Henryetta council members voted to hire Rod Wiemer and Ken Williams to represented the city in two lawsuits filed earlier this month.
The first suit filed by Howard “Buck” Sheward is asking for an injunction against the city and city clerk Donna White. He is wanting city bank records dating back to 2009 and claims that, while some have been released, others are missing.
Basing his search on the Oklahoma Opens Records Act, Sheward is also asking that, if records are not turned over, criminal instigation be held through the District Attorney’s office.
The second lawsuits was filed Nov. 5 by Donald L. and Elizabeth K. Runyan.
He is the grandson of W.H. Runyan and claims the city agreed to an easement in 1969 dealing with the operations of the water plant on Wolf Creek.
Runyan claimed the plant operations would damage his property.
The grandson is claiming the $600 monthly easement payment has never been paid and is asking for judgement for damages as well as interest.
At the special council meeting, Wiemer was named to represent the city in their portions of the lawsuits and Ken Williams, a member of the Hall Estell firm in Tulsa, to represent White.