Vets Honored by VPS, No Injuries in Truck Roll Over, VPS Bond for Feb Ballot, Trimble Makes All-State Choir. This and more in this week’s Vici Vision

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Veterans were  honored at a program by Vici Public School last Friday. Veterans pictured from front left: Doug Nelson, Harold Hutchison, Harlow Parry, LD Baird, DeWayne Brown, Ray Carr; back row from left Rhonda Kaskaske, Connie Aubry, Robert Aubry, Roger Boone, Orval Cutsinger, Dusty Mitchell, and Seth Maher. We can’t say it enough Veterans, Thank You For Your Service!

A transport truck roll over Friday, November 10th did not result in any injuries. Highway 60 between Vici city limits and the Y was blocked for several hours.

Among other items, Vici School Board discussed and voted on a bond issue that will land on the February ballot.

Kamron Trimble is an Ok-MEA All State Honor Choir member. Congrats Kamron!

 

 

Vici High School Basketball Season Opens Tonight

Vici High School Basketball season opens tonight at home against Arnett. If you can’t make tonight’s game or others, tune in at vicivisiontv.com thanks to Season Sponsors: Ball Insurance, Bank of Vici, B-Mart, Pioneer Cellular, Western Medical & Drug, High Plains Technology Center, Shaw & Redinger Funeral Homes, and The Vici Vision Newsaper.

2017-2018 Vici High School Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
7-Nov Arnett Home 6:30
10-Nov Fargo Away 6:30
21-Nov Cheyenne/Reydon Away 6:30
28-Nov Sweetwater Home 6:30
1-Dec Hammon Home 6:30
4-Dec Sharon-Mutual Away 6:30
Dec 7-9 Mooreland Tournament Away TBA
12-Dec Laverne Home 6:30
14-Dec Waynoka Away 6:30
15-Dec Arapaho Home 6:30
Jan 4-6 Seiling Tournament Away 6:30
9-Jan Leedey Away 6:30
12-Jan Shattuck Away 6:30
16-Jan Buffalo Away 6:30
Jan 18-20 Shattuck Tournament Away TBA
23-Jan Beaver (JV @ 4pm) Away 6:30
26-Jan Mooreland Home 6:30
30-Jan Seiling Home 6:30
Feb 1-3 270 Conf Playoffs TBA TBA
Feb 8-10 District Tournament TBA TBA
Feb 15-17 Regional Tournament TBA TBA
Feb 22-24 Area Tournament TBA TBA
March 1-3 State Tournament TBA TBA

Fire Just North of Iochem Quickly Extinguished

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A small fire about three miles east of Vici, and just north of the Iochem Iodine Plant, was quickly extinguished by Vici Fire Department Friday morning, November 3rd. A downed power line was likely the cause.

In January 2016, an electrical fire was extinguished at the same site. Jonna Hensley, spokeswoman for Northwestern Electric (NWEC), said there is an ongoing problem, “Salt water vapor from the nearby plant is corroding the power lines.” NWEC is researching possible solutions to the problem.

In this week’s Vici Vision: Costume Contest Winners, Citizen of Year Nominees, DCHS Inductees, HS Basketball Season Opens and More

Costume Contest Winners

Over seventy contestants enjoyed the costume contest sponsored by the Vici Chamber of Commerce last Saturday. Here are your winners!

The nominations are in. The Citizen of the Year will be chosen from nominees: Mick Young, DeWayne Brown, David Trimble, Nick Campbell and Tami Camp. The winner will be announced at the Annual Chamber Banquet on Friday, November 3rd. Check with Coletta Goodman (Western Drug), Kevin Speer (Bank of Vici)  or Jennifer McCormick (Vici Vision) for tickets.

The Dewey County Historical Society recently inducted Robert Cole (Vici/Camargo), Peggy Cole (Leedey/Putnam), Karen Kimball (Taloga), David Beck (Oakwood/Fay) and Arlen Fisher (Seiling) to the DCHS Hall of Fame.

Vici High School Basketball Season will open at home at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 7th against Arnett.

The Quilt Trail extends north on Highway 34 with the installation of a quilt at the barn of Vernon and Anita Peck and another at a barn owned by Jim and Lisa Peck.

Ethan Hutches has been named the recipient of the first “Nightmare in the Country Scream Park  Higher Education Scholarship”.

 

November 1st OWRB Meeting Agenda

The Nov 1 OWRB Meeting agenda is lengthy. vicivisiontv.com plans to begin streaming at item #5 Special Consideration. Vici Public Works Authority is item #5B Bolded below and near the end of agenda.

