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Chamber of Commerce Meeting
July 3, 2003
City Employee Appreciation Luncheon
City Employees (and a few Tulsa County workers that cover this area) were treated
to a luncheon Thursday by the Collinsville Chamber
of Commerce. The food was provided by V.V.E.C. and the meat cooked by Jack
Rogers gave a "State of the City" address to the Chamber and City/County
Collinsville Chamber President
Marilyn Hardacre gave a brief status of upcoming Chamber events: July 4th
Celebration at City Park, Teacher Appreciation Breakfast in mid-August, Founder's
Day September 13th, and fund raisers for Christmas decorations.
indicated steady progress is being made on getting the new Chamber office completed,
but that volunteers were still needed.
Manager Mike Tinker had been scheduled to address the group but was unavailable
as he was required at a hastily called meeting in Tulsa to work out more details
on the Vision 2025 effort. Jim Rogers filled
in for Tinker and discussed growth in Collinsville while dealing with tight
budgets. He said he was proud of the dedicated city employees who were making
progress on a backlog of unfinished tasks from a period of fewer employees and
A joint city/county effort
on turn lanes at 5th and Main was one project expected soon. City Park improvements
have been made including new benches, tables, playground equipment and paint.
The Collinsville Police
are expected to move their offices into the old Post Office (11th and Center)
in about 2 months. A Frisbee Golf course in the City Park is being designed.
Two longer term efforts being considered were possibly opening the bridge
on Broadway and straightening out the
-- Ted Wright 7/3/2003