Plans scrapped for controversial Dollar General store in Sand Springs

Plans for a controversial Dollar General store location have been scrapped following significant public outcry.

A one-acre vacant lot at 2702 North State Highway 97 was the intended construction site, but after more than 200 Osage County citizens submitted a petition in opposition, the business has shelved its plans.

The property is currently zoned residential and sits at the entrance to a residential neighborhood. However, it is also within close proximity to a gas station, water tower, mini-storage facility, church, and radio station. In the 1981 neighborhood plat, it was indicated that the lot would be allowed be either residential or commercial.

The Sand Springs Planning Commission failed to pass a recommendation either in favor of or against the rezoning, and the item was advanced to the City Council’s June 17th agenda. A continuance was then issued till the July meeting due to Dollar General’s inability to get a representative to the meeting.

Approximately 240 local residents signed a petition opposing the business, feeling that it was inappropriately encroaching on a residential neighborhood. Approximately 18 individuals submitted letters of support for the construction.

Last week a representative from Rupe Helmer Group, the property management organization representing Dollar General, requested that their application be withdrawn.

“After much discussion and consideration, Rupe Helmer Group will not pursue construction of the Dollar General at the proposed location on HWY 97 in Sand Springs,” reads an email from Executive Vice President Mike Mantle. “Given the local opposition and vitriol, we feel this is the best direction.”

Christine Hamner resigns City Council seat, City accepting applications for replacement

Center: Former City Councilwoman Christine Hamner.

Sand Springs City Councilwoman Christine Hamner has resigned her seat as of July 5th, having moved outside of her ward. The City is currently taking applications for a new Councilor, and will make a decision at their August 26th meeting.

Hamner was sworn in for a three-year term in May of 2017. She recently helped open a Landmark Recovery substance abuse treatment facility in Tulsa, where she is director of outpatient services.

Because there is less than a year remaining in the term, City Council has decided to appoint a replacement rather than spend the time and money on a special election. The regular election for the seat will be held in February.

Applicants for the vacant seat must be a resident of the ward and must be at least 25 years of age. Anyone who would like to be considered for the position should visit the City Municipal Building and request a Board Appointment Form from the City Clerk.

In the event that Council is unable to decide upon a replacement by September 3rd, a special election will be held.

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Former K-Mart building in Sand Springs to become Medical Marijuana growing/processing facility

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The Sand Springs City Council approved a Specific Use Permit for 1200 East Charles Page Boulevard at their Monday evening meeting, allowing a Medical Marijuana Growing and Processing facility to open in a building that formerly housed a Kmart department store.

The Sand Springs Kmart location closed in the summer of 2014 and has been vacant for the past five years.

The 84,210 sq. ft. facility was built in 1974 and sits on 7.39 acres in an area that is largely industrial. City Council also voted to rezone the property from Commercial Shopping to Commercial General.

AJT Strategies, LLC applied for the permit and is in the process of purchasing the building. The multi-million dollar facility is expected to undergo improvements valued between $500,000 and $750,000 as it is repurposed. They expect to employ between 20-25 employees once they open.

City of Sand Springs recognizes flood recovery volunteers, swears in new officers

Municipal Judge R. Jay McAtee administered the Oath of Office to newly appointed Sand Springs Police Officers Tyler Kruse and David Meacham at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

Mayor Jim Spoon read a Mayoral Proclamation honoring the various organizations that helped during and after the historic flooding earlier this summer.

American Red Cross, Samaritan’s Purse, Sand Springs Local Church Network, Sand Springs Community Services, Team Rubicon, All Hands and Hearts, Platinum Oilfield Services, Kirby Smith Equipment, Yellowhouse Machinery, All Saints Episcopal School, and The Power of Partial Improvements were among the organizations mentioned in the decree.

Council unanimously approved the use of $207,559 in emergency reserve funds for flood recovery operations, including $8,000 on volleyball court sand, $11,000 on park-wide fill-in dirt, $31,000 on new fencing at the BMX Track, $30,000 on BMX Track asphalt, $17,000 on laser grading at the softball and baseball fields, $37,000 for new playground surfacing, $5,000 for soccer field irrigation equipment, $10,000 for dumpster rental, and $9,000 for new concessions building interior.

Resolution No. 19-31 and Ordinance No. 1335 were not voted on by the Council. Rupe Helmer Group requested the items be removed from the agenda after deciding not to pursue a controversial Dollar General construction project on Highway 97 in an area that some local residents believed should be reserved for residential development.

The Ward 4 Council Seat is currently vacant following the resignation of Councilwoman Christine Hamner, who recently moved outside of the Ward 4 boundaries. Because her term expires in the Spring, the Council is looking to appoint a temporary Councilperson rather than having a special election. Interested citizens can pick up an application from the City Clerk. The deadline for consideration is Wednesday, August 21st at noon.

Other Council news…

Council unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2020 insurance plan through the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group with annual premiums totaling $234,214.

Council unanimously approved a sales tax rebate agreement with Reasor’s LLC for Fiscal Year 2020. The City approved a ten-year $2 million rebate agreement in 2011 as part of an incentive package to bring the business to Sand Springs.

Council unanimously approved a $153,132 contract with Superion LLC for financial software.

Council unanimously approved a $27,804 contract with Tyler Technologies for Municipal Court software.

