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Chamber hosts 2019 Annual Awards Gala

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 22, 2019) - And the winners are... Read More

Meridian Technology Center to Host “Supervisory Academy: Nine Sessions to Becoming a Better Manager”

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 17, 2019) – The best supervisors and managers are clear-minded, performance-driven and people-oriented. Read More

The City of Stillwater is asking for one minute of your time

STILLWATER, Okla. (Janurary 17, 2019) – The City of Stillwater is asking residents for one minute of their time to provide valuable feedback. Starting this month, Stillwater is the first city in Oklahoma to start using FlashVote, a scientific survey service provider. Read More

Meridian Superintendent Voted President-Elect of National Association of Career and Technical Education Board of Directors

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 16, 2019) – Dr. Douglas R. Major, Superintendent/CEO of Meridian Technology Center, was recently voted to serve as President-Elect of the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to career and technical education. Read More

Bring your daughter to Dancing with Daddy

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 14, 2019) - Get your dancing shoes ready for the 14th annual Dancing with Daddy on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at the City of Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave. Read More

New Year, New You: Meridian Technology Center Offers New Short Courses Focused on Personal and Professional Development

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 14, 2019) – Meridian Technology Center has recently announced new personal and professional development short courses. Read More

Meridian Technology Center and Stillwater Chamber Partner for Elevate Leadership: “The Coaching Leader: How to Use Coaching Principles to Empower Your Team”

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 14, 2019) – If you’ve ever had the benefit of a great coach in sports or other areas, then you know how meaningful that relationship can be. Leaders know, though, that it can sometimes be challenging to coach the people on your own team. Read More

City of Stillwater is ‘engaged’ in civic engagement

STILLWATER, Okla. (Jan. 11, 2019) – It’s the new year and the City of Stillwater is already making good on its resolution to expand its civic engagement opportunities. Read More

How you can help Stillwater’s Complete Count Committee gear up for the 2020 U.S. Census

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 7, 2019) - Why should we care about an accurate 2020 U.S. Census count? That is the question Stillwater’s Complete Count Committee is going to answer over the next year. Read More

City Budget FY20: ‘Our goal is to increase public participation’

STILLWATER, Okla. (January 6, 2019) - While the fiscal year 2019 (FY19) began in July, the City of Stillwater is wasting no time in looking toward next year’s budget (FY20) and inviting the public to be a part of the process. Read More

Meridian Technology Center for Business Development to Host: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts Small Business Owners

STILLWATER, Okla. (December 26, 2018) – The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) impacted individuals and businesses alike. Read More

Stillwater Fire encourages residents to renew, apply for the 2019 Rural Fire Service Contract

STILLWATER, Okla. (December 3, 2018) – With the new year a month away, the Stillwater Fire Department (SFD) encourages residents who live outside corporate city limits to renew or apply for the 2019 Rural Fire Service Contract.

The contract ensures the response fee per fire incident on a contracted property is capped at $2,000. Properties that are not contracted with the fire department have no limit on a maximum charge for emergency response.

“It is conceivable that properties that are not a member of the contract program could see bills that exceed $4,000 to $5,000 for fire service," Fire Chief Tom Bradley said.

The contract fee for renewals and new applicants is $100 and covers the calendar year. There is a one-time notarization of applications for new applicants. All residents renewing their applications must file a new application for 2019, also.

The rates for the contract and fire service have not changed since they were implemented seven years ago.

Participating in the program is not required and is a decision that is strictly up to the property owner. Chief Bradley said he feels residents should take advantage of this opportunity because it ensures contract holders a set range for fire service fees should a fire take place.

He also said that all contract fees are used to help provide services for residents.

“Any money collected is earmarked and used to purchase equipment like tools for rescue and other fire equipment,” Chief Bradley explained.

Chief Bradley said the SFD does not bill for good intent alarms and determines when to require fees based on whether firefighters provide services.

The contract begins on Jan. 1, 2019, and runs through Dec. 31, 2019. SFD offers this contract to property owners who live outside city limits and are within the SFD response area. If you are unsure if your property resides in our response area please contact our office and we can assist in determining which fire department response area the property is within.

Residents can apply for the contract at any time. The $100 fee will not be prorated and will cover that resident’s property for the remainder of 2019.

For applications and more information about the Rural Fire Service Contract, contact Stillwater Fire Administration at 405.742.8308 or go to http://stillwater.org/page/home/online-services/forms. Read More
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