Ardmore city commissioners approved all agenda items unanimously Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting with little discussion, City Manager JD Spohn said.
“Everything passed,” he said. “It went smooth. It was very good.”
There were several public hearings held for the rezoning of property and a conditional use permit, which were later approved as resolutions and ordinances. The conditional use permit was to locate a hair salon in the office zoning district at 1702 N. Commerce St., Suite C.
The ordinances approved for rezoning include the following:
• The west portion of property located at 6320 W. Broadway St. from agriculture to rural residential. According to a letter of intent, there is currently a house located on the property which Craig Hurst is renting and intends to continue to rent as a rural residential house
• The east portion of property located at 6320 W. Broadway St. from agriculture to commercial corridor. According to a letter of intent, the proposed lot will be used for oilfield equipment storage and sales. The property is situated along a state highway and will accommodate the proposed development
• Property located at 4727 12th Ave. NW from agriculture to rural residential. The rezoning puts the property in compliance with city ordinances and platting requirements. According to a letter of intent, the owners, Randy and Cindy Johnson, have plans to demolish the existing residence and build a new, single-family home with a shop building in its place with no plans for further development
City commissioners also approved a resolution for a final plat of nine lots on about two acres in the McLish Cottages Addition, located at 823 McLish Ave. SW.
An agreement was approved for the acceptance of a signed permanent water line easement from Community Activities, Inc. for the 12-inch Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport water line extension.
“The primary route will run from the vicinity of Carter Street SE and Timberline Lane, thence due east for approximately 1,250 feet. The westernmost 620 feet will cross the property of the Community Activities, Inc. of Ardmore who as agreed to provide the easement, the executed form and plat…,” City Engineer Thomas Mansur wrote in a letter to commissioners regarding the easement.
Other agreements approved by the city included:
• A continuation of annual software support renewal for CAD/RMS from Information Technologies Inc. in the amount of $32,670
• A fixed base operator agreement and lease between the city and KMA Aviation, LLC, for KMA to provide FBO services and lease space at the Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport for an initial five year term with cash payments to KMA not to exceed $26,000 per year
• Approval to apply for and acceptance of a grant from the Children’s Reading Charitable trust in the amount of $48,000
• A contractual agreement between the city of Ardmore and Valero Ardmore Refining Company for services of Ardmore police officers for traffic control during Valero’s turnaround period with compensation to the city at the rate of $40 per officer and vehicle per hour
The agreement with Valero, Spohn said, helps with traffic control and safety issues.
“It’s for the safety of workers and citizens. There are a lot of turnaround workers that Valero employs,” he said.
The commission also approved the purchase of a two-year subscription to the Lynda.com Online Learning Library from the LinkedIn Corporation for the Ardmore Public Library. The purchase totaled $12,880. Spohn said the purchase was funded by a grant.