Longtime county assessor Leon Hurt gave notice on Tuesday morning to the Delaware County commissioners he planned to resign from his county post.
Hurt, a 28-year employee, stated in his resignation letter that his last day of employment would be July 1. Hurt asked that the remainder of his term be filled by Larena Ellis-Cook. The commissioner approved Cook for the position until Hurt’s term expires in April 2014.
In other business, Commissioner for District No. 2 Tom Sanders discussed the possibility of hiring a human resources employee.
“We need to look at an HR person,” Sanders said.
Sanders asked to bring up the matter in the next budget board meeting saying the county’s policy and procedure manual is inconsistent from department to department.
“It would save us a lot of problems,” Sanders said, noting employee problems in different departments.
Sanders said despite all the good reasons for hiring a human resource employee the chief obstacle will be finding the money.
The commissioners also approved purchasing six vehicles from Vance Auto Group. The cost is four annual payments of $41,470 from the Use Tax account and four annual payments of $6,911 from sheriff’s SSF account.
The commissioners approved to set up highway cash for the month of July where $82,609 would be distributed to each district. People coming and going during February’s Bassmaster Classic helped the fund, said Doug Smith, District 1 County Commissioner.
Several bids were approved on Tuesday for services from July 1 to Dec. 30.
Erwin’s Pest Company was approved to provide exterminating and fumigating services for the courthouse, sheriff’s department and for the community; Sadler Paper Company was approved to provide janitorial supplies and Midwest Printing Company was approved for printing and delivery of digital ballots.
The commissioners also approved:
Signing an engagement letter with Turner and Associates PLC to assist with the budget related activities;
A $4,000 annual membership for Grand Gateway Economic Development Association;
Amendment to Clouds Creek Bridge No. 55 in District No. 3;
A $100 bid from William Foust on 10 acres not sold at the county sale;
Renewal of detention agreements with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, the Muskogee Youth Services and the Craig County Juvenile Detention Center.