Council unanimously approved the purchase of three Dodge Durangos and one Dodge Charger for the Police Department at a cost of $106,467.

Council unanimously approved the purchase of two commercial Cub Cadet mowers at a cost of $25,598.

Council unanimously approved the purchase of a Jacobson Sprayer XP-175 at a cost of $50,744.

Council unanimously voted to continue an existing Transportation Agreement for Fiscal Year 2020. The City supplies a driver, 14-passenger bus, maintenance on the vehicle, and fuel in order to provide limited free transportation for senior citizens.

Council unanimously voted to renew a $57,020 contract with Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority for bus services in Sand Springs.

Council unanimously voted to approve a change order to a contract with Crossland Construction for the Water Treatment Plant Beautification Wall project, authorizing an increase of $30,324.23 in contract amount, and an increase of 33 days in contract times. The overall project is valued at $1,144,131.83 is funded via a voter-approved general obligation bond package.

Council unanimously voted to authorize execution of all documents transfers, and payments related to the Main Street Improvement Project. Main Street will be reconstructed from 1st Street south to its current terminus, and will be extended to intersect with Highway 97 just north of the Arkansas River bridge. A new frontage road will be constructed to connect Main Street to the Highway 412 on-ramp at Lincoln Avenue.

Council unanimously approved a reconciliatory change order to the Morrow Road Widening Project, increasing a contract with Crossland Heavy Contractors by $3,919.90 and 49 days. The project was completed last month at a final cost of $1,410,919.90.

Council unanimously voted to authorize execution of all documents, transfers, and payments related to the Highway 97 Wideneing Project.

Council unanimously voted to authorize all documents, transfers, and payments related to the Sand Springs Pogue Airport Electrical Fault and PAPI Upgrade.

Council unanimously voted to approve a Specific Use Permit for medical marijuana growing and processing at 1200 East Charles Page Boulevard in the former K-Mart building. They also voted to rezone the property from Commercial Shopping to Commercial General.

Council unanimously voted to rezone 1201 North Cleveland Avenue to Residential Manufactured Home. The property has been a mobile home park since the 1950s but wasn’t properly rezoned when zoning designations were changed to their modern format.

Council unanimously approved a resolution to accept a grant offer and authorize payment and signatures relating to a series of draining improvements at Pogue Airport.

In Municipal Authority meeting news…

Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to a lease agreement with the Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce for the former public works building at 109 North Garfield Avenue. The Chamber relocated their operations there a year ago and has been remodeling the building to create a small business incubator.

Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to an agreement with Waste Management of Oklahoma, Inc.

Construction begins on new Highway 97 intersection

Sand Springs, OK - The City of Sand Springs announces plans for additional construction at the recently acquired 18-acre Sheffield Crossing Development District (2300 S. Hwy 97) in Sand Springs. Following the City’s award of a $1.58M bid for the project, the contractor has begun construction of a new highway intersection with traffic control signals, roadway improvements and more along Oklahoma State Highway 97, just north of the Arkansas River. The work is slated for completion later this fall.

This new entrance (at the site of the former steel mill plant entry) will come with a new southbound turning lane, leading into Sheffield Crossing. Additional work will deliver a storm water system (to help carry rainfall away from the redevelopment area) as well as a new water and sanitary sewer line.

All of this is happening as the result of the City’s desire to bring new retail development to this high-profile site in Sand Springs.

“Since the land acquisition in 2017, which was the result of an excellent public/private effort with the OmniTRAX group, the City has pushed continuously towards improvements here. Planning, budgeting and more take time to coordinate, and we are pleased to now award the work and welcome the general contractor to the site,” stated Sand Springs City Manager Elizabeth Gray.

The City’s push adds to the value of this, the largest City economic development project in fifteen years. While the site is not completely ready, a commercially viable retail pad site will also receive rough grading for use in the future.

Drivers may have noticed a large mass of reinforced concrete still stockpiled there. This material is the result of a previous phase of demolition. The City is working with OmniTRAX (who are the current owners of the material) to finalize plans to repurpose the material in a future phase of the project.

While not part of this project, the City is also planning to add a paved (internal) roadway that will connect traffic from Morrow Road (near current Wal Mart site), through the Sheffield Crossing development, onto southbound HWY 97. Those project plans have not been finalized.

“It takes the full support of our City Council members, a vision for redevelopment, a committed staff and time to pull together multi-million dollar projects such as these in our community”, stated Mayor Jim Spoon. “We’ve been actively working on this for more than two years and feel this work will truly set the stage for our next phase of success.”

The 18-acre Sheffield Crossing site is owned by the City of Sand Springs. Inquiries about potential development or pad sites may be directed to staff at grant@sandspringsok.org or at (918) 246-2504.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/21 - 7/28/19)

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs BMX Double Point State Qualifier.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pokemon Go! Community Day.

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free Community Movie and Popcorn.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Board of Adjustment meeting.

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs City Council meeting.

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Sand Springs Fire Department Visit.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Family Dinner Night.

    • American Legion Post 17
      500 North Main Street

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tiny Things by Bowen: Handmade Polymer Clay Creations.

    • Make your own tiny magnets, necklaces, bookmarks and more! Registration is required - call 918-549-7323.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free Staci Gray concert.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Back-to-School Clothes.

