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September 2014

lifenet LifeNet response times
Report to WPCATA (July 2014) and presented to Stillwater City Council Sept. 16
Fire Hydrant x City of Stillwater will begin testing Fire Hydrants across the City
Testing will occur during a two-week period starting week of Sept. 21
th smallcity View: Stillwater ranked "10th happiest small city" by
 Halloweenfest x 24th Annual Halloween Festival scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28
Admission by canned food donations
large Academy Sports + Outdoors set to open first store in Stillwater
The nearly 63,000 square-foot store will open in 2015.
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council meeting recap Sept. 4
 twitter bird blue on white Residents can ask questions about the Firewise Communities Program during Twitter Townhall Sept. 11
Tweet, email or text in questions during live broadcast. Tweet using #AskStillwaterOK.

August 2014


Stillwater Stillwaggin' Dog Park CLOSED for maintenance
Closed Aug. 29-Sept. 12

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Second Annual Mummy and Son Dance
Friday, Oct. 10 at the Stillwater Community Center

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Firewise Communities Program provides free virtual workshop
Workshop will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16 at noon 

8th Annual Downtown Stillwater Car and Bike Show

8th Annual Downtown Stillwater Car and Bike Show
September 19-20 at 8th and Main in Downtown Stillwater

Mushroom Mania x Local mushroomers share fungus facts at Stillwater Public Library Sept. 18
Learn about varities, cooking, medicinal use and get samples
SEDAx View: Stillwater City Council meeting recap for Aug. 25
white rock paddle x Stillwater welcomes White Rock Paddle Company to Boomer Lake
Offering a paddle sports rental business to users of Boomer Lake
ASE Medallion x Longtime City employee receives professional milestone recognition
Fleet superintendent John Maehs receives medallion for 25 years being ASE certified
GFOA financial reporting award excellence comprehensive annual financial report CAFR City of Stillwater receives financial recognition award for 32nd consecutive year
Award represents the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting
BigBelly trash compactor downtown Stillwater Oklahoma City of Stillwater installs BigBelly trash compactors in Downtown Stillwater
Compactors offer more cost effective and efficient option than traditional trash bins
business  MTC and Stillwater Library Partner to Host Free Business 101 Class
Market Reasearch, financing and more Sept. 20
mmr journey 'Making the Most of Retirement' returns at Stillwater Public Library after summer break
New retirement facility explored at Sept. 17 program
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council recap for August 18
citybeat View: Special OSU Edition of City Beat
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Updated Notice: Discussion about Form-Based Codes on Aug. 19

 Fall Computer Classes  xscroller Stillwater Public Library releases its schedule for free computer classes
Classes begin Sept. 2
Stillwater fire department fighting cancer fundraiser tough men wear pink Stillwater firefighters support family fighting cancer
With "tough men wear pink" T-shirt fundraiser 
Labor Day hours of operation Labor Day hours of operation
steam Stillwater Public Library offers full schedule of programs for children
New library laboratory added to line-up beginning Sept. 9
Deaf fire alarm hard of hearing shaker low pitch sound Fire alarm project provides deaf and hard of hearing with free equipment
Available to residents of Payne County and surrounding counties
FBC Invite form based codes

Learn about form based codes at City of Stillwater public meeting
To discuss form based codes to the south and east of OSU campus

citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council recap for August 11
Frankenstein Regenerated x    New Sci-Fi film club begins Sept. 3 at Stillwater Public Library
OSU's Dr. Tim Prchal to give commentary in 4 part series 

July 2014

citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council recap for August 4

View: Stillwater Utilities Authority special meeting recap for July 29


View: Stillwater City Council study session recap for July 28

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Notice to water customers: Service will be interrupted on Friday, Aug. 1
Area along Perkins Road between 32nd and 44th Avenues

Pooches in the Pool Event Dogs Swimming Swim

Second annual Pooches in the Pool
Event held Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Municipal Pool


Stillwater Public Library closed for electrical work morning of July 30



Updated Notice: Announcement of upcoming bond sale for Stillwater Utilities Authority


Stillwater Public Library goes on the road with ‘Journey Stories’
First book in 5 book series available beginning Aug. 1



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Preserving summer’s bounty at Stillwater Public Library
Intro to food preservation techniques Aug. 7




New round of rebates available for storm shelters
Apply now for a 75% rebate through the City of Stillwater

RAD women's self defense class training physical basic

Sign up for a women’s self-defense class
Registration now open for September course 

citycouncilx View: City Council recap for July 7
lang Learn a new language through Stillwater Public Library
Online service provides instruction for 80 languages

