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Del City planning farmers market

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon In the last several years, farmers markets have grown in both number and popularity across the metro area, with cities including Edmond, Yukon, Mustang and Shawnee establishing their own. At the Jan. 20 City of Del City city council meeting, members approved a resolution to create a farmers market…

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County Commissioners select Grand Boulevard site for new jail

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Oklahoma County Commissioners on Wednesday selected 1901 E. Grand Blvd. as their preferred location for a new jail. The 2-1 vote came after hours of public comments and an executive session. Several Del City residents, elected officials and Mid-Del representatives spoke against the Grand Blvd. site, with many urging…

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Del City considering legal action against jail

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon As Oklahoma County Commissioners get closer to choosing a site for the new Oklahoma County Jail, Del City is stepping up its efforts to fight against the new location being situated near Del City limits. For several months, city staff, officials and residents have attended Oklahoma County Commissioner meetings,…

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Del City residents frustrated about search for new jail site

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Friday felt like Groundhog Day for many Del City residents and officials. Several people turned out for a special meeting of the Oklahoma County Commissioners to oppose a possible location for the new Oklahoma County Detention Center at 1901 E. Grand Blvd. It has been taken off the list…

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Del City welcomes new council member

Scott Tatom appointed to fill Ward 4 vacancy on city council By Lea Terry Contributing Writer Del City’s newest council member is a longtime resident who wants to be a voice for the people of his ward. Incoming Ward 4 Councilman Scott Tatom officially took office at the council’s Dec. 18 meeting. “I feel like…

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Del City exploring new branding, marketing strategy

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon Just a few weeks into his role as Director of Economic Development for Del City, former councilmember Kyle Gandy presented his first major project proposal: a total rebranding and marketing plan for the city. “The first thing a person sees when they go to investigate a city is the…

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Del City takes action on dilapidated properties

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon After several years of code violations, vandalism and other issues, the City of Del City has set a timeline for deciding the future of two long-vacant commercial properties. The council had addressed both properties at its Oct. 2 meeting, tabling a decision until Nov. 20. Owners for both properties…

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Police upgrading records and dispatch system

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon The Del City Police Department hopes a new records management and dispatch system will help decrease emergency call response times and increase the amount of time officers can spend in the field instead of at the station. According to Del City Police Chief LLoyd Berger, the current records management…

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Del City Councilman resigns to take city post

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon After three years representing Ward 4 on the Del City City Council, Kyle Gandy is using this experience to take on another goal: helping to guide the city into the future as its new Director of Economic Development. Gandy resigned his position on the council to take the job,…

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Del City makes progress on automated water meter roll out

By Lea Terry Midwest City Beacon Del City residents should soon have greater insight and control into their water usage, thanks to the new automated water meters being installed throughout the city. The meters, which transmit data electronically instead of requiring a technician to physically read the meter, will allow residents to monitor their usage.…

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