The Edmond City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on a new short term task force. The Capital Improvement Advisory Task Force (CIATF) will be charged with identifying future long term capital improvement projects for the City of Edmond that could be funded by sales tax revenue. These projects include items such as new buildings, major road projects, etc.
“The window of opportunity is small to evaluate Edmond's capital needs and the potential for extending the current ½ cent public safety sales tax that expires in 2017,” said Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb. “City Council has discussed conducting an election in 2016 to renew the second penny sales tax for the City’s General Fund, so the task force will need to consider whether there is support for also extending the ½ cent public safety sales tax for a fixed period of time during the same election.”
Appointments to the CIATF will serve for approximately 8-9 months with a firm conclusion and recommendation by November 23, 2015. This is an intensive committee appointment that will require a firm commitment from all participants for the duration of the task force.
The application is currently available at http://edmondok.com/forms.aspx?FID=183 with preference given to applications received by 5 pm on Friday, February 20th. City council will consider appointments during the scheduled February 23rd meeting.
Interested citizens that wish to participate on the CIATF must do the following to be considered for appointment:
- Reside within the Edmond Corporate City Limits
- Commit to attend up to two meetings per month for the duration of the appointment
- Complete a brief application located at http://edmondok.com/forms.aspx?FID=183
All CIATF meetings will be open to the public and are subject to the rules of the Open Meetings Act. For additional information or questions, please contact Todd Hildabrand, Assistant to the Mayor and City Council at 405-359-4569.