owasso city council

The Old Central Building in Owasso, located at 109 N. Birch St., is where Owasso City Council meets to conduct its regular sessions. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter

Owasso Reporter Editor Art Haddaway

The Owasso Sales Tax Oversight Committee met on Monday, Sept. 28, to review the expenditures of the city’s Third-Penny Sales Tax and Vision for Owasso Sales Tax.

The Committee meets once every March and September to maintain citizen participation throughout the life of the tax, and to ensure the proper use of revenues generated.

This month, members approved the report, which consists of 29 major road, land, stormwater, public safety and recreational improvements projects across the Owasso community.

Those projects outlined in the latest progress report, dated for June 30, 2020, total an estimated cost of over $78 million, with more than $47.4 million already expended.

Six renovation projects totaling over $24.8 million have been completed, which include: the Owasso Police Department headquarters, Owasso Public Safety Training Center Complex and Fire Station No. 4, Redbud Festival Park, Rayola Park tributary, U.S. 169 service roads (106th and 137th) and Street Improvement FY 2019.

More than $16.6 million has also been expended for seven other projects currently in progress, including: 76th Street widening, Garnett widening (96th to 106th), 106th and 145th intersection, 116th and 129th intersection, Elm Creek Park, South Sports Park regional detention and Street Improvement FY 2020.