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August 2020

FURR PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER Chickasha City Manager John Noblitt recently announced the promotion of Leasa Furr to Assistant City Manager. “Leasa has been a valuable asset to our team since she started working here in 2018,” said John Nobiltt, City Manager. “This promotion reflects her contributions to the city, both in the past and in the future.” For nearly two years, Furr has served as Administrative Services Director. In that time, she has focused on providing excellent customer service in utility billing, adding more ways for residents to pay their water bill and combining house and hydrant meters to provide streamlined billing. Under Furr’s leadership, the City of Chickasha had an unmodified opinion on the audit in Fiscal Year 2018-2019. In an effort to be financially accountable to citizens, Furr has helped ensure financial records are easily accessible on the City’s website. She assisted the City Manager in efforts to switch the City’s insurance plan from self-insured to fully-insured, securing a 37% rate decrease on annual premiums, as well as monthly savings for employees. Currently, Furr is overseeing the 1st Street Sidewalk Project. She worked to help secure the CDBG block grant to allow for this project, and this year, has helped secure an additional CDBG block grant, which will be used to create walking and bike paths along 17th Street. In the last year, Furr has also taken on management of Human Resources, in addition to serving as the City Treasurer. “Over the last two years, I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Chickasha alongside an outstanding group of employees,” Furr said. “We have seen a lot of growth within the city during this time, which has made it both a challenging and rewarding job.” In her new role, Furr will continue to have oversight of finance, utility billing and HR. Additionally, she will oversee the Parks & Recreation and Community Development Departments, along with managing special projects. “Having Leasa fill the role of Assistant City Manager is one more step toward providing excellent quality service to our customers,” Noblitt said. “I believe she will excel in this role.” Before working for the City of Chickasha, Furr worked in Human Resources and was a Quality Management Systems Auditor. She worked for 20 years in manufacturing, in shipping, quality control and human resources. However, Furr said she got her start working in her family’s café. “I started working when I was 13 waiting tables for my mom’s cafe,” Furr said. “Working for your parents will line you out! It was here that I learned the importance of treating people with respect and delivering outstanding service every time I interacted with a customer.” Furr was a member of the Leadership Chickasha class of 2020 and is on the Chickasha Rotary board. Furr enjoys traveling, especially with her husband, Ray, to see their daughter, and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild early next year. She also enjoys working on projects around her house and spending time with her dog, Gucci.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Best Western Plus, 430 S. Grand Ave. Working on finals. Engineering

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Old Williams Shoe Building, 317 W. Chickasha Ave. Project on hold. Engineering

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Double B RV Park, 715 N. 13th St. Electric meters set. Engineering

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

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Retail Space, 117 W. Chickasha Ave. Construction ongoing. Engineering

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

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Car wash to Retail Renovation, 420 W. Grand Ave. Construction ongoing Engineering

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Grady Memorial Hospital Business Office, 2220 W. Iowa St. Construction paused. Engineering

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Grady Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic, 2220 W. Iowa Ave. In permit review, sent back to architect. Engineering

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USAO Ballfields, 23rd & California Ave. 90% complete. Engineering

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Shadow Valley Addition Permits issued for multiple homes in various stages of construction. Occupancy issued for more than 10 homes, residents moving in. Engineering

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Retail space, 117 S. 4th St. Working on final inspections. Engineering

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

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USAO Art Studio, 2108 W. Chickasha Ave. Framing ongoing. Engineering

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Sleepy Hollow 3rd Addition Phase 1 10 residential building permits issued. Engineering

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USAO Trout Hall, 1727 W. Alabama. In permit review. Engineering

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Next Door Liquor, 1523 Steward Dr. Windows installed, bricking ongoing. All rough-in inspections completed. Engineering

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Valley View Duplexes Phase 2 Starting to sheet rock 2 sets of duplexes. Engineering

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Life Church, 601 W. Grand Ave. Awaiting final inspections. Engineering

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Bates Repair Service, 4328 S. 4th St. Project complete. Engineering

