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The Atoka County Commissioner met for the weekly meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020.
Commissioner Chairman Shane Tomlinson, Vice-Chairman Commissioner Gilbert Wilson, Commissioner Marvin Dale, County Clerk Christie Henry, Sheriff Tony Head, Treasurer Kim Harkey, County Assessor Joe McClour, Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Director Randy Bryant were in attendance for the morning meeting.
The Board approved the in-compliance purchase orders for District Two and the Hopewell Fire Department. There was only one non-compliance purchase order for the week.
Rickie Kendrick has been approved to receive a jailer/dispatcher commission.
The Board approved the disposal of inventory items from the Hospital. The hospital has replaced all the beds.
Items included 10 hospital beds, two computer hutches, two Medline wheel chairs, five Philips Heartstart XLs, 10 plus office chairs, a OneTouch Glucometer.
All equipment has been replaced with new and more advanced equipment.
An agenda item tabled from the previous meeting, opening a section line, made its way to the agenda.
Commissioner Gilbert Wilson spoke with Assistant District Attorney Joe Trail about opening a section line on Dottie Lane.
Trail told Wilson he did not have to send a letter to the land owners involved; however, Wilson sent a certified letter to the land owners.
The Board approved opening the section line. The property owner that made the request has accepted all cost and labor that will come from lengthening Dottie Lane to have access to their property.
A special apportionment was accepted to transfer funds from the Choctaw Nation to District One to pay the contractor working on the Goss School Road project.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Randy Bryant updated the Board that he had turned in a grant that will help with the EMS ambulances.
The County EMS handed out approximately 2,000 bags of candy on Halloween.
An agenda item to discuss and possible Board action on purchasing an EMS membership for the county employees and families has been tabled until after the Medical Board meeting.
Emergency Management Director Derrick Mixon informed the Board on the county Covid-19 numbers. The county has seen 467 positive cases, 404 recoveries, two deaths, and 61 active cases.
Treasurer Kim Harkey has begun collecting bids to replace the windows in the Treasurer’s Office with a walk-up style. The project will require several cinder blocks to be removed for the window to be made larger. Payment for the project will come from the Treasurer’s Resale Account.
It was announced by County Clerk Christie Henry that Harkey’s decorated door won during the Angel Tree contest. The contest raised $404.51 and another $100 was donated, bringing the total donated to the Angel Tree to $504.51.
Sheriff Tony Head applied for an Overtime Grant made available through the Attorney General. The grant is in the amount of $10,000.
The Sheriff brought three quotes to the Commissioners for approval. The Sheriff has been having issues with the cameras within the jail. The quotes were for companies to upgrade and replace the cameras inside and outside the jail.
The first quote was from Nobel Systems. Inside the jail would be $18,550 plus an additional $15,332 for analog style outside cameras.
The Sheriff advised the Board that due to the outside cameras being an analog type that it would not be the best. Analog cameras require more cables, and the images are not as sharp when compared to digital cameras.
The second quote was from Guardian in the amount of $29,752.50. The jail currently has Guardian systems installed, and the price would be for the company to repair their equipment.
The third quote was from US Alert Systems. The company is based in Ada and could start work on the systems as soon as possible. The quote was $23,988.04 for the inside cameras and $3,535.00 for the outside cameras.
The Board approved the quote from US Alert Systems in the total amount of $27,523.04 to be paid from Use Tax. The cost will be replaced in the Use Tax by the Sheriff once his funding arrives.