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CC)--The Enid Mayor and Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday. During their study session, commissioners are scheduled to discuss the city’s FY 2021-2022 annual budget, and concrete and asphalt repair projects on streets. Then during the regular meeting the commission will consider approving the budget. In other business, according to the agenda, commissioners will make appointments to several citizen advisory boards and commissions, approve a number of contracts and agreements and address other business items. Tuesday’s study session will be held at 5:00 p.m.in the Grand Ballroom of Stride Bank Center Convention Hall. The regular meeting will follow at 6:30. Both meetings are open to the public.

 

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CN)— Eighteen more newly confirmed virus-related deaths and 77 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the state since Friday, according to daily numbers released late this morning by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There are 1,410 cases considered currently active in the state, with 131 people currently hospitalized with the virus. The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases reported was 138.

 

Situation Update: COVID-19

05.17.21

 

COVID-19 Cases

451,278

New Cases

77

New Cases 7 day Average

138

Active Cases

1,410

CDC/NCHS Provisional Deaths

8,379

 

There have been 7802 positive COVID-19 cases, and 130 deaths in Garfield County. 6903 of those cases and 120 deaths have been in Enid. In surrounding counties: Kingfisher County has reported 2055 cases, Alfalfa 1154, Blaine County is at 1045 cases, Major 955, and Grant 549. 

 

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LW)--OG&E will be converting street lights to LED on Oakwood Road from West Owen K. Garriott to West Chestnut on Tuesday. The southbound west lane will be closed from Evans Pharmacy to Garriott Road and the northbound east lane will be closed from Dollar General to Chestnut. The work is expected to take the majority of the morning.

 

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MJ)--Marcy Jarrett, who has been director at Visit Enid since the organization’s inception in 2010, has submitted her resignation effective the end of May. Jarrett has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. Visit Enid will host a reception for Jarrett on Friday, May 21 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W Garriott. Visit Enid communications coordinator Rob Houston will assume the title of interim director. Services manager Jenna Spencer will also shift to a new sales and marketing position within the organization.

 

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CB)--Applications are being accepted for serving on the following City of Enid’s boards and commissions: Fire Civil Service Commission, Board of Directors of the Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, and the Vance Development Authority. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 24th. For details, go to Enid.org/boards.

 

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VB)--The Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries traffic over the BNSF Rail Yard at the 600 block of North Van Buren will be officially dedicated May 28 at 10:30 am at ABC Park. Enid AM AMBUCS, the City of Enid and State of Oklahoma ask you to join them in honoring all veterans and help kick off Memorial Day weekend.

 

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CP)--City of Enid Parks and Recreation staff expect the Champlin Pool to be open Tuesday, June 1. Enid City Manager Jerald Gilbert said previously the pool would operate at normal capacity and with normal hours this year.

 

 

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