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JULY 2020 PERMITS

Residential Plumbing 25 Permits Issued Residential Building 23 Permits Issued

Residential Electrical 21 Permits Issued

Residential Mechanical 25 Permits Issued Commercial Mechanical 4 Permits Issued

Commercial Electrical 3 Permits Issued

Storm Shelter Commercial 1 Permit Issued Building 2 Permits Commercial Issued Plumbing 1 Permit Issued

CODE COMPLIANCE As a reminder, it’s that time of year when grass and weeds can quickly get out of hand. If you get a courtesy or violation letter from Code Compliance and need additional time to mow your lawn, please reach out to Code Compliance at (405) 222-6059 or (405) 222-6099 to request additional time. If you need assistance mowing your lawn, contact Code Compliance and we can work to connect you with volunteers who can help. • It is a violation of city ordinance to blow grass clippings into the street. This is due to safety concerns and flooding when the clippings get into storm drains. Please be mindful to keep your grass clippings out of the street. • The term “weed” includes, but is not limited to, poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac and all vegetation of any state of maturity which: a. Exceeds 12 inches in height, except healthy trees, shrubs, or produce for human consumption grown in a tended and cultivated garden unless such trees and shrubbery by their density or location constitute a detriment to the health, benefit and welfare of the public and community or a hazard to traffic or creates a fire hazard to the property or otherwise interferes with the mowing of the weeds; b. Regardless of height, harbors, conceals, or invites deposits or accumulation of refuse or trash; c. Harbors rodents or vermin; d. Gives off unpleasant or noxious odors; e. Constitutes a fire or traffic hazard; or f. Is dead or diseased.


PARKS & RECREATION Shannon Springs Park Maintenance Update City of Chickasha employees recently removed 31 trees and trimmed more than 200 trees from the 43-acre Shannon Springs Park. Next, crews will be repairing parts of the walking trail. Crews are diligently working to restore park amenities throughout the City and provide an outstanding experience for all visitors. Sports Complex Congratulations to the Asylum team from Chickasha, winners of our Summer Adult Slow Pitch League! This fall we will host two adult slow-pitch leagues: • Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball League - $450 per team Mondays beginning September 14 5 weeks of double header games with a double elimination tournament in the 6th week of play • Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League - $300 per team with $10 per game umpire fee Tuesdays beginning September 15 5 weeks of double headers with double elimination tournament in the 6th week of play To sign up for either league or to request more information, contact Tresjon Davis at (405) 544-6289 or tresjon.davis@chickasha.org. Practice Opportunity If you’re needing a place to hold your team’s practice, look no further! Practice field rentals are $33 for teams within a 25 mile radius of Chickasha and $44 for teams outside of a 25 mile radius. To set up a reservation for practice time, contact Tresjon Davis at (405) 544-6289 or tresjon.davis@chickasha.


PUBLIC WORKS BY THE NUMBERS 2020 Street Resurfacing Project This project is part of a continuing effort to resurface asphalt streets based on a Guernsey Engineering report from 2015. The report is used as an aid for identifying and prioritizing streets which are the best candidates for our annual overlay program. Silver Star Construction started working on this project on July 6, 2020. Additional Updates • 138 yards of limbs picked up - As of July 1, there is a $55 minimum fee for this service, which covers up to 4 cubic yards. Each additional cubic yard is $7.70. • 318 cubic yards of limbs dropped off at Public Works - Dropping off limbs at Public Works is free • 247 water and sewer line locates completed • 81 storm water catch basins cleared • 35 pot holes repaired • 23 sewer collection system repairs or cleanings • 13 street cuts repaired • 12 water distribution system leaks repaired • 10 street signs or traffic signal balls and arrows replaced or repaired

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Are you looking to get involved in your community? Sign up on our website to be connected with opportunities to help your neighbors! Group and individual volunteers are needed. To get started, visit chickasha.org/volunteer. If you have questions about volunteer opportunities or if you need to request help, contact Tracey at tracey.austin@chickasha.org. Together, we can make an impact in Chickasha.

REQUEST TRACKER If you see a pot hole that needs filled, have a question about a city park, or need to report a missed solid waste collection, you can communicate directly with the responsible department on Request Tracker. To get started, visit chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx.

CITY OF CHICKASHA

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