I have often wished that property owners would have to write two checks when paying their annual ad valorem tax. This would help taxpayers realize the breakdown of where their money goes and how little the county receives.
Projects in District 2 continue to progress. The much anticipated asphalt job on Midwest between Simmons and Waterloo was completed June 19. The next phase of the 5 mile project is clearing trees from right-of-way on Forrest Hills (No Name) between Pine and Midwest, in preparation to pave that mile.
In a previous update I wrote about a paving project on Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. Atlas Paving Company, which was awarded the bid to lay the asphalt, recently informed us that due to problems with their asphalt plant the start date for the project has been rescheduled for June 21 or 22, weather permitting.
The Pollard Presents “ LA CAGE aux FOLLES” from June 08 to June 30th Much revived, most recently in a 2010 production transferred to Broadway from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, La Cage Aux Folles remains one of the all time biggest hits, adding new dimension to the boulevard comedy.
After extensive work in clearing ditches and establishing road base, bids were sent out for asphalting Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. The bids were opened March 30th and the project awarded to Atlas Paving Company for $91,350.00. This cost will provide for 2 ½” of asphalt 22’ wide.
This year’s legislative session recently ended. This was when legislators experience a tremendous amount of stress as they work against the constitutionally mandated closure of the session.
Oklahoma state government will become more efficient and transparent as a result of a series of recently approved legislation. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a number of government modernization initiatives originating from the House Government Modernization Committee.
The Bow Wow Luau is this Saturday, June 2 at 6:30p.m. It is a fundraiser for Friends of Guthrie Animals, known as FOGAS. The mission of FOGAS is to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted animals at local animal shelters, to promote community awareness and utilization of the spay and neuter services provided by FOGAS and […]
These email updates frequently opine about the need to modernize government processes. I certainly want to practice what I preach and apply these same concepts to my office.
There are a lot of exciting things happening in Guthrie this summer!
We are gearing up for our Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market beginning June 2nd. If you are interested in participating this year please make sure you get your application turned into the Chamber Office this week. We look forward to having another successful season!
Over the next few days, the Legislature will consider a proposal to reduce Oklahoma’s income tax. This year, Oklahoma state government will have more than $200 million of new growth revenue to spend. I believe it is vital for this revenue to go back to the taxpayers who over financed state government. This is important, […]
In May of 2011 we ground up the chip seal on Westminster going north from Waterloo. The pavement had gotten into such poor condition it was no longer feasible to maintain it. After it was ground up we had a very dry summer which caused wash-boarding on the road. We spread shale in some of […]
I suspect many Oklahomans envision that their state budget is carefully deliberated through the legislative committee system. They may believe the committee members understand the nuance for each significant agency expenditure under their purview and carefully vote on and approve proposed new budgets with each line item being built from zero up to a level […]
Our next big project is the FreeWheel which I mentioned several months ago. We now have less than a month to finalize plans for the 850 bike riders that will be descending on us. It’s important for all restaurants to know how busy they will be that Wednesday, June 13th.
An American proverb says, “If you can’t ride two horses at once, you shouldn’t be in the circus.”
Last Monday, the web developers from the ok.gov organization released a new update to the state’s official website located at ok.gov. Each day hundreds of Oklahomans use this site to interact with state government agencies. The new update reflects the fact that those accessing the site do so from a variety of platforms. The site […]
Tuesday, May 8th from noon to 1:00 we will have our regularly scheduled Educational Series with Insurance Commissioner John Doak. He would like to discuss insurance issues, including workers compensation that business owners may be having in the state. This would allow him to take issues to the Capital and try to obtain resolution.
Larry Stevens Pastor of Noble Avenue Baptist Church In 1965, the Interstate 40 Crosstown Bridge was built just south of downtown Oklahoma City. It was a wonderful way to move traffic through Oklahoma City, and proved to be a wonderful asset as it enhanced the flow of traffic through Oklahoma City.
I hear often from House District 31 constituents regarding their frustration with the ever increasing encroachment of the federal government. From the fear of new healthcare policies to dealing with aggressive new environmental regulations, these constituents express their feelings of helplessness about their ability to have their voices heard. They want us to do something […]