Atoka County Commissioners Meeting – State No Longer Notifies COVID-19
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The Atoka County Commissioners held their weekly meeting Monday, June 1, 2020. Chairman Shane Tomlinson began the meeting at 10:00 a.m.
In attendance were: Chairman Shane Tomlinson, Commissioners Marvin Dale and Gilbert Wilson, County Clerk Christie Henry, Court Clerk April Maxey, County Treasurer Kim Harkey, County Assessor Joe McClour, Sheriff Tony Head, and Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon.
The meeting began with the approval of blanket purchases and signing of checks. County Clerk Christie Henry revisited the check the county had received from Seminole Comp Source in the amount of $9,367.66.
The check was part of a settlement given to counties for unemployment. The check will be deposited into the general fund account.
The Commissioners opened bids for a red 2010 Ford Explorer XLT that was put up for sale by the County Assessor’s office.
Three bids were received: Sherri McCoy bid $3,505.00; Bryce Lopez bid $3,000.00, and Kristy Mobbs, INCA, bid $4,850.00. County Assessor Joe McClour accepted the bid from INCA, and the Commissioners approved.
Sara Buskirk, former second deputy for Treasurer Kim Harkey, was removed from all county financial banking accounts.
The Atoka County EMS received a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant through the Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA). The EMS purchased much needed equipment and will be reimbursed by the REAP grant.
The Commissioners agreed to act as a pass through for the funds due to the EMS not having a set account within the county.
The County will no longer be notified by the state when a new COVID-19 case appears. Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon advised the Commissioners that the State will not alert counties with fewer than 20,000 population.
Mixon is still able to update the council on new cases through the State Health Department website. No reason was given for the change.
A proposition will be revisited on Monday, June 8, 2020 concerning individual liquor sales in the county. Currently, liquor cannot be sold on Sundays. The new proposition would change that prohibition to allow sales on Sunday. The item was taken to the District Attorney for approval, but needed to be reworded. The Commissioners will re-vote in the next meeting whether or not to add the proposition to the ballot.