Monday, November 14, 2011

The City of Nichols Hills

Minutes of the City Council Special Meeting

November 14, 2011


Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 11   AM on the 8th day of November, 2011. 



Sody Clements, Mayor                                      David Poole, City Manager    

Peter Hoffman, Vice-Mayor                               John Michael Williams, City Attorney

Steven Goetzinger, Councilman                       Kristi Hort, City Clerk, Fin Director



1.      Call to Order.


Mayor Clements called the meeting to order at 4 p.m.   




2.      Roll Call.

Acknowledgment was made by Mayor Clements that she along with Vice-Mayor Hoffman and Councilmember Goetzinger were present.


Mayor Clements acknowledge the presents of citizens, offering them 2 minutes each to speak before council.


Mr. Henry Hood, general counsel of Chesapeake Energy advised he is present as a resource and offering of guidance to the city council.



3.      Workshop regarding commercial development and preservation and enhancement of sales tax base for the City of Nichols Hills,  and development and redevelopment of Nichols Hills Plaza, with possible action as desired by the Council.



City attorney John Michael Williams reminded council members this agenda item allows for discussion of three separate matters, first being commercial development, secondly the preservation and enhancement of sales tax base for the City of Nichols Hills and third the development and redevelopment of Nichols Hills Plaza.


Council and Staff discussed Sales Tax and the importance that revenue has on the continuance of vital services to Nichols Hills.  Additional discussion included possible communication with the management of Chesapeake Energy.


Throughout the discussion of this agenda item, the following motions were made:


APPROVED: The motion moved by Hoffman, to request City Attorney draft a perspective letter to Chesapeake along the lines as presented by city attorney to be signed by each member of the city council with this letter to be considered at special meeting to be held at 4 p.m. November 28, 2011, was seconded by Goetzinger.  AYES: Clements, Hoffman, Goetzinger. NAYS: None


4.      Adjournment.


APPROVED: Moved by Goetzinger, Seconded by Hoffman.    AYES: Clements, Hoffman, Goetzinger. NAYS: None






Sody Clements            

Sody Clements, Mayor




Kristi Hort                          David Poole                        

Kristi Hort, City Clerk       David Poole, City Manager



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