The Pryor Times

November 20, 2012

Salina to tear down old house

Staff Writer
Ted King

SALINA, OK — The Salina town meeting was Nov. 13.

The old house at 605 N. Oak St. will be torn down. The owner, Jason Baker, had asked the council if he could conduct a controlled burn. The council said no.

The council gave Baker a variance to move a mobile home located at 601 N. Oak St. to 605 N. Oak St.

Library Director Lou Ella Martin gave the monthly report. The library toilet has been malfunctioning due to over use from people who attended Traders’ Days in the park.

Martin said the Friends of the Library hope to get a grant for a new computer for the library’s front office.

The council approved International Building Codes, 2009 edition, as required by the State of Oklahoma. Mayor Darrell Blaylock said Salina has the 2006 edition of the  code book and he sees no reason to buy the 2009 edition. He said this is a way to sell more copies of the same book.

Ellsworth Paving of Tulsa won the bid for street overlay and patch projects. Ellsworth’s bid was $57,294. The money comes from a Rural Economic Action Plan grant.

The council approved the liability policy renewal through OMAG for $14,826.86 to be paid quarterly between the town and PWA.

The council approved replacing the new heat and air unit on the west side of the city hall for a total cost of $4,250. This amount was split between the town and PWA.

The council approved Allen’s of Pryor to repair the front end of the 2007 Dodge Charger owned by the police department for $981 for parts and $200 for labor.

The council approved $100 Christmas bonuses for town employees.