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Watch our 2019 Christmas video on the last page of this newsletter!

HOLT DONATES TO CHICKASHA FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS On Friday, December 6, John Holt made a $5,000 donation to both the Chickasha Fire Department and the Chickasha Police Department. Over breakfast and lunch, respectively, Holt made the presentation, thanking firefighters and police officers for their service to Chickasha. “There’s nothing like first responders,” said Holt. “You all do so much for the community that goes unnoticed. I just want to say thank you to you guys and gals for all you do for us.” Holt said that first responders helped him after a health emergency last January. “I thank you for all that,” Holt said. “I’m alive!” Holt also made a $5,000 donation to Chickasha Public Schools. Mayor Chris Mosley said he was encouraged by Holt’s generosity. “We are grateful for him giving back to first responders and community in this way,” Mosley said. Holt said he hopes his gift will encourage others to give back this season as well.

December 2019

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2019 Sunday - Thursday: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 6 to 11 p.m. Festival of Light chickashafestivaloflight.org Shannon Springs Park MODIFIED SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE Solid waste collection will be on a one-day delay during the week of Christmas and New Year’s. The schedule will be as follows: If your regularly scheduled solid waste collection day is Wednesday, it will be delayed until Thursdays Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. If your regularly scheduled solid waste collection day is Thursday, it will be delayed until Fridays Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. If your regularly scheduled solid waste collection day is Friday, it will be delayed until Saturdays Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. OFFICE CLOSING The City of Chickasha’s offices will be closed for Christmas on December 24 & 25 and on January 1, New Year’s Day. Add your family-friendly event to our calender at chickasha.org. To add, click the “Submit an Event” button under the calendar. Events may be included in the newsletter, space permitting.


Q&A WITH KYLE MARKS Kyle Marks, Director of Parks & Recreation, has worked for the City of Chickasha since October of 2019. In his role, Kyle oversees and manages the Chickasha Sports Complex and all of the City’s parks. Q: How does your department make an impact in Chickasha? A: The Parks and Recreation Department helps enhance the quality of life for Chickasha citizens by providing nice facilities people can use to get out and be active. Q: What are three projects you’re currently working on or have recently finished up? A: The biggest project for us this time of year is assisting the Festival of Light prepare for the tens of thousands of guests who will come through our City. Parks crews helped with hanging lights in the trees at Shannon Springs and we ensured the Bathhouse renovation was complete on time. Currently we are working to improve the conditions of the Sports Complex. For example, one thing people will see immediately is that we have been tilling the warning tracks around the softball and baseball fields to get those where they need to be. All fields at the Sports Complex are being evaluated for changes and improvement. We are also seeking grants to help make future upgrades to our facilities. Q: What are three upcoming projects for your department? A: We are looking to develop sports leagues for both children and adults in Chickasha. We have baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and football fields at the Sports Complex and a basketball court at Washita Valley Park, so we are researching what leagues and other activities would be the best fit for our community. We are also scheduling tournaments for the 2020 season at the Sports Complex. In the spring we will be removing old, decaying trees from Shannon Springs, and will be working with the Oklahoma Department of Forestry to put in new trees to replace those. We want to get these old trees taken down before they become a safety hazard. Q: What would you like citizens to know about your department? A: We want citizens to come out to our parks and enjoy them. Have fun! If they see something that needs to be improved, put in a ticket on Request Tracker and we will get it taken care of. Q: What are three accomplishments you’ve had in the last 24 hours? A: We finished tilling up the warning tracks, so we are one step closer to having the baseball and softball fields back in good condition. We finished wrapping the electrical cords at the Festival of Light. This afternoon we finished installing fresh mulch at all of the parks under the playground equipment, which provides a cushion under the equipment and makes playgrounds safer for children. Q: Excluding family members, who are three of your career mentors? A: One is Chris Ginapp, he helped me get a job in the Parks & Recreation Department in Grand Prairie, TX. Through that job I found I enjoyed helping improve the quality of life for citizens and knew what I wanted to do for a career. Another is Tim Roberts, who was a previous boss. He showed me that no matter what your job is, you’re never above doing any task. And Rick Wilson, who was the high school girls’ coach at Weatherford when I was in college. He encouraged me to always be willing to ask questions. Q: Before I die, I want to... A: Travel the world, specifically visiting Germany, because I like history. I also want to be an NBA coach for a day and be Rumble the Bison.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Best Western Plus, 430 S. Grand Ave. Sheetrock 80% completed. Painting third floor. Engineering

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

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Parkview Christian Church, 2828 S. 9th St. Awaiting plumbing finals. 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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Double B RV Park, 715 N. 13th St. Service building started. RV Pedestals installed. Engineering

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Retail Space, 117 W. Chickasha Ave. Electrical service inspected. Sheetrock installed. Engineering

