El Reno is entering Phase 2 of some major drainage work.
A new Community Development Block Grant was accepted by the city recently which means $105,000 in federal money was received, boosting to $650,000 as funding for the new project.
Over the past year, the city has employed contractors to improve the drainage system near Legion Park and Sunset.
Neighborhoods in that area have seen significant flooding in the past, and the new work was intended to make the drainage systems more effective.
El Reno has already made it a few miles down the Route to the Future.
The creation of a comprehensive plan for the city’s next 20 years has been discussed frequently over the last several months by members of the Municipal Planning Commission and volunteer focus groups.
The latest effort to bring people and ideas together started last week. On Friday evening, local residents gathered at the El Reno Public Safety Center to voice their opinions and take a peek inside the city planning process.