    • Sand Springs Care Closet
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Zentangle, Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: God’s Amazing Grace Race.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Back-to-School Clothes.

    • Sand Springs Care Closet
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

On The Horizon

  • 7/22-7/26 - ZegART Summer Art Camp: Gourds, Birdhouses, Yard Art, and Painting.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.

  • 8/20 - First day of classes in Sand Springs Public Schools.


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Masonic Lodge places ceremonial Cornerstone at Billie A. Hall Public Safety Center

City and State leadership joined the Masonic Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Saturday afternoon for the placement of a ceremonial cornerstone at the new Billie A. Hall Public Safety Center in Sand Springs.

The new Public Safety Center is still under construction, but will house police and fire operations and a municipal court. The $10.7 million facility is being funded by Vision 2025 taxes and is named in honor of a Sand Springs native and Vietnam War hero.

Masonic Cornerstone ceremonies have remained relatively unchanged over the past few hundred years, and Saturday’s event went through many of the same rituals that iconic buildings from the nation’s infancy have gone through. To add local flavor, the Charles Page High School drum line performed prior to the ceremony.

“In the early Middle Ages, the members of the fraternity were architects and builders of the great cathedrals, palaces, and public buildings,” said Grand Master MIke Dixon. “Today, freemasonry is entirely philosophical. Building with knowledge and ideas rather than stone and mortar. Teaching ethics, morality, and self development rather than the art of cutting stone. Yet the tradition of Masonic involvement in the dedication of public buildings remains as strong and vital today as in the middle ages.”

The fraternity held multiple prayers, asking God to bless the building and the individuals who will occupy it. The history of Masonry in the United States was reviewed, and the cornerstone was consecrated with corn, wine, and oil. The stone was judged with a square, level, and plumb, then multiple masons and local officials were invited to spread ceremonial concrete along the edges of the stone.

A time capsule will be sealed behind the stone, including a membership roster of the local lodge, other Masonic papers, ink pens, local business cards, a bible, a letter from Police Chief Mike Carter to future Chiefs of Police, a newspaper, coins from the current year, and more.

“I truly appreciate the Masons that showed up today,” said Mayor Jim Spoon. “I know a number of you traveled from a long distance. It’s a very impressive ceremony, I’ve never been to a ceremony like this before. We’re very very grateful.”

Congressman Kevin Hern, a Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Mason, also spoke at the event. “I’ve been in Washington D.C. about seven months now and you get to see the magnificent buildings that are there and that have been there for generations. Most all of them have had this experience at their time when they were built.”

“If you’re a voter and you voted for this, you’re a hero,” added State Representative Jadine Nollan.

“It was very important for us to name this facility for Billie A. Hall,” said Chief Carter. “He represents what we want our police officers and our firefighters to have as their core values - and that is service. There’s going to be a sign on the gate where our police officers will leave every day that will say “Always Serve” and “Never Give Up.” Both of those were embodied by Billie A. Hall and we’re so proud to honor him through this facility.”

“I truly think he should be given the Congressional Medal of Honor and I hope there’s a renewed effort to do that,” added Carter.

State Election Board Urges Voters to Respond to Address Confirmation Notice

(Oklahoma City) – This past spring, more than 181,000 Address Confirmation Notices were mailed to certain Oklahoma voters, as required by law. Nearly two months later, more than 134,000 notices remain outstanding, state election officials said today. Voters who do not respond to the Address Confirmation Notice by July 27 will be declared “inactive.” State election officials urge any voter who has not responded to the notice, to do so as soon as possible.

State Election Board spokesperson, Misha Mohr, said voters can respond to the Address Confirmation Notice by mail or online at http://ok.gov/elections.

“An Address Confirmation Notice has to be signed and dated by the voter in order for election officials to confirm or make changes to a voter registration. Those who respond online will be asked to take an oath. It’s one of the many safeguards we have in place to protect the integrity of our election system,” said Mohr.

State and federal law require that Address Confirmation Notices be mailed to certain voters every two years. Voters who do not respond by the deadline will automatically be designated as “inactive” voters. “Inactive” voters are still registered voters who are eligible to vote, and can automatically change their status to “active” by voting or updating their registration during the next two General Election cycles.

Mohr reminds Oklahomans that voters who are designated “inactive” this year and remain “inactive” following the 2022 General Election are required by law to be removed from the voter rolls.

Next-of-kin who need to cancel the registration of a deceased relative or those who have moved out of state can complete a Request to Cancel Voter Registration form which can be found on the State Election Board website at https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Cancel_Voter_Registration/index.html.

To learn more about the address confirmation and voter list maintenance process, see 26 O.S.§ 4-120. 

For more information, contact State Election Board Public Information Officer, Misha Mohr, at: mmohr@elections.ok.gov or by phone at (405) 522-6624.

What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/14 - 7/21/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Police on Patrol.

    • Meet a Sand Springs Police officer, learn about the job, and check out a police car!

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 4:00 p.m. Sand Springs Planning Commission meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime & Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Summer Reading Program: Blue Sky, Black Sky.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 1:30 p.m. Sand Springs/Sapulpa Joint Board meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Museum Trust Authority meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. Free Dinner & A Movie.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Personal Safety Session.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Auditorium
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Air Hockey Tournament.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Student Union
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Metal Engraving, String Art, Wood Work, and Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Jumbo Jenga Tournament.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Student Union
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Paws for Reading.

