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City of Tulsa Fryer Oil Collection Event on Nov. 30

 

The City of Tulsa, in partnership with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.), will collect used cooking oils following the Thanksgiving holiday.

The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Central M.e.t. Recycling Center, 3495 S. Sheridan Rd.

When cooking oils or greasy foods are disposed of in household drains or neighborhood storm drains, the fat, oil, and grease can clog sewer lines and cause damage in local rivers and streams.

The City of Tulsa averages 38 grease-related sanitary sewer overflows a year, with 80 percent of overflows coming from residential sources. The cost from cleaning up blocked sewer lines and spilled sewage is very costly to the city and also for the resident.

Prevent costly home plumbing bills and sewer utility rate increases by recycling used cooking oils and collecting, scraping or wiping meat drippings and other greasy leftovers from your dishes and into the trash, not down the drain.

Anyone who cannot bring their liquid cooking oils to the Nov. 30 event can still drop off oils to any M.e.t. recycling center at any time of the year. Visit www.metrecycle.com to find the nearest recycling center.

For more information on the fryer oil collection event or how to properly dispose of food related to fats, oils, and grease, go online to www.TrapTheGreaseTulsa.com.

River Task Force Seeks Civic Group Feedback

 

The Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force has created an email address to receive ideas on river development from civic groups.

Groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, church groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, young professionals, active seniors and others are encouraged to provide their feedback on river development by emailing: rivervision@tulsacouncil.org.

No idea is too big or too small. Comments may range from: river infrastructure needs and priorities, environmental and habitat concerns, or river development ideas.

City Councilor G.T. Bynum, chairman of the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force, said:

"We're asking civic groups throughout the region to join us in this discussion. We want to know what kind of proposal you'd like to see and what kinds of features should be included in any long-term plan. All of our meetings and findings are available online for your use. The more eyes and minds we can focus on this issue, the better the final ballot proposal will be."

Proposals received will periodically be posted online for the public to review.

Watch all the meetings of the Arkansa River Infrastructure Task Force on demand at tgovonline.org

 

City of Tulsa Receives Public Safety Grant for 61st and Peoria

 

Councilors Cue and Bynum joined other city officials to announce the City of Tulsa will receive $100,000 through the Byrne Crime Innovation Planning Grant for the 61st and Peoria neighborhood.

The grant will provide funding for crime analysis, which will help form a strategic plan outlining specific data-driven and evidence-based interventions to help reduce violent crime.

Over the next 18 months, the Tulsa Police Riverside Division, South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation and the City of Tulsa Grants and Human Rights divisions, will work with the University of Cincinnati to develop the strategic plan.

The City of Tulsa was competing with large metropolitan cities for this Department of Justice grant.

After the first phase and strategic plan is complete, Tulsa can apply for the Byrne Implementation Grant, which could be awarded up to $1 million.

Councilors Cue and Bynum have also been working steadily over the past year to improve the area through the 61st and Peoria Quality of Life Task Force, created in January 2013.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28:

  • City Observed Holiday, Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, Dec. 1:

  • City of Tulsa Inauguration of elected officials at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 East Second Street, at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Thursday, Dec. 25:

  • City Observed Holiday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

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