The Pryor Times

November 7, 2013

Adair gets grant for remodeling

Managing Editor
Kathy Parker

PRYOR, OK — The town of Adair has received a $20,000 grant from the O.D. Mayor trust for remodeling.

The money will be used for remodeling the closet in the senior citizens center,  the police department interview room and the vault area. Adair’s police department, town hall and senior citizens center are all in the same building, the Kathryn Lee Center, on Highway 28.

Chief Jordan, Adair’s police chief, secured the grant.

Northeast Oklahoma Rural Electric Cooperative employees are taking a day off to work on community projects Nov. 8. The Adair baseball/softball field will be one of those projects. Workers will straighten light poles, paint, clean and complete as many jobs as time permits.

Adair’s Christmas in the Country is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trustees approved blocking the street from the Adair Municipal Authority to the bank for vendors. The car show will be set up along Main Street (Highway 28). The parade begins at 1 p.m. and comes down Main Street. Festivities include food, crafts, a kid zone, a pet show and pictures with Santa. Coyote Hill Bluegrass will begin performing at 1:30 p.m.

Three reserves are attending Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. In the past, potential officers have been reimbursed for ammunition used in training if they graduated. Jordan asked if the town would pay for the ammunition up front, since the required 1,000 rounds for pistols will cost from $360 to $400.

“What would happen if the candidates did not graduate? Reserves are not paid officers, and it seems like there’s a big turn-over rate,” Trustee Heath Green said.

Jordan said the reserves are willing to sign a notarized document saying they will reimburse the town for the ammunition if they do not graduate. Trustees approved.

Mayor Steve Hall said no reserves have ever failed to receive CLEET certification.

Water Clerk Melissa Heflin reported nuisance properties have been attended to after visits from police officers. Street and alley employee David Bauer said the open swimming pool on the Vanessa McCrary property has been filled with dirt.

Trustees approved a maintenance agreement for the ITRON handheld device which reads the new electronic water meters in the amount of $1,312.80 per year.

Heflin said some bugs are still being worked out in the system. Some meters which would not read or were running backward are being replaced. Since the meters are under warranty, the new ones will have no cost.

According to the written police report for October, 76 tickets were written, eight warnings were issued and two arrests were made.

Police reports included one unauthorized vehicle use, five drunk in a public place, two assault and battery, one actual physical control, one violation of protective order, one accessory to a felony, one sexual assault, one Langley Police assist, one horse killed in roadway, one child welfare check, tow city violation notifications, one dog call, two medical assists to Adair Fire Department, three Mayes County assists, one missing child, one pedestrian check and three calls to the school.

Chief Jordan completed police chief school as mandated by state statutes.

Three officers completed the annual mandated firearm requalification.