The Woodward News

Local News

June 25, 2013

County approves rezoning

Woodward, Okla. — After a public hearing on a zoning request from property owner James A. Slattery for a nearly 20 acre parcel of land southeast of Woodward he intends to use for industrial purposes, the rezoning was approved.

The approval was first on a list of 13 items Monday morning, which Woodward County Commissioners tackled at their weekly meeting.

"We held the hearing and there were no objections," said District One Commissioner, Tommy Roedell. "So we approved it."

At present, the property is zoned A-1, which is deemed appropriate for general agricultural use. The new zoning will deem it I-2 for general industrial use.

The area has seen some industrialization recently and the owner wants to make it available for industrial use for possible buyers, said District Three Commissioner Vernie Matt.

Commissioners approved the county estimate of needs for June, which amounted to $96,812.78 per district.

The need and subsequent request for Northwestern Electrical Cooperative to cross State Highway 270 with an overhead electrical line north of Woodward was approved and a permit will be issued.

The commissioners also approved the destruction or disposal of some old broken equipment - a laptop and one desk top computer-which was assigned to the election board.

All equipment or inventory valued at more than $500 must be accounted for before disposal, according to Charolett Waggoner, Woodward County Clerk.

Two more items, old metal desks, were transferred to the Office of Juvenile Affairs in the Janitor's Department for their use.

In new or unforeseen business, a member of the public inquired about the status of the ongoing matter of clarification between the City of Woodward and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the ownership and use of land located in the Air Port Industrial Park, to include the Juvenile Detention Center there.

The issues are still actively being addressed between the City of Woodward and the Federal Aviation Administration, said Woodward City manager Alan Riffel.

Text Only
Local News
  • House sends income tax cut to governor

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would trim Oklahoma's personal income tax rate when state revenue improves was approved by the House on Wednesday in spite of objections that it's irresponsible in the face of critical education, health care and transportation needs.

    April 24, 2014

  • FOP to host debate for candidates

    Woodward's Fraternal Order of Police chapter is sponsoring a debate on May 20 between the two candidates hoping to become the next District 26 District Attorney.

    April 24, 2014

  • Movie premiere Thursday

    A film company interested in continuing a trend of production in the area will screen their latest full length film "Wichita" Thursday (April 24) at the Woodward Arts Theatre at 7 p.m.

    April 24, 2014

  • Personal security focus of weekend class for women

    Self-defense and personal security does not always include a physical altercation.
    The mind can often help you prevail in a potentially dangerous situation.

    April 23, 2014

  • Testing woes frustrating for students

    On Monday, Woodward 7th grader Taylor Harrison sat straight and tense in front of the computer, but she felt prepared.

    April 23, 2014

  • DSC_5249.JPG Fire units on scene of tank battery fire

    A tank battery fire that started at an oilfield disposal site northwest of Woodward early Wednesday morning continues to burn.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • City, county commissions meet

    Roundup of Monday's Woodward city and county commission meetings.

    April 22, 2014

  • Boomers win 2 in Alva festival

    The Boomer baseball team had its most successful day of the season  since March with a pair of wins in the Alva Festival on Saturday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Glitches prompt suspension of testing

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mooreland Art Show Saturday

    MOORELAND--There will be a lot of talent on display at the 28th annual Mooreland Spring Arts and Crafts Show.

    April 22, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.