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Woods County commissioners approve annual insurance bills


The Woods County commissioners handled several routine items including annual insurance agreements Monday. All commissioners were present for the June 15 meeting in the courthouse conference room.

After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Commissioners Randy McMurphy, David Hamil and John Smiley answered the roll call.

There was some discussion about a road crossing permit for Invenergy, the company handling construction of windmills to generate electricity in the southern part of the county. Smiley said there might need to be additions later to include road use and repairs. The commissioners went ahead and approved the road crossing permit with Smiley making the motion and Hamil seconding.

The commissioners approved most monthly reports last week, but the sheriff’s report wasn’t ready. Monday the sheriff’s monthly report listed sheriff’s collections of $1,325.00 and board of prisoners expenses of $1,246.

A bridge inspection invoice and report from CED #8 for a total of $369 for three bridges was approved. Oklahoma Department of Transportation will reimburse the county.

A transfer of appropriations from Sheriff’s part-time to personal services in the amount of $5,000 was approved.

Woods County Rural Water District #3 asked approval for another extension of the 2019 REAP grant project for repairs to help with water loss problems. The project had been extended to July 15. The commissioners approved another extension to Oct. 15.

Six month bids were on the agenda for action. The commissioners voted to have Jennifer Schafer open the bids and categorize them. The commissioners will then have a chance to examine them before they decide which to accept. Annual ballot bids will also be opened and categorized for later action. Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn will be given the opportunity to look at them and make recommendations.

The commissioners approved a resolution and payment option for workers’ compensation insurance through ACCO (the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma). County Clerk Shelley Reed said the cost was a little higher than last year. The commissioners agreed to the one-payment option of $52,508 which will save them almost $1,000 over the two-payment option.

A lease agreement between the City of Alva and the Woods County Election Board for Suite C in the Professional Building was signed at a rate of $735 per month.

Another resolution to pay ACCO for Woods County property and liability insurance was approved for $110,840. Reed said that bill went down about $9,000.

The commissioners also approved a resolution to purchase property and liability insurance from ACCO for Woods County Enhanced 911 for $4,552, the same price as last year.

A division order with BCE-MACH LLC was approved for property located in Section 10, Township 28N, Range 17W. McMurphy said the county owns a couple of acres in the area of an oil well.

County Treasurer David Manning submitted a Resale Property Fund Financial Statement for approval. Reed said it has to be approved by June 30 for the auditors. The statement shows $127,690.50 in reserves from tax sales of property.

The commissioners also approved warrants and claims.

Under new business, McMurphy reminded everyone of the need to complete the census filing if they haven’t yet done so.


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