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Edmond Exchange for June 5, 2014

Edmond Exchange, a wrap-up of what is happening in Edmond.
by Diana Baldwin Published: June 5, 2014

An exhibit, “Fore — Looking Back at Golf in Edmond,” will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum, 431 S Boulevard. Tickets to the senior open championship tournament will be given away at the reception.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 27.

It’s a fact

Edmond Electric is Oklahoma’s largest community-owned electric utility. Edmond Electric has served the Edmond community since 1908. As a publicly owned power company and a city department, Edmond Electric returns profits to the community annually. Their profits support city services such as police, fire, street and parks. Because of Edmond Electric’s support, Edmond maintains a high quality of living yet has one of the lower sales tax rate in the state. Edmond Electric provides a 99.9 percent reliability rating.

What’s next

Edmond City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 20 S Littler Ave.

Arcadia Lake Fishing Derby, for children 5 to 15, at Spring Creek Park, register at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, fishing at 8 a.m.. Final weigh-in at 11 a.m., free event.

Need answers?

Reader Carolyn Leonard asked: I have a concern about parking at the Edmond Museum and Stephenson Park. The building is formerly the armory built in 1936 by WPA and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a big plus for a city like Edmond to have such a fine, well ordered historical collection and knowledgeable docents — but parking for visitors is an issue. I am wondering if the planned, proposed additional parking on the north side of the park is on schedule for 2014? Or if not, if the parking in front of the museum could be designated for visitors to the building?

Assistant City Manager Steve Commons answered: No new parking plans or changes are planned in 2014. I expect that there might be some comments in the upcoming release of the Downtown Master Plan about the need for additional parking. I know we are looking for opportunities in this area for additional parking to support activities in the area of Stephenson Park.

Got questions about Edmond and its road construction, the public safety center, traffic or anything else?Email your questions to Edmond Exchange will find an answer.

Diana Baldwin,


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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