RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

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  • Subject: RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries
  • Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:04:37 -0600
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Title: [OKGIS] City Boundaries
Yes, I've learned that the Tax Commission has the most current city boundaries data and OU keeps the up-to-date version on their website.  The OSU version is out-of-date, not necessarily the tax commission data.
-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Frank, Irving
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:12 PM
To: Oklahoma GIS Community
Subject: RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

Isn't this now the official mapping purview of the Oklahoma Tax Commission and mapped by OU? According to recent law or regulations, the Oklahoma Tax Commission has been designated as the official agency that determines corporate boundaries based on the info we as cities send them. If we let our annexation ordinances get out of date with the Commission, then according to that law the changes are not recognized - even for the propose of determining ward boundaries for local elections. I think the Oklahoma Municipal League has taken up this gavel to try to get this changed or modified somehow. It used to be that we wanted the Tax Commission to have our corporate boundaries for purposes of collecting local and franchise taxes only and we had to deal with the US Census annually on any boundary change.
I really thought these records we more up to date than 2003 - as I understand the process, if a city gives the Commission evidence of a boundary change, then the Commission has about 60-days to effectuate a boundary change for the change to be "official" - cities I work with also send notices of any such change to any affected business or utility.

From: on behalf of Rich, Katy M
Sent: Thu 2/22/2007 3:50 PM
To: OK GIS Listserve (E-mail)
Subject: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

I have the municipal boundaries file from the OSU Center for Geospatial Information (tax commission data) but it appears not to have been updated since 2003.  Does anyone know of a current city boundaries shapefile for the state?  We are especially interested in Tulsa and Oklahoma City boundaries.

Katy Rich

Katy Rich, M.A.
GIS Coordinator
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Health Care Information, Suite 807
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
phone: (405) 271-9444 ext. 56472
fax: (405) 271-9061

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