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November 3, 2012

County to close out grant for crisis center

Woodward, Okla. — County commissioners will be considering grant close-out documentation for Northwest Domestic Crisis Services during their meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the courthouse.

"The grant provides the funds to operate the domestic crisis center," County Clerk Charolett Waggoner said. "This grant has ran out, and this is the closing documentation to close the grant, so there won't be any more money provided to the domestic crisis center by the county commission."

However, Northwest Domestic Crisis Services will still be funded, only in a slightly different way.

"The domestic crisis center will still be receiving the same funding," explained Paul Fockler, executive director of the center. "This year's grant is just expiring. In the future, rather than receiving the grants from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce through the Woodward County Commission Board, we will instead simply receive the grants directly from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, in order to streamline the process."

Also on the agenda will be the closure of .2 miles of county road E/W 28, west of N/S 216.

"There's actually no actual road there," Waggoner said. "The road dead ends, and the man who owns the property on either side of the county road just wants to close off the last .2 miles of it."

Commissioners are also slated to renew contract services between Woodward County Assessor's Office and Visual Lease Services, Inc.

"Visual Lease Services help the assessor by reviewing all the taxable real estate buildings and give the assessor an idea of what the property value is," Waggoner said. "We renew with Visual Lease Services, Inc. each year."

Finally the disposal of obsolete equipment, including a pneumatic wrench, from the highway inventory will also be considered.

"It's equipment that no longer runs and is unserviceable," Waggoner said. "It's just old equipment sitting there no longer in use.  The county just has to give the okay to dispose of them because they're listed in inventory and we have to account for all inventory."

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