City of Enid

ENID, Okla. — Enid city commissioners will discuss approving an emergency resolution to schedule a public hearing regarding Enid's contract with Suddenlink Communications.

Commissioners have been talking about the city's relationship with the cable provider for months, debating whether or not to renew a contract, and if so under what terms. If the emergency resolution is approved, a public hearing will be held in commission chambers in the city administration building, 401 W. Garriott, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

On the subject of Suddenlink, the city may vote Tuesday to hire Enid attorney Bryce Kennedy for legal assistance as talks about the cable provider continue.

The District

Also on Tuesday's agenda is discussion to approve a permit from Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality allowing for construction of a sanitary sewer line at The District development, Cleveland and Garriott.

Work at The District has been slowed in recent weeks as the developer has awaited ODEQ approval. With this step taken care of, construction and installation of utilities can progress.

During an Enid Rotary Club meeting Oct. 21, Kyle Williams, developer behind The District, said he aims to have all streets complete and utility work finished in 120 days.

The District is a 20-acre development at the corner of Cleveland and Garriott. Hideaway Pizza, Colton's Steakhouse and the Jiffy Trip convenience store chain all have signed on to the development.

There also is a 7.1 acre lot set aside for a future movie theater, and a 13,000-square-foot shopping center will be constructed as well. Two national companies are interested in the shopping center and are looking at lease rates, Williams said.

Apartment complex

Construction of a new apartment complex could move forward if the commission votes in favor of proposed rezoning.

The owners of two parallel parcels at 30th and Oklahoma are seeking "R-7" multi-family residential zoning of the properties, "for the purpose of apartments being built at the location."

The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in commission chambers in the city administration building.

Kaw pipeline update

Prior to the regular meeting, commissioners will meet 5 p.m. in the lower-level conference room for a study session. Updates on the Kaw Lake water pipeline project and local sales tax gains from marijuana dispensaries are scheduled.

Both meetings are open to the public. No votes can be taken in the study session.

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Willetts is education and city reporter for the Enid News & Eagle.
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