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June 5, 2013

City calls for sales tax vote


Woodward, Okla. — OTHER BUSINESS

In other action, commissioners approved items that will allow the city to move forward on a grant project for the GPS mapping of the city's water lines.

A similar project has already been done for the city's sewer lines.  It is intended to help city maintenance personnel to locate lines and valves whenever repairs or maintenance is needed.

The commissioners approved authorizing the Oklahoma Economic Development Authority (OEDA) to submit a grant application for $25,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for the project.  They also approved a contract with OEDA for administration of the project, which has a total cost of $35,000.  So if the grant is awarded, the city's portion will be $10,000.

City commissioners also approved a resolution showing local support for affordable housing.  The resolution was requested by Affordable Equity Partners, Inc., is applying for allocation of tax credit funding through the Oklahoma Housing Finance Authority (OHFA) for construction of a proposed low-rent senior housing development north of Hanks Trail on 8th Street.  Verification of community support is required to complete the OHFA funding application.

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