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COATS FOR CHICKASHA HELPS KEEP CHICKASHA STUDENTS WARM THIS WINTER SEASON The City of Chickasha and Chickasha Public Schools are proud to announce the results of the Coats for Chickasha drive, held earlier this month. With the community’s help, a total of 321 jackets and 255 other warm items, including gloves, scarves and warm hats, were donated to the drive, which benefited students attending Chickasha Public Schools. On Friday, November 15, City staff delivered the donations to the High School Activity Center, where Chickasha principals were able to select the sizes children at their schools needed. Jennifer Stegman, Chickasha Public Schools Interim Superintendent, said the coats donated will fill a need for many students. “We would like to thank citizens for their donations to Coats for Chickasha,” said John Noblitt, City Manager. “Heading into the cold winter months, we know these items will help children in our community focus on learning and playing, rather than struggling to stay warm.” The City of Chickasha would like to thank Green Bay Packaging, Walmart Supercenter #113 in Chickasha, the Walmart Distribution Center in Pauls Valley and Pizza Express for their support of the coat drive.

UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Opening Night: November 23 Sunday, Nov. 24 • 2 p.m. USAO Concert Choir Holiday Concert First Christian Church, Chickasha Monday, Dec. 2 • 6:30 p.m. Chickasha City Council Meeting Council Chambers, City Hall Thursday, Dec. 5 • 7:30 a.m. Chamber of Commerce Successful Women’s Breakfast USAO Ballroom Thursday, Dec. 5 • 7-9 p.m. Christmas Parade & Snow Ball Fight Downtown Chickasha PLEASE NOTE: The City of Chickasha’s offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 28 & 29 and closed for Christmas on December 24 & 25. 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 CHIEF KATHRYN ROWELL Kathryn Rowell, Chickasha Police Chief, has worked for the City of Chickasha since March of 2019. Q: What are your responsibilities as Chief of Police? A: For this size department, it’s a little bit of jack-of-all-trades. I handle budgetary and personnel issues or citizen complaints, but I could just as easily be out there on the call with one of our guys or gals. I do sometimes patrol, not much as I’d prefer, but that comes with the job - I’m more on the administrative side. Q: How does your department make an impact in Chickasha? A: Well the obvious of course is if we’re ‘fighting crime and suppressing evil.’ Sometimes we are looked upon as a necessary evil; you’re wanting to get from home to work but you’re running behind on time and speeding, so you get to meet us on the way sometimes. A lot of times we stop somebody and they tell us ‘you could be finding a robber instead of writing me a ticket’ - you’re right, we could. But, we also could be preventing that person from running over a child because they’re in such a hurry and not paying attention to what’s going on. So we can be a necessary evil at times. There are other times that people may be on the side of the road with a flat tire, so we sit there with them until someone can come help, or if they have a spare we may try to help them change it. So we can also bring about good things. We also help and interact with the community through Shop with a Cop, Ice Cream with a Cop, Coffee with a Cop, and we helped with the recent Coat Drive. Q: What are three projects you’re currently working on? A: First would be trying to staff the department, especially in areas like dispatch. I’m working on making sure we are up to date on policy and procedures, and property room inventory. Q: Are there any projects or major improvements you’ll be working on in the next year? A: Well I have a five year list of improvements I’d like to see! The biggest priority in the next oneto-five years would be making sure we have good cars and that we are adequately staffed to have officers in those cars. We are also continually training officers and updating equipment. Q: What would you like citizens to know about your department? A: The department as a whole is here to help the citizens. We aren’t here to be the enforcers. I’m hoping the people are learning in my short time of being here that, while we are here to enforce the laws, we are here to do it politely and work with citizens as much as we can. If you’ve got a complaint, come tell me - I can’t fix a problem if I don’t know what’s going on. I have an expectation that we will treat the public with respect and we will do our jobs as professionally as we can. Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received from your parents? A: I’ve always had all kinds of little sayings from my family. My parents were both schoolteachers, so the primary thing I got from them was “stay in school, get your education, get your degree.” College or a trade school would be included in that - just work hard and focus on what you want to accomplish. Q: What is the best and worst news event of your lifetime? A: The worst would definitely be 9/11. And the best news - I’m a space fan - would be landing on the moon, followed by Princess Diana getting married. I’m not British of course but that was really cool. Q: Before I die, I want to... A: Scuba dive in the south pacific! Doing it in Tahiti and being able to island hop would be great.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Best Western Plus, 430 S. Grand Ave. Second floor sheet rocked. 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. Engineering

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Domino Convenience Store, 1202 S. 4th St. TCO issued. Engineering

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

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

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The Speak, 114 W. Chickasha Ave. TCO issued. Engineering

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE 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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Bates Repair Service, 4328 S. 4th St. Main steel framing completed. 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. Framing 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. No inspections this week. Engineering

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Burkes Outlet Store, 1840 S. 4th St. In plan review. 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 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: • Grady County Minimum Security Addition • Chisholm Trail Development, Section 2 • Pecan Grove RV Park Phase 4 • Walmart • Grady County Fairgrounds Storage

OCTOBER 2019 PERMITS

Residential Electrical 11 Permits Issued Residential Plumbing 22 Permits Issued

Commercial Mechanical 5 Permits Issued

Commercial Plumbing 4 Permits Issued

Residential Mechanical 13 Permits Issued

Residential Building 7 Permits Issued

Commercial Electrical 3 Permits Issued

Storm Shelter 3 Permits Issued Commercial Building 2 Permits Issued


OTHER PERMITS & LICENSES Permits • 16 Roofing Permits • 12 Residential Occupancy Permits • 6 Commercial Occupancy Permits • 6 Driveway Permits • 3 Reinspection Fees • 2 Mobile Vendor Permits • 2 Revocable Permits • 2 Sign Permits • 1 Fowl Permit

Licenses • 16 Electrical Licenses • 12 Plumbing Licenses • 11 Mechanical Licenses • 3 General Contractor Licenses • 3 Roofing Licenses • 1 Fire Alarm/Sprinkler/Extinguisher License

PARKS & RECREATION • Began 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. • Wrapped trees with lights in Shannon Springs Parks in preparation for Festival of Light • Repairing signage at Centennial Park

CHICKASHA EVENTS SURVEY We want to hear from you! As the City of Chickasha plans for 2020 and beyond, we want to know your favorite Chickasha events, ideas for future events and the best time for you to attend events. This survey will be used for planning purposes and results may be shared anonymously with community partners. Visit http://bit.ly/ChickashaOK-EventSurvey19 to take our quick survey.


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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Maple Lane Concrete Repair, 117 Maple Lane Replacing sections of storm drain pipe crossing Maple Lane and repairing the concrete and headwall. 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 • 283 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. • 145 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. • 122 storm water basin cleanings, 77 storm water catch basins checked • Storm water catch basins are the inlets along the curb that collect storm water then carry it to the storm water system. • 27 pot holes repaired • The best way to report a new pothole is using Request Tracker, available at chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx. • 5 miles of streets swept • 3 street signs replaced or repaired • 3 street cut repairs • 3 water taps • 2 sewer collection system repairs • 2 water meter leaks repaired • 2 service leaks repaired • 1 fire hydrant repaired


COATS FOR CHICKASHA On November 15 City staff delivered donations to the High School Activity Center, where principals selected sizes needed by children at their schools.

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City of Chickasha Newsletter | November 2019  

Inside: Coats for Chickasha results, upcoming events, and reports from Community Development, Public Works and Parks & Recreation!

City of Chickasha Newsletter | November 2019  

Inside: Coats for Chickasha results, upcoming events, and reports from Community Development, Public Works and Parks & Recreation!

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