Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Briefly.In Oklahoma

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Conference to Kick Off Certified Cities Program A conference to kick off the Oklahoma Certified Cities program for community economic development is scheduled Oct. 12 in Oklahoma City.

The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. It focuses on community preparedness as a basis for economic development by providing communities with a tool to use in the process of self-analysis, organization and goal-setting, the chamber said.

During the kick-off, community leaders from across the state will learn how to initiate the program at a local level, and the benefits available to communities that become certified.

Gov. Henry Bellmon will attend the meeting, and the keynote speaker will be Harland Priddle, Kansas secretary of commerce.

Priddle will speak on the Kansas PRIDE program, a community and economic development program which served as a model for the development of Oklahoma Certified Cities, officials said.

For further information and conference registration, call the state chamber of commerce.

Enid Officials Considering Regulatory Ordinance ENID - The Enid City Commission hopes to have by November a proposed ordinance to regulate trucks carrying hazardous loads through the city, but the city attorney says passing such a law might be difficult.

The commissioners initiated talks last week on such an ordinance and asked the city staff to prepare a proposal for review by November.

The proposed ordinance would regulate such areas as speed limits, hours when trucks could ship materials through the area, lights on the trucks and the use of inspection stations.

A city policy would have to follow regulations set out in 1986 when the state Legislature approved the Oklahoma Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. …

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