City View E-newsletter April 2017
Siren installation

NEW OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS

Ten new outdoor warning sirens are being installed this week in the same locations as the previous sirens. The new sirens are better technology and have improved capabilities. They are omnidirectional so they sound in all directions at the same time - this makes the sound of the sirens different from the previous ones. You can hear the new sirens when they are tested on the first and third Saturday of the month at noon.

Just a reminder that outdoor warning sirens are intended to warn you when you are outdoors and are not intended to be heard indoors. For indoor warning, be sure you have an NOAA Weather Alert Radio or an NOAA app for your smart phone. 

Dog in a shelter kennel

UPDATE ON NEW ANIMAL SHELTER

The bond project approved by voters last August is moving forward. After entering into an agreement with Selser Schaefer Architects of Tulsa, we anticipate renderings for the new facility to be completed the end of September. Once the design is complete, we will start the bid process with construction to begin in 2020. Thank you to the voters, and to the members of the Animal Welfare Subcommittee - Dr. Acree, Jana Beller and Council members Susan Eads, Pat Byrne, and Sean Reed. 

In the meantime, we have wonderful animals available for adoption now at our current Animal Welfare Center, 7221 NE 36th.

We are in Oklahoma's season of severe weather. Don't forget to plan for your pet's safety. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross.

PARK NEWS: RESTROOMS, SKATE PARK OPEN

The restrooms are now open in the recently-renovated Optimist Park, 1001 S. Westminster. The pavilion there will be available for rental starting May 4. To reserve the pavilion, give the Parks office a call at 739-1293.

The skate park in Kiwanis Park has been rebuilt and opened. Kiwanis Park is located on Midwest Blvd between Reno and SE 15th St. 

Skate Park
Skate Park
Restrooms at Optimist Park
Restrooms at Optimist Park
Optimist Park Playground
Optimist Park Playground
Children playing soccer

FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION

Youth recreational early bird registration opens May 17th. Register online at www.mwcsoccer.org. The West Ham United Summer Camp is June 14-16. The fall season games begin September 7. 

The MWCSC Complex features a smoke-free facility, paved and lighted parking, indoor restrooms, FIFA/IFAB rules, 99.99% sticker free fields, three full-size lighted fields, and a full concession.

Ourdoor Warning Siren Installation

MAY 3 TORNADO: 20 YEARS LATER

This week is the 20th anniversary of the most costly tornado to ever hit our state. In Midwest City, we lost homes, businesses and four of our residents perished.

We created a informational video to take a look back at how the community was impacted, how we responded and how we've recovered.

Warren Theater before and after

WARREN THEATRE UPDATE

Key Construction Company continues work on the Midwest City Warren Theatre, however 80 days of inclement weather caused unanticipated delays. We expect hiring announcements with a month with a grand opening sometime around the July 1. Robert Coleman, Director of Economic Development, has monitored progress since construction started last year and promises "it will be worth the wait!"

UPCOMING EVENTS

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


Third Saturdays, May - 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 new cars, classics and motorcycles that are on display. Bring your ride for the auto enthusiast to admire!

Fri. & Sat., May 10-11 - Made in Oklahoma Fest from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Rd. More Info

Sat., May 25 - Opening of Reno Swim and Slide at 101 S. Douglas. 

Sat. & Sun., June 1-2 - Star Spangled Salute at Tinker Air Force Base. This is the largest air show in the state. It will feature the US Navy Blue Angels. It's open to the public and admission is free. More info

Sat., June 15 - 2019 Buick Club of America Annual Meet & Car Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rose College commuter parking lot on Hudiburg Dr. 

Made in Oklahoma Fest graphic
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


If you or someone you know is looking for a part-time, seasonal or full-time job, you can visit the job opportunities section of our website.  

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