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Edmond offers safe room rebates

Applications for a safe room rebate program are being accepted through June 30. Edmond residents are eligible for the program.
BY DIANA BALDWIN dbaldwin@opubco.com Published: June 5, 2012
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Residents have an opportunity to receive rebates for installing a safe room in Edmond homes.

Applications for the rebate program are being accepted through June 30. The selection process is not based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mike Magee, the city's emergency management coordinator, said the selection process involves using a random generator to assign a number to each application. The top 500 applications will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Association for approval and funding.

The maximum allowable rebate amount is 75 percent of the construction cost, not to exceed $2,000.

A limited amount of funding is available, Magee said.

“We are pretty excited about this,” Magee said. “It is a good program that will allow people to keep their own kids in their own shelter without a lot of people who brought their dog and smoking a cigar.”

The program is open to people who live in the Edmond city limits. Safe room construction must not begin before the applicant receives an approval letter from the city.

Applications must be returned to the city clerk's office at 24 E First St. by 5 p.m. June 30. Applications can be obtained at www.edmondok.com under public safety and emergency management.

For more information, call 359-4378.