Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – Delaware County Commissioners and elected county officers signed off on a reduced budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 during their meeting held Monday morning.

According to the county’s accountant, Bill Turner, the county’s budget for this fiscal period is approximately $100,000 less than the budget for the last fiscal year, causing cuts and/or no increases in each department’s budget.

“Everyone I’ve talked to is not happy with it, but they can live with it,” said District #1 County Commissioner Ken Crowder.

Four bids were opened and reviewed for the lease purchase of a used ladder truck for the Grove Fire Department. The winning bidder will be announced in next Tuesday’s meeting of the board.

The Bernice Fire Department received no bids on a used rescue truck they are trying to sell. Future plans for the truck will be taken under advisement.

Lakemont Fire Department chose R & B Construction for their bid on a pre-constructed steel building with a bid of $11,350.00.

Funds were transferred for the Oaks Fire Department in the amount of $6,000.00 into their maintenance and operation account with half coming from travel and half from capital outlay.

The board approved all blanket purchase order for the month of September as well as setting highway cash up at $70,548.45 per district.

Other items on the agenda included:

• Approving a bid on land not sold at resale from Shirley Stepp in the amount of $50 for a lot in Flint Ridge RV Park.

• The signing of an annual memorandum of agreement with the Cherokee Nation for road maintenance and monies received from them for road funding.

• Forwarding an insurance claim for $255.29 for automobile damage to Dan Finnefrock from the Solid Waste Department.

• Bids will be advertised for the removal and replacement of the roof on the Delaware County Annex Building. Bids will be accepted until Sept. 24 and the winning bid will be announced on Oct. 4.

The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 starting at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ office of the Delaware County Courthouse.