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September 2016


CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo City accepting RFPs for operation of Lakeside Golf Course
Download a full description of RFP, maintenance standards, equipment, course history & more
SpringHHW Fall Household Hazardous Waste Event is Saturday, Oct. 15
Bring household pollutants to the Convenience Collection Center for free, easy drop off.
denney and halligan Local legislators win state library champion award
Sen. James Halligan and Rep. Lee Denney recognized at Oct. 14 reception at Stillwater Public Library

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City to host 26th Annual Halloween Festival
Festival is Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Downtown Stillwater

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Stillwater Regional Airport travelers' feedback needed for statewide survey
Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is gathering important economic data for the airport and state

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City receives state honor for Stillwater Energy Center project
City celebrates grand opening of power plant Tuesday, Sept. 27

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Water Service Interruption Notice for Sept. 29
Temporary water service shutdown near Fox Glynn, Timberline and Stone Point neighborhoods

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New assistant city attorney joins City of Stillwater
Kimberly Carnley will assist with legal advice to the city council, city administration and municipal boards

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo City to adopt updated building codes for residential structures
The City will now operate under the International Code Council 2015 International Residential Code
 CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo City of Stillwater celebrates grand opening of Stillwater Energy Center
Public is invited to the festivities Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m., 2000 E. Airport Road
BFB Cetificate The City of Stillwater named a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
The City joins a list of 1,232 businesses, government agencies & Fortune 500 companies committed to bicycling
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Businesses will now receive an inspection every year

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Mummy & Son Dance scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14
Purchase tickets online at through Oct. 12

August 2016

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Stillwater Fire intern receives scholarship from International Association of Fire Chiefs
Ashley Evans is a fire protection and safety engineering technology senior at OSU   

SWO Inaugural Flight City of Stillwater, American Airlines celebrate first commercial flight from Stillwater Regional Airport Aug. 23
An open house of the renovated terminal and refreshments takes place from noon to 2 p.m.
OSU football

View: OSU Game Day Park & Ride, Transportation Routes, Friday Food Trucks & Tunes Pre-Game Parties
Experience Downtown Stillwater’s unique shopping and dining venues during your weekend trips to Stillwater


Upcoming Auction: 301 S. Washington St.
For more information, go to or

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Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fireworks Show set for Friday, Sept. 2 (Makeup Day)
Sept. 2 Friday Food Trucks & Tunes also moving to Boomer Lake Park


Bike to Friday Food Trucks & Tunes Pedalpalooza Friday, Aug. 19
Enter a raffle to win a free bicycle from District Bicycles, watch a BMX demonstration & more

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Part of McElroy Road closed for road reconstruction
The project will be completed in three phases and is expected to be finished in three and a half months

Pooches in the Pool

Bring your dog to Pooches in the Pool Aug. 14
Admission is free for pet owners and $3 per dog (two dog limit)

July 2016

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Part of 10th and Main intersection closes Aug. 1 for construction
Southbound lane will be open to southbound traffic
Gina Noble Mayor Noble undergoing cancer treatment
Will begin treatment within the next 10 days
july aug  storm cleanup route City will hold storm debris cleanup days July 25 – Aug. 5
Read more for list of dates, locations for pickup days

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo City offers best practices when disposing grass clippings
Follow link to watch video PSA, read tips
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Residents encouraged to apply for open Planning Commission seats
Download an application at
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Bicyclists encouraged to take the Bicycle Friendly Business survey
Take the survey at
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Stillwater City Council reads proclamation in honor of Sister Cities International's 60th anniversary
Takes place during the Monday, July 11 regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.
car seat checkup Stillwater Fire hosts a car seat checkup Tuesday, July 19
Held at Stillwater Fire Department Headquarters, 1506 S. Main St.


June 2016

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View: Independence Day (Monday, July 4, 2016) Hours of Operation & Services

Missoula Peter and Wendy

Missoula Children's Theatre "Peter and Wendy" announces cast
Performances are this Saturday, June 25 at the City of Stillwater Community Center

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City welcomes new water treatment plant superintendent
Doug Carothers brings more than 10 years of experience to the City



City recognized for excellent financial reporting for the 34th year
The City received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2015 CAFR

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View: City of Stillwater receives plaque of appreciation from Edmond Electric

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Part of Hall of Fame and Western roads, Airport Industrial Road close to traffic June 6
A full list of upcoming street, lane closures is at


Take a trip to the beach at this month’s Fridays, Food Trucks and Tunes
City will build a mini beach in the green space at 8th and Husband Friday, June 17

John Maehs City Fleet superintendent named president of Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association
John Maehs has been employed with the City of Stillwater for 27 years
May 2016  
Missoula Peter and Wendy

Auditions for Missoula Children's Theatre set for Monday, June 20
City of Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave. from 10 a.m. to noon

Lou Ann Fisher

City wastewater treatment plant superintendent named vice president of Oklahoma Water Environmental Association
Lou Ann Fisher has been with the City since 2007

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City crews responding to leakage at Sanborn Lake dam

BPAC Vice Mayor Tour

View: Residents encouraged to “tour” Stillwater as part of the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Ad Hoc Committee

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Stillwater Arts Festival announces 2016 show winners
Eight awards presented Saturday, April 16

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19th Annual Family Fishing Tournament is Monday, July 4
Boating and non-boating categories for teams

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Chickasaw Telecommunication Services to sponsor Stillwater’s annual Boomer Blast July 4 Fireworks Show
Free fireworks show is Monday, July 4, 2016 in Boomer Lake Park

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View: Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2016) Hours of Operation and Services

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City of Stillwater advises residents about company promising clean energy to electric customers
No third party company has access to City's electric system

BLP new Splash Pad

Public invited to Boomer Lake splash pad grand opening Thursday, May 26
Thank you to donors: Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater Community Foundation & Stillwater Masonic Lodge

