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Ted Wright -- last update 11/7/2010 (ChamberSmaligoTulsaCo.html)
Copyright 2010 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 4, 2010
S-Curve & 4-to-Fix Status
Chamber meeting is Dec. 2nd
Chamber Officers |
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Traci Conley
Beth Ann Langston
Officer Travis Lindsey
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Brogdon (State Senator)
Presented County Update
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are an active part of the communities we serve because they are the places we
call home. The members we serve live, work and play in the lush rolling hills
of northeastern Oklahoma.
in Collinsville, Oklahoma, VVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. We provide
electric service to residential, commercial and industrial consumers through more
than 32,000 meters and more than 4,500 miles of electric line in portions of Nowata,
Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Washington counties.
the 26 electric cooperatives operating in Oklahoma, VVEC is the third largest
based on the number of meters served by the co-op. Ninety-two employees cover
the Cooperatives more than 3,200-square mile service territory daily maintaining
the electric system and providing consumer-oriented service.
Tulsa County Commissioner
John Smailgo (fresh from his re-election Tuesday Nov. 2) addressed the Collinsville
Chamber of Commerce Thursday. Nov. 4th at their monthly general meeting.
Smaligo provided status
on the Collinsville S-Curve re-alignment which is a joint effort by the city,
county and state. Utility relocation is underway and construction (by the
county) is likely within about160 days. City and AT&T utility relocation
should start soon and gas relocation has begun. Commisioner Smaligo indicated
$2 million from the 4-to-Fix the County funds were in the process of being
transferred to the S-Curve account.
The city has also recently
requested county assistance with bridge maintenance on some local bridges
which the couny will evaluate to determine if they can effectively assist.
Smaligo indicated another project he has in the works is a more central location
(in District 1... the green north area in the county map at right) for the
road maintence facilities. Existing property being sold could help pay for
a more rural location. Local County property will likely be approved soon
for testing by the Collinsville Soil Program.
The 4-to-Fix The County
sales tax is set to expire at the end of September 2011 unless commissioners
decide to put it to another vote. The topics is complicated with the City
of Tulsa already extending their road improvements with that same 2/10 cent
allocation on that date. Juvenile Justice improvements are also on Smailigo's
wish list for the county.
In response to a question at the meeting, Smailgo indicated there was
at least a remote chance the S-Curve re-alignment could be extended to
the high school (instead of the nursing home) but called me back later
to clarify that he was thinking of another county project with that statement.
City officials had already indicated that the utility relocation contracts
were geared towards the shorter / original funded length of the project).
-- Ted Wright