The Jones Planning Commission met in a Special Meeting on Monday evening to discuss a proposal for a new neighborhood in Jones. The item appearing before the Commission was a rezoning application for property at the corner of 4th Street and Main. The request was to change the zoning of 40 acres from A-1 Agriculture … Continue reading Board of Trustees Approves Rezoning for a New Neighborhood
The Town of Jones passes a new Ordinance, creating a Town Administrator.
On Monday, March 20, 2023, the Town of Jones held a Special Joint meeting between the Board of Trustees and the Planning Commission. The Trustees accepted the resignation of the former attorney, Devol and Associates, and approved the contract with John Dorman of Spencer Fane, LLP to serve as interim council. Mr. Dorman is no … Continue reading New Interim Attorney Hired: Jones Native John Dorman
Hello Readers, Welcome to the third edition of the Trustee Candidate Bio's brought to you by The Jones Journal. We sent a survey of six questions to all seven Jones Trustee Candidates. Their responses are listed in alphabetical order.
Three positions are open for the Jones Board of Trustees, with seven candidates running for office. Already campaign signs are filling yards and right of ways advertising names to the public. The election will be on Tuesday, April 4th, and with over a month to go, the campaigning is expected ramp up. Here is the … Continue reading Seven Candidates File for Three Trustee Seats
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**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
On Tuesday, July 13th, the voters of Jones passed a 1 cent sales tax increase for the purpose of funding water and wastewater infrastructure needs for the the town. The proposition passed with a 62.6% margin, with 154 yes votes and 92 no votes. The tax will go into effect on October 1, 2021; however, … Continue reading Jones Sales Tax Passes
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
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