|Hugo city council grants cleanup extension, discusses capital improvement plan for airport|
|Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00|
HUGO ––With the absence of councilman Layton Cox, the remainder of the Hugo city council approved an extension on the cleanup of property previously condemned in December during Tuesday evening’s council meeting.
Due to serious health issues, Jim Wallace requested the extension on the removal and cleanup of several of his properties. He was given until the end of September for the cleanup upon a motion by councilman Larry Rudrow.
Two executive sessions regarding contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police and the International Association of Fire Fighters were held during the meeting, with no action taken on either.
Action regarding the adoption of Resolution No. 809 concerning the 2013-2014 budget was tabled, and will be readdressed during a noon meeting on Monday, June 24.
According to airport director De Wayne Pence, they were notified on May 22 that the deadline to submit a fiveyear capital improvement plan for the airport was set for July 1. A proposal for a runway extension was submitted, and an alternative plan in the event the runway was denied.
According to Pence, the alternative plan included parallel taxi-ways for the airport. Action regarding this plan was tabled until next Monday’s meeting.
City manager Jeff Rabon announced a grant in the form of equipment from Wal-Mart during Tuesday’s meeting. Rabon said a Wal-Mart representative approached fire chief Ron Cloud about providing helmets and protective gear to children involved in bicycling.
Councilwoman Francine Morris made a motion to allow the city or fire department to receive the grant in the form of equipment from Wal-Mart.