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November 2015

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Candidates must file Dec. 14–16 for next Stillwater City Council election
Seats 1 and 2 up for election
arts fest Artists invited to apply for the 39th Annual Stillwater Arts Festival
Festival is April 16–17, 2016; applications accepted through Jan. 31, 2016
water 2040 Water 2040 public meetings scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 2
Council Hearing Room at the Stillwater Municipal Building, 723 S. Lewis St.
santa Santa is coming to Stillwater for Breakfast with Santa Dec. 12
Tickets now available at the Community Center, Armory Recreation Center
traffice enforcement Texting, car seats, school speeding
Traffic enforcement 
thanksgiving View: Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 26–27) Hours of Operation & Services
transportation sales tax  Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Election Information & Updates Page
Election is Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
NFIP Logo City staff ensure best rate possible for residents living in floodplains
Stillwater again exceeds standards for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
bronco Ribbon cutting for Downtown Stillwater statue is Wednesday, Nov. 18
Ceremony at 4 p.m. at 10th and Main
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Park restrooms will start closing this week
Restrooms closed seasonally from November to April for the winter
 glass recycling City will pick up glass recycling first collection day of each month beginning January 2016
Remaining pickups in 2015 will fall Nov. 16–20 and Dec. 14–18
 MESO Group Awards Stillwater Electric Utility makes record-setting victories at 2015 MESO Lineworkers Rodeo
City took first place honors in multiple events
Elm Duck Intersection City installs traffic signals to Duck and Elm intersection
Signals were previously at 6th and Country Club intersection before construction
Meridith and Artwork Stillwater Police will raffle a one-of-a-kind painting to raise money for victims of Oct. 24 tragedy
Follow SPD Facebook page, check for dates & locations to purchase raffle tickets
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo City public safety officials thank Stillwater residents who helped during Oct. 24 crash
Stillwater Police, Fire departments appreciate your efforts

October 2015

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Survivors invited to Stillwater community-wide memorial
Memorial begins at 6 p.m., benefit concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

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OSU, City of Stillwater announce plans for community memorial service
Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena


Sheerar Museum, OSU Library, OKC Memorial to begin preserving parade memorial items Thursday
Crew will gather items that could be damaged by the elements

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SPD Briefing on OSU Homecoming Tragedy for Oct. 27 at 3:00 p.m.

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Coach John Smith talks Olympic Gold at Stillwater Public Library Nov. 19
Hear Coach Smith's Olympic Journey



Every word counts during ‘NaNoWriMo @ Your Library’
Weekly write-ins and adult and children's writing programs planned


Public meeting for the Husband Street bridge improvement project is Tuesday, Oct. 13
Brentwood Park Estates Association Clubhouse, 37 W. Brentwood Drive

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SPD focusing on children’s safety on school buses, at bus stops this October
Officers will ride on public school buses as part of a safety campaign

Halloween fest


25th Annual Halloween Festival theme is "Monster Mash"
Festival is Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Downtown Stillwater


September 2015

Charles Fowler


Community to honor Charles Fowler with a reception, proclamation Monday
Reception, proclamation open to the public


carshow Registration underway for 9th Annual Downtown Stillwater Car & Bike Show Oct. 9–10
Classic, modified and new cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to participate
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Stillwater Fire staff color hair pink for breast cancer support, awareness
Staff show support for intern's mother affected by breast cancer

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Stillwater Public Library and partners team up to investigate Sherlock Holmes
Tea and Costume Kick-off event Thurs., Oct. 1

 storm debris disposal

City will hold storm debris cleanup days
Announcements on dates and locations will be updated to the linked page above



City reminds FEMA Safe Room Grant recipients about program requirements
Contact the Grants Division if you have questions about your construction and paperwork


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Municipal Court office closed Friday, Sept. 18
Office will reopen at regular hours Monday, Sept. 21

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City reminds residents to set Blue Carts curbside before 6 a.m.
Collection vehicles begin servicing routes promptly at 6 a.m.


