Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 6, 2015
Miscellaneous News
Smelter Cleanup Starts /
School Asphalt /
City Employee Appreciation
I am much less behind than recent months... but wanted to note these 3 photos pages that will be on hold while I drop back to try and finish out the 2015 senior pages over the next few days. Equipment is on-site for the TFM smelter waste containment. Asphalt was going down this week on parking areas and bus loops at the new upper elementary (and Herald/ECC). The Chamber of Commerce "appreciated" City and County employees with a picnic dinner at city park Thursday. -- more later (BELOW) -- Ted Wright 7/2/2015 2pm Thursday
Smelter Waste Containment Set To Begin
After years of talk and study, equipment is now on-site to begin the process of moving and covering the left over contaminents from the "Tulsa Fuel and Manufacturing" smelter site from about a hundred years ago. This EPA Cleanup site is at the south end of 12th Street where it crosses the rail road tracks. A seperate project collected contaminated soil from the community and contained that on the other side of the "old Highway 169" where a 2nd smelter operated in the same mostly 1911-1920 timeframe.
Asphalt Paving / Parking / Loops For South School-Plex
Asphalt was being spread last week (& likely continuing this week) at the new Upper Elementary school building as well as expanded bus/parent pickup-dropoff loops for all three buildings (CUE, Herald, and ECC). Collinsville students from pre-K through 5th grade will all be at this same campus for the first time with 1st and 2nd graders moving here from their former Wilson campus. The nearby "Sportsplex" (above) with baseball and soccer fields should also benefit from the additional asphalt on the shared access road.
This is the main roadway entry (from 129th East Ave.) to the south end of the new upper elementary building. The July 1st photo shows just the initial asphalt layer with a second layer yet to be applied.
Chamber "Appreciates" City & County Employees
The annual Collinsville Chamber of Commerce picnic at city park for City of Collinsville and Tulsa County Workers was held July 2, 2015. They provided hambugers, hot dogs, and fixings for a good sized crowd.

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