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Marietta's mayor discusses growth plan

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Marietta Mayor Kimberly Fraire talked about planned improvements to roads. (KTEN) Marietta Mayor Kimberly Fraire talked about planned improvements to roads. (KTEN)
Marietta has a plan to revitalize businesses and repair streets. (KTEN) Marietta has a plan to revitalize businesses and repair streets. (KTEN)
Marietta streets will soon see improvements. (KTEN) Marietta streets will soon see improvements. (KTEN)

MARIETTA, Okla. -- Some much-needed improvements are on the way in Marietta.

Mayor Kimberly Fraire said better roads are priority one with her. There are also plans to improve city parks, to build more housing, and to add businesses in the Love County seat.

"It was kind of in the plan from the start," Fraire said. "This is my second year in; the ball already started rolling on this even before I became mayor."

The renovations won't end once the roads and parks get an upgrade. Fraire said she wants to bring lots of positive change to Marietta.

"We have a new restaurant coming in. We have the old gas station on Main Street that the Sings from Ardmore recently purchased and are re-doing," the mayor said.

Fraire said her vision for a renewed Marietta draws inspiration from another Texoma city.

"I look to Ardmore because of what they're able to do," she said. "We're looking into eventually redoing our train depot and just have some of the history of Marietta come back."

Fraire added that once the renovations are complete, she hopes citizens will have a new sense of pride in their home town.

"Once your house looks better, when your yard looks better, when my office looks better, you kind of feel better about yourself," she said. "It kind of brings you together; plus there will be more things for people to do."

Fraire said her goal is to have renovations complete during this fiscal year, but said she'll consider it a win if they can at least get construction underway.

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