City of Yukon

City OKs hiring marshals for warrant, fine enforcement

By Larissa Copeland The Yukon Police Department will soon have help with some aspects of law enforcement, thanks to an emergency ordinance approved Tuesday by the Yukon City Council. Ordinance 1390, passed unanimously, creates the office of Yukon city marshal, a CLEET-certified position intended to focus on executing warrants, serving subpoenas and acting as bailiff…

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City manager unveils ‘flat,’ $53M budget

Yukon city employees would receive a 3% cost-of-living increase, along with step raises under a proposed $53 million budget reviewed by the city council Wednesday in a special meeting. City Manager Jim Crosby described the proposed $53,261,169 budget as “flat.” It is up only slightly when compared to the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year budget. Crosby…

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Yukon sales tax shows growth

As Yukon city officials prepare to meet Wednesday to discuss what City Manager Jim Crosby calls a “flat” budget, they got some good news. The city saw its first increased sales tax report in more than six months when compared to both the previous month and last May. The report, which was produced by the…

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Opening date set for city aquatic sites

Summer is nearly here, and officials with the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department say the local aquatic facilities will be open beginning Memorial Day weekend. Yukon has two aquatic centers along with a splash pad. The City Splash pool, located in City Park, and Kimbell Bay pool, located a Kimbell Park, will open on May…

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Yukon receives new fire truck, strikes deal with OKC

The Yukon Fire Department has a new big, shiny red toy fire truck, and it arrived Monday. The fire department showed off its new engine just before the start of Tuesday’s city council meeting. The engine will be housed at Station 2, which is on S. Fifth Street. It will replace the current Engine 2,…

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Surrey Hills teacher wins Women’s 5k at OKC Memorial Marathon

As she crossed the finish line April 28 during the Women’s 5k portion of the 2019 OKC Memorial Marathon, Sara Moore threw her arms in the air and pumped her fist in celebration. The Surrey Hills Elementary kindergarten teacher was not celebrating finishing first in the race, but instead celebrating being able to compete. “I…

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City festival focuses on children, fun

With warm temperatures and only a slight chance for rain in the forecast, officials are hoping for a huge turnout this weekend for the Festival of the Child. The 23rd annual event is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Activities will continue most of the day at Yukon’s City Park. Everything will wrap up…

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Tourism impact on state, Yukon, focus of Mayor’s Breakfast

Tourism is a multi-million dollar industry, and Yukon has a big role in that. From Route 66 to Christmas in the Park, Yukon attractions draw thousands of visitors to the area each year, said Jennifer Mullins, the director of travel promotions for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. Mullins was the keynote speaker Friday…

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City financial health improves, analyst says

Yukon’s finances are in the best shape they have been in since at least 2012, city officials were told this week. Frank Crawford, a forensic auditor hired by the city, said Yukon’s overall financial health score ranks on his scale at 6.6 out of 10. That is a significant improvement over previous years. The score…

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