    • Elementary school kids are invited to read their favorite books to a registered therapy dog. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 or register online.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:30 p.m. Sand Springs BMX Single Point Race.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 6:30 p.m. Free Concert: Halo Jordan, Jim Barritt, Johnny and Rivea Harger.

    • 5 West Outpost
      5 West 41st Street

Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs BMX Triple Point Gold Cup Qualifier.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open House.

    • Cornerstone Education Center of Tulsa
      680 East 41st Street

  • 6:30 p.m. Free Concert: Halo Jordan and Faithful Too.

    • 5 West Outpost
      5 West 41st Street

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs BMX Double Point State Qualifier.

    • Case Community Park
      2600 South River City Park Road

  • 9:00 a.m. First Service - Guest Speaker: Joe McGee.
    11:00 a.m. Second Service.- Guest Speaker: Joe McGee.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pokemon Go! Community Day.

  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

On The Horizon

  • 7/22-7/26 - Summer Art Camp: Zentangle! Pen & Ink, Abstracts, and Painting.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.

  • 8/20 - First day of classes in Sand Springs Public Schools.


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What's Happening This Week in Sand Springs (7/7 - 7/14/19)

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sphero: It’s a Ball, It’s a Robot, It’s Awesome!

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime & Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 11:30 a.m. City Council and Municipal Authority joint meetings.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:30 p.m. Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street South

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire, Painting.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lego Fun.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Drawing class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Reach Kids Vacation Bible School: Read Set Go.

    • Ages 5 through 5th Grade.

    • Reach Church
      1402 North 81st West Avenue

  • 11:30 a.m. City of Sand Springs Employee Appreciation Picnic.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street South

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. HillSpring Serve Day.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Event.

    • First 300 teachers (with ID) - free cake, ice cream, drinks, photobooth, and goodie bags.

    • Walmart
      220 South Highway 97

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

On The Horizon

  • 7/15-7/18 - Summer Art Camp: Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.

  • 8/17 - Sertoma Murder Mystery Dinner.


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State legislators Nollan and Ikley-Freeman receive awards from Sand Springs Board of Education

Two State legislators were recognized at Monday evening’s Sand Springs Board of Education meeting. Fifth-term House District 66 Representative Jadine Nollan (R) and first-term District 37 Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman (D) were awarded Pacesetter Awards for their work to promote public education bills this past session.

“You talk about somebody who is committed to the district, committed to the community, committed to the state, it’s Phil and Jadine,” said Deputy Clerk Mike Mullins.

“In the context of a legislative season, having someone willing to call and ask questions and find information about how things truly impact the people in her district, you can always count on her to respond in that way, and to answer text messages,” added Superintendent Sherry Durkee.

“You represent us in the most amazing way,” said Vice-President Whitney Wagers, of Ikley-Freeman. “You are there for us anytime we call or text.”

“She’s a champion for public education, but more importantly, she’s extremely child-centered,” read aaaa statement from Durkee. “Senator Ikley-Freeman takes the role seriously and studies each issue, keeping the opinions of her constituents in mind when deciding to vote on a particular issue.”

In other news:

The district is working with an Active Shooter Consultant and the Sand Springs Police Department to conduct training exercises this summer.

The district is almost finished conducting interviews for the coming school year, and currently there is only one position left to fill. The state has been facing a teacher shortage in recent years, and the district still has 11 emergency-certified teachers on staff.

“We need to remember to thank those folks that are willing to come in and work because it is not an easy job,” said Durkee. “We’d like to not have emergency certified teachers, but those people have saved our skin.”

The district recently received an A bond rating from Standard and Poor, reducing the interest rate on the recent $32,850,000 in bonds passed this March.

According to Durkee each teacher in the district will receive a minimum salary increase of $1,220 this coming year. “It’s likely we’ll spend the entire allocation of new money for fiscal year 2020 on teacher pay raises, which is a good thing.”

The Board accepted the resignations of Elementary paraprofessionals Sharon Robbins and Lorrie Bailey, and of Clyde Boyd Middle School social studies teacher Dylan Cahwee. Cahwee has reportedly accepted an Assistant Principal position at Owasso High School.

The Board approved agreements with Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Boys Home, Tulsa Community College, ImpactTulsa, Native American Coalition of Tulsa, Discover Education, Renaissance Learning, and other organizations to continue existing district programs. They also renewed lease agreements with Sand Springs Community Theater and Sand Springs Community Services, and a sublease agreement with Tulsa County Industrial Authority.

The district has been working to compile a database of information around the district’s HVAC systems, with notes on instillation and repair dates. Last year CBMS had a carbon monoxide scare that prompted the district to be more proactive in repairing and replacing the aging units.

The Board approved a small price increase for school meals. The district is currently below federally recommended prices and raised them to help offset the cost of raises for lunch-worker staff.

The Board approved the hiring of 11 new district employees:

  • Regan Burnett, Social Studies Teacher, Clyde Boyd Middle School.

  • Joshua Berry, Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Charles Page High School/Central Ninth Grade Center.

  • Kennedy Cabori, PreK Teacher, Early Childhood Education Center.

  • Jason Cole, Social Studies Teacher, Tulsa Boys Home.

