The Delaware County Commissioners learned on Monday, March 18 the Solid Waste Department is looking to increase their size with the purchase of land that sets adjacent to their site.

David Morris, operations manager, said the prospective land butts up to the Solid Waste site. No details were provided during the meeting regarding cost or size.

After the meeting, David Poindexter, commissioner chairman said he hadn’t seen the survey and didn’t know the measurements but it was his understanding it was a small parcel of land. 

Morris also informed the commissioners that the amount of trash has tripled due to warmer weather. The department is also looking to buy a trailer, he said.

The commissioners awarded a bid to Tackett and Thomas for $13,400 for the Fidler’s Bend Bridge repair project.

Financial issues

In financial matters, the commissioners closed a FEMA account for a Lakemont Shores project, paid a $125 Craig County Regional Detention Center invoice, transferred $1,289.01 from the county treasurer’s capital outlay account to it maintenance and operations account, transferred $2,749 from within the sheriff’s courthouse security accounts, paid a $4,436.25 Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau and paid a $1,056.32 Office of Juvenile Affairs claim.

Other business

The Cleora Fire Department filed its members. They are: John Hensley, Jr., president; Karen Quinn, secretary/treasurer; Braden Middleton, Tyler Bullard, Bill Ballenger and Billy Jones, members; Ballenger, fire chief; Hensley, assistant chief; Barbara Barnes, requisitioning, Hensley, receiving, Middleton and Jones, inventory.

The commissioners also approved:

a contract with Genita Frazier and Delaware County Health Department for custodial services. to forward to the district attorney’s office a foreclosure, Bank of Gravette vs. Sonya Wiggings, Case No. CJ-2019-20. to file a Notice of Intent for Cleora Fire Department to apply for siren grant.