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Residents Say Sam's Club Sign Is Too Big
Developers are trying to put in a Sam's Club north of Walmart on the west side of Interstate 35 but residents in one housing development say they don't want it.
Folks who live in the Lake Fox addition say the138,000 square foot store would back up right into their backyards.
"We live here for a reason. We don't want to look out our window and see a huge building," said Kim Lewis, who lives in the area.
Residents are primarily upset with one thing, the sign Sam's Club wants to put up. The sign would be a 60-foot-tall ground sign with 150 square feet on both sides.
"It's just too big. If people want to go to Sam's, they will find it," Kim said.
According to Kim, Title 22 allows 25 feet in height with 60 square feet per side along the I-35 corridor. The sign Sam's want is nearly double that.
"It's just not necessary," said Kim.
Developer's presented the idea the Edmond Planning Commission earlier this week. The commission granted a variance for teh sign. The vote 5-0.
"The Planning Commission negotiated the Sam's Club sign to 60 feet tall, 150 square feet per side vs. the 500 square foot, 70 foot sign they had requested. Approximately three residents were at the meeting and seemed to be satisfied with the resolution," said Edmond city planner, Bob Schiermeyer in a statement.
The item will go before city council on October 8.
Posted: Friday, September 21 2012, 09:20 PM CDT
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Hearing could resume in case of 4 Tulsa deaths
May 24, 2013 09:04 GMT
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for two brothers accused of killing four women in Tulsa could resume soon.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/16X0EnM ) a judge is expected to rule on a request that could determine whether James and Cedric Poore's hearing will resume Friday.
Their hearing stalled Thursday after the defense filed a motion to recuse the judge assigned to the case.
Special Judge Stephen Clark denied the motion, as did Presiding Judge William Kellough.
Kellough is expected to rule on the defense's request for time to appeal on Friday morning.
The Poores are charged with murder and robbery in the January deaths of Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor. The four women were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
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