Interested on serving on the Town of Jones City Council?

About the Upcoming Positions

Four City Council seats and the City Treasurer are coming up for election.

  • Two council seats will be two-year terms.
  • Two council seats will be four-year terms.
  • City treasurer will be a four-year term.

 

Filing Information

Each candidate for City Council and City Treasurer shall file as a candidate with the Oklahoma County Election Board during the 3-day filing period:

  • Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, and
  • Ending Wednesday, February 3, 2021,
  • During normal business hours, 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M

Jones has requested Oklahoma County assistance in removing the debris from the Oct. 2020 ice storm, with the recent FEMA Disaster Declaration, Oklahoma County has agreed.

PLEASE, read the County’s guidelines for debris pick-up. THIS IS NOT BULK TRASH PICK-UP! If your debris is not in compliance, you stand the chance of it not getting picked up. Any debris not picked up by the County, will become the responsibility of the resident to have it removed. Your cooperation is appreciated. 

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Tomorrow beginning at 6 am, Hiwassee Rd, south of Main/Britton (in front of BancFirst, you will be able to access the bank’s parking lot), will be closed in order to install a sewer line. It will be closed until 12 pm, possibly later. Please avoid Hiwassee if at all possible! We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Please have a safe & Merry Christmas!

 

The October 2020 Ice Storm turned into OG&E’s largest outage in the company’s history. The damage to their electric system caused over 400,000 customers to be without power for an extended period of time! I hope every Jones resident has had their power restored and is now working to clean up the damage caused.

The Town of Jones is working with Oklahoma County about the possibility of picking up storm debris. A clear plan for pick up is not yet formed at this time. We ask the residents of Jones to cut their debris in 6′ lengths or less. Please… Continue reading

It’s another evening where I wish I had better/more substantial news to report. Today, we did make headway in reducing the overall number of outages, albeit a very long way to go. Here are a few particulars:

  • Our focus continues to be on bringing public emergency facilities online. As we energize these locations, customers on those circuits will also be energized.
  • Schools should be coming along very soon. I apologize for the vagueness, but specific timeframes are simply not available. 
  • All voting locations have been identified today in both Oklahoma and Lincoln counties. I will know more information –soon–… Continue reading

I was invited to sit in on a Virtual meeting with Congresswoman Kendra Horn and the “Problem Solvers Caucus” of the United States House of Representatives. They were discussing the very real revenue issues facing rural towns in America as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, i.e. she specifically mentioned the potential loss in Sales Tax revenue in Oklahoma rural towns.

She mentioned me and Jones, OK in her speech, and how devasting the loss could be for our budget. Jones’ ST revenue for the April 2020 reporting period was down 36.2% from the same period last year and down… Continue reading

This morning our community was struck with tragedy. One of the Oak Forest Apartment buildings caught fire and burned down. The fire claimed one life and sending another to the hospital with severe burns.

Six families have been displaced. I am happy to say that the owner of Oak Forest, in conjunction with the Red Cross, has either placed or is assisting in finding housing for those that have been displaced.

An “Oak Forest Fire Relief” fund has been set up. Monetary donations can be made to the Jones Ministerial Alliance or your church. Any donations of clothes, furniture, toiletries,… Continue reading

Earlier today, Gov. Kevin Stitt, announced a 3 phase approach to opening our State and economy back up! Although we, the Jones Board of Trustees, have not mandated ANY restrictions, we have encouraged all Jones businesses to follow the Governor’s Exec. Orders on a volunteer basis. I am so proud of all our business owners and citizens for taking the personal responsibility to “flatten the curve!” 

Obviously, it is tough to argue the “Safer at Home,” but I do agree with this phased approach. PLEASE, continue to use your good ole COMMON SENSE and the good MANNERS your parents… Continue reading