The Logan County Board of Commissioners met on July 31 for their regularly scheduled end of the month meeting. The commissioners acted on several key items during the 60-minute meeting including a resolution to raise the maximum weights of trucks that will be allowed on Logan County roads effective immediately.
District 1 Commissioner Marven Goodman made the presentation and the motion to limit trucks thru traffic size restrictions on roads in the county to 26,000 pounds unless they had a bill of delivery for a location on that road. The example given had heavy trucks using Broadway to get from Guthrie to Waterloo or into Edmond. The wear and tear on the road with the heavier trucks is destroying the asphalt pavement. The trucks will now be required to use State Highway 74 or Interstate 35. Citations will be issued by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol or Logan County Sheriff’s Office if caught on the roads. There are 20 locations currently being targeted by the new resolution. District 2 Commissioner Mike Pearson wanted the weight limit set at 32,000 pounds but the lower weight passed on a 2-1 vote. It will take the commissioners a couple of days to get the roads posted. The list and map of the roads affected will be posted on the website.
The board also approved a contract with the U.S. Marshall’s Service and the Logan County Detention Center to house inmates at $63 a day and $25 an hour to transport prisoners. Currently the jail is housing 57 prisoners. The contract brings in approximately $90,000 a month to the sheriff’s budget.
The commissioners also approved a bid for $236,000 by Atlas Paving for paving work on a Community Development Block Grant that had been tabled on July 15. The bid had to be approved by the state commerce department since it was the lone bid. The contract was approved unanimously.
The commissioners approved two inter-local agreements, one with the City of Guthrie for civil defense and Emergency Management Director David Ball, as well as an agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for splitting the cost of Don Hudgins as an environmental officer.
The board also approved the county financial statement for fiscal year 2018-2019, several donations for road repairs, and named April Heaton to the Cashion 522 EMS Board.
The meeting ended with a consent agenda approval and Sheriff Damon Devereaux telling the commissioners that the county now has the enhanced 911 system up and running since July 22. While initial 911 calls still go through Guthrie or Edmond, when they are transferred, it now shows all the information to the dispatcher to dispatch the appropriate emergency help throughout the county. District 3 Commissioner Monty Piearcy also announced the county will be receiving $100,000 for road projects from the Central Engineering Division (CED) which will break out to $33,333 per commissioner.
The commissioners adjourned at 10:01 a.m. and their next scheduled meeting will be Monday August 5.