The Cushing Board of Commissioners will meet for their regular monthly meeting tonight, Monday, Dec. 21st at 7 p.m. in City Hall.  Business includes the discussion and possible approval of an employment agreement with J. Stewart Arthurs for the position of City Attorney.

While Arthurs has held the position of City Attorney for many years, his contract was only renewed for 6 months at the beginning of the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  At that time the position was opened for proposals.  In recent months,  Commissioners have held several executive sessions to discuss proposals for the position of City Attorney.    

Also on the agenda, the discussion and action to appoint Steve Spears as City Manager.  Spears has served as interim City Manager for nearly two years, but is contracted as General Manager.

The complete agendas for tonight’s meeting – including Cushing Municipal Authority, Cushing Hospital Authority and Cushing Industrial Authority boards – are as follows:

CITY OF CUSHING

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009        7:00 P.M.      AGENDA NO. 1092

REGULAR MEETING – CITY HALL

CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING CEREMONIES.

ROLL CALL, DECLARATION OF A QUORUM BEING PRESENT.

APPEARANCE OR PETITIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

1. CONSENT DOCKET.

A)    APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 16, 2009.

B)    APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND PAYROLL.

C)    APPROVAL OF PAYMENT TO JLT CORPORATION IN THE SUM OF $152,275.85 FOR PAY REQUEST NO. 1 ON THE APRON EXPANSION AND RUNWAY REPAIR PROJECT AT THE CUSHING REGIONAL AIRPORT.

D)    APPROVAL OF PAYMENT TO HORIZON ENGINEERING, INC. IN THE SUM OF $9,255.00 FOR INVOICE NO. 1556-5 ON THE CUSHING REGIONAL AIRPORT APRON EXPANSION/RUNWAY REPAIR PROJECT.

2. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BID OPENINGS.

NONE.

3.    NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURES.

NONE.

 

 4. GENERAL BUSINESS.

    A)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 68-2009:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER FOR SKATEPARK ELEMENTS.

B)  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 69-2009:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, TO EXECUTE AN INTERSTATE INTERLOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE BETWEEN THE CITY OF CUSHING AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE.  

       C)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 70-2009: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, TO EXECUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH J. STEWART ARTHURS FOR THE POSITION OF CITY ATTORNEY OF THE CITY OF CUSHING, ATTORNEY FOR CUSHING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY AND CUSHING HOSPITAL AUTHORITY.   

    D)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 71-2009:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ROSENSTEIN, FIST & RINGOLD FOR LEGAL SERVICES.

                     E)  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 72-2009: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF A DONATION IN THE SUM OF $7,000.00 FROM ROY AND MARTHA KEMP FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS FOR LITTLE TIKES PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT MODEL 47757 TO BE PLACED AT THE CITY OF CUSHING ROY KEMP PARK AND TO AUTHORIZE AND DIRECT THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER AND PAYMENT IN THE SUM OF $7,000.00 TO Kids  PLAYce DESIGN, L.L.C. FOR SUCH EQUIPMENT WITH THE DONATED FUNDS.

     F)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 73-2009:  A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 CITY OF CUSHING BUDGET BY APPROPRIATING SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($7,000.00) OF THE UNOBLIGATED BALANCE TO INCREASE ACCOUNT NO. 110-511-3454, FOR LITTLE TIKES PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT MODEL 47757 FOR THE CITY OF CUSHING ROY KEMP PARK AND TO AUTHORIZE THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER AND AUTHORIZE PAYMENT TO Kids  PLAYce DESIGN, L.L.C. IN THE SUM OF UP TO $7,000.00 FOR SUCH EQUIPMENT.

    G)    DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO APPOINT STEPHEN R. SPEARS AS CITY MANAGER.

    H)    DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO APPOINT A MEMBER TO SERVE THE REMAINDER OF AN UNEXPIRED TERM ON THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.

    I)    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TWO TERMS EXPIRING ON THE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD.

    J)    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ONE TERM EXPIRING ON THE CUSHING HOUSING AUTHORITY.  

5. ORDINANCES.

NONE.

6. NEW BUSINESS.

    A)  

 7. OLD BUSINESS.

NONE.

8.    REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS, ETC.

   

A)    STATEMENT OF CASH AND INVESTMENTS AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2009. 

B)    CITY MANAGER’S REPORT.

 9. REMARKS AND INQUIRIES BY COMMISSIONERS.

    A)

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION.

