City Seeks Community Feedback on Strategic Plan THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 6/24/2017 AND IS NO LONGER ACTIVE AND MAY NOT REFLECT CURRENT INFORMATION! THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY!
4/24/2017 The City of Shawnee is nearing completion of a strategic planning process that begin in late-2016 with the Shawnee Community Survey. The City Commission voted to establish a Strategic Planning Subcommittee comprised of Mayor Richard Finley, Vice-Mayor James Harrod and Commissioner Lesa Shaw on January 17, 2017. The subcommittee has spent considerable time and effort preparing the draft Strategic Plan that is now available for public review and comment. Adoption of the final plan is expected to occur in June.
A series of public meetings have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for public review and comment of the draft plan. The dates, times, and locations are included in the link below.
The format of each meeting is the same and will consist of a short introduction of the planning process, a summary of the Shawnee Community Survey, and a question and answer session. The events will also include visual displays where individuals can review parts of the plan and interact with staff and elected officials in an open-house format after the more formal portion.
For more information please contact Justin Erickson, City Manager at 405-878-1601 or at Jerickson AT shawneeok.org. The draft Strategic Plan is available for viewing in the link below.
The City of Shawnee annually receives Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
To be eligible for housing rehabilitation programs, the applicant must own and have occupied their home continuously for one (1) year. The applicant must meet pre-determined income guidelines and their home must have some deficiency with the City Code and HUD’s Housing Quality Standards.
Housing rehabilitation programs are designed with the intent to create safe, decent and affordable housing in the City of Shawnee. The following is a list of housing rehabilitation programs offered by the City of Shawnee, through its’ agent the Shawnee Urban Renewal Authority (SURA).
Due to a reduction in funding, the Emergency Assistance Grant is the only grant we are offering at this time.
Emergency Assistance (EA) – Earned Grant – A five (5) year mortgage will be placed on the home and the owner will earn 20% of the rehab amount each year the owner resides in the house for five (5) years.t.
To apply, contact the Urban Renewal Office, call (405) 273-1938 during regular business hours.