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The Atoka County Commissioners meeting was held Monday, November 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
In attendance for the meeting were Chairman Commissioner Shane Tomlinson, Vice-Chairman Commissioner Gilbert Wilson, Commissioner Marvin Dale, County Clerk Christie Henry, Sheriff Tony Head, Treasurer Kim Harkey, and Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon.
The Board approved two purchase orders. The first was for District Three in the amount of $1,500 to Rebecca or Tony Goodson for gravel. The second was for District One to Fugate Rock in the amount of $1,200 for gravel.
The non-compliance purchase orders, and County payroll were approved.
Election Board Secretary Rachael Feuerhelm was unable to attend the meeting, but County Clerk Christie Henry spoke on her behalf.
Feuerhelm requested the Commissioners approve a project to install a window/drawer for the Election office to communicate with people outside the building.
Henry stated Feuerhelm received a quote from the same contractor that will be installing the window in the Treasurer’s office.
The Board approved the project in the amount of $8,500. The Election Board has been approved for reimbursement through CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding. The Commissioners will pay the balance up front from Use Tax, and be reimbursed by the Election Board.
District Two Commissioner Gilbert Wilson will continue gathering quotes for centerline stripping of 11 miles on 109A, this item was tabled. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Randy Bryant was absent. His item on board action to purchase EMS membership was tabled.
The Health Department, County Clerk, and Court Clerk monthly reports were approved.
A land permission form with the Department of Transportation was approved for the Miller Road project over Little Chickasaw Creek.
Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon updated the Board on the Covid cases. Atoka County has seen 520 positive cases, 453 recoveries, and 65 active cases. A few hours after the meeting the active case number jumped to 75.
The Courthouse will be closed to the public until Monday, November 16th, due to numerous Courthouse employees testing positive for Covid-19. The Commissioners will meet to discuss possible future actions at that time.
The Sheriff announced USA Alert has began work on the cameras in the jail.
The County has received CARES Act reimbursement funds that was dispersed with the monthly appropriations.
A special apportionment was approved for the County EMS in the amount of $30,650.04 due to it being given after monthly appropriations were finalized.
The following is the monthly appropriations dispersed to County Departments including reimbursements from the CARES Act funding.
The Highway received $246,054.52.
District One will deposit $57,000 into personal service, $753.55 for travel, $13,859.67 for lease payments, and $949.03 into maintenance and operations. The District County Improvement Road, and Bridge motor vehicle fund received $15,477.82.
District Two will deposit $34,000 into personal service, $753.55 for travel, $10,940.17 for lease payments, and $14,072.84 into maintenance and operations. The District County Improvement Road, and Bridge motor vehicle fund received $15,477.82.
District Three will deposit $45,000 into personal service, $753.55 for travel, $13,593.69 for lease payments, and $7,945.03 into maintenance and operations. The District County Improvement Road, and Bridge motor vehicle fund received $15,477.81.
The Sheriff’s Office will deposit $2,500 into maintenance and operations, and $44,319.45 into personal service for payroll.
The Hospital received $104,196.01 in sales tax. The County Use Tax will receive $29,831.34.
The General Fund received $19,482.92 plus $720,728.00 in CARES Act funds.
The CARES Act funds were dispersed as follows:
• Sheriff Office received $250,013.62 and $100,000 for maintenance and operations
• Treasurer Office received $2,194.97
• County Emergency Medical Services received $295,313.02 and $24,050.62
• Commissioners received $325.00
• Election Board received $711.00
• County Clerk received $610.00
• Courthouse General Fund – $43,881.16
• County Assessor received $2,237.78
• Health Department received $1,390.89.