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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Dog park gains momentum; $81,400 set aside

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  • Progress for a dog park at Regional Park took another step forward Monday night as the Ardmore City Commission approved a bid of $14,317 for a black-vinyl chain length fence. Robinson Fence Company, based out of Springfield, Mo., presented the winning bid of three responding to the city. An amount of $81,400 has been set aside for the park.
    The fence highlighted a light agenda during a quick meeting. The city also approved a resolution supporting continued participation in the Oklahoma Main Street program. The program is designed to assist small towns and cities to develop a public/private effort to revitalize Main Street areas.
    Denise Airington and Darryl Howard were approved to serve on the H.F.V. Wilson Community Center Advisory Board for a first three-year term by unanimous vote. A lump sum distribution from the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund to Joshua Blancett was also approved.
    The city also gave approval to declare a number of police console radios surplus for disposal in the landfill. Interim Police Chief Kevin Norris said various parts would be salvaged prior to disposal.
    During the public works authority meeting, trustees approved the receipt of water line construction permits from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for Plainview and Broadway roads. A bid from Steve Bean Construction for a water line project was also approved. The bid is in the amount of $356,995, and will include the installation of an 8-inch water line replacement from C Street NW to E Street NW. Steve Bean Construction was the only company to submit a bid.
    Sean Geurin, director of utilities, said two blocks were the most the city could get in before an overlay project begins in October. The bid was $29,000 over estimate, which Guerin attributed to the cost of expediting the project. He said two lanes will be closed, which will create a bottleneck, but the finished product will be a substantial upgrade.
    "The end result will be great for the citizens of Ardmore," Commissioner Bob Geurin said. "The stretch of road is rough."
    The project will be funded from GAPS tax revenue.

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