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September 2019

OKLAHOMA 99S CHAPTER PAINTS COMPASS ROSE AT CHICKASHA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT On Saturday, September 14, more than a dozen members of the Oklahoma Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. volunteered at the Chickasha Municipal Airport, painting a 70-foot compass rose and refreshing the CHICKASHA lettering on the taxiway. Compass rose markings are designed to aid in calibrating an airplane’s compass, which is an annual requirement from the FAA. The Ninety-Nines have been involved in air marking since the early 20th century, volunteering their time to paint airport names, compass rose symbols and other identifications. Teresa Camp, Special Projects Engineer for Executive Aircraft at Boeing, is a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of NinetyNines. “Traditionally air marking is done by Ninety-Nines to support aviation and encourage people to appreciate the history of women in aviation,” Camp said. “Air marking is keeping alive a grand tradition while creating a work of art that a city can be proud of and one that will be useful for the general aviation community – it’s a win-win for so many stakeholders.” Camp said once she joined the organization, she found many ways to reach out to the community: mentoring those working to get their pilots license, reaching out to young people interested in aviation and building relationships with others passionate about flying. “I began flying after working at Boeing because I felt like it would make me a better aircraft engineer,” Camp said. “Then I fell in love with it. Being a member of the Ninety-Nines is very fun and life-enriching.” The organization sees the air marking events as a good time to get together to build relationships. Encouraging local youth, particularly girls, to look into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and aviation-related careers is another component.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 27 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Junior Social Workers Spaghetti Day Dinner Grady County Fairgrounds Oct. 4-6 Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m. Rock Island Arts Festival Rock Island Train Depot Saturday, Oct. 5 • 9 a.m. Rock Island Ride Register online! bikereg.com/43468 Start & end in Downtown Chickasha Saturday, Oct. 5 • 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oklahoma Food Truck Championship Downtown Chickasha Tuesday, Oct. 8 • 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Deaf Activist and Dancing with the Stars Winner to appear at USAO - Register by Oct. 1 USAO Ballroom 1st & 3rd Mondays • 6:30 p.m. Chickasha 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 LEASA FURR Leasa Furr, Administrative Services Director, has worked for the City of Chickasha since July of 2018. “I have worked with Leasa in the past and thought she would be a valuable asset to our team,” said City Manager John Noblitt. “Her work here makes important contributions to the future of Chickasha.” Q: What are your day to day responsibilities as Administrative Service Director? A: My role is ever-changing it seems. Currently, I have responsibility for Finance, Utility Billing Customer Service and Human Resources. Q: How does your department make an impact in Chickasha? A: In Utility Billing we work to provide the best customer service we can to the citizens of Chickasha. We want to respond to their requests in a timely manner and help answer questions about their bills as efficiently as possible while giving them the accurate information they need. In Human Resources, we are responsible for bringing pay structure to employees, so that they can give back to the community and increase their quality of life while they work here. In Finance, we are responsible to the citizens of Chickasha, making sure we have transparency on our website so citizens can see how public funds are being handled. Q: What are three projects you’re currently working on? A: One project I’m most excited about is the CDBG Grant (Community Development Block Grant for Small Cities), which is something focused on community involvement. The grant is for a sidewalk project on First Street, from Lincoln School to Walmart, so that will be a great addition to the city. It is a matching grant, we were awarded about $140,000 from the state for this project and the city will put in matching funds. We are in the engineering phase, there are no finalized plans or anything yet, we are just getting started. Another ongoing thing is reviewing our health insurance plan, job descriptions and pay plans to ensure we are being competitive with the market. I’m also working on more financial transparency documents to add to the website. Q: What would you like citizens to know about your department? A: Even though we may not always have the answer–or have the answer they want–we are doing our very best to increase our customer service level and provide them with the accurate information they need. Sometimes it takes a little longer to find what they are looking for, but we want them to know we are available to them if they have questions about their bill or water consumption. Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? A: My mom has a saying, when we don’t want to do something, think something is going to be difficult or we are just dreading it, she will say “you need to do it because it will build your character.” Unless it’s illegal, she wouldn’t advice us to do that! But if you ask my brothers and my sister, that is something we have all carried through life. Q: What influenced your decision to go into a career of public service? A: For me it’s the intrinsic value you get from knowing that you’re helping the community or the individual you’re helping at that moment. It’s a good feeling to know that you’re helping someone. Q: Before I die, I want to... A: Travel! There are a lot of places in the United States that I haven’t got to see yet, and I also want to go to Europe and Canada.


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

Plan Review

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Grady County Minimum Security Addition, 200 Penn. Ave. TCO issued. Engineering

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Chisholm Trail Development, Section 2, 2201 S. 4th St. Landscaping completed. Engineering

Plan Review

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Old Williams Shoe Building, 317 W. Chickasha Ave. No inspections this week. Engineering

Plan Review

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Crazy 8 Restaurant, 317 W. Chickasha Ave. Inactive/no inspections this week. Engineering

Plan Review

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Parkview Christian Church, 2828 S. 9th St. Awaiting fire hydrant installation.. 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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Pecan Grove RV Park Phase 4, 600 W. Almar Dr. Awaiting final inspections. Engineering

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Double B RV Park, 715 N. 13th St. Service building started. Engineering

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE Domino Convenience Store, 1202 S. 4th St. Main building framed. Engineering

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Brewery, 121 W. Chickasha Ave. Sheetrock installed. Engineering

