Tulsa, Ok – Upon the request of the Tulsa County fair board, the City of Tulsa has agreed to a stormwater fee credit that will end a dispute over outstanding fees charged to the County for stormwater collection and refuse services at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.
The City agreed to credit the County's stormwater fees to account for the construction of a stormwater detention facility built prior to the City's annexation of the fairgrounds in 2009. The Tulsa County fair board voted to accept the credit today.
Tulsa, Okla. – A proposal for the development of the former Tulsa Fire Department headquarters at Fourth Street and Frankford Avenue met with a mixed response from City Council today.
At this morning's Urban and Economic Development Committee meeting, City Economic Development Director Mike Bunney said the plan would involve trading the property to the Tulsa Opera for development as its new headquarters, in exchange for a piece of land the Opera owns near the airport.
Tulsa, OK – More funding for education may be coming to Oklahoma. Tulsa Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Trish Williams says the state can get up to 119-million dollars in stimulus funding to save education jobs.
It will also be up to the governor how to distribute the funds. His options will be the "State Aid Formula" or the "Title One Formula".
Tulsa, OK – The public received its first look at the new logo for Tulsa Public Schools. The logo, donated by Walsh Branding of Tulsa, will eventually be emblazoned on all TPS buses and other district-related gear. The Public Information Office planned changes to the district's identity system to occur as part of regular maintenance, so there will be no additional cost.
Tulsa, OK – Former Tulsa Fire Chief and Deputy Mayor Tom Baker gave the Tulsa City Council a briefing on the efforts to turn the operation of the Tulsa Zoo over to a private management firm. The City will continue to own the zoo, however, the day-to-day operations will be handled by Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. TZMI's board recently named Baker to head the transition effort.
Tulsa, OK – Rain. Not a lot, but enough to cool us down.
Forecasters said it could happen and it did. Thunderstorms rumbled through Tulsa during the end of the morning rush hour. Strong to severe storms could be possible later today from Tulsa to the southeast. The National Weather Service says heavy rain will be possible from Tulsa to the northwest.
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Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen will be the first to tell his trade is that of an aviator, not art critic. But, like everyone, he has an opinion. One word sums up the art work on the new sound barrier along 169- between Memorial and Mingo. That word is: "ugly".