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Norman council will pick Ward 3 representative

Norman City Council members will vote Tuesday to fill the Ward 3 seat being vacated by Hal Ezzell. Five people applied for the post.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: August 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm •  Published: August 14, 2012

City council members Tuesday will vote on a replacement for the Ward 3 seat vacated by Hal Ezzell.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building's council chambers, 201 W Gray St.

Five people applied for the seat left empty on July 31 because Ezzell moved out of the ward. Seeking appointment to the post are Renee Porter, Shawn Hook, Robert McCloy, Robert Castleberry and Benjamin Carter.

All five council members must agree on appointment.

Council members also will adopt a resolution extending appreciation to all those who helped during the recent wildfires that devastated the eastern part of Cleveland County, including Norman firefighters, numerous other fire departments, volunteers, the Cleveland County sheriff's office, Norman Police Department, the city's Animal Welfare Division, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, United Way of Norman, Salvation Army and American Red Cross.

The council will consider a request to change the land use designation and rezone land on the northwest corner of Boyd Street and Monnett Avenue to allow construction of a mixed-use building with retail stores on the ground level and apartments on two upper floors.

The proposed project by MB Real Estate II includes about 5,400 square feet of leasable retail space, which would probably be about five businesses, city staff members said. The upper levels of the project would provide 8,800 square feet of living space on the second floor and 7,700 square feet of living space on the top floor.

The design calls for a mix of flats and lofts, with decks, and 28 covered parking spaces on the north side of the development.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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