Updated: Town of Jones Sued for Open Records Violations

**This article was updated on December 23, 2021 with information provided by the Town attorney. See below in the section titled "Update from Town Attorney." ** A lawsuit was filed on December 14, 2021 by Christopher K. Templeton against the Town of Jones for violating the Oklahoma Open Records Act. The Act is a series … Continue reading Updated: Town of Jones Sued for Open Records Violations

Editorial: Financial Stewardship First

On Tuesday, July 13th, the residents of Jones, OK will go to the polls to decide on the proposed 1 cent sales tax increase. On May 4th, after a close and heated April election, the very first vote from the brand new Board of Trustees was calling a special election for an increase in taxation. … Continue reading Editorial: Financial Stewardship First

2021-2022 Budget Passed by Board of Trustees, Auditor and County Assessor Presents

The four present Trustees unanimously passed the outline for the upcoming fiscal year at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 1st. Two budgets were passed, one designed for the Public Works Authority (PWA) and one for the city. Within the meeting was a public hearing for these budgets, though no comment was given from citizens. … Continue reading 2021-2022 Budget Passed by Board of Trustees, Auditor and County Assessor Presents

Sinkhole Update: Final Pour Today

In the midst of heavy rainfall this week, OKC Crews have continued their work repairing the sinkhole on Britton Road. The final stage of concrete pouring happened on Tuesday afternoon. Weather permitting, OKC officials are anticipating that the road will be ready to reopen by Friday, May 21st. In other news, OKC crews have also … Continue reading Sinkhole Update: Final Pour Today

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