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

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Carwash to Retail Renovation, 420 W. Grand Ave. Construction on pause. Engineering

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

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Bates Repair Service, 4328 S. 4th St. Interior framing started. Engineering

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Victory Family Church, 901 W. Grand Ave. Sheetrock started. Engineering

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Grady Memorial Hospital Pediatric Clinic, 2220 W. Iowa Ave. In permit review. Engineering

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USAO Ballfields, 23rd & California Ave. Electrical rough-in started. Engineering

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Burger King, 2212 S. 4th St. Building permit issued. Dirt work started. Engineering

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Crazy 8 Restaurant, 424 W. Chickasha Ave. Underground plumbing completed. Engineering

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Retail space, 117 S. 4th St. Building permit issued. Engineering

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Burkes Outlet Store, 1840 S. 4th St. Permit ready for pickup. Engineering

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

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Sleepy Hollow 3rd Addition Phase 1 Plat approved. Engineering

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Shadow Valley Addition Ready for development. Engineering

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Valley View Duplexes Phase 2 Ready for development. Engineering

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Completed Projects: • Domino Convenience Store, 1202 S. 4th St. • The Speak, 114 W. Chickasha Ave.

NOVEMBER 2019 PERMITS

Residential Building 6 Permits Issued

Residential Plumbing 14 Permits Issued

Commercial Mechanical 6 Permits Issued

Residential Mechanical 13 Permits Issued

Commercial Building 5 Permits Issued

Residential Electrical 4 Permits Issued

Commercial Plumbing 4 Permits Issued

Commercial Electrical 2 Permits Issued


PARKS & RECREATION • Continuing beautification project at the Chickasha Sports Complex • Cleaning up warning tracks that go around perimeter of fields • Improving infields by tilling soil to break up dirt, then raking and packing the dirt back down. • Will also be filling in low spots, holes and ruts in infield and outfield. • Additional parking at Chickasha Sports Complex • Adding asphalt millings to the grassy area south of the existing parking area, which will allow visitors to have a better parking surface, not having overflow parking in the grass and mud. • Adding new wood chips to the playground areas at every park • Removing park benches and tables for repairs. Tables and benches will be put back in place as soon as the repairs are completed. • Beginning to fill the 2020 calendar at the Chickasha Sports Complex • As shown below, crews wrapped cords in electrical tape and plastic wrap to help with safety at the Festival of Light.

PARKS & RECREATION SURVEY We want to hear from you! The City of Chickasha is looking to plan for 2020 and beyond at the Chickasha Sports Complex and other city-owned parks facilities. Share what activities you and your family would be interested in participating in at bit.ly/ChickashaOK-Sports-Complex-Survey-19.


PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE Shannon Springs Electrical Work, Shannon Springs Park Repairing and bringing up to code all existing outside electrical located within Shannon Springs Park. Adding new electrical capacity to north side of the park to allow for expansion of the Festival of Light. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

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Shannon Springs Bath House Renovation, Shannon Springs Park Renovating interior and exterior of Shannon Springs Bath House. All electrical will be brought up to code. New cabinets and shelves will make the facility more accommodating. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

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Country Club Road Repair Replacing storm drainage pipe crossing Country Club road, due to a washout caused by heavy rains in the spring. Also repairing the concrete and curb which had to be removed to make the repair. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

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PUBLIC WORKS BY THE NUMBERS • 137 water and sewer line locates completed • Request an underground utility locate when you need to dig. By locating utilities before digging, unnecessary damage to the infrastructure can be avoided. • 92 cubic yards of limbs picked up • For a fee, residents may request to have limbs picked up at their residence that have been trimmed or have fallen out of their trees. • 55 storm water basin cleanings • Storm water catch basins are the inlets along the curb that collect storm water then carry it to the storm water system. • 26 sewer collection system repairs • The sewer collection system collects water from sinks, bathtubs, showers and toilets and carries it to the wastewater treatment plant. • 20 limb drop offs • 11 street signs replaced or repaired • 6 pot holes repaired • The best way to report a new pothole is using Request Tracker, available at chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx. • 2 street cut repairs • 2 water meter leaks repaired


MAYOR: Christmas 2019 You may have watched the movie “Elf,” but have you watched “Mayor?” Join Mayor Chris Mosley to experience Christmas in Chickasha like never before in our 2019 Christmas video:

The City of Chickasha would like to thank Senator Lonnie Paxton and Dr. Mitchell Coppedge for their participation in this video.

CODE COMPLIANCE The Code Compliance office, located at City Hall, has two new employees! Code Compliance Officers Caleb Lester and Veronica Harmon are working to help citizens ensure their property is in compliance with the city’s ordinances. If you need to contact the department, email codecompliance@chickasha.org. You can also use the Citizen’s Request Tracker to submit a request or question to the department at chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx. Photos: Left: Caleb Lester Right: Veronica Harmon

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