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By CRAIG HALL
The Heavener City Council named Jason Tiffee to the Heavener Utilities Authority at Thursday’s meeting at the Heavener City Hall.
Present were Mayor Max Roberts along with Council members Melinda Ballantine, Marvin Meredith and Jim Roll. Joey Clubb was absent.
There was an opening on the HUA after Meredith was put on the Council. Tiffee joins Billy Adrean, Joe Carr and David Grubbs Sr. on the HUA.
The Council approved Resolution #2021-004 authorizing an application for the Choctaw Nation on a grant to help support restoration of the old city hall.
The money from the Choctaws would serve as the matching portion of a 50-50 grant with the USDA.
Council members also agreed on a proclamation for Heavener to become a Purple Heart City, which signifies that the city is friendly and supportive of veterans. There will be four signs on entrances to Heavener.
Officer Adam Nelson was promoted from part-time at $13 per hour to full-time with the police department at $15 an hour.
The Council also approved spending insurance funds to purchase new equipment for the police department. The funds will go toward radios ($11,000), body cams ($9,000), tasers ($4,000) and radar units ($3,000).
The total is not to exceed $29,000.
Code violations were approved for Medina Donaciano for property at 400 West Avenue G for rank weeds and grass; Mountain Gateway Investments LLC, for property located at 305 West Avenue F, for rank weeds and grass; Maria SanPedro Cruz for property located at 510 West Avenue F, for rank weeds and grass; and Mary L. and P. Yazbeck for property located at 800 West 2nd, for rank weeds and grass.