At their regular meeting on May 16, at 10 a.m., the commissioners approved minutes of the May 9 meeting. There were no reports or purchase orders. In officers' reports, Gerald Sherill Jr. thanked everyone who helped him get out of "jail" for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). In total, he had over $800 donated to this cause.
Chair and Commissioner Cary Carrell said they are at a "standstill" on the fascia repair. There will need to be an engineering change order to the original change order, replacing the brick concrete wall behind the fascia to a steel stud wall. The contractor, MidContinental, is a masonry contractor company. It is the hope of Burk Associates that MidContinental can find a metal worker/welder to work with on this project. Now the repair will be delayed at least another two weeks or more. The commissioners are trying to arrange contract activities so they will not interfere with two future jury trials.
The commissioners approved an agreement between Jackson County and Chanze Oil Company to allow Chanze to drill a line at SCR 207 and ECR 168. It will be two feet below a ditch in District 2.
Two more annual renewals were approved for juvenile detention. The Sac and Fox Nation was approved for $21.11 per day per child; Canadian County Juvenile Detention was approved for $19.31 per day per child.
The commissioners appointed of Ricky Crouch to serve on the Jackson County Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Trustees, with a term ending 6/30/2015.
Resolution 2011-23 was approved to allow Jackson County District 2 to use State Revolving Fund monies to purchase a backhoe/loader instead of a truck.
The commissioners approved advertisement for bids for one new 2011 Backhoe/Loader with enclosed cab, for District #2.
Further discussion on the fascia repair was tabled with no action taken.
There were no new business, public or vendor participation items.
Commissioner Clinton wanted to approve all claims except one travel claim. That motion died for a lack of a second. There arose some discussion as to assessing how far it is to Oklahoma City. Assessor Sherrill said the auditor told him the paid mileage started at that person's starting point for the day and ended at their destination that day. Clinton, who spoke with the District Attorney (DA), heard that miles began and ended at county lines. There is, apparently, no statute governing the issue. Commissioner Anthony Fixico made a motion to pay the claims and that carried, with one vote in opposition from Clinton. Chair Carrell said they can put it on the agenda to have the auditor and DA discuss the issue with them.
Renee Howard, Treasurer-elect was a guest at the meeting.