JAY – Delaware County Commissioners discussed an agreement with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s department aimed at alleviated Delaware County’s jail overcrowding issue and an archaeological survey planned for the Spavinaw Creek bridge area.

Bill Reppart, attorney for the commissioners in the matter of the inter-county agreement, told the board that there were still issues he was concerned about in the agreement. He said in his opinion the agreement needed more investigation. The matter was recessed until Wednesday at 9 a.m. for further review. It is hoped that the wording in the agreement can be modified at that time.

Another matter tabled until Wednesday was an agreement between District #3 and Butch Harrison, owner of the property surrounding the Spavinaw Creek bridge, for the county to work on that property.

An archaeological team is standing ready to begin a survey for Indian artifacts in the area as soon as the agreement is in place.

According to District #3 commissioner Dave Kendrick, Harrison has been unavailable and his office is still trying to contact him to sign the agreement.

In other matters:

• Sealed bids will be advertised for six month road materials, cleaning & paper products, annual  janitorial services, a grader for District #2, and a new rescue truck for the Oaks Fire Department.

• Bids were opened for striping of roadways. Times Striping received the bid on plastic at 34¢ per mile and Road Safe Traffic Systems got the paint bid at 7.5¢ per mile.

• Approved was a resolution and entering into a contract with Rose & McCrary concerning the Spavinaw Creek archeological survey and the engineering contract on the project. A resolution concerning the survey was also approved.

• Cowskin Fire Department will be buying a tanker truck from Freedom Fire in the amount of $138,500.

• The Zena Fire Department received 17 bids on a used pumper truck for their department. The matter will be tabled for one week for review.

The next regular meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Mon., Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Office of the Delaware County Courthouse.