Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY - Delaware County commissioners handled grants, agreements, accounts and equipment during their meeting held Tuesday morning.

Commissioners approved an application for a STOP Violence against Women grant in the amount of $30,000. Delaware County has received the grant for two previous years. The money is used to pay the salary of a deputy within the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department who is assigned to investigate domestic violence complaints.

Commissioners also voted to approve a resolution affirming the county’s support and partnership with the 2010 census. The resolution merely asked that the commissioners support the efforts of census takers in that they encourage county residents to fill out the census and to make them understand the importance of an accurate census accounting.

Officers for the Eucha Fire Department were named. They include: Jeremy Robinson and Phil King as requisitioning officers, Roy Tanner and Eric Cooper will serve as receiving officers and inventory officer will be Steven Hicks.

The board voted to salvage and sell by sealed bids two lay down machines used for paving belonging to District #2.

In other matters Tuesday morning:

•Approved was a blanket order to T&T for the Kansas Fire Department.

• A tort claim in the amount of $5,754.00 from Holly Morrison against District #3 will be turned over the county’s insurance company. Morrison claims a county truck rolled back and hit her vehicle.

• Sealed bids will be advertised for the striping of road for a one-year period for all three districts.

• An agreement for work on private property between District #1 and Bill Berry was given the okay. The work concerns brush and trees on a county road right-of-way.

• A cash account for Emergency Management that is now named Civil Emergency Management will be called Emergency Management cash account in the future.

• Due to the absence of Tim McCrary, commissioners tabled a discussion on the 5-year plan for the county’s roadways and bridges.

• No action was taken on an agenda item again this week. Acceptance of the lowest and/or best bid on installation of ceiling tiles and insulation for the Community Center was left unanswered due to wording on the agenda item.

The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Mon., Sept. 14 starting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners office of the Delaware County Courthouse.