A)    DISCUSSIONS RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CITY ATTORNEY   *** EXECUTIVE SESSION AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE 25 OKLAHOMA STATUTES, SECTION 307.B.1. ***

B)    DISCUSSIONS RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CITY MANAGER   *** EXECUTIVE SESSION AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE 25 OKLAHOMA STATUTES, SECTION 307.B.1 ***

C)    DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH ROSENSTEIN, FIST & RINGOLD FOR LEGAL SERVICES  *** EXECUTIVE SESSION AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE 25 OKLAHOMA STATUTES, SECTION 307.B.1 ***

11. ADJOURNMENT.

FILED BY:_______________________________________________

              STEPHEN R. SPEARS, INTERIM CITY MANAGER   

     

RECEIVED BY:___________________________________________

                    ALBERTEEN FLINT, DEPUTY CITY CLERK

AT 11:00 A.M.                      FRIDAY               DECEMBER 18, 2009 

CITY OF CUSHING

CUSHING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY

AGENDA FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009         7:00 P.M.      AGENDA NO. 413

REGULAR MEETING – CITY HALL

CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING CEREMONIES.

ROLL CALL, DECLARATION OF A QUORUM BEING PRESENT.

APPEARANCE OR PETITIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

 1.    CONSENT DOCKET.

A)    APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 16, 2009.

B)    APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF CLAIMS AND PAYROLL.

C)    AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE NO LEAD FUEL AND DIESEL FUEL AND TO EXPEND UP TO $20,000.00.

D)  APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ASSISTANCE ON REFUSE CARRY OUT AT 707 HOLMES.

 2.  PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BID OPENINGS.

NONE.

3.    GENERAL BUSINESS.

A)        DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 33-2009: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, TO EXECUTE AN INTERSTATE INTERLOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE BETWEEN THE CUSHING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING COOPERATIVE.

B)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 34-2009:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO EXECUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH J. STEWART ARTHURS FOR THE POSITION OF CITY ATTORNEY OF THE CITY OF CUSHING, ATTORNEY FOR CUSHING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY AND CUSHING HOSPITAL AUTHORITY.

 4.  NEW BUSINESS.

    A)

 5.    OLD BUSINESS.

 

    NONE.

 6.  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS, ETC.

A)    NON-PAY UTILITY REPORT FOR CITY OPERATIONS AND PUBLIC FACILITIES 11/30/09 BILLING PERIOD.

B)    STATEMENT OF CASH AND INVESTMENTS AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2009.

 7.    REMARKS AND INQUIRIES BY TRUSTEES.

    A)

 8.  EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    A)    DISCUSSIONS RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CITY ATTORNEY   *** EXECUTIVE SESSION AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE 25 OKLAHOMA STATUTES, SECTION 307.B.1. ***

 9.    ADJOURNMENT.

CUSHING HOSPITAL AUTHORITY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009                        7:00 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING – CUSHING CITY HALL

CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING CEREMONIES.

ROLL CALL, DECLARATION OF A QUORUM BEING PRESENT.

APPEARANCES OR PETITIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

1.    CONSENT DOCKET.

A)    APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 16, 2009.

       

2.    PUBLIC HEARINGS AND BID OPENINGS.

NONE.

3.    GENERAL BUSINESS.

A)    DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 11-2009:  A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, TO EXECUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH J. STEWART ARTHURS FOR THE POSITION OF CITY ATTORNEY OF THE CITY OF CUSHING, ATTORNEY FOR CUSHING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY AND CUSHING HOSPITAL AUTHORITY.   

 

4. NEW BUSINESS.

        A)

5.    OLD BUSINESS.

NONE.

6. REPORTS.

NONE.

7. INQUIRIES, REMARKS BY TRUSTEES.

A)

8. EXECUTIVE SESSION.

       A)    DISCUSSIONS RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CITY ATTORNEY   *** EXECUTIVE SESSION AS AUTHORIZED BY TITLE 25 OKLAHOMA STATUTES, SECTION 307.B.1. ***

9.    ADJOURNMENT.

CUSHING INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009                          7:00 P.M.

REGULAR MEETING – CUSHING CITY HALL

 CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING CEREMONIES.

ROLL CALL, DECLARATION OF A QUORUM BEING PRESENT.

APPEARANCE OR PETITIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

1.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES.                

A) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING HELD ON NOVEMBER 16, 2009.

   

2.    OLD BUSINESS.

NONE.

3.    GENERAL BUSINESS.

NONE.

4.    NEW BUSINESS.

 A)

 5.  REPORTS.

 

    NONE.

   

 6.  REMARKS AND INQUIRIES BY TRUSTEES.

   

    A)

 7.  EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    NONE.

 8.  ADJOURNMENT.

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