The Woodward News

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December 23, 2013

Commissioners handle mainly routine tasks

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward County Commissioners primarily addressed, routine tasks and equipment disposal issues Monday morning in their final meeting before the Christmas holiday.

District 1 Commissioner Tommy Roedell and District 2 Commissioner, Randy Johnson conducted the meeting. District 3 Commissioner Vernie Matt was out.

Resolutions of disposal or sale for several items from District 1, including a 1983 Ford 2 ton dump truck, a Daybrook-Ottawawa snow plow and a John Deere Scraper were all approved.

 Some items will be sold in the yearly Circuit Engineering District Sale held in Elk City.

Some are being sold online through a site called Purple Wave.

Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing an application for financial assistance from the REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) Fund for Rural Water District number 3.

Commissioners also began the preliminary steps needed to make application through the state of Oklahoma Department of Transportation for the rebuilding of a bridge in the northern section of District 1.

The bridge, known as Trades Creek Bridge is situated one mile north and 4.2 miles west of State Highway-50 and State Highway 50A.

According to Donnie Head, circuit engineering district No. 8 program manager for Oklahoma's county commissioners, the bridge project is set to possibly commence in 2016. It is estimated to cost about $820,000 and will be paid for through two different types of funding.

"It will be paid for through federal STP funds (Surface Transportation Program) and CIRB (County Improvement for Roads and Bridges)," he said.

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