Park Board Report
$29K Flatbed Truck For Park/Cemetery
Vision 2 Resolution Approved
We 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.
Headquartered 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
|The Vision 2 Resolution approved under the consent agenda (above) -- added here 10/5/2012 Ted Wright|
|RESOLUTION NO. 2012-08
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA, RECOGNIZING THE VALUE OF THE VISION 2025 PROGRAM TO THE CITIZENS OF COLLINSVILLE, ENCOURAGING TULSA COUNTY CITIZENS TO VOTE IN AN ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012, TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF A SALES TAX TO IMPROVE THE GENERAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF TULSA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, EXPRESSING THE INTENT OF THE COLLINSVILLE CITY COMMISSION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ALLOCATION OF SAID PROCEEDS FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THESE PROJECTS, INCLUDING PUBLIC INPUT, AND PROVIDING FOR PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE PROPOSED PROJECTS
WHEREAS, the City of Collinsville, Oklahoma, along with other local governments in Tulsa County joined together to create a shared regional vision through the establishment of the Vision 2025 program; and
WHEREAS, the Vision 2025 plan, which was approved by Tulsa County voters on September 9, 2003, was developed to address job creation and retention, economic development initiatives, including education, healthcare facilities and community enrichment initiatives, including public facilities, attractions and infrastructure improvements, that have provided and continue to provide the catalyst for revitalization of the Metropolitan Area; and
WHEREAS, the Vision 2025 program has been very beneficial to the City of Collinsville as its proceeds has been utilized to fund the construction of City Hall and the Fire/EMS Station and furnishings, improvements, infrastructure and neighborhood funding projects; and
WHEREAS, recognizing the positive impact of Vision 2025, Tulsa County community leaders researched an expansion and extension of the Vision 2025 program; and
WHEREAS, on August 13, 2012, the Board of Tulsa County Commissioners, by two separate resolutions, called for a special election to authorize the levy and collection of a sales tax to improve the general economic conditions of the people of Tulsa County; and
WHEREAS, the stated purpose of one issue is to improve the public safety, infrastructure, quality of life and general economic conditions of the people of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, by promoting economic development in order to retain and expand existing businesses and attract new businesses which provide additional jobs and payroll within the County; and
WHEREAS, the identified projects of this Proposition include the acquiring, construction, improving, rehabilitating, installations, buildings, improvements, infrastructure and other capital improvements, and the acquisition, delivering and installing of equipment and fixtures and other capital improvements for use by industrial or commercial businesses on locations in and around the Tulsa International Airport Industrial Complex; and
WHEREAS, the stated purpose of the other Proposition is to improve the public safety, infrastructure, quality of life and general economic conditions of the people of Tulsa County, and to fund capital improvement projects to be owned by Tulsa County or incorporated municipalities located in whole or in part in Tulsa County; and
WHEREAS, if the levy and collection of the Sales Tax is authorized by a majority of the registered voters a portion of the Sales Tax will be allocated to the City of Collinsville to fund capital improvement projects to be owned by the City or any instrumentality thereof as determined by the Board of County Commissioners of Tulsa County; and
WHEREAS, the Collinsville City Commission desires to provide for a process to identify capital improvement projects and to obtain citizen input; and
WHEREAS, the Collinsville Economic Development Authority provides economic development activities and programs designed to advance the overall well-being of the City of Collinsville, and, in particular, to expand the Citys revenue base so as to allow it to expand the type and scope of services generally provided by Oklahoma municipalities; and
WHEREAS, this organization is uniquely qualified to assist the City with identification of capital improvement projects that could be acquired, designed, constructed and improved should this issue be approved by the voters; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City of Collinsville for this organization, with the assistance of City staff, to help identify capital improvement projects that will benefit the overall health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Collinsville, and recommend them to the Collinsville City Commission; and
WHEREAS, at the Public Hearing dated September 19, 2012, capital improvement projects were identified that would most benefit the citizens of the City of Collinsville; one such capital improvement project to include the rehabilitation, upgrade and improvements to the American Legion Building, as an honor and tribute to all military who have served our country past, present and future.
NOW THEREFORE BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE COLLINSVILLE CITY
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE COLLINSVILLE CITY COMMISSION that it is hereby declared to be the official intent of the Commission of the City of Collinsville to use any Sales Tax allocated to the City of Collinsville, Oklahoma, to provide revenue for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping capital improvements to be owned by the City of Collinsville, Oklahoma.
____________________________________ Herb Weaver, Mayor