The Woodward News

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September 22, 2013

Commissioners to consider bid

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners will consider action regarding a bid for asbestos abatement, which they tabled a week ago to allow consideration by the Woodward County Public Facilities Authority.

Five bids in all, came into the offices of Woodward County last week to perform asbestos demolition and removal for portions of the OSU Extension Service building at the Fairgrounds.

Asbestos was discovered there nearly three weeks ago, during general demolition of the building. The demolition was a part of the Fairgrounds Improvement bond approved by voters early this year.

Commissioners will also take action regarding a resolution exchanging a 2011 asphalt zipper with its attachment and a Williamson Ocen tandem axle trailer for a Zip Miner and a newer WIlliamson Ocen tandem axle trailer.

Also on the agenda is a possible resolution to pay the county commissioners salarys out of the Woodward County General Fund. This would make it possible to have enough money left in the highways funds to allow the highway crews to have the proposed possible raise that is on the discussion table for all Woodward County employees.

That resolution is an extension of the recent special meeting of the Woodward County Commissioners set Tuesday to consider the budget for the coming fiscal year. During that meeting, after realizing the robust carry-over, a request was made by Woodward County Sheriff, Gary Stanley, to consider raises this year for non-elected county workers.

Other issues on the agenda include the disposition of a District 2 radio and the consideration of a bridge improvement project in district #1. This particular bridge crosses Trader's Creek, located one mile north and four miles west of Junction 50 and 50A.

Also on the agenda is the consideration of a written policy regarding how interest earned on sale tax collections which is help in interest earning bank accounts is to be apportioned.

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