The Norman Transcript

July 16, 2013

Newly elected city council members to be sworn in Tuesday

By Joy Hampton
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Newly elected Norman City Council members will be sworn in at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The city meeting schedule will be light this week because of the holiday, but in addition to the swearing in, a special thank-you reception for all volunteers serving on Norman’s many boards and commissions, as well as a good-bye to three outgoing city council members, also is slated for Tuesday.

The reception will start at 5 p.m. with words by the mayor at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to the swearing in of new council members, outgoing members will be honored in a special ceremony. Each outgoing council member traditionally selects a park

within his or her district for a bench dedication. The council also will select a mayor pro tem, representatives for the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments and a trustee for the employee retirement board.

Cleveland County Commissioners will meet as usual at 1 p.m. Monday. The Cleveland County Courthouse will be closed July 4. City offices also will be closed, but Norman’s trash pick up will remain on a regular schedule during the July 4 holiday.

Norman fireworks will start at 9:45 p.m. Thursday at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. Other activities start at 4 p.m. and will include food booths, a baby crawl, nickel find, moon bounces, pony rides and more. Full Circle will perform from 5-7 p.m. and Nicnos will play from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The community event is free to the public.

A Celebration in the Heartland is an outdoor festival in Moore from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4. The free event at Buck Thomas Park features a variety of food and entertainment including inflatables, children’s tent, arts and crafts, car and bike show, sand volleyball tournament and live music. Festivities conclude with a fireworks display at dark.

Norman sanitation services, compost facility and the transfer station will remain open during the holiday. The Compost Facility at 398 Bratcher Miner Road is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Transfer Station located at 3901 S. Chautauqua Ave. is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Also this week, many Norman sanitation customers will receive blue recycling polycarts.

The new recycling program will begin the week of Aug. 5 and includes cardboard recycling.

The Norman Transcript offices will be closed on Thursday in honor of the July 4th holiday. Offices will be open during regular hours on July 5.

Joy Hampton

366-3539

jhampton@normantranscript.com