Wolf Ridge contract protest planned at City Council meeting

Amanda Corbin
News Reporter

Jennifer Griffin will address the City Council at this evening's monthly Poteau City Council meeting in City Hall regarding the contract the City of Poteau made with Wolf Ridge Country Club to provide passes for youth golf. A number of citizens have voiced through social media their plans to protest the agreement while at tonight's meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., and City Hall is located at 111 Peters St., Poteau, across from the Poteau Police Department. Agendas are available on the City of Poteau website.

The contract was approved last month at a cost of $2,500 per month. The City Council has said they support a variety of sports, and with the pool closed, golf is a new option for children to partake in this summer. There is a 30-day out written into the contract, which means the city or Wolf Ridge can leave it at any time with a 30-day written notice.

Poteau citizen Diane Martin also is on the agenda to speak regarding the closure of the city pool. Martin has been vocal about the pool's closure in past meetings but was not on the agenda officially until today.

In other agenda business:

• There will be eight service pin presentations for employees with the police department, street department, PARC and water department.

• Rezoning 2205 N. Broadway from R1 to C3 for Cosacalil LLC. per Planning Commission recommendation.

• Presentation of the 2015-16 Financial Audit.

• Voting on a contract between the city and Green Country Sanitation.

• Voting on a contract between the city and Feed the Need Foundation.

• Voting on a resolution for the investment policy for the City of Poteau.

• Three tort claims.

• Voting on a moratorium on Tiny Homes.

• Solicit RFP's for auditor for 2016-17.

• Voting to to continue services of the Refuse Department.