Friday, July 11, 2008

Fake Speed Bumps

This could be an answer to the speeding around the Shawnee High School. 3D optical illusion speed bumps are being used in Philadelphia. In an effort to slow down drivers speeding through local streets. They are intended to trick drivers into slowing down only later to find that there was no bump at all. They caution you to slow down because you don't know what you are facing. They can also remind drivers that they need to slow down because they are in a School Zone. They are made by Japan's Sekisui Jushi Corp. and contain reflective glass beads. They require little engineering or planning and can work in places where real bumps may not be acceptable.

The 3-D markings are appealing because, at $60 to $80 each, they cost a fraction of real speed bumps (which can run $1,000 to $1,500) and require little maintenance,

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Shawnee Candidates

Running for Mayor
Linda Peterson
Linda Agee

Running for Ward 2
Jerry Chastain
Frank Sims

Running for Ward 3
Marva O'Neal
James Harrod

The issues that are prevelent in Voters minds are
Water, Education, New Businesses, Better leadership in all aspects, Crime,

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Poly Cart woe's and clean streets

Poly Cart what a waste

Here are a few things you need to know about poly carts:
The City Commission voted to begin using poly carts for trash disposal city wide for all citizens of Shawnee at the meeting on June 4, 2007.

Yard waste will be picked up on Wednesdays
The commission has chosen a plan which also calls for green waste pickup (yard clippings, etc.) on a weekly basis. The commission needs to contact Allied Waste and remind them of this plan.

Be sure and call Allied Waste if your yard waste has not been picked up recently at 275-9061.
The city is supplementing this plan for the first year but will cut that supplement in subsequent years. The $12 monthly fee is expected to go to $13 in July, 2008, $13.75 in 2009, $14.25 in 2010 and $14.55 in 2011.

Remember that Allied Waste representatives are available at 405-275-9061
You can also call the Public Works Service Center at 878-1662

Street Sweeping
The City of Shawnee runs their own street sweeper on a rotating schedule across the City. Questions related to street sweeping should be directed to the 405-878-1537.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

WNW July Meeting

For those of you that did not attend the meeting. The guest speakers were Jerry Chastain who is running for Ward 2 Commissioner, and Linda Agee who is running for Mayor. On the 15Th we will have another meeting with other's that are running.

Congratulations to the Finney's for winning the Best Looking Yard.

Some of the issues that were covered in tonight's meeting were getting some bike lanes put in around the area. Bus service for the Citizens of Shawnee, the rail road crossings that are in need of smoothing out on area roads, and the need of more recycling centers here in town. The sidewalks leading to nowhere.

The smelly issue of the Polly carts and the yard waste that sometimes is not picked up for day's. An idea would be for all of those affected to start writing in to the trash service and filling a complaint.

Also, finding out if we can get something to slow down traffic on Kirk. The Yellow house on Kirk that is set back from the road is set for demolition within the next month. We now have several drug houses in and about our neighborhood watch area we need to get these taken care of before they become a worse problem.

Shawnee Action Center
Use the above link to report problem areas in our neighborhood.
or call the Action Center number below


Call them whenever you have a neighborhood problem or a question about City services. The Action Center is here to help you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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