Janet Barber

Grove Sun

Delaware County Commissioners have called for a county wide burn ban to last through next Tuesday during their meeting held Tuesday morning. According to the commissioners, they have received several phone calls from county fire chiefs asking that the ban be put into place.

The ban is only good for one week at a time and the matter will once again be on the board’s agenda for next week whether to lift the ban or extend it for another week. Violators of the ban can receive up to a $500 fine and also up to one year in the county jail. Any law enforcement officer including any firefighter can issue a citation commanding a court date where sentencing will be issued. Those in violation can also be held criminally and civilly accountable for any personal property damage

cause by the fire.

In other matters before the board:

• Commissioners received a petition from Oaks residents wanting to convert Oaks Water Works, Inc. into a rural water district in Delaware County. Commissioners approved the next step of making sure the procedure has followed state statutes.

• In district #1 the Fly Creek bridge project scheduled for 2012 has been switched with the Wolf Creek (located on Cherokee Street in Grove) in the amount of $625,000. This is the first step toward a permanent structure.

• A claim will be issued for payment for an easement on the Spavinaw Creek bridge project in the amount of $5,000.

• Commissioners approved to sponsor a REAP Grant in the amount of $5,000 for the Daybreak of Grove to remodel the restroom to make them ADA accessible and a yearly fee for Grand Gateway membership in the amount of $4,000 was approved as well.

• Rose and McCrary will receive the contract for “on-call” engineering services in the amount of $6,000 a year.

• Hog Creek bridge project in district #2 transferred funds in the amount of $2,534.40 from 103 into T2 highway cash.

• A blanket purchase order to Yellow House Machinery for repairs to a grader for

district #3 was approved in the amount of $6,100.

• Contracts for the Delaware County Clerks office and the Assessors office will be renewed.

• Tabled for one week was approval of entering into a contact for Direct Observe Therapy (DOT) between Raymond Sturges and the Delaware County Health Department. The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, July 19 starting at 9 a.m. In the Commissioners Office of the Delaware County Courthouse.