The Norman Transcript

June 30, 2013

Newly elected 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