The Jackson County Commissioners appointed Gary Beach to serve as a member on the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees during the Commissioners regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, and also announced a blood drive to be held tomorrow. Following the meeting, District 2 County Commissioner provided an update on county roads.
Beach was appointed to serve on the Board effective Aug. 11, ending June 30, 2018. As the previous term expired on June 30, held by Lionel Cross, District 1 nominated Beach to fill the position.
During the meeting Commissioners also approved reports from the Election Office and District Attorney’s Office. There were no purchase orders.
Treasurer Renee Howard reported that the Oklahoma Tax Commission has collected $10,691.82 more in County Sales Tax than in the previous month, totaling $122,923.62. County Use Tax had fallen by $1,728.13, totaling $4,665.21 for the month of June.
District 1 Commissioner Marty Clinton reported that the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be holding a benefit blood drive for Stephen Booker at the County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Commissioners also approved the publication of Commissioners’ Proceedings for the month of July.
After approval of claims the meeting adjourned.
Following the meeting, District 2 County Commissioner Kirk Butler gave an update on county roads saying, “Things are coming together for District 2. We have made progress on improving our roads and ditch drainage.”
District 2 workers have chip and sealed 1 mile on SCR 216 near Headrick, 0.5 miles on CR169, 1.75 miles on CR 209 near Humphrey, and 2 miles on CR 205 and 166 South of Altus.
Butler plans to chip and seal 3 miles on CR 165 between CR 207 and 210, and 2 miles on CR 169 between CR 202 and 204, this year.
“We are a little behind, but working on getting to everyone as fast as possible,” Butler added. “We are also working hard on mowing and preparing our ditches after all the good rains we have had. Our road graders are staying busy to improve and keep our county roads in good shape. I have completed numerous training classes to better manage and serve the patrons of Jackson County.” Anyone with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Butler at (580) 482-4420.