While most of today’s info is about Ardmore, let’s make sure everyone else gets their news first. Voters in the Fox school district need to check their voter registration by Friday, April 14 if they plan on voting in the school bond proposal next month. Those wanting to vote by mail will need to request their ballot from the Carter County Election Board by April 24.
A $21 million bond proposal was rejected by voters in January, 162 to 119. Voters for the May 9 proposal will decide on a smaller $2 million request from the school board.
The Ardmore City Commission will hold a special meeting later this afternoon to discuss an upcoming budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. KTEN reported earlier this week that the city is expected to consider a roughly $117 million budget similar to last year. Between 2016 and 2021, the city approved budgets between $68 and $91 million. When the city was first presented with a $117 million budget last year, the city finance director told The Ardmoreite that planned projects made a significant portion of the increase.
That special meeting of the Ardmore City Commission will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Ardmore City Hall.
The City of Ardmore on Saturday will also hold a hazardous waste drop-off event at the sanitation building on Refinery Road just north of Veterans Boulevard. Along with items listed on the city’s Facebook page, Sanitation Director Joe Fine on Thursday said that car batteries and motor oil can also be accepted.
The drop-off event will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Ardmore residents.
Coming up next week will be a public workshop on Tuesday for a planned network of trails through Ardmore, and a recycling event at Thompson Square on April 22. We’ll talk about those on the next podcast.