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June 25, 2017

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Border fight: misdemeanor filed against Henry

Turns out when the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office dismissed felony trespassing charges against Luther Town Trustee Ron Henry earlier this month, they were planning to refile some of the charges as a misdemeanor. That misdemeanor charge was filed Thursday. The charges, first filed in August 2016, stem from a dispute between Henry and his

Fireworks will go on

“The people of Luther have been great to the First Bank & Trust and this is a small way for them to give back to the Town,” said Holman.

Town Water Quality

The Town of Luther has one violation on its water “Consumer Confidence Report” from 2016, but the violation is because a test wasn’t done, not because of a found contamination. Town Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Nelson said the test for “beta/photon emitters” wasn’t completed within the required time for the 2016 report so it was an

Some charges dropped, some remain against Ron Henry

Exonerated. That’s the last word in the online court record for CF-2016-6934, the grand larceny and property theft charges filed against Luther Town Trustee Ron Henry almost a year ago in a property dispute with his neighbor. Those charges were dismissed Tuesday. However, Mr. Henry and his wife, Brenda, did not get the same result

Training up a Town Board

Luther Town Trustees took off from their day jobs and businesses to participate in required daylong training provided by the Oklahoma Municipal League. The four new Trustees heard presentations about budgeting, meeting decorum, employment issues and the Open Meetings law among other things. According to OML, state law requires each person elected for the first time to

On the way to a budget

The Town of Luther Board of Trustees will try for a second time to hold a public hearing and Special Meeting to consider a budget for next fiscal year. The meeting was supposed to be last week, but there was an error on the official agenda. Although it is the Town Clerk’s paid responsibility to post

Revenue & Expenses, the Town Board presents some numbers

The Luther Town Board will meet in a Special Meeting Thursday night, May 25, to consider a budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. The board is proposing a $667,537 budget for next year, which gives the Town almost $55,000 more to spend than the current year that is wrapping up. The board

Sales Tax Collections Up

The slight uptick could reflect the new businesses in town including The Chicken Shack, 116 Farmstead Market & Table, Rustic Farm, DJ’s BBQ and Urban 66. None of those businesses were open a year ago.

A new mayor and other town board happenings

The new mayor of Luther is Jenni White. At the new town board’s first meeting, her fellow trustees voted White as mayor and Jason Roach as vice mayor. Both were elected in April along with Paxton Cavin and Trandy Langston. Ron Henry is the fifth trustee. “Thank you. I appreciate that. The agenda has my

A new way to do meetings

The Luther Town Board adopted a new policy for meetings. A unanimous vote by the new Board at its first meeting Tuesday night puts the new procedures into practice. From submitting agenda items by the first of the month to publishing the agenda the Friday before a Tuesday meeting, the board says its new policies

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