Edmond Exchange

Edmond Exchange for April 24 is a wrapup of what is going on in Edmond.
Oklahoman Published: April 24, 2014

City council members will make a final decision on rezoning the property just east of a proposed fourth Edmond high school site at their May 12 meeting. Planning commissioners also recommended amending the city’s zoning plan to allow the property to be rezoned.

The property has a frontage on Covell Road for 1,326 feet and extends east to the second entry street into Covell Valley housing addition. The Hampden Hollow commercial center is on the north side of Covell Road.

Randel Shadid, attorney for developer Aaron Dobson, said the property was planned for commercial when his client purchased the property, but was later changed to residential.

Chris Sooner, 6421 Covell Road, told the planning commissioner he was concerned about the water runoff and flooding of Covell Road.

The water retention area in question is not on his client’s property, Shadid said. He promised to meet all city codes for water retention on the property.

Last day to enroll

The last day to sign up for Edmond Public School’s 2014-2015 pre-K program is Friday at the district’s administrative center, 1001 W Danforth. Children who are 4 years old but not older than 5 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible for the program. For more information, call 340-2277.

What’s next

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

Watch Edmond runners in the 2014 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and remember all victims of the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the National Memorial in downtown Oklahoma City.

It’s a fact

Edmond Electric is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.

Need answers?

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




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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