A contract and easement agreement was finalized between the city of Frederick and the Ray Land Company. The company obtained the easement for the purpose of irrigation. A waterline will be placed from a city well to an irrigation pivot owned by the Ray Land Company. The estimated expense of the project is $5,000.
Currently the city is involved in a progressive plan to make necessary improvements at the local water treatment plant in order to reach required compliant standards with the Department of Environmental Quality. The Frederick water supply is completely safe for consumption. This action has been taken to insure that Frederick continues to meet a standard of excellence in water safety for customers.
During the month of May the city will actively promote a city-wide clean up. During the dates of May 5 through May 19 IESI, Frederick's trash services provider, will set three roll off boxes on the Street Department yard at the location of 400 South 8th. Community organizations/clubs and residents are invited to support the city-wide clean up by bringing trash items collected throughout the city to the site. Residents may also take items to the local landfill during May 5 through May 19 free of charge. Items in the alley will not be picked up and any items not placed in the poly cart are subject to a fine by the city. The clean up dates give residents three Saturdays and two full weeks to actively support the spring clean up efforts.
Residents are encouraged to continue supporting the mandatory water restrictions the city has been subjected to enforce. There are several guidelines residents can adhere to for complying with the restrictions. Street addresses ending with an even number may water only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between the hours of 12:01 A.M. to 9:59 A.M. or from 8:01 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. Street addresses ending with and odd number may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between the hours of 12:01 A.M. to 9:59 A.M. or from 8:01 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. Watering with a handheld hose, soaker hose, drip irrigation, bucket or watering can of building foundations or landscape is permitted only between the hours of 8:01 P.M. to 9:59 A.M. any day. Vehicle washing and the washing of parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and other concrete slabs for any reason other than a health reason is prohibited. The restrictions will remain in effect until publicly announced otherwise.
Members of the local public works authority welcomed a guest to Frederick. Megan Mitchener is a member service representative for the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. She visits area communities that OMPA serves. The power authority is owned by the customers and prioritizes its goals by putting the customers needs first.
The Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma has invited area members to meet and visit with state legislators on March 7. Some FPWA members will be attending the event.