The Jackson County Commissioners requested to receive motor graders for each District through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and considered other items on the consent agenda during their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 18. Commissioners selected their preferred machinery after approving a Resolution to participate in ODOT’s County Road Machinery and Revolving Fund for the FY 2015. Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Cary Carrell, stated that the Commissioners will be notified around October if they are to receive the three motor graders.
During the meeting, commissioners approved purchase orders for District 1 for emulsion to CED-7 for $30,000, and for District 2 for chips and emulsion oil to CED-7 for $50,000.
Commissioners approved an item for an Installation Permit with Robert Welsh to bore under ECR 160 (3/4 mile east of the Altus/Quartz Mtn. Regional Airport) for installation of a 2” water line.
They also approved bids for Commissioners’ Sale by Jackson County Treasurer Renee Howard on vacant properties acquired at resale, 701 W. Commerce and 213 Blain, for $100 each.
County Treasurer Renee Howard had also reported that the Oklahoma Tax Commission collected $183.10 more in Cigarette Tax than the previous month, totaling $1,412.51 for the month of July.
Commissioners took no action on two items related to an agreement to purchase a high-mileage ambulance for Jackson County EMS and a “cooling trailer” for firefighter rehab during wildfire season.