Woodward, Okla. —
Since District 2 Commissioner Ted Craighead is retiring at the end of this year, the county board had to take action to appoint which commissioner will serve as Craighead's replacement on 2 different boards.
District 3 Commissioner Vernie Matt was chosen to replace Craighead on the Woodward County Public Facilities Authority Board, which oversees the financial aspects related to the construction of the new county jail.
"I'd be happy to sit on the public facilities board," Matt said.
Likewise, District 1 Commissioner Tommy Roedell said he was willing and eager to take over for Craighead on the Circuit Engineering District No. 8 (CED8) board, which is designed to provide services to counties that will improve their transportation systems and be cost-effective.
"I have been attending those meetings since I started as commissioner and I'm very interested and would like to serve on the (CED8) board," Roedell said just prior to his appointment as Craighead's replacement.
In other housekeeping matters, commissioners approved of disposal of equipment from District 2. This included deleting 2 rusted fuel tanks that had previously been sold at auction from the District 2 inventory list and approving the disposal of several old radios, which have now become "obsolete because of the narrow banding regulations that go into effect Jan. 1," Craighead said.