The Woodward News

Local News

February 20, 2014

Commission approves zoning change

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward city commissioners approved an ordinance to rezone a tract of land just west of 1st and Downs during their meeting Tuesday.

The tract, a 2-acre parcel owned by Brian and Holly Johnston, had originally been zoned R-1 (single family dwelling), but a possible sale to Woodward businessman Chris Keeton necessitated the property be zoned C-2 (commercial).

The request had originally drawn some objections from area residents.

Keeton plans for the two acre tract are to construct a high end, climate controlled, indoor storage facility. According to Keeton, the facility would be a top quality building that would also be landscaped and cared for by employees.

At the first hearing in January regarding the rezoning request some in the community who lived near the property expressed concern. However, Keeton provided a plat Tuesday evening that showed the specifics of what he has planned, which satisfied the adjacent land owners.

The rezoning ordinance passed unanimously.

In other business after a hearing regarding the agenda item, commissioners approved a referendum annexing a tract of land in the Shadow Creek Addition located on the southwest corner of 8th Street and Hanks Trail that will eventually be developed into lots for single family homes.

The annexation allows for prospective residents to have access to city services and fire and police protection, according to City Clerk Catherine Coleman.

"It's a developing addition and this way the whole addition will be in the city limits," Coleman said.

It is a positive development for the city because it represents growth, said city manager Alan Riffel.

Commissioners also approved a number of routine agenda items including the January financial report and a facilities use agreement between City of Woodward and Northwest Oklahoma Soccer Association.

Also, Mayor Gary Goetzinger honored Police Capt. Tony Alexander for 25 years of service here.

Alexander entered law enforcement in 1976. He moved to Shattuck and then later served 10 years as Harper County Sheriff before coming to Woodward.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • State board votes again to delay education plan

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.

    July 24, 2014

  • Winners of Cudd Legacy award named

    Three veterans of the oil industry will receive this year's Bobby Joe Cudd Legacy Award during the Tri-State Oil and Gas Convention on Aug. 7 at the Woodward Conference Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit gun raffles underway

    Woodward Reserve police officers and other Woodward full time officers have come together to support one of their own.

    July 24, 2014

  • Tulsa man looking for military friend

    There are times in everyone's life when you think back and wonder whatever happened to those old friends from your past.

    July 23, 2014

  • Zoning change approved by commission

    Monday night Woodward city commissioners unanimously approved a zoning change that was contested by one local man who was protesting because he wants the neighborhood to continue its residential growth.

    July 23, 2014

  • Tangier Reunion set for Saturday, Sunday

    When Barbara (Allison) Merwin thinks back to the years she spent in the classrooms of Tangier High School, it takes a few moments for her to recall how school life was 60 years ago.

    July 23, 2014

  • Traveler Majors take regional opener

    ALVA - The Traveler Majors continued their strong Connie Mack playoff showing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • County OKs road use agreement

    Woodward County Commissioners on Monday approved a final version of a road use agreement between a energy company planning a wind turbine construction project near southeast Woodward County.

    July 22, 2014

  • Camp to show art is everywhere

    The Woodward Arts Theatre will become a recycling plant next week.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fairview Wrangler Rodeo turns 50 this year

    Western fun continues in Northwest Oklahoma as the Fairview Wrangler’s hosting their 50th annual rodeo.

    July 22, 2014