They approved the minutes from last meeting, Thursday, May 31, with a minor change.
Reports were received and approved from the following: District Attorney-Bogus Checks Division, County Treasurer, and County Clerk.
In Officers’ reports, County Treasurer, Renee Howard announced the Resale Auction will be held on Monday, June 11, at 9 a.m.
There were no blanket purchase orders.
Monte Goucher, from CED 7 came to present the commissioners with more information on the possible CED 7 Asphalt Emulsion Plant. CED has the patent for an oil product for chip seal and pothole patching. Commissioner Cary Carrell was to attend the CED meeting today and the commissioners wanted more information from Goucher so they could recommend the right action. CED is needing support from the counties to know whether to proceed on the project. Commissioner Carrell stated that he has concerns about the conditions listed in the proposed Resolution which would put the county under contract. Carrell explained that if the county decided the product did not work for them, they are committed to using the product until the contract is out.
According to County Clerk, Christi Hair, Goucher explained that had been a concern with other commissioners and that issue will be resolved. He said they believe that if the product is a good and cost effective product, there is no need for a contract. He further stated that the CED 7 is considering installing a storage tank in Jackson County so other counties could have easy access. There was further discussion. Goucher explained that although the price per gallon will be about the same, or possibly a little less, the product will be more cost effective, based on the use rate. He further explained that CED 7 will have consultation sessions to explain the proper way to use the product. He stated that there will be a meeting sponsored by the CED 7 Board today. The Jackson County Board agreed that Commissioner Carrell should represent and make decisions for Jackson County based on the information provided. All agreed that unless something is discovered which Commissioner Carrell feels could be problematic, Jackson County would be willing to try the product.
The commissioners approved the renewal of Cooperative Agreement between U.S. Dept. of Agriculture APHIS-Wildlife Services Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and Jackson County Board of Commissioners for period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. They will provide funds in the amount of $2400.00 as their contribution to the cooperative animal damage control program for this same period.
Supplemental Appropriations for the month of May were approved for the following: County Assessor Fees Revolving Fund $ 176.00; Sheriff Service Fees $4793.84; Sheriff Contract Prisoners $ 773.68.
In new business, County Clerk, Christi Hair, announced that the Jackson County EMS sent a letter to the Board of Commissioners and the Excise Board requesting the full three mills that is allowed the Emergency Medical Services District.
The claims were approved and the meeting was adjourned.