City of Tulsa and bus manufacturer company debates over lease renewal

The city of Tulsa found a 20-year-old tenant IC Bus of Oklahoma in January with a lease default

for its 1 million square feet owned property. The city has thus notified its parent company

Navistar regarding the termination of the lease on Fev 14th but the company expressed their intention

of extending the lease-up until May 29th and both parties agreed to this.

The company is a local school bus manufacturer with 1600 employees, the agreement originally

took place in late 1999 to Navistar for as long as it dutifully maintains the facility well.

The assessment carried out by Cynergy in August reported under maintenance after thoroughly

examining roofing, heating, electrical and plumbing system.

Navistar's president of operations, Phil Christman said “Over the past 20 years, we’ve been

able to create 1,600 good-paying manufacturing jobs, “We spend $750 million each year with

vendors and suppliers, and support more than 100 local businesses. We do not understand why

City officials suddenly want to break the long-term framework and threaten to evict us.”

The lease was originally drafted for a term of 15 years which could be extended by five more

years on renewal of the lease, but in case of violations of terms stated in the agreement the lease can be terminated.

Tulsa Mayor G.T Bynum said “The City of Tulsa is currently negotiating the renewal of a lease on

one million square feet of industrial work space owned by the citizens of Tulsa, The tenant has

leased that space for two decades at a total lease price of one dollar. The only thing required of

the tenant under their contract is that they properly maintain this taxpayer-owned facility so it is


“A public relations campaign launched (Tuesday) grossly mischaracterizes these

negotiations in an obvious attempt to politicize them. My response: the citizens of Tulsa will not

be played for suckers. I remain confident we can identify common ground to secure jobs and

properly maintain this facility. We’ve done so with great success during my time as mayor with

other tenants, and I see no reason why this case would be any different.”

The original lease said Navistar may have 500 employees by the end of 2001 and 1,200 by the

end of 2005, The Tulsa plant now employs 1,600, according to the company.

Plant manager Rodney Tharp said “The lease was built on the ability to provide jobs

and revenue locally, We’ve been able not only to do that, but we’ve exceeded that by about 30


The city demanded Navistar to improve those facilities that are compromised which include

painting, carpeting, extensive LED lighting, parking lot and road resurfacing and the replacement

of freight elevators.

To this Tharp said “I don’t think the value of new carpet is worth putting 1,600 jobs at risk,

putting brand-new elevators in a plant that doesn’t use elevators, I don’t know how that is going

to help John Smith out here who is having to put rivets in a bus do his job better.”

Navistar stressed on how much they have been contributing indirectly to the local workers,

the plant which manufactures 75 buses a day pays $19 per hour as starting wages while

experienced workforce get up to $32 per hour, thus contributing as much as $60 million to local

workers annually.

He urged the local employees to join the "Save Tulsa Jobs" campaign and express their support

to protecting their jobs.
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Two missing children’s mother in custody, police are still searching

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The dive teams looked for the children in the ponds surrounding the place where the children were last spotted.

Although they have used all that the department has, Chief Franklin says that they are appealing the public to help in bringing the kids home. As per the officers, one of their family members was the last person to see the children.

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West-Nile-Virus-carrying mosquitoes detected in Tulsa

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THD functions on an efficient budget to control mosquito populations by nationally-recognized mosquito surveillance programs which also helps to affirm the presence of mosquito-borne illnesses in the community. The target of the surveillance is to identify the presence of mosquitoes, to know its abundance, species, make a hazard appraisal, and give a premise to control. Control strategies incorporate larviciding and spraying when required. The mosquito surveillance has implemented new testing guidelines and is working to trap potential WNV positive mosquitoes as soon as possible. Every year since 2003, human cases of WNV disease are observed in Tulsa County. The virus infects human via mosquito bites, and the symptoms of this disease include headache, sudden onset of fever, muscle weakness and dizziness. Precautions to be taken are:

  • Do not dump waste materials in stagnant water and drain out such items, so that mosquitoes do not get a place to breed.
  • Use DEET containing, or CDC approved mosquito repellents.
  • Ensure gutters are not clogged.
  • Encourage people around you to dump and drain as well as use repellents.

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For allegedly robbing two banks, Tulsa fire captain arrested

Skiatook police arrested Captain Jerry Brown of Tulsa Fire Department on alleged charges of robbing two banks. He was taken into custody on Monday and charged for a bank robbery and concealing stolen property knowingly.

His involvement was found in two bank robberies – one that happened on March 12 at the Oklahoma Capitol Bank and the other on May 7 at the Exchange Bank in Sperry.

A similarity was found as per the police records with suspect descriptions. Further, in both the robberies, it was found that the suspect asked the teller to take him to the vault so as to open the ATM. As per the witnesses, the suspect drove a Silver Chevy Equinox and had a dirt coating on the side tire of the rear driver.

Further, it was the teller who contacted the FBI and ruled out Brow as a possible suspect. When investigated, the police got suspicious that Brown has embezzled money from a construction account. Further, the deposited money was identified.

Police took in Brown's mom drove a silver 2012 Chevy Equinox and upon assessment took in the Chevy Equinox had similar earth covering on the back tires.

He is being held in Osage County on a $20,000 bond. He is additionally confronting a $50,000 hold from Tulsa County for the bank burglary in Sperry.

Various organizations are engaged with the examination, including Skiatook police, Sperry police, Tulsa police, and the FBI.

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A man was stabbed by his stepson, injured in back and later died in the hospital, said Police

A man who says that he stabbed his stepfather was arrested by the Owasso police on Sunday morning.

The police were informed of the incident, and police arrived in a home in the 8400 block of North 116 East Avenue. After the arrival, police found a man injured on his back in the house whose man is not released, said Owasso police.

The man was immediately taken to the hospital, but he died in the hospital due to injury.

According to the press release by Owasso police, “The incident is still under investigation, but appears to have stemmed from an argument and physical altercation between family members.”

Jordan Kuykendall,23, the victim's stepson, was arrested by the police for domestic assault and murder, said Owasso Police.

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State and local leaders consider Okholama as the best place for this new Cybertruck Gigafactory.

There were various tweets:

Elon Musk: “Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be the central USA.”

In reply to this tweet, Sean Couplen tweeted: “My name is Sean Kouplen and I am Secretary of Commerce for Oklahoma. The electric vehicle capital of the world (200+ charging stations), lowest cost biz state, 2nd lowest utility cost, amazing quality of life and best labour force. Please meet with me and our Gov!”

And afterwards, there’s the smooth site of obscure source with a not family-accommodating name that puts forth a valiant effort to catch viewers’ eye and put forward the defence for Tulsa.

What’s more? The Twitter account- similar name

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"I am most sorry that the life you could have been unjustly stolen from you, and I know that no apology can change what has happened to you," Seabold said in a statement.

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