Edmond strategic plan wins approval from city council

Edmond City Council members approved a strategic plan for fiscal year 2012-2013. The plan gives the council goals, targets and policies to work toward this fiscal year.
by Diana Baldwin Published: September 25, 2012
Advertisement
;

A new public safety center and construction of a hotel and conference center top the short-term goals in the city council's strategic plan for fiscal year 2012-2013 approved this week.

Architects are working on design plans for a $25.5 million public safety center that will be the new home for the police department, 911 communications and emergency management operations.

Voters on Oct. 11 approved a half-cent sales tax increase for five years to build the public safety center and a second building that is expected to meet the city's needs for 20 to 25 years.

Plans are in the works to build a full-service hotel and conference center at Covell Road and Interstate 35. This is expected to be a public/private project. Agreements between the partners are being written, and land is being purchased.

Also in the plan

Council members want additional library services. To add a full-service, second library is listed among the council's goals.

Council members want to implement the parks master plan and foster public/private partnerships.

The council voted this month to spend $200,000 for engineering to design a multipurpose trail around Arcadia Lake as part of a public-private project.

Council members would like to promote and emphasize Edmond's rich history and charm by exploring options to identify uses for the Smith House and for redevelopment along historic Route 66.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    KOKI: Tulsa man uses Craigslist in search of lost raccoon
  2. 2
    Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same sex couples
  3. 3
    Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life
  4. 4
    Hollywood Scion Jack Huston Cast in 'Ben-Hur' Remake
  5. 5
    NewsOn6: Tulsa Catholic Church To Hold 'Holy Hour' During OKC Black Mass
+ show more