City View E-newsletter April 2017
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Early bird passes to the Reno Swim and Slide are available now through May 10 at the Nick Harroz Community Center during regular business hours. Early bird passes are $35 each.

Opening day is Saturday, May 25. Find more information on our website.

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Now through April 21, you can order a discounted rain barrel or tumbling composter. Visit our partner UpCycle's website and follow the instructions on the page. Rain barrels are a great way to collect and store rain water for later use for watering your yard, flowers or gardens. In addition to saving on your summer water bill, using rain barrels is great for the environment. If you have any questions about ordering a rain barrel, you can contact the Stormwater Quality Management Department at 739-1040.


Did you know that May is the month with the most tornadoes in our state, with the second most occurring in April? Now is a great time for you to develop an emergency plan and assemble an emergency supply kit. You can find information to help you on our website.

Like many other cities, Midwest City does not have public shelters. We encourage you to stay informed about the weather and have a plan to shelter-in-place at your home or work. If you have a storm shelter at your home, make sure to register it with us so our emergency crews know how to find you in a disaster.

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Strong winds during storm season can damage your fence and cause your pet to run for safety. Without identification, many pets don't make it back home.

A local non-profit, Good Dogma, is partnering with the City to provide free pet identification tags and severe weather planning tips for pets before the storm season hits. Here are the dates and locations for free pet tags:

Saturday, April 6 at MWC Animal Shelter (7221 NE 36th St) - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at Covered in Color in Town Center Plaza - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at Fire Station #1 (8201 E Reno Ave) - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at the MWC Library (8143 E Reno Ave) - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Outdoor Warning Sirens were part of the public safety bond proposition approved by voters last August. The contract for the outdoor warning sirens was awarded and the sirens were delivered this week. The bids are out for the installation and the contract is expected to be awarded at the second Council meeting in March, with installation to begin in April. (Photo shows the outdoor warning sirens as they were delivered this week.)

Find updates on the Bond Projects on our website.

Photo of outdoor warning sirens as they were delivered
Photo of the groundbreaking at Andy's Altitude 1291


Mayor Dukes and Midwest City Council Members Susan Eads, Vice Mayor Pat Byrne, Christine Price Allen, and EspaƱiola Bowen joined the Allison family for a ceremonial groundbreaking on February 21 to mark the beginning of construction on the 26,000 sq. ft. entertainment complex at the Sooner Rose Shopping and Entertainment Center.  (Watch the news story.)

The new luxury-design Warren Theatre is expected to open in late May, in time for the release of the Memorial Day weekend movies. The new Warren Theatre is also located in the Sooner Rose Shopping and Entertainment Center at SE15th and Sooner Road.


Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events. Find more information on our website.

Sat., April 13 - Covered in Color at the Charles J. Johnson Central Park in Town Center Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes an arts and crafts festival and a sidewalk chalk art competition plus live entertainment, food trucks, and a children's area. Free admission and free parking!

Third Saturdays, April - October - Cruise in for Coffee in the parking area of the Santa Fe Cattle Company from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free coffee while you browse the vehicles that participate in this car show.

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Photo of cars on display at Cruise in for Coffee
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Do you, or someone you know, need help with healthcare, housing, food, clothing or utility assistance? Call 2-1-1, a 24-hour resource that provides referral for community-based services for everyday needs, or during times of crisis or disaster. You can speak to someone who cares and knows where to go for help. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, every day, and is a free and confidential call. Translation services are also available.


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