Marlow reinstates offices, approves city purchases

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May 25—MARLOW — Marlow City Council met for a regularly scheduled council meeting on Tuesday during which the board reinstated several offices within the council and Marlow Municipal Authority (MMA), including the Vice Mayor.

City councilors opened the meeting by reinstating Neal Moore as a Vice Mayor.

Next, the city council re-appointed two MMA positions and a Planning and Zoning position.

The board approved to re-appoint Tom Wheat as MMA Trustee for a one-year term, Tandy Banks as MMA Trustee for a one-year term and Landon Collins as Planning and Zoning Commissioner for a three-year term.

Next, the board discussed the renewal of two lease-purchase agreements with Bancfirst, one for the 2021 Dodge Charger police unit and one for a 2022 Dodge Charger police unit.

City Administrator Jason McPherson said both of these renewals are required by BancFirst.

"When another vehicle shows up, we'll go back into our third one," he said.

Both agreements were approved with a 5-0 vote.

Then, the board discussed a contract with the Stephens County Sheriff for jail services.

McPherson said they currently have the contract in place, but there is an increase in the jail fee per day of $10.

According to McPherson, the fee will go from $50 a day to $60 a day.

The board approved the fee with a 5-0 vote.

To wrap up the meeting, McPherson said the splash pad will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 26 and the Marlow Pool will open at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30.

In other news, the board approved:

—To ratify two collective bargaining agreements, one for the City and FOP Lodge No. 200 for the fiscal year 2023-2024 and one for the City and IAFF Local Lodge No. 2954 for the fiscal year 2023-2024.

—To adopt resolution 485 to set the budget for fiscal year 2023-2024.

The City of Marlow will host its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 27 in the Council Chambers at 119 S. Second St., Marlow.