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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Davis approves survey at Cross Bar Ranch

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  • The city council made short work of its agenda during the final meeting of 2012.
    City Manager Roger Pulley said the council met for 45 minutes and approved every item but one.
     
    "Things are kind of slowing down at Christmas," he said.
     
    The only action not approved by the council was to allow directional drilling on City of Davis Airport property. The agenda item is expected to come up again in the future as a company interested in performing test drilling on the property was not able to be present at the meeting. The council did approve a surface damage agreement with a geophysical company on behalf of Continental Resources. The company will perform a geophysical survey on 110 acres of Cross Bar Ranch, which is located next to Turner Falls Park.
     
    The council also approved making an application to the Murray County Excise Board seeking authorization to transfer funds accumulated in the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District sinking fund into the city's general fund.
     
    The project was paid off this summer ahead of schedule. Pulley said the city is looking to transfer $104,557 into the general fund and would be earmarked for purposes relating to the general fund. Dub Moore was also reappointed as the district board member.
     
    Pulley said plans are still being formed for the annual Turner Falls meeting in which plans will be made for the upcoming year. Tourism has slowed but the park has enjoyed an influx of trout fishing this year. Pulley said the park stocked its streams with trout earlier this year and has broken even on what it spent.
     
    The city will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It will be open during regular hours on New Years Eve and will be closed New Years Day.

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