Blair Town Councileyes water, grants,buildings Thursday

By Lloyd Colston - Special to the Altus Times

BLAIR — Dilapidated structures, grants, and water were the focus of the Blair Town Council meeting Thursday.

Rachel and Reynaldo Gutierrez, owners of property at 902 Stonehocker Ave., were due to have their structure demolished but are to have a rehabilitation plan to the council next week. The time was set to allow the council to discuss the issue with the town attorney.

There was no action taken on the property located at 106 W. Ninth St. owned by Alma Mullinax and Joyce Parker.

Grants approved were the 2017 Rural Fire Department application that will be used for boots for the firefighters and a Community Expansion of Nutrition Assistance grant through the Southwest Oklahoma Development Authority.

An upcoming application through the Rural Economic Action Plan was tabled.

In the report for the Police Department, Chief Joe Poulin reported the department requested a “body cam” complete with software. The board approved the purchase.

During the Blair Public Works Authority segment, Greg Winters reported wells are “doing good” and water samples are good as well.

Karri Orrick’s question about water taps resulted in a clarification that the town will charge for water taps and those requests outside the town boundary would need to be submitted by Winters to the council for approval.

By Lloyd Colston

Special to the Altus Times

Reach Lloyd Colston at 580-482-1221.

Reach Lloyd Colston at 580-482-1221.

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