Collinsville, Oklahoma
August 7, 2008
Miscellaneous News

Double Water Rate Fair? /
Brighter Downtown /
Jr. Barrel Race To Benefit Sunday Family

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"Letter To The Editor"

Ted Wright Note: Having been in a similar situation in the past (living outside the city limits but paying for city water and having a business in town using all city utilities) I also felt unrepresented as I was unable to vote in any city elections. That included voting for Mayor or any commissioner (who set rates for city utilities). I moved inside the city limits in 2004 so at least have a vote now but have watched as city utility rates (& fees) continue to increase significantly.

I'm not sure if the Kerr's and Lenaburg's are served by the same water line, but have a 1959 example below of folks outside the old city limits building their own water line (on 19th Street past 156th). -- Ted

Another Ted Wright Note:
The city quickly resolved the "monster water bill" I received in 2006.
First Downtown Street Light
Since Before Ice Storm
At dusk this evening two of the new Main street lights powered up with the first substantial downtown night lighting since before the Dec. 9, 2007 ice storm. (Previous Coverage)