The Duncan City Council will open with a KISS Tuesday evening.

KISS — the acronym for Kids Supporting Soldiers, has asked for a citywide proclamation that will designate Feb. 16 to 18 as “Duncan Dime Time.”

Soliciting citizens to donate their dimes is a request by KISS founder Daxton Holland, 14, to help support Oklahoma troops serving in the Iraq war.

Begun when Holland was only 11 years old, KISS conducts various drives and activities in the community throughout the year to provide ongoing support to soldiers.

The U.S. Air Force also has a special request of Duncan —to allow it to use Halliburton Field for training exercises.

Flying maneuvers with no touchdowns at the airport are projected to be part of the training exercises and the aircraft being used are expected to have little noise interference, according to a memo to Mayor Gene Brown and council members from City Manager Clyde Shaw.

Also on the agenda is consideration of an agreement between Duncan Public Schools and the City of Duncan Public Utilities Authority.

The agreement will relieve the city from all liability in relationship to potential damage of school buildings while performing maintenance or making repairs to a sanitary sewer main located directly under the old middle school.

The school district has begun renovations of the facility, which brought up the concerns for damage, and the agreement between the two entities will make the school district the sole entity responsible for maintenance and repairs on the main in the specified square block area.

The agreement affords DPS the opportunity to not spend funds for moving the main while the money is unavailable and also creates a situation where if the main is later moved, the city will reassume responsibilities for it.

Council member terms and induction into office will once again be considered during the council’s meeting.

A question of whether to change council terms to four years from the current three and allow newly elected members to take office sooner was tabled at the last meeting as legal obligations and other options were presented.

The council will also look at several items on the consent agenda that include several pay requests for various projects and a final budget amendment in accordance with audit procedures for fiscal year 2006-07.

The City Council meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Duncan Police Administration Building at the corner of Willow and South Seventh.

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