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2015 Annual Report

The City of Norman is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Annual Report. We have highlighted some significant achievements, to include public safety and justice; parks, recreation and library services; community and economic developments; transportation improvements; environmental and utility services; strategic support; revenue/expenditure information; City accolades; and, recognitions and awards achieved by our City departments and our employees.

Norman is wonderful place to live.  History is deep-rooted in our City; education is a major focus; we have an open government which encourages and involves citizen input; our City population is growing; and, we are guided by a strong, competitive retail base.  All of this progress has continued to propel Norman forward.

The accomplishments listed in this report were a team-effort by elected officials, City staff and employees.  We are proud of the dedication of our employees in serving and making a difference in our community.  We hope you find this information useful and thank you for taking the time to stay informed about your community and local government.

Quiet Zone Means No Train Horns: Norman's Quiet Zone Went Into Effect February 17

As of 12:01 a.m. Friday, February 17, the new quiet zone went into effect in Norman. The BNSF Railway Company and Amtrak began observance of the new quiet zone with a gradual decrease of the train horns during the first 24 to 48 hours, after which the train horns will be silenced. The new quiet zone will benefit many residents and patrons of businesses located close to the railroad line.

Map of City of Norman's Major Construction Projects

Did you know the City of Norman is investing approximately $150 million in infrastructure in the community to enhance the quality of life and improve our infrastructure for many years to come? Below is a link to a map of the major construction projects underway through September 2017. 

Odd/Even Water Conservation


Center City Form-Based Code Public Meetings

The City began a process in 2014 to look at the redevelopment of a 42-block study area of the City near downtown west of the railroad tracks. There was a week-long charrette held in May, 2014 to get public input on how development might look in the study area in order to create a Form-Based Code.

Lake Thunderbird TMDL Compliance and Monitoring Plan

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the Norman City Council endorsed the City of Norman’s Lake Thunderbird Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Compliance and Monitoring Plan, and directed city staff to submit the Plan to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) by the prescribed deadline of November 10, 2015.

Parking Study Update for Downtown and Campus Corner

The City of Norman conducted a public meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2015, to provide citizens and stakeholders with an overview of the plan update progress, current parking demand, projected parking demand (2025) and candidate sites for parking improvements.


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