The Pawhuska City Council met Tuesday evening for a regular scheduled meeting at City Hall and many items were discussed.
The council approved the purchase of a level two commercial charging station for electric vehicles. This will be paid for through a $3.1 million grant. The station will be located somewhere downtown Pawhuska.
After much discussion, the council also decided to begin bidding on two backup generators for the city of Pawhuska. As things stand right now, some council members are concerned if power goes out in the city, it will stay out until power crews can come in to restore it.
The council put forth a motion to begin repairing Lake Pawhuska Dam. That money is not to exceed $60,000. They also agreed to hire MKEC Engineering to begin work on the next phase of the StreetScape Project.
Joni Nash, Executive Director for the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce, was on hand to tell board members she had been in contact with two new businesses that may be coming to Pawhuska, as well as informing them that she was going to have the opportunity to sit down with Lieutenant Gov. Matt Pinnell.
The City Council decided to appoint Mike Lynn and reappoint Elizabeth Hembree to the Osage County Planning and Zoning Commission. That term will run through 2022. Stuart Tolson will fulfill a term through 2020 on the Pawhuska Planning and Zoning Commission.
The council also decided to renew the lease purchase between the city and American Heritage Bank. Money for new exercise equipment at the fitness center was also approved.
The next regular scheduled city council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 in the evening at Pawhuska City Hall.