JAY – Delaware County Commissioners addressed several matters concerning local fire departments as well as road projects during their weekly meeting held Monday morning.
Eucha Fire Department drew most of the board’s attention, naming officers for the fire department that included John Campbell and Phil King as Requisitioning officers; Culls Buck and Toy Tanner were named as Receiving officers; and Inventory officers named were Steven Hicks and Jeremy Robison.
Funds were transferred in the amount of $25,000 from E.F.D.’s Maintenance and Operation account into the Capital Outlay account.
Commissioners also declared a 1999 Ford 350 truck, used by E.F.D. as a first responder unit, to be surplus property.
They also voted to advertise for bids on extrication tools for the department.
Kansas Fire Department was given the okay to transfer $6,500 from Maintenance & Operation into its Capital Outlay account.
In addition, a blanket purchase order was approved to Kansas Auto Parts for the Oaks Fire Department, and the acceptance of a bid on a new tanker for Bernice Fire Department was tabled for one more week.
Road issues were addressed, including the approval of a contract agreement between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for a road project on Stand Watie Road. The total cost of the rock job will cost $41,000 and engineers will be at the sight on Wednesday.
In other matters Monday morning:
• The platting of a new subdivision known as Grand View Estates located on Monkey Island was given approval. All roads will be privately maintained.
• Sealed bids will be advertised for the construction of Tribal Grounds Road (South 660 Road) for District #1.
• Funds for the County Clerk were transferred in the amount of $11,000 from Capital Outlay into Maintenance & Operation.
• A motion to approve a utility permit for a road bore to James Story in Section #2 was tabled for one week.
• The acceptance of a bid to finish work for District #1 county barn was tabled.
The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Mon., March 17 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Office of the Delaware County Courthouse.