Muskogee fire chief runs afoul of permit policy

Thursday, November 11th 2004, 11:12 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- The fire chief in Muskogee has again failed to follow city requirements to take sealed bids on projects costing more than $2,000.

The Muskogee newspaper reports Chief Robert Hutson did not take bids on a major renovation of a fire station that will cost more than $2,000.

Hutson was reprimanded last year by the city manager for similar actions.

Also, electrical work on the building is reportedly being done without a licensed electrician and no building permit was obtained.

Hutson says it's his understanding that a previous bid advertisement for a different fire station project satisfied the bid requirement.

Hutson says he turned in the application for the building permit late Wednesday afternoon.