City Council to recognize fire department promotions

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The last scheduled meeting in the month of July for the Guthrie City Council and Guthrie Public Works Authority will be Tuesday evening (7:00) inside the Council Chambers.

The council will recognize three men from the Guthrie Fire Department who have been promoted within. Captain Greg Machtolff has been promoted to Battalion Chief, Lieutenant Jason Starns to the rank of Captain and Ryan Adams promoted to Lieutenant.

Machtolff fills the vacancy of retired Battalion Chief Shawn Hamill while Starns replaces Machtolff and Adams replaces Starns vacancy.

Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow will present each employee with his new helmet while their wife will pin their new badge on their chest.

The GPWA will have a small agenda laid out with the consideration of approving the last meeting held on July 5 and approval of the claims before convening for executive decision. In executive session, the City Council will discuss confidential communications with their attorney concerning a pending investigation or claim and decide action on the matter.

The City Council will consider approving the council workshop held on July 5, the regular council meeting, claims and the Treasurer’s report.

Council will look to reappoint Cheri French, whose term has expired, to the Guthrie Park Board. French has been on the board for two years and serves on the Guthrie Housing Authority Board.

The Park Board is a five member board, who must live in Guthrie, and is a two-year term.

Next the council will consider approving Arledge & Associates fee of $3,000 for preparation of the 2010 Audit Engagement Letter Addendum. The company has been the City’s auditors since the fiscal year 2004 audit.

The original fiscal year 2010 Audit Engagement Letter quoted fees that did not anticipate the requirement of the Single Audit Act. The City had expenditures from federal awards that exceeded $500,000 and is required to comply with the Act.

The final approval consideration will be to receive grant funded equipment from the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiatives for a Medlite EMS Transportation Skid for the fire department’s Ploaris utility vehicle.

The equipment normally cost $4,608.88 but the City will receive it at no cost. The Medlite EMS Transportation Skid is a device that attaches to the Polaris utility vehicle to allow for safe transport of victims and medical equipment in and out of remote areas that ambulances cannot travel.


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