Voters in the Tulsa suburb of Owasso will go to the polls Oct. 11 to decide on a two-part public improvement program totaling $25 million of general obligation bonds.

The largest of the separate proposals would provide $11 million for youth sports efforts, including $7 million for a soccer complex, $3 million for baseball field improvements, and $1 million to upgrade softball facilities.

It also allocates $5 million for street improvements.

The second proposal would devote $9 million to parks projects, including a $4 million aquatic center and a $1 million festival site.

Owasso has no municipal debt and currently does not levy a property tax. City manager Rodney Ray said taxpayers would pay between $110 and $275 annually if the measures pass.

Tulsa County assessor Ken Yazel told the City Council that while total property values in the county are down 0.53 % from 2010, property values in Owasso are up 2%.

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