News

Street Closure at 111th St.

 On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 and on Friday October 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., 111th St. will be closed due to street repairs.

Only emergency responders, school busses and local traffic will be permitted access into the residential subdivisions.

ALL TRUCK AND THROUGH TRAFFIC WILL BE DETOURED TO 121STSt. at Union Ave. and 33rd W. Ave.


Art on Main Schedule of Events

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street Jenks, Art on Main features 100 Oklahoma based artists and wineries displaying and selling their creations.

This year’s featured musical acts are all local musicians which include Barling, Gary Robert Strickland and Willyecho. The Jenks Dance Academy will be opening the show followed by a performance from the Jenks High School vocal music department. Just Gotta Dance  cloggers will be reappearing on our PSO stage this year as well.In addition to featuring local acts, there will be live performances from the students at Abbey Road Academy on Main Street.

There will be live art demonstrations throughout the festival and a children’s section including inflatables provided by BoucePro, face painting and crafts.

Organizers are excited to announce a new section premiering this year devoted to student artwork from the Oral Roberts University Art Department.

This event is made possible by sponsors the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa Winch Group, Tulsa Federal Credit Union and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

More information can be found at JenksChamber.com as well as on the chamber’s and Art on Main’s Facebook pages.

Stage schedule:

10:15-10:45 a.m. Jenks Dance Academy

11:00-11:30 a.m. Jenks High School Vocal Music

11:45-12:45 p.m. Barling

1:00-1:30 p.m. JustGottaDance Cloggers

1:45-2:45 p.m. Gary Robert Strickland

3:00-4:00 p.m. Willyecho

State of the City set for October luncheon

2012 saw dramatic changes for the face of Jenks as another phase of Village on Main emerged and GreenAcres Market opened its doors.

With 2013 just around the corner, further Village on Main developments, new retailers coming to Jenks and the emergence of the Antiques and Arts District are just a few of the topics expected to be covered by Jenks City Manager Mike Tinker at his annual State of the City Address.

Tinker will address the Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s October luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon.

The State of the City Address continues to be a popular topic for our members,” Jenks Chamber President Josh Driskell said. “We all look forward to hearing from the city manager.”

The luncheon will be held at the Jenks High School Math and Science Center. Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.

To attend, RSVP to the chamber no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. The RSVPs may be sent to info@jenkschamber.com or by calling 918.299.5005.

For more information, visit jenkschamber.com.  

Leadership Jenks XXVI participants announced

The twenty-sixth Leadership Jenks class has been announced by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce. Graduates of the program have gone on to serve on non-profit boards, the Jenks City Council, Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Nine sessions will introduce participants to the workings of the Jenks City government including topics of financing, economic development, neighborhood development, and the future of Jenks.

Participants are: Natasha Downing, Cameron Arthur, Robert Myers, Penny Jones, Jill Evanko, Diahanna George, Candis George, Timothy Garrett, Melissa Dase, Grant Geer, Bonnie Rogers, Chad Wimmer, Keri Bowman, Marvin Casebeer, Brandon Cogan, Callie McCurdy, Kristen Bales, Johnnie Jones, Melanie Byers and Tonya VanZandt.

This program is offered at no cost to participants thanks to the support of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, City of Jenks, Wallace Properties, Tulsa Winch Group and BancFirst.

Entertainment Set for Art on Main

With Art on Main only weeks away, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce is encouraging art, wine and music enthusiasts to put the event on their calendar.

Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street Jenks, Art on Main features 100 Oklahoma based artists and wineries displaying and selling their creations.

This year’s featured musical acts are all local musicians which include Barling, Gary Robert Strickland and Willyecho. The Jenks Dance Academy will be opening the show followed by a performance from the Jenks High School vocal music department. Just Gotta Dance  cloggers will be reappearing on our PSO stage this year as well.In addition to featuring local acts, there will be live performances from the students at Abbey Road Academy on Main Street.

There will be live art demonstrations throughout the festival and a children’s section including inflatables provided by BoucePro, face painting and crafts.

Organizers are excited to announce a new section premiering this year devoted to student artwork from the Oral Roberts University Art Department.

This event is made possible by sponsors the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa Winch Group, Tulsa Federal Credit Union and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce.

More information can be found at JenksChamber.com as well as on the chamber’s and Art on Main’s Facebook pages.

Stage Schedule:

10:15-10:45 a.m. Jenks Dance Academy

11:00-11:30 a.m. Jenks High School Vocal Music

11:45-12:45 p.m. Barling

1:00-1:30 p.m. JustGottaDance Cloggers

1:45-2:45 p.m. Gary Robert Strickland

3:00-4:00 p.m. Willyecho

Jenks Kiwanis Christmas Parade Application

The Jenks Kiwanis Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. You can download an entry form for the parade here. If you have any questions, contact Marellie Robinson at Marellie2@aol.com.

The entry fee is $25 and all proceeds from the parade benefit families in need for the holidays and other Jenks Kiwanis community service commitments.

Governor Fallin to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Lunch on OSU-Tulsa Campus

Governor Mary Fallin announced today that she and members of her Cabinet will be holding a Town Hall Meeting and lunch open to the public, on Wednesday, September 26. The event will take place at the OSU Tulsa Campus and begin at 11:30 a.m. Topics will include issues important to Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma, including education, the development of Oklahoma’s high tech jobs sector, transportation infrastructure, and more. A question and answer session will follow remarks from Fallin and select cabinet members. A free lunch will be provided to those attending the meeting.
“Town Hall meetings are a great way for me to update Oklahomans on the work we’re doing for them at the State Capitol, as well as an important opportunity to listen to their questions and concerns,” Fallin said. “I’m looking forward to our event in Tulsa, and I invite anyone interested in state government to come to the meeting, grab some lunch and share your thoughts with my cabinet secretaries and me.”

City sets Vision2 public discussion

The City of Jenks will hold a public discussion on the proposed Vision2 tax package on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m at Jenks City Hall, 211 N. Elm.
Vision2 is a $748.8 million, 13-year plan to extend Tulsa County’s 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales tax.  The proposed extension would start when the current tax expires on Jan. 1, 2017 and last through Dec. 31, 2029.
The vote will occur countywide on Tuesday, November 6.
According to projections, Jenks would receive $9.2 million in funds for local projects.

Hallowmarine seeking Organization Sponsors

Once a year, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. HallowMarine 2012 will feature our ever-popular mermaid and pirate divers, a giant pirate ship bounce house, a Pee-Wee Pirate Zone just for the little ones, plenty of games and activities and, of course, plenty of candy on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Also, new this year, a special Glow in the Dark Sleepover just for kids 12 and up on Saturday night, October 27th.  It’s the only place around where visitors can shake hands with a friendly pirate or two and leave with the biggest bag of loot on dry land!  Best of all, the Oklahoma Aquarium exhibits remain open during the festivities, so it’s two splashes of fun in one!  Your organization is invited to become part of the excitement by joining us as a leading sponsor or participant on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Please see the attachment for more information.

 

 

City of Jenks sets public discussion for Vision 2 at tonight’s council meeting

The City of Jenks will have a public discussion regarding Vision2 at its city council meeting this evening.
According to the Tulsa World, Vision2 is “A $748.8 million, 13-year plan to extend Tulsa County’s 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales tax was rolled out August 9. The proposed extension would start when the current tax expires, Jan. 1, 2017, and last through Dec. 31, 2029.”
The vote will occur on Tuesday, Nov. 6 countywide.
According to projections, Jenks would receive $9.2 million in funding for local projects.
The Jenks City Council meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight at Jenks City Hall, 211 N. Elm.

The meeting is open to the public.