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Mayor Brown's last council meeting, tattoo ordinance unchanged

Mayor Gene Brown Mayor Gene Brown
Johnny Shahan Johnny Shahan

DUNCAN, Okla._The City of Duncan bid farewell to longtime Mayor Gene Brown, who has been involved in Duncan's government for over 25 years.

Mayor Brown was recognized for his service while attending his last Duncan City Council meeting as mayor. Brown lost his re-election bid earlier this month. He said while he regretted it was his last official meeting, he was excited about the past 8 years he was able to serve as mayor.

"I just want to say thanks to everyone. It was a great pleasure and opportunity for me to meet a lot of people and I've learned a lot from it. I've built relations with people all over the state of Oklahoma. I feel like I've gained more from it then others have. I want everyone to know the things we were able to accomplish in Duncan was not my doing, but working with others to get it done. It was a team effort, so it was an honor and privilege to be on that team and to serve our city," said Mayor Brown.

Brown's last meeting featured a debate over the city's tattoo ordinance, which requires tattoo shops to be at least 1,000 feet from any school, church or playground. Johnny Shahan had pushed for the change. He lives in Duncan, but operates a tattoo shop in Lawton where the ordinance is not as strict. Duncan's zoning committee had approved the request last week, but the City Council rejected the proposal.

The tattoo ordinance remains unchanged.

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