  • Shannon Crutcher, Third Grade Teacher, Limestone Technology Academy.

  • Joseph Dane, Social Studies Teacher, Clyde Boyd Middle School.

  • Pamela Freeman, Literature Teacher, Clyde Boyd Middle School.

  • Dara Hudson, Special Education Teacher, Central Ninth Grade Center.

  • Kimberly Lee, Title 1 Reading Teacher, Clyde Boyd Middle School.

  • Robert Lee, First Grade Teacher, Garfield STEAM Academy.

  • Madison Orme, PreK Teacher, Early Childhood Education Center.

  • Dana Peacock, Intermediate Math, Clyde Boyd Middle School.

  • Hannah Sloan, First Grade Teacher, Limestone Technology Academy.

  • Blake Williford, US History Teacher/Assist. Varsity Football Coach Charles Page High School.

  • Lisa Wolf, Family/Consumer Science Teacher, Central Ninth Grade Center/Charles Page High School.

  • Lisa Lonsdale, Special Education Paraprofessional, Limestone Technology Academy.

Sand Springs Parks Dept. unveils new restroom facility at Pratt Civitan Park & Splashpad

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Sand Springs City leaders and Parks Department staff gathered for a ribbon cutting celebration at Pratt Civitan Park Tuesday morning. The department recently completed construction on a new restroom facility with covered patio seating.

“The citizens of Sand Springs recognized the increased popularity of Pratt Civitan Park after the recently installed splash pad, and approved this need through the passing of a GO Bond,” stated Parks Director Jeff Edwards. “Our talented staff went above and beyond their normal job duties in our commitment to providing a more enjoyable park environment, to offer this custom comfort station to the public.”

The six-month project was completed by Parks Staff instead of being contracted out in order to save taxpayers money. The climate-controlled family bathroom is ADA compliant and uses magnetic door locks. It will be open during normal Park hours from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Also attached to the building is a new pavilion and a pressure wash station for maintenance crews to more easily service the splash pad.

The 3.6 acre park is located at 212 West 43rd Street and features basketball and tennis courts, a swing set, grills, two covered pavilions, and the city’s only functional splash pad. The park is named for the now defunct Civitan Club who previously helped raise funds for the swing bay.

Improvements are also being made at Angus Valley Park and Ray Brown Park. Case Community Park is still closed at press time due to damages sustained during the recent historic flooding that completely submerged the hundred-acre park, which includes the Rotary Super Splash Pad. That closure has significantly increased the number of visitors at Pratt Civitan in recent weeks.

Pratt Civitan’s two pavilions are free on a first-come first-served basis, or can be reserved at $20.00 per hour.

This Week in Sand Springs (6/30 - 7/6/19)

Sunday

  • 7:00 p.m. Freedom Celebration.

    • Harvest Church
      1601 West 4th Street

Monday

  • 11:30 a.m. Charles Page High School Alumni Association Meeting.

    • Socialize from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m., meeting starts at 1:00.

    • The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge - Grill
      1801 North McKinley Road

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce Open Forum - Speaker Stephanie Duran with Gable Law.

    • Part two of a four part series on Medical Marijuana. Will focus on Human Resource Issues for business owners and employees.

    • Tulsa Tech - Sand Springs Campus
      924 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 5:30 p.m. Sand Springs Public Schools District Dialogue meeting.

    • Charles Page High School Performing Arts Building
      600 North Adams Road

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Board of Education meeting.

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime/Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

Thursday

  • Independence Day.

On The Horizon

  • 7/8-7/11 - Summer Art Camp: Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire.

  • 7/10 - Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.


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This Week in Sand Springs (6/23 - 6/30/19)

Sunday

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 2:30 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents… “The Fantasticks.”

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      400 North Garfield Avenue

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Her Comes the Fire Truck!

    • Climb aboard a Sand Springs fire engine and meet our local firemen.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday Movie: “Home.”

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Tuesday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build a Reader Storytime & Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Beginner SEO Training for Small Business.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Drawing Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Josh Heupel’s The 14 Foundation presents PIT Camp: Performance Improvement Training, Football Academics & Sports Skills.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Check In.
      3:00 p.m. Check Out.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Art Camp - Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hike With Your Dog Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

Sunday

On The Horizon

  • 7/8-7/11 - Summer Art Camp: Faux Stained Glass, Mosaic, Wire.

  • 7/10 - Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.


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Fireworks Permit Sales Available in City of Sand Springs

The City of Sand Springs will offer fireworks permits for $20 each for any resident wishing to discharge fireworks within the city limits of Sand Springs. Walk up sales for the mandatory permits begin on Wednesday, June 19, and will end at 4:00 p.m. on July 3. The permits must be purchased by an adult age 18 or older that serves as the responsible party for activities at an individual residence. Permits are non-transferable.

During the holiday, permit holders can use residential streets as a fireworks discharge area provided that activities do not hinder traffic and all debris is removed. Fireworks may be discharged in the Sand Springs city limits on July 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and on July 4 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. No other use of fireworks is allowed outside of these times.

Permits can be purchased using either of two methods: 1) purchase in person at Sand Springs Fire Department Administration Offices, located at 108 E Broadway St; 2) purchase online at www.sandspringsok.org/fwpermit

Citizens opting to purchase in person can visit the Fire Administration office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays beginning Wednesday, June 19 and running through Wednesday, July 3. Fire Administration will remain open during the lunch hour to accommodate purchases during the week of Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.

