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The Atoka City Council held their bimonthly meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
In attendance for the meeting were: Mayor Brian Cathey, Vice-Mayor Diane McGee, Councilmembers Coby Sherrill and Pat Turner, City Manager Danny Delay, City Clerk Joye Angel, Deputy Clerk Phyllis Bates, City Attorney Pat Phelps, Atoka City Industrial Authority (ACIDA) Director Carol Ervin, and Sports Complex Director Curtis Southern. Councilwoman Erica Pogue was absent.
A relatively short meeting, Vice-Mayor Diane McGee began by reminding citizens to be mindful of others decision not to participate in trick or treating this coming Halloween.
Johnson Park has received a new surface on the basketball court. Infantry Park is next on the list to be resurfaced.
City Manager Danny Delay presented his report to the Council.
Code enforcement officers are visiting properties with existing code violations to ensure land owners are aware of the exact nature of each violation, how to correct it, and the consequences of not correcting the issue.
In an effort to help clean up Atoka, the transfer station will begin opening on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, October 24, 2020.
The Council approved the meeting dates for the 2021 calendar year.
The Atoka City Council and Municipal Authority meets every first and third Monday of the month. The Atoka City Industrial Development Authority, Industrial Facilities Authority, and Airport Authority Trust meet every third Monday of the month. The Atoka City Emergency Management Authority meets the first Monday of every month.
Sports Complex Director Curtis Southern gave his report to the Council. To date there have been 560 games played at the sports complex. These games included tournaments, league plays, schools, and even a college game.
There will be a trunk or treat hosted by the local churches in the Atoka Sports Complex parking lot on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2020.
The lights will be turned on at the Complex for any late night trunk or treaters.
Atoka City Industrial Authority (ACIDA) Director Carol Ervin updated the Council on the micro grants. Currently, two grant projects have been completed. Ervin is currently working with local businesses wishing to submit applications for the grants.
Gladieux has turned their focus to Atoka. After being shut down by Covid and battling two hurricanes, project managers are working to have equipment delivered to get the plant up and running.
Project Ship has been delayed until 2021. The sustainable resource manufacturing industry started construction in June 2020, but is paused until after the election.
The Review Committee will have one final meeting before deciding whether or not to suggest creating a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district for the Downtown area. The goal of the district is to attract major retailers and development. The majority of this growth is connected to the Choctaw Nation World Testing Center in Daisy.
The City of Atoka has created Citizen of the Year to be announced at the Christmas Parade. Nominees for Citizen of the Year can be nominated at Atokaok.org in the form center.