Following an executive session at Duncan City Council’s last regular meeting, council members approved a vote to buy more properties in Halliburton.
The Board met in executive session for approximately 20 minutes on the last Tuesday in July. Leaving and returning to the open session, Vice Mayor Jimmy Peters offered to purchase 2.87 acres, including improvements, from Halliburton Energy Services for $250,000.
A request for information from the city shows that the referenced building is located at 1271 S. 13th Street and has an area of approximately 10,739 square feet. The building also includes “offices, restrooms, wash bays, and six regular bays and two large bays”, and will serve as the City of Duncan’s Facilities Services building, as the current building has been “outdated”.
Councilman Nick Fischer seconded the motion, which was passed by council 4-0 in the absence of Councilor Patty Wininger.
In other council news, the council:
• Heard an update from Main Street Duncan Board Chair, Janice Schornick, and Executive Director, Billie Strutton. The two talked about the upcoming Chisholm Trail Wine Festival, the four Main Street committees and plans for a mural project, a pocket park, current events and matinees on Main Street.
• Acknowledges Councilor Lindsay Hayes’ nomination of Whitney Franklin as Ward 4’s representative on the Parks Advisory Council. Franklin’s term will end on May 5, 2025.
• Awarded a bid for the Abe Raizen Park restroom upgrade to Hope Equipment for $254,496.
• Approved the purchase of three zero-turn mowers for the Great Plains Kubota Parks, Cemetery and Lake Departments for $52,845.16
• Agreed to purchase 35 Sierra wireless network modems, antennas, cables and a three-year warranty from Brite Computers for $38,045. City manager Kim Meek said that since the item was not budgeted, the funds would come from the drug confiscation account.
• De-annexed 2772 W. Gatlin Road.
• Rezoning 5629 N. Highway 81 from residential to commercial.