Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY — Delaware County Commissioners moved to buy an asphalt-paving machine and made an agreement with the Cherokee Nation concerning road and bridge projects at a regular meeting Monday morning.

District #2 entered into a lease purchase agreement with Grand Savings Bank for the amount of $120,000 to purchase a used asphalt-paving machine from Longan Asphalt Construction based out of Grove.

All bids were rejected for the lease purchase of a milling machine for Districts #1 and #3.

Commissioners signed a memorandum of agreement between Cherokee Nation and Delaware County for road and bridge construction projects. The agreement will be for all projects throughout the county.

Engineering firm Rose & McCrary will be receiving payment for their services on two projects in District #3. One involves the Teesquantee Hollow Bridge and the other is for the Saline Creek Bridge.

In a 2-1 vote, Delaware County Emergency Management was approved to apply for commercial fleet cards for fuel.

Robert Real, director of emergency management for Delaware County, said his department had used Fuel Man cards in the past, but because of difficulties with the company they wanted to apply for Fleet cards. He said there would be three individuals with cards for the three vehicles. He assured the board that the cards would only be used for emergencies and travel. The vehicles are currently fueled at the three county barns.

District #3 Commissioner Bill Cornell cast the dissenting vote.

In other matters:

• A standard uniform rental service agreement between Delaware County and Cintas Uniform Service was approved.

• Bids were opened for installation of ceiling tiles and insulation at the Delaware County Community Center. Two bids were received, one from Raney Insulation in the amount of $4,505.60 that did not include duct work and a bid from Campbell Construction for $7,100.00. The matter was tabled one week for review.

• Funds were transferred from the SSF1 to SSF2 accounts within the Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $8,000. These accounts are Sheriff Service Fee accounts.

The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Tues., Sept. 8, starting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Office of the Delaware County Courthouse.