent, Councilman Stan Jones, here, Councilman Darryl McCurtain, here.
3. Prayer led by Stan Jones.
4. Pledge of Allegiance led by Ed Parks.
5. City Attorney, Mark Melton, sworn in New Councilman, Brian Davis, for At-Large position.
6. Consideration and possible action to approve Consent Agenda including minutes of prior meetings and claims. McCurtain made motion to approve. Second by Jones. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Davis, yes, Parks, yes.
7. No items removed from Consent Agenda.
8. Presentation from Bill Tackett, with OMAG, for training. Bill Tackett said they are an interlocal cooperative act agency until Title 74, in which means, anything that you can do by yourself lawfully, as the City of Davis, you can find a partner and do it with them. Ex. is OMAG. You can do anything in the world with an interlocal cooperative act agency. They are created and owned by cities and towns and governed by them. They wanted to do something for governing body people. There’s a saying that says, “What gets measured, gets done,” “What get measured with feedback, gets improved,” “What gets measured and rewarded gets repeated, and once we complete the recognition program, the four steps, they will give us a check for about $6,000.00. Every year between July 1and June 30, the fiscal years, we can do those four things and get recognition every year. Everyone at the Council table has three jobs and three jobs only. One is set a strategic direction, set policies for the town to get to where the strategic direction is going, and get reports of monitored results. David Weatherford is the main presenter tonight. Davis spoke in regards to the four things we have to do. The first one is understanding our insurance policies. Steps two and three we aren’t going to go over, it’s the training program. The reason they created this training program is to get some uniformity around the state on some of the things that go wrong that we can avoid. The first part is taking a stability test. The reason for this is so they can measure what works and what doesn’t. They also gave information on how you can do better on the test and make it better for the City. We need a City Council Handbook by the Attorney, which is part three. He would encourage us to spend some money to have our Attorney work on a Handbook that’s specific to you. You will get a check back from OMAG when you finish that. It is a way that your city can document business over a long period of time.
9. Discussion and possible action to amend Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, 6-5-4-B. Council decided to table until they come up with correct wording for it. Tom said he has been getting a lot of calls on this. They want to add in Ordinance, “Confined of animals: Any person owning animals, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, licensed or unlicensed, shall confine such animals within adequate fence or enclosure, or within a house, garage, or other building, animals shall not be tied or chained to doghouses or other stationary objects but must be in an approved enclosure.” He is asking Council to approve this. They did look at Sulphur’s Ordinance in which says, you can chain a dog up to one hour every three hours. He feels that is kind of hard to enforce unless we have someone looking at every house, all the time. If you do add this, it won’t go into effect for thirty days because we have to have post it in the paper and give public thirty days notice. Stan asked what we defined as an improved enclosure. Chipper said our Ordinance has that in there. After lengthy discussion on the wording, they decided to table it until they can get it right.
10. Public Safety Report by Danny Cooper. Danny said his report was in the packet. Stan said he had a talk with Danny in regards to school shootings. He said appreciates his plans and everything they do. Danny said they are scheduling with new emergency manager for drills. First time will be basics.
11. No Chamber Report.
12. MCIA Report. Tom said her report was in the packet as some of the things they are looking at with the Retail stores. Tom explained to new Councilman, Brian, what the Retail stores were about.
13. City Treasurer Report by Brandy Claxton. We are doing well financially. They have been working on budget. Two have turned theirs in already. They will have another meeting with department heads, after this month. Everybody is where they should be, some are even under budgeted.
14. City Manager Report by Tom Graham. He talked with Myers Engineering concerning 3rd Street Project and they will get this job out for bids so that work can start at the end of school year. It will be in the Davis and Sulphur papers starting this week and next. Bids will be accepted until April 5, 2018. He also made them add that it would be completed and in service by August 1, 2018. They also still have the money put aside for this. They have started to work on 2018/2019 budget, they will have a meeting with Rheba on Friday, so if anyone has a special project they want considered to please let him know soon. He talked with Davis Cross with McClelland Engineering concerning sidewalk project and they are hoping all studies will be done and this project could go out for bids this summer.
15. Appearances and petitions from the audience. (Limit of three (3) minutes for each.) Mike Hellack talked in regards to water leak on Third Street. Tom said the main problem with Third Street is that it doesn’t drain well. We will not mess with the curves and gutters. The engineers will take down 16 inches and build it right back up level with curves and gutters. It will have a little bit of arch so it will drain properly. We may have to replace all the lines that go across. Clint said he would be completed on the park within the next two to three weeks at the park. Tom said all the material done at the park is from the City but Clint Grinstead and his company has donated all the labor in this.
16. No New Business: Discussion and possible action concerning any matter not known which could not have been foreseen prior to the posting of this agenda.
17. Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by Davis. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Davis, yes, Parks, yes.
Cheryl Merrell, City Clerk Ed Parks, Mayor
DAVIS MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 6:00 P.M.
DAVIS CITY HALL
227 EAST MAIN
1. Call to order Davis Municipal Authority by Ed Parks.
2. Roll Call: Chairman Ed Parks, here, Vice-Chairman Josh Oakley, absent, Trustee Stan Jones, here, Trustee Darryl McCurtain, here, Trustee Brian Davis, here.
3. Consideration and possible action to approve Consent Agenda including minutes of prior meetings and claims. Jones made motion to approve. Second by McCurtain. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Davis, yes, Parks, yes.
4. No items removed from Consent Agenda.
5. Consideration and possible action to review the City’s Policy on “No Firearms” at Turner Falls Park. McCurtain made motion to change the Ordinance and signs as to be compliance with State Law. Second by Davis. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Davis, yes, Parks, yes. Tom said again, we have had another complaint on our policy and our Attorney will address on this. He was contacted by an Attorney in the City who represents the Ok. Second Amendment Assoc. and they are asking that we change our laws going into Turner Falls saying “No Firearms” to “Except for firearms carried pursuant to the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act” and also ask us to remove “No Firearms” from our website. Pursuant to Oklahoma statutes, we cannot prohibit a license handgun owner in parks or recreational areas. They cannot take them into buildings though. We do have signs posted for that.
6. Turner Falls Report by Billy Standifer. They had a good weekend and Texas’ Spring Break has started. They just lack the wiring to have the pavilion done. The new shelters will be done within the next three weeks.
7. Public Works Director Report by Bert Curtis. The electronic meters should be on the next Council Agenda. Cody Road is complete with new concrete road.
8. No Appearances and petitions from the audience. (Limit of three (3) minutes for each.)
9. New Business: Discussion and possible action concerning any matter not known which could not have been foreseen prior to the posting of this agenda. Jones asked in regards to Cross Bar Ranch update. Tom advised that they will be on next month’s agenda to discuss the updates. When we got the percentages from them, they have till April 15th of this year to give from when they started till now.
10. Adjourn. Jones made motion to adjourn. Second by Davis. Vote: Jones, yes, McCurtain, yes, Davis, yes, Parks, yes.
Cheryl Merrell, City Clerk Ed Parks, Chairman