City View E-newsletter April 2017

ONG FRANCHISE AGREEMENT ON JUNE 11 BALLOT

On Tuesday, June 11 Midwest City residents will vote on a franchise agreement between our City and Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG). Franchise agreements are contracts with utilities that use our rights of way in order to provide services to our community. The franchise agreement is the common way that the utilities and the City agree on the rules, rights and fees associated with using public property (our rights of way) for private purposes. Most franchise agreements cover an extended period of time, such as the 25 year agreement residents will vote on June 11. Our current 25 year franchise agreement with ONG expires on July 14, 2019. (More information and sample ballot here.) 

Residential street and curb

UPDATE ON BOND PROJECTS

Outdoor Warning Sirens
Ten new outdoor warning sirens were installed in April and early May. The sirens replaced the older sirens and are strategically located throughout our city. The new sirens have improved technology and multi-directional sound. The sirens are tested on the first and third Saturday at noon, if weather permits. 
Street Improvements  
The phase 1 of the neighborhood street repairs is out to bid and is expected to start within the next 90 days. 
Animal Welfare Center  
The contract for design was awarded to Selser Schaefer Architects of Tulsa. Renderings are anticipated in the fall. Once the design is completed, the bid process will start with construction expected to begin in 2020. 
Radio Replacement (Fire)  
City Council approved the purchase and installation of radios for the Fire Department at their May 14 meeting.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (Fire)  
Contracts for the self-contained breathing apparatus, air compressor fill stations, and integrated carbon monoxide detectors were awarded by Council in May.
Issuance of the Bonds 
On February 12 of this year the City Council voted to award the sale of $20 million in General Obligation Bonds with a 25-year interest rate of 3.17333% based on the City's excellent bond rating of AA-. On May 14, the Council approved the sale of $17.25 million in GO bonds with a 25-year interest rate of 2.78111%. The third and final phase of the bond issuance will be in early 2020.

Vaughn Sullivan Selected for APWA OK Recognition

VAUGHN SULLIVAN RECOGNIZED

Midwest City’s Public Works Director Vaughn Sullivan was recently selected as a Top 10 Public Works Leader of the Year by the American Public Works Association Oklahoma Chapter (APWA OK). The award was presented to Sullivan at the May 28 City Council meeting by Brandon Huxford of the APWA OK.

The APWA Top Ten Public Works Leader of the Year program honors excellence and dedication in public service by recognizing career service achievements of individual public works professionals.

DISCOVER OKLAHOMA AT RENO SWIM & SLIDE

Last week Discover Oklahoma was at Reno Swim & Slide filming a segment about our pool. The segment will likely air in mid-June. When we learn the date it will air, we will share that information on the City of Midwest City - Government Facebook page. 

Discover Oklahoma interviewing pool manager

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Sat., June 8 - Tinker Intertribal Council Pow Wow,  from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno Ave. Free, family-friendly event. 


Sat., June 15 - 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 enthusiasts to admire!

Sat. June 15 - Buick Club of America Car Show Main car show is from 9 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. Come out for the indoor swap meet at 8 a.m. Open to the public; spectators are free. All events at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd.

Fri. , June 28 - Mommy and Sun Luau from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.at Reno Swim & Slide, 101 S. Douglas Blvd. Tickets are $8 each. Find more info here

Thurs., July 4 - Tribute to Liberty at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno Avenue. This is our annual family-centered patriotic celebration with musical performances, food trucks and a spectacular fireworks display! Admission is free!

Tribute to Liberty 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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