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Alfalfa County commissioners take steps to receive reimbursement for PPE

 

December 16, 2020

Stacy Sanborn

This massive snowman greets passers-by on South Grand Street in Cherokee.

Alfalfa County commissioners Jay Hague, Stan Tucker and Marvin Woodall spent over half their meeting Monday morning signing paperwork. The large stack consisted of previous meeting minutes, maintenance and operation payment warrants, and blanket purchase orders. All were approved, and there were no road-crossing permits for the week.

The next stack of paperwork was six-month bids. The three men opened them up, checking to ensure vendors completed them correctly, but none were awarded yet.

The officials then signed off on the resolution for the fairboard filing period and possible election dates. The filing period will run Jan. 4–8, and if there are more than one in a district, the election will be on Jan. 12 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The commissioners took care of a couple of routine items following that approval. They made a declaration of surplus for District 3 on a 2017 John Deere 672 G Grader (Inv. no. 307-339, Serial no. 1DW672GJHF682495), along with a resolution for its disposal; approved a transfer document from Emergency Management to Sheriff's Department for NX-5700K Kenwood VHF50 Watt Mobile Radio ( Inv no. EM602-100.03, Serial no. B9Cl0015) and an NX-5200K2 Kenwood VHF6 Watt Pmiable Radio w/DMR & NXDN Capability (Inv no. EM602-100.02, Serial no. C0310140), and signed approval for a $12,462.32 transfer from the Contingency Fund Sales Tax Maintenance and Operation account (old number 1305-1-2000-2005) to a General Government Sales Tax Maintenance and Operation account (1311-1-2000-2005 – a new chart of accounts number) to close out the old chart of accounts number per the auditor's recommendation.

Next, the three men took the first steps necessary for reimbursement of personal protection equipment purchased in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to an agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the funding is being made available to the state by Congress through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). The reimbursement is available for PPE ordered primarily for emergency managers and first responders. Alfalfa County emergency manager Shana Smallwood was on hand to explain how that worked.

After commissioners signed paperwork approving the bridge inspection invoice and report of conference for all three districts, they signed a certificate of compliance for Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority businesses for a company called 77 Grow.

 

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