 A G E N D A – OKLAHOMA WATER RESOURCES BOARD

November 1, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Sooner Room,

2501 Conference Drive, Norman, Oklahoma

Members of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board may gather at the Embassy

Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center to attend some or all of the 38th Annual

Governor’s Water Conference and Research Symposium activities being held there on

October 31-November 1, 2017. On October 31, 2017, various Conference and Symposium programs will be held in Ballroom EF and Ballrooms GHIJ, ABCD, and University Ballrooms A-C from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. On November 1, 2017, the Conference and Symposium programs will be held in the same locations from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Luncheons will be held in Ballrooms EF 12:00 p.m. through 1:30 p.m. on both October 31 and November 1. No business will be discussed, and no action will be taken, by a majority of the OWRB members during any of the Conference and Symposium activities.

On November 1, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., the OWRB members will convene a regular meeting in the Sooner Room at the Embassy Suites to consider and possibly take action on the agenda items listed below.

A copy of this notice of meeting and agenda has been posted in a prominent location at the offices of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, 3800 North Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 27, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. A copy of this agenda is available on the OWRB website at www.owrb.ok.gov.

01000 1. CALL TO ORDER Chairman F. Ford Drummond

  1. Roll Call
  2. Discussion, Amendments, and Vote to Approve Official Minutes of the October 10,

2017, Regular Meeting.

  1. Executive Director’s Report and possible discussion. Ms. Julie Cunningham
  2. Financial Update Mr. Cleve Pierce
  3. Budget Report

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02000 2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION Mr. Joe Freeman

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving Clean Water

Funding Application for Weleetka Public Works Authority, Okfuskee County.

Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving Clean Water

Funding Application for Coalgate Public Works Authority, Coal County. Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving Clean Water

Funding Application for Porum Public Works Authority, Muskogee County.

Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving Clean Water

Funding Application for Choctaw Utilities Authority, Oklahoma County. Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving State Loan

Program Revenue Bond Loan Funding Application for Grand Lake Public Works

Authority, Delaware County. Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving State Loan

Program Revenue Bond Loan Funding Application for Wilburton Public Works

Authority, Latimer County. Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving Drinking Water

Funding Application for Alva Utility Authority, Woods County. Recommended for

Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving Clean Water

Funding Application for Altus Municipal Authority, Jackson County. Recommended for

Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Order Approving State Loan

Program Revenue Bond Loan Funding Application for Waurika Lake Master

Conservancy District, Jefferson County. Recommended for Approval.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on a Proposed Resolution Authorizing the

Reallocation of Revolving Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A Proceeds. Recommended for Approval.

03000 3. SUMMARY DISPOSITION AGENDA ITEMS Chairman Drummond

All of the items listed below under this Summary Disposition Agenda are recommended for approval.

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Any item listed under this Summary Disposition Agenda may, at the request of any member of the Board, the Board’s staff, or any other person attending this meeting, be transferred to the Special Consideration Agenda. Under the Special Consideration

Agenda, separate discussion and vote or other action may be taken on any items already listed under that agenda or items transferred to that agenda from this Summary

Disposition Agenda.

  1. Requests to Transfer Items from Summary Disposition Agenda to the Special

Consideration Agenda, and Action on Whether to Transfer Such Items.

  1. Discussion, Questions, and Responses Pertaining to Any Items Remaining on Summary

Disposition Agenda and Possible Action on Items Listed Below.

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on Financial Assistance Division Items:
  2. Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant Applications:

Item No. Application No. Entity Name County Amount

INCOG Recommended

  1. FAP-14-0032-R Barnsdall Public Works Osage Change of

Authority Scope

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on Contracts and Agreements:
  2. Agreement between OWRB and the Office of the Secretary of Energy & Environment to complete water quality supplemental monitoring program under the Clean Water Act.
  3. Agreement Amendment between OWRB and Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and

Environment to extend the project period for the reimbursement of monies for water management planning program.

  1. Joint Funding Agreement between OWRB and the U.S. Geological Survey to increase matching funds for the Continuation of the Data Collection and Water Monitoring

Program FY18.

  1. Intergovernmental Agreement between OWRB and Oklahoma State University –

Department of Zoology for water monitoring and sampling programs in coordination with other state environmental agencies.

  1. Agreement with Grant Thornton, L.L.P., for Escrow Verification Services in connection with the State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 C.
  2. Agreement between OWRB and Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma to support the water and wastewater system infrastructure in Oklahoma by developing a customized data model with GIS web viewer, enhancing the web viewer functionality and developing new tools.
  3. Agreement between OWRB and Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma to support the water and wastewater system infrastructure in Oklahoma by website hosting, providing maintenance and backup services to the GIS web viewer.

