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Edmond City Council votes to transfer money for conference center

Edmond City Council members vote to transfer $2.2 million from the capital projects fund to pay for the purchase of land for a hotel and conference center. Members of the capital projects task force had not mustered enough votes to recommend the transfer.
by Diana Baldwin Published: November 28, 2012
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City, chamber and business leaders think Edmond needs a conference center. There have been at least four studies on the need for a conference center and decades of talk about the possibilities.

Also Monday, council members delayed until a future meeting the purchase of land at 1273 N Broadway for a new home for the information technology department. The purchase price is $735,000 and would come out of the real property fund.

Part of the information technology department is located in the administration offices at 100 E First St., a building to be torn down to make room for the new public safety center.

Council members voted this week to demolish the city administration building on the southeast corner of First Street and Littler Avenue, where the public safety center will be built.

They also agreed to tear down city-owned buildings at Tammy's Laundry, 28 E Hurd; an antiques store at 15 N Littler, the bank drive-thru behind city hall, 25 E First St., and the former animal welfare at 30 W Third St.

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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