The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 13, 2013

City of Enid may avoid $98,000 payment to Sunoco

No invoice: Commission could vote Tuesday on payment

By Dale Denwalt, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A vote next week could absolve Enid’s obligation to pay nearly $100,000 to Sunoco Inc. because the company never officially asked for it, according to city documents.

In 2010, the city of Enid asked Sunoco to relocate its pipeline to accommodate the widening of an intersection at Willow and Oakwood. That year, the city approved a reimbursement to Sunoco for the cost of moving it.

The intersection was completed in March of last year, but the energy logistics company apparently never billed Enid for the work. When the Enid City Commission meets Tuesday, they will consider whether to clear $98,346.82 from funds set aside for the expected payment.

An agenda for the meeting states that the city of Enid has met statutory requirements addressing notification of outstanding claims against the city.

A representative for Sunoco could not be reached for comment.

Also on the agenda is approval to set aside $340,000 to buy an airplane hangar from the Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Harold G. Hamm. The purchase was tabled from a previous meeting so that the land could be appraised.

The value of the hangar is appraised at $380,000 and could bring in an annual income of $23,800, according to the agenda.

Commissioners also will discuss and consider approving $240,000 to move PEGASYS from its current location at the Kress Building to The Non-Profit Center. The funds already were set aside during the budget process. Enid’s public-access station is being relocated to make way for a planned downtown hotel.

Those items and others will be heard Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. from the City Administration Building. An informal and public study session will begin at 5 p.m. that day.