The Woodward News

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June 9, 2013

County to take up juvenile matters, rezoning

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners are slated to address several juvenile related matters during their regular meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10 at the county courthouse.

These matters include service agreements between the county and 3 juvenile detention centers across the state.  The proposed agreements are with Muskogee Youth Services, the Texas County Juvenile Detention Center, and ROCMND Area Youth Services, Inc. in Northeast Oklahoma.

These agreements will allow Woodward County to place local juveniles in those other facilities if needed.

And to get those juveniles to the other facilities, the county will also address a contract for detention transportation services with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs during Monday's meeting.

In other business, the county board will also address some property rezoning issues.

The board is slated to hold a public hearing relative to a request from Charlie Wellman, who has requested the rezoning a property near Tangier from an A-1 General Agricultural District to an R-2 General Residential District.  Following the public hearing, the commissioners will vote on whether to approve the rezoning.

In addition, they will review a request from James A. Slattery for rezoning 2 tracts of land, totaling almost 20 acres, southeast of Woodward from A-1 General Agricultural District to I-2 General Industrial District.  However, commissioners will not be voting yet on whether to approve this rezoning, but rather will decide whether the request will proceed and set a public hearing to be held at a future county meeting.

Other items on the county agenda for Monday include the maximum monthly highway expenditures for June, the May monthly county officer reports, and a resolution to execute the agreement establishing the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) Self-Insurance Fund.

Woodward school board meeting

Although the previous school year has just ended, the Woodward Public Schools Board of Education is already looking toward the next.

The school board is slated to consider several hirings during its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the School Administration Building.

The following are the positions that will be discussed during an executive session and then voted on at Monday's meeting, listed by school:

• Middle School - special education paraprofessional, social studies teacher;

• Alternative Education - detention center/8th grade alternative education teacher, alternative education English teacher;

• Cedar Heights - 3rd grade teacher, 5th grade teacher;

• Highland Park - 5th grade teacher;

• Horace Mann - 3rd grade teacher, 5th grade teacher;

• Early Childhood Center - 1st grade teacher; and

• a special education paraprofessional (the agenda doesn't specify a school).

The school board will also address some financial items for the next year, including  temporary appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and a recommendation for property and liability insurance for 2013-2014.

Also looking toward the future, the school board will receive a presentation from representatives of Joe Hall Construction, prior to voting on whether to hire the company to serve as the construction management firm on possible future bond issue construction projects.

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