The Duncan Banner

November 13, 2012

City council approves iPads, allows for open burn permits

Megan Bristow
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — The Duncan City Council approved the consent agenda during their meeting Tuesday, in doing so, approving a contract for the purchase of six iPads for council members.

The funding for the contract will be decided upon at the next city council meeting. Approving the consent agenda also approved the easements for the design/build waterline improvements at the Osage Road 2012 project.

As requested by property owner Mr. Norman Lewis, burn ordinance 13-230 has been modified to allow property owners of five acres or more to apply for a two-week open burn permit. This is a decrease in acreage from the current requirement, which allowed open burn with proper permit on 10 acres or more.

Item No. 3 on the council agenda, the amendment of burn ordinance 13-231 was tabled to allow investigation into creating an amendment for large developers to burn in a 40-foot by 40-foot pit. This would contrast the current 10-foot by 10-foot pit or the proposed 15-foot by 15-foot pit.

A contract between Duncan and Halliburton Energy Services was also approved. This will be similar to a contract that is already in place. The contract approves the use of Duncan police forces if they are needed by the company. Requests must be made 48 hours in advance unless it is an emergency. All police will be paid at the city’s current pay rate.

Other agenda items included:

• The approval for payment to WW builders for both the 2012 Osage Road Project and the Boat Dock Improvements Project 2012 and to Hamilton Appraisals for the Osage Road Waterline Improvements Project

• The approval for the final plat for the Chisholm Oaks addition

• The consideration of declaring the property at 405 S. 13th a public nuisance.

The payment for all three projects and the final plat was approved but 405 S. 13th was not declared a public nuisance as the property owner has complied with the city’s requests.