Joe Gray

Grove Sun

Two new commissioners were sworn in during Monday morningís Delaware County Commissionerís meeting, and business was conducted fairly quickly.

New commissioners Doug Smith of District 1, and Danny Duncan of District 3 appointed officers for requisitioning, receiving and inventory, and similar positions were approved for the Delaware County Clerk.

Road projects were discussed briefly, primarily the Spavinaw Creek bridge project, which is partially in District 2 and District 3. The project will be transitioning from the design phase to construction soon, and the commissioners will be meeting with their contractors later this week to discuss the bridge and other upcoming projects.

A letter from the Frank Colburn, Chairman of the CEMSA Trust regarding the Cleora EMS station was read, which stated that operations had been suspended do to cancellation of the operators liability insurance for non payment. Colburn stated in the letter that the Trust was working to secure another operator and resume operations in the future.

The commission approved motions concerning the sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages in the county for C&C Liquor in Kansas, KCís Liquor in Jay, and Portabellas on Main in Grove.

A motion was passed to sign a local disaster assistance agreement with FEMA to provide $10,000 to county emergency management for NOAA weather radios.

District 1 employee Todd Martin was presented with a service award from the Sheriffís Department for his work in building a firearms range near the solid waste facility, which was completed in a month thanks to Martinís efforts.