The final Salina town meeting of the year was brief.
Council member Morton Gann and Vice Mayor Michael O’Rourke were absent for the first time.
The remaining members approved the consent agenda and heard from Library Director Lou Ella Martin who reported the library received two donations. One of those from Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Foundation for $1,000 and another from The C.W. Titus Foundation for $5,000. All of this money was raised through the Friends of the Library. The library will upgrade its computers with the $1,000 donation.
The council approved meeting dates for 2013, to be on the second Tuesday of every month beginning at 6 p.m.
The council approved the court dates for 2013 to be on the third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.
The town approved reinstatement of a residential sales ordinance that appeared to be dormant. The ordinance was from 1999. Town attorney Bill Gaddis asked the council to invoke the emergency clause to make the ordinance effective immediately. The council approved.
The council approved a 50-cent an hour raise for Police Officer Todd Davis.
Under old business, code enforcement was discussed. Police Chief Vince Stoyanowski said he has been issuing citations to people who do not maintain their properties.
In the public works meeting, Mayor Darrell Blaylock reported the new water line has about 6,000 feet in the ground to connect Salina to the Oklahoma Ordinance Works Authority (OOWA) located at MidAmerica Industrial Park.
The PWA approved meeting dates for 2013 to coincide with the town meeting dates of the second Tuesday of the month.