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The Claremore Cultural Development Authority, Claremore Public Works Authority and Claremore City Council approved several agenda items during a Jan. 9 that lasted half an hour.

The Cultural Development Authority approved a five-year contract with PepsiCo to provide beverage services at the Recreation Center.

The Public Works Authority gave the nod to CCE Corp. to provide Electrical Engineering Services.

Also approved was the consent agenda, which included invoices for Lowry Regional Detention Design for $460, $275, $220, and $100; to Aimright Testing and Engineering for $16,070; Core and Main for $507.36; and Warren Cat for $11,896.50. All three were for the detention center design. An invoice for $4,957.25 for the Frederick Road project was also OK’d.

The City Council appointed Kyle Clifton and Anew Knife Chief to the Grand Gateway Board of Directors for one year, until February 2024. The appointment of Dolphus Chancy to the Rogers County Public Facilities was tabled until the next meeting due to an error in the agenda item, which listed trust instead of facilities.

Salary claims for the pay period ending Dec. 10, 2022, for $567,570.22, were approved, as was estimated payroll of $675,000.

Norris Design was selected to provide planning services for the development of the new City of Claremore Parks and Trails Master Plan.

City Manager John Feary said this is about master planning.

“This is not, ‘hey, let’s build a few soccer fields’; this is a comprehensive, robust plan with trail use, complete from streets to lake. Norris lives in Claremore so it’s also personal to him,” said Feary.

Cox Communication had the only objection to an easement being closed, but officials determined it would not affect their connectivity.

The Special Events committee is looking to help Claremore become more of a one-stop shop for film companies.

“This is part of being a Film Certified City, with some intentionality on our part, and for it to be as easy as possible for companies to film here,” said Feary.

As for parades, the fee will increase from $100 to $250 due to the expense of law enforcement and those who are required to assist. The agenda item also addressed participants driving safely in the parade. A minimum of 25 participants is also required.

A shared grant with county commissioners for Workforce Development will include tracking.

“The program is ready to roll out,” said Andrew Knife Chief.

The precinct locations were updated for upcoming elections.

“Nothing has changed; this is just meeting election board requirements for elections,” Feary said.

An election will be held to dissolve the Hospital Sale Trust Fund and monies will be deposited into the City of Claremore’s general fund. An election will be held for Public Safety Sales Tax measure for Claremore Police and Fire. Feary expressed appreciation to those attending the meeting for their service to the community.

“I want to let you all know we appreciate all that you do,” Feary said.

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