 GFOA Award Picture

City recognized for excellent financial reporting for the 33rd year
Awarded certificate from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)

Fall Book Sale  x  Buyers can binge on bargain books Sept. 24-27 at Stillwater Public Library
20,000 items priced 25 cents to $1
Retirement Fall  x ‘Making the Most of Retirement’ fall line-up
Upcoming programs include reverse mortgages, volunteering and health care

August 2015

water 2040 Postponed: Stillwater Utilities Authority to hold public hearing about Water 2040 projects

osu game day routes 2015 Game Day Post-Game Transportation Routes and Parking Options
Plan works to reduce travel times for traffic leaving Stillwater after OSU games conclude
utility bill poll

City looks for feedback on utility bill design
Take the utility bill poll here

mummy and son Third Annual Mummy and Son Dance is Friday, Oct. 16
Tickets now available at
HHW Fall Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is Saturday, Oct. 17
Drop off unwanted household pollutants free of charge
labor day Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
Most City offices will be closed to observe the holiday
storm debris disposal

Storm debris disposal options for residents
Services through Waste Management

zannotti najera Councilors Zannotti, Najera to hold office hours
Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 6–7:30 p.m. at Aspen Coffee Company at Fountain Square
wm citizen advisory

City creates a citizen advisory group to review waste collection rules
The deadline to volunteer is Friday, Sept. 4

Microsoft Excel  logo svg  OSU Extension's grant provides an "Excel"lent learning opportunity at Stillwater Public Library  
Takes place Sept. 10. Limited registration.


July 2015

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Stillwater's first roundabout now open to traffic
City staff completed the construction within two months

transportation survey checkmark

City Council needs your feedback
Take the survey about the Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax

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Transportation Projects Update for July 17, 2015
Preventative maintenance on city streets continues

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City breaks ground on new Stillwater Energy Center
The electric plant will have an electrical output of 56,277 kW for the community

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Western Road temporarily closed for maintenance
Road closed for two weeks, motorist should seek alternate routes

 MainStreetBridgex Bridge closure on Main Street for rehabilitation project
Motorists encouraged to seek alternate route when traveling near area
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Longtime intern joins Office of Marketing and Public Relations team
Meagan Kascsak is new Communications Coordinator

dogpark closure Stillwaggin' Dog Park closed this Saturday, Aug. 22
Closed for renovations
darlington pat Vice Mayor Darlington to hold Office Hours
Friday, Aug. 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Southern Woods Park
tnaxlefewioqq Red Cross issues call for most needed blood types
Donate blood at the Stillwater Boots and Badges blood drive
sharrow Still pioneering bicycling
Update on "Share the Road" additions, other bicycle-friendly features
 carseat Stillwater Fire Department offers free car seat checkups to residents
Call SFD headquarters at 405-372-0516 to schedule a checkup
Pooches in the Pool Third annual Pooches in the Pool is Sunday, Aug. 9
Admission is $3 per dog with a limit of two dogs per owner
summer  newsletter View (PDF): City of Stillwater Summer 2015 Newsletter
web x Geeks unite for fandom festival at Stillwater Public Library
Workshops, stormtroopers, costume contest and more Aug. 22
City TV City of Stillwater Television moved to Suddenlink channel 14
Channel was formerly on channel 23
 police patch SPD helps mother in need
Officer purchases proper car seat for family after routine stop
Rob Hill Longtime city employee promoted to Emergency Management director
Rob Hill has worked in SEMA since 2003 and the City since 1990
 david casey David Casey joins Emergency Management team
Casey volunteered 15 years for SEMA while working at OSU
 survey glass recycling

Your feedback concerning the residential glass recycling program is needed
Take the survey here


City seeks to improve communication with neighborhoods
The City is developing a list of formal and informal neighborhood organizations

 marcy lamb Financial Officer retiring after 34 years of service
Marcy Lamb retires this month
 Sylvester Steve Sylvester promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal
Sylvester has served with SFD since 1992
sum Writing superstars visit "Summer @ Your Library" for reading programs
Monty Harper, G. Neri and Gregory Jerome

