The City of Owasso was notified in 2014 that excess funds collected from the Tulsa County Vision 2025 sales tax would become available for Tulsa County communities in 2015. Revenue from the Vision 2025 propositions voters originally approved in 2003 was divided among the communities and Tulsa County. After the initial round of projects, the County approved $45.5 million in additional funds for City of Tulsa to complete the BOK Center and improvements at the Tulsa Regional Convention Center. It was agreed that once an equal amount of excess funds had been collected, it would be made available to the remaining communities. Disbursement to communities was determined by population. Owasso's portion was over $6.8 million.
Owasso followed a thorough process of project selection before submitting to the Tulsa County Vision Authority. This process included input from City staff; a recommendation from the Owasso Capital Improvement Committee; public input; and a resolution from the Owasso City Council. In May, 2015, The Tulsa County Vision Authority approved the following projects for Owasso:
Intersection improvements at East 19th Street and North Garnett Road (At Academy Sports and Outdoor) Status: Completed Intersection improvements at East 76th Street North and Main Street (Continuation of an original Vision project to improve downtown) Status: Completed Owasso Sports Complex field lighting and shade structures Status: Light installation complete Owasso Sports Complex parking lot construction and improvements Status: Completed Feature spray park (to be located at the south portion of the Owasso Sports Complex) Status: Surveying and design Expansion of the existing Rayola Park spray pad Status: Completed Community Dog Park (to be located on 8 acres of land donated east of McCarty Park) Status: Completed Festival Market Place (downtown area) Status: Out to bid. Anticipated completion March 2019 Heart Healthy 5k Trail (Owasso Sports Complex) Status: Surveying and design Ranch Creek Trail (east of Main Street from 76th to McCarty Park) Status: Pending Skate Park lighting Status: Completed Elm Creek Shelter Status: Design and Bid preparation
Below is the presentation used for the Public meeting and the Owasso City Council.