The Delaware County Commissioners received an Oklahoma State Department of Health jail inspection report during the first July meeting for 2017.

“The inspection was done in February,” said Chairman Doug Smith (District 1) during the meeting on Monday, July 3.

The only deficiency noted was the jail was overcrowded by seven prisoners.

“Everything else looked good,” Smith said.

In other business related to the courthouse, the commissioners learned about a water leak in the judge’s quarters of the courthouse.

Smith said this has been the fourth water issue in the past several years.

“Our main concern is mold,” Smith said.

Mold detectors will be placed in the judges’ area as well as the district attorney’s office, he said. 

“We are looking at replacing the carpet with tile,” Smith said. 

In financial matters the commissioners approved to transfer $596.86 from the Delaware County Sheriff’s personal service department to its maintenance and operations account and $336,768.67 from emergency transfer accounts to the highway cash funds accounts and to pay a $13,735.55 invoice from L. Wallace Construction Company for the courthouse roof.

“We waited on paying this invoice until we has a warranty,” Smith said.

Also approved was the liability insurance the the current board of directors for the Flint Ridge Fire Department. The officers are Edward Grant, president; Robert Webb, vice-president; Fred Johnson, secretary; Lew Story, treasurer; Bryan Bingham, member and Dan Simons, fire chief.

The commissioners also approved to forward to the district attorney’s office two condemnation lawsuits – State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation vs. Gary Nichols and State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation vs. Marine Properties, LLC.

The commissioners also approved a $1,840 bid by Rick Moody for property not sold at a resale. The properties are located at Arrowhead Lake Estates, Port Duncan, Lakemont Shores and Cherokee Lake Estates. 

Approved by the commissioners were:

A memorandum of understanding between Jay Family Medicine and the Delaware County Health Department.

A resolution approving the contracts for the Delaware County Clerk’s office for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

A sub-contract agreement with the Delaware County Health Department and Jay Family Medicine for the fiscal year 2017-2018.

A agreement with city of Tulsa for security patrol on Lake Eucha.

Appointment of Michaele Baker to purchasing agent due to the July 1 retirement of Loretta Kirby.

Contract between Delaware County Health Department and Doug McCarthur for lawn mowing, maintenance and snow removal at a cost of $40 per project.

A request from Grand Telephone Company to move five utility bonds from Morrow Point Bore locations to the corner point project in District No. 2.

The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, July 10 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.