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StudioTulsa
4:05 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Official News and Horticultural Views on Water Usage in the City of Tulsa

Aired on Tuesday, July 31st.

Earlier today, Mayor Dewey Bartlett asked the citizens of Tulsa and its surrounding communities to voluntarily restrict their water usage. This request was based on that fact that 207.3 million gallons of water were used by Tulsans yesterday; this amount surpassed the point at which City of Tulsa ordinance requires the mayor to ask for voluntary restrictions on outside watering. In fact, if the same rate of water usage occurs today, Tuesday the 31st, then Tulsans will be looking at mandatory water restrictions.

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StudioTulsa
12:55 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Tulsa's Kendall Whittier Neighborhood Looking Forward to New Development

Aired on Friday, July 13th.

Tulsa's Kendall Whittier neighborhood, certainly the city's most diverse neighborhood, is poised for new development.

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Local & Regional
2:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Tulsa Sales Tax Up Again

City Hall at One Technology Center in downtown Tulsa
KWGS News

City Reports Sales Taxes, Use Taxes for July

Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today that the City of Tulsa’s sales tax revenue for mid-May to mid-June, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, is increased from the same period last year.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Budget Vote Expected This Week

KWGS News File photo

We are getting down to the wire on the new city budget.

The city's spending plan must be in place by the end of this month. Mayor Bartlett has praise for the way the council has handled the budget review.                             

The mayor submitted a budget of 703-million dollars back at the end of April.

Local & Regional
8:08 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Water and Sewer Rates to Increase in Tulsa

Tulsa's water supply lake near Mohawk Park
KWGS News File photo

You will be paying more for water and sewer service in Tulsa. The Tulsa City Council voted last night to increase rates for City Utility Service.

Under the plan approved last night, water rates will increase 7%. Sewer rates will go up by 9%. The new rates will go into effect on October 1st.

The increase was requested in Mayor Bartlett’s budget proposal, submitted to the council in late April.

There was no council discussion last night on the rate hike and no members of the public signed-up to speak for-or-against the hike at last night’s meeting.

Local & Regional
8:02 am
Fri May 4, 2012

City to Auction off Surplus Equipment and Vehicles

The city surplus holding area on North Trenton
KWGS News Photo

The City of Tulsa will hold its surplus property auction on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The auction will start at 9:30 a.m. 

This spring’s auction includes about 170 vehicles, including a six-wheel all-terrain vehicle, six John Deere Gator utility vehicles,  five police motorcycles and an assortment of cars and large and small trucks, tractors, etc.

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

City of Tulsa Tests Eco-friendly Concrete

As part of the effort to become more environmentally friendly, the city of Tulsa is testing a new type of concrete. It’s called ‘pervious’ and it’s more porous and able to contain water runoff much better than most concrete materials. Jack Petreikis is Director of the state concrete association. He says the environmental properties of the product is the big reason why it’s getting so much attention.

                            

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