A power outage during the weekend of March 9 and 10 prompted the Delaware County Commissioners on Monday, March 11 to make sure Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore has access to all areas of the courthouse.

 “We had an outage and the power was off to the door locks in the jail,” said Russell Martin, County Commissioner No. 2 during new business comments.

There were no reports of trouble and the courthouse back-up generators kicked on, he said.

One of the main fuse boxes is located in a locked office, Martin said.

“The sheriff needs a key to that office,” Martin said.

The commissioners discussed having doors rekeyed which would provide entry access to Moore and the county commissioners.

The commissioners also approved an interlocal agreement between the Tiff City Volunteer Fire Department and the Foyil Fire Protection District for a 2004 E-One Fire Truck. The truck has less than 12,000 miles, according to a representative from the Tiff City agency.

In financial business, the commissioners approved an $800 blanket purchase orders for the Kansas Building Supply for the Kansas Fire Department and a $3,024 Craig County Sheriff’s Office invoice for housing 17 inmates in February.

The commissioners also approved a $6,000 donation from Cherokee Nation to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Maintenance and Operations account for operational expenses.

A line item correction from the Feb. 11 meeting was rescinded.

“We made the correction per our accountant,” said Barbara Barnes, Delaware County Court Clerk.

Barnes said the state auditor recommended the change and gave instructions on how to handle the action.

The Monkey Island Siren project account was approved to be closed.