New high-end subdivision approved to move forward by BOCC

Applications recommended for approval by the Creek County Planning Commission last Tuesday, October 19th were heard for final approval by the Board of County Commissioners at its regular Monday morning meeting on October 25th. 

The proposed subdivision, The Bluffs, represented by realtor and applicant Amy Prosser, was unanimously approved by the Board. 

The request was for a rezone from an Agricultural to  Single Family Dwelling subdivision district and a preliminary plat for 70.48 acres at 5917 Hilton Road in Sapulpa (northwest of South 49th West Avenue and the Creek Turnpike junction).  

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The Bluffs will contain 15 lots, 11 of which are to be light residential, 4 of which are in a floodplain and will remain agricultural, to be used as pasture land. 

Creek County Planner Wendy Murray reported that the property meets all requirements for both districts and that at its September 30th Technical Advisory Committee meeting, all parties involved were in agreement regarding the preliminary plat. 

The rezoning request from Jared Redyke of Dykon Blasting, 8116 South 81st West Avenue in Tulsa, was unanimously approved. Redyke wishes to extend Industrial District zoning to a 1.41-acre tract for additional storage and parking lot space for his business. Creek County Planner Wendy Murray advised the Board that Redyke will build a wooden fence to serve as a buffer to nearby residents. 

District #2 Commissioner Leon Warner commented that Dykon’s neighbors “are all in support of this extension. Everyone has complimented [the applicant] on the great job [he has] done with the area. District #1 Commissioner Newt Stephens thanked Redyke for expanding his business here in Creek County. 

Another application to Commercial zoning to allow a parking lot was submitted by M&H Real Estate/Charles Anderson. The property is located at 4908 West 63rd Street South in Tulsa and is currently zoned as an Agricultural district. Murray said that the immediate area is Industrial and Heavy Mixed Use. Stephens commended the applicant on its “last rezoning” and encouraged, “keep up the good work.” This was unanimously approved. 

There was a discussion over possible new developments regarding Creek County ARPA funding. 

Assistant District Attorney Andrew Goforth reported that the week before a bipartisan bill that would allow the use of up to 30% of ARPA monies received by the County to be spent on roads and bridges was introduced in the U.S. Senate. That would amount to approximately $4.1M for Creek County. “This could be big,” Goforth stated. “As an example, this could cover 40 miles of 2-inch overlay for the County or could replace or repair 10 bridges under 20 feet.” 

As of Monday morning, the bill had passed the Senate and moved on to the House. Goforth said he and Stephens were to meet with a representative from Congressman Frank Lucas’s office on Wednesday for more information, but he did advise that the implementation of the bill could take a while to go into effect.

Lastly, Goforth reported that the County received a request from Taneha Utilities for a water/sewer project. Taneha currently owes the City of Sapulpa a substantial sum for sewer services and is at risk of having its system overseen by the DEQ.