Category Archives: Stuart Oklahoma
Larry Boggs, republican candidate for Oklahoma state senate tells SE Oklahoma voters that the GOP is in control & that unless we vote for a GOP senator, then the GOP controlled state senate are not gonna approve our water rights bill nor hear our voices. SE Oklahoma near McAlester area is mostly democrat.
The frightening part of all this is that the subject matter Boggs was referring to was about SE Oklahomans water rights Bill. I dont like my water being held hostage like this.
Larry Boggs is the republican nominee seeking election to the Oklahoma Senate District 7 that is being vacated by Richard C. Lerblance (democrat). Bogg’s opponent is J. Paul Lane, the democratic nominee. Election is November 6, 2012.
This political candidate forum sponsored by Mcalester News-capital, in Mcalester, Oklahoma. This event was held on Oct 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Kiamichi Center in Mcalester. Approximately 200 people attended.
Could (R-OK) Larry Boggs be the Salvation to Rural Oklahoma? Urban Oklahoma Senators vs. Rural Oklahoma
At Oklahoma GOP event, republicans introduced to GOP Larry Boggs who’s running for Oklahoma State Senate seat 7th district. Democrat State Senator Richard Lerblance is bowing out of forthcoming election, so Oklahoma republicans in the 7th district appear to be backing GOP Larry Boggs to win that seat. BTW, there’s rumor that District 7 has been remapped to include parts of Hughes County.
Sometimes Oklahoma rural folks feel alienated & ignored by the urban state senators. It’s like Oklahoma urban senators give better treatment & a willing ear to the concerns of the folks who live in Oklahoma City, but forsake the rural folks who are all but forgotten, and have to accept the left-overs or nothing at all. The fix to this social disparagement is the root of Larry Boggs’ platform.
This GOP event was held in McAlester, OK on January 31, 2012 at Angels Diner (conference meeting room). Larry Boggs was introduced to the republican crowd by Oklahoma GOP State Senator Josh Brecheen.
At this Rural Water District meeting, the directors said that contractors were not working, but I heard them vote to pay them anyway.
I understand that a lot of this money the rural water district got came from Federal & State. So if the contractors are not working, then why would the board vote to pay them? Is this an example of government waste?
This Hughes County Rural Water District 2 regular meeting was held by it’s directors on January 16, 2012 in Stuart, Oklahoma at the Senior Citizen Center.
The following is video taken on July 25, 2011 where an Oklahoma state representative Brian Renegar spoke to the town’s citizens about this Rural Water district would be getting government money.
Also, according to USDA Rural Development July 20, 2011 news release, Hughes County Rural Water District #2 secured a $1.48 million USDA Rural Development grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The press release also said: “The “stimulus” grant, coupled with an $840,000 loan and technical assistance from USDA Rural Development, will be used to rehabilitate three existing wells and develop two additional wells within the district”.
At a January 26, 2012 annual meeting of Hughes County Rural Water District #2 in Stuart Oklahoma, the minutes of 2011 annual meeting that was read by Secretary/Treasurer Janet Frederick were disputed by water customer (member). After this dispute, membership voted not to approve those minutes until the board of directors produced the handwritten minutes for the membership to review. The member disputed the legality of the election of the water district’s chairman – Jim Wilson in reference to term of office. Secretary of the rural water district read minutes of 2011 annual meeting that mentioned that Jim Wilson was re-elected at a 2011 annual meeting.
Another member – Ronda Talley, at the January 26, 2012 meeting made motion to not approve the 2011 annual meeting minutes. The motion overwhelming carried to not approve those minutes.
Prior to this January 2012 annual meeting, most of the board of directors told the membership that they did not know when their term of office expired. Many water customers in this water district had been questioning the legality of the term of office and elections of the district’s board of directors that the board claims to had occurred at an alleged prior meeting.
At a chaotic Rural Water District # 2 meeting, a resident said that the water operator told him that he was advised that anyone with livestock to shut their water meter off. Another resident told board members that it would be cold day in hell before they shut water off to his livestock. Rural Water district manager, Vivian Moody replied “.. what’s more important? people’s lives or their livestock?
Part of the problem is that residents mostly in Stuart, Oklahoma are not getting any water or water that comes out to a trickle. Some of them wanted to know that if they are not getting water, if they have to pay the water bill. Board member replied yes. Residents complained that when they turn on water, air pressure causes the meter to register & that they are getting charged for it.
Also at this meeting, it was revealed that Rural Water District 2 (RWD #2) has only 2 guys working in the field. RWD # 2 chairman acknowledged that the money spent on chemicals is going down the drain.
Another resident complained that it took RWD #2 six months to fix water leak.
Vivian Moody started complaining about Oklahoma DEQ because it was inspecting her Water District which she felt had deprived her of putting the maintenance guys to work.
This Rural Water District meeting was held at the Senior Citizens Center in Stuart, Oklahoma on July 18, 2011. Approximately 60 people attended.
“Stuart Under Boil Order”
NewsOK news article:
Water woes plague Hughes County residents
McAlester News Capital:
“Stuart residents told to stop watering livestock”
McAlester News Capital:
Stuart Oklahoma water district has history of violations
Water Wells in Store for Rural Oklahoma
McAlester News Capital:
State cites Hughes Co. water district – Donations pour in for Stuart area residents