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Street work underway
11/7/2013 10:01:50 AM
Last Updated:
8/24/2016 1:50:50 PM

by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

City manager Jane Thomas said Monday night that asphalt rejuvenation will be ongoing in Newkirk over the next week.

She said that work was scheduled to begin on Elm Street Tuesday.

Thomas added that flyers will be handed out to area residents as the work begins, roads will be blocked off while the asphalt is treated.  Thomas said that areas will be blocked off four to five hours while the treatment dries.

  Application permit approved
Newkirk city commissioners approved an application to construct permit totaling  $4,449.36 for the city's water project.

Thomas said the engineer drawings are filed with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.  It is expected to take 30-45 days to approve.

The city manager added that plans are 90 percent complete.  Once the plans are approved by the DEQ, the project would be bid in the following 15 days.

Thomas added that Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant applications are due at the end of October, city staff will be attending workshops to assist with the grant process.

The city has applied for a $159,000.00 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the city's water well rehabilitation.

Thomas expected word by the end of August.

  Board members approved

City commissioners approved Sue Roy for the Newkirk Library Board and Leigh Regain for the Board of Adjustments and Fair Housing Board.

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