Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management Director James Dalton, who asked the commissioners to approve an agreement with Grayson County, Texas, last month, told the commissioners, “In a bad situation, we need to be able to help each other. Last month, you approved the agreement with Grayson County. It’s the exact same thing with Fannin County.”
The commissioners discussed funding distribution per district concerning allocations from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Previously, the commissioners had allocated the funds according to miles of road in each district. “It’s the right thing to do – it’s the fair thing to do,” said District #1 Commissioner Monty Montgomery. District #3 Commissioner Jay Perry said, “I’m willing to do what it takes to make sure all three districts have the money they need to operate on.” District #3 has approximately 411.61 miles of Bryan County’s 1,028 miles of road, while District #1 has roughly 299.21 and District #2 has 317.14.
The commissioners agreed to allocate 38% of the funds to District #3, 32% of the funds to District #2 and 30% of the funds to District #1.
The commissioners also approved a resolution for a Community Block Grant for 2012 with Bryan County and a request from Bryan County Sheriff’s Office to donate a 1989 Oshkosh refueling tanker truck to the Durant Fire Department.