Last month council members accepted a $62, 297 Hazard Grant Program Award from the Oklahoma Emergency Management and FEMA program for roadside message boards, approved six new vehicles for the Durant Police Department and accepted a bid for the cafe space in the new Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library.
This month members plan to consider the award bid for financing those six new vehicles for the police department and consider the resolution to support the Durant Main Street Program’s entry into the Great American Main Street awards competition. Members will also consider approving the street closings for the Magnolia Festival Children’s parade which is set for June 4, at 9 a.m.; Western Days parade on Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m.; Veteran’s Day parade on Friday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. and the Christmas parade on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m.
The council plans to consider the selection of a bridge inspector for April 2011 to March 2013 and the approval of an anti-displacement plan for the Community Development Block Grant 14419. They will also consider the expenditures for the purchase of landscaping and sidewalks at the new community center and library, and the award of a bid to Goolsby Masonry Inc., for masonry at the new law enforcement center.
Renovations at the Durant City Pool are on there way as the council votes on an agreement with Branco Enterprises for more renovations. Members plan to review the payment agreement for materials on the drainage enhancement project at the Durant Multi Sports Complex.
A special public hearing will also be held at the meeting regarding the 2011 Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation’s land and water conservation fund. Members will vote on whether to accept grant money for a parking lot at Lloyd Plyler Park and a Splash Pad at Keithley Park.