April 24, 2013
to official agendas on city site.
for city work session on Wednesday, April 24, 2013: Economic Development
Report by Stan Sallee and ODOT Main Street Speed Study Discussion (4pm
at City Hall) -- Ted 4/18/2013
to "Economic Development" on city web site.
Shafer joined the other commissioners after this photo was taken Wednesday
afternoon as Stan Sallee briefed the city officials on his efforts to improve
and expand economic development here.
Sallee provided status on efforts including improving the environment here
for economic development by interfacing with ODOT for keeping our need for
a four (or 5) lane Highway 20 out to Highway 75 to remain their plans, the
need for improved entry/exit (signal lights?) at the Quick Trip (and other
potential businesses) west of town near Hwy 75, and potential Highway 169
Other topics Sallee mentioned:
* (un-named) partnership that might bring funding to existing merchants
* partnerships with Tulsa and Owasso for multiple project (one example being
trying to get in front of Verizion relocations (500-700 jobs coming nearby).
* Continue partnerships with Cherokee Nation
* Visit with Hille Foundation
* Collinsville package in fron of an unnamed corporation which their board
is expected to review. Suggested executive session if commissioners wanted
more specifc information.
* requested direction on city potential industrial park development
* ICSC National Convention May 22 (in Vagas) ... requested city direction
on his attendance
* lost tractor supply opportunity to Skiatook
* Last apartments built in Collinsville in 1979 (Garden Apartments) ...
time for more?
* Collinsville is (still) leading this region in new housing starts
Bud York suggested a city department of economic development to gather data
and promote Collinsville.Pam Polk indicated INCOG woul likely soon be a
source for interfacing with demographic information ($1000 fee).
City Manager Pam Polk presented ODOT data indicating
"average" traffic measured on Main Street is traveling above the
posted 25 MPH limit and ODOT recommended the limit be raised to 35. The
informal commission discussion indicated that might be feasible with the
exception of the school crossing areas. Polk mention a portion of the grant
for "Safe Routes To Schools" might provided a way to place signaling
devices at both Main and Brodway crossings near the middle school.
Wright comments in purple
Main Street Speed Study