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August 2015

transportation sales tax Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Reauthorization Election
Continuation of current sales tax is on the ballot Nov. 10, 2015

water 2040 Stillwater Utilities Authority to hold public hearing about Water 2040 projects
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Stillwater Municipal Building
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

 Downtown Roundabout x

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


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
 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.



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.
Neal Moore x

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 

April 2015

Book Branch Final  x Little libraries open their doors to readers across town
Stillwater Public Library opens little free library in local business
endui end dui Stillwater Police Department collaborating in drunk driving enforcement campaign
ENDUI Prevention teams conducting DUI checkpoints during Calf Fry 
 Road Projects

Western Road, Perkins Road improvement projects
Public meetings scheduled 

Missoula  Poster

Auditions for Missoula Children's Theatre set for Monday, June 22
Tickets for sale at

 Community Development Block Grant

City of Stillwater seeks public input on where to use $188,000 in grant funds
CDBG public hearing is Monday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.

city council View: City Council meeting for April 27
Chris Knight x City of Stillwater promotes deputy operations manager to safety manager
Role includes implementation of safety and training programs
Transition attack Stillwater Fire Department adds new method to combat building fires
New method combines elements of offensive and defensive attacks to help control fire 
city council View: City Council meeting for April 20
city council x Stillwater City Council accepting applications for vacant seat
Applications due April 29 at 5 p.m. 
city council

View: City Council Meeting for April 20 Part 1

View: City Council Meeting for April 20 Part 2

Meagen  Kascsak OSU names Kascsak 2015 Student Employee of the Year
Intern in Office of Marketing and Public Relations
Jory Stanley

Chief of Training expects excellence for himself, others at the Stillwater Fire Department
Responsible for coordinating training for the entire department


Lawyer x

Free legal advice April 29 at Stillwater Public Library
Face-to-face with Payne Co. attorneys 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.




New series at Stillwater Public Library focuses on jobseekers
First class: Finding a New Career on April 21



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Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Notice: West Park Housing Addition
April 13–17

 Water Line Project The Main Street Water Line Project will replace water lines between 6th Avenue and Miller St.
Presentations for property and business owners are scheduled for Thursday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 28 
city council View: City Council meeting for April 9
 Bartley and Noble Join us for a meet-and-greet with the new mayor
Reception will be Monday, April 20 prior to City Council meeting
citycouncilx View: City Council meeting for April 6
Trash off CEAT


City of Stillwater thanks citizens for making the annual trash-off event a success
150 participants collected a total of 195 bags of trash and recyclables


Safety Fair City of Stillwater holds first Safety Fair for employees
The fair featured 17 exhibits for more than 200 employees who attended 

City offering free bulk item disposal for OSU students May 1 through June 30
Students must have a valid OSU student ID to qualify for free disposal


Citizens invited to FY 2016 Budget Fair Monday, April 27
Comunity Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

 MLB, Pitch, Hit, Run

Youth invited to participate in MLB Pitch, Hit and Run on April 25
The competition is free and open to boys and girls 

spring  final View (PDF): City of Stillwater Spring 2015 Newsletter
  Watch: League of Women Voters hosts Mayoral Candidate Forum 
April 2 

Class at Stillwater Public Library for researchers beginning their Native American genealogy
April 16 at Stillwater Public Library

couple on cruise Cruising for Retirees April 15 at Stillwater Public Library
Making the Most of Retirement series meets April 15 at Stillwater Public Library
Book Sale x Spring Friends book sale to be held at Stillwater Public Library April 16-19
20,000 items priced .25-$1
lesgill  Big ´True Grit' finale on April 11 includes Western music, stories and more
Oklahoma Hall of Fame musician Les Gilliam plays FREE concert 


March 2015


Team Up to Clean Up: Stormwater Management to hold Boomer Creek Cleanup
Event scheduled for Saturday, April 18

Arts Festival The 38th Annual Stillwater Arts Festival will be April 17-19
The festival will be held at the corner of 8th and Husband 
citycouncilx View: City Council meeting for March 23
citycouncilx Watch: City of Stillwater City Council for Monday, March 23, 2015 (Part 1 & 2)
Glass Recycling Waste Management reminds residents to place glass recycling curbside before 6 a.m.
Pilot program continues through July
 HHW Spring x City of Stillwater to hold Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Residents are encouraged to drop off household pollutants free of charge
Financial Department promotions Chief Financial Officer Marcy Lamb announces Financial Department promotions
Four from the department were promoted to new positions 
Dog Park

