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Let’s talk about our streets: City holds Transportation Town Hall June 10

Released:May 17, 2019

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>> If you would like to speak at the town hall, fill out a Request to Speak form online by 3 p.m. Monday, June 10 or in person at the Municipal Building before the meeting begins.

Photo of Crew Member Working on Main Street Transportation Project

A city crew member works on a construction project on Main Street.
Credit: City of Stillwater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 17, 2019) — Transportation always seems to be a hot topic in Stillwater—that’s why we are taking time to talk about our upcoming transportation projects, long-term future ODOT projects, and to get valuable input from you about priorities in our transportation system.

“We know a lot of our residents are interested about the state of our transportation infrastructure, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to meet and learn about how the City funds and plans transportation projects,” Mayor Will Joyce said. “Hosting a town hall will give us a chance to involve our residents in the process and hear their concerns and ideas for the future of our transportation system.”

The Transportation Town Hall will start at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 in the Council Hearing Room at the Stillwater Municipal Building (723 S. Lewis St.).

The City Engineering and city management team will provide presentations on some of the key projects and topics concerning Stillwater’s transportation infrastructure. Some topics of interest include:

Additionally, staff and residents will discuss proposed improvements the City could pursue in the coming years.

On April 22, the Stillwater City Council approved the Half-Cent Pavement Management Plan Funding for Fiscal Year 2019/2020.  Part of the purpose of the town hall will be to discuss potential projects the City could pursue with this funding.

Following the presentations, audience members will have an opportunity to address the City Council and staff members with their questions, suggestions and other input concerning transportation. Residents interested in asking questions at the town hall must be present to participate.

  • Fill out a Request to Speak from online by 3 p.m. Monday, June 10 or in person at the Municipal Building before the meeting begins.

“We want residents to know transportation infrastructure is a priority, and we are making improvements with your taxpayer dollars as efficiently and wisely as possible,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “We encourage you to join us on June 10 to learn about the process and the factors your city officials face when making these crucial decisions.”

The town hall will also broadcast live on our government access television station on Suddenlink channel 14 and AT&T U-verse channel 99, and will livestream via YouTube Live at https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofStillwaterTV/live.

A replay of the meeting will play on the stations at 2 p.m. for about a month following the event. The video will also be posted to the City’s YouTube channel.

The City is responsible for the following:

  • 440+ lane miles of asphalt and concrete pavements.

  • 28 bridges 

  • 65 signalized intersections, which include traffic signals for all approach lanes and turn lanes, hardware for operation and communication between signals.

  • 8,000+ traffic signs including stop signs, speed limits, street names and advisory signs.

  • 30+ miles of bike facilities, including share the road routes and bike lanes.

Oklahoma State Highway 51 (6th Avenue) & U.S. Route 177 (Perkins Road)

  • The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is responsible for enhancing and repairing SH-51 and US-177 (Perkins Road, and Washington Street from Airport to Richmond).

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org


Civic Engagement Initiatives

The City of Stillwater values and promotes civic engagement initiatives to encourage public participation and an understanding of government through outreach and inclusiveness initiatives that inspire trust and confidence in local government. Here are some other opportunities our residents can pursue to submit feedback or suggestions about transportation or other city issues:

  • Balancing Act. Try your hand at balancing the City of Stillwater’s Annual Budget. Balancing Act is an online simulation tool that allows you to submit your plan by making changes to revenues and expenditures.

  • Speak Up Stillwater! Speak Up, Stillwater! is a platform for you to share your thoughts and questions about topics presented to City Council.

  • FlashVote. Do you have one minute a month to help make your local government better? If so, you should sign up for FlashVote. It’s a secure, anonymous, scientific survey service that allows residents to provide input via surveys covering topics directly affecting Stillwater.

  • Pop Up City Hall. Look for a bright blue and white umbrella at public events, and you will see a pop up city hall, which means you will be able to talk to city management and elected officials about topics you are interested in — at an event you were already planning to attend.

  • Speaker’s Bureau. Request a city official to speak at your next meeting.

  • Contact your city councilors anytime via email.

See more engagement tools and opportunities at http://stillwater.org/engage

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