Issue 86 - June 25, 2018
OML at the Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association Conference
Last week, we were in Stillwater at Oklahoma State University attending the 33rd annual Oklahoma Municipal Court Clerks Association conference, "Developing a Difference through Community, Volunteerism, and Diversity."
Alcohol Certification of Compliance Backlog -
Information from ABLE
The League is assisting the ABLE Commission by sharing information to help alleviate a backlog of interim alcohol license applications. Currently, there are a number of pending applications that cannot be processed by ABLE until municipalities issue the applicant a Certificate of Compliance. The Certification of Compliance process is a  statutory provision  where applicants for alcohol licenses are required to document their compliance with all applicable zoning, safety, fire, and health codes. This gives the municipal government the ability to ensure alcohol establishments are in compliance with local regulations prior to the ABLE Commission granting a license. 

Municipalities are made aware of any compliance requests directly by the applicant. Applicants may be able to download the necessary forms from the municipalities website. For an example, click  HERE  to download the City of Tulsa’s Compliance Packet. 

In our discussions with the ABLE Commission, we have been told these response letters need not be detailed or complex. To assist you:
  • Sample letters from Oklahoma City and the City of Fairview have been provided by the Commission.
  • If your municipality does not have the above zoning, safety, fire, and health codes, a simple letter stating this is all that is required.
Additionally, the League will circulate a memorandum in the coming weeks outlining some of the upcoming alcohol changes, and provide additional ordinance samples prepared by Oklahoma municipalities.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Daniel McClure, Research Director, at .
From Lisa Soronen at National League of Cities: In  South Dakota v. Wayfair  the Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect sales tax. According to the Court, in a 5-4 decision, "economic and virtual contacts" are enough to create a "substantial nexus" with the state allowing the state to require collection.  
OK Freewheel Event in Elk City
Over 500 participants with OK Freewheel set up camp on Saturday, June 9, in Elk City’s beautiful, Ackley Park then headed out on Sunday, June 10 for a week-long trip across Oklahoma. 

OK Freewheel is Oklahoma’s premier bicycle touring event. Each year a route is selected and this year’s route stretched from the Texas state line to Joplin MO along historic Route 66. Elk City was honored to be the kickoff point for this year’s event. See more...
Regional Round Tables Are Back!
Thank you all for making the Regional Round Tables a great success! Let’s keep the momentum going by making this second round of meetings even bigger and better!

If you missed the first meetings, be sure to make it to round two! Don’t forget, the Regional Round Table is a great way to network with other municipalities from your area, share best practices, collaborate on projects, and discuss common challenges. Please join us for the next scheduled Round Table in your area.
Contact your Field Representative below for more information 
about your Regional Round Table event!

July 12th, 6:30 p.m. - Woodward Convention Center, Woodward - Cheryl Adams
July 18th, 1:00 p.m. - Frisco Center, Clinton - Nancee Morris
July 24th, 12:00 p.m. - The Taste Restaurant, Marietta - Nancee Morris  
Oklahoma City Dodgers Celebrate
Municipal Employees with Ticket Offer
American Fidelity Assurance Company has teamed up with the Dodgers to provide municipal employees with the opportunity to attend a game at a discounted price and receive special gifts. Available dates are   Friday, July 27 and Friday, Aug. 10.

All municipal employees are eligible to take advantage of this discounted ticket price offered through a partnership with American Fidelity Assurance Company and the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

Tickets are $12 each and include a terrace level seat, an OKC Dodgers' hat, a Dodgers' branded item and In-game recognition of the municipal employees in attendance.

Municipal employees may order tickets online for themselves and family members to attend the game.

Municipal employees will be recognized over the public address system and on the video board during each of these games. We hope you enjoy this experience! Thank you for all you do to improve the quality of life in our communities!
Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority NexGen9-1-1 Information Briefing on July 12
NexGen9-1-1, What is it? Why does my PSAP need it? How much is it going to cost? Join the briefing from Oklahoma 9-1-1 Management Authority on July 12, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Sequoyah Building Concourse Theater in Oklahoma City. More Information
Oklahoma Today Magazine - Rescue Rangers
One regional organization is fighting crime to help save ranchers' livelihoods.

Attention members! OML has partnered with Oklahoma Today Magazine to provide your community an opportunity to promote your events in this award-winning, statewide publication. Please go to the  online form  and submit your events for consideration, six months out. The event listing is free and will be a great way to let readers from across the state know about what is going on in your communities.
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