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City says goodbye to Judge Steve Conatser

As the world celebrated the holidays and counted down the days to the end of a tumultuous year, many Bartlesville residents and City of Bartlesville staff were rocked by the death of one of their own: Municipal Judge Steve Conatser passed away at his home on Dec. 24. He was 72.

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Grant to provide funding for utility, rental, nutrition assistance

Public hearing set for 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave.

The City Council on Monday voted in support of an application process for the City to access grant funding through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for COVID-19 relief funding following a presentation by Assistant City Planner Nancy Warring.

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John Gerkin named acting municipal judge

Resumes for permanent position accepted through January 31

Retired Special Judge John M. Gerkin has been appointed to temporarily fill the position of municipal judge for the City of Bartlesville following the death of Judge James S. Conatser last month. Gerkin will act as the City’s municipal court judge until a permanent replacement is found.

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Your Questions Q&A

When will the virus shots become available and/or when should I apply to get on the list?

The COVID-19 vaccination program is being coordinated by the Washington County Health Department and Washington County Emergency Management Office, not the City of Bartlesville. Because the City isn’t involved in administering the vaccines or coordinating the program, City staff cannot ensure that the most accurate, up to date information is being relayed as this situation has thus far been subject to frequent changes.

Therefore, the Washington County Health Department and the Washington County Emergency Management Office are the best sources of information about vaccinations. Information is available on their Facebook pages, Washington CHD and Washington County Emergency Management. The agencies can also be reached by calling WCHD at 918.335.3005 or WCEM at 918.331.2710.

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Trash routes amended for MLK Day holiday

City of Bartlesville offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, and trash routes will be amended that week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Monday trash routes that would normally be serviced on Jan. 18 will be serviced on Wednesday, Jan. 20, that week due to the holiday. Monday customers should put their trash at the collection point no later than 6 a.m. on Jan. 20.

The City Recycle Center, located at 10th Street and Virginia Avenue, will be closed Monday as well.

Police and fire services will continue as normally scheduled, with no interruptions.

City offices will re-open and services will resume as normally scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19