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Perkins, Oklahoma
March 29, 1973     The Perkins Journal
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March 29, 1973

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8 - The Perkins Journal, Thursday, March 29, 1973 The Perkins Journal prepared a questionnaire for all of the town council filees to answer.Below are some of the questions and each candidates answer: 1. Are you for or against the proposed city bond issue? REYNOLDS- I am in favor of the bond issue. Perkins needs to move in this direction and this seems to be financially reasonable. BICKELL- I am for the bond issue aso that the city may have enough water for the summer uses. DODSON- I am for the city bond. We must upgrade our water system to take care of our needs now and in the future. REDUS- I am for the bond Issue. I feel that we need the im- provements in our water and sewer departments. 2. Do you think that Perkins is understaffed, overst~fed or has just the right amount of police protection? REYNOLDS-Perkins needs day and night protection available. BICKELL-Overstaffed DODSON- Our police department is over on their budget. Some way must be found to stay in line. I think we should have two full time men - one to work nights, the other to work relief. REDUS- I don~t feel that at the present we need two full time and one relief police~nan and I don't feel that we can pay $15~ 000.00 per year In police salaries without neglecting some of our other needs. 3. Would you be in favor of a city owned swimming pool? REYNOLDS- Certainly. BICKELL- Yes, if we were able to support it and if the water supply is adequate. DODSON- I would favor a swimming pool under the that it be self sufficient. REDUS- Yes, if and when Perkins can afford one. ~. What do you hope that the newly formed Park reation Board can accomplish? REYNOLDS- I hope they can provide enjoyable activities for the people in the Perkins area BICKELL- Recreation in Perkins for all ages. DODSON - As I see the Park and Recreation board, interested people, willing to work with our youth, the park, supply the council with information on REDUS- I would like to see them improve our reation program and in the future build us a part be suitable for all ages. 5. Do you plan to cooperate with the press so that of Perkins can be informed as to the decisions meetings of the Town Council? REYNOLDS- Town Council meetings should be public. If the press has questions before or after the! ing I shall be gald to answer them. ~: BICKELL- Yes, the people of Perkins shoui ~ow council is doing. DODSON- It has been my idea that doing city everyone's right to know. REDUS - I don't intend to keep anything from the meetings are open to all of the citizens press. --.---- ram mm roll m u~ m m mm m --- "- m m m m t w w i' PASSAGE OF TIlE BOND ISSUE WILL ENABLE YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO TAKE CARE OF THE GROWTIt AND MOST PRESSING NEEDS FOR THE NEXT 4 TO 5 YEARS BY PROVIDING: 1. GENERAL PURPOSE BUILDING. Prefabricated steel with a 70x100 area to supplement the present high school gym for physical education. Will serve as a replacement for the old community building, and can be used for the same purposes. It will be a place for a much needed special education class. It will serve as an adequate physical education room for all grades by re- placing the old community building. It will contain a small and large room for district wide meetings and other ftmctlons. The new building will provide facilities for Little League activities of all sports. 2. Prefabricated steel BUS GARAGES. At Tryon and Perkins, this building will replace present frame buildings to make maintenacne work more effici- ent. It will be o~ sufficient size to accomodate the longest bus inside. 3. Small room added to PERKINS KITCHEN to expand storage capacity and install rest room. The kitchen will be expanded into part of the present lunch- room, with the remaining lmmhroom capacity increased 45% by use of pre- sent typing room as an eating facility. 4. CLASSROOM FURNITURE for new rooms and to replace presen~ deter- lorated equipment at both Perkins and Tryon. More storage facilities inside classrooms at Tryon. 5. LOCKER in the halls of the High School and the Tryon Elementary School. Probably double.tiered metal with 12x36x15 inch openings. Approximately 250 at Perkins and 60 at Tryon. 6. OUTSIDE CANOPIES for the elementary schools at Perkins and Tryon to cover walkways to the respective lunchrooms. 7. LUNCHI~OOM FURNITURE for the expanded area and to replace some of the old folding chairs in both lunchrooms. 8. Application of ACOUSTICAL INSULATION on the ceiling of the Perkins gym. It is the plan of the Board Perkins-Tryon Education to issue ten-year bonds, as shown by: the schedule below. Please note that the mil L requirements shown are based upon a 4%~ reate i determined by bond market conditions at the t ! interest. The actual rate, will, of course, ! the bonds are offered for sale, and could be more or less than this ass med rate. i $13o,ooo.oo 4a Date: 6-i-73 Maturity Mills* 1974 $i0,000 5.14 1975 $I0,000 5.01 1976 $15,000 4.90 1977 $15,000 4.73 1978 $15,000 4.57 4.40 5,000 ~- 1980 $15,000 4.24 ]981 4.07 $15,000 1982 $15,000 3.91 1983 $15,000 3.74 *Average cost life of issue 4.47 over * -X. -X. li mmmm