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*NOTICE* - Jones Public Works Billing Software Upgrade

Our billing software is being upgraded. In the near future you will notice changes on the way your utility bill is printed.

Montana Street One Way 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

For the safety of the children of Jones, Montana Street is now a one way street from the hours of 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. You may only travel westbound on Montana Street from 6th Street to Hiwassee Road during this time.

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The Town of Jones City developed a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to make the Town and its residents less vulnerable to future hazard events. This plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 so that Jones City would be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs.

Download the LHMP  Leave comments on our Facebook page or email Tammy Wallace.

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Council meetings are now the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM

Town Council Meeting:
First Tuesday every month at 6:00PM

Town Planning Commission Meeting:
First Monday every month at 7:00PM
(No meeting if agenda is clear)


To receive building permits or inspections from the building inspector or questions about flood plain management contact Tim Weathers at City Hall.

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Jones Historical Society - Help US Tell The Story

The Jones Oklahoma Historical Society museum is currently undergoing a renovation and we would greatly appreciate your assistance in expanding our collection, especially in the following areas:

If you have any artifacts, or most especially PHOTOs, we would appreciate very much if you could loan them to us for scanning and copying. We have almost nothing from the 1920's, 30's and 40's and only a little form the 50's.

  1. Jones High School - While we have nice State Center collection, we have very few artifacts and photos of high school life and alumni from before the 1960's. Most prized are group, club, team and special occasion photos.
  2. Town life and residents - Examples would be street scenes, clubs and organizations, festivals and special events.
  3. Military - While we have a good start on our collection of veterans, we have almost nothing of women, wives, and sweethearts that served at home or abroad. Pictures of men with their significant other would be great additions to the collection. Also needed are photos of the WWI and Korean era.

Artifacts and photos can be given to the museum permanently or on loan. All photos will be promptly scanned and returned to the owners.

If you have anything you would be willing to share, please feel free to contact us at any time.

John McEwen - 399-2228    Joe Dooling - 396-4725    Jim Selders - 399-3134              

Jones Historical Society Website

Jones Public Works is changing the way utility bills need to be paid. Starting January 25, 2012 Jones City Hall will no longer accept utility payments at the window or in the night drop. All payments will need to be mailed to the address above. A return envelope will be provided with your utility bill with the new address were to mail your utility payment.

If you would prefer not to mail your payment you can make payments with credit card online here at www.townofjonescity.com or have payments debited from your checking account. If you would like more information about the online payments or auto withdraw from checking call Jones City Hall 399-5301.

Jones Public Works only payment options:

    Mailed to Lock Box at the following address:
    Jones Public Works
    PO Box 269031
    OKC, Ok  73126-9031

    Pay with Credit Card online

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Jones Public Works is going paperless.

If you have an ebilling registration with the Jones Public Works you will no longer receive a paper bill each month starting June 24, 2011.

If you would still like to receive a paper bill each month please email the City Clerk,  tammy.wallace@townofjonescity.com. In the email please include the name on the account and the Jones Public Works account number. Starting June 25th you will receive your bill and the monthly insert by email.

Please email the City Clerk tammy.wallace@townofjonescity.com by June 24 before noon if you want to receive a paper bill each month. If the City Clerk does not receive an email back from you we will keep your account on the paperless billing.

Any questions about the paperless billing please call Tammy Wallace at 399-5301

Thank you for helping Jones Public Works to go paperless.

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City Services Schools City Government
City Hall
110 E. Main St.
Jones OK, 73049

City Clerk/Court Clerk Tammy Wallace
E-mail: tammy.wallace@townofjonescity.com
Phone: 399-5301

PWA Utility Clerk/Deputy Court Clerk Michelle Pletcher
E-Mail: michelle.pletcher@townofjonescity.com
Phone: 399-5301

City Treasurer Philip Johnston
E-mail: philip.johnston@townofjonescity.com
Phone: 399-5301

Permits/Building Inspector/Code Enforcement/Flood Plain Admin.
Tim Weathers
E-mail: tim.weathers@townofjonescity.com
Office Phone (405) 399-5301
Cell Phone: (405) 229-2050

Public Works Authority
Superintendent Carlton Taylor
E-Mail: carlton.taylor@townofjonescity.com
Phone: 399-4722

Jones Police Dept.
Chief Thomas Pletcher
E-Mail: thomas.pletcher@townofjonescity.com
Phone: 399-2255


Jones Fire Dept.
Chief Mark Taylor
E-Mail: mark.taylor@townofjonescity.com
Phone: 399-5200

Animal Control
David Davenport
Phone: 639-7111

Webmaster: Jeff Eager
E-Mail: jeff.eager@townofjonescity.com

Jones Public Schools (Website)
Superintendant: Mike Steel
415 SW 3rd
Jones, OK 73049
(405)399-9215

Jones High School
Principal: Carl Johnson
304 Hawaii
Jones, OK 73049
(405) 399-9122

Jones Middle School
Principal: Pam Lucas
16011 NE Wilshire
Jones, OK 73049
(405)399-9114

Jones Elementary School
Principal: Cindy Harrison
13145 Montana
Jones, OK 73049
(405)399-9118



Mayor Ray Poland

Mayor Ray Poland
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City Council:
Board of Trustees
(Left to right) Michael Calvert, Teresa Shuffield, Mayor Ray Poland, Vice Mayor Matt Elerick, Randy McMillan






History
Jones is a town in Oklahoma County, in the Oklahoma City metro area. Covering 13.662 square miles, present Jones is surrounded on three sides by Oklahoma City and by the town of Harrah to the east-southeast and the town of Choctaw to the south-southeast.

