It is that time of year when the temperatures start to warm up a little bit, the first brave plants start to peek out from the ground and the smell in the air lets you know that spring is near. During this time of year my wife always has some kind of spring cleaning project […]
Broadway Rd. in District 1 is one of the most heavily traveled major collector routes in Logan County. Plans to replace a “functionally obsolete” 71-year-old narrow bridge on this roadway have been underway for some time. On March 15, ODOT conducted a bid letting and on April 2 plans to award the $1,115,636.70 project to low […]
Last week, legislators had to meet one of the most important legislative deadlines of the year. In order for a bill to stay alive in the legislative process, it had to be approved in its House of origin by last Thursday. Bills not receiving a vote are no longer eligible for additional consideration. A bill […]
Hello! We are excited to announce Mercy Logan Hospital joined the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce this week as a Platinum Sponsor! In 2011, the National Rural Health Association named it one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America. We look forward to working with them this year with our new programs and projects! […]
Another major road project District 2 has planned for the near future is paving Douglas from Waterloo to Forrest Hills. Engineering has been completed and a plan-in-hand meeting was held with our engineer and ODOT. Right-of-way and utility paper work was submitted and the environmental clearance process is underway.
Have you ever heard of Freewheel? It’s a cross-state bicycle ride. Cyclists from around the world gather in southern Oklahoma and spend a week on their bicycles with their friends and family as they cross the Sooner State.
Last week the House approved an important bill by State Rep. TW Shannon. His bill is designed to increase funding for county roads and bridges. Two weeks ago I wrote about the recently released 2012 Transportation Update for roads in and near House District 31. This report can be found online at hd31.org/268 where the […]
I recently attended a Homeowners Association Meeting where members of the HOA were exploring options for funding road improvements within their addition. Since the county has limited resources and approximately 1206 miles to maintain on a shoestring budget, resourcefulness on the part of citizens is much appreciated.
Last week county commissioners for Circuit Engineering Division 5, of which Logan County is a part, met in Oklahoma City. Part of the agenda was to review projects for the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Program (CIRB) 5-year plan for Division 4. The CIRB plan is funded through the Oklahoma State Legislature with current […]
Greetings! We are currently taking applications for this year’s Farmer’s Market. The goal of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce sponsored Guthrie Farmer’s Market is to offer locally or Oklahoma grown fresh produce and related products. With the help of our friend Courtney Thompson at the Logan County Health Dept. we applied for a grant this […]
Hello! We had a full house for our annual banquet last Thursday. We heard rave reviews about the food prepared by the Guthrie Job Corp! I’ve seen a few people since the banquet that had never been and they really had a good time. Thanks to the many folks that contributed their time and goods […]
City Manager’s Desk Matt Mueller Funding is an essential part of any organization, and this is certainly the case at the City of Guthrie. The amount of revenue that comes in directly affects what services the City is able to provide and what projects we are able to prioritize. Since funding plays such a role […]
Work is progressing on preparing Midwest for paving from Charter Oak to Simmons. After clearing trees from the right-of-way, the old chip seal surface was ground up and over 2,000 tons of shale was trucked in from Cashion to establish the road base. New tinhorns were also installed. After a final grade is put on the […]
On January 13, 2012, members of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) met to decide which project applications to fund for the four-year Transportation Improvement Program. District 2 submitted four applications and two scored high enough to be approved for funding.
Each year the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) sends applications to government entities who may wish to apply for Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant funding. REAP is funded by the Oklahoma State Legislature and administered by ACOG. The applications contain a lengthy list of qualifying elements which are rated on a point system, […]
Winter is here after the driest summer ever recorded and road maintenance has kept us quite busy. Using my annual contribution and working with Guthrie, we were successful getting safety striping on Roller Coaster and Prairie Grove from Division to Pine.
Progress is being made toward repaving two miles of Midwest from Waterloo to Charter Oak Rd. This project has been our main focus since we began the work on Sept. 26. We have been able to clear away trees from the right-of-way on the mile between Charter Oak and Simmons and to complete most of […]
On Monday, Sept. 26, District 2 began preparations to pave Midwest from Waterloo to Charter Oak. The first step of the operation is to clear trees from the right-of-way and re-establish rainage. This process may take several weeks to complete and will require heavy equipment on the roadway.
In 1878, Iowa Tribal members began moving into Oklahoma. In 1883 they were given lands within the Sac and Fox Reservation. Originally the tribe’s main settlement was in the Fallis area, but later, headquarters was moved a few miles south of Perkins, where it is today.
The District 2 road crew has been working hard to finish rebuilding Harrah Rd. from SH 105 to CR 75 which was damaged in the 2008 floods. There is a timeline for completing this project since it is being paid for with FEMA funds.