Dog park closed for maintenance
Scheduled to reopen Saturday, April 4

True Grit Firearms, roping and the Wild West featured next in ´True Grit' programs
Programs at Sheerar Museum on March 22 and Stillwater Public Library on March 23
Sister Cities Sister Cities International seeks young artists and authors for its annual showcase
Deadline for application is Friday, April 10, 2015 
Pickens Auction City of Stillwater Operations Department City of Stillwater Operations Department set to auction off surplus items
Auction is Saturday, March 28 
  Reminder about temporary signs and code compliance within city limits
Temporary ground signs are designed to be displayed for a limited period of time. 
citycouncilx View: City Council Meeting for March 2
stormshelter Register your storm shelter/safe area with the City of Stillwater Emergency Management
Send information via online form at

February 2015

parks in  days poster x Spring Break Challenge: 5 Parks in 5 Days
Visit local parks and have fun over spring break 
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council meeting for Feb. 23

View (PDF): City of Stillwater Winter 2015 Newsletter

True Grit

 'True Grit' seeks writers and artists
Western Writers' Workshop on March 28 and Art Show at OSU Student Union



stillwater reflex blue with baby blue background

Stillwater City Council meeting canceled due to inclement weather conditions
Meeting to be rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

NWS Logo

Residents invited to brush up on severe weather safety awareness March 10
National Weather Service will be presenting on a number of weather topics

Trash Off  Poster

City of Stillwater encourages you to volunteer for annual Trash-Off
Residents take to the streets to show that "Litter is Not OK" on Saturday, April 4 

Be Informed Be Informed adds "City News and Information" to subscription options
Be Informed is a citywide notification system to keep residents informed 
Community Development Block Grant

City of Stillwater seeks public input on where to use $97,000 in grant funds
Staff will hold two public meetings for residents to provide their input 

Drive Cam The City of Stillwater recently completed a program to create safe driving habits
Residents will benefit from safer driving habits created through the program 
 regulating plan map Residents invited to review Form-Based Code for the Corridor Redevelopment Area
Planners would like the public to review the proposed code before officials discuss the topic
citycouncilx View: Stillwater Utilities Authority special meeting for Feb. 9
Aaron Baggarly City of Stillwater hires new planning manager out of South Carolina
Aaron Baggarly will transition from private to public sector with Development Services 
cert healthy business x Photo: City of Stillwater recognized for being a healthy business in Oklahoma
 dog on leash lgn City reminds residents that dogs must be on leashes when using city parks
According to city code, domestic animals cannot run at large in the City
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council meeting for Feb. 2
True Grit  ´True Grit' events aim to unite community members through reading
Kicks off March 2; Events scheduled through April 17 
mystery Crime writer visits Stillwater Public Library with a cold case for audience to solve
Solve “The Lonesome Death of Becky Sue Peterson”
theatre mask OSU Outreach's ´Acting Basics' series returns to Stillwater Public Library
Meets Tuesdays from March 3-April 14

January 2015

 Dancing with Daddy 10th Annual Dancing with Daddy scheduled for Friday, Feb. 6
Tickets available at
Candy Staring Former consultant joins City of Stillwater staff
Candy Staring is the new capital program manager for Water Utilities
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council meeting for Jan. 26
Annual Financial Record View: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2014
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council meeting for Jan. 22
citycouncilx View: Stillwater Utilities Authority special meeting for Jan. 22
publicmeeting waterrates City invites public to attend workshop to discuss water/wastewater utility rates
Thurs. Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. inside the Stillwater Public Library
glass bin example

Curbside glass recycling pilot program begins Feb. 16 citywide
Glass picked up third week of every month on regularly scheduled collection day

MLK Martin Luther King Jr. Day hours of operation
Most City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19
taxclock It's Tax Time Again! Get help at Stillwater Public Library
Free AARP tax assistance and extended computer times
Spring Computer Classes x New computer classes and services at Stillwater Public Library
Free classes on basic topics
Tense Futures x New Sci-Fi film club series begins Feb. 4 at Stillwater Public Library
Explore and discussion the bleak futures in great science fiction films
senior fitness Free ´Eat Better, Move More' classes coming to Stillwater
Free pedometer and training guide
Alarm Permit x  Renew or apply for your burglar/fire alarm permit for 2015
Renew or apply now through Feb. 28
CCC Closing x Convenience Collection Center scheduled to close for improvements
Closure begins Feb. 2 and reopens after Feb. 16 
filing and election day 2015 View key dates for the 2015 mayoral election
Primary election will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 
leg 100 Area legislators eager to greet area citizens Jan. 15 at Stillwater Public Library
Meet Sen. Halligan & Reps. Casey, Denney and Williams
minecraft Stillwater Public Library provides a variety of monthly programs for children
Minecraft, Science Lab, Legos and more
citycouncilx View: Stillwater City Council meeting for Jan. 5
Street sweeper View: Street sweeper schedule
Holly Ladymon x  Animal Welfare welcomes new officer
Holley Ladymon helps expand staff

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