Luther F. Aldrich platted the town site on April 22, 1898. Aldrich, a friend and business associate of Oklahoma City's three-time mayor Charles G. "Gristmill" Jones, named the town after him, and Jones later named his eldest son Luther, indicating his esteem for Aldrich.

C. G. Jones, a industrialist and railroad promoter, was instrumental in bringing the railroad through a town know then as Glaze, Oklahoma.

C.G. Jones played a big part in Oklahoma Statehood, and was also a State Reprehensive, just to name a few of his accomplishments.


Jones Oklahoma Historical Society Museum located at First and Boston Street.

Jones is situated just south of the place that Washington Irving described as "The Ringing of Horses" (site listed in the National Register of Historic Places, NR 71001081) in his book A Tour on the Prairies (1835).

In early years the economic base was agriculture. The Charles G. Jones Farmstead is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NR 01000658).

Jones was strategically located to take maximum advantage of the railroad for shipping, for commuting to work, and for traveling to Tulsa or Oklahoma City for shopping and entertainment. Successful promotion attracted new residents to the area, and circa 1902 Edwin G. Bedford platted an addition to the town.

Jones incorporated on January 4, 1909. In 1910 the U.S. Census counted 163 inhabitants.

In the early 1940s, during World War II, Midwest Air Depot (later Tinker Air Force Base) opened twenty miles south of Jones and became a prime employment center. After the war ended, trains no longer stopped at Jones, commuters traveled by automobile to the air depot or Oklahoma City, finding it convenient to shop in that city before returning home from work.

The town has grown steadily during the second half of the twentieth century from 794 residents in 1960 to 2,270 in 1980, and 2,517 in 2000. The relatively sudden increase in population indicated that the town had become a "bedroom" community.

By 2000 approximately half of the employed residents commuted at least thirty minutes to jobs in larger towns. Jones has a mayor-council form of government, and its public schools enrolled 1,048 in grades kindergarten through twelve in 2000.


For more: go to http://jonesoklahomahistoricalsociety.org/
Demographics  
 
Jones
(Google Maps)

The latitude of Jones is 35.565N. The longitude is -97.286W. Elevation is 1,112 feet.


Revised July 2007 Estimate

Population
- 2,517 people live in Jones, OK (Oklahoma) 2,690
Growth Rate - 5.9%
Latino - 2.94% of residents in Jones, OK are Latino 2.9%

White - 86.02% of residents in Jones, OK are Caucasian 86%

Black - 4.41% of residents in Jones, OK are of African descent 4.4%
Native American - 3.34% of residents in Jones, OK are Native American 6.2%

Other - 3.13% of residents in Jones, OK are of undetermined descent 0.6%
Family Statistics
Married, w/children
Married, no children
Single, w/children
Single, no children
Divorced
Separated

Widowed
Now Married
Never Married
Jones
24.33%
33.50%
9.89%
6.00%
11.22%
1.36%
8.32%
59.67%
19.43%
National Average
27.90%
31.04%
9.43%
30.05%
7.64%
2.82%
7.42%
57.73%
24.39%

The median age for residents in Jones, OK is 38.4 (this is older than average age in the U.S.).

The size of Jones, OK is 13.67 square miles.


The number of homes in Jones, OK is 986. The median home cost in Jones is $92,214 (It was $59,400 in 2000). Home appreciation the last year has been up 5.05%.

Median Household Income
U.S. $49,191
Oklahoma County $41,567
Jones $43,504

Cities, Towns, Villages near Jones
City Population
Arcadia Arcadia, Oklahoma's population: 279 279
Choctaw Choctaw, Oklahoma's population: 9,377 9,377
Del City Del City, Oklahoma's population: 22,128 22,128
Edmond Edmond, Oklahoma's population: 68,315 68,315
Fallis Fallis, Oklahoma's population: 28 28
Forest Park Forest Park, Oklahoma's population: 1,066 1,066
Harrah Harrah, Oklahoma's population: 4,719 4,717
Jones 2,517 people live in Jones, OK (Oklahoma) 2,517
Lake Aluma Lake Aluma, Oklahoma's population: 97 97
Luther Luther, Oklahoma's population: 612 612
McLoud McLoud, Oklahoma's population: 3,548 3,548
Midwest City Midwest City, Oklahoma's population: 54,088 54,048
Nicoma Park Nicoma Park, Oklahoma's population: 2,415 2,415
Smith Village Smith Village, Oklahoma's population: 40 40
Spencer Spencer, Oklahoma's population: 3,746 3,746
Valley Brook Valley Brook, Oklahoma's population: 817 817

Compared to the rest of the country, Jones's cost of living is 23% lower than the U.S. average at 78.7 (U.S. Average is 100).

The unemployment rate in Jones is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 5%). Recent job growth is 2.75%.

The overall population density of Jones, OK is 197 (people per square mile).


Crime
The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2006 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The crime index was 57.3 in 2006 (U.S. Average is 100).

Highest Education
For population 25 years and over in Jones
High school or higher: 75.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%

Unemployed: 3.6%

Mean travel time to work: 27.1 minutes
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