City of Duncan purchases property for use as equipment services building

Aug. 4—Following an executive session during the last regular Duncan City Council meeting, board members approved a vote to purchase more property from Halliburton.

Council convened into executive session for about 20 minutes on the last Tuesday of July. Upon exiting and returning to open session, Vice Mayor Jimmy Peters made a motion to buy 2.87 acres including improvements from Halliburton Energy Services for $250,000.

An information request with the city shows the building referenced is located at 1271 S. 13th Street and comes in at about 10,739 square feet. The building also includes "office space, restrooms, wash bays and six regular bays and two tall bays," and will serve as the City of Duncan Equipment Services Building as the current building has been "outgrown."

Councilman Nick Fischer seconded the motion, which passed the council 4-0 in Councilwoman Patty Wininger's absence.

In other council news, the board:

—Heard an update from Main Street Duncan's Board President Janice Schornick and Executive Director Billie Strutton. The two talked about the upcoming Chisholm Trail Wine Festival, the four Main Street committees and plans for a mural project, pocket park, news events and Mornings on Main Street.

—Acknowledged Councilwoman Lindsay Hayes' appointment of Whitney Franklin as the Ward 4 representative for the Parks Advisory Board. Franklin's term will end May 5, 2025.

—Awarded a bid for Abe Raizen Park's restroom improvements to Hope Equipment for $254,496.

—Approved buying three zero turn mowers for the Parks, Cemetery and Lake Departments from Great Plains Kubota for $52,845.16

—Agreed to purchase 35 Sierra wireless airline modems, antennas, network cables and a three year warrant from Brite Computers at a price of $38,045. City Manager Kim Meek said because the item was not budgeted, funds would come from the Drug Forfeiture account.

—De-annexed 2772 W. Gatlin Road.

—Rezoned 5629 N. Highway 81 from residential to commercial.