EDMOND — Work progresses Wednesday on the city’s new 70,000 square foot Public Safety Center at the southeast corner of First Street and Littler Avenue in downtown Edmond. As facility construction has continued, a number of issues have been dealt with or need to be dealt with, according to information presented during Monday’s City Council meeting. They include addition of a basement sub grade to get workers out of the mud, addition of waterproofing to underneath the slab and outside basement walls and redesign of the entrance to enhance security and an upgrade in security glass in the jail due to manufacturer warranty issues. The issues were part of a $159,527.39 change order approved by council members; Frankfurt Short Bruza is picking up the tab for the entrance redesign cost, according to the agenda. Timberlake Construction is the contractor. The facility is scheduled to open in 2015.
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Victoria Pena displays her meal at the City Rescue Mission's Food Resource Center. The FRC is a customer-choice food distribution center for the near homeless community. Individuals are welcomed to come shop once a week with their groceries being free of charge. This is City Rescue Mission's way of helping those who are not yet homeless.
Helping those who are overlooked
With a projected cost of $4.2 million for a new Men’s Center at the City Rescue Mission, Edmond Memorial High School students are hoping they can raise enough money to complete the project.
The student-led Swine Week goal is $375,000 for Memorial’s annual fundraiser, which ends March 14.
Each year for the past 28 years, Memorial students have taken to the streets, completed dares, held assemblies, silent auctions, custom car shows and contacted businesses and residents in order to raise mounder way.
“Whenever the City Rescue Mission presented to the Student Council we saw how they help families and we realized that if we ever have to find a place to stay there is one,” Ball said. “If we meet our goal we realize that we will impact the honey for Swine Week.
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