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Cornett forms storm readiness task force

“We want to look at the issue from every possible angle to make sure we are doing what is right and appropriate to safeguard our community and our schools from extreme weather events,” he said. “Our top (city) council priority is to provide a safe and secure community.” Members were chosen to ensure a diverse

TIF dollars approved for OPUBCO move downtown

Century Center Photo by Shannon Cornman In all, the council approved $38.9 million for 10 different projects, seven of which dealt with infrastructure. In 2012, developer Steve Hurst purchased the Century Center Mall, 100 W. Main, for $2 million. Built in the mid-1970s, the 115,000-square-foot center was once a thriving office and retail spot —

City manager reports increase in September sales tax collections

Couch reported the general fund sales tax for the city was up 16.7 percent in September over the same month last year. Those collections totaled $18.5 million, and accounted for collections during the second half of July and the first half of August. “I am fairly confident that those numbers will not continue at that

City council moves ahead with $252 million for convention center

The measure has been hotly debated by council members and committees charged with planning for the MAPS projects after some say voters were told the convention center would be $280 million, while others insist it was clear from the start that $30 million of that amount was intended to relocate a utility substation. MAPS consultant

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