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September 19, 2013

Stillwater officials to hold public forum on improvement plan

STILLWATER, Okla. — The city of Stillwater has invited residents to learn more about the capital improvement plan and the Nov. 12 election.

Three propositions on November’s ballot involve the city’s capital improvement plan. One involves the passing of a $20 million bond, another involves passing a $10 million bond and the last is asking to increase the city’s sales tax for transportation.

The city wants to help residents learn about the propositions. There will be a public forum to discuss the plan Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. Eighth Ave., in Room 121.

“(Residents) will be able to meet one-on-one with various city administrators and discuss the three propositions,” according to a city of Stillwater press release.

The public forum will be a come-and-go event, much like a job fair, according to the press release. There will be many city employees staffing numerous information booths who will be able to answer questions.

City Manager Dan Galloway said in the press release the purpose of the event is to help residents clearly understand the propositions.

“We want residents to have facts, so they can make an informed decision when they vote,” Galloway said in a press release. “The propositions concern big issues: Transportation needs, public safety issues and quality of life. Citizens have the right to understand what approval of the propositions mean, (what) the financial impact will be and how each proposition affects the community.”

Fact sheets are available for residents to download on the city’s website, www.stillwater.org. The fact sheet is listed under 2013 bond.

For more information about the public forum, call Stillwater’s Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405-742-8362 or email the department at news@stillwater.org.

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