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The Atoka County Commissioners held their weekly meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
In attendance for the meeting was Commissioner Chairman Shane Tomlinson, Vice-Chairman Gilbert Wilson, Deputy County Clerk Gayla Waller, Sheriff Tony Head, Treasurer Kim Harkey, County Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon, and Election Board Secretary Racheal Feuerhelm. County Clerk Christie Henry was absent.
It was a relatively short meeting. The commissioners approved the blanket purchases for their districts.
Deputy Clerk Gayla Waller provided the commissioners with the resolution for employee healthcare. The County will divide the $17 premium increase with County employees.
The commissioners tackled the topic of COVID-19. Atoka County, as of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, has had 29 positive cases of the virus. While 16 have recovered there are still 13 cases in quarantine.
Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon advised the commissioners that each district has had a positive case. He also took requests for more personal protective equipment.
The commissioners will not approach the topic of closing the courthouse at this time. The idea of screening the public who enters was voiced, however, nothing was motioned for approval.
Election Board Secretary Racheal Feuerhelm advised the commissioners her office will be locked for the time being.
Feuerhelm encouraged absentee voting for the runoff election that will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2020. There will also be a maximum of four voting booths in the polling area to allow for social distancing.
County Clerk Christie Henry left a message for the commissioners stating the end of Fiscal Year reports went smoothly. The 2021 budget will be sent for approval within the coming weeks, ahead of schedule.