Edmond police were called to the Chapel Ridge Apartments, 501 W 15th St., more than anywhere else in the city during 2009.
Officers went to the apartments 404 times, according to Edmond Police Department’s 2009 annual report released this week.
Rolling Greens Apartments, 400 E Danforth Road, was next in line with 294 calls for an officer during the year. Officers were called to Bryant Place Apartments, 1600 Kickingbird Road, 256 times during the 12-month period.
Coming in fourth and fifth place are two of the city’s busiest intersections.…
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Bethany City council members March 16 will consider an agreement with the state Transportation Department for two road improvement projects using funds from the federal economic stimulus package.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at city hall, 6700 NW 36.
If approved, crews would overlay Rockwell Avenue from NW 16 to NW 23 and on NW 36 from Rockwell to Hammond avenues.
The state Transportation Department has been authorized to use $589,898 in stimulus funds for the project.
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It is published annually by the authority and sponsored by Francis Tuttle Technology Center.
The abstract offers information about Edmond’s residential and commercial real estate markets, retail and hotel development, taxable sales statistics and public and higher education information.
“This information is critical to the (authority’s) recruitment efforts and plays a significant role in a company’s decision to expand their business in Edmond,” said Janet Yowell, the authority’s executive director.…
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Yukon city officials are planning a project to build a new facility to house Fire Station 2.
At a previous meeting, city council members selected Oklahoma City-based Triad Design Group to provide architectural services for a new station.
Fire Station 2 will be on State Highway 66 (E Main Street) west of Mustang Road. It will replace the existing station next to the police department at 102 S Ranchwood Blvd.
Triad Design Group will be paid $390,000.
According to the contract, the company is responsible for conducting studies, surveys and developing possible construction plans.…
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City and Edmond Economic Development Authority officials are continuing to campaign for people to shop in Edmond.
The biggest reason for this push is the economic downturn has decreased the amount of sales tax money available to run city government and its services.
Posters listing reasons why to shop in Edmond can be seen all over the city.
The number one reason to spend money in Edmond is because the sales tax is 7.75 percent, less than most surrounding areas.
Other reasons are:
Shopping in Edmond supports local merchants who contribute to local fundraising and pay property taxes that help fund public schools.…
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Bethany City Council members this week approved an agreement that allows Bethany police to house some inmates in Yukon City jail if they are sentenced to more than 10 days.
The city currently pays the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department $42.58 per inmate per day to use its jail space. Yukon currently charges $30 per inmate per day for municipalities to use its jail.
As part of the agreement, Bethany would be responsible for inmate records, attorney’s fees if an inmate files litigation for wrongful arrests, and repairs if an inmate causes damage to the facility.
Yukon would provide basic medical care for the inmates, including over-the-counter medications, but Bethany would continue to pay the cost of hospitalization, prescription medication and surgical or dental treatment.…
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Edmond Mayor Patrice Douglas reappointed five people to city boards and commissions.
Kay Bickham, a former city council member, was reappointed to the board of adjustments and board of appeals. Her term ends February 2013.
Bill Horn, a key member of the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport Board, was reappointed. His new term ends February 2013.
Ken Rees was appointed for his second term on the Capital Projects and Financing Task Force. His term expires March 2013.
Joe Downs was reappointed to the Public Works Committee until May 2011.…
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Canadian County residents can vote in the primary special election today for the Canadian County District 3 commissioner’s seat.
The Republican candidates are Audre Knott, 41; Joshua C. Moore, 34; Jack Stewart, 60; Ray Melvin, 66; and Daniel Pugh, 58.
Knott, Moore and Melvin reside in El Reno, Stewart is from Yukon and Pugh is a Calumet resident.
The Democratic candidates are C.A. Wilkinson, 68, of El Reno and John Y. Morris, 47, of Calumet.
The primary election is March 2, and the general election is April 6. Grant Hedrick held the seat until he died Nov.…
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Norman city election is Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m.
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The increases, ranging from 50 cents to $1, is expected to bring in $50,000 of additional revenue.
City council members approved the fee increases this week. Increases were proposed by the KickingBird Golf Advisory Board after comparing Edmond’s prices to those at nearby golf courses.
The last increase was in spring 2008.
Officials have identified over $45,000 in needed improvements.
“We need to increase rates to replace aging assets, cover increases in operational expenses and make capital improvements,” said Brian Soerensen, head PGA professional at KickingBird.
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