The Woodward News

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June 18, 2013

County OKs agreements

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners approved a renewal contract between Oklahoma Juvenile Affairs and the county during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning.

Oklahoma Juvenile Affairs has a direct contact with the private, non-profit entity, known as Eastern Oklahoma Youth Services , which operates the Juvenile Detention Center located at 315 Airpark Road in Woodward.

Also, a cooperative agreement between Woodward County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry was approved in the amount of $2,400.

The agreement allows each district to use the services of these agencies any time they need to remove beavers, which build dams on public waters, which in turn causes road washout and other issues, said commissioners.

An inter-local agreement, which allows the City of Woodward Police Department to utilize the jail facilities at the county was also approved.

This month's alcoholic beverage tax receipts totaled $10,399.77. The tax is allocated monthly to support small towns within the county, according to Woodward County Clerk, Charolett Waggoner.

Commissioners approved the monthly allocation of those taxes.

The commission reappointed two people, Gordon RIdings and Ray Don Jackson, to the five person Woodward County Public Facilities Authority. The authority performs oversight with the community interest at heart, for public projects just as the upcoming improvements on the fairgrounds.

Application to the County Excise Board for temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2013-2014 for operations of general county government were approved. The temporary appropriations will come out of the 2013-2014 operating budget which is $4,018,346.40 .

Developers of a new housing addition south and west of Woodward applied for a utilities permit in what was new and unforeseen business. The permit request was approved.

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