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City of Stillwater looking for smart electric meter volunteers


City of Stillwater awarded 2016 Oklahoma APWA Silver Award for Sangre Road bridge
City received award at May 16 city council meeting

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Watch: Stillwater Regional Airport Construction Update
Renovations are being made to the terminal & airport grounds in preparation for daily American Airlines jet service in August

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City celebrates National Public Works Week May 15–21
Staff will visit local elementary schools with city trucks throughout the week


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City of Stillwater public safety officers receive OU Medical Center's Outstanding First Response Award
Public safety departments were recognized for their service during the Oct. 24, 2015, parade tragedy

Missoula Peter and Wendy

City of Stillwater Community Center to host Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition of "Peter and Wendy"
Auditions are Monday, June 20 for K-12 students


Registration for City of Stillwater swim, tennis lessons now open
Lessons begin the first full week in June

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo City councilors, city manager to hold Office Hours in May
Tuesday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 31
spring View: City of Stillwater Spring 2016 Newsletter

April 2016


City's Development Services Director receives leadership award from the American Planning Association
Paula Dennison receives 2016 Chapter Presidents Council Leadership Award

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City Council to hear public comments, discuss Downtown Redevelopment Project at April 25 study session
Begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Stillwater Municipal Building at 723 S. Lewis St.


OSU Student Move-Out Special is May 1–June 28
Must present valid OSU student I.D. to participate

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39th Annual Stillwater Arts Festival is April 16–17
First Fridays Food Trucks & Tunes is April 15 in Downtown Stillwater

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Residents invited to attend reception for new city councilor, city manager
Monday, April 18 at 4:15 p.m. at City Hall, 723 S. Lewis St.

Spring Household Hazardous Waste Event is Saturday, April 23
Free drop off of household pollutants and pharmaceuticals

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Section of 9th Avenue closes April 6 for road repairs
Work anticipated to take 20 days to complete, weather permitting

March 2016

CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Westwood parents, guardians asked to pickup children following suspicious incident
From Stillwater Police Department
mobile app Read: Winning developers create apps to improve life
From the OSU App Center
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Read: City of Stillwater's official statement on city investigation into Safe Drinking Water Act violations
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Two proposed city charter amendments on April 5 election ballot
Follow link for more information about the proposed amendments
darlington zannotti councilor office hours Vice Mayor Darlington, Councilor Zannotti to hold Office Hours
Tuesday, March 29 at Aspen Coffee Co. at Lakeview Pointe, 5:45–7:30 p.m.
arts fest Enjoy free, live entertainment from local musicians and more at the Stillwater Arts Festival
April 15-17 in Downtown Stillwater; Part of Stillwater Legends Weekend
legends View: Legends Weekend 2016 lineup set for April 15–17 in Stillwater, Oklahoma
See more at Visit Stillwater's website
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Residents invited to attend public hearings for proposed FY17 city budget
First public hearing scheduled for Monday, March 21
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo View: Temporary Signs Code Compliance Information
Includes campaign signs

February 2016

Parks in  Days

Take the 5 Parks in 5 Days Spring Break Challenge with the City of Stillwater
Meet at a different park each day March 14–18

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City Council initiates "It Can Wait" campaign
Campaign works to reduce texting while driving habits, educate about texting while driving laws

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City anticipates construction on 4th, 6th, Walnut and Jefferson
Work expected to begin sometime during the week of March 14–18

winter View: City of Stillwater Winter 2016 Newsletter
strat vision View: Stillwater City Council 2016-2017 Strategic Vision Statement
Trash Off Now accepting volunteers for the City of Stillwater Trash-Off
Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m.–noon
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo View: Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 15, 2016) Hours of Operation & Services
stillwater regional airport StillPioneering City Style  Nonstop air service to DFW coming to Stillwater
American Airlines will begin two daily flights to and from Stillwater August 23
CityofStillwater StillPioneering MainLogo Residents invited to attend public hearings for Lot 34 redevelopment in Downtown Stillwater
Two public hearings scheduled for Feb. 22 and Feb. 23
engine delivery   View: City of Stillwater moves new Stillwater Energy Center engines, generators from rail cars

January 2016


City of Stillwater thanks Mexico Joe’s and MoJo’s Rock’n’Bowl Grill for donation
Restaurants donate $700 for Strickland Park

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Residents invited to meet the city manager candidates Feb. 8–11
The candidate receptions will be held in the council chambers at City Hall, 723 S. Lewis St.


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Parts of 12th Avenue will receive speed limit changes in February
Changes will affect current speed zones on 12th west of Duck Street

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City seeks public input for 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Will host two public input meetings in February

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Read: Jay Nabar recycling project

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Watch: Stillwater Fire reminds residents to check for fire hazards

arts fest

2016 Stillwater Arts Festival featured artist shapes metal into art
Shane Glover's art is featured on this year's poster

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Stillwater Fire installs new fire engine into service
Ferrara engine is housed at Fire Station No. 2

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City Council selects finalists for city manager
Public meetings to be announced 


Information: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Program Events

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View: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 18, 2016) Hours of Operation & Services

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Residents invited to attend budget fair Thursday, Feb. 4
Review the fiscal year 2017 budget plan draft

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City now accepting request forms for glass recycling totes
Download the request form

Round Up Valentine

City holds free valentines party for adults with developmental disabilities
Friday, Feb. 5 from 7–8:30 p.m. at the City of Stillwater Community Center

melissa reames New CFO brings career full circle at the City of Stillwater
Melissa Reames brings more than 30 years of government accounting experience to her office
skate park  City skate park temporarily closed for maintenance
Skate park is at Strickland Park (near intersection of Main Street and Hall of Fame)

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