The Delaware County Commissioners gave their assurances on Monday, May 14, that all materials located in an electrical room at the courthouse would be cleaned out after a fire safety inspection showed the room was a fire hazard.

“It’s a cluster of mess,” said Robert Real, Delaware County Emergency Management Director. “The room is a safety hazard.”

The state Fire Marshall addressed the situation two years ago, he said.

 “It is not recommended the room be used for an office or storage,” Real said.

County Commissioner Chairman Russell Martin (District 2) said the room would be cleaned out that day.

In financial business, the commissioners approved paying a $1,650 invoice from the Craig County Detention Center for housing four juveniles and $6,048 invoice from the Craig County Sheriff’s office for housing 17 inmates.

Also approved was to refund $1,000 deposit to Travis Wright for a road cut/bore located at 28038 S. 640 Road in District No. 1 and to transfer $5,000 from District No. 3’s part-time account to its maintenance and operations account.

The commissioners approved two Cherokee Nation Tribal Council sponsorships for Plainview Church Road, $51,869 and Sycamore Springs Church Road for $53,939.

The commissioners also approved advertising for sealed bids for extermination services, road materials and election ballots.

A borrow permit agreement with Glen Hamby was approved so the county can obtain road maintenance materials from 15361 County Road 465 in District No. 3.

No action was taken on the title transfer of Solid Waste Transfer Station property at 64200 E. 288 Road.

The commissioners approved forwarding a condemnation case, State of Oklahoma, ex. rel. Department of Transportation vs. J.B. Rogers, case no. CS-18-144, and a fong foreclosure case, Grand Savings Bank vs. Patricia Sears, case no. CJ-2018-67, to the District Attorney’s office.

The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, May 21 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.