June 2015

Backyard Composting   x Dig into soil at backyard composting class July 21 at Stillwater Public Library
OSU Extension's Lynn Malley teaches class for community members
sum Magic and comic book crafting are the highlights of next week’s ‘Summer @ Your Library’
Magician Kevin Wade performs at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on July 7
fireworks City Code for Fireworks
According to the City Code Sec. 20-76, it is illegal to purchase, sell, possess or use fireworks in Stillwater city limits.
 leadership academy goldx City of Stillwater Leadership Academy Class II graduates
CSLA was created as a way to identify and develop potential leaders within the City.
 pool City pool called "Excellent" by State Department of Health
Beekeeping x Buzz into Stillwater Public Library for beekeeping basics
Learn everything needed to set-up your first hive July 9
sum Curious creatures invade Stillwater Public Library June 30-July 1
Children and teens meet and interact with the exotic critters from 'Animal Tales'
 kirk mittelstet Emergency Management Director retiring after 43 years of service
Kirk Mittelstet retires the end of June
 darlington zannotti City Councilors to hold Office Hours
Darlington July 10 at Aspen, Zannotti July 17 at Red Rock Bakery
Cardboard Arcade x Stillwater Public Library Holds a Father's Day Cardboard Build Challenge for Families
Build a cardboard arcade game based on Caine's Arcade



Local readers learn super-hero science at ´Summer @ Your Library'
Mad Science and Science Museum OK visit June 23-24

computer 100 One-on-one computer tutoring returns to Stillwater Public Library
Free one hour sessions available by reservation
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City announces the Leadership Academy Class III
17 staff members selected 


Be sure to complete Perkins Road Survey
ODot looking to make improvements in 2020

Boomer Blast 


Chickasaw Telecommunication Service to sponsor Stillwater’s annual Boom Blast July 4 Fireworks Show
Event organized and presented by the City of Stillwater.



Tips on how to control the breeding of mosquitos
Information from the OSU Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

May 2015

  Stillwater Electric Utility receives national recognition for reliable electric operations
SEU is only the second public power provider in the state to obtain the RP3 designation
sum Summer @ Your Library kickoff events for children and teens on May 16-17
Registration for summer reading programs begins May 11
Missoula  Poster x Announcing dates for auditions/performance for Missoula Children's Theatre 2015 musical
'Blackbeard The Pirate'
SEDAx View/Recap: City Council for May 18, 2015
Davenport x Safety coordinator riding into the sunset
Stephen Davenport retiring at the end of June
darlington najera Darlington, Najera to hold first ´Office Hours' 
Opportunity to meet with citizens
public works week City celebrates National Public Works Week May 17–23, 2015
'Touch a Truck' will be at Richmond May 18, Skyline May 19 and Highland Park May 20.
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Community education important to new Stillwater Fire Department fire marshal
Neal Moore was promoted to fire marshal after serving as deputy since 2008


Stillwater Fire Department purchased additional cyanokits to help keep fire victims safe
Cyanide poisoning is one of the most common cases of death in a fire

water 2040


A water service interruption is scheduled for a large area of southwest Stillwater
Plan ahead Tuesday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


Bike Maintenance x Bicycle maintenance course offered at Stillwater Public Library May 23
District Bicycles offers class at Stillwater Public Library
SOT Team Stillwater Multi-Jurisdictional Special Operations Team wins at SWAT competition
Team consisted of members from four area emergency departments

Stillwater parks to add tobacco-free signage to designated areas
Part of the statewide Breathe Easy campaign

city council View: City Council meeting for May 4
elizabeth murray and shari clifton Stillwater children's librarian named ´outstanding' at library conference
Elizabeth Murray wins Oklahoma Library Association Award
Cochran Danny  Making the Most of Retirement addresses legacy planning May 20 at Stillwater Public Library
Danny Cochran, Senior Wealth and Tax Advisor, presents program 

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