Bixby Voters Approve Four Public Safety Bond Issues

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016, 10:03 pm
By: News On 6

Voters in Bixby passed all four public safety bond issues Tuesday.

See the results here.

The city says the propositions will generate $18 million for projects to improve street and drainage infrastructure, buy public safety equipment and make improvements to Lake Bixhoma and Bentley Park.

8/16/2016: Related Story: Proposed Bond Packages Could Jump Start Bixby Growth

Proposition 1 will raise $975,000 to improve drainage, primarily in the area around 161st Street, according to the city. 

Proposition 2 calls for $4.215 million for public safety projects which include:
     -Purchasing and installing security camera for city facilities and property
     -Moving the police gun range to a less populated area and improving it
     -Replacing two fire engines and buying a ladder truck

Proposition 3 would raise $11.835 million, according to the city, for street repair. The projects include:
     -131st between Memorial and Mingo
     -131st between Sheridan and Memorial
     -121st between Memorial and 85th East Avenue
     -The intersection and approaches to Harvard Avenue and 151st Street 
     -111th Street between Memorial and 86ht East Avenue

Proposition 4 calls for $975,000 to be spend on improving city parks. 
     -Bentley Park: Add paved parking spaces and grass overflow lots. Convert rodeo arena into two multi-use athletic fields
     -Bixhoma Lake: Improve and add access areas and facilities