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  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications for Temporary Permits to Use

Groundwater:

  1. Dustin J. & L. Nicole Snow, Caddo County, #2013-570
  2. Chris & Ginger Klaassen, Blaine County, #2016-580
  3. Enid Municipal Authority, Major County, #2017-521
  4. Lawrence D. & Diva H. Withers, Caddo County, #2017-534
  5. Brent R. & Sheri L. White, Harmon County, #2017-544
  6. Darren Reimer, Major County, #2017-550
  7. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications to Amend Temporary Permits to

Use Groundwater:

  1. Keith A. Rasmussen Revocable Trust, Major County, #2014-638
  2. Metro Technology Centers #22, Oklahoma County, #2015-580
  3. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications for Regular Permits to Use

Groundwater:

  1. James & Son Farms, Texas County, #2017-542
  2. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications to Amend Regular Permits to Use

Groundwater:

  1. Devon Brakhage and Logan Brakhage, Cimarron County, #2014-569
  2. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications to Amend Prior Rights to Use

Groundwater:

  1. John E. & Markie Jo Repp, Caddo County, #1969-400
  2. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications for Regular Permits to Use Stream

Water:

  1. Sessums Brooks Family, L.L.C., Hughes County, #2016-037
  2. Jimmy Curl, Kay County #2017-003
  3. Patrick Curl, Kay County, #2017-004
  4. George Harrington, Choctaw County, #2017-009
  5. Lacey & Diana Weger, Bryan County, #2017-015
  6. Michael Yost, Kingfisher County, #2017-033
  7. Anthony F. Stangl, Kingfisher County, #2017-038
  8. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications to Amend Permits to Use Stream

Water:

None

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on Dam and Reservoir Construction:
  2. SCS-Cottonwood Creek Site #33, Canadian County, #OK01517
  3. Consideration of and Possible Action on Well Driller and Pump Installer Licensing:
  4. New Licenses and Operators:
  5. Licensee: Major Drilling DPC-0993
  6. Operator: Zane Plumlee OP-2214
  7. New Operators, Licensee Name Change, and/or Activities for Existing Licenses:
  8. Licensee: Associated Environmental Industries DPC-0269
  9. Operator: Matthew Harker OP-2212

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  1. Licensee: TXI Operations, L.P. DPC-0898
  2. Operator: Kyle Grogan OP-2213
  3. Consideration of and Possible Action on Permit Applications for Proposed Development on State Owned or Operated Property within Floodplain Areas:
  4. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Tillman County, #FP-17-32
  5. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Atoka County, #FP-17-33
  6. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Muskogee County, #FP-17-34
  7. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Stephens County, #FP-17-37
  8. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Lincoln County, #FP-17-38
  9. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Jackson County, #FP-17-40
  10. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Blaine County, #FP-17-41
  11. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Harmon County, #FP-17-43
  12. Pittsburg County RWD No. 14, Pittsburg County, #FP-17-75
  13. Consideration of and Possible Action on Applications for Accreditation of Floodplain

Administrators:

  1. James F. LeClair, CFM, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, #FPA-727
  2. Thomas O. Parker, City of Stilwell, #FPA-728

04000 4. QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT AGENCY MATTERS AND OTHER

ITEMS OF INTEREST Chairman Drummond

  1. No items.

05000 5. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION Chairman Drummond

  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Board Order on Application to Amend Temporary Permit to Use Groundwater No.

2011-541, Dolese Bros. Co., Kay County:

  1. Summary – Mr. Kent Wilkins
  2. Discussion and presentation by parties
  3. Possible Executive Session

As authorized by the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act in Section 307(B)(8) of Title 25 of the

Oklahoma Statutes, an executive session may be held for the purpose of “[e]ngaging in deliberations or rendering a final or intermediate decision in an individual proceeding pursuant to Article II of the Administrative Procedures Act”.

(a) Vote on whether to hold Executive Session. Before it can be held, the Executive

Session must be authorized by a majority vote of a quorum of members present and such vote must be recorded.

(b) Designation of person to keep written minutes of Executive Session, if authorized.

(c) Executive Session, if authorized.

  1. Return to open meeting and possible vote or action on any matter discussed in the

Executive Session, if authorized.

  1. Vote on whether to approve the Proposed Order as presented or as may be amended, or vote on any other action or decision relating to the Proposed Order.

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  1. Consideration of and Possible Action on the Vici Public Works Authority’s Motion to

Reconsider the Hearing Examiner’s Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and

Board Order on Application to Amend Regular for Permit to Use Groundwater No. 2004-

532, Vici Public Works Authority, Dewey and Woodward Counties:

  1. Summary – Mr. Kent Wilkins
  2. Discussion and presentation by parties
  3. Possible Executive Session

As authorized by the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act in Section 307(B)(8) of Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, an executive session may be held for the purpose of “[e]ngaging in deliberations or rendering a final or intermediate decision in an individual proceeding pursuant to Article II of the Administrative Procedures Act”.

