OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in January were $714.5 million and came in at $58.1 million, or 8.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $118.5 million, or 19.9 percent, above collections in January of 2018. Total collections over the first seven months of the fiscal year are $203.7 million, or 5.7 percent, above […]
For the fourth straight month, sales tax receipts for the City of Guthrie fell below last year’s numbers. However, the use tax more than doubled for the month of February. “Combined sales and use tax the City has collected roughly $83,000 less this budget year as compared to the same five months of fiscal year […]
The Guthrie Board of Education will meet Thursday evening and are expected to approve ballot language for a $19.25 million bond election. School officials are hopeful to continue the school district’s momentum. The district is aiming for a $19,250,000 bond proposal over five years until 2024. If the agenda item is approved on Thursday evening […]
Guthrie Public Schools was awarded a $30,000 grant from TSET for promoting healthy living. The presentation came at halftime of the Lady Jays basketball game on Friday night. The grant will go toward additional playground improvements at Charter Oak Elementary School. TSET officials presented the check to Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson, Chief Financial Officer Michelle Chapple […]
One of the final touches for the 2015 successful school bond projects for Guthrie Public Schools was awarded last week. The Board of Education approved the renovation of the Guthrie High School’s HVAC system. The school district received three bids for the project. The lowest bid of $1.68 million was awarded to Innovative Mechanical, who […]
Streaming service Netflix announced Tuesday that it would be raising prices across all of its plans by 13 to 18 percent. Netflix’s most basic plan will now be $8.99 per month, up from $7.99, while its Standard plan with HD quality, the company’s most popular offering, will increase from $10.99 to $12.99, the company says. Its Premium […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in December were $620.6 million and came in at $50.2 million, or 8.8 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is $108.0 million, or 21.1 percent, above collections in December of 2017. Total collections over the first six months of the fiscal year are $145.6 million, or 4.9 percent, […]
Guthrie Public Schools learned last week they will receive less dollars in state aid after the midyear adjustment numbers were released by the State Department of Education (SDE). A reduction the school district knew was coming. “We were planning on this. This is not a surprise to us. We budgeted for it,” Dr. Mike Simpson […]
For the third straight month, sales tax receipts for the City of Guthrie fell below last year’s numbers, but city officials remain optimistic. The City collected $539,076.20 in sales tax revenue for the month of January, which is minus 11.07 percent ($67,106.64) when compared to last January. For the four months of the current fiscal […]
The Guthrie city council unanimously voted Monday evening to give the city manager a bonus. Following an executive session meeting of forty minutes, the council voted 6-0 to give Leroy Alsup a bonus of $2,500. Mayor Steve Gentling says the bonus is an appreciation and endorsement for his work in the past year. Vice Mayor […]
City officials are hoping the second time is the charm in winning a grant that will help remove the underground bridge on Harrison Ave., make improvements to downtown stormwater issues and add roundabouts. In a special meeting Monday evening, the Guthrie city council unanimously voted 6-0 to apply for the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments […]
Janie Carey, Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up board member (middle), presents a $1,482 grant to Charter Oak Elementary School representatives Carmen Walters, elementary director (left), and Jeff Ball Charter Oak Elementary School principal.
The Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up board recently approved a $1,482 grant to Charter Oak Elementary School to help fund a new playground. Charter Oak Elementary School is a new facility within the Guthrie Public School District. The school was funded by a bond, the first of its kind to pass in 12 years. […]
Guthrie officers Scott Betterton (L) and Zach Gales accept a donation from the Territorial Riders.
The Territorial Riders made their annual donation last week to the Christmas with a Cop program to help local children have a memorable holiday season. The motorcycle organization donated $1291 to the Guthrie Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 105, who helped shop and spend time with local children over the weekend. The annual event is […]
The staff at Katie’s Diner is looking for support from the community to help render aid to the fire victims, who were displaced following an apartment fire earlier this month. Fire ran rampant throughout the Woodpark Apartments on December 3, killing 14-year-old Saul Bernal and displacing several families. Related article: Fatal apartment fire claims 14 year […]
While the City of Guthrie has seen a decrease in sales tax receipts to start the new fiscal year, the City Use Tax receipts is surging over 50 percent. Use tax receipts were up sharply in December from the same time a year earlier, along with October and November. The main factor in the increases […]
Lagging oil prices not expected to hit GRF until January
LOKLAHOMA CITY — General Revenue Fund collections in November were$502.2 million and came in at$75.0 million, or 17.5 percent, above the monthly estimate. This amount is$111.5 million, or 28.6 percent, above collections in November of 2017, which is mostly due to law changes that took effect this year. Total collections over the first five months of the fiscal […]
For the second straight month, sales tax dollars are down for the City of Guthrie. The City of Guthrie Sales Tax Collection for December 2018 is $60,370.64, or 10.43 percent, less than want was collected in December 2017. For the first three months of the City’s budget year (fiscal year 2018-19) sales tax collections are […]
Photo shows Charter Oak Road to the west and the proposed future site of a sidewalk to Douglas Blvd. Photo courtesy of Kathy Hayes.
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a sidewalk application grant that would install a walk way for the newly built school in southern Logan County. However, the BOCC in the future will need to decide how to pay for the project.
Eskridge Chevrolet General Manager Billy Clark and salesman Gregg Gumerson made a special trip to Charter Oak Elementary School Wednesday afternoon to make another donation to the school.
The City of Guthrie has been approved for a grant that will add a splash pad and playground project inside Mineral Wells Park. The city council will now vote to accept and match the 50-50 grant.