The Woodward News

Local News

October 6, 2013

Rezoning hearing on city agenda

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward City Commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing on a rezoning, and also approve a number of other items during their meeting on Monday.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the city commission room at city hall.

The public hearing before the start of the meeting involves rezoning a tract of land in the College Addition between 11th and 12th Streets and Oak and Maple Avenue. The area also borders Locust Avenue. Commissioners are being asked to change the zoning from restricted manufacturing and warehouse district and general industrial district to general residential district.

The zoning will allow for residential or multi-family housing. No protests had been received as of Friday.

Action on the rezoning is scheduled during the meeting itself.

Commissioners are also set to approve a number of upcoming agreements and requests in the consent agenda including:

• agreement with 1000 Hills Ranch Church for a ranch rodeo and concert at Crystal Beach Stadium on Oct. 25-27

• agreement with Pot O Gold Productions for a team roping event at Crystal Beach Stadium on Oct. 12.

• request from Sure Foundation Church of God to close 5th Street from Texas to the alley behind the church from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. The church will be serving hot dogs and handing out treats.

Also, commissioners will appoint Burk Rowley to the board of adjustment.

Approval of the final plat of the Southfork Addition, Phase 3 to the city. The subdivision is at 22nd and Hanks Trial.

There is also a vote on a rezoning of tract of land along Downs Avenue from residential to commercial, and there is protest over that one.

The Commission will take up a request from the Arts and Theater Council to match a local government challenge grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. The city match is $2,000.

Also on the agenda is the contract with the Department of Corrections to provide inmate work crews.

In the Woodward Municipal Authority meeting, commissioners will consider purchasing a small strip of land located on the north side of the site of the new central fire station. Cost of the purchase is $42,500.

Text Only
Local News
  • Enrollment dates set for schools

    With school quickly approaching, it is time to get your enrollment information in and Woodward Public Schools have set their enrollment and other key dates.

    July 30, 2014

  • Marijuana petition attracting signatures

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Medical marijuana may be the state’s newest gateway drug — to voting.

    July 30, 2014

  • Glow run scheduled in Alva

    ALVA--A popular new trend in running is coming to Woods County.

    July 30, 2014

  • Boy, 7, drowns in weekend accident

    A seven-year-old boy died over the weekend when he fell into a swimming pool at a private residence in the Wheatridge addition, according to Woodward police reports.

    July 29, 2014

  • Commission OKs grader financing

    Monday morning in their weekly meeting, Woodward County Commissioners approved the financing on a new John Deere motor grader and discussed in detail the upcoming County Officers and Deputies Association meeting the county will host this October.

    July 29, 2014

  • Deal reached to improve veterans' health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    July 29, 2014

  • Western Plains sets school supplies drive

     As the beginning of the school year approaches, so does the need for new school supplies.

    July 29, 2014

  • Area woman recovering from West Nile

    It wasn’t too many years ago when West Nile Virus was a scary word everyone hoped never happened to them and most of the time, that was true.

    July 27, 2014

  • Dedication set for art pieces

    Woodward’s collection of public art pieces will grow by two this week.

    July 27, 2014

  • ‘Support YOUR Cause Tour’ making stop in Woodward

    A musician is looking to raise $5,000 at an upcoming local concert.
    But Scott Helmer isn't raising the money for himself.  He is hoping to collect money to help support the Woodward Arts Theatre.

    July 26, 2014