(a) Vote on whether to hold Executive Session. Before it can be held, the Executive

Session must be authorized by a majority vote of a quorum of members present and such vote must be recorded.

(b) Designation of person to keep written minutes of Executive Session, if authorized.

(c) Executive Session, if authorized.

  1. Return to open meeting and possible vote or action on any matter discussed in the

Executive Session, if authorized.

  1. Vote on whether to approve the Motion to Reconsider as presented or as may be amended, or vote on any other action or decision relating to the Motion to Reconsider.
  2. Contingent Upon the Action Taken on Item No. 5.B. above, Possible Consideration of and Action on the Hearing Examiner’s Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Board Order on Application to Amend Regular for Permit to Use Groundwater No.

2004-532, Vici Public Works Authority, Dewey and Woodward Counties:

  1. Summary – Mr. Kent Wilkins
  2. Discussion and presentation by parties
  3. Possible Executive Session

As authorized by the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act in Section 307(B)(8) of Title 25 of the

Oklahoma Statutes, an executive session may be held for the purpose of “[e]ngaging in deliberations or rendering a final or intermediate decision in an individual proceeding pursuant to Article II of the Administrative Procedures Act”.

(a) Vote on whether to hold Executive Session. Before it can be held, the Executive

Session must be authorized by a majority vote of a quorum of members present and such vote must be recorded.

(b) Designation of person to keep written minutes of Executive Session, if authorized.

(c) Executive Session, if authorized.

  1. Return to open meeting and possible vote or action on any matter discussed in the

Executive Session, if authorized.

  1. Vote on whether to approve the Proposed Order as presented or as may be amended, or vote on any other action or decision relating to the Proposed Order.
  2. Consideration of and Possible Action on Items Transferred from Summary Disposition

Agenda, if any.

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  1. NEW BUSINESS Chairman Drummond

Under the Open Meeting Act, this agenda item is authorized only for matters not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting the agenda or any revised agenda.

  1. ADJOURNMENT Chairman Drummond

The next regular meeting of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will be held on

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at the Oklahoma Water Resources Board offices located at 3800 N. Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

This Week’s Vision Headlines: Vici Back on OWRB Agenda, Murdock Campaigns in Vici, Beef Checkoff Vote Nov 1st

Water Rotated

Vici  Public Works Authority’s application to Amend Groundwater Permit No 2004-532 has been in the Oklahoma Water Resources Board system for over two years now. It’s on the OWRB agenda again at a meeting scheduled November 1st in Norman.

State Senate District 27 candidate Casey Murdock stopped in Vici last week. He is currently the House Representative for District 61. We asked why he wanted to move from the House to the Senate and what his greatest accomplishment as a Representative has been.

The Oklahoma Beef Check Off is scheduled for a November 1st vote. If approved, an additional $1 per head would be paid by the seller with each change in ownership. Any producer who would be required to pay the assessment is eligible to vote at any county extension office.

These stories and more in this week’s Vici Vision.

 

Jean Bailey Confirms her Position Terminated at Dewey Co Extension

 

by Jennifer McCormick

At a Commissioner’s meeting on October 2nd, Dewey County Commissioners declined a request for additional funding by Oklahoma State University’s Cooperative Extension Service for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

 At the meeting Dr. Thomas Coon, Vice President of OSU’s Division of Ag Sciences said the number of full time extension agents at Dewey County would be reduced if a “contractual service fee” or increase in funding was not provided by Dewey County.

 Dewey County has allotted approximately $30,000 for maintenance and operations of the Dewey County Extension Office in the past and OSU has provided or paid two extension educators, currently Mike Weber and Jean Baily. Without the additional funding, Coon stated the Dewey County office would drop to one and one half educators.

 On October 4th, I contacted the Western District Extension Director, Dee Cooper to ask what if any action had been taken regarding personnel at Dewey County. At that time, Cooper said it would be a couple of weeks before any information was available. On October 20th Cooper was out of the office. On October 25th, Cooper said “I really cannot comment on any personnel actions in Dewey County.”

 On October 25th, a call to the Dewey County Extension Office was met with the same response, Extension Agent Mike Weber said, “I cannot comment at this time.”

 On October 25th, I contacted Dr. Tom Coon’s office at Oklahoma State University to ask what action had been taken regarding personnel in Dewey County. On the 26th, James Trapp an Associate Director of Extension Services responded by phone saying, “We will reduce staff in Dewey County by the end of the year. We are still considering alternatives.”

On October 27th, I contacted Extension Agent, Jean Bailey. Bailey said, “I was notified Tuesday afternoon (the 24th) by the District Director my services will be terminated at the Dewey County Office.”  It appears only one person is willing to say what is going on at the Dewey County Extension Office, and that person will be terminated.