Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 12, 2008
Miscellaneous News
First Herald Spelling Bee Winners /
Church of Christ Changes /
Downtown Sidewalk Work Schedule /
Fair Board Meeting Set

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Mrs. Chronister asked if I could please submit these two photos to you in regards to the 1st annual Herald Elementary Spelling Bee, held on March 12th, 2008.

The picture above is of all the contestants - they were the spelling champs in their classrooms! (not in order): 5th grade - Halie Nelson, Zach Reed, Calvin Vogel, Haley Davis, Ryan Przybysz-Szentes, Kaylie Byrom, Blade Nelson. 4th grade - Ellen Pfeffer, Connor Cross, Elyssa White, Marissa McClintock, Allison Richmond, Mariah Hawkins, Faith Sampley.

We are so proud of all the students for their hard work! Congratulations to all!
Thank you!
Michelle Cross (3-12-2008)
Runners-up and winners (in order from left to right): 4th grade runner-up Allison Richmond, 4th grade winner Faith Sampley, 5th grade winner Halie Nelson, 5th grade runner-up Blade Nelson.
Church of Christ Expansion Plans
Ted, Just wanted to give you an update on our church building plans. In the next few days, a demolition contractor will demolish the old "gas office" building located at 1002 West Broadway and the old house at 921 West Oak street. Temporary parking lots will be constructed on both of these sites initially. Architects will complete a "Master Plan" by the end of the year, with construction beginning in the spring of 2010.

Thanks, Don Witton
I'll have a bit more history for the former Ruth Fuel Gas Co. office at 10th & Broadway as this activity progresses. -- Ted
Vacant house at 921 W. Oak (across the street from the former ECC building which the church purchased from the school system).
Collinsville Tri-County Fair Board Meet: March 24th 7pm (at Marilyn Hardacre's office: 1314 W. Main). Fair activities will be scaled down again in 2008.
Plenty of softball, baseball and soccer teams of all ages are practicing now for spring games.3-11-2008

Watch Your Step Downtown!!

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Frank Moreland (of the City Water/Street Dept.) started with a hand held jack hammer then used a backhoe to lift out a whole section of old sidewalk in front of Bayouth Insurance at 11th & Main Wednesday morning. Similar holes were created on the other corners. Watch your step, but do come see us as all businesses in Historic Downtown Collinsville will remain open to serve you despite the on-going construction. We appreciate your business. -- Ted Wright11:30am 3-12-2008
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Collinsville Main Street Enhancement Project, Phase 1 (12th St. to 10th St.)
Update from City Manager Pam Polk ~(3-10-2008)

Dear Main Street Business,

The long-awaited Main Street Enhancement Project funded by Tulsa County Vision 2025, State Department of Transportation, (and City of Collinsville) begins in March 2008.

City crews will begin by saw cutting portions of the existing sidewalk to install electric and water. A temporary rock fill will be used to provide a walking surface until the entire sidewalk can be removed and replaced.

Once all electric and water lines are installed, the remaining concrete will be removed, new water meter enclosures and electric street light bases will be installed and a new walk, paver brick edges, landscape areas, irrigation lines and street crossing bump outs and ramps will be installed by Bryant & Bryant, the contractor approved by the City Commission to complete the work.

The phasing of the work will generally be as follows:
12th to 11th - North side - saw cutting and electric/water line installation - early to mid-March.
11th to 10th - North side - saw cutting and electric/water line installation - mid to late-March.
10th to 11th
- South side - saw cutting and electric/water line installation - early to mid-April.
11th to 12th
- South side - saw cutting and electric/water line installation - mid to late-April.

City crews will begin removing all remaining walks with Bryant following behind with installation of irrigation, light pole mountings, paving brick and sidewalks beginning in late April. Bryant will work from 12th to 11th on the north side and continue working east to 10th. Bryant will then work back along the south side of Main from 10th to 12th finishing by late-June.

Main Street businesses can expect minor inconvenience to customers during the saw cutting process and from 3-5 days of minor inconvenience with the demolition and replacement of sidewalks during May and June. Crossing access ramps will be provided when necessary to provide entry to businesses during sidewalk demolition and replacement. Street parking on the opposite side of each block will remain as work is completed across the street.

Further infomation will be provided to each business within each block as work progresses. Businesses are encouraged to visit and the Collinsville News for updates or call City Hall at 371-1013 and ask for the City Planner or Building Inspector.