News & Newsletter
2008 Flooding and School Bus Incident
2008 Flooding and Sluice Gate Install
December 2007 Ice Storm
Autumn Scenes from Around the
2007 Fourth of July Parade
Darrell & Barbara Mullins Make Tulsa World Southside Edition!
Click here for PDF Version
Photos of flooding on June 27, 2007 by David Cook
June/July Bixby Homeowner
Photos of flooding on May 7, 2007 by David Cook
Southwood Makes Page 1!
Southwood First Annual
Meeting Flyer - June 7, 2007
Archive Of Old Home
Regrettably, we no longer have
anyone to organize what had almost become our annual Fourth of
July Parade. So for nostalgia's stake, below are the photos from
the the 2007 parade.
Is someone willing to organize
a 2009 parade???
Click here for more photos
Update from City of Bixby
A residential fireworks license
may be obtained by adults at City Hall for the use of fireworks
for the 4th of July Holiday. Fee is $20.00 and permits are
available from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm through Thursday, July 3rd.
A copy of Ordinance No. 996 will be provided to those purchasing
PERMITS WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE
PER LOCATION (HOUSEHOLD) AND WILL BE VALID ONLY FROM JULY 3rd
THROUGH JULY 5th, 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM DAILY. REGULATIONS
REGARDING FIREWORKS CONTROLLED BY STATE STATUTES, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, WILL BE ENFORCED WITH FINES BEGINNING AT $350.00 PER
Update from City of Bixby
The December ice storm
residential debris removal program by Tulsa County and
City of Bixby crews has initially been completed and
Tulsa County crews should be finishing areas of arterial
streets and roads in and around Bixby within the next
All residents with any
debris from recent thunderstorms will need to make
arrangements for transporting their debris to the free
disposal site on 151st Street near Lewis Avenue before
the site is closed to Bixby residents on Tuesday,
July 15th. Small amounts of limbs and twigs may be
clipped and bagged for removal by your local trash
disposal service. Contact your trash disposal service
for additional information regarding size, weights, and
The timber and tree
debris disposal site will be closed this Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday in observance of the 4th of July
Beginning Monday, July
7th, the disposal site will be open to Bixby residents
Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and closed
on Saturdays and Sundays. These hours will remain in
effect through Tuesday, July 15th, when the site will be
closed to the public.
After July 15th it will
be the responsibility of residents to have debris
removed to optional sites such as the Quarry Landfill in
Tulsa which charge a fee for entry. The Quarry Landfill
may be contacted for hours of operation at 439-7835.
Brainstorming Session April 24th
The SNA Board, would
like to hear from you and discuss our future goals!
It's been about 1 year since the neighborhood gathered
together and decided to re-start the Association. The
first year's efforts have mainly been getting organized
with the Bylaws and Incorporation, but we also worked on
storm water issues and the ice storm debris clean up.
Now we're looking to the future and want your input as
to where we put effort this next year, (besides
continued storm water issues) and most importantly, how
do we keep membership and involvement up.
The North Heights Church of Christ (11710 S. Memorial)
has once again agreed to host our meeting. We hope to
see you there on April 24th, at 7:00. Light
refreshments (like punch and cookies) will be provided
Please contact any Board Member if you have any
questions, or to provide your ideas to us if you are
unable to attend. Click on the envelope to the right.
We Hope to See You on the 24th!
Carol Judd, President
Jerry Rodgers Vice-President
Russ Fischer, Secretary
Roger Roth, Treasurer
Southwood again in news!
newly installed sluice gate at 90th E. Ave. was not
enough to handle the rain on the morning of April 8, resulting
in extensive flooding again, as well as a school bus
washed off the road.
Click here for more photos. All the
television stations in Tulsa were on the scene.
According to our
neighbor Russ Fisher the sluice gate is set so that it
allows flows that would fill the downstream channel
without topping the banks. The problem April 8 was that
the storm event overwhelmed what little additional
protection the gate gives us. Once the gate makes water
back up in the detention pond to about 5' deep at the
structure, it hits the next opening in the structure,
and then there's very little detention anymore. The
sluice gate was not a fix to the problem, it was meant
to detain the runoff peak a little more, but we'd still
have problems in a heavy event. We need to keep working
as a neighborhood with the Schall's and Mullins' to keep
Bixby involved with a permanent fix.
The second annual
Southwood Fourth of July parade was bigger and better than ever!
Click here for more photos
Photos of June 27, 2007 Flooding!
Darrell & Barbara Mullins, who
live near 90th E. Ave. and 113th, spoke to the Bixby City
Council on June 25th concerning the flooding problems that occur in that
area. A number of our neighbors supported the Mullins family at
the meeting. Although the council was reluctant to commit funds
or a date for remedial action on the flooding south of the
Oliphant Retention Pond, they did recommend that this issue
warrants additional engineering attention with a concerted
effort to identify costs and sources of revenue to implement
corrective action. SNA will keep this item fresh on the
council's agenda in order for this to happen in a timely manner.
David Cook has again
documented the flooding that
occurred on June 26/27, as well as the
May 7 flooding.
Bixby City Council Election
The City of Bixby will be
holding a general election on April 7th, 2009 to fill City
Council vacancies. The election will be held to elect
representatives from Wards 1 and 2. Our Southwood Neighborhood
has sections in each of these wards. Scroll down for maps
showing the ward boundaries.
The Bixby City Council is a
non-partisan election, and the SNA board has was decided to
endorse Tom Daniels for the Ward 2 and Carol Judd for the Ward 1
City Council positions. Both of these men have been
effective spokesmen for our neighborhood, and will represent the
needs of homeowners.
Please note Carol Judd's
announcement of his resignation from the SNA board below.
Carol Judd has been president
of our neighborhood association since its founding several years
ago, and has been an effective voice for our neighborhood with
the city, working especially hard on our flooding problem, the
ice storm aftermath and attempts to rezone areas of the
neighborhood. The current Ward 1 Councilor has appeared to not
be concerned with the needs of neighborhoods such as ours.
Tom Daniels is the incumbent
Ward 2 Councilor, and has done an outstanding job and deserves
to be re-elected. He has been a voice on the Council for our
neighborhood to get something done about flooding, voting to
have the city provide pickup of the ice storm debris, and
fighting attempts to rezone areas of the neighborhood as
Please be sure to get out and
vote for these two fine men to represent us on the Bixby City
For more information on Tom,
Carol and the other candidates, please visit the
City's Election Page, which has questionnaires each
candidate has filled out.
City Council Wards 1 & 2
Tulsa County Voting Precincts
Carol Judd Resigns
from SNA Board
Date: February 6, 2009
To: The SNA Board of Directors, and the members of SNA
I have decided to campaign for
the Ward 1 Council Position that will be filled this spring.
This decision creates a conflict with our Charter and the IRS
requirements for a non-profit organization. Thus, I hereby
resign the office of President of the Southwood Homeowners
Association, SNA effective February 5th, Thursday at 8:00 pm. I
wish to thank SNA members and my fellow board members for all of
their support during the past year and a half. We have tackled
some tough and persistent issues confronting home owners in our
subdivision. I hope to continuing our efforts to improve our
neighborhoods and protect them from further damage associated
with growth and development along the Memorial Corridor.
In light of Carol's
resignation, Jerry Rodgers has become president, and the
vice-president position if currently vacant.