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ODOT to do 2 traffic studies

One on the south side of town and one on the north side


In the wake of a recent tragic fatality accident Purcell’s City Council voted Monday night to send a letter to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to do a traffic study on SH 74 that is in the far southern city limits of Purcell.

Also at Monday’s regular monthly meeting the council voted to purchase three Dodge Durangos from Bob Howard Chrysler Dodge Jeep at the state bid price of $127,005.

The council accepted the low big by Harcon, LLC of $239,450 for the Green Avenue lighting project and to construct two hangars at the Purcell Municipal Airport for $725,158.

Arby’s, that is going in at 2010 South Green Avenue, was granted approval for a permit for an underground gas line under Green Avenue.

April budget meeting will be held April 25 and 26 at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.

Than Maynard was appointed to the Planning Commission to take the place of Del Pedlow.

In city manager Dale Bunn’s report the council was informed of letters for right of way acquisitions for the I-35 access ramp project have gone out. The South Canadian lift station project is on track and the new medical office building will open March 20.

ODOT has been asked to do a traffic study for putting up signage and putting in a crosswalk for students crossing Green Avenue near the Hallmark Mobile Home Park.

Bids for the Main StreetScape project will go out in April with the project expected to be completed by November.

Playground equipment is in for the playground at the city lake. Parks and Recreation Supervisor John Blue said dirt work is being completed and the installation crew will soon be on the ground.

Councilman Allen Eubanks instructed Bunn to acquire better audio equipment for the livestreaming of council meetings.

Mayor Graham Fishburn asked about the sign on I-35 for the hospital that was recently damaged in a storm.

The council was informed the sign would be repaired.

Vice mayor Ted Cox inquired about fireworks sellers putting up a deposit with regards to sales taxes on their sales.

In the public works portion of the meeting Bunn said due to the rising cost of materials and some portions of the project having to be redone the new hospital project is $1,000,000 over budget. 2020 bonds were used to fund the project and some funds from 2019 bonds have been used.

“The city is in good financial shape,” Bunn confirmed.

The PPWA trustees voted to approve soliciting bids for test holes and a new water supply well at the Lexington well field.


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