City of Sand Springs proposes $14.5 million November bond election; public meetings slated
5:09 PM, Jul 23, 2013
The City of Sand Springs is hoping to present a $14.5 million bond issue to the public in November.
Next month, the Sand Springs City Council will decide whether or not to bring the bond election to its residents.
About 11.4 million of those funds will go to a new combined police and fire facility. Another $2 million will fund major improvements to local parks, including a splash pad at River Parks, and renovations to the Sand Springs Museum. The last $1.1 million will allow the city to update city hall the Lincoln Building.
"When people come to our city, they look at our buildings and get an impression of who we are," City Manager Rocky Rogers said. "We want to give them a good impression of Sand Springs."
In efforts to educate the public on the proposition, a series of informational public meetings will be held over the next month.
"This is their community and their property taxes to share in this endeavor," Rogers said. "We encourage the public to come out and look at what we are presenting."
The first of the four meetings was held July 18, at which, Rogers said staff received favorable feedback.
Upcoming meetings scheduled include:
Tuesday, July 30 6:30 to 8 p.m. Clyde Boyd Middle School 305 W 35th St.
Tuesday, August 6 6:30 to 8 p.m. Broadway Baptist Church 1000 N Adams Rd.
Thursday, August 15 6:30 to 8 p.m. Salvation Army 4403 S 129th W Ave.
Rogers said the city council will vote on the proposition Aug. 26. Should it pass, the bond election is set for Nov. 12.