The Delaware County commissioners learned about a new software program this week that is designed to organize records and save the county money, in particular litigation fees.

Kirk Cunningham with Tyler Technologies addressed the commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 20 concerning the payroll, accounting and recording software.

“We want to empower people to serve the people of Delaware County,” Cunningham said during his 30-minute presentation.

No cost was discussed regarding the software.

Most of the presentation centered on payroll questions.

“It helps keep track of overtime,” Cunningham said.

Barbara Barnes, Delaware County County Clerk told commissioners during the meeting.

“You are saving more (money) than you are spending,” said Vicki Cossairt, Human Resources Director. “This is an opportunity for more savings.”

Cossairt and Barnes have reviewed the software and supported the presentation.

“The big issue in cost is dollars in litigation – this will save the county money,” Cossairt said referring to potential payroll problems.

The program will pay for itself in the payroll alone, she said.

“The county needs to upgrade (the software) now,” Cossairt said.

Other Business

In other business, David Poindexter, newly elected county commissioner for District No. 1 was sworn in and received the oath of office by Delaware County Associate Judge Barry Denney.

In financial business, the commissioners transferred $30,000 between accounts in District No. 2 for the purchase of two dump trucks. Also approved was the payment of a $2,500 invoice from the Craig County Detention Center for housing five inmates in November.

The commissioners approved a state Department of Transportation plan and utility costs to Northeast Oklahoma Electric Coop for a proposed county bridge known as Crazy Creek Bridge and road in District No. 3.

The commissioner also declined to pass a burn ban resolution.

County Commissioner Chairman Russell Martin said the ban was not currently needed.

The commissioners also approved:

• a petition that vacates a portion of Mason Street in a civil lawsuit involving Cookson Hills Christian Church.

• a resignation letter from Cathy Rutherford as a member of the Delaware County Fair Board.

• the rebidding for sand and hillside materials.

The next meeting is 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.