“Last year’s success of online sales makes purchasing more convenient with less time restrictions on when they can be purchased,” said Sand Springs Deputy Fire Chief Justin Hall. Online sales will end however at 4:00 p.m. on July 4. There will be a processing fee of approximately $2 added to each electronic transaction.

Although fireworks can be enjoyed by citizens, fire officials urge residents to remember that live fireworks often frighten and stress animals. Officials ask that citizens take a moment to secure their pets to reduce the chances of animals running away.

Fees collected from permits help offset overtime costs of police and fire officials who patrol neighborhoods on this busy holiday to assure fireworks are being discharged responsibly with a valid permit. Without the permit, the pre-set court fine for illegally discharging of fireworks in the city limits is $171. However, a maximum fine of $500 plus court costs can be imposed for serious or repetitive violations.

For further information about fireworks permits, call the Sand Springs Fire Administration Office at 918-246-2548.

Sand Springs City Council issues continuance on controversial Dollar General location

Possible future site for a Dollar General store.

Possible future site for a Dollar General store.

The Sand Springs City Council took no action on a controversial ordinance to rezone a vacant lot at 2702 North State Highway 97. More than fifty local citizens showed up in opposition to a proposed Dollar General location that they feel is inappropriately located in a residential area.

Council was schedule to vote on rezoning the land from residential to commercial to allow the construction of a Dollar General store by AAB Engineering. Because the Council meeting was moved forward a week from its previously scheduled date, Dollar General representatives were unable to be present for the meeting, and requested a continuance.

Because of the lack of representation from Dollar General, and because of the absence of Vice Mayor Patty Dixon, Council voted 5-1 in favor of delaying the rezoning vote until the July 22nd meeting.

In the rezoning application, AAB Engineering points to the close proximity of a gas station, water tower, mini storage facility, church, and radio station as justification for the commercial zoning. Additionally, a 1981 plat of the land indicated that business or commercial operations would be allowed on the lot.

However, the property sits at the intersection of Pond Drive, which is entirely residential. Approximately 238 local residents signed a petition in opposition of the rezoning, citing their desire for a quiet, rural community, and fear that the construction of a Dollar General would lead to additional future development in the area.

The City of Sand Springs voted to annex the Osage County land on May 20th. The Planning Commission voted 2-2 on the rezoning application at their last week’s meeting, failing to recommend either approval or denial of the request. However, the City staff has recommended approval.

Mayor Jim Spoon remarked that he was impressed with the public turnout for the meeting, and hoped to see as many citizens at the next meeting. One citizen remarked that they would be bringing even more opposition to the next meeting.

Police Chief Mike Carter gave a presentation regarding the 2019 Policing Plan and took public comment on the subject. This is the fourth year the department has adopted a policing plan and last year’s version was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Community Policing Award.

All officers will be issued new business cards with their name, badge number, and a website address to file online compliments or complaints. Following an unscientific Facebook poll with 93% community approval, the department will no longer restrict the hiring of officers with visible tattoos.

The department recently purchased six new police bicycles. They have been used successfully to silently close in on late night burglary suspects, to patrol trails systems and crowded community events, and to teach children how to ride bikes safely.

As part of the department’s Community Policing and Crime Reduction Plan officers took 51 students from Sand Springs Public Schools to a Tulsa ropes course to participate in the Community Trust Champions project.

The 2019 Policing Plan also calls for increased traffic violation warnings in lieu of fines, an improved system of acknowledging community complaints and disciplining officers, increased training and certifications, increased transparency, collaboration with local businesses for economic development, participation in the Hispanic Affairs Commission, Autism Awareness Training, and Critical Incident Inoculation Training.

In Other News:

Council revisited a request by Councilman Brian Jackson to have a Masonic Cornerstone installed at the new Billie A Hall Public Safety Center. The motion was previously defeated at both May Council meetings.

More than a dozen Masonic Lodge members turned out in support of the resolution, and former City Councilman Dean Nichols spoke on their behalf. The measure was approved by unanimous 6-0 vote.

Council unanimously approved the Worker’s Compensation Plan through the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group with a yearly premium of $489,706.

Council unanimously approved a resolution clarifying the City’s rules regarding retention of certain public records. The resolution allows for the immediate destruction of emails, social media posts, text messages, voicemails, and browsing history, leaving their retention up to the sole discretion of the individual employees involved.

Council unanimously approved an agreement with Crawford & Associates in the amount of $50,000 for accounting and consulting services.

Council unanimously approved an agreement with Arledge and Associates in the amount of $35,875 for for financial statement audit services.

Council unanimously approved a continuance regarding a rezoning request at the former K-Mart building. Council will vote July 22nd on whether to rezone 1200 East Charles Page Boulevard from Commercial Shopping to Commercial General.

Council unanimously approved a ratification of a Memorandum of Understanding for participation in the Southwest Area Tactical Team.

Council unanimously voted to declare as surplus two 2007 John Deere backhoes for trade-in.

Council unanimously voted to purchase a Yanmar Vio-80 Compact Excavator from DitchWitch of Tulsa for $102,550, and an Interstate 50TDL Equipment Trailer for $27,750.

