On Tuesday, members of the Durant City Council will meet for their monthly meeting at 4 p.m. in the council chambers. During the meeting, there will be a presentation by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust and the Oklahoma Department of Health recognizing the city of Durant as a Certified Healthy Community and to present the Healthy Communities Incentive Grant Award.
In a previous city council meeting, Becca Parr, Durant grants coordinator, announced that Durant had been designated as an Oklahoma Certified Healthy Community for 2011. For being named a healthy community, Durant received a $50,000 grant that Parr said will be used for things such as building additional sidewalks.
Durant is the only community in the state to receive a $50,000 grant.
The council will consider authorization to apply for an Oklahoma Department of Libraries Grant in the amount of $3,000 to pay for the cost of Overdrive Ebook Collection for 2012-2013.
Members of the council will also discuss 911 mapping for the city of Durant and Bryan County.
During the regular meeting of the Durant City Utilities Authority, the council will consider authorization to spend funds for chemicals at the water treatment plant for fiscal year 2012-2013.