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April 2017

City of Norman receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 26th consecutive year, the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Norman by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

Boyd Street between Elm Avenue and east of University reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Monday

Boyd Street, from Elm Avenue to just east of University Blvd, will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Monday for the next phase of the annual sewer maintenance project. Sewer replacement in this segment of Boyd should be complete by May 5, if weather cooperates.

City of Norman to Host Watershed Cleanup Event on April 30

The City of Norman will host its first Pick Your Watershed Cleanup event on April 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Volunteers will choose either Prairie Creek Park, 2025 Pendleton Drive, in the Canadian River watershed, or George Sutton Wilderness Park, 1920 12th Ave. NE, in the Lake Thunderbird watershed.

City of Norman to recognize National Small Business Week

The City of Norman will recognize National Small Business Week, the first week of May, with a proclamation at the next Tuesday’s City Council Meeting and by offering  a free workshop.

Little Axe Community Center hosting boating safety course

The Little Axe Community Center is hosting the Boat Oklahoma course provided by the Marine Enforcement Section of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The free, eight hour course is offered to residents of Oklahoma on April 28 at 9 a.m. The Little Axe Community Center is located at 1000 168th Avenue N.E.

Woods Avenue Concrete Repairs Start Wednesday

Replacement of the concrete pavement on Woods Avenue between Robinson Street and Denison Drive begins Wednesday. The project is part of the 2016 Street Maintenance Bond Program and replaces concrete that has cracked or deteriorated.

City of Norman to Host 16th Annual Earth Day Festival

The City of Norman and the Cleveland County Conservation District will host the 16th Annual Earth Day Festival on April 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Reaves Park. Reaves Park is located on Jenkins Avenue between Lindsey Street and SH-9 East.

36 Avenue NW to temporarily close north and south of Havenbrook Street this week

A project to replace two deteriorated stormwater drains will require 36 Avenue NW to close from Robinson Avenue to Havenbrook Street on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Northbound traffic on 36 Avenue NW will have access to the intersection at Havenbrook Street.

Timeline for completion of new aquatic center past the 2017 season

A new timeline for completion of the $12 million Westwood Family Aquatic Center puts finalization of the project at the end of the 2017 swim season.  The project originally targeted a July 1 date for substantial completion, based on cooperative weather conditions.  Rain and cold temperatures early in the construction of the

Boyd Street between Chautauqua Avenue and Elm Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Tuesday

Boyd Street, from just west of Chautauqua Avenue to east of Elm Avenue, will be reduced to one lane in each direction after the
morning drive Tuesday for the annual sewer maintenance project. Sewer replacement in this segment of Boyd should be complete by April 21 if weather cooperates.

Westwood Park Golf Course offers ladies’ and men’s clinics

Registration is now open at Westwood Park Golf Course for both the men’s and women’s four-week clinics. Men’s classes are from 6 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning May 1. The ladies’ clinic will be held on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning May 2.

Main Street to close nightly between Santa Fe and James Garner

Main Street will close nightly between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. beginning tonight for the one block segment between Santa Fe Avenue and James Garner Avenue. The overnight closures allow for the installation of multiple fire lines across Main Street.  This work is estimated to be completed in three to four evenings.  Main Street will be open full use during the day time hours.