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Mayor to present his nominee for City Council on Tuesday

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After several weeks following the September 8th resignation of city council member Ellen Gomes, Guthrie Mayor Chuck Burtcher will be presenting his nomination for her replacement to the council.

When council meets for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 18, Burtcher will ask the city council accept Sheri Mueller as his nomination to replace Gomes and the vacant Ward III seat.

Mueller, a local attorney, was appointed as the City’s Special Judge back in July of 2011.

The Ward III seat is set to expire in May 2015.

The council will also consider:

– In the City of Guthrie’s Strategic Plan, the City Council has identified as one of its Performance Targets, the disposal of excess city property.  These two agenda items seek to declare the parking lot located on the Southeast corner of Oklahoma and Ash as surplus property and authorize the City to sell the property by auction. The parcel is legally described as Lots 10 through 12, Block Fifty-three (53), in East Guthrie within the City of Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.

– Consider approval to extend the contract with Emergency Management Inc. (EMI) for the emergency response service agreement between their company and the City of Guthrie for a four-year term.  This contract was entered into between EMI and the City of Guthrie in 2007, and was set for a term of four years.  If the City of Guthrie wishes to retain these services from EMI, this contract needs to be extended for another four years.  The City of Guthrie will only be charged for services provided by EMI if an incident were to occur that required their assistance, or if materials and/or labor are solicited from EMI in performing any job related duties that require their assistance. 

– Consider an Agreement between City of Guthrie and Retail Attractions for Retail Economic Development Services. The City of Guthrie had an agreement with Retail Attractions that expired October 1. This agreement is very similar to the previous agreement but it takes out the monthly fee and compensation is based on a performance incentive equal to 1 penny of the average first 3 months of sales tax generated by a business that is recruited to town by Retail Attractions. 

– Consider accepting the Library Board recommendation to institute a Laptop Borrowing Agreement and Guidelines, a Laptop Lending Policy, and a Revised Library Computer Policy. The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, also known as OKConnect, provides laptops for public in-library use. The Laptop Lending Policy, Laptop Borrowing Agreement and Guidelines, and revised Library Computer Policy, instituted in 2004, will help ensure the proper care and use of these laptops. This policy has been reviewed and recommended by the Library Board.

– The Oklahoma Municipal League has a vacant position on their Board of Directors in District 8, which represents the City of Guthrie.  This resolution is on the agenda in case the City of Guthrie City Council wants to nominate any one for consideration to fill the board seat.

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