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Fairland Board takes no action on filling vacancy in Ward 4

The American of Vinita, Oklahoma

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The Town of Fairland met last Thursday, taking no action on filing the vacancy in Ward 4 but rather discussing their options with the city attorney.

Fairland city attorney Eric Wade discussed with the board possible options for olution-regarding the vacant ward which board members have been unsuccessful in filling.

With no one willing to volunteer for or be appointed to the open post, Wade informed board members that passing an ordinance which would allow any person who haesided in Fairland for more than six months and is a registered voter to fill the vacancy, may be a course of action to remedy the situation.

Currently, to serve on the board an individual must reside within the Ward he or she will be representing.

The board took no action on the item and will revisit it at a later date.

In other business, the board will request that the Fairland Public Schools 'tone down' the fireworks at each home football game, as complaints have been received by local residents.

Representatives from Afflac Insurance met with the boaro discuss town employees signing up for Afflac, and the board approved doing payroll deductions for any employees who may be Interested.

In other business, the board approved hiring Mike Baker as a reserve officer and tabled an item calling for discussion and possible action regarding improvements to certain sidewalks in Fairland for the purpose of bringing them into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Fairland Public Works Authority met immediately following the board of trustees, taking no action on an item regarding the purchase of natural gas from Pan Oak

Natural Gas.

In other business, the FPWA approved a lease agreement for land application of municipal waterwaste, including the payment of $10000 by FPWA as compensation to Rick and Serena Wilson for the leasehold interests.

The town will use the leased premises for land treatment processes, inclduing application to the premises of wastewater, and all activities incidental thereto.

The Fairland Board of Trustees meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at city hall. All meetings are open to the public.

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Original Publication Date: October 14, 2010

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