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January 2020

2019 SHOP WITH A COP The Chickasha Police Department recently held the 2019 Shop with a Cop, a program that helps provide Christmas gifts for local children and families in need. Thanks to the the generosity of the Chickasha community, more than $11,500 was raised this year, providing enough for the Chickasha Police Department to help 42 children and their families have a memorable Christmas. “This event provides the police department with the single largest and most beneficial method of reaching our younger, local school children each year,” said Assistant Chief Goebel Music. “I’ve said many times, and maintain, even though the children and their families benefit from Shop With A Cop, I truly believe we, as police officers, get more out of it than they do. To see the faces of so many youngsters light up being able to buy shoes, clothes and toys is awesome! What’s more is the way we are able to interact with so many children in a positive environment–shopping and having lunch with them–hopefully impacting them and their families for years to come. To all those who donated their time, money or services, thank you is simply not enough.” After shopping, the children and officers enjoyed lunch together, courtesy of Subway. Members of the USAO softball team and the Delta Kappa Sorority from Norman, OK wrapped the gifts. We would like to thank those who donated to Shop with a Cop: A & E Grill, Dolese Concrete, LifeLine, Standley Systems, Angel, Johnston & Blasingame, Dr. Pepper, Chickasha Lion’s Club, Stegall Oil, Arvest Bank, Glenhaven Retirement Village, Livingston Machinery, Top Tier Tactical, Barbara Schoolfield, Hart & Associates, Mollett-Hunter, Van Dyck Mechanical, Bordwine Development, Hillary Communications, Mosley Agency, Wal-Mart of Chickasha, Brenda & Perry Walton, Dr. Jennifer Logsdon, Century 21 Mosley, Buchanan Refrigeration, Judge John Herndon, Optimist Club, Chickasha Lumber, Kiwanis Club of Chickasha, Rock Island Ride, CMS Willowbrook, LaForge Properties, Ross Seed, Cochran Abstract, Liberty National Bank, Rotary International of Chickasha, Creative Image, Liberty Drug, and Shollie’s Sweets. See pages 7-12 for photos from the 2019 Shop With a Cop.

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, February 20 • 7:30 p.m. Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series: Dallas String Quartet USAO Tickets: $15 general public, $10 for students or seniors 60+ Saturday, February 22 • 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 23 • 2 p.m. Chickasha Community Theatre presents CCT After Dark VANITIES Washita Theater Tickets: $10 suggested donation Friday, February 28 • 5:45 p.m. Votes for Women in the 21st Century: An Insider Perspective USAO Ballroom Admission is free Saturday, February 29 and Sunday March 1 USSSA Icebreaker 7GG Softball Tournament Chickasha Sports Complex Mondays, February 3 and February 17 • 6:30 p.m. City Council Meeting Council Chambers, City Hall 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 MAYOR CHRIS MOSLEY Known for wearing bow ties and a tendency to dress up in wacky suits, Chris Mosley has served as Mayor of Chickasha since April of 2018. Mayor Mosley’s outlook on life is that if you expect fun things to happen, great things will happen. As Joe Dirt said, “life’s a garden, dig it!” Q: What made you decide to run for the office of Mayor? A: In December of 2004, Jim Parker was serving as Mayor of Chickasha and he invted me over to his house. He said “Chris, I think you need to run for council. We need young guys on the council.” I had just turned 40, which now seems younger and younger. Well, I ran unopposed and ended up serving for four years. After that I wanted to run for Mayor, but I wanted to wait until my boys were older so I didn’t miss out on time with them. When I ran in 2018, it was because I felt compelled to make a difference in our community. I wanted to help make Chickasha better. Q: What are your responsibilities as Mayor? A: Well today is the second Tuesday of the month, which means we had a Chickasha Economic Development Committee (EDC) and Chickasha Industrial Authority (CIA) meeting this morning. I serve as a non-voting member on the EDC and as the chair of the CIA. I started my day at work taking care of things before the meetings, and afterward I spent some time with our new EDC Director who will be starting next week and then responded to some emails about city business. On average I spend about 15-20 hours a week answering questions, meeting with our City Manager, writing notes to people in the community, in meetings or preparing for an upcoming City Council meeting. Q: What is the biggest misconception about being Mayor? A: Well, there is no compensation! As mayor, a lot of people think you have operational oversight, but really the City Council is the legislative side of the government and the operations are managed by our City Manager. Q: What would you like citizens to know about the City Council? A: We have an amazing council. The members come from all different walks of life with generally different ideas. Although we all are different, we have one thing in common: we all agree to work together. We can all agree to disagree, which is kind of a lost art, but we agree that our job is to work together for the betterment of Chickasha. Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? A: My father-in-law, Suehzen’s dad Dale Hodgson, said a couple of things. One was “if it was easy, everyone would do it.” Another thing he said was “just because you can put your boots in the oven, that does not make them biscuits” - just say things for what they are. Q: Before I die, I want to... A: go look at the leaves in the northeast. I want to go to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine. I’ve always wanted to go see the leaves changing. We did the Talimena Drive a year and a half ago. Everything was in full bloom and it was beautiful. Q: When you aren’t busy being a Mayor or working, what do you enjoy doing? A: I love working in the yard, I go out there and enjoy doing chores, trimming trees, mowing the grass, doing that kind of stuff. Suehzen and I enjoy going out to New Mexico quite a bit. I also am a car nut–I have received Car & Driver Magazine since I was in 6th Grade, and there are even certain ones I’ve drug out of the trash when Suehzen was trying to throw them away.


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. Sheetrock 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. Temporary occupancy issued. 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. Sheetrock 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. Walls are framed. 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. Walls are framed and sheetrock is started. 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 Utility installation started. Engineering

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Shadow Valley Addition Permits under review. Engineering

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Valley View Duplexes Phase 2 Ready for development. Engineering

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DECEMBER 2019 PERMITS

Residential Mechanical 5 Permits Issued

Residential Plumbing 14 Permits Issued

Residential Building 3 Permits Issued

Residential Electrical 1 Permit Issued Commercial Mechanical 1 Permit Issued Commercial Building 2 Permits Issued

Storm Shelter 1 Permit Issued Commercial Plumbing 1 Permit Issued Commercial Electrical 1 Permit Issued


PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE 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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Rock Island Train Depot Roof Repairs Repairing existing clay tile roof system. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

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PUBLIC WORKS BY THE NUMBERS • 182 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. • 46 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. • 33 street signs replaced or repaired • 15 pot holes repaired • The best way to report a new pothole is using Request Tracker, available at chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx.

PARKS & RECREATION The Chickasha Sports Complex is offering five sports leagues for area children and adults this spring. Youth sports offered are flag football for Pre-K through 8th grade, baseball for 4- to 12-year-olds and softball for 4- to 14-year-olds. There is a $75 fee per player, per sport, which includes the player’s jersey. Flag football games will be played on Thursday evenings, and both baseball and softball will be played on Tuesday evenings. Adult flag football is open to those 16 and older. There is a $600 fee per team, and a maximum of 10 players per team. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons. Adult slow pitch softball is open to those 18 and older. There is a $420 fee per team, with a maximum of 12 players per team. Slow pitch softball games will be played on Friday evenings. The sign up period is open now for all leagues. All registrations must be received, and fees paid, by February 21. Those interested can sign up in person at the Chickasha Sports Complex or online at chickasha.org/552/City-of-Chickasha-Sports-Leagues. All leagues start in March and end in May. A parent/coaches meeting will be held in early March. For more information, visit chickasha.org/552/City-of-Chickasha-Sports-Leagues or call the Sports Complex office at (405) 574-1028.


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