Janet Barber

Grove Sun

Delaware County Commissioners lifted the burn ban set in place during last Tuesday’s meeting of the board and upon advice from county fire chiefs, the ban was lifted during this week’s meeting held Tuesday morning.

A public meeting was held concerning the application for an intended $350,000 grant to be used by the Grand Lake Public Works for the construction of a waste water line to be located on the East side of Horse Creek on the East side of Bernice. Annette Morgan, representative with Grand Gateway, was on hand to explain the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the board and the procedures that now must be followed to apply. The commission voted to approve the grant and the process will move forward.

A platted subdivision known as Green Meadows was approved by the board, but no action was taken on a subdivision to be known as The Points Phase 4. The agenda item was incorrect and the matter will be back on next week’s agenda for approval.

Blanket purchase orders were approved. One for District #3 for repairs to a truck that was involved in an accident in the amount of $16,000 and a blanket purchase order for $1000 for prescriptions for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for inmates was approved as well.

A beverage application for the Roadhouse on Monkey Island was approved. The restaurant has new owners and is reported to be opening soon.

The board approved the signing of a claim for $69,749 for the state to reimburse Delaware County for loss of revenue due to homestead exemption for 2010. Commissioners said we apply for this every year, but the county has never received it because of lack of state funding.

The signing of a right-of-way public utility and encroachment agreement on the Spavinaw Creek Bridge Project was approved. The signing is another step toward the construction process.

Funds were transferred for the County Road and Bridge Improvement (CRBI) bridge inspections for all three districts, within highway cash for districts #1 and #2, and the county clerk’s office.

No bids were received on selling a Nissan bucket truck for District #1 and a borrow permit between District #3 and Henrietta Tyer and Jeff Andoe were approved.