The Woodward News

Local News

August 2, 2013

'Envision Woodward' planning meeting scheduled for Aug. 6

Woodward, Okla. — A town hall meeting on the City of Woodward's "Envision Woodward" comprehensive plan will be held on Aug. 6.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Room and community residents are invited.

City organizers said the compressive plan will "establish the foundation for decisions about land use, infrastructure, housing, transportation, and city finances for years to come.  It serves as a policy guide, or roadmap, for decision-making by public officials and city staff.

The plan will do the following:

1.  Solicit feedback from residents and business owners about the desired future of Woodward. Feedback and participation from the community is critical to creating a successful plan.  

2.  Provide predictability in land use development.  The plan will include a Future Land Use Map that will provide the foundation for decisions about new development, rezoning requests, and redevelopment.

3.  Prioritize projects so that City funds can be responsibly and predictably spent.  At its heart, the plan is the financial policy of the city.  Having such a plan will allow public officials and the community, as a whole, to agree on and prioritize where money is spent.

The comprehensive plan helps guide the placement of new housing, new shopping and how city funds are spent.

For more information visit or contact Project Manager Brannyn McDougal at 405-788-0038. You can also go to

Text Only
Local News
  • 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

  • Experts offer important tips on grilling

    When Roy Lenz prepares his grill for one of his famous steak nights at the Brandin’ Iron in Laverne, he does so with meticulous care and cleanliness, almost to the point of being compulsive.

    July 26, 2014

  • Light agenda set for county

    County commissioners will see a light agenda for their final meeting in July on Monday.

    July 26, 2014

  • 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