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Commissioner Chairman Shane Tomlinson began the weekly commissioner meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Commissioner Chairman Shane Tomlinson, Vice-Chairman Gilbert Wilson, Commissioner Marvin Dale, County Clerk Christie Henry, Treasurer Kim Harkey, Sheriff Tony Head, and Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon were in attendance at the courthouse.
Due to the Fiscal Year coming to a close, officials have limited their spending in preparation. There were no blanket purchases or checks for deposit.
The Commissioners approved the revolving fund lease for county road machinery and equipment for the Fiscal Year 2021. The yearly renewal of lease purchase agreements was approved.
The lease agreement with Community National Bank for three John Deere road graders used by District Three was approved.
North Cold Springs Road, in District One, had tin horns replaced in the amount of $6,577.04. In District Three, Wild Rose Lane had drainage fixed for $8,015.04.
The county’s 2020-2021 renewal with ACCO-Sig, Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma, for property and liability is $126,984.00.
County Clerk Christie Henry explained to the Commissioners that unlike with workman’s comp these payments should be split in two.
The first payment would be for $63,492, and the second, due in January 2021, would be for $65,097.
Henry advised to give the Use Tax account time to reaccumulate and the Commissioners agreed.
The Courthouse has two main accounts for funding. The general account which courthouse security payroll is taken from and another account to accept payments from civil cases.
The Courthouse will transfer $513.30 into the general fund to cover the shortage for courthouse security payroll.
The Wardville Fire Department will be accepting bids for a 2005 Ford F-550 cab and chassis. The bidding will close at noon on Friday, July 10, 2020. Commissioners will open the bids during the Monday meeting on July 13.
The County Assessor’s office will be receiving a new hire. The Sheriff’s Officer requested approval for a jailer/dispatch commission for Bethany Anderson. Eagleburger and Anderson’s commissions were approved.
Joe McClour, Audrey Birdsong, Lanie Ridgway, and Susan Yates will be the receiving and requisitioning officers for the Atoka County Assessor’s Office.
Chairman Shane Tomlinson will meet with Kenneth Golden on his property in regards to the easement the county was given by Joy and JD Hardy.
The easement was for a county road that would reach Golden’s property and allow him access without driving through pasture land.
The road was never completed and stopped short ten feet from the property line. Golden is asking the county for consideration due to Roger Richardson fencing off access to South Caney Creek Road.
The Commissioners will research the issue to see if the land is still deeded to the County before any action is decided on.
The county received 23 sealed bids for their biannual general needs bids. All bids have been accepted to be used as necessary within distance and cost.