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March 8, 2013

MUB gets new logo

The Pryor Municipal Utility Board has a new logo.

The first agenda item was the approval of minutes from the previous meeting. These minutes included the discussion of a new logo/emblem for all MUB vehicles. The logo was designed by Premeir Signs  & Design and will replace the old logo soon.

The board discussed claims for payment totaling $64,842. The motion received unanymous approval.

Mayor Jimmy Tramel was called to give his report.

“We are accepting all street bids,” said Tramel. “They came in under bid, so we are going to do every street on the list. We hope to be done around October or November. We are doing school areas first.”

The engineer’s report included updates on several projects around town.

“The Maple Street project has not been started,” said Mark Scheurer, of Mehlberger Brawley Engineering. “The contractor claims it’s because of bad weather.

“Steve and I talked last week about man holes. The contractor wanted to start today, but didn’t have the right ones,” said MUB General Manager Gary Pruett. “He’s got until April 3 to finish or he’s in penalty. He was supposed to start prior to Jan. 23. I’m for charging him the $500-a-day penalty for every day he’s late.”

The Ninth Street water tower has been repaired, cost deferred to another party. This means the town does not have to pay for the repairs.

In regard to the Ninth Street pump station, research is being conducted to find the most efficient sytem.

“We want to make sure we’re doing this the right way,” said Scheurer. “We want to get this all automated and up to the 20th century, by about June.”

“We still have lots of projects underway,” said Pruett. “And we still have a lot coming up. In my opinion. Steve and his staff have met my expectations and exceeded them on occassion. I’m pleased with them and their performance.”

The agenda stated a discussion, and possible action, allowing two employees to attend the 2013 MESO Public Power Conference in Midwest City, April 21-23.

“Myself and Renee Wood are wanting to go. I contemplated a third, but I don’t want to pull a lineman or a foreman off of a project,” said Pruett.

The cost is $350 per person and covers registration and hotel costs. He told the board it speaks well of a small program that the CEO is coming.

A motion was made to approve the expenditure of $700 to send Pruett and Wood to the conference and all board members voted yes.

The Department Foreman’s Report revealed that more progress has been made on the City Hall project. Concrete has been poured on the second floor. They’ve poured concrete at Jefferson and Roosevelt Elementary School projects as well.

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