2018 Bond Election
June 26, 2018 Bond Election
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 voters in the City of Moore will decide on five propositions, totaling $48 million. The five proposed General Obligation (GO) Bonds would fund improvements to infrastructure, operating systems, and equipment in the City of Moore. Voters can choose to pass all, none, or some of the propositions on the ballot.
Purpose: 4th Street railroad underpass and street improvements
Proposition 1 would fund the construction of a railroad underpass at SE 4th Street, as well as four street projects. The estimated cost of the underpass is $27,860,000. An additional $15,190,033 would be set aside for the other street projects and infrastructure repairs.
Projects funded by Proposition 1 include:
• Railroad underpass at SE 4th Street.
• Resurfacing the street, landscaping, and adding sidewalks on NE 12th Street between I-35 and Eastern.
• Resurfacing the street, landscaping, and adding sidewalks on Eastern Avenue between NE 12th Street and SE 4th Street. (Phase 1)
• Resurfacing the street, landscaping, and adding sidewalks on Eastern Avenue between SE 4th Street and SE 19th Street. (Phase 2)
• Resurfacing the street, landscaping, adding sidewalks, and creating two additional traffic lanes on SW 34th Street between Telephone Road and Santa Fe.
Purpose: Improvement of drainage channels
Proposition 2 would allow for the repair and improvement of 50-year-old drainage channels between NW 12th Street and SW 4th Street. The repairs would prevent further erosion, damage to property, and address future flooding concerns near the drainage channels.
Projects funded by Proposition 2 include:
• Drainage channel improvements from NW 12th Street to NW 5th Street (Phase 1)
• Drainage channel improvements from NW 5th Street to SW 4th Street (Phase 2)
Purpose: Railroad crossing quiet zones
Proposition 3 would fund the construction of quiet zones at three railroad crossings in the City of Moore. The proposed funding would be used to purchase and install new equipment to signal train crews not to sound locomotive horns as they approach the designated street crossings.
Projects funded by Proposition 3 include:
• Installation of railroad crossing quiet zone at SE 34th Street
• Installation of railroad crossing quiet zone at Main Street
• Installation of railroad crossing quiet zone at 12th Street
Purpose: Street sweepers
Propositions 4 would provide two mechanical street sweepers for the City of Moore’s Public Works department. Moore currently has one street sweeper that is a 2009 model. The two additional proposed street sweepers would clear dirt, mud, and small debris from roadways, maintaining clean streets throughout the city and preventing debris and runoff from entering drainage channels.
Purpose: Upgraded telephone system
Propositions 5 would provide an upgraded telephone system for the City of Moore. The new system would replace an older, outdated telephone system, effectively reducing the frequency of call failure and preventing future service interruptions due to discontinued replacement components.
What’s it going to cost me?
The five propositions total approximately $48.6 million. A small property tax increase would fund each of the GO bonds. If all propositions pass, the impact for homeowners in the City of Moore would be $8/month per $100,000 of your home’s value. If approved, the issuance of the new bonds would be spaced out over a period of several years as other GO Bonds fall off to minimize the finance impact for residents.
Where can I get more information?
If you have a question about one of the propositions, please call (405) 793-5200 or email your question to . You can also attend one of our three informational meetings to learn more about the bond package before heading to the polls on June 26, 2018.
Informational meeting locations, dates, and times:
• The Station (700 S. Broadway Avenue, Moore): June 7, 7-8 p.m.
• Oak Ridge Elementary School (3201 S Santa Fe Avenue, Moore): June 14, 7-8 p.m.
• Winding Creek Elementary School (1401 NE 12th Street, Moore): June 21, 7-8 p.m.