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April 2016

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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.

   
OSUStudentMoveOut

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

   
arts fest

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.
   
SpringHHW

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

   
th avenue repair

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

   
texting driving campaign web

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

Donation

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.

 

   
th avenue

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

   
CDBG Letter Logo

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

   
jay nabar

Read: Jay Nabar recycling project

   
fire badge

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

   
Fire Bell

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 

   
MLK

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)



December 2015

Dancing with Daddy

11th Annual Dancing with Daddy is Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Tickets now on sale at tickets.stillwater.org

   
Community Outreach Program Logo

SPD officers put on "Shop with a Cop" event this holiday season
Part of the department's Community Outreach Program

   
new years day hours

View: New Year's Day (Friday, Jan. 1, 2016) Hours of Operation & Services

   
christmas hours

View: Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25, 2015) Hours of Operation & Services

   
Alarm Permit

Stillwater Police reminds business, property owners to renew or apply for burglar/fire alarm permits
Must renew or apply by Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

   
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Public Comment Period Open: DRAFT City of Stillwater Stormwater Management Plan, 2015-2020 Permit Cycle

   
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OSU App Center announces winners of first phase of 4th Annual App Competition

 

   
meter face

Residents reminded to schedule an in-house gas pressure test
After the test, call 405-742-8399 to set up an inspection with a city inspector

   
fire badge

Stillwater Fire encourages residents to renew, apply for the 2016 Rural Fire Service Contract
Contract ensures the response fee per fire incident on a contracted property is capped at $2,000

   
cone placement

Making the circle of safety a daily habit
City drivers required to do a visual 360-degree inspection before shifting into drive

   
 Downtown Stillwater View: Downtown Stillwater Christmas Parade of Lights Route
Parade is Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. 


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 stillwater.org 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

   
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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

 

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

   
MainStreetBridge

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

   
stop sign arm

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
   
SFD Mikaela

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

   
 stormshelter

 

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

   
 blue carts

 

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 tickets.stillwater.org
   
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

   
 Tax Dollars Signx

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

   
sec groundbreaking

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

   
RoadClosures x

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
   
Meagan kascsak

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

   
HOA

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
 

 

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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
   
 leadership academy goldx

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.

 

   
 mosquito

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

   
 cyanokit

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
   
breatheeasy

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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