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June 19, 2013

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ENID, Okla. — Attorney contract

After meeting in a lengthy private executive session, Enid City Commission voted to alter the salary of the city attorney.

Andrea Springer’s salary was modified to $95,000, and she also received a $2,500 incentive bonus for her work last year.

The city is providing her a cellphone allowance of $35 per pay period, according to the vote Tuesday.

Meeting change

Enid City Commission has changed the date of a meeting scheduled for a makeup vote on the city budget emergency clause.

The meeting had been scheduled for 7 a.m. Friday, but has been changed to 7 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the city charter, five yes votes are needed to adopt the budget emergency clause; however the vote at the last commission meeting was 4-2 in favor. The issue was not realized until after adjournment, when an Enid News & Eagle reporter questioned whether the emergency test actually passed. Upon review of the city’s governing documents, staff confirmed a makeup vote is needed to avoid waiting the full 30 days before implementation.

Other business

Commissioners approved the following budget items:

• Improvement to three street intersections to make them compliant with federal disability regulations.

• A contract to replace some copper components in the city’s infrastructure, stemming from a notice of high copper content in wastewater from Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

• Accepted $500,000 grant from state to re-route Southgate to make way for Enid Woodring Regional Airport expansion.

• Purchase of a hydraulic excavator for the Stormwater Department.

Commissioners also approved a list of consent items, except for the planned sale of land lots near the city administration building. Benson said there was a minor alteration to the contract that couldn’t be added to the agenda in time for the meeting.

Earlier in the meeting, Benson congratulated Visit Enid Executive Director Marcy Jarrett for her selection as the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives Strategic Partner of the Year.

Betty Jane Harris and her daughter, Linda H. Evans, were  recognized by proclamation for their support of the city’s investment in Crosslin Dog Park.

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