The Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors urges Jenks residents to vote “yes” in the June 28 Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) electric franchise renewal election.

The 25-year franchise agreement, which does not raise fees for PSO customers, grants PSO permission to use Jenks streets and alleys to provide electric service. In exchange, PSO remits a monthly fee and sales tax to the City of Jenks.

In 2015, fees and taxes amounted to more than $850,000 in payments to the City.

Chamber President Josh Driskell praised PSO’s role in enhancing Jenks’ position as one of the top communities in Oklahoma.

“Support from PSO helps make many of Jenks’ most popular events possible, including the Jenks America Food Truck Festival and Art on Main,” he said.

“They also help us build a stronger community by supporting our Leadership Jenks program and our Legislative Briefing Breakfasts, both of which provide our residents pathways to community leadership.”

PSO believes in being a good corporate citizen for community betterment in all of the communities it serves in Oklahoma, said Carole Huff Hicks, community affairs manager for the company.

“We are proud of the high quality and reliability of service we provide to our Jenks customers, and equally proud of our partnerships with our customers, the Chamber, Jenks Public Schools, the City of Jenks and the Oklahoma Aquarium to be a positive force in enhancing the outstanding quality of life in Jenks. It has been our distinct honor to serve our customers in the City of Jenks, and we look forward to a bright future together,” she said.

Craig Bowman, chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors, urged Jenks residents to vote “yes” on June 28 to renew the company’s franchise agreement.

“PSO plays a valuable role in our community, not just by providing electrical service for our residents, but by being strong community partners,” he said. “I’m asking my fellow Jenks residents to vote ‘yes’ June 28 to keep this partnership going.”

Click here for a letter from PSO addressing their commitment to Jenks.

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