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Election day is Nov. 14; view a sample ballot

Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 16:36:42-05

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. -- Election day is November 14. 

In Tulsa County, there is a State Representative and State Senate position on the ballot. 

Another hot button issue is propositions for each city. 

Sand Springs has five on the ballot.

Mayor Mike Burdge said if residents like what is happening in the city right now, the propositions on on next week's ballot will keep the momentum going. 

"We want to do everything we can to show everyone how vibrant of a place Sand Springs is and how neat of a place it is to live," Mayor Burdge said.

The propositions include adding a road to make easier access to Case Park, upgrading the software that allows 911 to communicate with emergency services and replacing the 27-year old ladder truck for the fire department. They will also allow for improvements to be made to parks, golf courses trails and museums and add landscaping. 

"We are going to do some tings at the Ancient Forest to make it a little easier for people to get to," Mayor Burdge said. "We want a visitors center out there but also want to put a tower out there so they can view the whole area." 

Proposition five allows for more economic development like the River West Complex. 

The city said they want to bring in more businesses that residents want in their community. 

James Rankin, a former city councilor, said he has encouraged by the new growth that is already happening. 

"Look at the Tulsa Hills Development," Rankin said. "It took off in virtually just a small amount of time and I see that in Sand Springs as well now that buildings are starting to go up." 

If all five propositions pass, Mayor Burdge said homeowners will have to pay an additional $6 a month for every $100,000 their home is worth. 

"We've got the whole program set up to where as the money comes in, we do the developments in stages," Mayor Burdge said. "It won't ever be above the $6 per $100,000 home." 

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