The Jackson County Commissioners signed the county’s Estimate of Needs of the FY 2013-14 Budget during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Commissioners’ Office of the Courthouse, and also signed the 2012-13 Jackson County Financial Statement. The Estimate of Needs will be delivered to the State Auditor’s Office, today, for a final review, as a 15 day protest period begins.
Also during the meeting, Commissioners approved a utility installation permit from Pioneer Telephone Co-Op, for the underground construction of a telephone fiber-optic cable located approximately 1.75 miles east of Duke. The permit is to build and maintain the construction of a fiber-optic cable for transporting, selling, and use of telephone services.
Commissioners also declared a 2007 Komatsu Wheel Loader as surplus, District #3, to be placed in the Ritchie Bros. Auction, Dec. 4-5.
During officers’ reports, Jackson County Clerk Robin Booker presented the Oklahoma Tax Commission collections on County Sales Tax, County Use Tax, and Cigarette Tax, as receipted by the Treasurer’s Office. Collections in County Sales Tax for the month of August was $116,034.56, up from the previous month by $6,313.11, but down from last year by $8,356.81. County Use Tax collected was $4,419,02, and Cigarette Tax was $1,106.74, down $434.59 from the previous month.
Minutes from the last meeting were approved, as well a report from the Election Board. They also approved blanket purchase orders for T & G Construction Inc., for mud-rock; for 7 Oil for road oil; to Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions for road oil; and for Atwoods for supplies.
There was no new business. After approval of claims, the meeting adjourned.