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December 17, 2013

Commission hears years-old flooding issue

Enid commissioners also recognize Meibergen for beautification efforts


ENID, Okla. — Other business

The city commission approved an agreement with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to share costs of completing a drainage improvement downstream of railway property at 411 W. Chestnut.

Bids for the project will go out in March and will be completed within six months. The cost estimate for 700 feet of storm water pipe will be $300,000.

Commissioners approved several ordinance changes to bring them in line with state rules. Some of the fines associated with the ordinances were either increased or diminished.

The city now will require scrap-metal dealers, secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers to use an online catalogue system to more easily recognize stolen goods. Thrift stores and charity shops are not considered to be affected by the new law.

The following agenda items also were approved:

• A tax levy to raise funds for a payment to Eldon R. Stephens in the amount of $40,275 as a result of a Workers Compensation Court settlement.

• Closure of a utility easement underneath the property where the former Homeland building resides, which now is populated with retail establishments.

• A resolution pledging $14,500 in cash or in-kind assistance to the Carland Group for the construction of 35 new homes in the Brookside area just west of south 30th, along Forestridge Drive.

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