Delaware County Commissioners discussed an update on the solid waste task force committee and several items regarding county monies on Monday, Dec. 12.

Here are four things to know from this week's meeting:

Solid waste committee

Commissioners were updated Monday on the status of the plans created by the solid waste task force committee to address waste collection in Delaware County. Ken Purdy, representative of the Solid Waste Institute of Northeast Oklahoma, acted as representative of the committee during the meeting.

Purdy said the the task force has a created a working draft of a plan to address waste collection issues in the county, with the committee's next step being gathering public input.

Purdy also said that meetings with the public regarding the draft would begin in January 2017.

Sheriff's agreements

The board approved two memorandums of understanding between the sheriff's office and two groups during their weekly meeting: Cherokee Nation and ROCMND Area Youth Services

The memorandums outline the agreements between the sheriff's office and the groups on what services would be provided by each group.

The agreement between the sheriff's office and Cherokee Nation increase patrols by deputies around the Nation's casinos in Delaware County. The memorandum for ROCMND Area Youth Services continues the group's services in Delaware County, services including: helping prevent underage drinking and combat prescription drug use.

County purchases

Commissioners approved three uses of county founds: a transfer from the Delaware County Justice Authority, a detention claim and the purchase of a new heat and air unit.

The board approved a transfer of $14,750 from the Delaware County Justice Authority to Bill Turner, Cindy Byrd and Kerri Carter to pay for professional services provided to the authority.

Commissioners also approved a juvenile detention claim of $395.25 from Eastern Oklahoma Youth Services, Inc.

Finally, the board approved the purchase of a new heat and air unit for the courthouse to replace a non-operational unity for $8,891.


Commissioners addressed two items concerning bids for county purchases.

The board opened up all bids regarding 6-month road materials for the county and also agreed to present and approve bids during the next meeting.

They also approved the advertisement for sealed bids on a LiveScan booking fingerprint and mugshot machine for the sheriff's office.

Next Meeting

The commission’s next meeting will take place at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 19, at the Delaware County Courthouse in Jay. The meetings are open to the public.