Sapulpa City Council Honors Major Nate Norton



The Sapulpa City Council meeting was called to order Monday, August 19th, at 7 p.m. Council members John Suggs, Wes Galloway, Marty Cummins, Lou Martin, Hugo Naifeh, Bruce Bledsoe, Craig Henderson, Carla Gunn, John Anderson, and Mayor Reg Green were present.

Mayor Reg Green read a resolution commending police officer Major Nate Norton. Chief Mike Haefner presented the retiring officer with a plaque of appreciation for 35 years of dedicated service to the City of Sapulpa, a watch, and a pistol. When the Chief asked Norton what he was going to do during retirement, Norton replied: “Every day is Saturday.”

The Council approved the minutes of the previous meeting. The next order of business was approval of consent items #7 A and B, which was approving claims of $496,788.91, and approving claims in the amount of $4,718.83.

The council approved and awarded a bid for supplying materials to the Utility Maintenance Department, for FY19/20, to Core & Main as being the lowest and most responsible bidder on all items, and approval of all contract documents related thereto. The council approved amendments to the 2009 Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual.

The next scheduled City Council meeting is Tuesday, September 3rd, because Monday, September 2nd, is Labor Day.


Charles Betzler

Long-time Sapulpa resident, Charles Betzler, followed his father, Charlie, into the radio and TV repair business. At age 9, he fixed his first broken radio and his first love is vintage audio equipment. In his 50 + years of technical work, graduation from OSUIT, and years of Continuing Education, Charles, in his capacity as Emergency Management Director of nearby city, designed the Emergency Operations Center, and the radio-activation system for the sirens. In his long career, he has repaired every type of consumer electronics from black-and-white TVs to the latest lap-top.

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