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August 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL IN CHICKASHA Welcome back to school, Chickasha students! We hope you have a great 2019-2020 school year.

UPCOMING EVENTS August 22-24 Grady County Free Fair Grady County Fairgrounds & Event Center August 27 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Junior Social Workers Spaghetti Day Dinner Grady County Fairgrounds North Building Tuesday, September 3 and Monday, September 16 • 6:30 p.m. Chickasha City Council Meeting Council Chambers, Second Floor of City Hall (117 N. 4th St.) Fridays in September • 6 - 8 p.m. Free Computer Classes Registration Required Chickasha Public Library September 7 • 2:30 to 4 p.m. Ancestry.com Workshop Registration Requred Chickasha Public Library September 21 • 7 - 9 p.m. Chickasha Chamber of Commerce’s 3C Concert Series featuring Weston Horn & The Hush 3rd St. & Chickasha Ave. Add your family-friendly event to our calender at chickasha.org/Calendar.aspx. Events may be included in the newsletter, space permitting.


Q & A W I T H S U S A N M CD A N I E L Susan McDaniel, City Clerk, has worked for the City of Chickasha for 18 years. After 10 years at the Police Department, Susan became the Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, then in mid-2017, was promoted to City Clerk. “Susan is a long-term city employee who worked in several roles prior to becoming City Clerk,” said John Noblitt, City Manager. “She is one of the wheels that help keep this machine running. Susan is always going above and beyond in her customer service level and is very supportive of other staff members by assisting them with completing their tasks.” Q: Can you share a brief overview of what the City Clerk is responsible for? A: City Clerk can be thought of as ‘keeper of the records.’ I prepare and process the agendas for the City of Chickasha, City Municipal Authority, Chickasha Municipal Airport Authority, Chickasha Industrial Authority, Cemetery Board and the Airport Board. I also keep and process the minutes for those meetings. We have lake leases, and currently I am taking appointments to renew those. I keep all active contracts for the City, along with budget information and all the ordinances and resolutions that have ever been passed. I also take care of the cemetery records, renewals for alcohol-related permits and solicitor licenses, and schedule and create proclamations for the Mayor to sign. Q: How does your department make an impact in Chickasha? A: I work with the public to help research any type of activity that comes from my office. Anything that’s been presented to City Council, I can locate the presentation and find what was acted upon. The public comes in a lot for cemetery records since we have two cemeteries. I post the agendas on our website and outside City Hall. Every day is different, you just never know who will call on the phone or walk through the door, so I handle a lot of it as it comes at me. Q: What would you like citizens to know about your department? A: I am here to help with any information we are able to. Sometimes people might have to complete an open records request and may have to wait a little bit while we research. I am here to serve, and if I can’t help, I can point you in the direction of someone who can. Q: What are two projects you’re currently working on? A: I’m currently training to become a Certified City Clerk. It will take a few years to do that, but I am actively working toward that and am thrilled for the opportunity to work toward my certification. We also are working toward having a more digitalized process of doing agendas and minutes by using Civic Clerk. Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? A: I had a high school business teacher who I took three years of shorthand classes from, Ms. Noble. She said “you have to look the part to be the part, and if you’re going to be the person that someone depends on, you need to be respectful.” She emphasized attire, ettiquite, respect and doing your best. She had a great impact on my life. Q: What influenced your decision to go into a career of public service? A: I am a second-generation public servant–my dad worked for the City of El Reno for more than 30 years and retired from there. I always had aspirations of working in a corner office when I was in college studying business administration. Well, I have a corner office at one of the busiest intersections in Grady County!


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Best Western Plus, 430 S. Grand Ave. Plumbers doing top out and insulating. Engineering

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Grady County Minimum Security Addition, 200 Penn. Ave. TCO issued. Engineering

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Chisholm Trail Development, Section 2, 2201 S. 4th St. Landscaping completed. Engineering

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Old Williams Shoe Building, 317 W. Chickasha Ave. No inspections this week. Engineering

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Crazy 8 Restaurant, 317 W. Chickasha Ave. No inspections this week. Engineering

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Parkview Christian Church, 2828 S. 9th St. Awaiting fire hydrant installation.. Engineering

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Bordwine Project Medical Marijuana Grow House, 827 Pikes Peak Rd. Awaiting final inspections. Engineering

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Papa John’s Pizza, 2209 S. 4th St. Construction on pause. Engineering

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Pecan Grove RV Park Phase 4, 600 W. Almar Dr. Streets asphalted and in use. Engineering

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Double B RV Park, 715 N. 13th St. Permit ready to be picked up. No Maint. Bond. Engineering

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Domino Convenience Store, 1202 S. 4th St. Main building being erected and parking lot being poured. Engineering

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Brewery, 121 W. Chickasha Ave. Sheetrock installed. Engineering

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Retail Space, 117 W. Chickasha Ave. Interior framing. Engineering

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ETI Relocation, 1217 S. 4th St. No inspections this week. Engineering

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Unnamed Tavern/Bar, 114 W. Chickasha Ave. Framing, rough-in plumbing and electric. Engineering

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Walmart, 2001 S. 1st St. Permit ready. Engineering

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Carwash to Retail Renovation, 420 W. Grand Ave. Permit Issued. Engineering

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Grady Memorial Hospital Business Office, 2220 W. Iowa St. Permit Issued. Engineering

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Bates Repair Service, 4328 S. 4th St. Footing inspection Engineering

