Mustang City council

Excellence recognized by council

Awards of city employee excellence were presented at the Tuesday night Mustang City Council meeting. Mustang American Legion Post 353 sponsors three employee awards. The first award of 2021 Firefighter of the Year was presented to Cpl. Josh Moore. Fire Chief Craig Carruth said Moore started working with the department in 2008. “Cpl. Moore continues…

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Council passes specific use permit option for marijuana grower, processor plants; K-9 officer retires, is adopted

The Mustang City Council unanimously approved specific use permits for applicants who wish to have a marijuana growing and processing plant, but do not meet the current requirements. Currently, article five and its divisions three and four state permits will not be granted to applicants, who wish to be located within 1,000 feet of: •…

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Tourism plan with Mustang murals continues

State Rep. Brian Hill and Mustang community members decided to move forward with a tourism plan that includes adding murals to the community’s parks. The decision came during an Oct. 8 meeting. “As a manager of the city’s resources, my only concern is, you don’t put everything in the same park,” said City Manager Tim…

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Mayor won’t seek second term

By SHANE SMITH For The Mustang News After serving a single term as Mustang’s mayor, Jess Schwein-berg said he is retiring. Schweinberg announced Tuesday that he will not seek a second term in office. His announcement came at the end of the city council meeting. Schweinberg says he is “going into the retirement life.” Schweinberg…

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City, schools make emergency plans

Mustang city and school officials have responded to the coronavirus crisis by closing activities while providing help with meals for people to pick up. In addition, Mustang Public Schools are making plans to launch web-based teaching tools. The schools, which were closed this week for spring break, will stay closed through April 6, spokesman Kirk…

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Former governor meets with local leaders

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters received a warm welcome Tuesday in a return visit to Mustang. Walters, who served from 1991 through 1995, answered questions for nearly an hour at Positive Posse, an informal discussion group that meets at the Town Center. Walters has visited the Positive Posse several times in the past, and sisters…

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Response mixed to Mustang school bond proposal

Superintendent Charles Bradley used the Positive Posse as a proving grounds for his message about why Mustang Public Schools need a nearly $47 million bond issue. The informal civic discussion group, which meets every Tuesday at the Mustang Town Center, had a full house to hear about the proposal that will be on an April…

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Rooney delivers annual update

  Editor’s Note: Mustang City Manager Timothy Rooney presented his state of the city address at the Mustang Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23. Below are excerpts. I am blessed with an amazing staff that consistently, and without reservation, explores ways in which to stretch themselves and our organizations – be it through innovation,…

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High bids alter animal shelter plans

City staff has adjusted its plan for a new animal shelter because bids came in above budget, the Mustang City Council learned at a special meeting Tuesday. Despite the adjustments, the project is expected to cost more than the $1.3 million staff had projected, said Police Chief Robert Groseclose, who supervises Animal Control. The new…

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