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Retail Space, 117 W. Chickasha Ave. Interior framing. Engineering

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

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Unnamed Tavern/Bar, 114 W. Chickasha Ave. Sheetrock installed. Engineering

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Walmart, 2001 S. 1st St. Permit issued. Engineering

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Carwash to Retail Renovation, 420 W. Grand Ave. Permit issued. 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 concrete floor poured. 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 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. Rough in plumbing started. Engineering

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

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Grady County Fairgrounds Storage, 550 E. Choctaw Ave. In permit review. Engineering

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USAO Ballfields, 23rd & California Ave. In permit review. Engineering

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AUGUST 2019 PERMITS

Residential Plumbing 8 Permits Issued

Residential Mechanical 7 Permits Issued

Residential Electrical 7 Permits Issued

Commercial Electrical 7 Permits Issued

COMPASS ROSE PAINTING

Residential Building 6 Permits Issued

Commercial Plumbing 5 Permits Issued

Commercial Building 6 Permits Issued

Commercial Mechanical 5 Permits Issued Storm Shelter 2 Permits Issued

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“After seeing the compass rose in person, people marvel at its size and beauty while being fascinated by its long points jutting towards the magnetic north pole and all the other geographic angles,” Camp said. The City of Chickasha previously had an air mark that had faded over the years, and the City was excited for the opportunity to have a new compass rose painted. “Teresa Camp and The Ninety-Nines are a very well-coordinated organization,” said Susan McDaniel, Chickasha City Clerk. “Many people came from out of town to help with the painting, and I appreciate people taking time out of their lives to give to Chickasha.” The Chickasha Municipal Airport compass rose is located just north of the Airport Terminal. The Ninety-Nines an international organization of licensed women pilots, including private pilots, airline pilots and military pilots. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, their mission is to promote the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring their unique history and sharing their passion for flight.


PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE Shannon Springs Electrical Work, Shannon Springs Park Through this project, we are repairing and bringing up to code all existing outside electrical located within Shannon Springs Park. New electrical capacity will be added to the 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 Through this project, the Shannon Springs Bath House will receive a complete interior and exterior renovation. All electrical will be brought up to code, and new cabinets and shelving will make the facility more accommodating to those using the facility. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

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Maple Lane Concrete Repair, 117 Maple Lane Sections of storm drain pipe crossing Maple Lane have to be replaced. This project also consists of repairing the concrete and headwall, which had to be removed to replace the storm drain pipe. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

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Ponderosa Drive Concrete Repair, 2401 Ponderosa Drive Sections of storm drain pipe crossing Ponderosa Drive have to be replaced. This project consists of repairing the concrete and curb, which had to be removed to replace the storm drain pipe. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

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Country Club Road Repair A storm drainage pipe had to be replaced crossing Country Club road. This was due to a washout created during the heavy rains we experienced earlier in the spring. The project consists of 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 This project consists of repairing a reinforced concrete box and a water main replacement on Congo creek at Henderson Street. Council Permission to Go Out to Bid

Bid Advertisement

Bid Opening

Council Approval to Enter Into Contract

Contract Signed

Notice to Proceed Issued

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PUBLIC WORKS BY THE NUMBERS A quick look at city-wide projects completed by Public Works in August: • 360 cubic yards of limbs picked up • Limb pick up are request by resident to come to their residence and pick up limbs that have been trimmed or have fallen out of their trees. Please note: as of July 1st, 2019 there is a $50 dollar minimum for this service. The first 4 cubic yards are coved by the minimum fee and each additional cubic yard is an additional $7. • 211 underground utility locates completed • Water and Sewer locates are needed anytime somebody needs to dig. By locating utilities ahead of time, unnecessary damage to underground utilities can be avoided. If you need to dig a hole, call 811 at least 48 hours ahead of time to request underground utilities be located. • 14 water distribution leaks repaired • The water distribution system is how water makes it to the point of use. These leaks are usually 4-6 feet deep and require heavy equipment to dig up an area large enough for crews to access in order to repair. • 10 sewer collection system repairs • The sewer collection system collects water from sinks, bathtubs, showers and toilets then carries it to the wastewater treatment plant. • 8 water meter leaks repaired • Water meter leaks are located in and around your water meter box. • 6 storm water basin cleaning • Storm water catch basins are the inlets along the curb that collect storm water then carry it to the storm water system. • 4 street signs replaced or repaired • Street signs consist of street names and other regulatory signage. • 3 pot holes repaired • Pothole are usually caused by a base failure underneath the pavement. The best way to report a new pothole is using Request Tracker, available at chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx. • 1 fire hydrant repaired • Fire hydrant are usually repaired when threads or the operating nut need to be replaced.

CODE COMPLIANCE Code Enforcement has a new name and a new location! The department will now be known as Code Compliance, and is housed under the Community Development umbrella. The Code Compliance office is at City Hall. If you need to contact Code Compliance, 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.

NOW HIRING

We are seeking applicants for two Code Compliance Officer positions! Interested in applying? Visit chickasha.org/jobs.aspx to learn more and apply today.

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City of Chickasha Newsletter | September 2019  

Inside this issue: • The Oklahoma Ninety-Nines Paint a Compass Rose at the Chickasha Municipal Airport • Get to know Administrative Service...

City of Chickasha Newsletter | September 2019  

Inside this issue: • The Oklahoma Ninety-Nines Paint a Compass Rose at the Chickasha Municipal Airport • Get to know Administrative Service...