There is going to be some good things happening in Henryetta.
That was the gist of a report given by Henryetta mayor Jennifer Munholland Tuesday night at the city council meeting.burger king
“Quik Trip is coming,” she told the council. “I met with them last Friday. Their plan is to start construction in March.” Munholland said the project is still in the works despite some staff changes at Quik Trip offices and working on issues with the natural gas pipeline that borders the property east of town.
She said company officials said demolition of the vacant motel and houses in the project area is going to start soon.
Another project that will impact the town is the arrival of Burger King. Workers are doing site preparation now on land just east of Taco Bueno with concrete to be poured this Friday. “I was told it would be open 120 days from the time they start,” she added.
At that meeting, Munholland said the sewer line project is nearing completion. That work involved boring under I-40 and laying the line into the property owned by the city at the 237 exit.
Earlier this month it was announced that negotiations are underway to bring in a motel to be built at that exit.
“Our city workers did a great job demolishing three houses,” she said, noting the city added $50,000 into the current budget to tear down other dilapidated structures.
Council members approved closing a part of West Spruce Street. No homes are along the street and neighbors say drug paraphernalia including hypodermic needles have been found along the roadway.
Dr. David Warden was appointed back to the hospital board for a five year term.
The police department is going to get new cameras that will be mounted on the cars.
Police chief Steve Norman told council members that officers have been using body cameras for eight years. “We were ahead of the game in using them,” he explained. The Henryetta police department was the first law enforcement agency in the county to use body cameras.
Those cameras have become obsolete now with advancing technology. The car-mounted system would provide a 360-degree view as well as audio capability up to 70 yards away.
“If an issue does arise, the cameras will protect the officers and citizens. “We are after transparency.
The cameras will cost $52,426 with the company, Pro-Vision, doing the installation.