Duncan City Council will host a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening where routine business and other hot topic items like parking on Main Street will be discussed.

Items on the regular agenda include Mayor Robert Armstrong proclaiming October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Oct. 21, 2021, as Wear Purple Day. 

From there, council will handle some financial issues on behalf of the Duncan Public Utilities Authority and will also consider a resolution to adopt the 2021 City of Duncan Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Item four on the agenda is related to the parking situation on Main Street Duncan.

On Oct. 5, Main Street Duncan members as well as downtown merchants and employees received a letter from Destiny Ahlfenger, Main Street executive director, about the parking situation and concerns from Councilwoman Lindsay Hayes.

According to Ahlfenger’s memo, Hayes contacted her about the “ongoing parking situation we have downtown.”

The letter reads: “Hayes, whose district includes downtown Duncan, would like to have this addressed at the upcoming city council meeting and allow a chance for those who want to speak to have a platform to do so.”

Ahlfenger said simply put, the goal overall is “to hear possible solutions for the issues experienced regarding parking in the district.”

“Additionally, if there are any issues that have not been addressed then this will be an opportunity to have your concerns heard,” Ahlfenger said. “A time limit will be enforced as is with all Council meetings.”

Those who are unable to attend, Ahlfenger said, can send comments along and she will facilitate for them.

Ahlfenger’s letter noted council meetings are on Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 this month, but the agenda item ultimately landed on Tuesday, Oct. 12’s meeting. 

The Duncan Council meeting convenes at 5:15 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month inside Council Chambers in the Duncan Police Station, located at 18 S. 7th St., Duncan. For more information or to obtain a council agenda, visit www.cityofduncan.gov.

To contact Main Street Duncan or Ahlfenger in regards to parking or the council meeting or to forward comments, dial 580-252-8696 or email mainstreetduncan@sbcglobal.net. The Main Street Duncan office is located at 828B W. Main St., Duncan.

• In other Council news, the board will consider accepting and renewing a contract with Buxton Company for continued assistance with services to City of Duncan for retail recruitment and retention.

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