HUGO ––A mayor and vice-mayor were appointed during the city of Hugo’s city council meeting Tuesday evening.
Upon a motion by councilman Larry Rudrow, it was agreed to reappoint Stan Payne as mayor, and Francine Morris as vice-mayor.
Councilors also proclaimed the month of May, 2013 as Pride in Hugo Month, whereas the council asks that home and business owners, and citizens alike, take pride in the appearance and beautification of the town by keeping their properties beautiful and attractive in appearance.
Pride in Hugo Month encourages all property owners to clean, landscape and generally beautify all properties, including but not limited to houses, businesses, sidewalks, curbs and alleys. The code enforcement department will aggressively enforce all codes and ordinances with respect to appearance of yards, houses, business and structures.
According to city manager Jeff Rabon, a possible weekly contest of most improved property could take place, with a prize for the most improved. For more information
regarding the contest or how to participate, contact city hall 580.326.5616.
Coming up during the month of May are the free garage sale days. According to the city’s proclamation, May 27 through June 2, in conjunction with homecoming and rodeo, garage sales will not require a permit, and can be set up any and everywhere with owners’ permission.
Russell Fischer, lead airport engineer with EST, Inc., asked to address the council Tuesday for the purpose of updating them on the expected project development packet in the works for
the airport. The city’s wish is to expand the runway at Stan Stamper Municipal
Airport. The white Chevy SUV currently driven by detectives at the Hugo Police Department was declared as surplus property upon a motion by councilwoman Francine Morris during the Tuesday meeting. The vehicle is on its last leg, and will be traded in.
Also approved was an invoice in the amount of $25,550 to Wall Engineering for replacement of sewer main throughout the city. The project has been completed.
The minutes of the April 16 meeting, purchase order lists and financial statements were approved. Councilors Bart Tedder and Layton Cox were absent.