he Delaware County Commissioners took no action on Monday, Dec. 4, in connection to a proposal to giving elected officials a salary adjustment.
“Based on our current budget situation it was only proper that we [commissioners] not take any action,” said Commissioner Doug Smith, chairman of the commissioners, after the meeting.
There was no public discussion regarding the proposal.
Smith said 75 percent of the county’s budget goes to salaries and benefits and the current carry over amount, $163,742.53, is dangerous low.
“It’s likely the county is facing budget cuts,” Smith said. “Giving raises is not a wise decision.”
In financial business, the commissioners approved to pay $62,829.39 to Morehead Construction LLC. for a Tia Juana Fire Department building project and to transfer $30,000 from the county’s General Fund to its Use Tax account.
The commissioners received and accepted one bid from Salt Central for salt materials for the highway department for six months. The bid accepted was $99.80 per ton. Also received were bids for road materials.
Smith said those bids would be awarded at a later date.
The commissioners also approved to receive and create a new account for a 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant for the sheriff’s office. The amount of the grant is $17,139.20, Smith said.
Another contract approval was for $1,017.61 REAP grant for reimbursement for a Hazard Mitigation Plan.