Council unanimously approved a resolution setting forth guidelines to assist the City in pursuing legal claims and in responding to legal claims against the City.

Council unanimously approved a resolution affirming a Declaration of Emergency following the May 2019 Flood Event. The declaration authorizes and affirms the execution of contracts, budget amendments, waivers of competitive bidding, and payments to the pursuant contracts to restore City property and equipment that was damaged during the flood. City Staff is currently estimating a budgetary impact of $1,581,600 in flood damages.

Council unanimously approved a Master Service Agreement with Motorola Solutions for recurring services related to Motorola MCC 7500 dispatch consoles.

Council unanimously approved the appointment of the following individuals to various boards and committees:

  • Mike Burdge to Council Appointment Committee.

  • Christine Hamner to Council Appointment Committee.

  • Patty Dixon to Council Appointment Committee.

  • Mike Burdge to Council Finance and Development Committee.

  • Jim Spoon to Council Finance and Development Committee.

  • Patty Dixon to Council Finance and Development Committee.

  • Patty Dixon to Council Legislative Committee.

  • Christine Hamner to Council Legislative Committee.

  • Brian Jackson to Council Legislative Committee.

  • Jim Spoon to Council Public Works Advisory Committee.

  • Beau Wilson to Council Public Works Advisory Committee.

  • Phil Nollan to Council Public Works Advisory Committee.

  • Mike Burdge to the INCOG Board of Directors.

  • Jim Spoon as Alternate to the INCOG Board of Directors.

  • Jim Spoon to the INCOG General Assembly.

  • Elizabeth Gray as Alternate to the INCOG General Assembly.

  • Mike Burdge to the INCOG Legislative Consortium.

  • Jim Spoon as Alternate to the Legislative Consortium.

  • Derek Campbell to the INCOG - Tulsa Metropolitan Area Transportation Policy Committee.

  • TJ Davis as Alternate to the INCOG - Tulsa Metropolitan Area Transportation Policy Committee.

  • Phil Nollan to the Sand Springs Parks Advisory Board.

  • Daniel Comer to the Sand Springs Parks Advisory Board.

  • Harold Neal to the Sand Springs Planning Commission.

  • Keri Fothergill to the Sand Springs Planning Commission.

  • Phil Nollan to the Sand Springs Economic Development Authority.

  • Troy Zickefoose to the Tulsa County Criminal Justice Sales Tax Overview Committee.

  • Leia Anderson to the Pogue Airport Advisory Board.

  • Rick Westcott to the Pogue Airport Advisory Board.

  • Elizabeth Gray to the Sand Springs/Sapulpa Joint Board.

  • Derek Campbell to the Sand Springs/Sapulpa Joint Board.

In the Municipal Authority meeting following City Council, Trustees unanimously approved a $31,551 Agreement Renewal with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust for administering and operating the Sand Springs Recycling Project.

Trustees unanimously approved a one-year extension to a contract with Talley Golf, who operates the pro shop, grill, golf cart rental, and other services at the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge.

This Week in Sand Springs (6/16 - 6/23/19)

Sunday

  • Father’s Day.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

Monday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball Youth Skills Camp.

    • Grades 1-4.

    • Sandite Baseball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Basketball Camp.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

    • 2nd-6th Graders: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    • 7th-9th Graders: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Camp - Quilling, OP Art, and Paper Sculptures.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Full Moon Frolic: 2019 Summer Reading Program.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Create Your Own Constellation.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Acrylic Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Board of Adjustment meeting.

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs City Council meeting.

Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball Youth Skills Camp.

    • Grades 1-4.

    • Sandite Baseball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Basketball Camp.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      500 North Adams Road

    • 2nd-6th Graders: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    • 7th-9th Graders: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Camp - Quilling, OP Art, and Paper Sculptures.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum Trust Authority meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oil Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Boulevard

Wednesday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball Youth Skills Camp.

    • Grades 5-7

    • Sandite Baseball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Basketball Camp.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      500 North Adams Road

    • 2nd-6th Graders: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    • 7th-9th Graders: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Camp - Quilling, OP Art, and Paper Sculptures.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Watercolor Painting Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

Thursday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Football.

    • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Junior High Girls - All Sports.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sandite Baseball Youth Skills Camp.

    • Grades 5-7

    • Sandite Baseball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Camp - Quilling, OP Art, and Paper Sculptures.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Networking event.

    • Bright Morning Farm
      5802 South 145th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Drawing Class.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 East Charles Page Boulevard

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents… “The Fantasticks.”

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      400 North Garfield Avenue

Friday

  • Summer Pride.

    • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Junior High Boys - All Sports.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. High School Wrestling.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. High School Football.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer Camp - Quilling, OP Art, and Paper Sculptures.

    • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kids 6-12.
      2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Teens.

    • ZegART Studios
      700 Charles Page Boulevard

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents… “The Fantasticks.”

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      400 North Garfield Avenue

Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Cheers & Gears Auto Show.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 8th Annual Fireworks Preview Night & Kids Funfest.

    • Big Blast Fireworks Superstore
      17516 West 8th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. CPHS Class of 1972 - 65th Birthday Party.

    • Baxter’s Interurban Grill
      717 South Houston Avenue, Suite 100
      Tulsa, OK 74127

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents… “The Fantasticks.”

