City nixes CESI annexation

Posted in: News
By Todd Brooks
Mar 28, 2013 - 8:32:29 AM

It took less than 30 minutes for the Marlow City Council and the Marlow Municipal Authority to breeze through their agendas at Tuesday night’s regular meetings.
The major item on the city council’s agenda involved a request from CESI for the city to annex an expanded part of their property to receive city services and generate tax revenue.
Council members voted unanimously to move forward with the annexation.
However, Wednesday morning, city officials contacted The Review and said unforeseen paperwork was needed to complete the annexation and it would no longer be pursued.
CESI is located on the southeast corner of Highway 29 and Plainsman Rd.
The council also declared city property at 327 W. Main as surplus and voted to adopt the Fair Housing Resolution of 2013 for the City of Marlow.
“We need to have this resolution every year so we will be eligible for federal grants,” Cain said.
In her comments to the council, Cain said work on the new library began on March 18 and it has an expected to be complete in 180 days.
Cain told the council city officials are meeting with contractors Friday for a sidewalk pre-construction meeting. .
Additionally, Cain said she has been in contact with Waste Management about the recycling program scheduled to begin in May.
“They are moving forward with plans to start town hall meetings to inform residents and answer questions about the program,” Cain said. “We are excited about getting it going. “We’ve had a lot of inquiries about starting a recycling program from residents.”
Regarding the new Marlow City Hall, Cain said it is still scheduled to open at the end of April.
The municipal authority declared city-owned property at 513 E. Evans as surplus and agreed to sell the vacant lot to Tonya L. Ahuna for $2,000.
The city bought the property when it went into tax delinquency. They removed a house from the property, leaving the lot vacant.
The authority also authorized Cain to pursue $450,000 in short term financing for acquisition of a new transformer. The financing term is for six months and the transformer is being purchased from Southwest Electric.

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