Holley thanked Thurman for his quick and successful work in the case. Calera Police Chief Don Hyde, Jr. says he is still very proud of Thurman’s work. “I’m proud of the work he did in this case,” said Hyde. “He did a great job.”
Eagle Scout Darian McKinney will be doing a project at the Stockton building, as approved by the council on Tuesday night.
The city will be accepting sealed bids for the 1999 Ford Explorer from the Fire Department.
Council members approved the 2012 Fair Housing Proclamation, which says Calera will not discriminate against anyone. This will held the city in receiving future grants they apply.
The council also approved of Resolution #2011-490 to apply for funding from Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency for Homeowner Occupied Rehabilitation (HOME) grant. Calera will apply for the grant and three towns will be chosen. WIthin the three towns chosen, three homes will then be picked for complete rebuild, which means tearing down the existing structure and starting from the ground up. If the structure is a mobile home, a new mobile home will be brought in and redone for the homeowner. If the structure is a free-standing home, the building will be demolished and a new home will be built in its place.
Various requirements must be met, such as homeowners must have lived in the home and own the property for at least one year prior to assistance.
The new 911 addresses have been recorded and mapped out for the city. A continuous work-in-progress for the city, residents will now know the address they will need to post on the outside of their home. For those houses set further back from the road, the address will be posted by the driveway.