Chamber focusing on future of Noble

Courtesy of the Norman Transcript

By Jocelyn Pedersen

The Norman Transcript

 

The Noble Chamber of commerce is actively soliciting input from residents about their hopes and dreams for Noble’s future. To encourage residents to participate in an online survey, the Chamber is offering a 40-inch flat-screen TV donated by OG&E and Wolf Laser, Inc. as a prize to one lucky participant, Chamber President, Robin Stead, said.

Community-wide planning sessions are set for 6 p.m. March 1, 13, and 27 at the Noble Public School Administration Building, 111 S. 4th Street.

Stead said John Reid of the Reid Group will facilitate the planning sessions.

Reid is working with the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership on economic development in this area.

These planning sessions will be similar to the ones held in 2004 wherein an action plan for Noble’s future was set in motion resulting in the achievement of Dane Park’s Community Gardens and SplashPad as well as the recreational trail, pavilion and disc golf course at Ken King Park.

The Safe Routes to School sidewalks from Curtis Inge Middle School to Dane Park, the downtown sidewalk and lighting projects, the Noble School digital-and-stone marquee and Noble 2025 Comprehensive zoning, transportation and land use plan were also achievements realized through the 2004 meetings.

Other projects underway include improvements at Noble High School with the construction of a new commons area, cafeteria and field house as well as an addition to Hubbard Elementary.

Roadwork projects include the widening of Highway 77 from Noble to Lexington and an improved transportation corridor along Etowah.

Community input is essential to identifying needs of and providing ideas for the future.

The survey can be accessed through the Noble Chamber website at www.nobleok.org. Clicking the Complete Survey link will enter participants for a chance to win the TV. Public-access computers are available at the Noble Public Library.

For more information about the meetings, contact the Chamber at 872-5535 or Andrew Seamans, Noble Chamber Economic Development Committee Chair, who can be reached through the Chamber.

For information about John Reid of the Reid Group, visit http://reidgroup.us/aboutthereidgroup.html. Information about the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership can be found at http://www.greateroklahomacity.com/.