November 2, 2020
1) Citizens that have debris may pull it to the curb in no-bigger-than 10-foot lengths and neatly stacked for ease of pick-up.
2) Keep the debris out of the road, separated from other bulk trash, and do not block water, gas, electric meters, transformer boxes, or cable.
3) This will be a long process and expect the debris to be at the curb for many weeks as the City works details such as contracts and funding.
4) The initial options also still remain available for citizens, such as curbside bulk pick-up, free burn permits, and the landfill located in Spencer.
The City crews have been working emergency response issues only the last few days. Moving forward crews will focus on clearing Section Line road debris and ensuring major road vegetation is safe and trimmed back so OG&E and cable companies can do their job and get power/internet restored. For the short-term, below are some initial disposal options for citizens concerned about debris on their property. The disposal of debris due to storms is the property owner's responsibility. We are assessing what can be done and what resources will be available to assist with disposal after the current situation stabilizes to something more manageable. This will take time and could take months—Cities around the region are communicating similar efforts.
Initial property owner options for storm debris removal:
1. Obtain a burn permit from the Choctaw Fire Department and dispose of debris via burning; or
2. Place storm debris curbside for Bulk Waste Collection
The standard Waste Connections bulk waste rules apply. Limbs should be cut into 4 foot lengths and bundled. Citizens are allowed to place 9 cubic yards of bulk waste curbside. Waste Connections will collect 3 cubic yards of bulk waste at no additional charge to the customer. Any curbside debris collected over 3 cubic yards and up to 9 cubic yards will be charged $15 per cubic yard and added to the customer’s utility bill. If debris is unbundled an additional charge of $30 will also be added to the customer’s utility bill.
Questions about bulk waste collection can be directed to the Choctaw Utilities Department at 390-8198.
The Northeast Landfill also takes tree and construction debris. They are located at 2601 N Midwest Blvd in Spencer. You can call them for fees and hours of operation at 405-424-8000.
Indian Meridian from Reno to 15th will be closed
10/11/19-UPDATE: This area is back open.
Indian Meridian, between Reno & 15th, will be closed beginning Monday, October 7th for approximately 3 days, weather permitting, for the replacement of a storm drain pipe under the road.
Due to air in the lines, water may appear cloudy. We want to assure everyone the water is safe, it is only air in the lines causing the discoloration. Crews are working this morning to flush out the air and hope to resolve this as soon as possible. -09/03/19
The water should be restored soon. It may take a couple of hours for full pressure to return. Thank you for your patience. -09/01/19
Choctaw Road closed from 10th to 23rd Street
06/24/19-Asphalt laid over rock
06/05/19-Road is temporarily back open. We will continue to repair this section of Choctaw Road, be prepared to take an alternate route.
05/30/19-We are beginning work to repair Choctaw road (1400 block) at the wash out. Repairs are estimated to take 2 weeks, weather permitting. Please continue to find alternate routes until this is finished.
05/28/19-Please plan an alternate route, this section of Choctaw Road is closed to through-traffic until further notice.
Triple X road closed from 10th to 23rd Street
06/05/19-This section of Triple X is temporarily back open. Further repairs will be needed, be prepared to take an alternate route.
05/28/19-Please plan an alternate route, this section of Triple X is temporarily closed for repairs.
Water line repairs
The water will be off on Wednesday, March 20th, for water line repairs. Areas affected will be the Silver Chase addition and Cedar Crossing addition. These areas are around Indian Meridian & 10th Street, north and south of 10th Street, and east of Indian Meridian to Triple X Rd. If you live in this area, expect the water to be off for at least 4 hours, beginning at 8:00 am. -3/18/19
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03/14/19-We have been delayed by other, more pressing projects that need our attention, but will return to this project as soon as possible.
02/27/19-Due to inclement weather, crews will not be working on 10th Street over the next few days. We hope to be back on this project as soon as possible.
02/14/19 - NE 10th Street, between Indian Meridian and Triple X Road; one patch down with several more to go, thank you for your patience!
Acoustic Testing of Sewer Lines
UPDATE: 03/15/19-Thank you for your cooperation with this project. We are finished for now, but will resume testing again. We will update this page as well as the homepage as soon as we begin again.
Over the next several weeks we will be conducting testing on the sewer lines. Our crew will need access to manholes, so please allow access to those that may be located on your property. During the short test, the equipment does emit tones that you will be able to hear, so do not be alarmed. We expect to be testing for about 6 weeks, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.