A patriotic ceremony, to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, was approved on Monday, by members of the Delaware County Commissioners.

The ceremony, A National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10 on the Delaware County Courthouse lawn. 

Henry Magee, National Day of Prayer coordinator, addressed the commissioners during the Monday, Aug. 28 meeting about the ceremony.

Financial business 

In financial business, the commissioners approved a $14,094.91 draw to Morehead Construction for work on the Tia Juan Fire Department project and to transfer $40,000 from three individual highway accounts, Emergency Management account and Community Center Cash account to the general fund. 

“This was inadvertently paid out of the wrong accounts and the transfer puts the money back in the correct account,” said Barbara Barnes, Delaware County Clerk.

Also approved was the transfer of $185,000 to the county’s general fund.

The commissioners rejected a $37,000 bid from Tontitown, Arkansas for a used fire truck for the Flint Ridge Volunteer Fire Department saying the bid was too high and a $118,000 bid from Fire Apparatus for the a used fire boat for Cleora Fire Department.

“They want cash upfront,” said County Commissioner Russell Martin, referring to the Fire Apparatus bid.

Other business 

The commissioners also approved:

• a lease agreement with Lakeland Office Systems and the Delaware County Sheriff’s office for a copy machine.

• a resolution for disposing of equipment from the Delaware County Treasurer’s office for outdated computer equipment.

• to advertise for sealed bids on 13 sets of turnout gear for the Kansas Fire Department. The bid includes coats, pants with suspenders, helmets and boots with option to purchase additional sets at the same cost within the next 12 months and for 2018 title searches for property that will be part of the 2018 tax resale by the Treasurer’s office.

• an interlocal agreement between West Siloam Springs and Cherokee Nation for a mile stretch of road near Mosley school.

• a borrow permit agreement with Chris Wilcox to take out rock and dirt from his property to be used by the county.

• a current list of officers for the Delaware County Health Department: Kristen O’Herin and Maria Alexander, requisitioning; Hana Haynes and Bailey Keener, receiving and O’Herin, inventory.

The next commissioner meeting will take place at 9 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the commission chambers, at the Delaware County Courthouse. The date is changed due to the Labor Day holiday.