The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Tulsa County officials indicated Thursday that they intend to place a 0.067 percent sales tax on the April 1 ballot to pay for additional pods at the Tulsa Jail and construct a new juvenile justice center.
In his Tulsa Tribune article, "Some Tulsa County Towns Are Only Faded Memories," Jim Downing pointed out that before Tulsa County was the City of Tulsa and everything else, the city was just a small part of everything else. Initally, the everything else consisted of small places that provided goods and that were spaced at convenient distances , allowing those travelling by team and wagon to make the roundtrip during daylight hours. Later, settlements sprang up along the railroad line as it expanded. Over time, many of these places ceased to exist, at least officially.
On Monday the Tulsa County Commission approved a ballot initiative to extend the Vision 2025sales tax rate. The initiative, known as Vision2, would not be a new tax, but would extend the 0.6% Vision 2025 sales tax rate through 2029. As it stands now, this tax would expire January 1, 2017.
Several Tulsa County communities have issued voluntary water rationing...
Today, July 31, Mayor Bartlett signed a resolution asking City of Tulsa residents to participate in voluntary water rationing.
As part of the voluntary rationing, the City asks households on even-numbered streets to water on even-numbered calendar days. Households on odd-numbered streets are asked to water on odd-numbered calendar days.