Posts Tagged ‘Mark Sharpton’

More funding approved for paving Coltrane Road

February 1, 2013 Leave a comment

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In 2006, the Oklahoma legislature set aside money in the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Program (CIRB) to help fund major road and bridge projects counties could not afford on their own. These projects were placed on a five-year plan and submitted to ODOT. Each road district within the county chose projects for funding and District 1 selected five miles of Coltrane Road for resurfacing from Waterloo to Seward. Read more…

Efforts underway to repair muddy roadways

January 14, 2013 2 comments

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Some of the rain everyone had been hoping for finally arrived, but when it did, roads throughout the whole county fell apart. The irony is that the rural living which appears so attractive on sunny days  becomes an issue on rainy days. Getting out of the city and away from the crowd to be in tune with Mother Nature is a thing of delight until inclement weather turns an idyllic little country road into a mud ball. Read more…

State and Federal funding enable major improvements in county infrastructure

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

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I have mentioned in the past that without state and federal funding sources, it would be difficult for the county to make major road and bridge improvements. This is because currently each commissioner district receives an average of only $214.00 per month per mile for maintenance of the county highway system. Read more…

Over nine miles of paving improvements planned

November 7, 2012 2 comments

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We are multi-tasking at District 1. Current projects planned or underway include preparing to pave three miles of Broadway from Waterloo to Simpson and various streets within Oak Tree Addition; construction of Broadway Bridge at Camp Road; replacement of the bridge on Charter Oak one-half mile west of Santa Fe, paving Simpson from Sooner to Coltrane, and numerous guardrail replacement and pavement marking projects. Read more…

Caution urged on Broadway as road repairs begin

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

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“Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.” Anyone with experience in home remodeling can probably relate to that quote. We all enjoy improvements, but the process of making them creates temporary inconvenience. The same is true in regard to road repair. It is not uncommon for people to complain about a road needing repair, but once the process begins, it creates a whole new set of issues. Read more…

Information about county government

September 26, 2012 Leave a comment

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We frequently receive calls at the commissioners’ office about whether there are zoning regulations, building codes and occupancy permits required within Logan County. Read more…

District 1: What have we been up to?

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment

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It is a practice in the District 1 office that employees document their activities each day as they return from various work sites. Not only does this documentation indicate that county employees have been working for you but the information has proven helpful in seeking
reimbursement for emergency repairs through state and federal programs. Read more…

Facts about road funding

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I have often wished that property owners would have to write two checks when paying their annual ad valorem tax. This would help taxpayers realize the breakdown of where their money goes and how little the county receives. Read more…

Bridge closing on Broadway for new construction

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The purpose of this update is to offer a reminder that the bridge on Broadway Rd. at Camp is scheduled to be closed in July. Read more…

Bridge replacement projects continue despite storm damage delays

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An American proverb says, “If you can’t ride two horses at once, you shouldn’t be in the circus.” Read more…

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