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 edmondelectric.com 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.
The lime green sticker has room for the child's name and information about the parent or guardian and that of a relative not living with the child. The 31/2 inch by 41/2 inch sticker also has a place for a physician's phone number and the medical history or special needs of the child.
The stickers can be picked up at the police department, 23 E First St. It should be placed on the back of the safety seat.
Supporters and partners of the arts in Edmond will be recognized Friday. A special unveiling will also take place during the program that starts at 9 a.m.
The event will take place in the median at 215 N Boulevard, in front of Boulevard Academy, the original Edmond High School. Parking is available in the lot at the northeast corner of Boulevard and Campbell Street.
Bronze statutes of a puffed-up frog, a paper airplane, people hugging and children fishing are a few of the public art pieces seen on street corners throughout Edmond. The city has 157 pieces of public art.
The Visual Arts Commission helps select, display and maintain Edmond's art collection. The city teams with residents and business owners to buy public art. The commission meets at 4:45 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Downtown Community Center, 28 E Main.
• Tuesday: Edmond Planning Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m., 20 S Littler Ave.
• Oct. 17: Boys Ranch Town will present the Edmond Women's Club members with its Hearts and Homes Award for their support over the years at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Tree Country Club, 700 Country Club.
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DIANA BALDWIN, STAFF WRITER