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October 19, 2013

Rec Center sign hit by lightning

PRYOR, OK — Pryor Creek Recreation Center’s digital sign was hit by lightning.

As a matter of unforeseen business at the Pryor City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Jimmy Tramel declared the repair to be an emergency.

“Dick told me lightning struck our sign at the Rec Center. It’s going to cost $3,080 for Premier Signs to fix it,” said Tramel. “It’s very important we get this fixed.”

In two separate motions, the issue was declared an emergency and the expenditure for the repair was approved. Tramel said an insurance claim has

been filed.

For the new Pryor City Hall building, the council approved the purchase of a new public address system from Backward Audio. The total cost came in at $13,847.99. The agenda stated the expenditure would be paid for by the bond proceeds fund.

“When we looked to move this stuff over, the age of the equipment made it not compatible to move,” said Tramel. “We’ve looked at getting the system up-to-date and online.”

City council meetings can be viewed the city’s television channel but Tramel said he wants to go beyond that.

“It’s going to be available for viewing, using these square things,” said Tramel, and council member Travis Noland explained the square things are called Apps.

“Is that necessary? It seems like a big expense for something that won’t get used that often,” said council member Drew Stott.

“It will get used more than you think. The guys at Backward Audio said we need it,” said Tramel.

The city is purchasing six new computers from Ages Computers at a grand total of $9,359.82. The computers, Tramel said, come with 8GB of memory and include Microsoft Office Home and Professional and have a minimum of a 24-inch monitor.

Tramel said he was told by the employees at Ages that the computers are so old they will no longer support the necessary software.

There are a total of 10 workstations at the new building.

Stott was the only council member to vote no, and the motion passed.


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