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Travel Agency, 515 S. 4th St. Project on hold. Engineering

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Sleepy Hollow 3rd Addition Phase 1 Sewer line extension completed. Engineering

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Shadow Valley Addition Dirt moving equipment on site, utilities being installed. Engineering

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Valley View Duplexes Phase 2 Need DEQ Permit and Maint. Bond. Engineering

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Victory Family Church, 901 W. Grand Ave. Permit issued. Engineering

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JULY 2019 PERMITS

Commercial Mechanical 7 Permits Issued Residential Mechanical 15 Permits Issued

Residential Plumbing 12 Permits Issued

Residential Electrical 5 Permits Issued

Commercial Building 4 Permits Issued Commercial Electrical 6 Permits Issued

Swimming Pool 4 Permits Issued

Residential Building 4 Permits Issued

Commercial Plumbing 3 Permits Issued Storm Shelter 2 Permits Issued


JULY 2019 PERMITS Additional permits, lienses and fees issued in July: • 3 Commercial Occupancy Permit • 8 Residential Occupancy Permit • 1 Snow Cone Stand Permit • 4 Mobile Vendor Permits • 1 Special Event Permit • 2 Siding & Window Permits • 1 Reinspection Fee • 6 Fence Permits • 3 Demolition Permits • 20 Roof Permits • 1 Plan Review • 4 Other Licenses • 10 General Contractor Licenses • 38 Electrical Licenses • 23 Mechanical Licenses • 39 Plumbing LIcenses • 6 Roofing Licenses • 2 Tree Trimming Licenses • 2 Residential Remodeling Permits • 4 New Residential Construction Permits • 1 Commercial Remodeling Permit • 2 New Commercial Construction Permits • 1 New Industiral Construction Permit

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

The City of Chickasha would like to congratulate Rainbow Wilson, Fire Administrative Assistant, for being named August Employee of the Month. Wilson was presented with a certificate of recognition by City Manager John Noblitt during the August 5, 2019 Chickasha City Council Meeting. Rainbow is an integral part of the daily operations that go on within the Fire Department. Her coworkers say she always has a smile on her face and is always willing to help when and where help is needed. We appreciate her efforts for the City of Chickasha. Congratulations, Rainbow!


PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE Shannon Springs Electrical Work, Shannon Springs Park Through this project, we are repairing and bringing up to code all existing outside electrical located within Shannon Springs Park. New electrical capacity will be added to the north side of the park to allow for expansion of the Festival of Light. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

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Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

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Shannon Springs Bath House Renovation, Shannon Springs Park Through this project, the Shannon Springs Bath House will receive a complete interior and exterior renovation. All electrical will be brought up to code, and new cabinets and shelving will make the facility more accommodating to those using the facility. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed

Rock Island Train Depot Roof Repairs, 1st Street & Chickasha Avenue This project is for the repair of the existing clay tile roof system on the Rock Island Train Depot. The area to be repaired is the high slope facing north, measuring approximately 1625 square feet. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

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Maple Lane Concrete Repair, 117 Maple Lane Sections of storm drain pipe crossing Maple Lane have to be replaced. This project also consists of repairing the concrete and headwall, which had to be removed to replace the storm drain pipe. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed

Ponderosa Drive Concrete Repair, 2401 Ponderosa Drive Sections of storm drain pipe crossing Ponderosa Drive have to be replaced. This project consists of repairing the concrete and curb, which had to be removed to replace the storm drain pipe. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

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Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

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Country Club Road Repair A storm drainage pipe had to be replaced crossing Country Club road. This was due to a washout created during the heavy rains we experienced earlier in the spring. The project consists of repairing the concrete and curb which had to be removed to make the repair. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed

Congo Creek Headwall Replacement This project consists of repairing a reinforced concrete box and a water main replacement on Congo creek at Henderson Street. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed


PUBLIC WORKS BY THE NUMBERS A quick look at city-wide projects completed by Public Works in July: • 1,808 cubic yards of limbs picked up • 196 underground utility locates completed • 19 water main or service waterline leaks repaired • 18 pot holes repaired • 6 street signes replaced or repaired • 4 water meter leaks repaired • 3 sanitary sewer line repairs • 1 storm water basin cleaning • 1 fire hydrant repaired

REQUEST TRACKER Notice a water leak? Need to report a missed trash collection? Submit a report on our Request Tracker. This tool sends your request to the responsible department, and they’ll keep you updated until the problem is resolved. Get started at chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx.

July Requests

In July, 55 requests were received on Request Tracker. Of those, 54 have been closed, with an average close time of 2.4 days. • 18 reports of high grass and weeds • 4 missing, damaged or other street sign requests • 3 general code enforcement request • 1 abandoned/junk vehicle report • 1 dilapidated fence report • 2 abandoned/foreclosed property report • 1 visibility obstructions report • 3 unclean premises reports • 1 general comment or question • 3 general parks requests • 2 solid waste customer service request • 1 missed solid waste collection report • 6 other street issue requests • 3 pothole repair request • 2 poor paving conditions reports • 1 streets customer service request • 1 drainage concern report • 1 water distribution customer service request • 1 water pressure concern report

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY

Safety tips courtesy of the National Safety Council.

It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school. • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas • Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you’re on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop • Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods

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City of Chickasha Newsletter | August 2019  

City of Chickasha Newsletter | August 2019