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July 2, 2014

City council gives nod to police antenna, history programs

Ada — The Ada City Council took care of housekeeping matters during a special meeting Monday.

Voting 5-0, the council approved an agreement authorizing the Ada Police Department to place an antenna on a radio tower owned by the Chickasaw Nation.

The agreement allows the police department to install a communications antenna and related equipment at the tower, 1130 W. Main.

However, the department cannot install any equipment within the property easement, which is used to access the tower.

The police department will cover the cost of installing and maintaining the antenna, according to the agreement.

The agreement will remain in effect for five years unless the Nation and the police department decide to end it sooner.

Both parties have the right to end the agreement before the five-year period ends by giving the other side 60 days’ written notice of early termination.

The Nation and the police department may extend the original agreement for another five years, but any renewal negotiations must begin at least six months before the original term ends.

The Nation will not charge the police department an occupancy fee because the Nation is providing a service to the department and the city.

In other business, the council renewed an agreement with Will Boggs of the video production company Dustbowl Films for fiscal year 2014.

The agreement requires Dustbowl to produce six episodes of “Explore Ada,” a series of TV documentaries focused on Ada’s history, according to the agreement.

The episodes will appear on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, Channel 6 and the city’s website and YouTube channel.

Dustbowl will also produce several shorter programs focusing on city projects, which will appear on Channel 6, the city’s website and Ada’s YouTube channel.

The city will pay Dustbowl $58,000 for its services.

Reach Eric Swanson at adanewsreporter@cableone.net.

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