New meeting schedule set

Robert Smith

The Pawhuska City Council last week voted 5-0 to change its monthly meeting date from the first Tuesday to the second Tuesday of the month. The time of day - 5:30 p.m. - is to remain the same.

The change is scheduled to take effect in October, which means the council will have its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the usual place, the council chambers in Pawhuska City Hall.

Interim City Manager Larry Eulert told councilors the change of meeting date will provide city staff members additional time to prepare financial reports and other documentation for the council.

In other city business last week, the council voted to transfer ownership of the portion of the city hospital property where a new clinic has been built to Pawhuska Hospital, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. City Attorney John Heskett said the move was intended to accommodate the Bank of Pawhuska, which agreed to lend money for the project.

Mayor Roger Taylor directed a question about the new clinic to hospital representative Cindy Tillman, who was in the audience.

“How long until you get it open, Cindy?” Taylor said.

Tillman named Sept. 24, a Monday, as the anticipated opening date.

The council unanimously approved the land transfer.