City View E-newsletter April 2017

2018 GENERAL BOND PROPOSAL

On June 12, 2018, the Midwest City Council unanimously approved a resolution which calls for an August 28th Special Election to vote on four (4) propositions which, if approved, would fund many improvements needed in the community.  Each proposition is designed to meet important needs in essential categories of municipal services.  Proposition #1 will allocate $15,965,000 which will be used to repair 249 residential streets throughout the community.  Proposition #2 will allocate $5,560,000 which will be used to renovate the City’s water booster station and storage facility located on Felix Place next to Country Estates Elementary School.  Proposition #3 will allocate $21,635,000 which will be used to make extensive investments to the City’s parks and recreation facilities.  Proposition #4 will allocate $10,490,000 which will be used to make important public safety improvements including a new animal shelter.
 
Each proposition will be voted on separately.   Approval of any of the propositions will authorize the City to issue General Obligation Bonds in the amount approved.  The proceeds from selling bonds generate the funds to undertake these projects.  The bonds will have a 25 year term.  Property taxes will be the source of revenue to pay off the bonds.  This would impact every property owner approximately $8-$9 per month per $100,000 in net assessed value.  Example:  A homeowner with a net assessed home value of $100,000 would see an increase of about $100 per year or $8 to $9 per month. There may be additional tax benefits for those who qualify. Please check with your tax consultant.
 
Further information on the General Obligation Bond Issue can be found on the City’s website at www.midwestcityok.org.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORNER


SOONER ROSE SHOPPING CENTER UPDATE
 
Save the date:  April 26, 2019!
 
If all goes well, this date will feature the premier of the Midwest City Warren Theatre.  Crews have been working hard - sometimes starting in the wee hours of the morning –just to keep concrete pours on schedule.  They have already completed the floor of the building and are about to start forming the walls.  In fact, we could see the walls up before the end of June.

Just across the field from the Warren, excavation has begun on Andy’s Altitude 1291 Entertainment Center.  We expect to see the issuance of a building permit within the next three weeks with a grand opening to occur around the same time as the theater.
 
Our new Burlington Store is still on schedule for a September grand opening.
 
As usual, all schedules are weather dependent.
 
RESTAURANT NEWS
 
It is with a heavy heart we must relay the news that the Zoë’s Mediterranean Kitchen slated for Midwest City has apparently lost its pulse.  We were informed of this project’s passing, even while construction plans lay on the exam table awaiting treatment. You may remember we discussed this possible new addition to Town Center Plaza in last month’s newsletter.  Evidently, Zoë‘s got cold feet on the Eastern Oklahoma County market.
 
While we lament the passing of Zoë‘s, we are elated to reveal that we have received plans for a new XXXXXX Pizza location in Midwest City!  Documents are still under review, but we expect a permit to be issued next week.  We apologize for the secrecy, but we’ve recently learned not to announce future locations for anything (See previous paragraph).
 
 It’s really not our position to recommend restaurants, but we would be amiss if we didn’t let everyone know about the grand opening of Brielle’s Bistro, 9205 NE 23rd Street.  Breielle’s offers made-to-order meals with a Southern twist.  We’ve been told they’re closed on Mondays.
 
Vesa’s Soul Food, 8937 NE 10th Street, is another north side gem that is worth a try.  Vesa’s recently received a rave review in an Oklahoma Gazette critique, which has had obvious impact on customer traffic.
One word:  Catfish. 
Enough said.

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