Council members took the first step toward eliminating some of the water issues that have faced residents on the hill.
At the Tuesday night meeting, the council approved a resolution seeking a $1 million grant from the American Rescue Plan program.
If approved, the city wants to replace the decades-old water tank that sits just to the east of Fifth Street.
It would involve construction of a 750,000 gallon water storage tank.
"Everyone who lives on the hill knows we have water issues," said Jennifer Munholland.
That grant would come from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
Also gaining approval was at the bid for new playground equipment to be placed at the Caboose Park. It would look like a steam engine, coal tender, station house and water tower.playground
Munholland pointed out the equipment would provide a safe place for youngsters to play in addition to the skate park and is appropriate since it sits on the same piece of ground that used to have trains running daily.
The plans to celebrate the Christmas season at the park south of city hall receivedznanimous approval by the council.
Valerie Mosco and Kelly Dobson head up the chamber of commerce retail and events committee and want to have a Christmas event at the park that would include games, music, food and vendors Dec. 3.
They were on hand to request the use of the park that day and, in case of inclement weather, be allowed to use the civic center at no charge.
Council members waived the rental and deposit fees for the civic center that day.
The Calvary Baptist church was granted a 20-year lease on a part of the old school grounds at First and Cummings. That property is on the northeast side of the block that contained Henryetta's high school, junior high, Washington grade school gymnasium and band room.
Of all those buildings, only part of the band room is still standing. The Calvary Baptist church bought the property about a year ago.
The city officially gave up the right of way for a small section of property that is occupied by QuikTrip. The right of way notice had originally been filed in 1918.
At the same time the council approved the ordinance that updates the city code book. That is done every two years and delete old ordinances that are have been rescinded and includes new ones passed by the council.
Also gaining approval was a one-time pay adjustment for city workers not to exceed $500.