City View E-newsletter April 2017
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Why should I complete the census?


Because you're valuable! Each person counted is worth an estimated $1,675 (each year) in federal dollars to Oklahoma over the next ten years. These funds will support infrastructure, health, social welfare and education. You can help make our community better!

The Census Bureau is legally bound to handle all data confidentially. Private information is not shared with anyone or any other agency. For more information, click here.

10 SPACE HEATER SAFETY TIPS AND FACTS


It's cold outside, and some of us are using space heaters to help stay warm. Below, we've included some safety tips as well as some facts to stay safe and fire-free.

  1. DO - Turn space heaters off and unplug when you go to sleep or leave a room.
  2. DON'T - Use an extension cord or power strip. Plug directly into wall.
  3. FACT - Nearly half of home heating equipment fires are reported Dec-Feb.
  4. DO - Keep space heaters three feet away from anything that can burn or melt.
  5. DON'T - Place on tables or any unstable surface with risk of tipping.
  6. FACT - 44% of home heating fires involve space heaters.
  7. DO - Teach everyone in your home how to properly operate the space heater.
  8. DON'T - Put cords under rugs, furniture, or carpet. Keep unit clear of these items.
  9. FACT - Space heaters are involved in 86% of home fire deaths.
  10. DO - Install smoke alarms on every floor and near sleeping areas. Check monthly.
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FREE Tax Preparation with VITA


IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare federal and state income taxes for our low and moderate income residents again this year from February 4 through April 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Official sign in begins at 12 noon. Line numbers are available beginning at 10 a.m. Please note, there are no appointments as the assistance is available on a first come, first serve basis with limited capacity. Be sure to bring your photo ID, SSN/Tax ID, wage and earnings statement, copies of last year's federal and state returns, and dates of birth for anyone in your household.

East Oak Landfill, Another Great Option


As a resident of Midwest City, you can dispose of trash and debris at the East Oak Landfill located at 3201 Mosley Rd. in Oklahoma City. To take advantage of the City's discounted rates, be sure to take a copy of a current Midwest City utility bill and a driver's license that matches the information on the bill.

  • A car or pickup is charged $25 per load
  • A vehicle with a trailer (max. 16 feet) is charged $50 per load
The disposal facility accepts non-hazardous residential solid waste, organic waste, and construction or demolition debris. Click here for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Daddy-Daughter Dance is set for Saturday, February 8th at the Reed Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road in Midwest City.The event is for daughters ages 3-14 and allows young girls and their daddies (or father figures) to dress up and enjoy an evening of dancing. Tickets are $15 if purchased in person at the Parks and Recreation Office in the Nick Harroz Community Center at 200 N. Midwest Blvd. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com for additional fees. There will be three sessions limited to the first 300 tickets: 4 to 5:30 p.m.; 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and 8 to 9:30 p.m. The Candy Land theme will feature carriage rides, photos, dancing and light refreshments.

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Reno Swim & Slide

Reno Swim & Slide Early Bird Season Passes will be available for purchase beginning March 2 at the Nick Harroz Community Center, 200 N Midwest Blvd between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Passes are $35 each. You can also book your private party in person or by calling (405) 739-1293.

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CONNECT WITH US!

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If you are a member of the neighborhood social media site Next Door (www.nextdoor.com), watch for our posts there as well.

We are on Cox Channel 20 where our City Council meetings are aired live every second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. The meetings are also live streamed on our YouTube channel. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


If you or someone you know is looking for new employment opportunities, you can visit the job opportunities section of our website.  

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