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October 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS Thursday, October 31 5 to 7 p.m. Neewollah Chickasha Avenue, from 7th Street to 2nd Street

Thursday, November 21 7:30 to 9 p.m. Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series: M-PACT USAO Saturday, November 23 Festival of Light Opening Night Shannon Springs Park

The City of Chickasha is partnering with Chickasha Public Schools to host a coat drive for students.

Items Needed - Adult & Youth Sizes

New or Gently Used Coats & Jackets New or Gently Used Gloves, Scarves & Warm Hats New Packages of Socks Donations may be dropped off at City Hall, Public Works, the Fire Station, the Police Department or the Library.

Sunday, November 24 2 to 4 p.m. USAO Choral Concert First Christian Church, Chickasha Monday, November 4 and Monday, November 18 6:30 p.m. Chickasha City Council Meeting Council Chambers, City Hall Add your family-friendly event to the Chickasha Community Calendar or view upcoming events at chickasha.org. To add an event, click the blue “Submit an Event� button under the calendar. Events may be included in the City of Chickasha monthly newsletter, space permitting.


Q&A WITH DAVID BUCHANAN David Buchanan, Public Works Director, has worked for the City of Chickasha since January 2019. Q: What are your day to day responsibilities as Public Works Director? A: I am responsible for most of the infrastructure within the city, including streets, storm drainage, water and sewer, street lights– most anything that people will drive or use on a daily basis, Public Works has their hands in. Q: How does your department make an impact in Chickasha? A: First, we try to make Chickasha a safe environment for everybody, filling potholes, clearing street hazards, maintaining lights for safety. My department is very proud of the work they do. We are the “guys in the yellow shirts” who are putting up the barricades, making sure the trash isn’t overflowing, things like that. We are involved in a lot of things, trying to make Chickasha a better community for everybody. We are often involved even when people don’t realize it. Q: What are two projects you’re currently working on? A: The big projects we are wrapping up right now are the bath house renovation and the Festival of Light electrical project. While the bath house was in need of some work, we approached the project wanting to keep the historical integrity of the building. We have added electricity, put in new cabinets, refinished the floors and replaced the windows. The Festival of Light electrical project was to increase electrical capacity while making sure everything was safe and easy to use. We also added street lights along the dam at the south end of the park to increase safety in the park year-round. Q: What has been a major accomplishment for your department this year? A: When I first started working here, it was time to work on the Shannon Springs Pool. For years there had been problems with the filtration system, so I knew that had to be fixed, along with some aesthetic issues and the chemical feed system. We originally got quotes to have someone rebuild the system, but the quotes were in the $15,000 range to rebuild it and $85,000 range to replace it. We did some research and discovered we could fix it ourselves. We were able to locate the manufacturer of the filter and order the parts we needed. We removed and rebuilt the entire underground system, put in a new chlorination system and repainted the pool and were able to provide a great experience for many people in town, all at a fraction of the cost it would have cost to pay someone to do. Q: What influenced your decision to go into a career of public service? A: At first, I didn’t put much thought into it. At the time I was young, looking for benefits and had a family. I had worked places where they offered benefits, but they wanted half of my paycheck to have those benefits. So, I took a job as a wastewater operator back in 1995, mainly because I needed benefits. I knew fairly quickly that I had found my niche because I loved it so much. Q: What was the worst news event of your lifetime? A: The worst news event of my lifetime was probably 9/11. That certainly impacted me. I was learning to fly at the time, and I was at my flight school, getting ready to go on my first cross-country flight. My instructor was standing over my shoulder while I was filing my flight plan, and the lady I was talking to told me to stop, because all flights had been grounded. The craziest thing about that day was how the sky at the airport started filling with airplanes - planes trying to get out of the sky. Within 30 minutes or so, this little bitty airport I was at had planes` wingtip to wingtip, everywhere they could land.


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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Crazy 8 Restaurant, 424 W. Chickasha Ave. No inspections this week. Engineering

Plan Review

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Parkview Christian Church, 2828 S. 9th St. Fire hydrant installed. 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. Water and sewer mains installed. Engineering

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Domino Convenience Store, 1202 S. 4th St. Near completion. Engineering

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Retail Space, 117 W. Chickasha Ave. No inspections this week. Engineering

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

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE The Speak, 114 W. Chickasha Ave. Awaiting final inspections. 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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Bates Repair Service, 4328 S. 4th St. Main steel framing completed. Engineering

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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 Underground utilities being installed. Engineering

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Valley View Duplexes Phase 2 DEQ Permit and Maint. Bond received. 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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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Grady County Fairgrounds Storage, 550 E. Choctaw 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. In permit review. Engineering

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COMPLETED PROJECTS Brewery, 121 W. Chickasha Ave. Chisholm Trail Development, Section 2, 2201 S. 4th St. Grady County Minimum Security Addition, 200 Penn. Ave. Pecan Grove RV Park Phase 4, 600 W. Almar Dr. Walmart, 2001 S. 1st St.

SEPTEMBER 2019 PERMITS

Residential Plumbing 13 Permits Issued

Residential Mechanical 12 Permits Issued

Commercial Mechanical 11 Permits Issued

Commercial Building 7 Permits Issued

Commercial Plumbing 6 Permits Issued

Commercial Electrical 9 Permits Issued

Residential Electrical 4 Permits Issued Residential Building 3 Permits Issued


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

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed

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

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed

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

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 Replacing sections of storm drain pipe crossing Ponderosa Drive and repairing the concrete and curb. 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

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

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

Work Completed

Congo Creek Headwall Replacement Repairing a reinforced concrete box and replacing a water main on Congo Creek at Henderson 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 • 351 cubic yards of limbs picked up • 145 underground utility locates completed • 12 water meter leaks repaired • 11 pot holes repaired • 5 storm water basins cleaned

• 3 fire hydrant repaired • 3 sewer collection system repairs • 1 street sign replaced or repaired • 1 water distribution leak repaired

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City of Chickasha Newsletter - October 2019  

City of Chickasha Newsletter - October 2019