Q&A: Abatement process; No movement on proposed retirement center

September 17, 2019

What is the procedure to have a lot in a neighborhood that has eight-foot tall grass to be mowed?

The first step is to file a complaint with the Community Development Department’s Neighborhood Services Division. A codes officer will make a report of the incident and mail a violation letter to the property owner. A hearing date is set, at which time the officer will check the property for compliance. If the violation has been mitigated, the case is closed. If it has not, photos are taken and presented to the hearing officer, at which time the hearing officer will make a decision to abate. The City’s abatement officer will then mow the property and add a lien to the property for the cost of work completed.

According to Neighborhood Services Supervisor Mike Wickham, the entire process takes approximately three to four weeks. To file a codes violation complaint see www.cityofbartlesville.org or call 918.338.4230.

Plans reviewed, no action by developer

What is the status of the proposed retirement village on Nowata Road?

According to the Community Development Department, plans for the proposed retirement community have been reviewed, but developer has not moved forward with obtaining permits. No official explanation has been given as to why the project appears to be stalled.

If developed as planned, the retirement community would include independent living, assisted care and memory care apartments as well as several homes and businesses on a 20-acre tract of land near Nowata Road and Silver Lake Road.