The Logan County Board of Commissioners held their final meeting of 2019 on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the courthouse annex. The 48-minute meeting covered multiple agenda items that needed approving and bills to be paid.

The commissioners started by discussing and awarding six-month bids for rock hauling, road base repairs, rock purchasing, asphalt purchases and asphalt laid in place pricing. The bids were opened on December 13 and then tabled so the commissioners could review for their respective district’s needs.

The commissioners utilized bids from Haskell Lemon, Atlas Paving, and TJ Campbell for the various asphalt and road bids. Brown Transportation was the only bidder for the rock hauling and the commissioners selected Stewart and Quapaw for their rock purchases.

The board then approved an agreement with USDA for some emergency watershed projects at the CR 65 bridge abutment and Otter, the CR 69 bridge abutment and Douglas and the CR 69 and Broadway bridge abutment.

The commissioners then approved a six-month agreement with OSU Extension Service for a 4H shooting range out by Meridian on 16-acres of county owned land. The land is undeveloped, and Brandon Boughen was present to answer questions from the commissioners. Boughen told the News Leader that the work on the land would start this spring. The only shooting on the land will be for the 4H skeet shooting with shotguns. Meridian resident John Polinsky was at the meeting to express concern on the project and met with District II Commissioner Mike Pearson and Boughen after the meeting to get his questions answered. The agreement was approved on a 2-1 vote as Pearson abstained from the vote.

The board also approved a resolution calling for Free Fair Board elections on February 7 in each district. District III commissioner moved his polling place to the courthouse annex in Guthrie in hopes of getting a better voter turnout, stating if he did the election in his Crescent office, the Mulhall and Orlando people would not travel to Crescent to vote and if he chose a polling place in Mulhall or Orlando, then the Crescent people would not travel to vote. The 

The board also approved two agreements for storm assistance from 2019. So far no funds have been received but the state-local agreement was the first step and the second was for $25,290 to go towards repairs out on Indian Meridian Road south of Triplett Road.

The commissioners wrapped up with the consent agenda and adjourned. They will meet again Monday, January 6 that includes the annual jail inspection.

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