Janet Barber

Grove Sun

Janet Barber

Grove Sun

JAY – Commissioners juggled bids, agreements, and contracts during their regular meeting Monday morning.

Two matters dealing with the county’s insurance plans were handled. Commissioners voted to renew the county’s workman’s compensation insurance with the Association of County Commissioners self-insurance fund. The annual cost will be $243,373.00. Commissioners will pay by July 1, saving the county approximately $7,000 compared to paying installments on the premium.

Commissioners tabled for one week the renewal of property and liability insurance coverage with the Association of County Commissioners insurance fund because an amount was not included in the paper work Monday.

Several agreements were renewed including a detention service agreement between the Muskogee Youth Services and the Board of Commissioners, and a renewal agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Aphis-Wildlife Services and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, for wildlife control throughout the county. Both agreements are for the fiscal year 2010-2011.

Approved were two contract agreements, one between the OSA (Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association) and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for OSA misdemeanor/failure to pay warrant collection program and a sub contract agreement between the Delaware County Health Department and Innovative Mobile Services for x-ray service, both renewal contracts for the upcoming fiscal year.

The board voted to approve renewing the membership with Grand Gateway Economic Development Association. Membership dues are $4,000 a year.

Sealed bids were opened for several items on Monday’s agenda including bids submitted on paper/cleaning products and uniform service for the Delaware County highway and solid waste departments, and six months’ road materials/tires for the county. All bids were opened and will be reviewed for one week before acceptance during next weeks meeting.

Margery Tideman addressed the board concerning the road conditions of 255 Court road located in the Grove area in District #1. She claims the road has been impassable for a couple of years and talked to the board today concerning what could be done to remedy the solution. She said she has been in contact with the commissioners and had yet to receive information on what the procedure and cost would be to facilitate the road repair.

Ken Crowder, District #1 commissioner, told the board that the road is a public road, not maintained by the county. She was informed that the residents would need to pay for the improvement and Commissioner Crowder said he would call her with a cost estimate for the repairs.

The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Monday June 28 starting at 9 am. in the commissioners’ office of the Delaware County Courthouse.