The Delaware County Commissioners were updated on Monday, July 23, about the medical marijuana issues after the measure was recently passed by Oklahoma voters.

Proposition 788 approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. While the measure passed state-wide, Delaware County voters opposed the measure 4,724 to 4,628 votes.

“We are looking to ACCO (Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma} for guidance,” said Vicki Cossart, Human Resources Director.

Currently if an employee tests positive for marijuana and has a medical card there is no problem, she said.

Crossart also addressed the commissioners about the drafts of the proposed county handbooks.

Areas needing attention were holiday pay, days off for Christmas shopping, birthdays and holiday pay.

“There needs to be a clear understanding, so we can resolve some of the issues,” Cossart said.

In financial business the commissioners approved a $20 bid from Brandy Bibler for property at Flint Ridge for property not sold at resale. Also approved was paying a $1,653.21 Office of Juvenile Affairs invoice and to transfer $1,649 within the personal services account which was originally made in error.

The commissioners also approved a five-year lease/purchase agreement for a Bobcat track loader. The lease is with Grand Savings Bank and is $770.67 monthly. The total lease amount is $76,468 at an interest rate of 3.75 percent.

The commissioners also approved the officers for District No. 2. They are Martin Kirk, requisitioning and Ben Youngblood, receiving and inventory.

Two contracts were approved with Eastern Oklahoma Youth Services for services at Northwest Oklahoma Regional Juvenile Detention Center and Pittsburg County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

Also approved was allowing the County Assessor’s office to salvage obsolete chairs and building lease agreement with William Kidwell for a commercial building at 321S. 6th Street which is used for storage for the court clerk’s office.

The next meeting is 9 a.m., Monday, July 30 at the Delaware County Courthouse in the Commissioners’ Public Meeting room.