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September 10, 2012

City plan for new brand, silhouetted crosses, on Tuesday night council agenda

McALESTER — A review of the city’s proposed agreement with Marketing Alliance of Jackson, Miss., for a new city brand and plan, and the return of an issue regarding the removal of silhouetted metal figures with scenes depicting crosses, are among items on Tuesday night’s city council meeting agenda.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Tonight’s agenda calls for a review of the city’s pending agreement with Marketing Alliance, with comments and changes in the contract expected to be proposed by City Attorney Joe Ervin.

During its Aug. 28 meeting, the city council approved an $18,500 agreement with Marketing Alliance, of Jackson. Miss., to come up with the new brand and plan for the city, with the provision that the city attorney first review the contract and suggest any changes he deems appropriate.

The council passed the measure by a 6-1 vote during the Aug. 28 meeting, with new Ward 2 Commissioner John Titsworth casting the lone dissenting vote.

Also, the return of the issue regarding the removal of the scenes with the silhouetted crosses from atop city street signs is back on the agenda tonight. It came up automatically, since it was tabled during the council’s regular meeting two weeks ago, and tabled matters are set to return at the next regularly-scheduled meeting.

It’s uncertain if the council will take any action on the matter at the meeting, but some proponents of replacing the figures have said they plan to be at Tuesday night’s meeting anyway.

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