Ponca City events

November 16, 2022 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY — The 32nd Annual Environmental Services Celebration will be held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Friday, Nov. 18. The City of Ponca City is named as one of three finalists in the municipal category.

A ceremony will be held in front of City Hall on Nov. 18, which will begin with Christmas carolers at 6:15 p.m. and conclude with the City Hall tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the grand opening of Ice on the Plaza at the Veteran’s Plaza, located at 323 E. Grand Avenue. 

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority will be working with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to perform work on top of the Kaw Dam road on Friday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. This work will require the road to be closed for the duration of the work. If at any point the work is completed early, the road will be opened for public use.

Autumn Leaf Collection is underway until Jan 22 and residents who wish to have their leaves removed are asked to please follow the guidelines:

•    Residents are asked to bag their leaves if possible. Bagged leaves placed in the regular refuse collection area will be collected free of charge until Jan. 20.  Bagged leaves will be picked up at the rate of 10 bags per pickup day.

•    Loose leaves should be placed within three feet of the front curb, but not in the street gutter. If leaves are raked or blown into the street gutter they may clog the storm drains. Leaves found blown or raked into the street may result in a citation (per City Code).

•    No un-containerized leaves will be collected in alleyways.

•    No mulched leaves or leaves mixed with grass will be collected, except by special pickup.

The City’s Crew will be working the city section by section and asks for the public’s patience during this time. It may take two weeks or more to collect the leaves, due to the large volumes expected.  Leaf collection is also available by special pickup, anytime during the year, by calling call 767-0411.

City of Ponca City closures for the Thanksgiving holiday will be as follows: 

•    City Hall offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25.

•    Residential Refuse will not be picked up and will resume Monday, Nov. 28. Please only put trash out on the scheduled day of collection. Trash left out overnight or for several days is susceptible to scatter from animals and/or weather which can result in a City Code violation. 

•    Ponca City RecPlex will be open Thursday, Nov. 24, 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. and reopen Nov. 25.

•    Lew Wentz Golf Course will be closed Nov. 24 and reopen Friday, Nov. 25.

•    Ponca City Landfill, Marland’s Grand Home, as well as the Marland Mansion and Estate will be closed and reopen on Nov. 26.

•    Ponca City Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 and reopen Sunday, Nov. 27.

•    Ponca City Senior Center will be closed Nov. 24 and reopen Nov. 28.

The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Parade entry lineup information will be available on Thursday, Dec. 1. Participants can register parade entries online thru Nov. 30 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration.

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