The Norman Transcript

Government

September 17, 2013

Surplus bridge nets $5,000

MOORE — A surplus-covered bridge removed from Veterans Memorial Park will be sold for $5,000. The Moore City Council approved the sale to Jerry Gray on Monday night.

The bridge will be replaced as renovations continue on the storm-damaged Veterans Memorial Park.

The city is still anxiously awaiting news from Coca-Cola on whether the city’s win of the “Take it to the Park” contest has been verified. The grand prize would net $100,000 for park improvements. At the time the contest closed, unofficial numbers indicated Moore could walk away with the top prize.

Moore also is looking into possibly buying Broadmore Golf Course, a privately owned, public golf course.

City council members approved $20,000 for Billy Casper Golf LLC to make a formal evaluation on whether the city should buy the course.

City Manager Stephen Eddy said the consultant recommended against Midwest City acquiring a golf course two years ago. The group looks at availability, rates, the market, investment needed for improvements and more.

Moore has two private golf courses, BelMar Golf Club and Moore Golf and Athletic Club. The owner of Broadmore is ready to sell but wants it to remain a public course.

In contrast to traditional golf, disc golf representatives spoke at length during the public comments section of the city council meeting.

Plans for the renovation of tornado-damaged Little River Park do not include the disc golf course. The course had been troublesome for some walkers in the park who, not realizing there was a disc golf course there, would wonder into the green and get hit.

That problem had been solved, said disc gold advocates who spoke Monday night.

James Geurin, MD, a retired physician from Tulsa and the president of the Oklahoma Disc Golf Foundation, spoke in favor of the disc golf community, which has raised an excess of funds for the restoration of the Little River course and donated the excess to Moore Public Schools. Disc golfers are all ages and from all walks of life, he said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Government
  • Moore City Council paves way for Sam’s Club location

    MOORE — The Moore City Council approved a $5 million bond Tuesday to be repaid with sales tax and utility revenues. “A good amount of street improvements needs to be done,” Moore City Manager Steve Eddy said. “This will be paid for with ...

    July 22, 2014

  • Another brick in the Wal-Mart

    Norman could soon have five Wal-Mart stores, including three supercenters and two neighborhood markets. A proposal for the newest supercenter will come before the Norman City Council at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday via a request for a zoning change on ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Local group celebrates ruling

    A local group, Mothers of Many, expressed its elation with Friday’s 10th Circuit Court ruling striking down Oklahoma’s state ban on same-sex marriage....

    July 20, 2014

  • Leftover loss still hurting

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Cities, counties and school districts remain frozen out of a federal program that has sent millions of dollars worth of trenchers, trailers, semis, bulldozers, boats and forklifts and other equipment over the years....

    July 19, 2014

  • City and state briefs

    Transportation needs listed The White House released a new report this week from the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council on the long-term economic benefits of transportation investment and why conditions in the ...

    July 17, 2014

  • Griffin Park 6 Proposal requests improving, expanding youth sports facilities

    Improving and expanding Norman’s youth sports facilities will generate revenue in tourism dollars, say advocates of Norman Forward, a grassroots initiative launched last week. The package proposed by Norman business leaders and community ...

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norman sales tax slump not an indicator for FYE 2015

    Norman sales tax collections were disappointingly low this month, kicking off the new fiscal year below budget. The Oklahoma Tax Commission deposited $5,439,309 in sales tax receipts for Norman on July 9. The Public Safety Sales Tax ...

    July 11, 2014

  • Library tops city’s list of desired amenity

    Businessman Mike Fowler promised to lead Norman forward during his inaugural speech as the incoming Norman Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors chairman this year. Months before that declaration, however, Fowler and a group of Norman ...

    July 11, 2014

  • City briefs

    Inaugural 2014 Rookie Camp at Whittier Recreation Center The Inaugural 2014 Rookie Camp for ages 4-7 will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at the Whittier Recreation Center, 2000 W. Brooks St....

    July 11, 2014

  • Legacy Trails expected to be regional draw to TIF retail district

    The Norman City Council approved a Business Improvement District on Tuesday to pay for maintenance of Legacy Park. The park is expected to be a regional draw, enhancing the University North Park retail area and bringing people to the area ...

    July 9, 2014