Recent heavy rainfall prompted the Delaware County commissioners to tour the old jail on Monday for flooding problems.

The facility served as a jail for decades until the current detention center was built in 2001. Currently evidence is stored in the building.

“No evidence was destroyed,” said County Commissioner Chairman Russell Martin (District 2). 

The old jail is moldy and the county is going to work with the city of Jay to find where the drain from the old jail drains, he said.

In other business, Vicki Cossairt, Human Resources Director, addressed the commissioners on payroll issues concerning elected officials.

 “They were not paid out properly,” Cossairt said referring to overtime and comp time.

The state auditor said the monies should be paid out of the general fund, she said. 

Cossairt could not give the commissioners the exact amount due, saying she was still collecting data but would have the figure later that day.

The commissioners agreed they wanted to know the exact amount to be paid before approving the measure.

In financial matters, the commissioners approved paying a $571.86 invoice from the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

The commissioners also approved:

• an utility permit request by AT&T Oklahoma for fiber optic cable on East 260 Road in District No. 1.

• to designate Daniel Reed as foreman/first deputy for Commissioner David Poindexter.

• forward notice to county’s insurance company for a tort claim filed by Robert Streight for damages to vehicle during ice storm.

• an agreement for work on Harley Wiley’s property in Colcord.

• a proposal to transfer $66,000 between accounts in District No. 3 was tabled.

The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, March 12 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.