Project 66 Food Pantry

Project 66 Food Pantry is a local nonprofit organization serving those in need right here in the Edmond area. In preparation for Thanksgiving, Project 66 is putting together basic Thanksgiving dinner baskets to be distributed to  200 families in our community. The items needed are as follows:
Boxes of dry stuffing
Canned Corn
Canned Pumpkin
Cranberry Sauce
Canned Green Beans
Cans or Bottled Gravy
Canned fruit

Wouldn’t it be great if all baskets were filled from the generosity of Bella Terra!!!

An empty grocery bag will be dropped off on every front porch in our neighborhood on Thursday November 1st with a reminder letter of the food drive and items needed.  If you have items you’d like to donate, please fill the empty bag and leave it on your porch for pick up by 2pm on Sunday November 4th.   My family and I will pick the items up from each front porch after 2pm on November 4th and bring them to Project 66 for donation on the behalf of Bella Terra. Please e-mail me individually if you need a receipt and Project 66 will be happy to supply you one.

On the behalf of Project 66, Thank you for your help!

Heather Regimbald
heather0249@gmail.com

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Bella Terra Newsletter – October 2012

Click on the image above to see the first issue of the Bella Terra Newsletter by Rebecca Graham.  You’ll find all the latest news and events in the neighborhood and community as well as other important information.

Topics include:

  • Fall Festival
  • Logan County Residents Angered by Water Bills
  • New Families in the Neighborhood
  • Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Bars Recipe
  • Community Events
  • Neighborhood Events
  • Liaison Committee Information

Thanks Rebecca for putting this together!

Trick or Treating on Halloween

Since we have many new neighbors celebrating their first Halloween in Bella Terra—

we thought we would throw out this suggestion regarding Trick or Treating on Halloween Night.

 

Both children and adults are encouraged to cooperate in limiting the time of trick or treating from 5-8pm.

Households need indicate their willingness to welcome their neighbors by turning on their porch and exterior lights, and that youngsters only call on homes so lighted.

 

This makes for a safe and early activity on Halloween night (also a school night)

 

Please take great care when walking the streets of Bella Terra because you never know what witches, goblins or ghosts will be out and about.

 

      All too so  on the mellow moon

lights an empty late-night street,

children dreaming, planning, scheming,

for the next year’s trick or treat.

Edmond News: I-35 & Covell Conference Center and Sports Complex

Edmond officials are working on agreements for a full service hotel and conference center and a sports complex near Covell Road and Interstate 35. City officials are planning to spend $11 million on the projects.

EDMOND — Six agreements that will give Edmond a full-service hotel and conference
center and a sports complex are being drafted and negotiations finalized. City officials
hope to have the deals signed by the end of October.

 
Capital Projects and Financing Task Force members reviewed the terms of the
agreements this week during a special meeting.

 
City officials are proposing to spend $11 million on the deals for the developments at
Covell Road and Interstate 35. The money will come out of a sales tax passed in 2000
for capital improvements. The task force oversees the money.

 
Building a conference center in Edmond was discussed in Edmond Economic
Development Authority minutes in the 1970s, said Executive Director Janet Yowell.
Since 2005, there have been four studies about the feasibility of building a conference
center, what size is needed and a location.

 
The developments on the table will be private-public partnerships. City leaders say the
two projects will bring in economic development for Edmond and more sales tax
money.

 
Council members have purchased 7.13 acres of land on the northwest corner of the
interstate and Covell Road for $2.2 million using the real estate property fund, which
comes from interest money on the hospital trust fund designated to buy property.

 
Plans are for Covell Partners in Development LLC to build a 160-room Hilton Garden
Inn with a restaurant, lounge or bar, pool and fitness room. The projected cost of the
rooms is $142 a night. The conference center will be about 20,000 square feet with
banquet facilities for up to 800 people.

 
City officials are proposing to pay $4.8 million on the conference center, which the city
will own.

 
Covell Partners will manage the operations and pay all the utilities. In return, the city is
proposing to pay from $173,720 the first year up to a maximum of $256,350 in year 15
for management fees.

 

Those figures were calculated by the amount of hotel-motel tax that should be collected
from the hotel. The money would be turned over to the city and then returned as a
payment for management and operations, said Assistant City Manager Steve Commons.
The second development is with Summit Sport Complex, a 170,000-square-foot indoor
sports complex with two indoor soccer fields, 10 basketball courts and 18 volleyball
courts.

 
City officials are proposing to purchase 19.35 acres of undeveloped land at the
northeast corner of the interstate and Covell Road for $2 million for the sports
complex.

 
A sports complex ground lease calls for Summit Sports to rent the property for
$60,000 a year. The city has the option to sell the property at any time for $2 million
for up to 15 years.

 
Task force members want city staff to provide them with details on what the worse-case
scenario would be if the project fails.

 
“If the deal goes south, what will we end up with?” asked Tom Davies, task force
member.

 
City Manager Larry Stevens said the city intends to get back $9 million of Edmond’s $11
million investment.

 
The task force will vote on three of the agreements at their next meeting Oct. 16.
Council members will make a final decision Oct. 22.

 
The agreements are to purchase the land for the sports complex and spend $4.8 million
on the construction of the conference center, where the Edmond Convention and
Visitors Bureau would be housed.

 
The third agreement would be to repay the real estate property fund with money from
the capital improvement tax fund for the purchase of the land for the conference center.