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The City of Shawnee Oklahoma
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Winter Ice Storm State of Emergency THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 12/13/2007 AND IS NOT LONGER ACTIVE!
Winter Ice Storm:
City of Shawnee Declares State of Emergency
Shelter and Safety Information
(December 10, 2007) The City of Shawnee is working to help residents deal with the effects of the current ice storm. As a result of the severe power outages and downed trees and power lines across the community, City Manager Jim Collard has officially declared a “State of Emergency.” It is hoped that power will be restored to all residents and businesses over the next few days.
The Shawnee Chapter of the Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center at 1700 W. Independence Street in Shawnee, for residents without power. Those planning to utilize the shelter should bring identification, medications, sleeping bags, pillows, toiletries and personal hygiene items if possible. Please do not bring your valuables. No pets will be allowed with the exception of service animals. Light meals will be served.
General Power Outage Information
If you need to report a power outage or downed electrical line, please call your service provider. Residents can call Oklahoma Gas and Electric at1-800-272-9741 or Canadian Valley Electric at 273-4680. Please stay away from downed power lines. If there is a life-threatening emergency due to a power failure, call 9-1-1. We encourage residents to check on friends, neighbors and relatives who may be without power.
The city encourages residents to be patient with the clean-up process, as it may take several weeks. City crews will be working on tree clean up, focusing over the next few days on making sure the streets are safe, open, and cleared from debris. City crews will specifically be working on city right of ways and intersections.
If residents need further assistance removing large debris from their homes, they are encouraged to contact a private company for tree removal services. There are several private tree services in the yellow pages. Remember that yard waste pickup is available on Wednesdays. Yard waste consists of leaves, brush and tree limbs not larger than one inch in diameter and cut into lengths not more than four feet long. Allied Waste will run garbage service when and where it is safe to do so. Some residents may experience disruptions in trash service due to low hanging power lines and trees as well as icy road conditions. To report problems with trash service call 275-9061.
Residents are asked to do the following in this state of emergency situation:
• Due to falling limbs and falling ice from power lines and high surfaces, residents are reminded to use extra caution.
• Treat intersections with non-functioning traffic signals as a four-way stop.
• Use caution and follow safety procedures when utilizing power generators.
• Use extra caution regarding electrical safety. Residents should watch for electrical damage to structures. Once the power comes back on, residents should watch for smoke or sparks. Call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency, otherwise, call 273-2121.
NOTICE OF VACANCY ON
SHAWNEE CITY COMMISSION
The Board of Commissioners of the City of Shawnee will appoint a new City Commissioner to represent Ward 1 until the next general or special municipal election and until a successor is elected and qualified. All persons residing in Ward 1 who are at least 25 years old and qualified electors of the City of Shawnee may apply for the seat. The person appointed must qualify to hold the office under State Law and the Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Shawnee.
Applications may be obtained from the City of Shawnee’s website, www.shawneeok.org or may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 16 West 9th Street. Each application must be received in the office of the Shawnee City Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. April 29, 2015.
Applications should be mailed or delivered t
City Clerk’s Office
16 West 9th Street
P.O. Box 1448
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802-1448
All applications will be considered during the City Commission meeting on May 4, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Each member of the City Commission will receive a copy of each application.
Each applicant will be given the opportunity to address the City Commission and be interviewed at the City Commission meeting on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Following the interviews, the City Commission will consider the appointment of a person to fill the vacancy during the City Commission meeting of Monday, May 4, 2015, or have the option to defer appointment to a subsequent meeting.
*The City of Shawnee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, handicapped status or any other legally protected status. The City of Shawnee adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by state and federal laws.
If you're thinking about starting a construction project?
Be sure to check on the necessary permits and licenses. Call the Code Enforcement Division at 405-878-1666 if you have questions regarding City Building Codes. Zoning issues are handled by the Community Development Division
Residential or "Garage" Sales require a permit too. The cost is $10.00 for a 2 day permit and you are allowed 3 sales a year. The price includes 3 signs. They can be obtained at 222 N Broadway and you can call 405-878-1616 if you have any questions. Your sale will be Listed Here for free as well.
The City issues numerous other permits and licenses. If in doubt, call the Planning and Building Department at one of the above numbers.
Need to Report Nuisance Property?
You can view and report high grass and weeds, inoperative cars, derelict cars, or vacant buildings, online at the Action Center or call 405-878-1602.
Several assistance programs are available to help ensure that our citizens are able to afford quality housing. The City's CDBG Urban Renewal Office administers loan and grant programs for emergency repairs and home improvement.