Update: a previous version of this story listed the location as Water Street. The correct location is Main Street.
Even though the weather was not conducive to getting out for the City Council meeting (it was seasonably cold) the council members present and voting were Hugo Naifeh, Wes Galloway, Lou Martin, Jr., John Anderson, Carla Gunn, Bruce Bledsoe, and Mayor Reg Green. Marty Cummins, Craig Henderson, and Carla Stinnett were absent.
The first orders of business were the Consent Items which included approving Claims in the amount of $183, 341.16 and Prepaid Claims of $20,433.64.
Then another Medical Marijuana Dispensary SUP was up for approval with an application from Becky Roper. Nikki Howard, Urban Development Director, stated that this Special Use Permit had the “same conditional approval” as the other three, and that the SMAPC had voted 6-1 for approval, and that she recommended approval.
Mayor Green asked Ms. Howard who had voted no. She responded: “Mr. Young.” When the mayor asked what his objection was, Ms. Howard said, “Against federal law.”
It was approved unanimously.
There were three Resolutions to discuss: Increasing revenues and appropriations in the Sapulpa Development Authority fund by $5,000.00 to recognize reimbursement revenue for legal services related to the TIF District #5 (recent SeneGence, Inc. TIF); Increasing revenues and appropriations in the Library Fund for $3,657.00 for a grant for Training and Travel; Transfers out in the Stormwater Management Fund and increasing transfers in and appropriations in the Grant and Aid Fund for $46,480.00 for funding for the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Urban County Program 2017 Grant Project which includes street overlay in several sections of “Lazy H” Addition.
In the case of the last one, City Manager Joan Riley added that the first half of the overlay work was done a few years ago, but spots are failing since the base wasn’t there to hold it. Steve Hardt, the Economic Development Director, said the plan is to replace the worse spots, put in drainage, and redo overlay, and that any funds left over will go into the CDBG budget for next year.
Riley said it was a better deal for roads and drainage in that area, then Councilor Naifeh asked if there was a savings. Steve Hardt interjected, “$30,000.” All these were approved by the members.
Another item discussed and approved was an agreement with Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. (PEC) for professional services for the Ozark Trail Surface Transportation Program (STP). The first grant application was denied, so this was for the Re-Application to
INCOG for $7,500, which was approved for emergency access to houses in the Ozark Trail area where Hwy. 117 and Route 66 intersect and the bridge which is out of weight and size limit. This was approved unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned in 19 minutes.
The next meeting was the Sapulpa Development Authority meeting, in which the members approved increasing revenues and appropriations in the Sapulpa Development Authority fund by $5,000.00 to recognize reimbursement revenue for legal services related to the TIF District #5 (recently approved SeneGence, Inc. TIF). Also approved was ratifying Ordinance #2811 adopting a project place related to the TIF District #5 and other necessary documents.
That meeting was adjourned in one minute.
The third meeting of the evening was the Sapulpa Municipal Authority, in which minutes from Feb. 18, 2019 meeting were approved, Claims in the amount of $202,722.26 were approved, and finally approved were transfers out in the Stormwater Management Fund and increasing transfers in and appropriations in the Grant and Aid Fund for $46,480.00 for funding for the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Urban County Program 2017 Grant Project which includes street overlay in several sections of “Lazy H” Addition.
This meeting was also adjourned in one minute and the Chamber was emptied by 7:25 p.m.
The next meeting is March 18th, beginning at 7 p.m. sharp, in the City Hall Council Chamber on the 2nd Floor.