T.I.M.E. Projects

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T.I.M.E. Projects

Historically, our residents have united to do what is needed to improve our city to ensure it remains as one of the finest communities in Oklahoma. We believe this hometown standard remains true today. 

We are calling on our Stillwater friends and families to come together, share input and help us determine projects of need and funding sources. 

Now is the T.I.M.E. -- Together Investing in Municipal Excellence.

“We all want to live in a safe community where citizens are efficiently served and resources are managed responsibly. Together Investing in Municipal Excellence means a brighter future for Stillwater and its residents,” said Stillwater City Manager Norman McNickle.

TIME is driven by the City’s mission and vision.

Mission: To build a vibrant community for every resident through our efficient services, shared spaces and smart planning.

Vision: Stillwater will be a dynamic, inclusive community with a spirit of innovation, growth and opportunity.


The Needs

The City of Stillwater has identified three pressing important projects.


The Funding Challenges

  • Oklahoma is the only state that does not allow ad valorem (commonly known as property tax) for the general fund

  • Revenue has remained flat over the last six years

  • Price of consumables has gone up

  • Unfunded State and Federal mandates

  • Changing regulations

  • Aging infrastructure and growing community


The Funding Options

The City has two primary options for raising the needed dollars to fund its much-needed improvement projects.


Community Input

The City of Stillwater is committed to engaging citizens as it evaluates the pressing improvement needs already identified, as well as those gained from citizen input. The City will also seek citizen feedback on funding the projects.

The City will be holding community meetings in fall of 2021 across Stillwater. For the purpose of the meetings, the City will be divided north and south by Hall of Fame Avenue and east and west by Duck Street, forming four areas. Meetings will be held in each quadrant.

Community Meeting Schedule

Meeting #1

(SW Stillwater)

August 24, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Stillwater Middle School

Meeting #2

(SE Stillwater)

September 7, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Highland Park Elementary School

Meeting #3

(NW Stillwater)

September 14, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Will Rogers Elementary School

Meeting #4

(OSU)

September 21, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Student Union Theater

Meeting #5

(NE Stillwater)

September 23, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Stillwater Junior High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of its plans to engage Stillwater residents in the process, the City will be forming various citizen committees to provide guidance and oversight.

Residents can also give input on the projects at any time by visiting the T.I.M.E. Projects page on the City's civic engagement platform, Speak Up Stillwater.

The community input will help guide the City Council as it determines the best course forward for Stillwater.


Content last reviewed 08.25.2021