Chickasha police will receive a 2 percent raise retroactive to Jan. 1, if the city council signs off next week on amendments to the city's agreement with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 129.

The council, which will meet Tuesday afternoon due, to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, will vote on the changes and on extending the agreement. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. 

The changes to the existing agreement for fiscal year 2010-11 also clarify the complaint policy.

A Chickasha police officer, Jason Myrko, will be recognized at the city's employee of the quarter for the final quarter of 2010.

The council will also conduct a public hearing on a $17,600 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant awarded to the police department in August to fund an underage drinking enforcement program. Under terms of an agreement with Grady County, the county will receive $3,600 of the grant proceeds on behalf of the sheriff's department.

Grant monies will be used by the police department to purchase a covert recorder, netbook and other items. three patrol cameras, four tasers and seven LED dash lights.

"The ability to maintain less than lethal force is critical for both the officer and offender safety," the grant application reads.

The Grady County Sheriff's Department intends to buy a total of seven new radios.

In other business, the council will consider:

• An ordinance governing tree trimmers.

• Annexing nearly 29 acres to correct discrepancies that occurred in 1986 when the city annexed land occupied by the service station and McDonald's restaurant on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike north of Chickasha.

• Zoning change request for 1427 Oregon from R-1 (single-family residential) to R-2 (two-family residential).

• Zoning change request for 434 and 438 Almar and property immediately west of those lots from R-1 to C-2 (general commercial).

• Adopting a resolution amending the city's 2010-11 budget.

• Accepting bids from Bordwine Development totaling $12,100 on six parcels. The firm submitted the high bids on the parcels during an auction of city-owned property last month.

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