The Delaware County Commissioners approved on Monday, Sept. 25, a $26,598 bid for 13 sets of turnout gear for the Kansas Fire Department.

“The bid is from Ferrara Fire Apparatus,” said Doug Smith, Delaware County chairman.

Also approved was to advertise for sealed bids for the lease purchase of a new 2000-gallon tanker truck for the Leach Fire department.

The estimate for the truck is between $75,000 to $150,000, which replaces a wrecked truck.

Several financial requests were approved including, transferring $1,000 from the Monkey Island Fire Department capital outlay account to the maintenance and operations account and $25,000 from the Leach Fire Department maintenance and operations account to the capital outlay account.

Also approved was an $113,089 claim by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation relating to the Whitewater Bridge project and a $16,065 invoice from Morehead Construction.

Smith said the Tia Juana Fire Department project is about one-fourth completed.

The commissioners approved to surplus two HP laser jet printers that belong to the Delaware County Health Department and nine vehicles models from the late 1990s to early 2000s from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department.

Also approved is the Monkey Island Board of Directors: Jason Benson, Chairman; Johnathan Wilson, treasurer; Carl Tesreau, fire chief; Reggie Stone, assistant fire chief; Barbara Bones, requisitioning; Johnathan Wilson, receiving and Tesreau, inventory.

Other business

In other business, the commissioners approved:

• a $20 bid by Matthew Kirby for a Lakemont Shores lot not sold at a resale.

• a mixed beverage application by TRHS LLC, d/b/a Road Hog Saloon.

• to file trust documentation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the new Sam Hider Health Center.

• application for financial assistance from the Rural Economic Action at the request of Bud Simmons, Colcord Public School superintendent.

• foreclosure documents, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Don Henson, et. al.

• approval of Oklahoma Department of Transportation for a claim relating to Wolf Creek Bridge on North Cherokee Street.

The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.