Sapulpa overwhelmingly votes to renew half-penny sanitation proposal

A Sewer Tax Election in effect for Sapulpa since 1998 has been renewed today as the polling results report a “Yes” vote of 321 to only 124 “No” votes.

According to campaign materials, the half-penny tax has led to a number new projects and improvements since it first began:

  • The development of a Wastewater Master Plan.
  • The rehabilitation of 12.5 miles of existing collection lines.
  • The addition of 20 miles of new sewer lines.
  • Installation or upgrade of dozens of lift stations, pump stations and interceptors.
  • The provision of sewer to numerous developments, including Inverness Village, Freedom Elementary School, Castle Creek, Hickory South, The Lakes at Cross Timbers, Pinehurst Apartments, the Lakes at Jefferson Heights, and Freedom Park.
  • The major rehabilitation of sewer systems in Lazy H, Parkview Heights, Woodlawn, Burnett and Roosevelt subdivisions.

Now that the proposal has been renewed, additional improvements and constructions can be done, including:

  • Maintenance and rehabilitation for 120 miles of wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems.
  • Funds for sewer extensions to new residential and commercial properties.
  • New funds for $3.7 million in sanitary sewer enhancements identified by Hobson SSE study.

The proposal does not mean an increase in taxes or utility fees.