Yukon, Mustang residents to vote for council seats, bond measures
Residents in Yukon will vote March 6 for a city council member and Mustang has two bond measures on the ballot that would fund building of a baseball complex and municipal buildings.
YUKON — A planning commissioner faces a longtime community volunteer in the race for Yukon's city council Ward 4 post.
Michael McEachern, 68, has served on Yukon's planning commission for six years. He worked for Lucent Technologies for 33 years and now works for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Marvin L. Smith, 67, who did not return phone calls to The Oklahoman, frequently attends Yukon School Board and city council meetings and has been a resident of Yukon for many years.
“The biggest thing for me is protecting the quality of life and our property,” McEachern said.
He said infrastructure work needs to be done in Ward 4, which is the largest ward area-wise in the city and is away from most of the development along Interstate 40.
“We need a new grocery store and restaurants,” McEachern said. He anticipates a highway project that spans toward Piedmont will spur further growth and the need for more development, in particular a long-range plan for fresh water in the area.
McEachern and Smith are running for a post left open by term-limited Bob Bradway.
Mustang voters will decide on two bond measures. Mustang City Proposition 1 is a $2.1 million bond issue for expanding the town center building, the Mustang Municipal library and the banquet room.
Mustang City Proposition 2 is a $1.6 million bond issue for constructing a youth baseball complex in Wild Horse Park west of Mustang Road.