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Praise flooded the City of Wagoner Council Chamber during the regular meeting on Monday, June 3.

It was a night to conduct regular business, but it was also a night to praise the effort of the workers who spent untold hours keeping the city from flood waters and running 24/7.

Mayor Albert Jones praised the effort to keep the sewer plant running and continue to thank the “employee effort.”

“I appreciate our employees and all who pulled together (during this time),” said Dwayne Elam, Superintendent of the sewer plant situation. “It was the biggest and most complex issue in my tenure. I commend every city department (for their work).”

In other action, the City of Wagoner was told it had a “clean report” following an audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Robert Clothier, CPA gave a positive view of the city’s books.

The council approved to execute the agreement establishing the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group.

A new software system, eCitation that will integrate with the courthouse better was approved.

The council approved the invitations for bids on various rock, sand and pest control for the city’s use.

Pamela Stephens-Karnes’ reappointment to the City of Wagoner Economic Development Authority was approved.

EMS employee Michael Oxford had his probation period end and will now be fulltime and making $12.50 an hour as of May 1.

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