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Edmond Exchange, a wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.
by Diana Baldwin and William Crum Published: October 3, 2013


Electricity rates will rise

Edmond Electric's residential customers will see an average increase of $3.63 on their electricity bills starting Nov. 1.

The increase, based on the amount of electricity used, will bring in an additional $1.2 million for fiscal year 2014.

The rate hike came after city leaders conducted a study that was examined by the council during a May 28 workshop and followed by a unanimous yes vote by the council.

With the city growing rapidly, Edmond Electric will use the rate increase for maintaining reliable service and for growth in residential neighborhoods and commercial areas, said Glenn Fisher, Edmond Electric director.

The last rate adjustment was in January.

Edmond Electric offers to help reduce electric bills with several programs including free home energy audits and rebates for high-efficiency air conditioning and heat pump installation.

For more information, go to or call 359-4541.

Sam's will open on I-35

Edmond's new Sam's Club opens at 8 a.m. Thursday, just north of the Walmart Supercenter near 15th Street and Interstate 35. Local dignitaries will be at the store when it opens, along with 130 new Sam's Club associates. Former University of Oklahoma quarterback Jason White will sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. OU running back Billy Sims will sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

It's a fact: Edmond's water supply

Edmond gets its water from Arcadia Lake, groundwater wells from the Garber-Wellington Aquier and treated water bought from Oklahoma City. The city's water supply sources, coupled with conservation, will be sufficient to meet projected demands through 2020, according to a five-year water supply plan.

Free child safety stickers offered

Kiwanis Club of Edmond and Edmond police are partnering to offer free safety stickers to attach to child safety seats in case there is an accident and the officer needs information quickly.

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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...
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by William Crum
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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