News from Moore

  • Businesses in Moore will begin collecting a higher sales tax on April 1st.  

    In November 2012, voters approved an increase of .25% to the City of Moore Sales Tax for improvements to parks. 

    The new total amount charged on purchases will be 8.5%.  Of the new amount the city receives 3.75%, the state 4.5% and Cleveland County .25%. 

  • Moore's newest park is open and what a park it is! The park opened in May 2014 and was funded by the voter-approved ¼ cent park improvement sales tax in 2012.

    Parmele Park is located just north of 12th St. on Janeway Ave.  It includes the following features:

    Forest themed playground
    ¼ mile lighted walking trail
    picnic pavilion
    Forest themed splash pad

    Check out Facebook for when the splash pad opens for the 2015 season. 

  • Shape Your Future encourages Oklahoma residents to eat better, move more and be tobacco free.

    Eat Better

    Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables
    Fresh, frozen or canned - fruits and veggies power you up

    Move More

    "Get Your 30" - 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily
    This can be walking, vacuuming, gardening, playing basketball, etc.
    Can be in three, 10 minute sets of time - just get your heart rate up!

    Be Tobacco Free

  • MONEY magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in America was announced and Moore, Oklahoma ranked #77. The other Oklahoma cities listed among the top 100 on MONEY’s list include Broken Arrow, Edmond and Norman.

  • A "running" toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. A silent leak can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month.

  • On Sunday May 20th the Moore Fire Department jumped into action to save a family of Ducks from a storm drain near Furrs Fresh Buffet.  Click on the link below to see a series of photographs from the event. 

  • Operation Identification

  • The Moore City Council approved the Parks Master Plan on February 6th.  The plan gives staff a framework to work within and plans can now be made for implementation.  Funding sources will have to be found for many of the projects but many items are already in the works.  Citizens will see improvements in many city parks and a Championship Disc Golf Course should open in Little River Park by the end of the year.  The master plan is available to view by clicking the link below. 

  • Moore was founded during the land-run of 1889. The early settlers came on train, horseback, wagons, and some, on foot. According to local historians, the town's original name was "Verbeck" as designated by the railroad company. However, a railroad employee named Al Moore, reported to be either a conductor or a brakeman, lived in a boxcar at the camp and had difficulty receiving his mail. He painted his name - "Moore" - on a board and nailed it on the boxcar. When a postmaster was appointed, he continued to call the settlement Moore.

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