The Board of Commissioners of Logan County held two meetings in the last week to close out their June business and to open the new fiscal year that started July 1. The meetings were held on June 28 and July1.
The commissioners opened their June 28 meeting with resident Benny Douglas addressing the board on road conditions and suggesting a $150 annual fee for road maintenance for residents that live out in the county. Douglas also requested something to be done with all the fences on properties too close to the road. The board told Douglas that they could not implement a fee for road maintenance and to work with his commissioner on the fence issue.
The commissioners then heard from Logan County Emergency Management Director David Ball who gave his bi-monthly report and told the board he hoped to hear before the holiday on the request to FEMA for disaster assistance for the county issues. FEMA has already declared private property eligible, but not the public property damage.
The board then went to work on bids that were tabled two weeks ago so that they could be looked at by the commissioners more in depth and by the fair board. The fair board scrapped a plan to build a new three-sided building instead opting in for the bid to spray foam insulate the show arena at the fairgrounds. Cedar Ridge was awarded the bid for $56,643.89 which was the lowest and best bid. The other bid exceeded $70,000.
The commissioners must bid out for cold patch asphalt, loose rock, rock hauling, crushed asphalt and asphalt laid in place every six months for their road maintenance. Krafco, Logan County Asphalt, Brown Transportation, Stewart Stone, TJ Campbell and Haskell Lemon were all chosen for the various bids. The prices differ by district, so the commissioners selected the appropriate bid for their area by vendor. Midwest Printing was approved for ballot printing for the next year.
The commissioners are also working through the attorney on a plan for the county to receive in-kind donations from the public for work on county roads. There was no action taken as the logistics are still being worked on and will come back to the commissioners later for approval.
The board unanimously approved an agreement with Oklahoma County to repair a portion of Waterloo at Opossum Creek. The commissioners then approved a series of lease agreements for the new fiscal year for equipment in district two, three and the Coyle Fire Department.
The sheriff’s department was next for the commissioners as they approved a detention transportation contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, the monthly transportation claim, juvenile detention rates with two out-of-county facilities, the school resource officer agreement with Coyle Public Schools, a maintenance agreement with Smaitnet Maintenance, and a contract with Smart Control for internet related services. The board also approved a software services agreement with Kellpro for the new fiscal year for the commissioners, the sheriff and the county clerk.
The commissioners then approved road crossing permits for Logan County RWD #1 and Navigator SMS Pipeline, LLC for water lines and gas lines in the county.
The Friday meeting wrapped up with the consent agenda that approves payroll, purchase orders, salary expenses of the Election Board Secretary, the allocation of alcoholic beverage tax, claims, and purchase card payments.
The Monday meeting featured a meeting with the county officers on their estimate of needs for the new fiscal year. The board also dealt with financial statement of resale property fund, approving monetary compensation for over-time hours in the Election Board, establishing Logan County Investment Policy for FY 2019-2020, and a resolution designating depository banks for FY 20I9-2020. The board also acted on approving an application for temporary appropriations for the General Fund and Health Department for FY 2019-2020. This must be done until the budget is finalized. The meeting wrapped up with a small consent agenda.