Community writers to learn about publishing at Stillwater Public Library
Panel of four publishers will answer questions, give advice

SNAP 100x100 City of Stillwater releases mobile SNAP app
Mobile app makes reporting problems easier for residents

June 2014

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OSU Outreach offers ´Acting Basics' series at Stillwater Public Library
Six week non-credit class meets Tuesdays Aug.26-Sept. 30



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Notice to contractors
Permit Fees

Independence Day 100x100 Independence Day
Hours of operation and services for Friday, July 4
Medical Sharps 100x100 Proper disposal of medical syringes and other medical sharps
Ways residents can minimize risks to others
 Firewise presentation x

Stillwater receives official recognition for being a Firewise community


Stillwater Community Housing and Affordability Report
Issued June 2014 by the City of Stillwater Development Services Department.

mmr  spring Retirees get retirement account tips at the library June 18
Making the Most of Retirement series
WRN   NOAA 100x100 Stillwater named an ambassador for Weather Ready Nation
Ambassadors increase residents readiness and preparedness

Hypertufa workshop offered at Stillwater Public Library for garden enthusiasts
June 28 class will be held at the Multi Arts Center




Science Café explores costs and benefits of gas and oil exploration
The third of four part series held at Stillwater Public Library



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Questions about the Pavement Management Program?
City to hold live Twitter Townhall answering your questions June 17


Stillwater becomes the largest Oklahoma community to be declared Firewise
Firewise is a collaborative outreach effort to help communities be ready for wildfires

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View: Annual Water Quality Report for City of Stillwater

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View: Annual Water Quality Report for Payne County RWC #3

 MESO Reliability x

Stillwater Electric Utility receives electric reliability award
Presented by the Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma

 SEDAx  View: City Council recap for June 2

May 2014

Boomer Blast x x Boomer Blast 2014 fireworks show set for July 4
Event celebrates Independence Day, 125th anniversary of Stillwater
family fishing linedrawing x 17th Annual Family Fishing Tournament
Competition set for Friday, July 4 at Boomer Lake
Nap Nanny 100x100 Neighborhood safety network message
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report
Red Cross 100x100 Stillwater Battle of the Badges blood drive
Community invited to donate blood at one of three drives in June

Stillwater Public Library upgrades online catalog for easier use
Multi-format searching, spell correction and more

 June Bug 100x100 Lake McMurtry announces second annual June Bug Jog
Race will be held on June 21 
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Administrative Services Coordinator Larry Devers retires
Devers spent more than 30 years with the City of Stillwater Parks and Recreation 

 Kayak 100x100 Parks and Recreation is accepting bids for a kayak/paddleboat concession
Concession will be located at Boomer Lake 
Band 100x100 Stillwater Community Band summer concert series
Returning to the City of Stillwater Community Center in June

Science Café Explores Potential Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration
Series begins May 29 at Stillwater Public Library



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Dan Blankenship appointed to Environmental Quality Board
Board provides guidance to the Department of Environmental Quality

citycouncilx View: City Council meeting recap for May 19
Memorial Day 100x100 Memorial Day
Hours of operation and services
slwofa 100x100 Service line protection available
The program offers protection against normal wear and tear

Destruction & Construction for dads and kids @ the library
A Father's Day program on Sunday, June 15



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Safety, longevity important building inspection goals at City of Stillwater
Building inspections provide a measure of safety and security among owners  


Bicycle maintenance course offered at Stillwater Public Library May 24
A free class for the whole family!

Missoula 100x100 The Missoula Children's Theatre
Presents "The Secret Garden"

View: Proposed City Budget for FY 2014-2015
Public Hearing Monday, May 19 at city council meeting 


View: City Council meeting recap for May 5

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Retirees journey through health at Stillwater Public Library on May 21
Janice Hermann presents at 'Making the Most of Retirement'

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Journeymen and apprentice lineworkers up their game at national competition
City showcased skills and talent against top crews from around the nation

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Color system helps fire department battle blazes 
System helps firefighters quickly determine hydrant flow capacity 


Water service will be interrupted temporally May 8
Areas south of Stillwater due to a new transmission line installation


City celebrates National Public Works Week May 18-24
Aims to raise public awareness of city services and activities

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SFD to conduct car seat checkups Saturday, May 17
Certified child passenger safety technicians to offer drive thru event


Stillwater is recognized as a Firewise community
12 Oklahoma communities were recognized for achieving Firewise/USA status

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