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July 15, 2014

County OKs appointments at meeting

Woodward, Okla. — County Commissioners on Monday appointed personnel to key requisitioning and receiving positions with the Woodward County Health Department and approved resolutions to allow the county treasurer to invest available funds so money can earn interest.

At their weekly meeting commissioners appointed Terri Salisbury, Darlene Sanderson and Jerry Dwinelle as requisition officers and Karina Hillyer, Cathy Wright, Shawna Elwood and Cathy Ham as receiving officers, according to Woodward County Clerk Charolett Waggoner.

Also approved Monday was a utility permit issued to Northwestern Electric for overhead crossing lines in District 3.

Commissioners approved a resolution that allows Woodward County Treasurer Sonya Coleman to invest available monies in funds that draw interest for fiscal year 2014-2015.

According to Coleman's first deputy Kim Bowers the treasurer researches and invests county funds that otherwise would sit, fallow, in an account.

This allows the money to earn some interest, which is then replaced and accounted for in the general fund, Bowers said.

To that end, commissioners also approved a resolution that allows the treasurer to credit interest earned on highway funds to the general fund for fiscal year 2014-2015.

In other business, District 3 County Commissioner, Vernie Matt gave a short update on the status of the Woodward Fairgrounds project.

According to Matt, while wind last month and rain this month have created some delays, all in all, the project is on schedule.

"All steel is up and they are going on with the metal," Matt said. "And one day last week they had as many as 15 workers there."

According to Matt, concrete crews are pouring concrete for some of the areas in the livestock barns and after the rodeo dance, the women's bathroom will be torn down and work there will begin.

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