The Delaware County commissioners opened sealed bids on Monday, July 10 for proposed construction work in the south part of the county.

The project, known as the Jerry Carnes Project, involves culvert work in District No. 3.

Cole Excavating submitted a bid of $159,433 and Redlands Construction Company for $137,193. The commissioners accepted Redlands bid pending approval of references.

In financial business, the commissioners approved to pay a $984 invoice by the county officers and Deputies Association for the 2017-18 fiscal year and set up blanket purchase orders for the sheriff’s office for Zap Plumbing and Tim’s Electric.

“This basically streamlines the process and makes it a lot easier,” said Doug Smith, county commissioner chairman (District 1).

The commissioners also approved two agreements: a community sentencing contract between the Oklahoma Department of Corrections with the Delaware County Sheriff’s office and one between Community Works, LLC and Delaware County.

Also approved was the liability insurance and list of current Tiff City Volunteer Fire Department members: George Lee Hayes, chairman; Ivan Hardesty, vice-chairman; Richard Hauser and Fred Jackson, board members; Richard Huston, secretary; Terry Renner, fire chief; Huston, assistant fire chief and Barbara Barnes, requisitioning; Renner, receiving and Jacob Pierce, inventory.

The commissioners approved the 308 monthly apportionment forms and to forward a petition to the district attorney’s office to vacate portion of a road where a house is locate. The road is located in the Port Wayne subdivision.

The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, July 17 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.