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Stormwater Utility Public Meeting Update

The City of Norman hosted public meetings on April 27, May 2 and May 16 to address concerns about flooding from the last citizen’s satisfaction survey, as well as initiatives to protect Norman’s drinking water. City staff presented Norman property owners with funding options to deal with water and storm water issues that impact the community.

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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.

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.


On January 13, 2015, Norman residents voted on an increase in the water rates for both residential and commercial customers.  The official election results tallied 4,466 "yes" votes and 2,197 "no" votes.

The effective date of the increase is March 2, 2015.  New: July-August Surcharge $0.35 per 1k over 20k

Swimming Advisory

Due to possible elevated levels of waterborne coliform bacteria, the City of Norman has advised all citizens to limit contact with the water in the general vicinity of the Canadian River area within Cleveland County, Oklahoma until improvements in treatment systems can be completed at the City of Norman Water Reclamation Facility. Citizens should not drink untreated water.


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