The work continues for the infamous sinkhole on Britton Road. OKC Crews are working on repairs today. Tomorrow, workers will begin the backfill and compaction process. Concrete will be poured by the end of the week, and they will need additional time for the substance to cure. Weather permitting, the City anticipates reopening the road … Continue reading Sinkhole Update: Estimated Time for Reopening
Month: May 2021
Editorial: Town Plans to Spend Sales Tax Increase Beyond Water/Wastewater Repairs
The Jones City Hall was packed on Tuesday evening as over 40 residents, business owners, and community stakeholders gathered at the public forum to discuss the upcoming sales election. The point was driven home that our community NEEDS significant funding to make water and wastewater improvements. The biggest debate was how to accomplish this. After … Continue reading Editorial: Town Plans to Spend Sales Tax Increase Beyond Water/Wastewater Repairs
Sink Hole Update: Cause Determined
Oklahoma City Crews worked diligently over the weekend to uncover the cause of the mysterious sinkhole on Britton Road. Workers excavated the sinkhole Saturday morning, only to discover that a sanitary sewer main was broken. This was determined to be the cause of the road damage. The OKC Public Works Department will be working alongside … Continue reading Sink Hole Update: Cause Determined
Editorial: Nobody Likes Taxes. Do They?
I do not know that I have ever met anyone in my life that enjoys paying taxes. I know I do not! But I also know that if I did not pay taxes, many of the services we tend to take for granted would not exist. Such as police protection, fire protection, sidewalks, roads, welfare, … Continue reading Editorial: Nobody Likes Taxes. Do They?
Editorial: How Can We Responsibly Pay for the Necessary Improvements?
Hey Friends, We've all seen the chatter on the infamous TAJ about the proposed sales tax increase that the Board of Trustees voted to approve earlier this week. The Board's proposal is set to go to a vote of the people on July 13th; however, the public discourse on this topic is heated and polarizing. … Continue reading Editorial: How Can We Responsibly Pay for the Necessary Improvements?
Board of Trustees Vote on Resolutions and Mayor, State Senator Pays A Visit
The newly sworn-in Board of Trustees began their terms with a major vote. At the May 4 meeting, the Board voted on Resolution No. 2021-5-4A which reads: “A resolution authorizing the calling and holding of a special election in the town of Jones City, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, for the purpose of submitting … Continue reading Board of Trustees Vote on Resolutions and Mayor, State Senator Pays A Visit
Last week, a major sinkhole appeared on Britton Road, between Midwest Boulevard and Post Road. This section of the road is closed, and will be so for the foreseeable future. Britton Road is a major thoroughfare for the people of Jones, as they drive to and from Oklahoma City. While the residents who live near … Continue reading Sinkhole Repairs
Jones Board Approves Resolution – 1% Sales Tax Increase to Go Before Voters
The Jones Board of Trustees met for just under four hours Tuesday Night as they considered a string of proposals to address the Town's crumbling water infrastructure. The first major item was Resolution No. 2021-5-4B by The Jones Public Works Authority. The Resolution directs the Public Works Authority to file an Application with the Oklahoma … Continue reading Jones Board Approves Resolution – 1% Sales Tax Increase to Go Before Voters
Jones Trustee Full Audio Recording – May 4, 2021
If you're curious how the four (4) hour Trustee meeting went on Tuesday night, we have the full audio recording listed below. To see the full agenda, minutes, and packet, click here.
Summer Basketball Camps
The Jones High School girls and boys basketball teams are hosting several weeks of basketball camps for elementary and middle school students. These are exceptional camps that focus on basketball skills and fundamentals. For more information on each camp, continue reading below... Boys Camp The boys basketball skills camp will be May 25th - 28th … Continue reading Summer Basketball Camps