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  • The OG&E files – Norman’s Franchise Renewal Agreement

    While still serving as council member for Ward 5, OG&E Community Affairs Manager, James Chappel, prepared a letter to City Manager Steve Lewis requesting that the city’s franchise agreement renewal be put to a popular vote as early as October 10, 2017.

    City Council eventually rejected OG&E’s proposals and the setting of an election date. OG&E was told to come back with a better proposal.

    At the September 26, 2017, Norman City Council accepted OG&E’s request to rescind their proposed November 14 election on the franchise agreement.

    Below are a collection of documents and email communications between city officials leading up to those decisions. OG&E still has not made formal requests to city council or the county election board to set a new election date for the franchise renewal agreement. OG&E has given assurances that downtown electrical upgrades are on the way.

    OG&E’s INITIAL REQUEST FOR AN OCTOBER 10, 2017 ELECTION ON THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT RENEWAL

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    CHAPPEL’S REQUEST FOR PRIVATE MEETINGS WITH CITY MANAGER LEWIS AND CITY ATTORNEY JEFF BRYANT

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    EMAILS BETWEEN MAYOR LYNNE MILLER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRPERSON AMANDA NAIRN, OG&E, AND JAMES CHAPPEL

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    OG&E’S EMAILS TO CITY OF NORMAN AND COUNCIL MEMBERS

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    OG&E’S PRIOR DEALINGS WITH CITY OF NORMAN’S BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REGARDING INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES IN DOWNTOWN NORMAN

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