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March 31, 2013

Brief agenda on tap for county meeting

Woodward, Okla. — A relatively brief agenda will greet Woodward County Commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday.

The meeting is set for 10 a.m. in the courthouse.

Commissioners will consider an engagement letter between Thomas E. Lumsden and the Board of Woodward County Commissioners as an expert witness in the case of Nextera Energy Resources- Sooner Wind LLC, District Court of Woodward County that was tabled during the last meeting.

The item was tabled to allow District Attorney Hollis Thorp to enquire as to whether several other counties involved in similar litigation with wind farms would be interested in sharing the cost of bringing in Lumsden, an expert witness in Windfarm Land Appraisal from California.

Commissioners will also consider financing documentation from the Stock Exchange Bank on a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe for the Sheriff's Department.

"That was bid in January, now the Tahoe has been delivered and we have the financing documentation to fill out and sign," said County Clerk Charolett Waggoner.

A request for a transfer of funds within District 1 accounts will also take place. Waggoner explained that District 1 Commissioner Tommy Roedell is making the request to transfer funds from an MNO account to the capital outlay account because he has open bids for a brush chipper for Highway District 1. Commissioners will open sealed bids for brush chippers later in the meeting.

Commissioners will hear a request from Phillip and Dawn Oliver for a special use permit for placement of an RV Park 3 miles west and back south of Highway 15.

“That had gone before MNAP board and they'd denied the rezoning from A1 to C2, but they recommended to the county commissioners that a special use permit could be issued for the placement of an RV park with special stipulations," Waggoner said.

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