The Duncan Banner

March 25, 2013

Water rationing to be topic for Tuesday's Duncan City Council meeting

Megan Bristow
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Members of the Duncan City Council will be considering expanding the city ordinance relating to water rationing in Tuesday’s meeting.

At the previoius council meeting, members approved conditions, stages and penalties pertaining to water rationing. They may consider determining guidelines for conditions that would place restrictions on the sale or discharge of water from Lake Fuqua.

Additionally, the council will consider designating April as Fair Housing Month. If approved, the City of Duncan would work to promote the need to provide fair housing for all citizen in the community without discrimination of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status or family status according to Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.

If approved, the Fair Housing Resolution would allow the City of Duncan to use available resources, to help those who feel they have been discriminated against, file complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and the Compliance Division. The city would also meet with real estate owners, developers and builders to educate them on their responsibilities and rights under the Federal Fair Housing Law and other ordinance.

In other business, the council will consider:

n Purchase of a van for the Community Labor Department from Carter Chevrolet for $24,561.

n Payment to Main Street Duncan for $3,190.

n Payment to A&M Quality Asbestos Removal Company for $12,900.

n Crafton Tull Sparks Pay Request for $29,147.50 for professional services rendered in conjunction with the Osage Waterline Improvements Project.