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Councilwoman questions if Lowes deal can be broken

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 19, 2008

As Lowes Home Improvement celebrated their grand opening last week, one city official questioned whether the incentive deal struck with the retailer was “set in stone.”

Ward 5 Councilwoman Linda Hagan said she was “very upset” by the agreement negotiated by city officials — and approved by City Council — in June 2007. During a June 3 city budget hearing, Hagan said she had asked the city attorney if the contract could be broken.

City Attorney Jonathan Miller told Hagan the contract could not now be severed.

Obituaries for June 19, 2008

Dale Howard Roberts
Dale Howard Roberts of Mustang, loving husband, indulging uncle and caring brother, passed from this life into the loving arms of His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, with his wife, Mary, and close friends at his side. He was born April 9, 1941, in Oklahoma City to Howard and Goldie (Palmer) Roberts. He grew up in Oklahoma City and was a 1959 graduate of Putnam City High School. He had an engineering degree from Oklahoma City University. Dale worked 35 years for Phil-Good Products, where he retired in 2004 as vice president.

Pebble Creek to reopen under new ownership

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 19, 2008

Pebble Creek Golf Course should have a new owner this week, and golfers could be teeing off this weekend.

Local residents and business owners Steve Baker and his wife, Carla Baker, said Monday they are expecting their purchase of the golf course from developer Robert Crout to be final sometime this week. If the closing proceeds as scheduled, Steve Baker said he plans to open for business Saturday.

Seeking common ground - Chamber, city officials call for new contract; mayor’s plan criticized

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 19, 2008

Mustang Chamber of Commerce leaders and City Council members vowed to “work together” to hammer out a contract between the two entities Tuesday.

Several members of the chamber’s executive board attended the Council meeting to discuss financial arrangements between the city and chamber. The need to draft a new agreement between the city and chamber came to light earlier this month, when it was discovered the chamber’s lease for its office at Mustang Town Center expired in 2004.

Commissioner ups spending in final months of term

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 19, 2008

District 2 Commissioner Don Young spent more than $1.7 million since April 1 on maintenance and operations, more than twice the sum expended the entire nine months prior to that time.

Young, who announced he would not seek re-election June 3, said Monday the increased spending is to pay for “a 15-mile asphalt” project. Appropriations ledgers obtained by Mustang News showed of the more than $1.7 million spent by District 2 in a 70-day period, $1.5 million of it was paid to Schwartz Asphalt.

Ward 5’s Hagan calls for audit of city books

By Traci Chapman
Published on June 19, 2008

Ward 5 Councilwoman Linda Hagan called for a city-wide audit Tuesday, saying residents want to know “where all of the money is going.”

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