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Moore

February 3, 2010

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Moore sales tax collections slightly up for January

The City of Moore collected $1,932,569.29 in sales tax in January, up slightly from a year ago when the city netted $1,904,486.83.

Moore's sales tax collections are up 1.5 percent compared with a year ago.

The City of Norman received $4,741,059.47 in sales tax revenue in January for business conducted in November 2009. A year ago, the city collected $4,960,627.89.

The City of Noble collected $90,212.95 in sales tax in January, down from a year ago when the city received $99,053.76.

The City of Lexington collected $20,253.40 in January, down sharply from a year ago when the city received $26,090.65.

The City of Slaughterville collected $12,922.57 in January, nearly doubling the $6,619.31 the city received last year.

Cleveland County collected another $543,465.58 in sales tax in January. The county sales tax, which went into effect just a few months ago, is being collected to pay for the new Cleveland County Jail near Flood Avenue and Franklin Road.



AAA trying to establish texting while driving law

AAA's national association president and CEO is calling on Oklahoma's business leaders to play an important role in improving traffic safety.

In a recent speech before the Economic Club of Oklahoma, Bob Darbelnet urged club members to help eliminate the dangerous practice of texting while driving. His appearance in Oklahoma City was part of AAA's nationwide campaign to pass laws banning texting while driving in all 50 states.

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., currently ban texting while driving for all drivers. More than 120 bills are pending in 26 states, including Oklahoma, to establish or improve these laws. AAA launched a campaign in 2009 to enact texting bans in all 50 states by 2013.



Workshops to help guide new businesses

The Oklahoma City chapter of the Women's Business Center of Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma has scheduled a series of workshops 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday in February in Room P211, Moore Norman Conference Center, 13301 S. Penn. Ave. in Oklahoma City.

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  • Changes made to big trash services Changes have been made to the big trash pick up service which should make the pick up easier for both residents and city workers.

    Residents who have Monday trash service will have big trash pick up in the months of March, July and November; Tuesday trash service will be April, August and December; Thursday is January, May and September and Friday is February, June and October.

    February 16, 2010

  • Fire in new auditorium at Southmoore High School The Moore fire marshal is still investigating a small fire that occured shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday at Southmoore High School.

    Susie Pierce asked school board members to call an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss insurance and restoration fees on the fire at Southmoore High School.

    February 11, 2010

  • City passes tax rebate for Target Chris Lundy, manager of public partnerships with the Target corporation addressed city council members Monday night to discuss building a store in Moore.

    The Moore Economic Development Authority voted unanimously for a sales tax rebate to Target.

    February 11, 2010

  • Larsen says goodbye to district Susie Pierce asked school board members to call an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss insurance and restoration fees on the fire at Southmoore High School.

    She said about 20 auditorium seats were damaged by the fire and many others received smoke and water damage.

    February 11, 2010

  • Savage, Patrick and Walker named site teachers Fisher Elementary School site teacher of the year, Stephanie Savage, graduated from Yukon High School and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has been married for 19 years to Scott and the have three children, Blake, Paige and Allison.

    February 11, 2010

  • County will remove limbs Cleveland County Commissioners asked assistant district attorney David Batton to draft a resolution for roadside limb removal in the unincorporated area caused by the recent ice storm. Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said the county will remove the limbs through April 30.

    February 11, 2010

  • Fire in new auditorium at Southmoore High School The Moore fire marshal is still investigating a small fire that occured shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday at Southmoore High School.

    Susie Pierce asked school board members to call an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss insurance and restoration fees on the fire at Southmoore High School.

    February 10, 2010

  • City passes tax rebate for Target Chris Lundy, manager of public partnerships with the Target corporation addressed city council members Monday night to discuss building a store in Moore.

    The Moore Economic Development Authority voted unanimously for a sales tax rebate to Target.

    February 10, 2010

  • Savage, Patrick and Walker named site teachers Fisher Elementary School site teacher of the year, Stephanie Savage, graduated from Yukon High School and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has been married for 19 years to Scott and the have three children, Blake, Paige and Allison.

    February 10, 2010

  • Larsen says goodbye to district Susie Pierce asked school board members to call an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss insurance and restoration fees on the fire at Southmoore High School.

    She said about 20 auditorium seats were damaged by the fire and many others received smoke and water damage.

    February 10, 2010