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      400 North Garfield Avenue

Sunday

  • 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tulsa Parade of Homes.

  • 2:30 p.m. Sand Springs Community Theatre presents… “The Fantasticks.”

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      400 North Garfield Avenue

On The Horizon

  • 6/24-6/28 - ZegART Summer Camp: Mobiles, Wall Hangings, Macrame.

  • 6/28 - Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament.

  • 7/10 - Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.


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Sand Springs Public Schools break ground on new 9th Grade Center and STEM Academy

Sand Springs Public School District officials gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the new Ninth Grade Center and STEM Academy Tuesday afternoon.

The new buildings were part of a $33 million bond package approved by voters in March. The construction will allow for the reunification of freshmen with the rest of the Sand Springs high school students at the Charles Page campus. Currently freshmen are in the century-old Sand Springs High School building downtown, which has long outlived its usefulness.

The $14.28 million building will be conjoined with Charles Page through a central lobby, but will keep the younger students separated from the upperclassmen. In recent years the district has had to shuttle more than 75% of freshmen to the high school for daily activities like band, athletics, and other classes.

The new construction will also provide class space for expanded curriculum in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, as well as a new two-story lobby.

Construction is expected to finish in August of 2020, meaning the district will have one more year at the current Central Ninth Grade Center. CNGC will then be turned into administrative offices for the district.

This Week in Sand Springs (6/9 - 6/16/19)

Monday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Wrestling Summer Pride.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Football Summer Pride.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In The Wild: Vacation Bible School.

    • Olivet Baptist Church
      155 North 65th West Avenue

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sandite Boys Basketball Camp.

    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Grades 2-6.
      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Grades 7-9.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Storytime: “Yah Tay Pot Chay! Panther that crosses the sky!”

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

  • 4:00 p.m. Sand Springs Planning Commission meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Roar: Vacation Bible School.

    • Crosspoint Church
      4600 South 129th West Avenue

Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In The Wild: Vacation Bible School.

    • Olivet Baptist Church
      155 North 65th West Avenue

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Build-a-Read Storytime/Stay and Play.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sand Springs Summer Throwing Program Indian Taco Fundraiser.

    • Sand Springs United Methodist Church
      319 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Roar: Vacation Bible School.

    • Crosspoint Church
      4600 South 129th West Avenue

Wednesday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Wrestling Summer Pride.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Football Summer Pride.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In The Wild: Vacation Bible School.

    • Olivet Baptist Church
      155 North 65th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p..m. Keystone Kids Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Roar: Vacation Bible School.

    • Crosspoint Church
      4600 South 129th West Avenue

  • 6:30 p.m. Core Student Ministries.

    • Student-lead worship night.

    • HillSpring Church
      8801 West 41st Street

Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Football Summer Pride.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In The Wild: Vacation Bible School.

    • Olivet Baptist Church
      155 North 65th West Avenue

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Paws for Reading.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lego Fun.

    • Charles Page Library
      551 East 4th Street

  • 5:30 p.m. Airport Advisory Board meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Wrestling Summer Pride.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Football Summer Pride.

    • CPHS Veterans Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In The Wild: Vacation Bible School.

    • Olivet Baptist Church
      155 North 65th West Avenue

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mad Science Presents…”Destination: Moon”

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

  • 10:00 a.m. Harvest Church Women’s Ministry: Guest Speaker Sharon Daugherty.

    • Harvest Church
      1601 West 4th Street

  • 6:30 p.m. Charles Page High School Class of 1994 - 25-Year Reunion.

    • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
      777 West Cherokee Street
      Catoosa, OK 74015

Sunday

On The Horizon

  • 6/22 - CPHS Class of 1972 - 65th Birthday Party.

  • 6/22 - 3rd Annual Cheers & Gears Auto Show - Read more.

  • 6/28 - Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament.

  • 7/10 - Core Student Ministries Color Clash Paint War.

  • 8/3 - CPHS Class of 1974 - 45 Year Reunion.

  • 8/12 - CPHS Football Mandatory Parent Meeting.


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Flood damage cleanup day scheduled for Case Community Park

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Sand Springs, OK - The Sand Springs Local Church Network and the City of Sand Springs is teaming up to create a special Case Community Park Cleanup event this Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The volunteer cleanup event is open to everyone and will be assisted by City of Sand Springs Parks staff. Volunteers should arrive before 8:00 a.m. Parking will be located at the south end of the Case Community Center parking lot (1050 W. Wekiwa Road, Sand Springs, OK). All volunteers will be asked to sign in, in order to help the community receive additional FEMA credit for their efforts.

Volunteers will split into several teams, covering much of the 120-acre park site, which was heavily damaged from the historical flood event this month. Workers are advised to wear work clothes, gloves, proper footwear, hat and sunscreen. The event is weather dependent.

All parties interested in helping out should monitor the City of Sand Springs Facebook page, which includes a “special event” posting on this gathering with real time updates including weather information.

Volunteers do not need to bring anything, however those who are able and willing to bring and operate small chain saws and gasoline powered backpack blowers are needed. Sweep brooms are also needed. Other tasks will include relocating metal bleachers washed away; picking up tree debris, operating pressure washers, sweeping and blowing off concrete walks, splash pads and more.