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March 18, 2014

City briefs

NORMAN — PSST support committee

Several civic-minded residents have volunteered to lead the campaign to approve the continuation of the half-percent sales tax to support public safety in Norman.

Renewal of the tax April 1 will ensure the funding necessary to maintain the 71 police officers and firefighters hired under the initial temporary public safety sales tax.

“I am grateful to these citizens for their support of this important initiative. With citizen approval of this measure on April 1, Norman will be able to build on the great success we have realized in community-oriented policing and improved response times for public safety,” Mayor Cindy Rosenthal said.

The group, called A Community Working Together, includes Jeannine Baker, Cal Brannon, James Chappell, Ed Copelin, Joan Goth, George Henderson, Mike Fowler, Joe Ted Miller, Charles Hollingsworth, Chris Nanny, Chris Purcell, Joe Sparks, Dan Snell, Matt Hart, Tom Kovach, Casey Vinyard and Eddie Simms.

Persons wishing to support the Committee’s public education effort can make contributions to A Community Working Together, c/o Charles Hollingsworth at Arvest Bank, 200 E. Main St., Norman OK 73070.

Ward 7 meeting

Councilmember Stephen Tyler Holman will host a Ward 7 meeting at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Cobblestone Creek Clubhouse, 1350 Cobblestone Creek Drive.

The main topic of discussion will be Public Safety Sales Tax renewal. However, other discussion relative to Ward 7 issues will be welcome.

Annual Trash-Off

Scout troops, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the annual Trash-Off on April 5 at Lake Thunderbird.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Volunteer sign-up will be at the Clear Bay entrance off State Highway 9. Trash bags will be distributed at this location. Trash cleanup will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers who participated in the cleanup can meet at the park office from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at 13101 Alameda St. for a free picnic-style lunch.

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