Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrapup of what is going on in Edmond, Feb. 4
Coffee Creek auction
An auction of what remains at the recently sold Coffee Creek Golf Course will be held on Feb. 16.
The golf course was shut down on Jan. 13; the $1.25 million sale closed the day before. Coffee Creek was in operation in northwest Edmond for 26 years.
"We have got a little bit of everything," said Louis Dakil, owner of Dakil Auctioneers Inc. "We are even going to sell a historical windmill."
The windmill remains in the parking lot of the 181.9-acre property that was once a horse ranch.
The Coffee Creek Golf Course sign, which someone tried to steal after the golf course closed, also will be on the auction block.
None of the $7 hamburgers or $5.35 breakfast sandwiches made at the Out of Bounds Grill will be sold at the auction, but the full kitchen, beer boxes, ice machines, refrigerators and dishes are for sale.
It's the last chance to get a Coffee Creek Golf Course shirt, hat or pair of sunglasses.
Televisions, furniture, golf artwork, office supplies and equipment, mowers, tractors, trailers, air compressor, computers and 16 picnic tables are among the items up for auction. Other property is listed at www.dakil.com.
Dakil said he has auctioned property from seven other courses.
"Golf is losing its popularity, especially with the younger people," said Dakil, who took golf lessons and played at Coffee Creek. He listed some complaints people have about the sport.
"It takes too long, is too hard, too expensive, too hot and too cold."
The auction will begin at 10 a.m. at Dakil Auctioneers, 200 NW 114 in Oklahoma City. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
Inspection of the items will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 and starting at 8 a.m. the day of the auction at the golf course, 4000 N Kelly Ave.
Bids will be accepted at www.dakil.com before and during the live auction.
2017 plan is done
City council members have completed their 2017 strategic plan, which includes current and future goals. The document also lists performance benchmarks and general policies. Current goals include planning and implementation of capital improvement projects as identified by the Capital Improvement Advisory Task Force for the 2016 sales tax election. Next, they want to complete the hotel and conference center and revise Edmond Plan IV, the city land use projections. Copies of the plan are available at most city offices.
Final plat for 165 houses approved
City council members will consider approving the final plat of phase one of the controversial Lakes at Cross Timbers development southeast of Covell and Coltrane roads. Phase one covers 56 aces and contains 165 houses.
The entire Lakes at Cross Timbers project, by developers G & W Property Group, is to be 366 single-family houses. One of the biggest concerns of nearby property owners is increased traffic if all the proposed homes are constructed.
Neighbors also said they are troubled about safety, water quality and preservation of trees on the 105-acre development.
City officials have plans to widen Covell Road. No time frame is scheduled nor is there money for that section of the road to be widened to four lanes. That section of Covell has severe grade differences.
Access to phase one will be from Covell Road. The entrance will line up with the entrance into Fairfax Estates on the north side of Covell, where a traffic signal is planned, Planning Director Randy Entz said.
City council members have adopted their legislative agenda for 2017. They agreed to advocate for legislation to support K-12 education, specifically to promote smaller class sizes, increased teacher pay and improved funding for public schools, and to support legislation that maintains current funding as a minimum for higher education as well as restoring funding to fiscal year 2014-2015 levels. They also support legislation adding and maintaining diversified revenue streams for municipal government and efforts to review economic incentives, authorizing those which provide value to their communities and demonstrate their necessity in the current economic climate.
Looking for donations
Edmond's Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association is collecting donations to buy a bronze statue to honor canine officers.
The replica of the police dog would be placed outside the Public Safety Center at First Street and Littler Avenue. The goal is to collect $30,000.
Donations can be made to the Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association, a 501c3 organization. Put in the memo line of the check that the money is for the K-9 Memorial. All donors will receive tax-deductible receipts.
Mail donations to: ECPAA-K9 Memorial, 100 E First Street, Edmond, OK 73034.
Edmond Planning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 20 S Littler Ave.
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