The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 19, 2013

Street repair list prepared

By Dale Denwalt, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The Enid City Commission has only a handful of official decisions to make at their meeting this evening.

They will, however, hear reports on roads and trails.

According to the agenda, commissioners will discuss the 2014 Local Street Program. The city has identified several streets that are in need of repair, and engineers will present this year’s list to the panel.

The local, or neighborhood streets program, focuses on non-arterial roadways.

Commissioners in regular session will meet at 6:30 in the City Administration Building, 401 W. Garriott.

Also on the agenda is discussion on the 2013-2014 Pedestrian Trail Project. City engineers are planning to install crossing lights on South Van Buren and South Cleveland. They also will inform the commission about extensions of the trail along Boggy Creek south of Rupe to Meadowlake Park.

According to the project, a trail also will be constructed between Oakwood and Garland through the use of rights of way acquisitions. In a nod to the commissioners who support the plan, the city also will provide details about how the trail can be extended to the downtown area.

One part of the agenda includes items that would be considered to have wide support and can all be decided with a single vote. This is called a consent calendar. Among the items listed for consent is the purchase of a new brush pumper for the fire department. This budgeted item would replace a 27-year-old truck and will cost the city almost $85,000.

Other consent items include the following:

• Lowering the speed limit along Willow near Prairie View Elementary School from 45 mph to 35 mph.

• Accepting a warranty deed for a vacant lot at 212 E. Hackberry to help with stormwater management.

• Accepting a construction permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for the extension of a water line to serve Dollar General, 315 E. Garriott.

• Acceptance of expenditures, or claims, totaling $2.5 million.

Commissioners will be briefed about a proposed sign ordinance, a contract with NAPA Auto Parts and the city of Enid's health care plan under national health care reform. These talks will occur in a study session scheduled for 5 p.m.

City staff also will provide an update to workers’ compensation claims during the study session.