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Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Jan. 6, 2011
Impressive Year Of City Improvements
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Next Chamber Meeting is Feb. 3rd

2011 Chamber Officers

Pres: Traci Conley
VP: Jim Dolton
Sec/Tres: Billie Francis
Pres. Elect: Bill Johnston

Directors (2011-2013):
Christine Wilson (Hometown Insurance Agency)
DonHutinson (Verdigris Valley Electric Coop)
Misty Maxwell (Soiree)

Directors (2010-2012):
Marilyn Hardacre
Beth Ann Langston
Anne Stribling

Directors (2009-2011):
Nichole Landrum
Ted Wright
Stacy Brown

1-Year Directors:


Honorary Board Members:
Pam Polk (City Manager)
Stan Sallee (Mayor)
Terry Due (School Supt.)
John Smaligo (Tulsa Co. Comm.)
Earl Sears (Stare Representative)
Rick Brinkley (State Senator)

City Manager Pam Polk Presented
City Status Update

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The City of Collinsville has experienced another year of impressive change with several projects still in progress. With most of those improvements already documented on the pages of cvilleok.com, I will list just a sample of the topics. -- Ted
* Quik-Trip (likely open by mid-May)
* West sewer (mid-Feb. completion)
* S-Curve re-align (March bids)
* New jail (open house soon)
* 112 blocks (+ business allys) got asphalt overlays
* City park ("completed" in July)

New Officers will be sworn in at Jan. 22, 2011
Chamber Installation Banquet
Rick Brinkley -- Guest Speaker

Ticket are $25 indv.
(or $200 for table for 6)

Pam Polk
State Representative Earl Sears will be at State Capitol for the next fews months, but before leaving, presented a flag that has flown over the capitol to Susan Babbitt for the Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven. Sears also reported a more optimistic outlook for the state budget with an improving economy, but says the state still faces budget challenges.

* 3 bridges due improvements (S. 19th, S.12th and Old Hwy 169)
* 13th & Main parking lot
* In-town sewer improvements complete
* Animal shelter addition in progress
* Library grounds improvements
* New businesses
* New city employees
* 58 news homes in 2010
* City on-line bill pay
* Mark Fenton will return
* Cemetery records being computerized
* 2nd trash truck & new police cars & other upgrades
* Return of Post Office drop box to alley
* ... many others ...

Many of the completed and in-progress projects were possible with millions of dollars of grant money in past years. The chart above shows a few potential grants for additional projects.