When I get ready to post Joe Baxter’s columns every Wednesday, sometimes I get a sinking feeling because I might not have posted many stories since the previous Wednesday. It’s an anxious feeling that makes me question what I have been doing with my life for the previous seven days. Then I smile because I at least have Joe’s words once a week to bridge that gap as I find a balance between maintaining The Luther Register and managing a full-time job in Oklahoma City.
How about a list of things to help catch us up? After all, we are all busy and you might not have the time to read long articles anyway.
- Town trustees repealed the controversial Fire Subscription ordinance. Last week’s public hearing brought more than 60 fire district residents to Town Hall. Early in the meeting, the Mayor indicated the elected officials would consider the repeal during it’s regular meeting that would convene after the public hearing. A lot of neighbors took the opportunity to express their concerns and offer solutions. The whole public hearing was recorded on The Luther Register’s Facebook page.
- What’s next? Phil Campbell who lives in the unincorporated part of the fire district was named chair of a new citizen advisory panel regarding the Luther Fire Department’s funding. An active volunteer, he’s collecting names of volunteers who want to help LFD with funding solutions. AND the Town is in the process of returning $15,000 worth of subscription fees to those who paid when the letter calling for $250 went out last year.
- 18 HOLES. Congratulations to Team Disc Golf! In a happy surprise, the small-ish 12-tee disc golf course going in at Wildhorse Park has become a full 18 tee pad course suitable for tournaments. The Luther Friends of the Park is collecting sponsorships for the new design and planning work days to build the course. Look for it to be a big deal when it opens!
- Ninth and Birch. Did you get a letter from Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey? The talk about building this new road south of town has come up at a few town board meetings as part of plans for new housing construction. There’s also talk about getting town water and sewer expanded. See the letter here or below.
- Sewer. Speaking of infrastructure. Funding through a grant and matching funds is in place to tackle expansive crumbling sewer lines. Work is underway!
BONUS. Those were the promised five things above to catch us up. Here is a bonus.
ADULT PROM! Opus Entertainment’s fourth annual Adult Prom is coming up on Feb. 26 at Broken Horn Ranch. Yes there is time to get your tickets. It’s a fun night for a good cause, raising funds for the fire department.